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Downriver Poets Unit

Thursdays, 7-9 p.m.
phone 313-410-3903

Meets every Thursday from April to August, beginning April 12th from 7:30 to 10:30 pm at Penelope’s Venue in Southgate on Dix. All ages are welcome to attend. The theme for the end of summer publication is “Recovery.”
Penelope's Venue (map)
12219 Dix Toledo
Downriver Downriver Poets Unit

Sonic Blizzard 2K19

Fri., Jan. 25, 8 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 26, 8 p.m.

Leave it to Tangent Gallery to keep it weird. The gallery has partnered with Detroit art collective Mesmerism Ink for a two-night mini-fest celebrating Detroit’s rock, experimental, and electronic scenes. The loaded lineup includes sounds by Zilched, Space Junkie, and Saint Hewitt, as well as DJs Phil Minnick, Jessica Peacock, and Ryan McCray. Artist vendors will be on site, Pink Plate Treats will serve food, and, to keep things extra trippy, everything will be drenched in cosmic lighting courtesy of the Bedroom Light Show and zjump. $5-$20


Jan. 25-Feb. 16

What if? At the heart of every choice we’ve ever made lies this question. What if we had chosen differently? How would our lives be changed? If/Then follows Elizabeth, a newly divorced urban planner who moves back to New York for a fresh start. Sitting at a park with friends one day, she finds herself facing a simple choice when her life suddenly splits in two and each possibility plays out, leading her down two very different paths. Nominated for several Broadway awards, If/Then is a fresh and witty musical that will charm and surprise.

Stagecrafters (map)
415 S. Lafayette
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone (248) 541-6430

Pastel Painting Workshop

Sat., Jan. 26, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
phone 248-812-9022

Mary Jane Erard, pastel artist and teacher, will conduct a 3 hour workshop in which you will learn how to use these soft chalks to create a still life painting. Sanded pastel paper ($2) will be available at the class. All other supplies will be furnished. Saturday, January 26, 1:30-4:30pm.  Five student minimum to run this class. $36 per person. $36
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The How and the Why

Fri., Feb. 1, 8 p.m., Sat., Feb. 2, 8 p.m., Sun., Feb. 3, 2 p.m., Thu., Feb. 7, 8 p.m., Fri., Feb. 8, 8 p.m., Sat., Feb. 9, 8 p.m., Sun., Feb. 10, 2 p.m., Thu., Feb. 14, 8 p.m., Fri., Feb. 15, 8 p.m., Sat., Feb. 16, 8 p.m., Sun., Feb. 17, 2 p.m., Thu., Feb. 21, 8 p.m., Fri., Feb. 22, 8 p.m., Sat., Feb. 23, 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 24, 2 p.m.

Two brilliant female evolutionary biologists share a bold, contrarian approach to their male-dominated field, but the younger scholar challenges the older woman’s work with a radical new theory—one that could change society’s basic understanding of female sexuality. This keenly perceptive play explores the difficult choices of modern American women and generational divides in feminism. Directed by David Wolber, The How and the Why features Sayre Fox and Diane Hill. $22 (Pay-what-you-can tickets available for every performance)

Theatre Nova (map)
416 W. Huron
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone 734-635-8450
The How and the  Why

Juliana Huxtable Live in Performance

Wed., Feb. 6, 4:30 p.m.
phone 313-618-0722

The University of Michigan School of Social Work is pleased to present Juliana Huxtable live in performance at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre Huxtable is a NYC-based artist, DJ and poet whose work probes the perception and presentation of identity, history and online communities. Huxtable will present a new iteration of her performance work highlighting her compelling use of language, and collaborations in music, projection, and lighting design. Featuring instrumental performances by her frequent collaborators, the pianist, percussionist, and composer Joe Heffernan, Detroit-based harpist Ahya Simone with lighting design by Michael Potvin. Free
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Lydia Mendelssohn Theater (map)
911 N. University
Greater Ann Arbor Area
phone (734) 763-1085

RAW Detroit present REFLECT feat. Science for Sociopaths

Wed., Feb. 13, 7-10 p.m.
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Hey Detroiters, Science for Sociopaths is coming back to Michigan for a one-night only show! About: Science for Sociopaths is performing with an international artist collective called RAW. Science for Sociopaths and a couple other musicians will be playing original music while multimedia artists hailing from all over the world display their visual and performance art! Think art fair on steroids. Check out some of Science for Sociopaths' original music and covers on Youtube: The more people who sign up to attend this showcase through Science for Sociopath's RAW artist profile, the more RAW city collectives the band will $22.50
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Saint Andrew's Hall (map)
431 E. Congress St.
Downtown Detroit
phone 313-961-6358

Erotic Poetry & Music Festival

Sat., Feb. 23, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
phone 313313-873-2955
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An eclectic celebration of the erotic arts all in one evening! features poetry, music, art, burlesque and more! $20
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Shen Yun Performing Arts

March 1-10, 7:30-9:45 p.m., March 2-10, 2-4:15 & 7-9:15 p.m., March 3-10, 1-3:15 p.m., March 6-10, 7:30-9:45 p.m., March 7-10, 2-4:15 p.m., March 8-10, 7:30-9:45 p.m., March 9-10, 2-4:15 & 7-9:15 p.m. and March 10, 1-3:15 p.m.
phone 844-647-4697

Consisting of about 20 pieces, a Shen Yun performance takes you to a magic journey through 5,000 years. Breathtaking animated backdrops, exquisite hand-made costumes, high flying leaps, thunderous drums, and mesmerizing live orchestra music will transport you to another world. "Absolutely the No. 1 show in the world!" -- Kenn Wells, legendary lead dancer of the English National Ballet “A must-see!” – Broadway World 80 to 160
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Detroit Opera House (map)
1526 Broadway St.
Downtown Detroit
phone 313-961-3500
Shen Yun Performing Arts

HAIR WARS - "The Return of The Musical"

Sun., April 28, 5-10 p.m.
phone 313.534.8318

Several top hair entertainers from metro Detroit and around the nation will be re-creating themes an scenes from popular musicals and movies in a stage production that features over 200 models in an array of hair creations from everyday looks to the extreme fantasy. $20 Advance - General Admission
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