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  • This Week in Art

    Mix local brews with local art at this weekly showcase of affordable pieces by Detroit area artists.

    Category: Art, Exhibits, Art opening
  • Bruce Weber
    Bruce Weber 7/23 9:00AM

    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. 

    Category: Art, Exhibits, Photography
    OOIOO 7/23 8:00PM

    Inspired by an ancient form of Javanese music, Japanese band OOIOO (pronounced oh-oh-eye-oh-oh) is bursting onto the Detroit scene this weekend for a forceful performance. The band formed during the mid-1990s, merging experimental and pop music into a unique style. Their seventh and most recent album, Gamel, released on July 1, has received positive reviews that acknowledge the music’s fun, yet challenging vibe. Incorporating the tradition of Gamelan into their versatile musical style, OOIOO is led by the captivating drummer, Yoshimi, previously of the noise-pop group Boredom. (She’s the inspiration for the Flaming Lips album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots). Her skill and leadership are legendary, and for one night you can catch this international phenomenon in an intimate concert at the museum. 

  • Garden Party
    Garden Party 7/24 5:00PM

    Every Thursday evening through August, the Detroit’s historic Whitney mansion will host a party in its illustrious garden sanctuaries. Built in 1894 for lumber baron David Whitney Jr., the elaborate structure now serves as a sort of time capsule in the center of Midtown, allowing you to escape the incessant buzz of city life and peak into a previous chapter of Detroit. Nosh shrimp and oysters at the raw bar or enjoy champagne and wine specials amongst the vibrant flowers. If appetizers won’t satisfy, the full dinner menu will also be available. Happy hour begins at 5:00 p.m. with live entertainment running from 6:30 to 8:30. 

    Place: The Whitney
  • The Witches
    The Witches 7/24 8:00PM

    The Witches, Deadly Viper Assassination Squad and Eroders take over the Magic Stick Lounge. 

    Place: Magic Stick
  • Thursdays at 3rd Street
    Thursdays at 3rd Street 7/24 7:00PM

    3rd Street Bar, Metro Times Detroit , Dangerously Delicious Pies Baked in Detroit, Coors, Coors Light, and Southern Comfort all present Thursdays at 3rd Street. Head downtown every Thursday, 'til someone calls uncle, for a supreme happy hour with amazing drink specials, Dangerously Delicious Pies and the best local bands on Detroit's baddest patio- rain or shine. 

  • Motor City Puppet Blast
    Motor City Puppet Blast 7/25 3:30PM

    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; Check the for the full schedule. The puppet shows are free with museum admission (and free for residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties).


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