Picture yourself in Paris in the 1920s, surrounded by artists like Henri Matisse and writers like F. Scott Fitzgerald, sipping on the drink they made famous, absinthe. With a reputation for enhancing creativity, absinthe was a common elixir for turn-of-the-century creatives. Catch the Green Fairy during Art and Absinthe: An Evening in Gertrude Stein’s Paris. Enjoy an absinthe tasting, learn about the drink’s unique history and hear Michigan Opera Theatre performers present music from their upcoming March performance of Ricky Ian Gordon’s 27, an opera based on the love affair between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. One event has already sold out, so buy your tickets now. Must be age 21 or older. $50. 6-10pm. Thursday, February 22.
The Ghostbar at the Whitney
4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit | 313-961-3500 MichiganOpera.org