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Disney's Aladdin

Tuesdays-Sundays, 1, 2, 6:30 & 7:30 p.m. Continues through Jan. 13, 2019

It’s “A Whole New World” for beloved monkey-owning, “street urchin” Aladdin — and that world is the Broadway stage. It’s been 26 years since Disney took us on an unforgettable animated magic carpet ride through Agrabah with mega-babe Princess Jasmine, poverty-stricken hottie Aladdin, and Robin Williams’ famously voiced blue dude, Genie. This time around, Aladdin reaches new heights (literally — there’s a friggin’ flying carpet) with a stunning stage spectacle brought to life by producers of The Lion King, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw. $75

Fisher Theatre (map)
3011 W. Grand Blvd.
New Center
phone 313-872-1000
Disney's Aladdin

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

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

Intro to Python: Fundamentals

Tue., Dec. 18, 6-8 p.m.

Curious what Python is all about? Are you data-driven and interested in finding out how Python can take you to the next level? Join us for this hands-on workshop while we explore variables, data structures, and functions, and go over basic data science concepts. This is a fun, interactive class for beginners, so no prior programming experience is needed. Though to get the most out of it, be sure to bring your laptop! Free

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-python-fundamentals-tickets-52362695231?aff=MetroTimes
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Ryan Davis

Tue., Dec. 18, 7:15 p.m.

$25

Dave Vessella Quartet

Tue., Dec. 18, 8 p.m.

free

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

Holiday Tea

Tue., Dec. 18, 3-4:30 p.m.
phone 248-364-6252
jillmoran@oakland.edu

Take a break from the bustle of holiday preparations to gather with friends and enjoy traditional teas, savories and sweets served in Meadow Brook Hall’s magnificent Christopher Wren Dining Room. $55 per person

http://meadowbrookhall.org/programs/holiday-walk/holiday-tea/
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Meadow Brook Hall (map)
Oakland University
Greater Rochester Area
phone (248) 370-3140

Passing Strange

Tue., Dec. 18, 2 p.m.

$12-30

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

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

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

Baby it's Cold Outside

Mondays-Sundays, 1-6 p.m. Continues through Dec. 20
atomartgallery@gmail.com
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Let’s help those in need stay warm! This December, AtomArt Gallery invites you to stop by and experience the great collection of local artists whose work will warm your heart and soul. In addition, we will be collecting warm clothes like gloves, socks, jackets, mittens, hats, scarves and jackets. Benefiting Burners without Borders -https://www.facebook.com/BWBDetroit/?ref=br_rs Drop off your donation anytime from December 9th to December 20th, anytime between 1 pm to 6 pm. Artist's featured include: Atom Kaiser / Megan Aldorfer / Dale Dershimer / Duane Miller

https://www.facebook.com/events/356159988280642/

Diva Royale

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 29

$16-$32

Purple Rose Theatre (map)
137 Park St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (734) 433-7673

Celebrate the Holiday Season at SEA LIFE Michigan and LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 31

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the season with SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan, where everyone is invited to experience special holiday events throughout December. Don’t miss out on these special events at SEA LIFE Michigan and LEGOLAND Discovery Center: Fishmas at SEALIFE Holiday Bricktacular at LEGOLAND Breakfast with Santa at LEGOLAND Noon Year's Eve at LEGOLAND

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