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B Boys

Sun., Feb. 18, 6 p.m.

Brooklyn-based rockers B Boys have a penchant for messy momentum that guarantees to wrinkle the most stubborn pair of Chinos. Andrew Kerr, Brendon Avalos, and Britton Walker say they conceived 2017’s Dada in a dream. The result? A playfully existential punk-ish take on the collective conscious wrapped in Joy Division-esque droning guitar tones. B Boys will be joined by Detroit’s own confessionary foursome, Bonny Doon, for what is sure to be a blissfully textured evening. free

El Club (map)
4114 W. Vernor Hwy.
Southwest B Boys

Crazy Town

Sun., Feb. 18, 6 p.m.

$15

Token Lounge (map)
28949 Joy Rd.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (734) 513-5030; (734) 513-8689 (FAX)
Crazy Town

Gin Blossoms

Sun., Feb. 18, 7 p.m.

“Hey, Jealousy” — take a backseat. The band responsible for a slew of ’90s hits has reunited and they’re headed our way. Gin Blossoms may not be a household name in 2018, but they are on a first-name basis with car radios everywhere. They’ve undergone some line-up changes, some interpersonal drama, but “Found Out About You” has survived it all and remains a go-to infidelity anthem. Sing along, or cry along — either way, let these alt-rockers whisk you away to simpler times. $25

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

CRIMES of the HEART

Sun., Feb. 18, 4:30 p.m.
phone 248-291-7188

@ Puzzle Piece Theatre, 460 Hilton Rd
In an exploration of sisterhood, four cousins are reunited at the house of their dying patriarch after the youngest, Babe, has shot her husband. The sisters upbringing full of ugly predicaments has led to enduring hardship, misery, and blame. The women are forced to deal with the "crimes" they committed in a state of wool-covered oppression as they search for forgiveness within themselves, by being stronger, together. Written by BETH HENLEY Directed by LAURA HEIKKINEN Stage Manager: SHARDAI DAVIS Starring: LAUREN ALO, KAITLYN VALOR BOURQUE, STEVE XANDER CARSON, JOE HAMID, ALLISON MEGROET and TAYLOR MORROW $20

http://www.puzzlestage.org
Puzzle Piece Theatre (map)
460 Hilton Rd
Greater Ferndale Area
phone 248-291-7188
info@puzzlepiece.com
CRIMES of the HEART

Finding Neverland

Sundays, 1 & 6:30 p.m. Continues through Feb. 18

$39+

Fisher Theatre (map)
3011 W. Grand Blvd.
New Center
phone (313) 872-1000
Finding Neverland

American Landscape

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

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

Shen Yun

Mondays-Sundays, 1, 2, 7 & 7:30 p.m. Continues through Feb. 25

$80-$160

Detroit Opera House (map)
1526 Broadway
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 961-3500
Shen Yun

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

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

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
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