The Metro Events Guide: Herbie Hancock, Toni Morrison and more in Detroit this week

Discover unique arts and culture events in metro Detroit happening March 22 – March 29, 2024.

Herbie Hancock onstage

Herbie Hancock

This week, we’ve got trailblazing jazz at the DSO, award-winning film at The Henry Ford, new music discovery at the Magic Stick and more.

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Trailblazing jazz legend Herbie Hancock returns to Detroit for a once-in-a-lifetime performance at Orchestra Hall on Thursday, March 28. The Academy Award and 14-time Grammy Award-winner will thrill audiences with his innovative fusion of electric jazz, funk, and rock that continues to shape the evolution of contemporary music. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $79. Limited seating remains. For tickets and more information, visit

Then, this Saturday, March 23, is the 16th Annual Motor City Blues Festival at the Fox Theatre. The festival celebrates the raw, heartbreaking and cathartic genre of blues, featuring emotive lyrics and guitar-driven accompaniment. This year’s lineup includes Tucka, King George, Pokey Bear, Theodis Ealey, J-Wonn and West Love. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit

Plus, discover your new favorite Detroit musician at the Magic Stick on Friday, March 22. “Tha Trilogy: A stoop lee Show” will feature new music from alt-hip-hop act stoop lee with special guests songwriter Ally Evenson, rapper Curtis Roach and experimental artist Na Bonsai. Tickets are $20 in advance and the show is open to all ages. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, visit


As part of their Women’s History Month programming, The Henry Ford is screening “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” on their Giant Screen on Saturday, March 23. The documentary follows the Nobel and Pulitzer prize-winning author as she reflects on her life, works and the powerful themes she explored over the course of her literary career. The film also features figures such as Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, and Russell Banks. The screening will begin at 6 p.m. and tickets are $10 for general admission or $9 for seniors 62+. For more information, visit

Visual art

“Caprice Art: Inspired by the Cotton of West Texas” features vibrant mixed media works by renowned local artist Margo Dupre. These works will be displayed at the rotating exhibits gallery in Farmington Hills City Hall now through May 3, Mondays through Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit 

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