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Detroit Christmas Tree Lighting

Fri., Nov. 17, 5 p.m.-12 a.m.

This 14-year-old tradition surrounds the 60-foot Norwegian spruce that was trucked in from Cadillac mere days after Halloween. The event will include a holiday-themed performance by U.S. Olympic medalist and four-time U.S. Figure Skating Champion Jeremy Abbott, plus live music from hometown heroines like Jessica Hernandez. As in years past, there will also be horse-drawn carriage rides along Woodward Avenue, plus the Campus Martius ice skating rink will open at 9 p.m. Organizers will erect a state-of-the-art sound system and LED video wall to ensure everyone has a clear view. There will also be photos with Santa, free hot chocolate, and a "Winter Fountain" bar. free

Light Up Beacon Park

Fri., Nov. 17, 5-11 p.m.
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Detroit’s newest park is going to get lit! In conjunction with the 14th Annual Detroit Tree lighting ceremony, Beacon Park makes history by expanding the event to two parks for the first time. The event will feature two live shows by blues queen Thornetta Davis, interactive light installations, a fire pit, and selfies with Santa. Throw in craft beer and we’re in (yes, they’ll have that, too). With free shuttles running between Beacon Park and Campus Martius until midnight, there’s no excuse not to jingle all the way downtown. free

Beacon Park (map)
1901 Grand River Ave
Downtown Detroit Light Up Beacon Park

INK UP!

Fri., Nov. 17, 6 p.m.
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In an age of endless typing and swiping on screens, it’s important to remember just how we got here. Thanks to revivalist nonprofit organization Signal-Return, we are reminded of just how important the art of the letterpress is. Located in the heart of Eastern Market, Signal-Return invites us to celebrate their 6th anniversary to raise funds for the print shop during their annual fundraiser. Third Man Records will be co-hosting the event with live music, its rolling record store, and other treats in addition to you-print-it holiday cards, typewriter games, and other hands-on events. $20

Signal-Return (map)
1345 Division St.
Eastern Market info@signalreturnpress.org
INK UP!

Jeremy Porter and The Tucos

Fri., Nov. 17, 7 p.m.

As far as the Motor City is concerned, there can never be enough rowdy, whiskey rock ’n’ roll. Thanks to Plymouth natives Jeremey Porter and the Tucos, we can keep the gritty, in-need-of-a-shower vibes going strong. Celebrating the release of their third record, Don't Worry, It’s Not Contagious, Jeremy Porter and the Tucos are as hook-heavy as the Replacements and as grimy as punk gods the Descendents. $7

PJ's Lager House (map)
1254 Michigan Ave.
Corktown
phone (313) 961-4668
Jeremy Porter and The Tucos

Pere Ubu

Fri., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.

“Avant-garage” rockers and Cleveland natives Pere Ubu were considered frontiers of underground rock when they performed on Late Night with David Letterman in 1991. Considering they’ve been kicking around their performance art punk since 1975 across 16 studio records, Pere Ubu is still one-of-a-kind 42 years later. Frontman David Thomas’ tormented whimsy leads the droning seven-piece into a bizarre and atmospheric world of rock ’n’ roll rarely visited. $20

Magic Bag (map)
22920 Woodward Ave.
Downtown Ferndale
phone 248-544-1991;
info@themagicbag.com
Pere Ubu

God of Carnage

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 16
phone 734-433-7673
purplerosetheatre.org

Despite the rather foreboding name, this stage production promises to be hilarious. As the winner of the 2009 Tony Award for best play, we’ll take their word for it. Show times vary. Tickets are $41 for adults, $38 for veterans, senior citizens, and teachers, and $20.50 for students.

