“Eyes as Big as Plates”: public reception, 5-7 p.m. Jan. 25, Detroit Center for Design + Technology’s Woodward Gallery, exhibit through April 5. Artist Ritta Ikonen will be a guest lecturer on LTU’s Southfield Campus, detroit.design.
Student Works Competition: Jan. 25-Feb. 28, opening reception 6-8 p.m. Jan. 25, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, 1516 S Cranbrook Road, Birmingham, bbartcenter.org.
Conrad Egyir, Sheida Soleimani: exhibitions open 6-8 p.m. Jan. 26, through March 23, Library Street Collective, 1260 Library St., Detroit, lscgallery.com.
• Friends of African & African-American Art’s Out of the Crate Sneak Peek: 4-7 p.m. Jan. 26, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, dia.org, 313-833-4005.
Textile Geometry: Compositions by Katie McGrath and Kathryn Schmidt through Jan. 26 at Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady St., Northville, northvillearthouse.org, 248-344-0497, in conjunction with First Friday Experience in downtown Northville, enjoynorthville.com.
Anthony R. Brass: opens Jan. 27, The Ferndale Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, reception is 2 p.m. Feb 17, ferndalepubliclibrary.org.
“Call & Response 2-Poets and Artists in Dialogue”: Poetry based on original art/art based on poems, through Jan. 27 at Grosse Pointe Congregational Church, 240 Chalfonte Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms. Book of the show available at church office, poetry reading/discussion, 313-884-3075, gpcong.org.
Pop-up shop: Handblown glass, pet-themed products to benefit the Michigan Humane Society from epiphany glass studio, through Jan. 27, The Shapero Lounge at Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, epiphanyglass.com.
“Natural Forms” work by Ann Kelly, Nora Venturelli, and Fran Wolok: reception is 6-9 p.m. Feb. 1, exhibit through Feb. 23, Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady in Northville, 248-344-0497, northvillearthouse.org.
“Origins”: through Feb. 21 at the Janice Charach Gallery in the Jewish Community Center, Janice Charach Gallery, 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield Township, 248-432-5579, charachgallery.org.
“In No Particular Order” by Ian McDonald, artist-in-residence: through March 10, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, 248-645-3323, cranbrookartmuseum.org.
Three new exhibits: “Jehovah’s Witnesses-Faith Under Fire,” “Rwanda: Personal Images” and “The Tragedy of War-Japanese American Interment,” through April 1, The Holocaust Memorial Center, Zekelman Family Campus, 28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, holocaustcenter.org, 248-553-2400.
The DIA Plaza/Midtown Cultural Connections Design Competition finalists: through April 1, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, dia.org, 313-833-4005.
Drop-In Workshop-Doodle Art and Drawing in the Galleries: 6-9 p.m. Jan. 25, noon-4 p.m. Jan.26-27, Detroit Institute of Arts, DFT Auditorium, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-833-4005, dia.org.
Weaving with Michael Daitch: Artist demonstration noon-4 p.m. Jan. 19-20, Detroit Institute of Arts, DFT Auditorium, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-833-4005, dia.org.
Art classes: The City of Farmington Hills Cultural Arts Division classes for adults and children at Heritage Park Stables Art Studio, 24915 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, 248-473-1800, recreg.fhgov.com.
Happy Hour!: Adult art making 5-8 p.m. Jan. 25, inspired by Cranbrook exhibitions by Annabeth Rosen and Ian McDonald, will include painting, ceramic assemblage and soft sculpture. Activities free with gallery admission. Cash bar and light snacks. Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, 248-645-3323.
Papermaking Basics: 6-8 p.m. Jan. 31, Learn from Cranbrook Academy of Art graduate, Heather Mawson, leave with homemade paper, tools and skills, $45 adv.
Danny Cox and Brae: 6 and 8 p.m. Jan. 25 at 20 Front Street, 20 Front St., Lake Orion, 20frontstreet.com, $20 each.
David Binney: 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Detroit Institute of Arts, DFT Auditorium, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-833-4005, dia.org.
The Emo Band: 8 p.m. Jan. 25, Crofoot Pike Room, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac, thecrofoot.com, all ages, $10+.
The Magpie Salute: 7 p.m. Jan. 25, Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E Congress St, Detroit, 313-961-6358, saintandrewsdetroit.com, $28+.
Sleep Waker, Hollow Front, Spirit Breaker, My Own Will: 7 p.m. Jan. 26, The Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, $10+, all ages.
Mike Leslie from Candlebox: 8 p.m. Jan. 26, Callahan’s Music Hall, 2105 S. Blvd., Auburn Hills, atcallahans.com, 21+, $20+.
Jacquees: 8 p.m. Jan. 26, Aretha’s Jazz Cafe, 350 Madison Ave., Detroit, musichall.org, ages 5+, $45+.
The Spinners: Jan. 26, Andiamo Showroom, 7096 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren, $28-$62.
Palmer Woods Music in Homes presents Mardi Gras Celebration with Alvin Waddles & Fats Waller Review: 8 p.m. Jan. 26, concert includes a creole-style meal with jambalaya, red beans, rice and corn bread. Mardi Gras attire encouraged, $50+.
