6 Things to Do This Weekend (Nov. 13-15)

Art, comedy, and Motor City history are sure to banish weekend boredom
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Detroit Style photograph courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Arts

Myths + Figments

The imaginative works of photographer and visual artist Antonia Stoyanovich’s Myths and Figments solo exhibition represent a unique re-interpretation of the American West. Informed by her childhood in the oft-depicted region, the collection expresses themes of individualism and Americana. No cost. Oct. 29-Nov. 21. 8711 Grand River Avenue, Detroit; playgrounddetroit.com

Mr. Jackson & Mr. Tompkins: A Two Gentleman Improv Show

This weekend, BoJack Horseman’s Paul F. Tompkins and Marc Evan Jackson of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Good Place will be performing comedy for a cause. The two comedians will live-stream improvised skits based entirely on audience suggestion. A portion of the night’s proceeds will benefit The Detroit Creativity Project’s free improv programs for Detroit public school students. $13. Nov. 13. Virtual showing; houseseats.live

Rocky Horror Picture Show

This is one movie you just can’t stream from your couch. That’s why the Michigan Rocky Horror Preservation Society delivers the classic Rocky Horror Picture Show viewing experience, performing alongside the film’s zany characters. And make sure to join other audience members in the viewing traditions. After all, the flying slices of toast and shouts of crude expressions are half the fun. $9. Nov. 14. State Wayne Theatre, 35310 W. Michigan Ave. Wayne; michiganrhps.wordpress.com

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Two Gentleman Improv photograph courtesy of The Detroit Creativity Project

Magic of Lights

Stir up some hot cocoa and experience a winter wonderland from the comfort and safety of your car. As you drive through the display, you’ll encounter beloved holiday characters and classic yuletide scenes, brought to life with digital animation covered in gleaming LED lights. $25+. Nov. 13-Jan. 2. 33 Bob Seger Dr., Village of Clarkston; magicoflights.com

The Villages Walking Tour

Known for their beautiful homes and vibrant, small-business populations, The Villages are a cluster of Detroit neighborhoods located just east of Downtown. During Detroit Experience Factory’s The Villages Walking Tour, you’ll discover some of the area’s best-kept secrets, including cute cafes, independently owned floral shops, and historic architecture. $5. Nov. 14. Red Hook Detroit, 8025 Agnes St. Detroit; detroitexperiencefactory.org

Detroit Style: Car Design in The Motor City, 1950-2020

Opening this weekend, the Detroit Institute of Arts’ latest exhibition will showcase the artistry and influence of Detroit’s automotive designers, dating as far back as the 1950s. Original drawings take viewers inside the design process, while a selection of paintings and sculptures speak to the impact these vehicles have had on American art. No cost with museum admission. Nov. 15-June 27. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave; Detroit; dia.org

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