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Detroit Public Library Presents Susan Rice

Sun., Jan. 19, 2-4 p.m.
Main | Detroit Public Library 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit Midtown

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Susan Rice is calling bullshit. Rhodes Scholar and former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. and National Security Adviser to President Barack Obama tore into President Donald Trump after he blamed the Obama administration for funding the very missiles that struck Iraqi bases last week. “This is another series of despicable lies by President Trump,” Rice told MSNBC. “The fact that three years after taking office he remains obsessed with President Obama shows President Trump’s extreme weakness & insecurity.” In her 500-page New York Times 2019 bestselling memoir, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For, Rice takes an opportunity to reclaim her voice outside of U.S. politics while also walking the reader through the experience of being tasked with incredibly difficult decisions on behalf of the country and what it was like to disagree with, yet endorse, the president’s military action in Syria. Tough Love takes the reader through many of the turning points in Rice’s career, including Benghazi, Black Hawk Down in Somalia, and the Rwandan genocide, to her first contact with Obama in 2004, the emotional toll of her parents’ painful divorce, and motherhood. Rice will appear at the Detroit Public Library’s main branch for a discussion and book signing. 313-481-1300


Sun., Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Sound Board 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Buy from Ticketmaster$41-$55

When you hear Ja Rule let out a “Woo! Right back atchya,” you just know that an early 2000s Ashanti banger is about to drop. Since signing to Ja’s Murder Inc. Records at just 21 years old — which is when she released her No. 1 bop “Foolish” and award-winning, self-titled debut record — Ashanti, now 39, is ready to return to her R&B roots. Last year, the “Rock Wit U’’ singer appeared as herself on an episode of the Dynasty reboot on CW, launched a swimwear collaboration with PrettyLittleThing online boutique, and teased new tracks from her forthcoming record, due out this year, marking her first LP since 2014’s Braveheart. Though Ashanti’s breathy tonality may not scale to Jennifer Hudson-level heights, what has set her apart is her “I have a secret” vocals, which, according to a forgetful Ja Rule, may have ended up on a song for Jennifer Lopez? Weird. During an interview with Bravo’s Andy Cohen, Cohen asked Ja about a rumor that suggests Ashanti sang J.Lo’s parts on their 2001 collaboration, “I’m Real.” While Ja may not know if her vocals ended up on the final cut, as Ashanti suggested in 2014, he did say he wrote the track for J.Lo but enlisted Ashanti to demo it as a reference because Ja didn’t have the vocal chops to make it sound enticing. Ashanti stoked these rumors in 2014, adding that it was bittersweet, considering she wanted the song for herself but was flattered that J.Lo ended up using her vocals. Talk about Big Libra Energy.

Charivari Bowl Series

Sun., Jan. 19, 5 p.m., Thu., Jan. 23, 5 p.m., Sun., Feb. 9, 5 p.m., Sun., March 8, 5 p.m. and Sun., March 22, 5 p.m.
Bowlero Lanes & Lounge 4209 Coolidge Hwy., Royal Oak Greater Royal Oak Area

While it was recently redesigned with a decidedly rock ’n’ roll vibe, Royal Oak’s Bowlero is the perfect home for a new biweekly DJ night hosted by Charivari, the free, three-day electronic music festival set to return to Detroit for its seventh year in August — the groovy lounge calls to mind the nocturnal playboy described in the lyrics of A Number of Names’ proto-techno hit “Sharevari.” Anyway, each night of the Charivari Bowl series features 10 Detroit-based DJs and two stages. Sunday features Mike Brown, Bruce Bailey, Jarsych, Tony Foster, Walter Glasshouse, and Raymond Hill on the Bowling Alley Stage, and Pat Osiris, DJN10se, Pilar Cote, Powdrblu, Mike Rott, Darron Merritt, and DJN10se on the Bar Stage. The event continues on Feb. 9 and 23, and March 8 and 22. (248) 549-7500

Structures of Light

Through Jan. 31
Culture Lab Detroit 1301 Broadway St, Detroit Downtown Detroit

For Structures of Light, a joint show from Cranbrook Academy of Art and Playground Detroit, artist and educator Scott Klinker uses new LED neon technology to transform a downtown Detroit space into a light-up wonderland — “like entering the space of a glowing, geometric line drawing,” according to the event curators. Should make a great selfie photo op.

