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Mandy

Fri., Jan. 25, 12 a.m. and Sat., Jan. 26, 12 a.m.

$7

Main Art Theatre (map)
118 N. Main St.
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone 248-263-2111

42nd Ann Arbor Folk Festival

Fri., Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m.

Now in its 42nd year, the annual festival, a fundraiser for Ann Arbor's storied music venue, the Ark, brings both newer and well-established acts to University of Michigan's Hill Auditorium. The lineup this year includes acts like Brandi Carlile, Rufus Wainwright, Pokey LaFarge, Gregory Alan Isakov, and more. $42.50+

Hill Auditorium (map)
825 N. University Ave.
Greater Ann Arbor Area
phone (734) 764-2538
42nd Ann Arbor Folk Festival

Mr. Jackson & Mr. Thompson

Fri., Jan. 25, 7 p.m.

When it comes to Marc Evan Jackson and Paul F. Tompkins, comedy is serious business. The evening of improvisational comedy is billed as “Two American gentlemen” who will “enact false stories for a duration of one full hour and perhaps 10 additional minutes.” Thompson — who is known as the host of VH1’s Best Week Ever, the voice of Mr. Peanutbutter from BoJack Horseman, and, most comically, a man yelling at Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood — will take on the task with Jackson, who some may recognize for his roles on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation, and also for playing, on several occasions, the role of a school principal. Proceeds will benefit the Detroit Creativity Project. $28

The Fillmore (map)
2115 Woodward Ave.
Downtown Detroit
phone 313-961-5451
Mr. Jackson & Mr. Thompson

Sonic Blizzard 2K19

Fri., Jan. 25, 8 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 26, 8 p.m.
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Leave it to Tangent Gallery to keep it weird. The gallery has partnered with Detroit art collective Mesmerism Ink for a two-night mini-fest celebrating Detroit’s rock, experimental, and electronic scenes. The loaded lineup includes sounds by Zilched, Space Junkie, and Saint Hewitt, as well as DJs Phil Minnick, Jessica Peacock, and Ryan McCray. Artist vendors will be on site, Pink Plate Treats will serve food, and, to keep things extra trippy, everything will be drenched in cosmic lighting courtesy of the Bedroom Light Show and zjump. $5-$20

Zehnder's Snowfest

Thu., Jan. 24, Fri., Jan. 25, Sat., Jan. 26 and Sun., Jan. 27

The family-friendly festival will host the World Class Double & Single Block Snow Sculpting Championships and the State of Michigan Snow Sculpting Championships, a 100-block ice carving exhibition, a petting zoo, fireworks, and children's activities. But, let's be honest, the whole thing is just an excuse to polish off a four-course chicken dinner.

Zehnder's (map)
730 S. Main St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (800) 863-7999; (517) 652-3544 (FAX)

House of Vans Detroit

Thu., Jan. 24, 5 p.m., Fri., Jan. 25, Sat., Jan. 26 and Sun., Jan. 27
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Though it shuttered as a school in 2016, Detroit’s historic Jefferson School is getting a new lease on life, at least for now. For its biggest pop-up to date, Vans will host a four-day free event with an indoor skate park, live music (featuring Thundercat, Protomartyr, and Amber Mark on Thursday, and Danny Brown, Joyce Manor, and Kelsey Lu on Friday), and workshops (like a modular synth workshop from Ghostly International darling Matthew Dear). In addition, there will be a sprawling marketplace featuring local vendors and work from Detroit artists like Niagara, Jay Howell, Greg Hunt, Ellen Rutt, and more. Free

http://houseofvans.com

Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekends

Fri., Jan. 25, 11 a.m., Sat., Jan. 26, 11 a.m., Sun., Jan. 27, 11 a.m., Fri., Feb. 8, 11 a.m., Sat., Feb. 9, 11 a.m., Sun., Feb. 10, 11 a.m., Fri., Feb. 15, 11 a.m., Sat., Feb. 16, 11 a.m. and Sun., Feb. 17, 11 a.m.

Cold weather blows, but winter can be a blast — and it is, thanks to Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekends. Entering its 14th year, the fest will switch to a four-weekend, totally free admission format this year, continuing the tradition of wintery, family-friendly programming full of marshmallow-roasting, ice sculptures, free ice skating (on the first and last weekends), zip-lining, a Polar Plunge to support the Special Olympics, and the return of a festival favorite, the 30-foot slide. This year’s musical lineup welcomes headliners Thornetta Davis and Laith Al-Saadi, DJs as part of the Movement Music Festival showcase, as well as 30 other artists. Free

North American International Auto Show

Mondays-Sundays, 9 a.m. Continues through Jan. 27

Now that the international automotive media swarm is gone, Detroit's annual auto show opens to the public. This is one of the last years the long-running industry expo will be held in the winter; organizers are reportedly considering switching NAIAS to a warmer weather event. $14

Origins

Through Feb. 21

Features the work of Chinese and Chinese-American artists Chongzhang Zhou, Luzhen Qiu, and Shulin Sun.

Janice Charach Epstein Gallery (map)
6600 W. Maple Rd.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (248) 432-5448 (FAX); (248)
tstearn@jccdet.org
Origins

Michigan Central Station Winter Festival

Mondays-Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Continues through Jan. 27

Ford Motor Co. is celebrating its recent acquisition of the old Michigan Central Station with a winter festival set to coincide with the North American International Auto Show. Organizers say to expect a 3D-light show projected onto the historic building's facade, live painting, ice carving, fire pits and s'mores, and food trucks. History buffs, take note: The company will also display artifacts that have been scrapped, stolen, or otherwise removed from the long-abandoned train station, which have been coming out of the woodwork in recent months — including the once grand train station's historic clock that was anonymously given to the company after it purchased the building. Free

2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Through Jan. 27, 5:30 p.m.

Usually, when “Detroit” and “figure skating” share a sentence, the next names that usually follow are “Nancy Kerrigan” and “Tonya Harding.” Nearly 25 years since the infamous Cobo Arena knee-bashing (which also perhaps cemented the word “Whyyyyyy!” in pop culture history), the U.S. Figure Skating Championships returns to the city with a triple-axle-landing vengeance. The 2019 iteration will post up at Little Caesars Arena for a six-day, 15-session event during which champions will be crowned in women, men, pairs, and ice dance categories at Junior and Senior Championship levels. What’s at stake? Well, it’s the final qualifying event to determine the U.S. teams eligible for Olympic competition, that’s what. $15+

Annica Cuppetelli: Measures of Constriction

Through March 2, 6-9 p.m.

Interested in how fashion is tailored to constrict the female figure and ultimately, to transform it, the artist borrows techniques and materials from garment-making to create forms that evoke fashion but function instead as sculpture and space. Free admission

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