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

Swimming Upstream

Sundays, 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays, Fridays, 8:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 23
phone 313-868-1347
detroitreptheatre.com

A modern tale of love and science, marine biologist Jennifer studies the effects of climate change on salmon spawning. The problem? Her boss won’t let her report her findings. Meanwhile, her sex-crazed mother can’t stop quoting Ronald Reagan and her boyfriend keeps likening salmon to Superman. Shows 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20

Detroit Repertory Theatre (map)
13103 Woodrow Wilson
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 868-1347
DetRepTh@aol.com
Swimming Upstream

Homemade Ice Cream: Jason Yates + Friends

Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Dec. 16

Detroit-born, Los Angeles-based artist Jason Yates will return to his hometown with his largest scale project to date. The exhibit will feature fully outfitted domestic spaces constructed inside the gallery, many of which were inspired by his childhood. Works by locals such as Martha Mysko, Jonathan Baker, Alexander Buzzalini, John Charnota, Leslie Rogers, and Victoria Shaheen will also be featured. The opening reception is Sept. 22 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Wasserman Projects (map)
3434 Russell Street
Downtown Detroit
phone 248-220-4628
Homemade Ice Cream: Jason Yates + Friends

A Raisin in the Sun

Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 18

Based on the classic poem by Langston Hughes, this stage production follows the Younger family as it fights inner discord and a mounting societal pressure. Shows are at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday; Tickets are $20 on Thursdays and $23.50 Friday-Sunday.

Stagecrafters (map)
415 S. Lafayette
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone (248) 541-6430
A Raisin in the Sun

A Streetcar Named Desire

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 19
phone 313-872-1000
broadwayindetroit.com

Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama takes a poignant look at one family’s electrifying relationship in 1940s New Orleans. When Stella’s destitute sister Blanche arrives, old wounds are reopened and new conflicts ignite as Blanche storms into her sister’s world and upends her marriage to her belligerent husband, Stanley. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for WSU faculty, alumni, and senior citizens, and $10 for students.

Hilberry Theatre (map)
4743 Cass Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 577-2972
A Streetcar Named Desire

American Landscape

Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through April 8, 2018

You don’t often hear about the LGBTQ+ civil rights fight in the context of Arab peoples, so it’s especially interesting to see the museum offer this show. At the center of it all is artist Nabil Mousa, an artist born in Syria but raised in a conservative Christian household in the United States. His willingness to use art as a way to comment on the religious and political has met with some controversy, such as a work of his that was banned from a public building at Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize two years ago. But the new show of his art is filled with the color orange, which Mousa uses to symbolize fear. ("Orange alert," anyone?) Runs through April 8, 2018.

Arab American National Museum (map)
13624 Michigan Ave.
East Downtown Dearborn
phone (313) 582-2266; (313) 582-1086 (FAX)
American Landscape

Basquiat before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 11, 2018

This traveling exhibit curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver will feature the entire cache of works made by Jean-Michel Basquiat during the year he lived with his friend Alexis Adler in a small apartment in the East Village.

Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
Basquiat before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980

Keith Haring: The End of the Line

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 11, 2018

Thirty years after he created a landmark temporary mural at Cranbrook, documentation of Keith Haring’s pivotal project will be presented alongside two bodies of work anticipated by the mural and made in collaboration with acclaimed beat poet William S. Burroughs — Apocalypse (1988) and The Valley (1989).

Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
Keith Haring: The End of the Line

Maya Stovall: Liquor Store Theatre Performance Films

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 11, 2018
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Considered an innovator in the disciplines of dance, theory, anthropology, ethnography, and contemporary art, Detroit-based Maya Stovall fuses all that work into an engaging film series of site-specific dance interventions that began in 2014. Cranbrook will feature the series and premiere a new film created in summer 2017 for the exhibition.

Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
Maya Stovall: Liquor Store Theatre Performance Films

Ryan McGinness: Studio Views and Collection Views

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through March 18, 2018

A corresponding exhibit to the McGinness and Tony Hawk’s Wayfinding skatepark in downtown Detroit, this installation will be based on his studio practice and will include a presentation of drawings and iconography created from artworks in the museum’s collection.

Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
Ryan McGinness: Studio Views and Collection Views
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