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GRiZMAS

Fri., Dec. 13, 7 p.m.
Masonic Temple 500 Temple St., Detroit Midtown

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On the first day of Christmas, my true bae gave to me, one saxophone-wielding, Kush-smoking philanthropist and DJ. Michigan’s own GRiZ is coming home for the holidays once again, gifting us with his 12-day charity event. The 12 Days of GRiZMAS is returning for the sixth year, with roller disco, yoga, dodgeball, crafts and cocktails, and, of course, the main event: back-to-back-to-back concerts by Old Saint Kick out the beats himself, GRiZ, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre and the Masonic Temple. This year’s funds will once again go to benefit Seven Mile, a nonprofit that develops free music, arts, and coding programs to Detroit’s inner-city youth. In the past two years, the 12 Days of GRiZMAS has raised more than $100,000 for the organization. 313- 832-7100

Neighborhood on the Edge: Who gets to choose what happens to the Hubbard Richard Neighborhood?

Through Dec. 22
Mexicantown Center 4114 W. Vernor, Detroit Greater Detroit Area


Detroit’s Hubbard Richard neighborhood is due for even more changes soon. A quarter-century ago, “Matty” Moroun leveled dozens of houses in the community for his Ambassador Bridge. Now, with Ford Motor Co.’s purchase of the nearby former Michigan Central Station, the neighborhood will likely experience an influx of real estate speculators — which could mean many longtime members of the community get pushed out.

A new multimedia art exhibition offers a portrait of the community as it is now. Titled Neighborhood on the Edge: Who gets to choose what happens to the Hubbard Richard Neighborhood?, the show is a collaboration between activist and Matrix Theatre Company founder Shaun Nethercott and photographer Carlos Dueweke-Perez, featuring 10 life-sized photos of local residents, who have shared and recorded stories about their community. The installation is part of a city-wide, multi-disciplinary series featuring 22 commissioned exhibitions, performances and events developed by Kresge Artist Fellows.

Opening reception from 3-6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, Mexicantown Latino Cultural Center, 2835 Bagley Ave., Detroit; 313-626-6232. Show runs through Sunday, Dec. 22. (313) 842-0450

Humble and Human: Impressionist Era Treasures from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Detroit Institute of Arts, an Exhibition in Honor of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.

Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Jan. 5
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


If you haven’t had a chance to behold the beauty of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ new Impressionist-era exhibition, there’s still time. The museum announced last week that it will now run through Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The show, which opened in June, was originally supposed to come down in October. The museum says it made the decision to keep it open due to near-record attendance: more than 100,000 people visited the exhibition in its first 13 weeks, and 200,000 are expected by the new closing date, which will make it the highest-attended exhibition at the DIA in nearly 20 years. The show features 44 works by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters like Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and more. Many of the works on display had never been shown in Detroit. It honors the late art collector Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., the founder and owner of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills who lived in the Detroit area for much of his life. 313-833-7900

Planetarium show: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

Fridays, Saturdays, 9 p.m. Continues through Dec. 21
Cranbrook Institute of Science 39221 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills Greater Birmingham Area


Per the program description, this is not the laser Floyd of yesteryear. In fact, there’s not a single laser to be found. Cranbrook Institute of Science’s month-long Dark Side of the Moon planetarium engagement is more of a visual interpretation of one of the most influential records of all time. By the looks of the trailer, the planetarium show is more M.C. Escher meets the party lighting section of Spencer’s Gifts meets LSD — all of which make for a great trip into Pink Floyd’s magnum opus on depravity, human fragility, corporate greed, and mental illness. (248) 645-3200

Bell Isle Holiday Stroll

Fri., Dec. 13, 5 p.m.
Belle Isle Belle Isle Park, Detroit Greater Detroit Area


(313) 393-4075

Merry & Bright Shopping Night

Fri., Dec. 13, 5-9 p.m.

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Holiday gifts galore, plus beverages and tasty treats to warm your spirits! Plus win up to $500 in MerriMoney! Fill out the entry form on the Merry & Bright Shopping Maps that are distributed that evening. Two lucky shoppers drawn from the entry forms collected will win $250 each. No purchase necessary! 248-658-3350

2019 BYOB Trolley / Bus Christmas Light Tours

Fri., Dec. 13, 5:15 p.m.
Hamlin Pub 22 Mile and Hayes 48929 Hayes Road, Shelby charter Township Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$60-$70

Dinner Show: John Salvage

Fri., Dec. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
PJ's Lager House 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit Corktown


Friday November 29th at PJ's Lager House Johnny Salvage Free show in the front room, 5:30-7:30pm (313) 961-4668

Holiday Lights & Booze Cruise!

