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9-10 FRI-SAT • FILM All About Eve — Though she wasn’t originally cast in the role of aging theater actress Margo Channing in the 1950 hit, All About Eve, it is hard to imagine anyone besides Bette Davis playing the part. This classic film about a backstabbing ingenue, Eve Harrington (played by Anne Baxter), and the sordid world of Broadway stardom has become an American favorite. Experience it on the silver screen at the Redford Theatre (17360 Lahser Drive, Detroit). Show times are Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Organ overtures begin 30 minutes before show time. “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night.” Call 313-383-0133 for further information.

 

9 FRI • ART Detroit Design — “This show is about functional sculpture — art that is utilitarian. From chairs made of glass by Maxwell Davis to shoes made of steel by Tom Carbone, the curators … set out to show how useful objects can stand alone as art,” says Aaron Timlin, executive director of the Detroit Artists Market. Just in time to take the spotlight off of the North American International Auto Show and focus on the design capabilities of many of Motor City’s foremost non-automotive designers, Detroit Design is an exhibition that will feature all kinds of works that do not include a carburetor or a Hemi. This show will feature pieces from six furniture designers, two fashion designers and four designers of wearable art. At the Detroit Artist’s Market (4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit). Preview reception will be on Friday, Jan. 9, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and will feature music from WDET’s Liz Copeland and food from Agave. Tickets for the preview are $25. After 7:30 p.m., there will be a free reception that is open to the public. Runs through Jan. 25. Call 313-832-8540 for further information.

 

9&11 FRI & SUN • MUSIC George Crumb Trio — Formed more than a decade ago, this internationally acclaimed Austrian group uses cello, piano and the entire flute family (bass flute to piccolo) to tackle a repertoire from Bach and Ravel through George Crumb and other contemporary composers. Crumb, for his part, has proclaimed his pride in having the group adopt his name, comparing them to the far-better-known Kronos Quartet. The trio plays at 6:30 & 8 p.m. Jan. 9 as part of the Detroit Institute of Arts Friday evening activities (free with admission) and for the Sunday, Jan. 11, Brunch with Bach concert at 11:30 a.m. ($22 for adults and $11 for children with brunch; $5 for concert-only seats). The DIA is at 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Call 313-833-7900.

 

11 SUN • ART What: Two Man Show — In the ever-changing realm of modern photography, the bells and whistles that are now available can change what was once a hands-on process into a technological nightmare. Artists Adam Gabriel Winnie and Christopher Pierce have resisted the enticements of digital photography and computer enhancement, opting instead for old-fashioned exploration of the art behind picture-taking. Using handheld cameras and developing processes that range anywhere from silk screens to a little ol’ thang called chromoskedasic pseudo-solarization (say that ten times fast), the ever-changing relationship between the medium and the man is documented. Interesting. At the Dreamland Theater (44 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti). Call 734-657-2337 for further information. Opening reception: Sunday, Jan. 11, from 7-10 p.m., exhibit runs through Jan. 31.

 

13 TUE • MUSIC The Talk— What would rock bands be these days without the graft of indie hype? Now that major record labels have become bastions of pop music and overproduced muck, the new trend for balls-out rock ’n’ roll is simply going to have to be the smaller label. Enter the Talk. With a little bit of punk and a little bit o’ soul, this Morisen Records (who?) foursome makes for one damn fine outfit. Check ’em out at the Lager House (1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit) with Hero Pattern and the Smarties. Call 313-961-4668 for further lowdown.

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