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Two Can Play That Game

Sat., Oct. 21, 1:30, 5 & 8:30 p.m.

Je’Caryous Johnson is known for creating stage shows like Married but Single, Things Your Man Won’t Do, and For Love or Money — but this play is a little different. Originally a movie penned and directed by Mark Brown, Two Can Play That Game was released in 2001. It starred Vivica A. Fox, who will reprise her role as relationship guru Shanté Smith in this touring production. The play will follow the plot of the original film — Smith makes a plan to get her man in line after he’s caught stepping out with a coworker, but he’s got a few tricks up his sleeve.

Shows at 8 p.m. on Friday, 1.30 p.m., 5 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.; on Saturday; 350 Madison St., Detroit; 313-887-8500;; Tickets start at $59.50. $59.50
The Music Hall (map)
350 Madison Avenue
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 887-8503; (313) - (FAX)
Two Can Play That Game

Theatre Bizarre Gala

Sat., Oct. 21, 7 p.m.

Costumes are mandatory for this event. 21+ only

The Gala includes an open bar, strolling dinner and complimentary valet parking

Tickets can be found at Noir Leather in Royal Oak Or Leon & Lulu in Clawston - See link for additional locations $95+
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Masonic Temple (map)
500 Temple St.
phone (313) 832-7100; (313) 832-2922 (FAX)
Theatre Bizarre Gala

'Halloween' midnight screening

Sat., Oct. 21, 12 a.m.

Originally released in 1978, this classic slasher flick has become requisite viewing in October. A masked Michael Myers will filet his victims for your viewing pleasure during this two-night series at Royal Oak’s indie movie house. Tickets are cheap — you just have to imbibe enough alcohol and coffee to stay up after midnight. The theater will also play The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Oct. 27 and 28 and the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on Nov. 3 and 4 in honor of All Hallows’ Eve.

Shows start at midnight; 118 N. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-542-5198;; Tickets are $7. $7
Main Art Theatre (map)
118 N. Main St.
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone (248) 263-2111
'Halloween' midnight screening
Sat., Oct. 21, 6 p.m.

Detroit is a hotbed of artistic activity and this exhibit seeks to prove it. Detroit Diaspora will showcase work from several generations of Detroit artists who work in mediums of visual arts like paint and photography, among others. While some of the artists represented in the show were born and raised here, others spent a significant portion of their lives carving a career out in the city. The exhibit will include works by Garry Grant, Glenn Tunstull, Kimberly Camp, Larry Walker, Lisa Bradley, Robert Tomlin, McArthur Binion, Melvin Clark, Michael Kelly Williams, Omo Misha, and Amir Bey. The exhibit will run until Dec. 29.

Starts at 6 p.m.; 1505 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-965-8430;; Tickets are $5. $5
Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center (map)
311 E. Grand River
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 965-8430
The Detroit Diaspora gallery opening


Sat., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 22, 2:30 p.m.

Opera, shmopera — Rigoletto is a masterpiece of a stage performance and one of Giuseppe Verdi’s most celebrated works. To make it a little less stuffy, it’s been updated by Jonathan Miller to be set in Little Italy during the 1950s. Titular character Rigoletto finds himself at odds with a powerful mafia boss and the rest is a tale of tragedy and vengeance — doesn’t sound so stuffy now, does it?

Show starts at 7:30 p.m on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday; 1526 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-237-7464;; Tickets start at $35. $35
Detroit Opera House (map)
1526 Broadway
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 961-3500


Sat., Oct. 21, 8 p.m.

New York-based indie duo Cults have found a way to balance infectious indie sentimentality with a subtle air of synthetic dark magic. Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin lace Cults’ sound with an antigravity quality, thanks to shimmering arrangements and atmospheric vocals — it’s as if the Drive soundtrack took Molly in a graveyard. Only three records deep and Cults already lured us into a forever membership.

Doors open at 8 p.m.; 1501 Holden St., Detroit; 313-338-3674; Tickets are $19 in advance, $21 day of show. $19-$21

Marble Bar (map)
1501 Holden St.
New Center
phone (313) 551-3158

Love Never Dies

Sundays, 7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 29
phone 313-872-1000

An under-celebrated sequel to Andrew Lloyd Weber’s seminal Phantom of the Opera, this musical finds a beleaguered Christine Daaé and her wino husband (yes, Raoul de Chagny, who we always knew was a tosser) seeking fame and fortune in New York. Little do they know, the Opera Ghost isn’t far away. Will Team Phantom’s dreams finally come true? Shows at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $39

Fisher Theatre (map)
3011 W. Grand Blvd.
New Center
phone (313) 872-1000
Love Never Dies

God of Carnage

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

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

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 28

This popular Shakespeare play may come mid-autumn, but the timeless comedy is sure to entertain and delight as the impish fairy Puck attempts to confuse and bewilder a cast of couples who enter a magical forest on midsummer’s night. Show times vary. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for WSU faculty, alumni, and senior citizens, and $10 for students.

Hilberry Theatre (map)
4743 Cass Ave.
phone (313) 577-2972
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Detroit ’67

Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 22

This two-hour production by Dominique Morisseau dives into the dealings of a brother-and-sister run basement blind pig during the infamous 1967 rebellion in Detroit. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday; Tickets to all shows are $20.

Stagecrafters (map)
415 S. Lafayette
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone (248) 541-6430
Detroit ’67

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

Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 12

In celebration of the Mexican and Latin American celebration of the Day of the Dead, this popular ofrenda exhibit will once again return to the DIA. Traditional ofrendas will honor deceased loved ones with their favorite food, drinks, and mementos, along with photographs, sugar skulls, flowers, and more. Entry is free with museum admission. The hours are Tue-Thur:9 a.m.-4 p.m.,Fri:9 a.m.-10 p.m.,Sat-Sun: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon: closed.

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
phone (313) 833-7900
Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos

Process of Making: Undergraduate Work from Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design

Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Nov. 3

The student group exhibit will feature works in a variety of media. Opening reception, Friday, Oct. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.; Admission is free and open to the public.

The Rocky Horror Show

Mondays, Fridays, 8 p.m. and Saturdays, 7 & 10 p.m. Continues through Oct. 30
phone 248-545-5545

A classic tale of sexual awakening and lowkey cannibalism, The Rocky Horror Show follows engaged couple Brad Majors and Janet Weiss as they enter the macabre lair of Dr. Frank N. Furter and his creepy constituents. Shows at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Mondays, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturdays except Oct. 28 when shows are at 7 p.m. and midnight. Tickets are $10 to Monday night shows and $25 for Friday and Saturday night shows.

Ringwald Theatre (map)
22742 Woodward Ave.
Downtown Ferndale
phone (248) 545-5545
The Rocky Horror Show

The Art of Containment — Vessels from the Sidney Swidler Collection

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through March 31, 2018

Sidney Swidler’s work as a modern architect helped train his eye to pick up the essential elements of form, texture, glaze selection, craftsmanship, and artistic intent, which he used to collect nearly 1,000 piece of contemporary ceramic art. In 2010, he donated around 800 of those pieces to California’s Crocker Art Museum. Seven years later, he gave 100 pieces to the FIA, a gift that resulted in this exhibit. Hours of the museum are: Monday-Friday: 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Flint Institute of Arts (map)
1120 E. Kearsley St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone () -; () (FAX)
The Art of Containment — Vessels from the Sidney Swidler Collection
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