Foreign humanitarian workers are faced with a tough decision when violence breaks out—leave, and secure their own safety, or hold their ground, and face possible death. Of Gods and Men, which opens at the Michigan Theater on Friday, April 22, focuses on a society of peaceful monks in Algeria facing an oncoming whirlwind of murder. After a group of foreign workers are massacred by extremists, tensions arise forcing the monks to either leave their lifestyle behind or let the hand of fate deal out what it may. $9. 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8397. www.michtheater.org.
Kristen Roupenian’s You Know You Want This is a collection of short stories that revels in the mystifying aspects of interpersonal relationships without ever feeling the need to justify them.
This thoughtful mini-retrospective of the artist’s work traces his visual journey as an African American contemporary artist from the 1970’s until today.