The DIA and Conde Nast have partnered together to present an exhibition of Bruce Weber's photographs. These photographs capture the rich culture of Detroit through intimate and striking images of the city's people and places. The exhibition is free with museum admission.
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 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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Every other year, the Puppeteers of America hosts festivals that bring the best and brightest puppeteers to the region. This year's Great Lakes Regional Puppetry Festival comes to Detroit, bringing three days of award-winning shows to the DIA. It all kicks off with the award-winning The Snowflake Man by puppeteer Sarah Frechette (aka Penny Pup from the children's TV show SeeMore's Playhouse), which takes a look at the life of photographer W.A. Bentley with hand-carved traditional Czech marionettes and watercolor paintings. The Snowflake Man plays at 3:30 p.m. at 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org. Check the dia.org for the full schedule. The puppet shows are free with museum admission (and free for residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties).
Come out and enjoy a night of kings and queens, princesses and duels at the Redford Theaters showing of the 1987 classic, The Princess Bride. This PG rated film is full of hilarity and romance from beginning to end and will spice up any average summer night. Don’t forget to hit the concession stand, which prices are distinctly low and the popcorn is always delicious.
Keith Fields is a trickster. This Brit is known for fooling people as he makes them laugh. And now, living in the U.S., his tricks are reaching a whole new audience. His interactive show ‘Keith Fields – Live and Tricking’ integrates magic, stunts and rip-roaring comedy. Fields has tricked all over the U.S. – from Broadway to Vegas. Hell, he once had Robin Williams as his opening act. You can’t get more official than that.
If you love boating, events revolving around boating, and water fun then AquaPalooza is the event for you. This free two-day event, hosted by Colony Marine on Lake St. Clair is jam packed with family fun for those of all ages. It is a celebration of the boating lifestyle held by many Michiganders. What makes this event even more special is that the only way to get to is by sea! There will be no car access to any of the festivities so grab your boat, canoe, Jet Ski or flotation devise and head on over! Five local bands and one national act will be set up on the beachfront of Belle Maer Marina, just off Belvidere Bay, north of the mouth of the Clinton River and Directly east of the Selfridge airfield. Activities and concerts will run from 12:30-7:00 p.m. both days
Alternative hip-hop has never been better, that is, since the reunion of Jurassic 5. Following their 2007 break-up, it was a quiet six years for Jurassic fans, until the boys reunited for last year’s Coachella festival. After playing a few shows together, Jurassic 5 announced their “Word of Mouth Reunion Tour” earlier this year, complete with a Royal Oak pit stop. If their new song “The Way We Do It” is any indication of what’s to come for the group, fans have a lot to look forward to. In the music video, the boys, sounding better than ever, go stomping through Colorado’s infamous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in the dead of winter. Wrapped up from head to toe, they throw down lines like they were never on hiatus, showcasing their ceaseless talent.
The Hard Lessons will be hitting the stage at Magic Bag this Saturday in celebration of their newly released album Arms Forrest. For these Detroit natives the release of Arms Forrest brings about a change for the band with songs ranging from raw-guitar to slinky-dance-groove tracks. All-in-all, their transformation proves for a great show full of heart and relatable lyrics that are sure to tug at the heart strings of any Detroiter.
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