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Sean Donnelly

Sat., Jan. 20, 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Both a familiar face and a star on the rise, comedian Sean Donnelly wants nothing more than to give your winter blues a reason to piss off. Maybe you’ve caught him yucking it up on the late night talk show circuit or maybe you recognize him from the TruTV series World’s Dumbest or the first season of Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central. When he’s not busy headlining clubs in New York or snagging top spots in comedy festival competitions, he is hustling his observational, self-deprecating brand of humor across the airwaves. $18

Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle (map)
310 S. Troy St.
Downtown Royal Oak
phone (248) 542-9900; (248) 542-1543 (FAX)

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

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

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

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

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

Bladerunner

Sat., Jan. 20, 12 a.m.

$7

Main Art Theatre (map)
118 N. Main St.
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone (248) 263-2111
Bladerunner
Detroit Film Theatre (map)
Detroit Institute of Arts
Midtown
phone (313) 833-2323
Beasts of The Southern Wild

The Dan Band

Sat., Jan. 20, 8:30 p.m.

Fun fact — Did you know that Bonnie Tyler’s 1983 classic was originally called “Total Fucking Eclipse of the Heart”? No? You didn’t know that? Good, because it’s a goddamn lie — thanks to comedian Dan Finnerty and his outrageously funny Dan Band, who craft new takes on classics that keep us guessing and laughing. Though they’ve released a slew of original tracks, they are forever remembered as one of the best moments in the 2003 film Old School and serve as a reminder to not take everything so seriously (especially ’80s heartbreak ballads.) $20

St. Andrew's Hall (map)
431 E. Congress
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 961-6358
The Dan Band
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