Ferndale Blues and Music Festival with Ralph Koziarski and Henry Feinberg: 8-11 p.m. Jan. 26, Howe’s Bayou restaurant, 22848 Woodward, Ferndale, no cover, 248-691-7145, howesbayouferndale.net.
The Spinners: 8 p.m. Jan. 26, Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren, 586-268-3200, andiamoshowroom.com, mature audiences, $28-$62.
Cody Ko and Noel Miller-Tiny Meat Gang: 7 p.m. Jan. 27, Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac, thecrofoot.com, all ages, $20+.
The Soul Food Concert Series 4 p.m. January 27 at Varner Recital Hall, Pontiac Citywide Choir Union, the Oakland Chorale and Stone Sound Collective. The concert will be presented in collaboration with the OU Religious Studies Program and the Pontiac Arts Commission as part of the OU/Pontiac Initiative.
Alejandro Escovedo with Don Antonio: Jan. 29. The El Club, 4114 Vernor Hwy., Detroit, elclubdetroit.com, $25+.
Nick Zoulek, saxophone: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 30, Varner Recital Hall, 371 Varner Drive, Rochester, free admission, 248-370-2030, oakland.edu.
Operatic Oboes: Feb. 1, Hagopian World of Rugs, 850 S Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham, $30, $25 seniors, $15 35 and younger, detroitchamberwinds.org, 248-559-2095.
Talking Ear, jazz ensemble: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, The Ferndale Library, 222 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale, ferndalepubliclibrary.org, 248-546-2504 x 695, free.
Comethazine, Jaydayoungan, TNT Tez: 7 p.m. Feb. 1, Crofoot Ballroom, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac, thecrofoot.com, all ages, $20+.
Troy High School Orchestra Gala: 7 p.m. Feb. 2, Troy High School, 4777 Northfield Pkwy., Troy, TroyHighOrchestra.org, 248-250-2084.
Carter Winter: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Emerald Theatre, 31 N. Walnut, Mount Clemens, 586-630-0120, 18+, $10 adv., TheEmeraldTheatre.com.
Aretha’s Jazz Club weekly schedule: Jazz Jam Sessions led by Scott Gwinnell on Sundays; Gwen Foxx and special guests on Wednesdays and Kingdom with Kern Brantley on Fridays, Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 350 Madison Ave., Detroit, musichall.org.
Made in Michigan, Michigan Authors at Canterbury Village at Made in Michigan store: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Jan. 26 at Canterbury Village, 2359 Joslyn Court, Lake Orion, canterburyvillage.com, 248-391-1900, (event was rescheduled from previous week).
Storytime & Crafts with Cowboy Alex: 11-11:45 a.m. Jan. 26, Royal Oak Senior Community Center, 3500 Marais, Royal Oak, 248-246-3180, royaloakrec.com, geared to ages 3-8, $5 per child.
Shostakovich 8, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Karina Canellakis, conductor, Lise de la Salle, piano: 8 p.m. Jan. 26, 3 p.m. Jan. 27, at Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit, $15-$100
Music of Bossi, Beach and Prokofiev: 4 p.m. Jan. 27, Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church, 17150 Maumee Ave., Grosse Pointe. Chamber Music at the Scarab Club continues its 21st season. This program features music for piano, oboe, clarinet and strings, performed by local chamber musicians, $25 at the door, $20 adv., $10 for students, 248-921-3193, scarabclub.org/chambermusic.
Dr. Dirty, John Valby: Jan. 25, Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren, 586-268-3200, andiamoshowroom.com, mature audiences, $28-$42.
Mike Geeter, Tonya Murray: Jan. 25-26, Holly Hotel, 110 Battle Alley, reservations recommended, hollyhotel.com, 248-634-5208, adults only, $15+.
Brett Riley: Jan. 25-26, Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak, 248-542-9900, comedycastle.com, 18+, prices vary.
Norm Stulz: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, the PIX Gallery 194, $16 adv. for adults and $14 adv. for students, seniors, and veterans, 810-664-4824, centerfortheartslapeer.org.
Simply Shanell: Jan. 31-Feb. 2, One Night Stan’s Comedy Club, 4761 Highland Road, Waterford Twp., 248-875-6524, onenightstanscomedyclub.com, $8+.
42nd Annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25-26, Hill Auditorium, 825 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, fundraiser for The Ark, theark.org, $42.50+, individual night, series tickets available. Headliners are Brandi Carlile, Jan. 25 and Rufus Wainwright, Jan. 26.
5th Annual Blues Festival: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1-2, The Pix Theatre, 172 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer, 810-664-4824, centerfortheartslapeer.org, reservations recommended, Rick Vito, Madcat Midnight Blues Journey, more, $19 adv.
Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekends: through Feb. 17 at Campus Martius Park in Downtown Detroit, free ice skating, food trucks, live music on the Michigan Lottery Stage, children’s activities, winterblast.com.
“Mandy”: midnight, Jan. 25, Main Art, 118 N. Main St., Royal Oak, landmarktheatres.com, $5.
