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Engaging African Art: Highlights from the Horn Collection

Through May 26

A psychiatrist who now works and resides in Rochester, New York, Horn has continued to collect African art, amassing a sizable trove of 20th century works. He caught the attention of the Flint Institute of Arts director John Henry, who invited him to exhibit his collection in the museum. Starting this weekend, Horn's collection finds a temporary home in Flint as part of the museum's Black History Month celebrations. $10 donation

Flint Institute of Arts (map)
1120 E. Kearsley St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone () -; () (FAX)
Engaging African Art: Highlights from the Horn Collection

Fractured Beauty

Tuesdays-Sundays, 6 p.m. Continues through March 23

Though beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, Michigan’s dismal winter pallet is an acquired taste and we are sort of totally over it. To offer some eye-candy, David Klein Gallery’s Fractured Beauty features three multidisciplinary artists, all of whom explore color, perspective, and form through their respective mediums. Alisa Henriquez uses collage and distortion as a means to explore femininity and Detroit-based Andrew Krieger uses wood and clay to create three-dimensional panels to reflect the many sides of beauty. Rounding out the showcase is Los Angeles sculptor Brad Howe, who mixes nature and bold color to explain his multi-perspective narrative. Fractured Beauty will be on display until March 23. Free

David Klein Gallery Detroit (map)
1520 Washington Blvd.
Downtown Detroit
phone 313-818-3416
Fractured Beauty

Dennis Coffey

Tuesdays, 8 p.m.

Tuesdays at 8pm w/ Motown Funk Brother Thursdays at 8 p.m. Dennis Coffey will deliver Acid Jazz. Free

Northern Lights Lounge (map)
660 W. Baltimore St.
New Center
phone (313) 873-1739
Dennis Coffey

Tilted Axes Detroit: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars

Wed., March 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sat., March 23, 1 p.m. and Sun., March 24, 1 p.m.
phone 646-359-3856
tiltedaxes@peppergreenmedia.com

What’s better than one guitar? Try 18 guitar-wielding, roving musicians parading through metro Detroit. Founded by Detroit native and New York-based guitarist and composer Patrick Grant, Tilted Axes is a culmination of Grant’s music manifesto. Having worked with composers John Cage and Philip Glass, along with Robert Fripp as part of the King Crimson leader’s Guitar Circle project, Grant’s Tilted Axes promises a guitar-based orchestra with plenty of rock, noise, and a heavy dose of psychedelia. Grant will celebrate Tilted Axes’ return to Detroit with a trio of public performances starting at Third Man Records, The Henry Ford Museum, and will join the tenth iteration of the Marche du Nain Rouge. Free or with museum admission

http://www.tiltedaxes.com
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Third Man Records Cass Corridor (map)
441 W. Canfield St.
Cass Corridor
phone 313-209-5205
Tilted Axes Detroit: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars

Point of Return: A Performance Installation by Cristin Richard

Fri., March 22, 7 p.m.

The word “value” can mean many different things to many different people. Detroit artist Cristin Richard explores the variants of its meaning in what is being described as a “performative installation” within the Detroit Club’s Presidential Ballroom. Richard, who gained recognition for her bold conversation on consumerism with 2012’s Leftovers which found the artist crafting a dress from discarded meat casings, will continue her exploration of Native American culture and the body as a vessel with Point of Return. $10

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The Detroit Club (map)
712 Cass Ave.
Downtown Detroit
phone 313-338-3222
Point of Return: A Performance Installation by Cristin Richard

Marche du Nain Rouge

Sun., March 24, 12 p.m.