Fri., Dec. 13, 6 p.m.
48226 Detroit, Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$37

Opening Preview Party - Winter Exhibitions

Fri., Dec. 13, 6-9 p.m.
Cranbrook Art Museum 39221 N. Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills Greater Birmingham Area


Join us for the exclusive preview celebration for three new exhibitions, Ruth Adler Schnee: Modern Designs for Living, In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-1969, and Christy Matson: Crossings. This event is free for ArtMembers, general admission tickets can be purchased at the door for $20, memberships may also be purchased at the door. Cash bar and light refreshments. 2486453323

Surreality Exhibition

Fri., Dec. 13, 6-9 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 14, 12-4 p.m.
Popps Packing 12138 St. Aubin, Detroit Hamtramck


The Surreality Exhibition displays work from the 2019 Wayne State University graphic design class. The students have been working hard over the past few months to prepare for the exhibition, which will be available to the public on December 13th and 14th at Popps Packing in Hamtramck. Come out, show your support, and see what the senior designers have been working on all semester! (313) 283-5501

CRUD - CD Release Party

Fri., Dec. 13, 7 p.m.
Token Lounge 28949 Joy Rd., Westland Greater Detroit Area

Buy from Ticketmaster$15


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Gary Hoey Ho Ho Hoey Rocking Holiday

Fri., Dec. 13, 7 & 8 p.m.
Magic Bag 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale Downtown Ferndale

Buy from Ticketmaster$40


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The Motet

Fri., Dec. 13, 7 p.m.
El Club 4114 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit Southwest

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze (Touring)

Fri., Dec. 13, 7 p.m.
Fox Theatre 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Buy from Ticketmaster$34-$69

Jeezy

Fri., Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Little Caesars Arena 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Buy from Ticketmaster$79+

FREE BAND CONCERT: The Art of the Holidays

Fri., Dec. 13, 7:30-9 p.m.
Towsley Auditorium Morris Lawrence Bldg, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor Greater Ann Arbor Area


FREE CONCERT: The 80-piece Washtenaw Community Concert Band rings in the holiday season with musical tributes to the rich traditions of this special time of year. Join the band as we bring our art to unwrap some of your favorite holiday tunes. Dr. Christopher Heidenreich, Conductor and Music Director. Free parking. Refreshments will be served. Towsley Auditorium at Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (734) 252-9221

ULTIMATE 80's PARTY featuring TIFFANY

Fri., Dec. 13, 8 p.m.
Saint Andrew's Hall 431 E. Congress St., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Buy from Ticketmaster$15


313-961-6358

A Christmas Carol

Fri., Dec. 13, 8 p.m.
Meadow Brook Theatre 207 Wilson Hall, Rochester Greater Rochester Area

Buy from Ticketmaster$44


(248) 377-3300

3DIVAS

Fri., Dec. 13, 8-11 p.m.
The Cube 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$15+

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Led by drummer Sherrie Maricle, this swingin’ powerhouse trio plays original, traditional, and contemporary standards from all genres of music, with their own unique style, innovative arrangements, and effervescent musical joy. 313-576-5111

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Fri., Dec. 13, 8 p.m.
The Music Box 3711 Woodward Ave, Detroit Greater Detroit Area

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(313) 576-5111

The Hellions EP Release Show with witchpucker and Betsy Soukup

Fri., Dec. 13, 8 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 14, 4-12:30 a.m.
Armageddon Beachparty Lounge 1517 Putnam Street, Detroit Midtown


**YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE RELEASE OF THE HELLIONS' EP. IT'S CALLED THE DELUSION SOLUTION.** DELUSION SOLUTION IS AVANT GARDE AF. RECORDED BY THE COLONEL LATE THIS SUMMER, THE EP IS ROMANTIC SLUDGE. THE SONGS ARE METAL AND SILK, TONIC AND POISON, LACE AND SMOKE. *****THE HELLIONS***** STACEY MACLEOD *GUITAR/VOCALS* (DEAR DARKNESS) HELEN LAMBRIX *VIOLIN* (MACHO) MARK OTHER *SYNTHESIZER* (FORMERLY OF BLOOD STONE) **WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS** witchpucker and BETSY SOUKUP 248-462-0889

Fat Angry Hens, The Picassos, The Paycheck Brigade

Fri., Dec. 13, 8-11:59 p.m.
PJ's Lager House 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit Corktown


Friday, December 13th at PJ's Lager House Fat angry hens ThePicassos The Paycheck Brigade @paycheckbrigade 8pm doors / 9pm music / $7 (313) 961-4668

Brian Regan

Fri., Dec. 13, 8 p.m.
The Fillmore 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit Downtown Detroit

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Stand-up comedian Brian Regan brings his tour to our city! Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations (From brianregan.com). Get Tickets: https://www.soundchronicle.com/tickets/Brian_Regan_Detroit_MI_2019-12-13_20-00 802-255-1826

Joshua Davis

Fri., Dec. 13, 8 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 14, 8 p.m.
Trinity House Theatre 38840 W. Six Mile Rd., Livonia Greater Detroit Area


(734) 464-6302

White Christmas

Fri., Dec. 13, 8 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 14, 2 & 8 p.m.
Redford Theatre 17360 Lahser Rd, Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$5

DJ GENE

Fri., Dec. 13, 9 p.m.
The Grasshopper Underground 22757 Woodward Ave., Ferndale Downtown Ferndale

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(248) 298-0330

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