Signature Events

Third Thursdays @ The Wright - March

Thursday, March 21, 2024, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Every month, you can enjoy an evening of art, live music, cocktails, and light refreshments at The Wright’s Third Thursdays mixer! 

Third Thursdays at The Wright include access to our latest special exhibitions. These events are free and open to the public. 


About March Program/Hosts/Performers

Ego Tripping: The Phenomenal BLACK Woman Show ~ An evening of uplifting neo-soul music from Detroit jewel Angela Davis along with a cast of beautiful sisters who will perform work that honors the theme Ego-Tripping after the lauded poem by poet and living legend Nikki Giovanni and Phenomenal Woman after the legendary poem of the same name by Maya Angelou.

La Shaun phoenix Moore


La Shaun phoenix Moore

La Shaun phoenix Moore is a Detroit-based vocalist, spoken word artist, activist, culture creator and wife. Moore’s interdisciplinary work is infused with her love for the city of Detroit, hip-hop, God, social justice and her black momma.   As a spoken-word poet and poetry host, Moore has had the wonderful opportunity to share stages with many national and local acts including The Last Poets, Saul Williams, Jamaal May, Franny Choi, Nandi Comer, Tommye Blount, Airea D. Matthew, Wes Matthews, Jassmine Parks, Ajanae Dawkins, Brittany Rogers and Natasha T. Miller.  She was the five-year host of the ByteThis Poetry Series.  Moore is the coach for the InsideOut Detroit Youth Poetry Performance Troupe and Youth Advisory Board.  Additionally, Moore curates spoken word and music events with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Michigan State University, and the grassroots organization End Prejudice.

Performing Artists

Angela Davis PhotoAngela Davis is one of Detroit's most accomplished singers. She has shared stages with acts including The Temptations, Damien Escobar, Johnny Gill, Regina Bell, Angie Stone, Kirk Whalum, and many, many more! She has also been the featured singer at such prestigious events as The Detroit Music Awards, The Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame, The Special Olympics, The New Year's Eve D-Drop, The Ford Fireworks, and America's Thanksgiving Parade and has had the distinct honor of performing the National Anthem for all four major Detroit sports teams.

Alana Gracey PhotoAlana Gracey’s career in social advocacy has been in service to women (mostly of color) who exist in vulnerable states of survival, namely intimate partner violence, teen homelessness, and sex trafficking. As a poet and writer, Alana has a deep appreciation for the importance of writers of all ages having the opportunity to have their voices and stories heard--especially within marginalized communities. She is also a Youth Performance Troupe coach and a Teaching Artist with InsideOut Literary Arts City-Wide Poets, a poetry after school program for teens.

Denise R. Ervin PhotoDenise R. Ervin is a creative writer hewn from the streets, classrooms, and boardrooms of Detroit, all of which taught her to contribute to the narrative of those who live, love, and look like her. She has spent two decades as a teaching artist, performing poetry around the country, and leading workshops for the likes of Midnight & Indigo and Room Project.

Jazmine Jamai PhotoJazmine Jamai is a performance poet and community advocate born and bred in Detroit. While most of her work is done behind the curtain, she has spent the better part of the last decade gracing stages across the city to compete in poetry slams and minister through the art of storytelling. Her writing features excerpts from candid experiences with friends and acquaintances but most often her close knit, Black family which widely consists of strong, Black female leads.

Natasha T Miller PhotoNatasha T Miller is a Detroit native, Author, performance poet, LGBTQ activist, film producer, and founder of the “Artists Inn Detroit”. Natasha has been a member of four national slam teams, starred in a national Sprite commercial, a Shinola CNN ad, and she is a Women of the World Poetry Slam 3-time- top five finalist. 

She has awed audiences across the world at more than a hundred universities and venues, performing in stadiums for as many as thirty thousand people. She has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, Entrepreneur mag, and many more. Natasha currently (digitally) tours the world using her words to enlighten, create equality, and most importantly spread truth, and forgiveness in the tradition of so many great leaders before her.

Upcoming Third Thursdays:

  • April 18, 2024: A Tribute to Marcus Belgrave 
  • May 16, 2024: The Music of Black Liberation