What's Going On: 10 reasons to leave the house this week

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Wed., 3/9-Thur., 3/10
“Requiem for the American Dream”
@ Cinema Detroit
Released and met with rave reviews at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, Requiem for the American Dream is a long-form documentary that sheds light on the collapse of the American Dream. Narrated and starring one of the most quoted intellectuals of our time, Noam Chomsky, the film provides a narrative feature on the socio-economic state of America, and how it came to be. Featuring interview footage accumulated over four years with Chomsky, Requiem is described as “required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future.” If you hope to have a shared stake in the future, head to Cinema Detroit and check out this critically acclaimed film.  
Shows start at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.; 4126 Third St., Detroit; 313-482-9028; requiemfortheamericandream.com; tickets start at $5.
Wed., 3/9-Thur., 3/10 “Requiem for the American Dream” @ Cinema Detroit Released and met with rave reviews at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, Requiem for the American Dream is a long-form documentary that sheds light on the collapse of the American Dream. Narrated and starring one of the most quoted intellectuals of our time, Noam Chomsky, the film provides a narrative feature on the socio-economic state of America, and how it came to be. Featuring interview footage accumulated over four years with Chomsky, Requiem is described as “required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future.” If you hope to have a shared stake in the future, head to Cinema Detroit and check out this critically acclaimed film. Shows start at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.; 4126 Third St., Detroit; 313-482-9028; requiemfortheamericandream.com; tickets start at $5.
Thursday, 3/10
Drink and Draw
@ MOCAD
It’s pretty self-explanatory. While some people indulge in adult coloring books, Detroiters attend Drink & Draw. After a rough day at work, join other members of the working class and drink and draw away your weekday stresses at the Museum of Contemporary Arts. Teaming up with AIGA Detroit at Drinks x Design, the MOCAD hosts the “post-work social event,” where adults can have a cocktail and unleash their inner artist. Regardless of your artistic skill level, anyone over the drinking age is welcome to join in the night event. Just bring your creativity. Colored pencils, markers, paper, etc. will be provided. 
Event starts at 5:30 p.m.; 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-6622; detroit.aiga.org; admission is free. (Photo via Detroit Design Festival's Facebook page.)
Thursday, 3/10 Drink and Draw @ MOCAD It’s pretty self-explanatory. While some people indulge in adult coloring books, Detroiters attend Drink & Draw. After a rough day at work, join other members of the working class and drink and draw away your weekday stresses at the Museum of Contemporary Arts. Teaming up with AIGA Detroit at Drinks x Design, the MOCAD hosts the “post-work social event,” where adults can have a cocktail and unleash their inner artist. Regardless of your artistic skill level, anyone over the drinking age is welcome to join in the night event. Just bring your creativity. Colored pencils, markers, paper, etc. will be provided. Event starts at 5:30 p.m.; 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-6622; detroit.aiga.org; admission is free. (Photo via Detroit Design Festival's Facebook page.)
Thur., 3/10 - Sat, 3/12 -
Short’s on the Road: Detroit Tour - Search for Short’s 
@ Detroit -
You may be wondering — how can a brewing company go on tour? Simple. Make a scavenger hunt out of it. The Short’s Brewing Co.’s crew is heading out to four Detroit bars throughout the weekend. No one will know what bars the crew will be hitting up unless they follow Short’s on Twitter and Facebook. Founder Joe Short and the rest of the brewing crew will be dropping hints to their location through tweets and Facebook statuses. Figure out which bar they’re at  based on the hints and you may win a prize. When there’s beer involved, it’s sure to be a good time. 
Starts at 5 p.m.; Detroit; 231-498-2300; shortsbrewing.com; admission is free.
Thur., 3/10 - Sat, 3/12 - Short’s on the Road: Detroit Tour - Search for Short’s @ Detroit - You may be wondering — how can a brewing company go on tour? Simple. Make a scavenger hunt out of it. The Short’s Brewing Co.’s crew is heading out to four Detroit bars throughout the weekend. No one will know what bars the crew will be hitting up unless they follow Short’s on Twitter and Facebook. Founder Joe Short and the rest of the brewing crew will be dropping hints to their location through tweets and Facebook statuses. Figure out which bar they’re at based on the hints and you may win a prize. When there’s beer involved, it’s sure to be a good time. Starts at 5 p.m.; Detroit; 231-498-2300; shortsbrewing.com; admission is free.
Friday, 3/18 -
Washes, Wax, Wood, and Wishes 
@ River’s Edge Gallery -
Kicking off the River’s Edge Gallery’s 2016 season, the art venue will be exhibiting the works of Laura Atkins, Robby Gall, Birgit Huttemann-Holz, and Tim Péwé. In a new exhibit titled “Washes, Wax, Wood, and Wishes,” traditional art mediums and pieces are rejuvenated and given a fresh, modern-day look. The show is described as “a nod to the mediums used and almost whimsical subject matters painted in traditional style.” Linking four artists who, without meeting, managed to create a similar style of art, “Washes, Wax, Wood, and Wishes” not only puts their works under the same roof, but also links traditional and modern art. 
