Sandra Novacek, widow of author Charles Novacek will meet, greet and sign copies of BORDER CROSSINGS, the incredible award-winning tale of her late husbands survival amid the Nazi and Communist occupations of his Czechoslovakian homeland during World War II and the Cold War.
Purgatory will present approximately 90 minutes of short films of deeply introspective, occasionally disturbing, yet often enlightened subject matters from filmmakers local and worldwide. Come in early before the show and visit the DAMNED Bazaar featuring over a dozen local artists selling their own prints and original art.
The Ann Arbor Film Festival is recruiting new members and encouraging former members to renew their membership with a party to kick off the 52nd festival. There will be live music from Dave Sharp's Phantom Five and a multimedia artist, David Olson.
Participants can create freeform comics with fellow artists and illustrators. The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit presents this artistic dream with guest artist Ben Snakepit, seasoned creator of autobiographical comics for more than 13 years, who will present a talk following the event.
Inspired by the myth of Sisyphus and set to original music by Jerome Begin & Christopher Lancaster, “Sit, Kneel, Stand” explores the mix of absurdity and joy in the restless efforts of the shared human experience. The dancers are risk takers who bring the audience to a place that is emotionally layered and profoundly visceral.
"Sit, Kneel, Stand" was inspired by the myth of Sisyphus and is set to music by Jerome Begin and Christopher Lancaster. It explores the mix of absurdity and joy of the shared human experience.
The St Clair Shores Cultural Committee is sponsoring a bus trip for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Detroit Institute of Arts Conservation Lab, which includes a docent-guided tour of the Diego Rivera murals, a $10 gift card for food and time to explore on your own. Will be departing from the St. Clair Shores Public Library at 9:30 am.
Information graphics allow us to visualize material that is less discernable with the written word. Pictorial interpretation of data however, is not confined to the graphic arts. VISUALIZING DATA will exhibit artistic interpretation of signs, symbols and statistical data. City: Detroit
Athletic movements and vibrant costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in TAO: Phoenix Rising. TAO offers a young and exciting take on this traditional Japanese art form, performed by men and women who have trained for years in the mountains of Japan.
Highlighting the most outstanding and creative dance talent from colleges and universities throughout the state. The entire performance celebrates the outstanding dancers of Michigan’s colleges and universities directed by the world’s finest choreographers.
"Emily" is an expansion of the TEDx theme for this year: Good2 (the "2" stands for squared). It is a piece that explores the theory of the compounding affect of a kindness, and the societal pressure to either act or deny any kind gesture.
Wayne State University Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre & Dance will present a fierce and virtuosic dance by critically acclaimed New York choreographer Nicholas Leichter. This vibrant dance is a rich, complex weave of color and texture; a densely layered, constant shift of stage and space where connections, brief and intimate explore the extended familial relationships we make and are destined.
The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit's Janice Charach Gallery will present Breaking the Mold, a glass and clay exhibit and sale, presenting sculptural and functional pieces, all of which are conceptually and aesthetically unique.
Phil Niblock, an intermedia artist known for his minimal compositions, will be here for his first visit in over eight years. The Ann Arbor Film Festival and the Museum of Contemporart Art Detroit have partnered to exhibit his work through March and April.
This event features work by the former guitarist for Sponge and The Detroit Cobras. On display will be an assortment of repurposed vintage oil can sculptures, original design iron pipe lamps, and an assortment of one-of-a-kind wearable art leather wristbands and cuffs with vintage gauges. Cash bar and DJ.
Featured poetry reader Alise Alousi, acoustic music with Isaac Travino. 7-9 pm, open mic sign-up at 6:30.
This exhibition includes a selection of works by leading photographers of the era such as Francis Frith and Samuel Bourne.This exhibition is offered in conjunction with the University of Michigan's theme semester, India and the World. Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the University of Michigan Health System.
What we are looking for is zombie themed artwork in all medium. With the success of last year's closed group Z-show, we have decided to open up the field to other artists. Please submit up to 5 images to Phoenixcafeart@gmail.com. Include the Artist Name, Title of Artwork, Size/Dimensions, Medium and Price.
A twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.
20 Feet From Stardom brought home the Oscar for documentary feature this year. Here to tell us more about the making of this important new film fresh from the Oscar red carpet experience is the films editor Jason Zeldes, with an insiders look at what it is like to edit a major motion picture.
A one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up starring Peter Story. The play is a theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. Tickets are on sale now.
Helser explores the convergence of the cinematic, pop culture, and pedestrian life in his paintings. Gonzalez is a teaching/working artist, he often creates artwork to display in alternative spaces. Gonzalez participates in areas/neighborhoods in which inhabitants may not always get exposure to art.
A one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up starring Peter Story. The play is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom.
The West Side Detroit Polish American Historical Society invites its members, friends & family to a Polish Easter Basket Social & traditional Polish luncheon.I ncluding peirogi, keilbasa, babka and more. There will be a demonstration of pisank (egg decorating) by Marcia Lewandowski, a workshop and a display of her work.
Carolee Schneemann is a multidisciplinary artist that transformed artistic discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender. Her current exhibition, My Brain Is in My Inkstand: Drawing as Thinking and Process, exhibits for the first time fourteen sketches of Schneemann’s earliest and most iconic performance, Meat Joy.
A one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up starring Peter Story. The play is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom
The Marygrove College English and Modern Languages Department proudly announces that US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will be the twenty-sixth guest in Marygroves Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series. Trethewey will deliver the Lillian and Don Bauder lecture in Alumnae Hall at 8 pm on Friday, April 4.
Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing seeks to showcase the talent and diversity of the writers within the states correctional facilities. The night will kick off with a reading of selections from the book by friends and family of contributing authors.
Art Spiegelman has almost single-handedly brought comic books out of the toy closet and onto literature shelves winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for his masterful graphic novel, Maus. Join us for a rare opportunity to hear Spiegelman as he takes us on a chronological tour of the evolution of comics.
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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The sequel to the Fifty Shades Parody SPANK!, SPANK! Harder returns to City Theatre. SPANK! Harder continues where the original left off, parodying not only Fifty Shades but also taking aim at a variety of women’s pop culture favorites from books, film, tv and beyond.
We're bringing the Metro Times Best Of Detroit voting to Great Lakes Coffee's Tacos: Turntables: Tequila to give Metro Times readers a chance to cast a vote and enter to win Metro Times Swag, tickets to the Metro Times' "Best Of" event, & tickets to Blowout. Hope to see all of you there for voting, tacos, drinks, and tunes!
Girls Girls Girls, the world's first and greatest all-girl tribute to Motley Crue, hails from New York City and has taken the world by storm since their breakout performance at a New Jersey strip club in 2007. Performing with Broadzilla.
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