live music, fabulous hors d’oeuvres, complimentary wine, cash bar, early buying opportunities. Plus see this year’s pristine vintage automobile display. Benefits the Detroit Area Art Deco Society.
One of the top shows of its kind in the country featuring 20th century design. Fifty of the nations most prominent Modernism merchants will offer pieces designed by great designers. Works of the Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Prairie School, Arts and Crafts, Surrealistic Neo-classical industrial design, streamline will be on display.
Showcasing over 30 regional and International artists
This exhibition features works of art from some of Europe’s most well-known artists and photographers, including Julia Margaret Cameron, Eugene Atget, HenriCartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Christian Boltanski and Gerhard Richter. The exhibition also features several new acquisitions featuring work by Wolfgang Tillmans, and Bernd and HIlla Becher.
Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art is the first exhibition to present Duke's five-acre Honolulu estate and its collections to audiences throughout the continental United States. The exhibition illustrates Duke's fascination with Islamic art, her extensive travels in Muslim countries.
Samurai: Beyond the Sword will be a rare opportunity to experience the world of the Japanese Samurai. Broadening the stereotype of the warrior, the exhibition explores the role of the military arts and the importance of Samurai engagement in the cultural, spiritual, and art worlds of their time.
Mix local brews with local art at this weekly showcase of affordable pieces by Detroit area artists.
The names of 10 storytellers are plucked from a hat. Each takes the stage to tell a five-minute tale related to a broad theme.
The Ann Arbor Art Fair is composed of four independently juried art fairs taking place simultaneously and contiguously throughout Ann Arbor, from July 16-19, 2014. The annual event includes live performances, interactive activities and artist demonstrations.
The exhibition will highlight influential artists during five eras of technology, from Atari VCS to the PlayStation 3, as well as contemporary game designers.
The 5e Gallery is a non-profit visual art and hip-hop culture gallery located in the Historic Corktown District of Detroit. 5e was founded by DJ Sicari as an outlet for the Detroit art and music communities to express themselves, learn, and grow. Their mission is to increase public awareness of the visual arts, music and community through exhibitions and educational programs. The gallery is open to the public. Weekly classes and programs are offered. Free Wi-Fi is available.
The front room of the gallery features a different local or regional artist every month. The second, smaller room changes every three months and features a variety of works at one time, all from new and evolving artists. The last room is the framing gallery, where customers can bring their own pieces to be framed in gallery-quality, custom frames for a reasonable price.
Well worth the drive through the northern burbs. Multiple exhibits showcase every media from design to multimedia performance to painting, featuring creations by internationally known and local artists.
The high water mark for art films and independent cinema in the Detroit area.
Best known perhaps for its spectacular Diego Rivera mural, the Detroit Institute of Arts is a sprawling hall of arts with an excellent showing of works by the 19th century American landscape artists and works of the Italian Renaissance.
Micro granting dinner celebrating creative projects in the city. $5 gets you soup, salad, and a vote.
Home of the Motor City Theatre Organ Society, plus screening classic films from the '30s-'50s.
The country's first museum dedicated to multimedia and light-based arts.
Adjacent to the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, offers an unparalleled venue for exploring the influences and experiences, historical as well as current, that shape our heritage. Featuring multidimensional programs and showcasing themes related to science, history, literature, visual and performing arts and culture, there is a wealth of opportunities to learn, celebrate and be entertained.
Year-round screenings of the finest first-run art house and indie films. Home of the annual Ann Arbor Film Festival every spring. Also hosts live events.
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Hockeytown is synonymous with good beer and good times, so why should the BrewHaHa be any different? The event starts by teasing the palate with a firkin happy hour, which will include three 4-ounce servings of custom brews made exclusively for the event. Following that will be an optional tour of the Joe and a five-course gourmet meal with beer pairings. In addition, MotorCity Casino Hotel is offering a special rate with complimentary transportation to and from the event.
The first DMAs were held in 1992, and since their inception, they’ve featured some of Detroit’s most notable artists onstage, including such national acts as Eminem, Kid Rock, Martha Reeves, Ted Nugent, Smokey Robinson and Insane Clown Posse. However, regional performers make up the majority of talented nominees, and the 2014 award season looks exciting with a promising list of performers in categories that range from industrial to R&B.
The San Francisco trio’s experimental, freeweheeling take on guitar-based pop (punctuated by frontwoman Satomi Matsuzaki’s crazed, childlike vocal delivery) has made them a favorite of the likes of Pitchfork for years. Call it art rock, call it no wave, call it indie prog, call it whatever — with every release the band attempts to sound completely different, and in that inconsistency they are nothing if not consistent (hell, the band is notorious for sounding completely different at the end of a song than they did at the begining). It’s fun, yet difficult stuff — right at home in an art museum.
With the warmth of spring comes outdoor drinking season, and the Majestic needs your help celebrating the opening of the Alley Deck, with tasty drinks, delicious eats and live jams from the local retro band the Highballs. The 28 brown and white specials include Jim Beam’s Devil Cut, Remy 1738 Cognac, Chivas 18-year, Absolut Vodka, Valentine Vodka, Avión Silver Tequila and many more. Designated driver tickets are $5, and a cash bar is available if the 12-sample tickets aren’t quite enough for you.
This electro-pop duo played its first show on New Year’s Eve at the Old Miami, and has since clearly been building up to something amazing. Made up of singer-songwriter Laura Finlay and beat master Eddie Logix (of MidCoast Most and Progress Report), Sleepless Inn is finally ready to wake up Detroit with the release of its debut EP, The Rainbow Room. Come get wrapped up in lush, dreamy sounds that’ll have you tossing and turning all night long. Loretta Lucas and Humons also play.
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