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KAWS: Alone Again

Wednesdays-Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 4


Remember when that 17-foot creepy Mickey Mouse-esque statue curiously appeared on the grounds of Quicken Loans’ campus downtown last year? The KAWS creation titled “Waiting” ignited a conversation about public art and how it speaks to its surrounding community. Now, more KAWS is coming to Detroit: In partnership with Library Street Collective, MOCAD will display five sculptures, a site-specific wall work, and three paintings by the renowned Brooklyn-based street artist. Alone Again boasts bold colors, abstractions, deconstruction, and commentary on turbulent times. The museum’s spring exhibition opening also welcomes 12 never-before-seen paintings by figurative surrealist Eddie Martinez, as well as Nicolas Lobo’s Wellness Center, which will be on display at Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead. Work will be on display through Aug 4. (313) 832-6622

One Day One Play

Sun., June 16, 3-5 p.m.
Charles H. Wright Museum 315 E. Warren Ave, Detroit Midtown


Celebrate Juneteenth with this Detroit reading of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage's "Crumbs from the Table of Joy." Set in the 1950s, this memory play tells the story of a newly widowed father who navigates losing his wife with religion, escaping the Jim Crow south to Brooklyn with his two teenage daughters, and a new German immigrant wife. The Wright Museum joins theaters, organizations and other institutions around the country for this free Detroit reading of "Crumbs" for Juneteenth, to be directed by Casaundra Freeman and produced by Angela G. King. 313-494-5800

A2CT Auditions: Urine Town The Musical

Sun., June 16, 7-10 p.m. and Mon., June 17, 7-10 p.m.
A2CT Studio Theater 322 W. Ann St., Ann Arbor Greater Ann Arbor Area

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Auditions: Sunday and Monday, June16 & Tuesday17, 7-10pm Callbacks: Tuesday, June18 at 7:00pm. Auditions will be held at A2CT Studio 322 W. Ann St. Ann Arbor MI 48104. First Read-Thru: Thursday June 20 th at 7:00pm. ALL AUDITIONERS NEED TO BE AVAILABLE FOR CALLBACKS AND FIRST READ!All performers should arrive dressed to move and have prepared 24-32 bars of a musical theatre song not from the show (no Wicked or Les Mis, please). You must provide sheet music for the accompanist; no acapella. Auditioners will sign-up for one 1-hour slot (8 people maximum) https://www.a2ct.org/audition (734) 971-2228 (FAX); (734)

In the Garden: Pottery inspired by nature

Sun., June 16, 4-8 p.m., Tue., June 18, 12-6 p.m., Wed., June 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thu., June 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri., June 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., June 22, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., June 23, 4-8 p.m., Tue., June 25, 12-6 p.m., Wed., June 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thu., June 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri., June 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., June 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., June 30, 4-8 p.m.

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We've assembled a garden of earthy delights for our In the Garden show and sale running May 3-June 30. You are cordially invited to our opening reception Friday, May 3, from 5-8 pm. Our celebration continues on Saturday, May 4, 10 am-6 pm. The show runs through June 30. It's the perfect opportunity to get ready for summer or to find a memorable gift for special days like Mother's Day. From bird baths to toad houses, you'll find charming ceramic pieces to enliven your garden this year. Gallery Hours: Tues 12-6 PM Wed-Sat 10 AM-6 PM Sun 4-8 PM 734-662-4914

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

Sun., June 16, 6-7:30 p.m., Sat., June 22, 8-9:30 p.m., Sun., June 23, 6-7:30 p.m., Fri., June 28, 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Sat., June 29, 8-9:30 & 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m. and Sun., June 30, 6-7:30 p.m.
Matrix Theatre Company 2730 Bagley St., Detroit Mexicantown

Buy Tickets$16-$21 - Durrty 30 $1-$10

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Join us as we attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. An evening of UnDescribable original works of all shapes, sizes, and genres to delight the senses and blow your mind. We are UnTheatre Co and this is UnLike anything you've ever seen. 313-444-0652

Eddie Martinez: Fast Eddie

Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 18


(313) 832-6622

Unboxing: Doublespeak

Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 18


(313) 832-6622

Nicolas Lobo: Wellness Center

Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 18


(313) 832-6622

Susanne Allen and Maureen Cassidy Keast

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through June 28
Lawrence Street Gallery 22620 Woodward, Suite A, Ferndale Downtown Ferndale


(248) 544-0394

Ruben & Isabel Toledo: Labor of Love

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through July 7
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


313-833-7900

From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art 1960-1975

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 25
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


313-833-7900

Hybrid: Glass + Metal

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through June 16
Flint Institute of Arts 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint Greater Detroit Area


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Live T-shirt Screen Printing

Ongoing, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Detroit Shipping Company 474 Peterboro St., Detroit Cass Corridor


Check out Armadillo Printwear at the Detroit Shipping Company, 474 Peterboro St. for a live t-shirt screen printing demonstration. Our staff is available to demonstrate and talk about the screen printing process. 313-460-8333

The Big Picture Guided Tour

Tuesdays-Sundays, 1 p.m., Fridays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 3 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


313-833-7900

Drawing in the Galleries

Fridays, 6 p.m., Saturdays, 12 p.m. and Sundays, 12 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


313-833-7900

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