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Hazel, Ravines, and Downtown Crab Trap takeover

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 16
Hazel, Ravines and Downtown 34977 Woodward Ave., Birmingham Greater Birmingham Area

Winter in Michigan means one thing: everyone is so dang crabby. The lack of sunlight, the promise of snow, frigid temperatures, and, to top it off, the perfect hair day is beyond out of reach, thanks to this stupid hat and static electricity. Though spring break may feel like an eternity away, the folks over at Birmingham eatery Hazel, Ravines, and Downtown are bringing a bit of the Gulf Coast to our frosty Mitten state. Starting Jan. 21, Hazel’s will undergo a temporary makeover when it transforms into Hazel’s Crab Trap. The heart of the special event menu, which will be available through Feb. 16, is fresh stone crab, which will be flown in fresh from Florida daily. The crab event follows in the footsteps of the restaurant’s popular Lobster Pound takeover last summer and will also offer hushpuppies, conch fritters, alligator bites, several fresh grouper items, Cedar Key Clams, Buffalo calamari, as well as amped-up raw bar offerings, including king and snow crab, oysters, and shrimp. Even vegan Detroit pop-up Street Beet has gone coastal, creating a vegan addition to Hazel’s Crab Trap menu in the form of the Not-So-Crabby-Patty sandwich. Oh, and to make it feel a bit more like a vacation, Hazel’s will also offer frozen margaritas and daiquiris because just kill us already.

Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes

Through Feb. 8
Holding House Gallery 3546 Michigan Ave., Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Here, the word “preoccupations” is a double entendre — it can refer to both Palestinians’ longstanding preoccupation with landscape art, but also Israel’s occupation of Palestine, which has transformed the terrain with military checkpoints and the West Bank wall. Curated by Kathy Zarur, this show features photos, paintings, and mixed-media from Palestinian artists Ryah Aqel, Zeina Barakeh, C. Gazaleh, Najib Joe Hakim, Manar Harb, Yazan Khalili, Suhad Khatib, and Mary Tuma. The show’s run includes a panel discussion and brunch at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12; a conversation between Zarur and University of Michigan Islamic Arts lecturer Sascha Crasnow about the challenges of curating exhibitions of Palestinian art in the U.S. at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16; a “Building a Palestine Library” event from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25; a zine-making worksop from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1; and a closing reception from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8.

C. Gazaleh, "Flight Over Jerusalem," 2015. Ink on paper.

Through Feb. 22
Simone DeSousa Gallery 444 W. Willis St., Units 111 and 112, Detroit Midtown

Simone DeSousa Gallery has two exhibitions opening on Saturday. Always Sometimes Never is a solo exhibition of paintings by Timothy van Laar, made up of new works alongside selected works from the 1980s and ’90s. Meanwhile, I went to work but I did not get there has new work from Ryan Standfest, which draws on Standfest’s love of all things old-school, like comic strips and tabloid newsprint. (313) 833-9000

American Paintings from Nancy and Sean Cotton Collection, 1850-1940

Through April 5

This partnership with the the Detroit Institute of Arts exhibits 40 paintings made during the 90 years between 1850 and 1940 — a period of time that includes the Civil War, World War I, and the outset of World War II. The collection, “drawn from a turbulent epoch, presents a fascinating historical snapshot,” according to organizers. “If art is a mirror of its time, what do these forty paintings say about the ninety-years between 1850 and 1940?” Works include Seymour Joseph Guy, Carl Hirschberg, and Thomas Moran, among others.

Opening reception from 5-7 p.m on Friday, Jan. 10. Runs through Sunday, April 5.

(248) 370-3005

In the Beginning…

Through March 31, 5:30-8 p.m.
Detroit Center for Design + Technology 4219 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown

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With In The Beginning…, the Detroit Center for Design + Technology “explores the fragility and tenacity of feminine identity” through a multimedia exhibition curated by Sarah Ayers. The exhibition features photographic multimedia work by L. Mikelle Standbridge, sculptural multimedia work by Nancy Unger, sculptural installations by Dee Clements, and an interactive woven fiber-optic installation Irene Lavon Walker, tackling “ideas of women’s work, boundaries and expectation.”

Opening 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at DCDT Woodward Gallery, 4219 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 248-204-4060; No admission. Show runs through March 31.

