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The Room with Tommy Wiseau

Fri., Jan. 18, 12 a.m. and Sat., Jan. 19, 12 a.m.

While there are people who still confuse the Academy Award-winning Brie Larson-led movie "Room" with Tommy Wiseau’s cinematic disaster-piece "The Room," there are hordes of people who live and die by three words: “Oh hai, Mark!” Celebrating 16 years as the best worst movie ever made, The Room, if nothing else, is a midnight movie classic complete with its own The Rocky Horror Picture Show-esque audience participation cues to throw plastic spoons, footballs, and repeat lines that have little relevance to the plotless-plot. Wiseau, the film’s writer, director, and geographically confused vampiric star, will emcee the back-to-back screenings with a Q&A that will likely complicate everything you already know about this work of madness. $15

Main Art Theatre (map)
118 N. Main St.
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone 248-263-2111
The Room with Tommy Wiseau

The Music of John Coltrane

Fri., Jan. 18, 8 p.m.

Pioneer and saxophonist John William Coltrane was just 40 years old when he died — and yet, he managed to leave behind an incomparable legacy. He was even adopted as a saint and is actively worshipped at the Yardbird Temple turned Coltrane Church in California. Few are better suited to pay tribute to Coltrane’s iconic body of work than the musicians selected for the DSO’s Music of John Coltrane event. Poncho Sanchez who, for more than three decades, has married traditional, gritty jazz with Latin American and South American influences, will join revered saxophonist and Detroit-native James Carter in celebrating Coltrane’s contributions to jazz and music at large. $19+

Orchestra Hall (map)
3711 Woodward Ave.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 576-5111; (313) 576-5109 (FAX)
The Music of John Coltrane

Scream Out The Silence: Benefit concert for suicide awareness

Sat., Jan. 19, 8 p.m.

The Scream Out the Silence: Suicide Awareness concert at the Old Miami has one mission — to get loud and help out. Hosted by newly formed Morris Choice Entertainment, the Scream Out concert will benefit Detroit nonprofit Six Feet Over, which provides survivors of suicide loss financial assistance as well as outreach programs, awareness, and other resources regarding suicide prevention. Lending their sounds to the cause are Honeybabe, the Idiot Kids, and ZZvava, as well as DJ Raphy. $5

Old Miami (map)
3930 Cass Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 831-3830; (313) (FAX)
Scream Out The Silence: Benefit concert for suicide awareness

SuperNatural Woman: Closing Reception

Sat., Jan. 19, 8 p.m.

When Irwin House Gallery opened its doors last year, it did so nearly five months ahead of schedule: The gallery quickly changed its plans due to the death of Aretha Franklin. “SuperNatural Woman: Tribute to the Queen” was curated to honor the spirit of the late Queen of Soul, and features a range of mediums from artists Mahogany Jones, Makeba Rainey, Marsha Music, Noreen Dean Dresser, Steven Lopez, and others. For its closing reception, the gallery has arranged for a ’60s-style house party with music curated by Drake Phifer. Guests are “encouraged to don their funkiest ’60s, Aretha-inspired attire” — channel the energy from gallery’s location, as it is just blocks away from Franklin’s father’s New Bethel Baptist Church on Linwood Street and the singer’s childhood home on LaSalle Boulevard. suggested donation

J. Phlip

Sat., Jan. 19, 9 p.m.
sm1@paxahau.com

If you’re going to use the term “acid booty bass” it better damn well be in reference to Jessica Phillippe, aka DJ J. Phlip. The engineer-turned-DirtyBird crew member-turned-solo world traveler has bounced between her Chicago roots and San Francisco and has closed out Detroit’s own Movement Music Festival with her infectious and improvisational acid house blends. (Obviously, she’s also a highlight of the DirtyBird Campout.) While she is a master behind the decks, she can’t resist treasure hunting in record stores, to touch base with her underground roots. Sonya Alvarez is also on the bill. $15

https://www.facebook.com/events/564969750614901/
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TV Lounge (map)
2548 Grand River Ave
Midtown J. Phlip

Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekends

Fri., Jan. 18, 11 a.m., Sat., Jan. 19, 11 a.m., Sun., Jan. 20, 11 a.m., Mon., Jan. 21, 11 a.m., Fri., Jan. 25, 11 a.m., Sat., Jan. 26, 11 a.m., Sun., Jan. 27, 11 a.m., Fri., Feb. 8, 11 a.m., Sat., Feb. 9, 11 a.m., Sun., Feb. 10, 11 a.m., Fri., Feb. 15, 11 a.m., Sat., Feb. 16, 11 a.m. and Sun., Feb. 17, 11 a.m.