Klinker is currently Designer-in-Residence at Cranbrook, where he received his MFA in 1996. Klinker led the product design program at the Kanazawa International Design Institute in Japan, where he founded his independent studio, Scott Klinker Design, and has worked with clients like Herman Miller, Alessi, Steelcase, Landscape Forms, Burton Snowboards, and more.

Opening reception from 6-9 p.m.


Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes

Through Feb. 8
Holding House Gallery 3546 Michigan Ave., Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Here, the word “preoccupations” is a double entendre — it can refer to both Palestinians’ longstanding preoccupation with landscape art, but also Israel’s occupation of Palestine, which has transformed the terrain with military checkpoints and the West Bank wall. Curated by Kathy Zarur, this show features photos, paintings, and mixed-media from Palestinian artists Ryah Aqel, Zeina Barakeh, C. Gazaleh, Najib Joe Hakim, Manar Harb, Yazan Khalili, Suhad Khatib, and Mary Tuma. The show’s run includes a panel discussion and brunch at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12; a conversation between Zarur and University of Michigan Islamic Arts lecturer Sascha Crasnow about the challenges of curating exhibitions of Palestinian art in the U.S. at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16; a “Building a Palestine Library” event from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25; a zine-making worksop from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1; and a closing reception from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8.

C. Gazaleh, "Flight Over Jerusalem," 2015. Ink on paper.

Through Feb. 22
Simone DeSousa Gallery 444 W. Willis St., Units 111 and 112, Detroit Midtown

Simone DeSousa Gallery has two exhibitions opening on Saturday. Always Sometimes Never is a solo exhibition of paintings by Timothy van Laar, made up of new works alongside selected works from the 1980s and ’90s. Meanwhile, I went to work but I did not get there has new work from Ryan Standfest, which draws on Standfest’s love of all things old-school, like comic strips and tabloid newsprint. (313) 833-9000

American Paintings from Nancy and Sean Cotton Collection, 1850-1940

Through April 5

This partnership with the the Detroit Institute of Arts exhibits 40 paintings made during the 90 years between 1850 and 1940 — a period of time that includes the Civil War, World War I, and the outset of World War II. The collection, “drawn from a turbulent epoch, presents a fascinating historical snapshot,” according to organizers. “If art is a mirror of its time, what do these forty paintings say about the ninety-years between 1850 and 1940?” Works include Seymour Joseph Guy, Carl Hirschberg, and Thomas Moran, among others.

Opening reception from 5-7 p.m on Friday, Jan. 10. Runs through Sunday, April 5.

(248) 370-3005

Disney's Princess and the Frog

Sun., Jan. 19, 10 a.m.

(248) 661-1900; (248) (FAX)

The Bridal Show at Great Oaks Country Club

Sun., Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Great Oaks Country Club 777 Great Oaks Blvd, Rochester Hills Greater Rochester Area

Buy Tickets$10

Oakland County's prettiest Bridal Show is back on January 19th at The Great Oaks Country Club! The best bridal boutiques, bakeries, florists and everything else you may need will be there to make your wedding a once-in-a-lifetime event to remember The first 100 brides will get swag bags stuffed with items from our vendors, so register online now for free admission and show up early! Tickets will also be available at the door for $10. 248-524-4868

2020 Southeastern Michigan Polish Winter Celebration

Sun., Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Buy Tickets$5 - $6

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As cold and wintry weather settles into metro Detroit, what better way could there be to warm your spirits (and your insides) than with delicious Polish food. This one-day event will feature delicious food from 8 incredible Polish food vendors, live and deejayed Polish and American music, cold Polish and domestic beer, authentic Polish dancers, an expansive shopping bazaar, kids' activities and more. At this time, only General Admission tickets remain and will likely sell out ahead of time. Please purchase your tickets in advance. 248-809-9644

Great Oaks Country Club Bridal Show

Sun., Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Great Oaks Country Club 777 Great Oaks Blvd, Rochester Hills Greater Rochester Area

Buy TicketsPreregister Free/ $10 at the door

The Gazette Bridal Show at Great Oaks Country Club connects brides, grooms and their families with some of the best companies in the bridal industry that will make their wedding a once-in-a-lifetime event to remember. A Very Special Bridal Show - A First Class Event! This Bridal Show features complimentary valet parking, food tastings, champagne and wine tastings plus great prizes and much more! Register online in advance for free tickets or $10 at the door. 248-524-4868

Sean Dobbins Trio

Sun., Jan. 19, 11:30 a.m.