You did it. You made it through the winter. Now it's time to ring in the spring with a uniquely Detroit celebration. In the past decade, Detroit boosters have revived the old folktale of the Nain Rouge, or the "Red Dwarf" — a mischievous imp that, as legend has it, cursed city founder Antoine Cadillac and his city, even appearing at other times during its history as a harbinger of doom. In the modern interpretation of the tale, revelers chase out the Nain by donning costumes in a celebration that has been described as a Motor City Mardis Gras. It's an anything-goes fest: There is even a pro-Nain faction that believes the little guy is being unfairly scapegoated, and protests every year. No matter: Whether you fear the "Red Devil" or "Support the Short," everyone tends to get pretty drunk either way. Free

Traffic Jam & Snug (map)
511 W. Canfield
Midtown
phone (313) 831-9470
Marche du Nain Rouge

Mr Eazi

Sun., March 24, 7 p.m.

Heralded as an ambassador of Afrobeat music by Rolling Stone, Nigerian beatmaker Mr. Eazi will make his Detroit debut at El Club as part of his “Life is Eazi” tour. The 27-year-old has cultivated a global fanbase with his hip-rolling rhythms and uplifting club music and is slated to head several African artists booked to perform at this year’s Coachella. $35+

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El Club (map)
4114 W. Vernor Hwy.
Southwest Mr Eazi

Stella Donnelly

Mon., March 25, 7 p.m.

To answer an age-old question, Stella Donnelly most definitely let the dogs out. On her recent full-length debut, Beware of the Dogs, the Australian singer-songwriter tackles everything from abortion, Australian nationalism, and bro-culture, all while maintaining a balance of levity and empathy. Donnelly was first introduced to U.S. ears in 2017 when she released the single “Boys Will Be Boys,” where she attempts to reckon with the onslaught of victim-shaming in wake of the #MeToo era, singing, “Like a mower in the morning/ I will never let you rest.” The track made it onto Beware of the Dogs, which is flush with equally bold poetry and takes jabs at abusive men and describes feeling homesick while also feeling sick of home. Faye Webster is also on the bill. $12

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Justin Timberlake

Mon., March 25, 7:30 p.m.

Everyone’s favorite former Ramen noodle-haired boy-band babe turned solo sex symbol and “Filthy” family man (wait, that’s weird) really wants you to pay attention to his new-ish rugged, plaid-wearing, scruffy-faced honky-tonk funk. Justin Timberlake is kind of having a very un-sexy year due in part to 2018’s dimly received Man of the Woods and his Super Bowl halftime performance (during which he cheaply summoned a Prince hologram on a bed sheet while wearing, like, a 17-piece suit, probably to make amends for his involvement in 2004’s “Nipplegate” with Janet Jackson). Anyway, JT is a DILF now, and even if the Los Angeles Times’ concert review panned his recent performance as feeling like a “rehearsal” (ouch!), if we don’t see for ourselves we might as well cry ourselves a dang river. $49.50+

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Science of Grief

Wed., March 27, 7 p.m.

There are said to be five stages of the grieving process — denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Even within this formula, everyone experiences loss deeply and personally, often out of sync with what we are conditioned to feel. Returning for its second year at the DIA is Natasha T. Miller’s “Science of Grief” — a 14-hour community conversation which invites those reeling from loss, to share their experiences in 15-minute segments spanning several types of grief. Several professional speakers will share their stories as well, and both clergy and therapists will be on-site for those in need of additional emotional support. Free

Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone 313-833-7900
Science of Grief

DMX

Fri., May 3, 9:30 p.m.

$29.50

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

Florence + the Machine

Fri., May 24, 7:30 p.m.

$25.50+

DTE Energy Music Theatre (map)
7774 Sashabaw Rd.
Greater Detroit Area
phone 248-645-6666

Michael McDonald

Wed., June 19, 8 p.m.

$50-$62

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Sound Board (map)
2901 Grand River Ave.
Downtown Detroit Michael McDonald

Massive Attack: The Mezzanine Tour

Thu., Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m.

Rescheduled from March 22.

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Detroit Masonic Temple Library (map)
500 Temple St
Greater Detroit Area
phone () -; () (FAX)
mozog@bonisteelml.org
Massive Attack: The Mezzanine Tour
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