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Majesty

Fri., Nov. 16, 7 p.m.

All that glitters is gold. Artist Jason H. Phillips takes the gilded age of expression into 2018 by celebrating the power of women, adorning each image in his latest show, Majesty, with stunning 23-karat gold leaf. The owner of Detroit Ink Spot Tattoo Studio and co-founder of the Black Tattoo Art and Music Expo, Phillips has dedicated his mixed-media approach (and fine arts education) to furthering the conversation regarding the African-American experience. This solo exhibit will highlight Phillips’ “Black Girl Magic” oil painting series along with new works. free

Mike Shinoda

Fri., Nov. 16, 8 p.m.

Shinoda is wrapping the North American leg of his Post Traumatic tour, his first solo tour and his first time on the road since the 2017 suicide of Chester Bennington — Linkin Park's frontman and Shinoda's longtime friend and collaborator. $30

The Fillmore (map)
2115 Woodward Ave.
Downtown Detroit
phone 313-961-5451
Mike Shinoda

Marvel Universe Live

Fri., Nov. 16, 7 & 11 p.m., Sat., Nov. 17, 7 & 11 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18, 12 & 4 p.m.

Not all heroes wear capes — but a lot of them do, and a lot of them fancy themselves residents of the Marvel Universe. While villain Thanos may have flexed his destructive big dick energy during this summer’s blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War, heroes will have the last laugh when Marvel Universe Live! resurrects our favorite band of good guys for a race against time. Watch the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and Doctor Strange as they fight to recover the Wand of Watoomb from bad boy Loki’s hands. $40+

Kate Silvio: 'You can never go home again'

Through Nov. 24, 6 p.m.

In a new solo show, artist Kate Silvio — a woman “on the cusp of what society defines as ‘middle age,’” according to a press release — offers new works that reflect upon aging, self-acceptance, and motherhood. “How did I get here?” Silvio writes in an artist statement. “Was it an action or a reaction? The realization is that you may not be able to recall the exact moment when you made these decisions, but it must be you who made them.” The sculptor, a College for Creative Studies alum who now lives in Grand Rapids, creates multimedia works made from metals, rubber, felt, and wood, among other materials.

Simone DeSousa Gallery (map)
444 W. Willis St., Units 111 and 112
Midtown
phone (313) 833-9000
simone@reviewcontemporary.com
Kate Silvio: 'You can never go home again'

Hell Yes!

Sat., Nov. 17, 6 p.m.

It’s been one year since Paulina Petkoski and Samantha Bankle Schefman (both of whom snagged a spot on Metro Times’ People Issue this past year) opened the doors to Playground Detroit, going all in on the future of local artists. Part independent gallery, part talent incubator, Playground Detroit is celebrating a blowout 2018 full of diverse programming (not to mention cash in the pockets of working artists). Playground’s annual group exhibition Hell Yes! will focus on positivity and manifestation. The showing will feature a selection of artists included in solo and group exhibitions throughout the year, in addition to some 2019 up-and-comers. free

Joe Policastro Trio

Sat., Nov. 17, 9:30 p.m.

While firmly rooted in jazz, the Chicago-based band’s open-minded, inclusive nature also brings rock, pop, old-school funk, soul, Brazilian, and free improvisation to the surface while still keeping the aesthetic of an acoustic trio intact. $10

Cliff Bell's (map)
2030 Park Ave.
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 961-2543 (FAX); (313)
Joe Policastro Trio

How To Dress Well

Mon., Nov. 19, 7 p.m.

The Anteroom asks a lot of the 34-year-old Tom Krell, and at the same time the record provides a lot of answers. The album — which paints earth as a vacant boat, humans as animals, and describes souls as being in decline — is a lesson in self-flagellation. $30

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1736553?utm_medium=459899
The Schvitz (map)
8295 Oakland St.
New Center How To Dress Well

Eden Park Community Project: Fight the Pollution Concert

Tue., Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m.

The Eden Park Community Project, a green space initiative in the most polluted city in the state of Michigan, announces benefit concert featuring Hip Hop Legend YoYo and R&B songstress Dondria hosted by comedian COCO with sounds by DJ Yeezy on November 20th. $25-$35

River Rouge High School (map)
1460 Coolidge Hwy.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 297-9600
Eden Park Community Project: Fight the Pollution Concert

Aminé

Tue., Nov. 20, 7 p.m.

When 24-year-old alternative rapper Aminé sported white face for his 2017 video for “REDMERCEDES,” he knew he would rattle some cages. And when he took aim at President Donald Trump during a television performance by spouting the amended verse “You can never make America great again, all you ever did was make this country hate again,” he wasn’t trying to make a statement. Aminé, the Portland-based marketing major and multiplatinum artist, is more concerned with creating joyful and mischievous rap, as evidenced by his fullyformed sophomore record OnePointFive. Check out the visuals for “Campfire,” or literally anything he has done, because Aminé gives Dave Chapelle a run for his money with his wry absurdist comedy. $25

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

Dennis Coffey

Tuesdays, 8-11 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

Danny Brown's Bruiser Thanksgiving V

Wed., Nov. 21, 7 p.m.

In the past year, Danny Brown announced a new record, underwent a dental makeover, made an appearance in the film White Boy Rick, and released an unofficial mixtape via the gaming service Twitch. Oh, and he gave some sound advice: “Never spend $70,000 on samples for an album that no one buys ‘cause you will be in debt.” As is the norm for Detroit’s favorite smile, Brown has cleared his holiday schedule to bring it all back home for his annual Bruisier Thanksgiving celebration. For its fifth spin, he’s taking it to the roller rink with Valee, Jpegmafia, Bruiser Brigade, Bearcat, Sam Austins, and others. $30

Masonic Temple (map)
500 Temple St.
Midtown
phone 313- 832-7100
Danny Brown's Bruiser Thanksgiving V

Metro Times presents Hall of Whiskey

Fri., Nov. 30, 7 p.m.

Metro Times takes whiskey tastings to the next level with a sampling soiree in the beautiful lobby of Detroit’s historic Fisher Building.

Guests will be wowed by the Fisher Building, known as “Detroit’s largest art object,” while tasting the best scotches, bourbons, and whiskeys. Attendees will learn all that there is to know about enjoying whiskey, enjoy incredible food and great music.

Tickets start at $35 for general admission and $100 VIP.

$35-$100

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