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The Life and Times of the Heidelberg Project

Mondays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Aug. 22
phone 313-993-1795

"The Life and Times of the Heidelberg Project," an exhibit on view from Jun. 15 to Aug. 22, 2017, at University of Detroit Mercy's McNichols Campus Library, 4001 W. McNichols Road, Detroit, Michigan 48221-3038. The exhibit celebrates the project by using photographs, flyers, newspaper and magazine articles, original artworks, and other unique material. During its lifetime, the Heidelberg Project has garnered critical acclaim and controversy. This exhibit documents not only the project's not only the project's press coverage, but also its influences and its impact. There's a focus on its early years yet the later years are not neglected. Free
University of Detroit Mercy Library (map)
4001 W. McNichols
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 993-1795; (313) - (FAX)
The Life and Times of the Heidelberg Project

Beverly Buchanan: Low Country

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. Continues through July 29
phone 313-818-3416

@ David Klein Gallery Detroit, 1520 Washington Blvd. Detroit, MI 48226
An exhibition of work from artist Beverly Buchanan (1940-2015) will open to the public in Detroit for the first time since her death. Buchanan was a radical black, female artist who investigated the implications of gender, race, and identity through the rejection of dismissive categorizations inspired by identitarian politics. This timely exhibition will feature Buchanan’s iconic sculptures and works on paper. Free
David Klein Gallery (map)
163 Townsend
Downtown Birmingham
phone (248) 433-3700; (248) (FAX)
Beverly Buchanan: Low Country

UnCovered Theatre Company Presents "As You Like It"

Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through July 29
phone 248-218-2149

“All the World’s a Stage” . . . After love at first sight is threatened by a brother’s betrayal, the lovers Orlando and Rosalind are separately banished to the Forest of Arden. But will their hearts know who’s who when Rosalind disguises herself as a young man? As You Like It will steal your heart as it mends the chaos of mistaken identities. See the classic romantic comedy directed by Matthew Winning returning once again to RC Shakespeare Festival. On the Campus of Rochester College (Drive around to the back of campus WEDNESDAY evening performances located at ROCHESTER MUNICIPAL PARK General Admission - $15, Advanced Tickets- $10, Student Price - $5

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Rochester College (map)
800 W. Avon Rd.
Greater Rochester Area
phone (586) 484-1768; (586) - (FAX)
UnCovered Theatre Company Presents "As You Like It"

"Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe" Exhibition

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 8
phone 248-645-3320

Cranbrook Art Museum presents the U.S. debut of "Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe," a career retrospective of one of the most important and influential designers of the twentieth century. Artmembers Always Free, Children 12 & under Always Free, Adults $10, Seniors (65 and older) $8, Students with ID $6
Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
"Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe" Exhibition

FAILE: The Size of the Fight

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 12
phone 313-600-7443

Library Street Collective (LSC) is proud to present the first Detroit exhibition for FAILE, the Brooklyn-based artist collaboration between Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. The show’s title, Size of the Fight, references Mark Twain’s quote, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog,” and relates to the city’s impressive comeback over the past few years. FAILE is inspired by the resilience, passion, and energy they see the Detroit community bringing to the city’s infrastructure and art scene. free
Library Street Collective (map)
1260 Library St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 600-7443 (FAX); (313)
FAILE: The Size of the Fight

The Last 5 Years: The Musical

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. and Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Continues through July 31
phone 586-344-7655

@ Little Door Theatre, 21045 Van Dyke Ave
Little Door Theatre presents Jason Robert Brown's The Last 5 Years. Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a budding novelist on the brink of wild success, are 20-somethings in New York who meet, fall in love, marry, and divorce over the span of five years. Cathy tells the story from the end of their marriage; Jamie begins from when they first meet. As the musical unfolds, Cathy moves backward in time to the beginning of the relationship as Jamie moves toward the end; they meet only once, in the middle, at their wedding. 15.00
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Young Americans

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8-9:30 p.m., Sundays, 2-3:30 p.m., Saturdays, 3-4:30 p.m. and Wed., Aug. 9, 3-4:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 20
phone 248-347-0003

Rock star Owen Lovejoy, is ready to put a sudden and unannounced end to his fictional alter ego, Caesar Moon. But on the night Owen plans to kill off Caesar, he is surprised by a mysterious teenage girl who sneaks into his dressing room. Cece, whose life’s soundtracks are the songs of Caesar Moon, is arguably his biggest fan. She is now determined to reconnect Owen with his past and his humanity before it’s too late. As both Caesar and Cece explore the layers of the other’s identity, this comedy poses the question: Who are we really without each other? $28-$37
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Tipping Point Theatre (map)
361 E. Cady St.
Greater Northville Area
phone (248) 347-0003; (248) 347-0005 (FAX)
Young Americans


Fri., July 28, 6:30 p.m.