“The Guilty”: Jan. 25-27, Detroit Film Theatre, Detroit Film Theatre, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-833-4005, dia.org, $11.
“BTS World Tour Love Yourself In Seoul” (NR): 11 a.m. Jan. 26, The Maple Theater, Bloomfield Hills, themapletheater.com, no passes.
“The Great Buster”: through Jan. 27, Detroit Film Theatre, Detroit Film Theatre, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-833-4005, dia.org, $11.
“Do The Right Thing”: 8 p.m. Feb. 1, Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit, redfordtheatre.com, $5.
“In Whose Honor? American Indian Mascots in Sports”: 7-9 p.m. Feb. 1, Friday night Films in February, at Rochester Hills Museum – Calf Barn, registration required at rochesterhills.org/musprograms or 248-656-4663, $5.
Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control present Laugh and Howl Comedy Fundraiser: 7 p.m. Jan. 27, Cellarmen’s, 24310 John R Road, Hazel Park, to benefit homeless dogs and cats. Courtesy Friends of DACC, $10 adv., $15 at the door.
“Next to Normal”: Cast of “Phantom of the Opera” perform concert to benefit Affirmations and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, 6 p.m. Jan. 28, The Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, (show coming Jan. 24-Feb. 3 at the Detroit Opera House), thelovingtouchferndale.com, 18+, $20 donation, goaffirmations.org.
Valentine’s Day Cafe: 6:45 p.m. Feb. 1, the Cafe Extraordinaire of Farmington High School, featuring performances by students of the choir programs and staff, silent auction, food, gifts and entertainment, tickets are available through Angel Gippert, director of the Farmington High School Choir Program, Angel.email@example.com, $10, $5 for students and senior citizens, roceeds go toward new uniforms.
Jason Bishop: 3 p.m. Jan. 26, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, 586-286-2222 or macombcenter.com, $35+, $20 for ages 12 and younger.
Anthony Grupido: 8-10 p.m. at 20 Front Street, 20 Front St., Lake Orion, 20frontstreet.com, $18+.
ScienceFest Weekend-Spectrum Sensation: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 26, noon-4 p.m. Jan. 27, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, learn and experiment with the spectrum of color hidden in everyday light, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E Ann St., Ann Arbor, $12.50 for ages 2+, free for children younger than 2, aahom.org, 734-995-5439.
Archive Dive: display through Jan. 31, Motown Museum, 2648 West Grand Blvd, Detroit, artifacts on display in honor of its 60th anniversary celebration, 313-875-2264, motownmuseum.org.
Chi-Town Union Station: O Scale Model Railroad and Train, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through March 3, 8275 Cooley Lake Road, Commerce Township, chi-townunionstation.com, $5 ages 18+, $3 ages 5-17, free for 4 and younger with adult ticket.
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”: Jan. 25-27 and Feb. 1-2, Bloomfield Hills High School, 4200 Andover Road, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Players Community Theater production, bloomfieldplayers.org, 248-433-0885.
“Arsenic and Old Lace”: Jan. 25-Feb. 10, St. Dunstan’s, 400 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, $20, $18 for students and seniors, StDunstansTheatre.com, 844-DUNSTAN.
“Laura”: through Jan. 26, Clarkston Village Players Depot Theatre, 4861 White Lake Road, Clarkston, 248-425-5842, clarkstonvillageplayers.org, $15+.
“Marvin’s Room”: through Feb. 2, Avon Players 1185 Washington, Rochester, 248-608-9077, avonplayers.org, $18-$20.
“Wanted Dead or Alive”: Western murder-mystery dinner 7-9 p.m. Jan. 25, Burton Manor, 27777 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, 888-643-2583, grimprov.com, $90.
“Almost Maine”: Jan. 25-Feb. 3, the Ridgedale Players Theatre, 205 W. Long Lake Road, Troy.
“Owl’s Winter”: through Jan. 26, Towsley Auditorium/Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, Wild Swan Theater, wildswantheater.org, 734-995-0530, $10+.
“Tinkerbell Visits Toyland”: Saturdays and Sundays, through Jan. 27, Marquis Theatre, 135 E. Main St., Northville, $9, 248-349-8110.
“Evita”: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29-30, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, 586-286-2222 or macombcenter.com, $52+, not recommended for ages 12 and younger.
“The How and the Why”: Feb. 1-24, Theatre NOVA, 410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor, performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. $22, also pay-what-you-can for those in need, TheatreNOVA.org, 734-635-8450.
“The Phantom of the Opera”: through Feb. 3, Detroit Opera House, broadwayindetroit.com, 313-872-1000.
“A Fox On the Fairway”: through Feb. 3, Meadow Brook Theatre at Oakland University in Rochester, 248-377-3300, mbtheatre.com, $30-$45.
“The Last Five Years”: through March 3, Tipping Point Theatre, 361 E. Cady St., Northville, TippingPointTheatre.com, 248-347-0003, $25+.
“Never Not Once”: through March 16, The Purple Rose Theatre Company, 137 Park St., Chelsea, opening Jan. 25, $23+, discounts for students, seniors, teachers, members of the military and groups of 12, 734-433-7673, purplerosetheatre.org.