Yes, it's that time of year again: one party after another from now until the end of the year. But we over-excitedly get ahead of ourselves. Let's begin with the week ahead and, of course, Thanksgiving weekend, including a few choice events to keep you engaged in good times until we get back behind the digital desk in time for publishing our next issue Nov. 30.
Why not start at the bottom? The bottom of Woodward Avenue, that is, this Friday, Nov. 19, when Motor City Wine Bar (2nd floor, 608 Woodward Ave., Detroit) hosts a wine tasting party the same night as the tree lighting ceremony at Campus Martius.
It officially goes 6:30 - 9 p.m. but the fun is sure to go own longer. It's $20 and worth every ducat. Advance tickets are available here.
On Wednesday, Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving Eve, we reckon they call it) begin the line up on the sidewalk outside Elysium Lounge, (625 Shelby St., Detroit) as Paxahau presents the return of the Windsor-Berlin's Richie Hawtin (pictured), one of the greatest dance commanders of all time behind the decks, in case you haven't heard. Also appearing Gaiser (live), Chuck Flask and Matthew Hawtin (playing in the basement all night). This event is 18 and up and tickets are available here
. By the way, our friends at Paxahau have beefed up the club's sound with a custom-built sound system from Thunder Audio. The queue begins at 9 p.m. (or earlier, for those of you who want a better spot to dance near the stage monitors).
On Friday, Friday, Nov. 26, we insist you go see the legendary Gories, a Detroit garage rock trio responsible for getting the whole ball rolling in the 1980s (the "ball" included the Detroit Cobras, White Stripes and Dirtbombs) returns to the Majestic Theatre for
one night of Black Friday mayhem. The group reformed in 2009. The night also features rock-soul-blues vet Eddie Kirkland. More info here.
It starts at 8 p.m. The Majestic is at 4140 Woodward Ave., in Detroit's Midtown,
Later the same night, Buzz Goree Mixworks Presents "Jive Turkey 7" at the Works, 1846 Michigan Ave, Detroit's Corktown.
Three rooms of house and techno features Dan Bell, Chuck Flask, Jenny La Femme, Rust, Secrets, Keith Kemp, Rob Rage, Kero and Goree, best known for his work with Underground Resistance.
This event is for 18 and over. Pre-sale tickets are available here
. The party starts at 10 p.m. and should rage on pretty late.
For more still more choices, check out this week's FilterD hits.