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The Shining

Fri., Jan. 31, 12 a.m. and Sat., Feb. 1, 12 a.m.
Main Art Theatre 118 N. Main St., Royal Oak Greater Royal Oak Area



Fri., Jan. 31, 6 p.m.
The Shelter 431 E. Congress St., Detroit Downtown Detroit

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Early Music Chamber Music Recital

Fri., Jan. 31, 6 p.m.

(734) 764-0583

Cory Wong

Fri., Jan. 31, 6 & 10 p.m.
Blind Pig 208 S. First St., Ann Arbor Downtown Ann Arbor


Winter Landscape Painting Adults Class

Fri., Jan. 31, 6 p.m.
3919 Howard Ave 3919 Howard Avenue, Windsor Greater Detroit Area

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Umphrey's McGee

Fri., Jan. 31, 6 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 1, 6 p.m.
The Fillmore 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit Downtown Detroit

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Ripe, The New Respects

Fri., Jan. 31, 7 p.m.
El Club 4114 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit Southwest

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In Cold Blood and Ante Up

Fri., Jan. 31, 7 p.m.
The Sanctuary 2932 Caniff St., Detroit Greater Detroit Area

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Nourish to Flourish

Fri., Jan. 31, 7 p.m.
Great Floors 853 Division Road, Windsor Greater Detroit Area

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PKO Celebrates 31st Anniversary on the 31st

Fri., Jan. 31, 7-10 p.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto Club 2070 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor Greater Ann Arbor Area

The Paul Keller Orchestra will be celebrating its 31st anniversary on January 31st, 2020, at the Zal Gaz Grotto. Full band, 7 to 10pm, food and beverages at reasonable prices, plenty of free onsite parking, and a $10 cover charge. The only difference from its weekly Monday spot at the Grotto is that the celebration will be on Friday evening, January 31st. Let's cheer them on so they keep bringing live music to the Ann Arbor area for many more years. See you there. 734-663-1202

USA Hockey's NTDP vs Lake Superior State University

Fri., Jan. 31, 7 p.m.
USA Hockey Arena 14900 Beck Rd, Plymouth Greater Plymouth Area

USA Hockey's U18 National Team Development Program will play Lake Superior State University for Love Your Melon & Yooper Day as a part of the Kroger College Series! 734-453-6400

Soul Message

Fri., Jan. 31, 7 & 9 p.m.

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Crashing Cairo, No Alarms

Fri., Jan. 31, 7 p.m.
The Crofoot Ballroom 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac Downtown Pontiac

Buy from Ticketmaster$12

(248) 858-9333

A Night of Entertainment

Fri., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Essex Royal Canadian Legion 103 Talbot Street North, Essex Wyandotte

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A Bronx Tale

Fri., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Fisher Theatre 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit New Center

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Russian National Ballet: Swan Lake

Fri., Jan. 31, 8 p.m.
The Music Hall 350 Madison Ave., Detroit Greater Detroit Area

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The Russian National Ballet returns to Music Hall in 2020 performing Tchaikovsky's masterpiece, Swan Lake. Founded by Sergei (and director) - Elena Radchenko in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980’s, the company used their newfound creative freedom, influenced by the political movement, to invigorate the tradition of Russian Ballet with new developments in dance from around the world. (313) 887-8503; (313) - (FAX)

Music Hall Presents Russian National Ballet

Fri., Jan. 31, 8 p.m.
The Music Hall 350 Madison Ave., Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Buy from Ticketmaster$30-$50

(313) 887-8503; (313) - (FAX)

The Broadway Bunch

Fri., Jan. 31, 8 p.m.
Rockstar Music Hall 2418 Central Avenue, Windsor Greater Detroit Area

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Fri., Jan. 31, 8 p.m.
The Music Box 3711 Woodward Ave, Detroit Greater Detroit Area

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(313) 576-5111

Blithe Spirit

Fri., Jan. 31, 8 p.m.
Meadow Brook Theatre 207 Wilson Hall, Rochester Greater Rochester Area

Buy from Ticketmaster$43

(248) 377-3300

Run River North

Fri., Jan. 31, 8 p.m.
Magic Bag 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale Downtown Ferndale

Buy from Ticketmaster$20


Tantric Breath Activation

Fri., Jan. 31, 8:15 p.m.

Buy Tickets$15-$153

Stacey Pullen All Night Long

Fri., Jan. 31, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
TV Lounge 2548 Grand River Ave., Detroit Midtown

Buy Tickets$10+

Paxahau Presents Stacey Pullen (official page) - All Night Long Friday, January 31 TV Lounge 2548 Grand River Ave. Tickets >>> Doors open at 9pm 21+ welcome

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