by Marvin Poindexter, Arts & Entertainment Editor
Rwanda: Personal Images & Artwork by Vivian Bower
Holocaust Memorial Center
28123 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, Mich.
Now until Apr. 1
Mon. 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tue. through Thur. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sun. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m
Experience a series full of pastel drawings by Vivian Bower about, the infamous genocide that took place in Rwanda during 1994-1995 in which 500,000-1,000,000 tourists were massacred.
Bower’s intentions with this series is to not only express her pain and horror but to, get the viewers to reflect and take in the meaning behind the words “Never Again”.
North American International Auto Show
1 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, Mich.
Jan.19 through Jan.27
Public Showing 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission/Fees: Adults $14, Seniors 65+ $7, Children (7-12) $7, 6 & under Free with parent/guardian
The North American International Auto Show serves as the epicenter, for the world’s leading showcase of vehicular technologies from around the world. The NAIAS also includes The Gallery and Automobil-D .
Sound Board Theatre
2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, Mich.
Admission/Fees: $28, $30, and $40
Relive the energy and pure joy of the king of pop Michael Jackson. Witness the all of the sounds and lighting effects while listening to some of MJ’s biggest hits such as Bad, Billie Jean, Beat It, Dangerous, Smooth Criminal, and more.
The House On Poe Street
Detroit Repertory Theatre
13103 Woodrow Wilson St, Detroit, Mich 48238.
Now until Mar. 17
Thur. and Fri. 8:30 p.m.
Sat. 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Sun. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets are $17
Twin sisters encounter modern monstrosities and gothic ghosts, due inheriting the house of Poe, where The Raven was created. What ends up being manifested out of all of this, is a sci-fi, that explores topics such as wealth, gender parity, and the power poetry being able to conjure visions of the afterlife.
Quicken Loans Winter Blast
Campus Martius Park
800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Mich.
Jan. 25 through Feb. 17
Fri. 4 to 11 p.m.
Sat. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sun. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Admission/Fees: Free (Ticket Purchase may be required for individual rides and games)
The people of Detroit never hide from the winter weather. The Quicken Loans Winter Blast exemplifies this. Featuring fun events/activities such as ice skating, professional skating demonstrations, ice sculptures, and more. The Quicken Loans Winter Blast is a downtown favorite that attracts more than 85,000 visitors to Campus Martius.
Natural Forms: Figurative Forms and Landscape Works
Northville Art House
215 W Cady St, Northville, Mich. 48167
Feb. 1 through Feb. 23
Public reception Fri.
The Northville Art House presents Natural Forms: Figurative and Landscape Works by Ann Kelly, Nora Venturelli, and Fran Wolok. This exhibition is based on drawings and paintings inspired by nature, animal forms, and human dynamics. “The title of the series reflects the morphing of my drawing into painting with the objective that my painting manifest the same gestural and linear characteristics of my drawing, and vice versa,” describes Venturelli.
Jacquees 4275 Tour
Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
350 Madison St, Detroit, Mich
8 to 10 p.m.
Admission/Fees: Tickets $51.00 each
Self proclaimed king of R&B, Atlanta based singer/songwriter, Jacquees is on tour after releasing his debut LP 4275.
Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic
2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Mich.
2 to 4 p.m.
Admission/Fees: Tickets start at $15
Journey with Elmo to discover the “Power of Yet”. Capitalizing on the successful tour with Feld Entertainments Sesame Street Live! last season, this production features iconic characters such as Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, and more.