Emocore rock band Piebald isn’t finished just yet. The band first called it quits in 2008, but came out swinging in 2016 with a reunion tour and one more album, aptly named Best of What’s Left. Their punchy sound feels as timely as ever. The Shelter date is the band’s first Detroit performance in a decade. $10

Shelter (map)
431 E. Congress
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 961-6358

John Sinclair

Fri., July 28, 7-10 p.m.

The late John Lennon was so awe-inspired by John Sinclair that he named a song after him. Lucky for us, the poet and activist (and one-time Metro Times contributor) is coming back to his roots for a performance of the music from his recording John Sinclair Mobile Homeland. Free with museum admission

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
phone (313) 833-7900
John Sinclair

War on the Catwalk

Fri., July 28, 7 p.m.

RuPaul’s Drag Race is coming to the Motor City with a night of the fiercest performances imaginable. War on the Catwalk stars a dream team of queens from Season 9. Catch Sasha Velour, Trinity Taylor, Aja Queen, Eureka O’Hara and Farrah Moan tearing it up on the runway, while host Trixie Mattel brings the party all night long. The Fillmore’s opulent interior is just the cherry on top of what will surely be a glamorous evening to remember. This all-ages crowd better be ready to werk. $22

The Fillmore (map)
2115 Woodward Ave.
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 961-5451; (313) (FAX)
War on the Catwalk

Motor City Choreography Collective

Fri., July 28, 7:30 p.m.

Dancers (and non-dancers who still appreciate the art form), rejoice: The bi-annual event of your dreams is back. Back in 2010, Motor City Choreography Collective took the Michigan dance community by storm with a massive collaboration of choreographers. Now at their 2017 summer showcase, over 20 locally and nationally recognized choreographers and dance crews will come together to show Detroit just what the human body is capable of. Come as a spectator, or join in on the fun yourself and dance the night away. Either way, you’re bound to have the time of your life. $13

The Crofoot Ballroom (map)
1 S. Saginaw St.
Downtown Pontiac
phone (248) 858-9333
Motor City Choreography Collective

Demetri Martin: Let’s Get Awkward Tour

Fri., July 28, 8 p.m.

Known for his casual, deadpan delivery, comedian Demetri Martin is now making his rounds nationwide. The New York City native’s resume boasts work on The Daily Show, in addition to two seasons of his own show, Important Things With Demetri Martin on Comedy Central. Perhaps not the best place for a first date, think of the Let’s Get Awkward Tour as the perfect opportunity for a reunion of all of your wryest, most sarcastic friends. $25

Meadow Brook Theatre (map)
207 Wilson Hall
Greater Rochester Area
phone (248) 377-3300
Demetri Martin: Let’s Get Awkward Tour

Negative Approach

Fri., July 28, 8 p.m.

Would any other venue be as fitting for Detroit’s hardcore pioneers? With influences like the Stooges, Negative Approach is the city’s punk rock prodigal child that inspired generations of hardcore bands across the Midwest and globe with their minimalist 30-second tracks. Bloodclot, a supergroup made up of former members of Queens of the Stone Age, Danzig, and Cro-Mags, will warm up the pit. $18

Magic Stick (map)
4120 Woodward
phone (313) 833-9700
Negative Approach

Deadbeat Beat

Fri., July 28, 9 p.m.

It’s a record re-release show! This local trio dropped their debut record When I Talk to You back in 2011, but that was a limited run on cassette tape. Now, some six years later, When I Talk to You is now making its vinyl debut on indie label Glad Fact. And you know what? These tracks still sound as good as they did in 2011, an expert mix of 1970s pop and punk influences (but don’t call it pop-punk). Fellow Detroit rock ’n’ roll acts Kickstand Band and Double Winter round out the bill. $8

Torch With a Twist

Fri., July 28, 9 p.m.

The “Olde-Timey Vaudevillian Variety extravaganza” is back on full display at the Jazz Café this Friday. This 21 and older event features fire shows, danger, magic, and trickery. Since 2006 this group of whimsical characters has dazzled audiences across Detroit with a myriad of performances that range from “Down and Dirty” adult shows to family-friendly festivals. This event is sure to amaze once again with a promise that no two shows are ever the same. $10

The Jazz Cafe (map)
16334 Grand River Ave.
Greater Detroit Area Torch With a Twist
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