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American Landscape

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

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

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

GeometriX Opening Reception

Mondays-Sundays, 6-9 p.m. Continues through Feb. 24

Galerie Camille’s latest exhibit GeometriX finds new space between emotive content and meticulous compositions in the work of local artists James Benjamin Franklin, Clark Goeman, and Franklin Jonas. From ceramic works, steel, lacquers, and resins to figurative forms based on mathematical calculations, GeometriX explores geometric concepts in an artistic context. Each of the featured artists challenges the perception of shape, color, and experience through each of their own mediums. free

http://galeriecamille.com
Galerie Camille (map)
4130 Cass Ave
Midtown
phone 313-974-6737
GeometriX Opening Reception

Let the Right One In

Mondays, Fridays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Continues through Jan. 29

There was a moment there where everything was vampires all the time. But Twilight can suck it — bring on the Swedish cult phenomenon Let the Right One In. The 2004 novel of the same name spurred several film adaptations, a TV pilot, and now a stage production. The coming-of-age love story follows teenage outcast Oskar and new girl and shut-in (and “old soul”) Eli as they forge a friendship based on their shared loneliness. Adapted for the stage by Jack Thorn, LTROI makes its Midwestern debut with help from director Brandy Joe Plambeck.  $20

http://theringwald.com
Ringwald Theatre (map)
22742 Woodward Ave.
Downtown Ferndale
phone (248) 545-5545
Let the Right One In

The Art of Containment — Vessels from the Sidney Swidler Collection

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through March 31

Sidney Swidler’s work as a modern architect helped train his eye to pick up the essential elements of form, texture, glaze selection, craftsmanship, and artistic intent, which he used to collect nearly 1,000 piece of contemporary ceramic art. In 2010, he donated around 800 of those pieces to California’s Crocker Art Museum. Seven years later, he gave 100 pieces to the FIA, a gift that resulted in this exhibit. Hours of the museum are: Monday-Friday: 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Flint Institute of Arts (map)
1120 E. Kearsley St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone () -; () (FAX)
The Art of Containment — Vessels from the Sidney Swidler Collection

The Bodyguard

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. and Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Jan. 28

If you’re not still shook from 1992’s romantic thriller The Bodyguard, then you might want to check your pulse. The film, which stars the late Whitney Houston, birthed one of the most powerful soundtracks of all time. Thanks to a masterful adaptation by Academy Award winner (Birdman) Alexander Dinelaris, The Bodyguard has been reborn for Broadway. Grammy Award-nominee and R&B star Deborah Cox will take on the role of Houston’s Rachel Marron. Though the cast has changed you can count on hearing irresistible classics including one of the best-selling songs of all time, “I Will Always Love You.” $39+

http://broadwayindetroit.com
Fisher Theatre (map)
3011 W. Grand Blvd.
New Center
phone (313) 872-1000
The Bodyguard

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

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

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

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

Maya Stovall: Liquor Store Theatre Performance Films

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 11
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Considered an innovator in the disciplines of dance, theory, anthropology, ethnography, and contemporary art, Detroit-based Maya Stovall fuses all that work into an engaging film series of site-specific dance interventions that began in 2014. Cranbrook will feature the series and premiere a new film created in summer 2017 for the exhibition.

Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
Maya Stovall: Liquor Store Theatre Performance Films

Ryan McGinness: Studio Views and Collection Views

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 18

A corresponding exhibit to the McGinness and Tony Hawk’s Wayfinding skatepark in downtown Detroit, this installation will be based on his studio practice and will include a presentation of drawings and iconography created from artworks in the museum’s collection.

Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
Ryan McGinness: Studio Views and Collection Views

Monet: Framing Life

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 4

This exhibit centered around the DIA’s only painting by Claude Monet will feature 10 other visiting works by Monet and his fellow impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Tickets to this exhibit will be available on Oct. 2. Hours of the museum are: Tue-Thu: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Fri: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.Sat-Sun: 10 a.m - 5 p.m.; Mon: Closed

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 833-7900
Monet: Framing Life

Fetty Wap

Wed., Jan. 24, 7 p.m.

We have rapper Fetty Wap to blame for the widespread overuse of the term “Trap Queen,” but we won’t hold it against him. Though he hasn’t released a proper follow-up since his 2015 debut album, when his smash hit “Trap Queen” dominated the charts, Fetty Wap is set to drop some fire in 2018. (He reportedly plans to record his upcoming second studio album, King Zoo, while on the road.) If there’s anyone who can get you hyped up on a Wednesday night, it’s Fetty. $35

St. Andrew's Hall (map)
431 E. Congress
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 961-6358
Fetty Wap

Walk The Moon

Wed., Jan. 24, 7 p.m.

For Cincinnati pop rockers Walk the Moon, it wasn’t a fast track to stardom. Formed in 2006, it was with the release of their third record, 2014’s Talking Is Hard, that they rocketed to the top of the charts. The infectiously bouncy pop hit “Shut Up + Dance” garnered a handful of American Music Award nominations and some Billboard Award victories. The last time Detroit got a dose of Walk the Moon was in 2015 when they opened for none other than the Rolling Stones at Comerica Park.
Doors open at 7 p.m.; 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com; Tickets start at $30 $30-$100

http://www.thefillmoredetroit.com/EventDetail?tmeventid=08005335CD693A0F&offerid=0
The Fillmore (map)
2115 Woodward Ave.
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 961-5451; (313) (FAX)
Walk The Moon

Mary Lambert

Thu., Feb. 8, 8 p.m.

Mary Lambert wsg Mal Blum. $18-$20

The Blind Pig (map)
208 S. First St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 996-8555; (734) 623-7110 (FAX)

Hamtramck Music Fest 2018

Thu., March 1, Fri., March 2, Sat., March 3 and Sun., March 4

Now in its fifth year, Hamtramck Music Fest returns in 2018 to fill Hamtramck with four nights of local music from Thursday, Mar. 1 through Sunday, Mar. 4. For one weekend bands from all over Metro Detroit and Michigan will take over the town and perform in Hamtramck’s dive bars, music venues and PLAV halls.
$10

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