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Detroit Moxie's Weekend Roundup

Last night, I spoke on a panel in front of almost 80 people. And I didn’t self-combust.

Miracles do happen!

You should know that my background is in theater but it’s in technical theater. I’m deathly afraid of being onstage. However, I was made, against my will, to take acting classes. To perform.

I was also IN a play. Oddly or ironically (Alanis Morrisette confuses me as to which one), I was the British schoolmarm. My parents didn’t even recognize me. (Success!) I was in college at the time, by the way.

What’s the moral of the story? (Was that a story? Yes, a very short one.)

Climb mountains. Conquer your fears. Slowly, but surely, it can be done.

I’m climbing a huge mountain in this contest I entered. I think I’ll be amazing in the job. But, I still need your help.

The difficult thing is that I need more than you. YOU are fabulous but I need your people. And I need them now! So, yes, I want and need you to vote. But more importantly, I need your people to vote.

Can we do that? Will you help? Twitter is fabulous, FaceBook works too, but you just may need to email your people. Or sit on them. Force them. Do it! It’ll be fun.

Vote for Becks! *puppy dog eyes* Please!

Weekend Roundup

1. Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment  - Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Harlem's Apollo Theater, this Smithsonian exhibit stops off at the Charles H. Wright Museum. Featuring photographs, interviews, artifacts, and film recordings. Through January 2nd.

2. Youmacon Anime Convention - All-night gaming, live action Mario party battle, and a chance to become a Japanese chess piece? Yes, please! October 28-31.

3. Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo - A family-friendly Halloween event that promises to be merry instead of scary. Entertainment, games, Haunted Reptile House, and extreme pumpkin carving demonstrations. October 29-31.

4. Dfest gets Haunted (Facebook Link) - 20 Detroit DJ's plus singers, dancers, and video and visual artists to delight you. And because it's Halloween, a haunted house! October 31st.

5. Haunted in the House - This benefit for the Detroit Opera House is a costume party featuring two floors of music, dancing, drinks and the Detroit Circus. October 30th.

6. Museum Mystery Tour at the DIA - Hear tales and secrets about the artists whose work haunts the museum. Spooky yet family-friendly. October 29th.

Do you know of a great event going on in Metro Detroit this weekend? Add it to the comments and share it with us!

P.S. Scroll back up to the picture of the cute doggy. Imagine those are my eyes. Vote! Yes, I'm shameless.

Photo Credit: Beverly & Pack on Flickr.

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Reader Comments (8)

Voted for ya!

Gonna try to get out to the Zoo Boo with the fam - the kids have loved it every year so far.

October 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris Moritz

This reminds me we haven't been to the Charles Wright in a while (and I know I renewed our membership within the past year)--the Apollo exhibit sounds interesting!

October 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDominique


October 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGOODS

Thank you!

I've got to head out there soon too!

October 29, 2010 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

I have never seen a dog like that, is it yours?

off topic I would like to add that the black background is most disconcerting
is it time to redo your site? Keep it in mind when you do
It's making my MacBook Air's display hurt

Love the info and content, Keep on Bloggin'

October 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZuDfunck

No, he's not my puppy but if you click the photo you can read more about him.

I understand about the black background. A redesign has been in the works for awhile. Stay tuned.

Thanks for your kind words!

October 31, 2010 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

Can you shut off my email on this post
I get every spam post in email
2 or 3 times a day
most annoying

May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZuDfunck

Sorry, I can't shut off the email if you checked the box. I can delete your original comment though, that might work. I do apologize for the spam and I hope you realize I do everything I can to contain and delete it.

May 31, 2011 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis
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