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Stacey Steers: Night Hunter

Fri., May 24, 6 p.m.

It took Colorado-based artist Stacey Steers four years to complete the 4,000 handmade collages that make up the unsettling 16-minute-long stop-motion animation of Night Hunter. The silent film pairs silent film star Lillian Gish and explores the feminine role within domesticity but with creepy eggs, bugs, bats, and snakes against a score that calls to mind Thom Yorke’s anxious Suspiria soundtrack.

In addition to a Friday screening at Detroit's K.OSS Contemporary Art Gallery,  Steers will display the “Night Hunter House” — a large-scale Victorian-style dollhouse where snippets from the film will be projected throughout the house’s many rooms. A smaller scale variation, titled the “Night Hunter Cottage,” will also be on display with shadow boxes and dismembered collages.

Event begins at 6 p.m.; 1410 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; 248-599-2232; kossgallery.com. Event is free.

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Florence + the Machine

Fri., May 24, 7:30 p.m.

Every once in a great while, a singer comes along whose vocals peel apart the atmospheric layer between heaven and earth, and for the last 10 years or so Florence Welch has been that singer.

Since, 2007, Welch and her band have been carrying the baroque-pop torch with a graceful blend of mainstream appeal and independent essence. The current tour is in support of 2018’s High As Hope — the ethereal outfit’s sweeping fourth record that creates space for Welch’s cathartic explosions. Most recently, though, Florence and the Machine provided a rare closing song for a Game of Thrones episode (which, when it aired, broke a Shazam record of 300,000 song inquiries in 24 hours).

The band performs on Friday at DTE Energey Music Theatre. Indie R&B singer-songwriter Blood Orange is also on the bill.

Event begins at 7:30 p.m.; 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-0100; 313presents.com. Tickets are $39.50+.

$25.50+

DTE Energy Music Theatre (map)
7774 Sashabaw Rd.
Greater Detroit Area
phone 248-645-6666
Florence + the Machine

Pride and Joy

Fri., May 24, 8 p.m., Sat., May 25, 2 & 8 p.m., Sun., May 26, 3 p.m., Thu., May 30, 8 p.m., Fri., May 31, 8 p.m., Sat., June 1, 2 & 8 p.m. and Sun., June 2, 3 & 7:30 p.m.

It’s no secret that Motown’s Marvin Gaye was masterful at creating iconic and very sensual love songs. Pride & Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical gives some context as to how the legend has become a posthumous romantic revolutionary.

Set against the sociopolitical backdrop of the 1960s, the musical features 28 songs spanning Gaye’s catalog as well as the Motown songbook. Pride & Joy also focuses on his early career as a session musician at Berry Gordy’s Hitsville USA, where he would eventually go on to record What’s Going On and meet his first wife and Gordy’s sister, Anna.

Opening night begins at 8 p.m. and runs through Sunday, June 2; 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-872-1000. See broadwayindetroit.com for full schedule. Tickets are $41+.

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82nd Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through June 2

For those who may be in doubt that children are the future, or could use a surge of inspiration, welcome back Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition, which is returning for its 82nd year. Despite Secretary of Education Cruella DeVos’ villainous attempt to cut educational budgets threatening Detroit’s public school programs, artistic students persevere with the support of the exemplary teachers working tirelessly to encourage self-expression. Explorations of imagination and visions of the future, as shown by students grades K-12, the exhibit will feature hundreds of works in a wide range of mediums, including paint, print, drawings, photography, ceramics, video, jewelry, and more. The exhibition will be on display through June 2. Free with museum admission

Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone 313-833-7900
82nd Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition

Engaging African Art: Highlights from the Horn Collection

Through May 26

A psychiatrist who now works and resides in Rochester, New York, Horn has continued to collect African art, amassing a sizable trove of 20th century works. He caught the attention of the Flint Institute of Arts director John Henry, who invited him to exhibit his collection in the museum. Starting this weekend, Horn's collection finds a temporary home in Flint as part of the museum's Black History Month celebrations. $10 donation

Flint Institute of Arts (map)
1120 E. Kearsley St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone () -; () (FAX)
Engaging African Art: Highlights from the Horn Collection

KAWS: Alone Again

Wednesdays-Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 4

Remember when that 17-foot creepy Mickey Mouse-esque statue curiously appeared on the grounds of Quicken Loans’ campus downtown last year? The KAWS creation titled “Waiting” ignited a conversation about public art and how it speaks to its surrounding community. Now, more KAWS is coming to Detroit: In partnership with Library Street Collective, MOCAD will display five sculptures, a site-specific wall work, and three paintings by the renowned Brooklyn-based street artist. Alone Again boasts bold colors, abstractions, deconstruction, and commentary on turbulent times. The museum’s spring exhibition opening also welcomes 12 never-before-seen paintings by figurative surrealist Eddie Martinez, as well as Nicolas Lobo’s Wellness Center, which will be on display at Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead. Work will be on display through Aug 4. $5 suggested donation

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) (map)
4454 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 832-6622
KAWS: Alone Again

Club Paradise A Woman's Touch

Fri., May 24, 6 a.m.

$25

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International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit (map)
111 East Kirby Street
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 871-8600; (313) (FAX)
Club Paradise A Woman's Touch
Exodos Rooftop (map)
529 Monroe Avenue
Greektown Mass Appeal Presents: Shipfam Movement BBQ 3.0

Techno Bicycle Tour

Fri., May 24, 1-4 p.m.
phone 313-656-2453
info@wheelhousedetroit.com

This tour will bring the beats that electrify Detroit to life. Spend an afternoon in the saddle visiting Detroit’s historic electronic music sites, including the Warehouse District, The Music Institute, and the Packard Plant. There will be a stop at Submerge, UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE's HQ, for a tour of Exhibit 3000, a museum and gallery dedicated to preserving the history of Detroit Techno. There is also a record store onsite. Time providing, we will then venture into Hamtramck for a visit to the site of the venerable Motor Lounge, a stop at Detroit Threads record/vintage shop, and a cup of coffee. $40 | $50 w bicycle rental

http://www.wheelhousedetroit.com/tours
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Wheelhouse Detroit (map)
1340 E. Atwater St.
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 656-2453
The Grasshopper Underground (map)
22757 Woodward Ave.
Downtown Ferndale
phone (248) 298-0330
Psycho Trippin' Detroit At Solar Flux Rooftop - Rain or Shine
London Chop House (map)
155 Congress
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 962-0277; (313) (FAX)
Come celebrate my Birthday with me and have a drink along with a cigar!!!
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