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Masonic Temple (map)
500 Temple St.
Midtown
phone (313) 832-7100; (313) 832-2922 (FAX)

Lil Pump

Sat., Dec. 16, 7 p.m.

Lil Pump could be considered wise beyond his years — mostly because he raps about things he’s not even old enough to do yet. That being said, Lil Pump’s self-titled mixtape came in at No. 2 on the U.S R&B/Hip-Hop charts. We guess rhyming the word “cocaine” with “cocaine” has its perks. Ah, youth. $27-$30

Majestic Theatre (map)
4140 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 833-9700
Lil Pump

My Brightest Diamond

Sat., Dec. 16, 8 p.m.

Rihanna may have commanded us to all shine bright like a diamond but surely she forgot the brightest diamond of all. Shara Nova leads My Brightest Diamond, an untouchable chamber rock and orchestral baroque pop project. It’s been a hot minute since My Brightest Diamond released a record (2014) but Nova’s dropping The Twilight Tone next year and we can’t help but assume that it will be worth the wait. Hailing from all over the damn place, Nova actually called Ypsilanti home for quite some time… so, can we please keep her? $15-$18

El Club (map)
4114 W. Vernor Hwy.
Midtown My Brightest Diamond

Lit

Sat., Dec. 16, 8:30 p.m.

Break bread and bust a gut with a totally fresh celebration of the Festival of Lights with LIT, a Chanukah party. Klezundheit will provide the klezmer, Balkan hometown comedy legend Sandy Danto will bring the laughs, and Reboot will deliver the interactive art installation. Chanukah-themed nosh will be provided. $25

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Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 16
phone 313-365-4948
planetant.com

A holiday classic of sorts, this popular Planet Ant stage show returns with direction by Dave Davies. Showtimes and ticket prices not yet available. not available

Planet Ant Theatre (map)
2357 Caniff
Hamtramck
phone (313) 365-4948; (313) 365-0782 (FAX)
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A Christmas Carol

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 24

If you’re feeling extra Scrooge-y this year, stop it. There’s plenty to be thankful for, be it good health, good company, or maybe just a hella wholesome adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol (that could also count as a charitable deed when your family wants to do something “Christmas-y” together). Bah, humbug is right. Join Scrooge and his ghost squad as they pout through the past, present, and future only to realize that Tiny Tim is sort of totally annoying and that greed is bad, or something. $36

Meadow Brook Theatre (map)
207 Wilson Hall
Greater Rochester Area
phone (248) 377-3300
A Christmas Carol

Think Small '17

Fridays, Sundays, 12-9 p.m. and Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 22

We all know size matters, but for the latest exhibit at Ferndale’s Lawrence Street Gallery, the smaller the better. Think Small ’17 is a thoughtful curation of local artists in various mediums. The catch? All works max out at 12 inches in all directions. Opening reception will be Friday, Dec. 1 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m featuring treats, and drinks, as well as access to the artists and a door prize feature. Lawrence Street Gallery offers an intimate setting to explore these tiny worlds and provides a perfect opportunity to pick up a holiday gift. free

http://lawrencestreetgallery.
Lawrence Street Gallery (map)
22620 Woodward, Suite A
Downtown Ferndale
phone (248) 544-0394
lawrencestreetgallery@yahoo.com
Think Small '17

God of Carnage

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 16
phone 734-433-7673
purplerosetheatre.org

Despite the rather foreboding name, this stage production promises to be hilarious. As the winner of the 2009 Tony Award for best play, we’ll take their word for it. Show times vary. Tickets are $41 for adults, $38 for veterans, senior citizens, and teachers, and $20.50 for students.

Purple Rose Theatre (map)
137 Park St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (734) 433-7673
God of Carnage

Stop Kiss

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 16
phone 313-577-2972
theatreanddance.wayne.edu

Billed as a funny, yet poignant play by Diana Son, Stop Kiss is a relevant narrative that explore the complexity of romantic, personal, and social relationships for LGBT people. Show times vary. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for WSU faculty, alumni, and senior citizens, and $10 for students.

Hilberry Theatre (map)
4743 Cass Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 577-2972
Stop Kiss

Women vs. Internet

Thursdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 17

Being a woman is hard. No, seriously — especially when it comes to the World Wide Weird. Women vs. Internet explores what it means to be female in the digital realm. Written and directed by Paige Vanzo, the Women vs. Internet cast includes Mitchell Haba, Alexis Barrera, Ann Macheson, Jeff Priskorn, and Josh Noori. Inspired by sexism in video game culture — best known by the hashtag #GamerGate — the show uses text from chat rooms and forums and follows one woman in her journey into madness — with healthy doses of hilarity and absurdity. $15

Homemade Ice Cream: Jason Yates + Friends

Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 16

Detroit-born, Los Angeles-based artist Jason Yates will return to his hometown with his largest scale project to date. The exhibit will feature fully outfitted domestic spaces constructed inside the gallery, many of which were inspired by his childhood. Works by locals such as Martha Mysko, Jonathan Baker, Alexander Buzzalini, John Charnota, Leslie Rogers, and Victoria Shaheen will also be featured. The opening reception is Sept. 22 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Wasserman Projects (map)
3434 Russell Street
Downtown Detroit
phone 248-220-4628
Homemade Ice Cream: Jason Yates + Friends

American Landscape

Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through April 8, 2018

You don’t often hear about the LGBTQ+ civil rights fight in the context of Arab peoples, so it’s especially interesting to see the museum offer this show. At the center of it all is artist Nabil Mousa, an artist born in Syria but raised in a conservative Christian household in the United States. His willingness to use art as a way to comment on the religious and political has met with some controversy, such as a work of his that was banned from a public building at Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize two years ago. But the new show of his art is filled with the color orange, which Mousa uses to symbolize fear. ("Orange alert," anyone?) Runs through April 8, 2018.

Arab American National Museum (map)
13624 Michigan Ave.
East Downtown Dearborn
phone (313) 582-2266; (313) 582-1086 (FAX)
American Landscape

Making Home: Contemporary Works

Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Continues through June 6, 2018

The DIA debuts its latest exhibition, Making Home: Contemporary Works, just in time for the holidays. The collection explores interpretations of domestic space, permanency, and proposes questions of what it means to what it means to feel at “home.” Nearly 50 works in a variety of mediums ranging from prints, drawings, photographs, and contemporary art make up Making Home. Celebrated Detroit-based artists Bill Rauhauser and Charles McGee explore urbanization while photographer Carrie Mae Williams dives into gender and domesticity with The Kitchen Table Series. free

https://www.dia.org/
Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 833-7900
Making Home: Contemporary Works

Basquiat before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 11, 2018

This traveling exhibit curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver will feature the entire cache of works made by Jean-Michel Basquiat during the year he lived with his friend Alexis Adler in a small apartment in the East Village.

Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
Basquiat before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980

Keith Haring: The End of the Line

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 11, 2018

Thirty years after he created a landmark temporary mural at Cranbrook, documentation of Keith Haring’s pivotal project will be presented alongside two bodies of work anticipated by the mural and made in collaboration with acclaimed beat poet William S. Burroughs — Apocalypse (1988) and The Valley (1989).

Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
Keith Haring: The End of the Line
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