An American in Paris

Sun., Jan. 19, 1 p.m.
Maple Theater 4135 West Maple Road, Bloomfield Township Greater Birmingham Area

Steps for Growing and Marketing Your Business

Sun., Jan. 19, 1-3 p.m.

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@ Lyon Township Public Library, 27005 S. Milford Rd. South Lyon MI 48178
Businesses need to understand their customers needs through market research. Branding is an important consideration that conveys your image as a business, and whether you understand your target market or not. Learn about various marketing strategies (including social media influences), what's right for you and why customer retention matters. Registration Requested 2484378800

Boylesque (Drag Queen) Bingo

Sun., Jan. 19, 1 p.m.

Buy Tickets$22-$30

Wedding Event Show presented by Whimsical Occasions at The San Marino Club

Sun., Jan. 19, 1-4 p.m.
The San Marino Club 1685 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy Greater Royal Oak Area

Buy Tickets2 Free Admissions with a copy of this web page ($20 value)

Live Fashion Shows & Prizes Every 15 Minutes!! Take pleasure in an afternoon filled with wedding exhibits, planning ideas, fashions and fun! Don’t miss an opportunity to meet some of the most sought after leading wedding professionals and learn creative ideas for your wedding! Many exhibitors will be offering demonstrations, samples and money-saving show specials. Plus, you will have the chance to WIN Great Gifts and Prizes. Online reservations are encouraged! 248-909-6511

Botanical Cocktails Workshop

Sun., Jan. 19, 1 p.m.
Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery 7258 County Rd 50, Amherstburg Canada

Buy Tickets$35-$40

Dominique Henson’s Book Launch/ Signing

Sun., Jan. 19, 1 p.m.
Hampton Inn Southgate 13555 Prechter Boulevard, Southgate Greater Detroit Area

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Blithe Spirit

Sun., Jan. 19, 2 p.m.
Meadow Brook Theatre 207 Wilson Hall, Rochester Greater Rochester Area

Buy from Ticketmaster$41

(248) 377-3300

Colonizing Mars

Sun., Jan. 19, 2 p.m.
Main | Detroit Public Library 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit Midtown

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Free tour: "Mari Katayama"

Sun., Jan. 19, 2-3 p.m.

Japanese artist Mari Katayama (born 1987) features her own body in a provocative series of works combining photography, sculpture, and textile. orn with a developmental condition, the artist had both her legs amputated at the age of nine and has worn prosthetics ever since. In order to fill a deep gap between her own understanding of self and physicality, and contemporary society’s simplistic categorizations, Katayama began to explore her identity by objectifying her body in her art. In photographs she assumes different personas, dressed in revealing lingerie in private, domestic spaces or in dramatic waterscapes. (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)

Mari Katayama

Sun., Jan. 19, 2 p.m.

(734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)

2020 Vision Board Party

Sun., Jan. 19, 3 p.m.
Detroit Mama Hub 18032 James Couzens Freeway, Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$25

UMMA Book Club: Stories from the North

Sun., Jan. 19, 3-4 p.m.

Please join us for a monthly gathering that offers a starting point to discover a variety of narratives pertaining to the cultures of North American Indigenous people featuring the works of Inuit authors. Each of the four gatherings will present an opportunity to enjoy traditional storytelling as well as discuss books written by contemporary Inuit and Native American authors. January's book is "The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet" by Sheila Watt-Cloutier . (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)

2020 Vision of Health & Wealth

Sun., Jan. 19, 5 p.m.
Tuli Hair Spa and Wellness Boutique 27224 Southfield Rd, Lathrup Village Greater Birmingham Area

Buy Tickets$30

Greyson Chance

Sun., Jan. 19, 6 p.m.
The Shelter 431 E. Congress St., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Buy from Ticketmaster$15


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