Doors open at 6 p.m.; 3024 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte; 734-246-9880; artattheedge.com; admission is free.
Friday, 3/18 - Washes, Wax, Wood, and Wishes @ River’s Edge Gallery - Kicking off the River’s Edge Gallery’s 2016 season, the art venue will be exhibiting the works of Laura Atkins, Robby Gall, Birgit Huttemann-Holz, and Tim Péwé. In a new exhibit titled “Washes, Wax, Wood, and Wishes,” traditional art mediums and pieces are rejuvenated and given a fresh, modern-day look. The show is described as “a nod to the mediums used and almost whimsical subject matters painted in traditional style.” Linking four artists who, without meeting, managed to create a similar style of art, “Washes, Wax, Wood, and Wishes” not only puts their works under the same roof, but also links traditional and modern art. Doors open at 6 p.m.; 3024 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte; 734-246-9880; artattheedge.com; admission is free.
Saturday, 3/12 -
Michigan LGBT
Comedy Fest -
@ Dearborn Ford Community and Performing Arts Center
The Michigan LGBT Comedy Fest isn’t just for the gay community, but for everyone. They’ll even have an ASL interpreter and offer early seating for people with disabilities and, of course, hetero folks are welcome too. Four national comedians, Poppy Champlin, Sampson McCormick, Detroit Karinda Dobbins, and Jaye McBride will all perform during this hilarious evening brought to you by Equality Michigan. 
Starts at 8 p.m.; 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 313-537-7000 x105; comedyfest.org; tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.
Saturday, 3/12 - Michigan LGBT Comedy Fest - @ Dearborn Ford Community and Performing Arts Center The Michigan LGBT Comedy Fest isn’t just for the gay community, but for everyone. They’ll even have an ASL interpreter and offer early seating for people with disabilities and, of course, hetero folks are welcome too. Four national comedians, Poppy Champlin, Sampson McCormick, Detroit Karinda Dobbins, and Jaye McBride will all perform during this hilarious evening brought to you by Equality Michigan. Starts at 8 p.m.; 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 313-537-7000 x105; comedyfest.org; tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.
Saturday, 3/12
Anjelah Johnson
@ Royal Oak Music Theater
You know her as Bon Qui Qui, a disgruntled fast-food employee with tons of sass and zero filter who is prone to calling “se-cure-ity” if a customer places a complicated order. The actress and comedian actually got her start as as professional cheerleader and even performed at the Super Bowl, but after she became a YouTube sensation for her “Nail Salon” video she decided to pursue her dream of acting. She was a series regular on MADtv and has appeared in movies like Enough Said, Alvin and the Chipmunks the Squeakuel, and Our Family Wedding. There’s no doubt she’ll have you laughing ‘til you cry during this hilarious stand-up performance. 
Doors open at 8 p.m.; 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980 romtlive.com; tickets start at $36.
Saturday, 3/12 Anjelah Johnson @ Royal Oak Music Theater You know her as Bon Qui Qui, a disgruntled fast-food employee with tons of sass and zero filter who is prone to calling “se-cure-ity” if a customer places a complicated order. The actress and comedian actually got her start as as professional cheerleader and even performed at the Super Bowl, but after she became a YouTube sensation for her “Nail Salon” video she decided to pursue her dream of acting. She was a series regular on MADtv and has appeared in movies like Enough Said, Alvin and the Chipmunks the Squeakuel, and Our Family Wedding. There’s no doubt she’ll have you laughing ‘til you cry during this hilarious stand-up performance. Doors open at 8 p.m.; 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980 romtlive.com; tickets start at $36.
Sunday, 3/13 -
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
@ Music Hall -
Offering a new world and style of ballet, Alonzo King LINES ballet show that the style is more than just tutus and standing on your toes. A contemporary take on ballet, the Alonzo King LINES Ballet has been wowing audiences since 1982, under the direction of Alonzo King, a visionary in choreography and director of the ballet company. Taking the LINES company on tour, King showcases his latest production, Biophony. The production intertwines ballet and nature, using soundscapes orchestrated in collaboration with Bernie Krause and Richard Blackford. The production will show audiences a different way to look at ballet. 
Doors at 3 p.m.; 350 Madison St., Detroit; 313-887-8501; musichall.org; tickets start at $30.
