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Monster Drawing Rally

Fri., Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m.

MOCAD’s 6th annual Monster Drawing Rally is both a public event and fundraiser featuring 100 artists — but there’s a catch. All eyes are on the artists who will be given two one-hour shifts to draw in front of a live audience. MOCAD’s annual event exposes an otherwise private process behind the madness. From watercolors, ink, acrylic, and collage, artists will have their pick of materials and mediums to turn an idea into a piece of art. Each piece of art will be made immediately available for purchase for $40. Jamall Bufford of the Black Opera will MC the event and music will be provided by Lady Monix. $10, $40 for art

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) (map)
4454 Woodward Ave.
phone (313) 832-6622
Monster Drawing Rally


Fri., Dec. 14, 7 p.m.

It was this time last year that we got hip to Detroit-based singer-songwriter Alexandria Maniak, who makes music under the name Shortly. At the time, Shortly had just one song out, which landed her on Metro Times’ 2018 Bands to Watch list — and since then, she has not disappointed. The Triple Crown Records artist released her debut EP, Richmond, has shared stages with the Decemberists, Phoebe Bridgers, Mitski, and was a featured artist at this year’s Mo Pop Festival alongside the likes of Bon Iver and St. Vincent. In her last homecoming show of the year, Shortly gears up for what is bound to be her brightest year yet. Dogleg, Formerly Bodies, Ness Lake, and Vagabonds are also on the bill. $12

The Loving Touch (map)
22634 Woodward Ave.
Downtown Ferndale
phone 248-546-3644

Richard Thompson

Fri., Dec. 14, 8 p.m.

Hailed as the “finest rock songwriter after Bob Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Jimi Hendrix” by the Los Angeles Times, Richard Thompson is rock ’n’ roll’s longstanding secret weapon. Thompson started out as a member of 1970s British folk-rock outfit Fairport Convention and has since gone on to build a career spanning 51 years, and 22 studio records which have garnered the 69-year-old an Ivor Novello award for his acoustic achievements and a BBC Radio lifetime achievement award. His latest record, 2018’s 13 Rivers, finds the troubadour energized and singing about everything from the end of days to baking cupcakes. $35-$40

Majestic Theatre (map)
4140 Woodward Ave.
phone (313) 833-9700
Richard Thompson

Disney's Aladdin

Tuesdays-Sundays, 1, 2, 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. Continues through Jan. 13, 2019

It’s “A Whole New World” for beloved monkey-owning, “street urchin” Aladdin — and that world is the Broadway stage. It’s been 26 years since Disney took us on an unforgettable animated magic carpet ride through Agrabah with mega-babe Princess Jasmine, poverty-stricken hottie Aladdin, and Robin Williams’ famously voiced blue dude, Genie. This time around, Aladdin reaches new heights (literally — there’s a friggin’ flying carpet) with a stunning stage spectacle brought to life by producers of The Lion King, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw. $75

Fisher Theatre (map)
3011 W. Grand Blvd.
New Center
phone 313-872-1000
Disney's Aladdin

Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

Through Jan. 13, 2019

Illustrator Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms paintings are among the iconic illustrator's most well-known and impactful works, helping rally the nation during World War II (and getting endlessly parodied in the years since). And now, they're on view at the Henry Ford museum. $17.25+

The Henry Ford (map)
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Greater Dearborn Area
phone (313) 982-6001; (313) (FAX)
Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

Deliberate Misunderstandings: Embroidered Found Photographs

Through Jan. 11, 2019, 5-7 p.m.

Jane Waggoner Deschner grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, moving to Montana in 1977. She earned degrees in geography at the University of Kansas and, later, in art at Montana State University–Billings (BA) and Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA). She was invited to create a portrait of a progressive female candidate for the exhibition “In Her Hands,” at Robert Mann Gallery in Chelsea, NYC in the summer of 2018. She has been awarded residencies and fellowships across the US and in Canada. In conjunction with being an artist, she works as an exhibition installer, graphic designer, photographer, instructor, curator and picture framer. On view until Jan. 11.

Alfred Berkowitz Gallery (map)
U of M-Dearborn
Greater Dearborn Area
phone (313) 593-5058
Deliberate Misunderstandings: Embroidered Found Photographs


Fri., Dec. 14, 6-10 p.m.
phone 313-818-0078

@ Iconic, 3401 cass ave, detroit mi, 48201
We are proud to present to you: iconic's PRE-HOLIDAY ART ATTACK! Join us December 14th between 6PM and 10PM for iconic's first in-house art exhibit. Art makes wonderful gifts! Originals, prints and handmade, one-of-a-kind jewelry will be available for purchase. Featuring works by: ~ Matt Hessler ~ Fel3000ft ~ Rich Hartwick ~ Steve Sype ~ Andrea Burg ~ CJ Ligocki ~ Robert Casper free admission | light refreshments provided free

A Wilhelm Scream

Fri., Dec. 14, 6 p.m.


The Pike Room (map)
1 S. Saginaw St.
Downtown Pontiac
phone 248-858-9333
Saint Andrew's Hall (map)
431 E. Congress St.
Downtown Detroit
phone 313-961-6358
Token Lounge (map)
28949 Joy Rd.
Greater Detroit Area
phone 734-513-5030
Ant Hall (map)
2320 Caniff St.
Detroit Film Theatre (map)
Detroit Institute of Arts
phone 313-833-2323

Movies at The Capitol: Elf

Fri., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.


The Capitol Theatre (map)
140 E 2nd St, Flint, MI 48502
phone 810-237-7333

FREE CONCERT: A Holiday Celebration

Fri., Dec. 14, 7:30-9 p.m.
phone 734-252-9221

A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION Friday, December 14, 2018 - 7:30 PM Join the 80-piece Washtenaw Community Concert Band for a FREE concert as we celebrate the holidays with selections both new and old from this joyous time of year. Dr. Christopher Heidenreich, Conductor and Music Director. Free parking. Refreshments will be served. Towsley Auditorium at Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 FREE
Towsley Auditorium (map)
Morris Lawrence Bldg, Washtenaw Community College
Greater Ann Arbor Area
phone () ; () (FAX)
FREE CONCERT: A Holiday Celebration

Black Note Graffiti

Fri., Dec. 14, 8 p.m.


Blind Pig (map)
208 S. First St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone 734-996-8555
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