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Maureen Feighan
The Detroit News

Palmer Woods’

‘Music in Homes’ season finale on Saturday

Palmer Woods’ Music in Homes concert series wraps up its eighth season with an outdoor concert tonight and grand finale Saturday in the garden of two professional landscapers who own a 1929 Italian Renaissance Tudor. The Luther “Badman” Keith Blues Band will perform at 8 p.m. tonight, while the Ralph Armstrong Jazz Quintet featuring guitarist A. Spencer Barefield, pianist Gary Schunk, saxophonist Chris Collins, and drummer Gayelynn McKinney performs at 8 p.m. Saturday. The Music in Homes series, now in its eighth season, is a great opportunity to listen to music in one of Detroit’s historic neighborhoods, surrounding by beautiful homes in a range of architectural styles. Tickets are $40 for tonight’s concert and $45 for Saturday, which includes dinner. Group discounts are available. Go to palmerwoods.org or call (313) 891-2514.

Scott Shuptrine opens gallery in Grosse Pointe

Scott Shuptrine Interiors is returning to Metro Detroit’s east side. Today, Scott Shuptrine will open a standalone gallery at 17145 Kercheval in Grosse Pointe, years after closing its Grosse Pointe Farms location. The 7,700-square-foot store will feature a range of high-end brands, children’s furnishings, the Sleep to Live experience, and a professional design team. “The Grosse Pointes have some of the most beautiful historic homes and architecture in Michigan,” says Jeanette McNamara, director of Scott Shuptrine Interiors, in a news release. “Our team of expert interior designers can’t wait to work with the community, adding value to their amazing spaces.” The new store, which will also offer free monthly design classes, is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Seven houses on Sunday’s Ypsilanti historic home tour

A 1837 home considered to the be the oldest home still on its original foundation in Washtenaw County will open its doors to the public as one of seven houses on the 38th annual Ypsilanti Heritage Foundation Historic Home Tour on Sunday. The Towner House was built by Marcus Lane in a Greek Revival style. It became known as the Towner house after it was bought by the Towner family, who owned it for roughly 100 years. The Ypsilanti Heritage Foundation actually was formed to save the Towner House from demolition. Tickets for the tour, which runs from 12-5 p.m., are $10 in advance and $12 on Sunday. For more information or where to purchase tickets, go to yhf.org.

Garden tours abound this weekend

It’s a busy weekend for garden tours: Grosse Pointe, Livonia and Wayne will all hold tours this weekend. Wayne’s Garden Tour, sponsored by the Wayne Garden Club, will include two places recently featured in Homestyle: Brenda’s Butterfly Habitat at Barson’s Greenhouse in Westland and John Blair’s garden. Blair was the winner of this year’s Butterfly Garden Photo Contest; his garden is one of seven gardens on the tour, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 day of the walk at the First Congregational Church, 2 Town Square in Wayne, MI 48184. Refreshments will be provided. Call (734) 722-9666 for more information. For information about Grosse Pointe’s tour, call (313) 881-7511 ext. 206. For Livonia’s tour, call (248) 477-7375.