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In the midst of a busy fall arts season, it is hard to keep track of the plethora of performances, exhibits, lectures and events planned by all of our CultureSource members. Mark your calendars now for some of the events that shouldn't be missed, and make sure that you have signed up to receive The Source each week in your inbox, where you will receive updates on additional programs, and a more comprehensive dive into our region's cultural scene.

October 7, Type-Oh-Rama-Three! at Signal-Return 
Detroit’s home for custom letterpress art marks its fifth anniversary with a fundraiser and the announcement of its second city-wide poster contest. 

October 7-9, Rhapsody in Blue at Orchestra Hall
As the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-17’s theme is Gershwin and His Children, it is only fitting that they begin their season with a three-concert series performing his groundbreaking Rhapsody in Blue, while investigating the relationship between classical and popular musical styles. 

20259881 wrightgala1 f088c207412b5a6db2d256502697cc79October 8, The 2016 Wright Gala at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
This year’s theme, Music on My Mind, encourages attendees to look forward to the museum’s next 50 years.

October 9, Creature Feature at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
More than 70 different animal species visit the museum in what has become their biggest animal event of the year! 

October 9, Free Radicals: A Hippie Modernism Symposium at the Cranbrook Art Museum
During the last day of the Hippie Modernism exhibit, this afternoon panel discussion will explore the ideas posed by the ‘60s counterculture.  

ferrisbueller carpic fbf6eec6b534518a89cba352fbbe24ffOctober 10, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Breakfast Club at Michigan Theater 
What better way than to catch these beloved flicks than on the big screen as part of the Kids in America: 80’s Teen Classics film series. 

October 11-13, Mama Mia! at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
Here we go again! This beloved musical set to classic ABBA music takes the stage for three nights in Macomb.

October 13-15, Mark Morris Dance Group & The Silk Road Ensemble: Layla and Majnun presented by UMS
Co-presented with Michigan Opera Theatre, this ensemble production combines lyrical choreography with Persian poetry in its retelling of this ancient love story. 

October 14, 2016 Gilmore Young Artist Daniel Hsu in Concert at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial
The Arts in the Alger series presents its opening concert of the season with pianist Daniel Hsu.

October 14, Legendary Fire Horses of Detroit Art Auction: DAM Gala 2
Detroit Artists Market artists have created original pieces for this year’s gala.

October 22, Illuminate: A Night at the Museum at Michigan Science Center
This year’s annual science soiree is a family-friendly evening exploring the science of light. 

Through October 30th Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at Meadow Brook Theatre  
Five actors portray more than 40 characters in this Michigan premiere and murderously funny adventure mystery!

For a full list of October events, click here