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SuperNatural Woman: Closing Reception

Sat., Jan. 19, 8 p.m.

When Irwin House Gallery opened its doors last year, it did so nearly five months ahead of schedule: The gallery quickly changed its plans due to the death of Aretha Franklin. “SuperNatural Woman: Tribute to the Queen” was curated to honor the spirit of the late Queen of Soul, and features a range of mediums from artists Mahogany Jones, Makeba Rainey, Marsha Music, Noreen Dean Dresser, Steven Lopez, and others. For its closing reception, the gallery has arranged for a ’60s-style house party with music curated by Drake Phifer. Guests are “encouraged to don their funkiest ’60s, Aretha-inspired attire” — channel the energy from gallery’s location, as it is just blocks away from Franklin’s father’s New Bethel Baptist Church on Linwood Street and the singer’s childhood home on LaSalle Boulevard. suggested donation

Scream Out The Silence: Benefit concert for suicide awareness

Sat., Jan. 19, 8 p.m.

The Scream Out the Silence: Suicide Awareness concert at the Old Miami has one mission — to get loud and help out. Hosted by newly formed Morris Choice Entertainment, the Scream Out concert will benefit Detroit nonprofit Six Feet Over, which provides survivors of suicide loss financial assistance as well as outreach programs, awareness, and other resources regarding suicide prevention. Lending their sounds to the cause are Honeybabe, the Idiot Kids, and ZZvava, as well as DJ Raphy. $5

Old Miami (map)
3930 Cass Ave.
Midtown
phone (313) 831-3830; (313) (FAX)
Scream Out The Silence: Benefit concert for suicide awareness

J. Phlip

Sat., Jan. 19, 9 p.m.
sm1@paxahau.com

If you’re going to use the term “acid booty bass” it better damn well be in reference to Jessica Phillippe, aka DJ J. Phlip. The engineer-turned-DirtyBird crew member-turned-solo world traveler has bounced between her Chicago roots and San Francisco and has closed out Detroit’s own Movement Music Festival with her infectious and improvisational acid house blends. (Obviously, she’s also a highlight of the DirtyBird Campout.) While she is a master behind the decks, she can’t resist treasure hunting in record stores, to touch base with her underground roots. Sonya Alvarez is also on the bill. $15

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TV Lounge (map)
2548 Grand River Ave
Midtown J. Phlip

Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekends

Fri., Jan. 18, 11 a.m., Sat., Jan. 19, 11 a.m., Sun., Jan. 20, 11 a.m., Mon., Jan. 21, 11 a.m., Fri., Jan. 25, 11 a.m., Sat., Jan. 26, 11 a.m., Sun., Jan. 27, 11 a.m., Fri., Feb. 8, 11 a.m., Sat., Feb. 9, 11 a.m., Sun., Feb. 10, 11 a.m., Fri., Feb. 15, 11 a.m., Sat., Feb. 16, 11 a.m. and Sun., Feb. 17, 11 a.m.

Cold weather blows, but winter can be a blast — and it is, thanks to Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekends. Entering its 14th year, the fest will switch to a four-weekend, totally free admission format this year, continuing the tradition of wintery, family-friendly programming full of marshmallow-roasting, ice sculptures, free ice skating (on the first and last weekends), zip-lining, a Polar Plunge to support the Special Olympics, and the return of a festival favorite, the 30-foot slide. This year’s musical lineup welcomes headliners Thornetta Davis and Laith Al-Saadi, DJs as part of the Movement Music Festival showcase, as well as 30 other artists. free

Michigan Central Station Winter Festival

Mondays-Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Continues through Jan. 27

Ford Motor Co. is celebrating its recent acquisition of the old Michigan Central Station with a winter festival set to coincide with the North American International Auto Show. Organizers say to expect a 3D-light show projected onto the historic building's facade, live painting, ice carving, fire pits and s'mores, and food trucks. History buffs, take note: The company will also display artifacts that have been scrapped, stolen, or otherwise removed from the long-abandoned train station, which have been coming out of the woodwork in recent months — including the once grand train station's historic clock that was anonymously given to the company after it purchased the building. Free

Annica Cuppetelli: Measures of Constriction

Through March 2, 6-9 p.m.

Interested in how fashion is tailored to constrict the female figure and ultimately, to transform it, the artist borrows techniques and materials from garment-making to create forms that evoke fashion but function instead as sculpture and space. Free admission

Rent

Tuesdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Continues through Jan. 20

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 525,600 (x 20) minutes since a little-known composer unleashed one of the most influential musicals in the history of American theatre. Celebrating 20 years, Jonathan Larson’s Rent continues to preach love, diversity, and creativity in spite of circumstance. The rock opera has scored a Pulitzer Prize and four Tony Awards, and has received the Hollywood treatment with a film starring Rosario Dawson — and now, a stunning 20th-anniversary production. Described as a “re-imagining of Giacomo Puccini’s opera, La Bohème,” Rent tracks one year in the lives of seven New York City artists and dreamers struggling to live life as their truest selves among the HIV/AIDS crisis. Opening night performance begins at 8 p.m. $39

Fisher Theatre (map)
3011 W. Grand Blvd.
New Center
phone 313-872-1000
Rent

North American International Auto Show

Starts Jan. 19. Mondays-Sundays, 9 a.m. Continues through Jan. 27

Now that the international automotive media swarm is gone, Detroit's annual auto show opens to the public. This is one of the last years the long-running industry expo will be held in the winter; organizers are reportedly considering switching NAIAS to a warmer weather event. $14

2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Jan. 19-27, 5:30 p.m.

Usually, when “Detroit” and “figure skating” share a sentence, the next names that usually follow are “Nancy Kerrigan” and “Tonya Harding.” Nearly 25 years since the infamous Cobo Arena knee-bashing (which also perhaps cemented the word “Whyyyyyy!” in pop culture history), the U.S. Figure Skating Championships returns to the city with a triple-axle-landing vengeance. The 2019 iteration will post up at Little Caesars Arena for a six-day, 15-session event during which champions will be crowned in women, men, pairs, and ice dance categories at Junior and Senior Championship levels. What’s at stake? Well, it’s the final qualifying event to determine the U.S. teams eligible for Olympic competition, that’s what. $15+

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1570 Woodward Ave
Downtown Detroit
phone 313-338-2780
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