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Detroit Fringe Festival

Sat., Nov. 17 and Sun., Nov. 18

Entering its fifth year, the Detroit Fringe Festival spans genres, mediums, and visions. More than 200 artists have been featured since the festival launched in 2013, giving audiences access to experimental local artists they might not otherwise encounter. And this year is the biggest yet: The fest will take over CMP, LightBox, Jam Handy, and Planet Ant for a weekend of out-there performances. Per usual, two performers will receive Jury’s Choice and the Audience Choice awards. Among artists in contention, this year include One Single Rose, Molly Jones, Collette Red, Alix Curnow, Robert Fitzgerald, and others. $8-$70

Planet Ant Theatre (map)
2357 Caniff
Hamtramck
phone (313) 365-4948; (313) 365-0782 (FAX)
Detroit Fringe Festival

Marvel Universe Live

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+

Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

Through Jan. 13, 2019

Illustrator Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms paintings are among the iconic illustrator's most well-known and impactful works, helping rally the nation during World War II (and getting endlessly parodied in the years since). And now, they're on view at the Henry Ford museum. $17.25+

The Henry Ford (map)
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Greater Dearborn Area
phone (313) 982-6001; (313) (FAX)
Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms

Deliberate Misunderstandings: Embroidered Found Photographs

Through Jan. 11, 2019, 5-7 p.m.

Jane Waggoner Deschner grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, moving to Montana in 1977. She earned degrees in geography at the University of Kansas and, later, in art at Montana State University–Billings (BA) and Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA). She was invited to create a portrait of a progressive female candidate for the exhibition “In Her Hands,” at Robert Mann Gallery in Chelsea, NYC in the summer of 2018. She has been awarded residencies and fellowships across the US and in Canada. In conjunction with being an artist, she works as an exhibition installer, graphic designer, photographer, instructor, curator and picture framer. On view until Jan. 11.

Alfred Berkowitz Gallery (map)
U of M-Dearborn
Greater Dearborn Area
phone (313) 593-5058
Deliberate Misunderstandings: Embroidered Found Photographs

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'

Monrovia, Indiana

Sat., Nov. 17, 7 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18, 2 p.m.

$7.50-$9.50

Detroit Film Theatre (map)
Detroit Institute of Arts
Midtown
phone 313-833-2323

Farmington Hills Youth Theatre presents Shrek the Musical

Sat., Nov. 17, 1-3:30 & 6-8:30 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18, 1-3:30 & 6-8:30 p.m.
phone 248-473-1848
jguzman@fhgov.com

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen fairy tale misfits a, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero…and his name is Shrek. $10 in advance ($12 at the door)

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William M. Costick Activities Center (map)
28600 11 Mile Rd.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (248) 473-1800; (248) (FAX)
Farmington Hills Youth Theatre presents Shrek the Musical

Jon Fisch

Sat., Nov. 17, 7 & 9:30 p.m.

$10-$18

The Barber of Seville

Sun., Nov. 18, 2:30 p.m.
Detroit Opera House (map)
1526 Broadway St.
Downtown Detroit
phone 313-961-3500

Assassins

Sat., Nov. 17, 2 & 8 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18, 2 p.m.

$18-$20

Flint Repertory Theatre (map)
1220 E. Kearsley St.,
Flint

Well-Intentioned White People by Rachel Lynett

Sat., Nov. 17, 8-10:30 p.m., Sun., Nov. 18, 3-5:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 23, 8-10:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 24, 8-10:30 p.m., Sun., Nov. 25, 3-5:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 30, 8-10:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 1, 8-10:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 2, 3-5:30 p.m.
phone 313-967-0599
info@matrixtheatre.org

After an attack influenced by her race, a university professor wants to forget about it and move on with her life. When her (white) roommate and the dean of the school push her to "make an example of it," she finds herself suddenly roped into planning a diversity day, trying to convince her roommate not to plan a sit-in, and attempting to maintain her sanity as the racial threats begin to escalate. Well-Intentioned White People explores how some people deal with discrimination not necessarily directed at them and how their "good intentions" can sometimes be just as problematic. $17-$22

https://www.matrixtheatre.org/mainstage-season
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Matrix Theatre Company (map)
2730 Bagley St.
Mexicantown
phone (313) 967-0999
Well-Intentioned White People by Rachel Lynett

New at UMMA: Life Magazine 1947 Homecoming Photographs

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 18
phone 734-764-0395

In October 1947, just two years after the end of World War II, the popular weekly news magazine LIFE sent staff photographers Lisa Larsen and Ralph Morse to cover homecoming weekend at the University of Michigan. The subsequent article, “Michigan Homecoming,” which brought national attention to UM’s athletic program, featured a seven-page spread with photographs of the campus during a much-anticipated football game between the number-one ranked Michigan Wolverines and the University of Minnesota’s Golden Gophers. This installation provides a unique opportunity to view twenty-one images of that weekend, many of which were not published in the original article. Free

https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/new-at-umma-life-magazine-1947-homecoming-photographs
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
New at UMMA: Life Magazine 1947 Homecoming Photographs

Paul Rand: The Designer's Task

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 10, 2019
phone 734-764-0395
matisend@umich.edu
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Paul Rand was a giant of American design, whose influential career spanned the second half of the twentieth century. His visionary and pithy conceptions of corporate and non-profit brand identities—though often graphically minimal—embody the artist’s complex philosophy, interest in modernist aesthetics, and singular wit. This exhibition features posters, book covers, and packaging designs from Rand’s beginnings as a pro bono designer for arts and culture publications like Direction magazine to his decades of crafting trailblazing corporate design for companies such as IBM. Free

https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/paul-rand-the-designer-s-task
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Paul Rand: The Designer's Task

Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern Hosts Coat Drive to Benefit the Salvation Army

Mondays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Continues through Feb. 1, 2019
phone 248-349-1399
yRustyBucket.com.

Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern will hold its annual coat drive Nov. 5, 2018 through Feb. 1, 2019. All guests are encouraged to donate new and/or gently used coats of all sizes which will be donated to the Salvation Army and distributed to those in need this winter season. A total of 8,669 coats have been donated since the coat drive began in 2011. Collection boxes are located in all four metro Detroit Rusty Bucket locations: 30450 Telegraph Rd., Bingham Farms; 42874 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 18785 Traditions Dr., Northville and 15400 Sheldon Rd., Northville. Free

Proof: The Ryoichi Excavations

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Feb. 3, 2019
phone 734-764-0395
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The story of Japanese archaeologist Ryoichi and evidence of his worldwide excavations are explored by Patrick Nagatani in this series of photographs. Nagatani presents a narrative of Ryoichi’s archeological work, supported by images of excavation sites, unearthed artifacts, and Ryoichi’s own journal pages. According to the photographs, Ryoichi discovered evidence of an automobile culture buried at sites across several continents: Stonehenge, the Grand Canyon, and a necropolis in China. This provocative and playful series compels viewers to reflect on how photographs and institutions, such as museums, shape our knowledge of the past and present. Free

https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/proof-the-ryoichi-excavations
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Proof: The Ryoichi Excavations
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