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JARC at M1

M1 Concourse 164 South Blvd. W., Pontiac

Local nonprofit JARC, a metro Detroit based nonprofit agency that serves individuals with developmental disabilities, is hosting a fall fundraising event featuring thrill rides around M1’s Champion Motor Speedway, live music performances by the Mega ’80s band and other special music guests, and ‘80’s arcade games. The unique, fun and at times exhilarating event will also offer an open bar, dinner and the largest outdoor event tent in Michigan at M1’s newly renovated two-story event center. A special VIP event will feature an opportunity for VIP ticket holders to drive a Dodge Hellcat on the M1 racetrack with a 30-minute pre-drive safety session and a six-lap drive around the track following a lead car. To purchase tickets for the JARC at M1 event or for more information visit https://www.jarc.org/2021 or call 248.940.2617

$180

Profs & Pints: Festivals of the Beyond

Ant Hall- Planet Ant 2320 Caniff St., Hamtramck

Profs and Pints presents: “Festivals of the Beyond,” a look at the roots of Halloween and other celebrations of the dead, with Hans Hummer, professor of history at Wayne State University and award-winning teacher of courses on world history and Medieval Europe. Did you ever wish that, like the kids portrayed in Ray Bradbury's The Halloween Tree, you could take a spooky journey through space and time to witness autumnal death rituals? Well, you brave soul, here’s your big chance. Profs and Pints, the innovative social enterprise that built a loyal following in several American cities by staging thrilling talks by college professors, debuts in Metro Detroit with a talk that’s sure to rank as one of your favorite treats of the Halloween season. It is teaming up with Hamtramck’s Planet Ant, a nonprofit theatrical venue focused on enriching lives in its community, to offer the first of what it expects to be many scholarly talks offering a smart nightlife alternative to the area’s residents and visitors. We’ll explore how Halloween and its rituals spring from deeper, universal human anxieties about darkness, decay, and death as summer turns to fall and winter. The stops on our trip will include the […]

$12 – $15