Cold weather blows, but winter can be a blast — and it is, thanks to Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekends. Entering its 14th year, the fest will switch to a four-weekend, totally free admission format this year, continuing the tradition of wintery, family-friendly programming full of marshmallow-roasting, ice sculptures, free ice skating (on the first and last weekends), zip-lining, a Polar Plunge to support the Special Olympics, and the return of a festival favorite, the 30-foot slide. This year’s musical lineup welcomes headliners Thornetta Davis and Laith Al-Saadi, DJs as part of the Movement Music Festival showcase, as well as 30 other artists. free

Origins

Through Feb. 21

Features the work of Chinese and Chinese-American artists Chongzhang Zhou, Luzhen Qiu, and Shulin Sun.

Janice Charach Epstein Gallery (map)
6600 W. Maple Rd.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (248) 432-5448 (FAX); (248)
tstearn@jccdet.org
Origins

Annica Cuppetelli: Measures of Constriction

Through March 2, 6-9 p.m.

Interested in how fashion is tailored to constrict the female figure and ultimately, to transform it, the artist borrows techniques and materials from garment-making to create forms that evoke fashion but function instead as sculpture and space. Free admission

Rent

Tuesdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Continues through Jan. 20

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 525,600 (x 20) minutes since a little-known composer unleashed one of the most influential musicals in the history of American theatre. Celebrating 20 years, Jonathan Larson’s Rent continues to preach love, diversity, and creativity in spite of circumstance. The rock opera has scored a Pulitzer Prize and four Tony Awards, and has received the Hollywood treatment with a film starring Rosario Dawson — and now, a stunning 20th-anniversary production. Described as a “re-imagining of Giacomo Puccini’s opera, La Bohème,” Rent tracks one year in the lives of seven New York City artists and dreamers struggling to live life as their truest selves among the HIV/AIDS crisis. Opening night performance begins at 8 p.m. $39

Fisher Theatre (map)
3011 W. Grand Blvd.
New Center
phone 313-872-1000
Rent

2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Jan. 19-27, 5:30 p.m.

Usually, when “Detroit” and “figure skating” share a sentence, the next names that usually follow are “Nancy Kerrigan” and “Tonya Harding.” Nearly 25 years since the infamous Cobo Arena knee-bashing (which also perhaps cemented the word “Whyyyyyy!” in pop culture history), the U.S. Figure Skating Championships returns to the city with a triple-axle-landing vengeance. The 2019 iteration will post up at Little Caesars Arena for a six-day, 15-session event during which champions will be crowned in women, men, pairs, and ice dance categories at Junior and Senior Championship levels. What’s at stake? Well, it’s the final qualifying event to determine the U.S. teams eligible for Olympic competition, that’s what. $15+

PBS POV Documentary Screening: "Of Men and War"

Fri., Jan. 18, 5-9 p.m.
phone 248-476-1122
cpyeatt@msp.edu

@ Michigan School of Psychology, 26811 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Free screening of the PBS POV film “Of Men and War” created by filmmaker Laurent Bécue-Renard. Doors at 5:00 PM; The film will begin at 5:30 PM. Expert panel with Q&A to follow the film. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. For more information, please visit: http://www.pbs.org/pov/. Free

https://msp.edu/event/pbs-pov-film-screening-of-men-and-war/
Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone 313-833-7900

Inside Out!

Fri., Jan. 18, 6-8 p.m.
phone 248-477-1135
asmith@fhgov.com
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Enjoy the outside - INSIDE! Start your evening off with a picnic dinner of deli sandwiches and dirt pudding. Learn to fish, shoot archery, or jump for joy on our bouncer. Dan the Creature Man from The Little Creatures Co. will be presenting a hands-on display featuring healthy exotic animals at 7:15pm. Don't miss this great opportunity to explore the outdoors! Registration required for both adult and child. R/NR fees $8/$13 $8 F.Hills Residents / $13 Non-residents

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William M. Costick Activities Center (map)
28600 11 Mile Rd.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (248) 473-1800; (248) (FAX)

Juice Wrld

Fri., Jan. 18, 6 p.m.

$35+

Fogolar Furlan (map)
1800 North Service Road
Greater Detroit Area BCNSA Presents: A Golden Mind Gala
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