Sunday, 3/13 - Alonzo King LINES Ballet @ Music Hall - Offering a new world and style of ballet, Alonzo King LINES ballet show that the style is more than just tutus and standing on your toes. A contemporary take on ballet, the Alonzo King LINES Ballet has been wowing audiences since 1982, under the direction of Alonzo King, a visionary in choreography and director of the ballet company. Taking the LINES company on tour, King showcases his latest production, Biophony. The production intertwines ballet and nature, using soundscapes orchestrated in collaboration with Bernie Krause and Richard Blackford. The production will show audiences a different way to look at ballet. Doors at 3 p.m.; 350 Madison St., Detroit; 313-887-8501; musichall.org; tickets start at $30.
Sunday, 3/13 -
St. Paddy’s Parade
@ Corktown -
While St. Patrick’s Day weekend is sure to be a party in itself, start the celebrations early and get your Irish on at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This year marks the 58th annual parade that makes its way through Corktown. The two-hour march down Sixth Street and Michigan Avenue will feature marching bands, color guard units, clowns, and all that other fun parade festivities. The actual holiday isn’t until later on in the week, (Thursday, March 17, to be exact) but there’s no harm in attending the parade and starting the pre-gaming a few days early, right?
Starts at noon.; Sixth St. and Michigan Ave., Corktown; detroitstpatricksparade.com; admission is free.
Sunday, 3/13 - St. Paddy’s Parade @ Corktown - While St. Patrick’s Day weekend is sure to be a party in itself, start the celebrations early and get your Irish on at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This year marks the 58th annual parade that makes its way through Corktown. The two-hour march down Sixth Street and Michigan Avenue will feature marching bands, color guard units, clowns, and all that other fun parade festivities. The actual holiday isn’t until later on in the week, (Thursday, March 17, to be exact) but there’s no harm in attending the parade and starting the pre-gaming a few days early, right? Starts at noon.; Sixth St. and Michigan Ave., Corktown; detroitstpatricksparade.com; admission is free.
Tuesday, 3/15 - Sunday, 3/20 -
Ann Arbor Film Festival
@ Michigan Theater -
The annual Ann Arbor Film Festival is back and with a lot more independent, visually appealing films produced by independent filmmakers and artists. Hitting its 54th year, the Ann Arbor Film Fest will be featuring about 200 films, videos, and live performances made by a lot of filmmakers and artists. Among the guests appearing this year are Jem Cohen, David OReilly, Lewis Klahr, and more. Films from all sorts of genres and lengths will be shown at the weeklong festival. It’s a definite must-attend event for fans of independent films and aspiring moviemakers. For a full list of showtimes and events, check out their website. 
603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-995-5356; aafilmfest.org; Single-screening tickets start at $7, festival passes start at $50.
Tuesday, 3/15 - Sunday, 3/20 - Ann Arbor Film Festival @ Michigan Theater - The annual Ann Arbor Film Festival is back and with a lot more independent, visually appealing films produced by independent filmmakers and artists. Hitting its 54th year, the Ann Arbor Film Fest will be featuring about 200 films, videos, and live performances made by a lot of filmmakers and artists. Among the guests appearing this year are Jem Cohen, David OReilly, Lewis Klahr, and more. Films from all sorts of genres and lengths will be shown at the weeklong festival. It’s a definite must-attend event for fans of independent films and aspiring moviemakers. For a full list of showtimes and events, check out their website. 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-995-5356; aafilmfest.org; Single-screening tickets start at $7, festival passes start at $50.
Wed., 3/16 - Sun., 4/10 -
Calendar Girls 
@ Meadow Brook Theatre -
See what it takes to pose nude for a good cause. Well, somewhat nude. Tom Firth’s play Calendar Girls takes the stage at Meadow Brook Theatre. The British play that’s based on the movie of the same name tells the story of a group of women and their attempt to raise money for cancer research … by posing basically naked for a calendar. With cleverly placed items in front of their naughty bits, the women lose their clothes and gain funding, but not without repercussions. Follow the ups and downs of the Calendar Girls at the Meadow Brook Theatre, where the play will make its Detroit debut on Wednesday, March 16. For other showtimes, head to Meadow Brook Theatre’s website. 
Show starts at 8 p.m.; 207 N. Wilson, Rochester; 855-305-4873; detroittheater.org; tickets start range from $27-$42.
Wed., 3/16 - Sun., 4/10 - Calendar Girls @ Meadow Brook Theatre - See what it takes to pose nude for a good cause. Well, somewhat nude. Tom Firth’s play Calendar Girls takes the stage at Meadow Brook Theatre. The British play that’s based on the movie of the same name tells the story of a group of women and their attempt to raise money for cancer research … by posing basically naked for a calendar. With cleverly placed items in front of their naughty bits, the women lose their clothes and gain funding, but not without repercussions. Follow the ups and downs of the Calendar Girls at the Meadow Brook Theatre, where the play will make its Detroit debut on Wednesday, March 16. For other showtimes, head to Meadow Brook Theatre’s website. Show starts at 8 p.m.; 207 N. Wilson, Rochester; 855-305-4873; detroittheater.org; tickets start range from $27-$42.