Art & Around for the period Oct. 5-14

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Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Fall Behind the Scenes tours include “Staff Life on the Estate,” “The Secrets Behind the Paintings” and “Cotswold Architecture.” Open Tue.-Sun. $10 fee applies to these tours; reservations required. Grosse Pointe Shores: 313-884-4222.


Cranbrook Art Museum Exhibits include: “Think Again! The Presence of the Past in Contemporary Art” (through Oct. 15); “Critical Mass: Metalsmithing at Cranbrook under Gary Griffin” (through Nov. 26); and “Treasures of Cranbrook Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection” (Sept. 9-Jan. 21, 2007). Open Wed.-Sun. Free with $6 museum admission. Bloomfield Hills: 248-645-3314.

Cranbrook Institute of Science Exhibits include “When Crocodiles Ruled” (through Dec. 31). Open daily. Free with $7 museum admission. 248-645-3200.

Detroit Historical Museum Exhibits include: “Treasures of the Collection,” “Fabulous Five: Detroit Music Legends” and “Detroit Then & Now.” Wed.-Sun. $5 admission. Detroit: 313-833-1805.

Detroit Institute of Arts Exhibits include: “Annie Leibovitz: American Music” (through Jan. 7, 2007). Open Wed.-Sun. $6. Detroit: 313-833-4005.

Detroit Science Center Upcoming Exhibit: “Magic: The Science of Illusion” (opens Oct. 7). Open daily. $11/adults; $10/children (includes general museum admission). Detroit: 313-577-8400.

Flint Institute of Arts Exhibits include: “Excavating Egypt: Great Discoveries from the Petrie Museum of Archeology” (through Jan. 7, 2007) and “Rembrandt: The Consummate Etcher and Other 17th Century Printmakers” (through Nov. 5). Tue.-Sun. Flint: 810-234-1695.

Longway Planetarium Programs include “The Sky Above Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” “Black Holes and Star Signs” and “Stars of the Pyramids.” (Through Dec. 24.) $5/adults, $4/children. Flint: 810-237-3400.

Michigan State University Museum Exhibits include: “Lest We Forget: The Triumph Over Slavery (through March 4, 2007); and “Siyazama, Traditional Arts, Education and AIDS in South Africa” (extended through Jan. 7, 2007). Open daily; free admission. 517-355-2370.

University of Michigan Museum of Art Exhibits include: “Mary Lucier: The Plains of Sweet Regret” (through Nov. 19). Open Tue.-Sun. at its temporary UMMA Off/Site location at 1301 South University Avenue. Ann Arbor: 734-763-UMMA.


Ambient Gallery Exhibit: “History,” a solo exhibition featuring the new works of sculptor, Stephen Kosinski (through Oct. 28). Tue.-Sun. Grosse Pointe: 313-882-8888.

Ann Arbor Art Center Exhibits include: “84th Annual All Media Exposition,” featuring 52 diverse works by Michigan artists. Oct. 13-Nov. 11. Open 7 days. Ann Arbor: 734-994-8004, ext. 110.

Biddle Gallery Exhibit: “Aliens,” a mixed media show about UFOs and aliens. Oct. 9-Nov. 10. Open Mon.-Sat. Wyandotte: 734-281-4779.

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Exhibits include: “BBAC Faculty Exhibit.” Oct. 13-Nov. 10. Free admission. Birmingham: 248-644-0866.

City Gallery Exhibit: “Fibers 2006,” an exhibit of fibers, weaving and mixed media by the Michigan Weavers Guild at Costick Center. Through Oct. 24. Open during regular business hours. Farmington Hills: 248-473-1856.

Farmington/Farmington Hills City Hall Exhibit: “Celebrating Nature’s Beauty,” showcasing more than 50 color photos of scenic vistas by Don McKercher. Through Oct. 20. Open during regular business hours. Farmington Hills: 248-473-1856.

Gallery Project Exhibits include: “Nature Reperceived.” Through Oct. 22. Open Tue.-Sun. Ann Arbor: 734-997-7012.

Lawrence Street Gallery Exhibit: “Think Small,” a juried exhibit of small works. Through Oct. 28. Open Tue.-Sat. Ferndale: 248-544-0394.

Macomb College Art Gallery Exhibit: “With a Distant Lens: Reflections on an Unfolding Universe,” presenting select works by Barbara Cervenka, O.P. and Sherri Smith. Through Oct. 12. Open weekdays and 90 minutes prior to Macomb Center events. Clinton Twp: 586-286-2089.

Octane Photographic Studio Exhibit: “Track Rabbits,” featuring recent paintings by Detroit-based artists Marke Heggie, Serge Gay Jr. and Nathan Lee Marcy. Through Oct. 15. Ferndale: 248-399-2355.

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Exhibits include: “The Red Thread Exhibition” (through Oct. 15); “Installation and Kinetic Works” (through Oct. 13); “Intra-Terrestrial Surroundings” (through Oct. 13); and “A Day in the Life of Death” (through Nov. 24). Open Tue.-Sun. Grand Rapids: 616 454 3994.


Broadway Revue II Soloists from Michigan Opera Theatre will perform Broadway favorites in an intimate setting at the Farmington Players Barn Theatre. Oct. 13-14. $18. Farmington Hills: 248-473-1857.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Events include: “Classics Unmasked: The Firebird” (Oct.6-8, $19-$69); “Jazz Club @ The Max: Anne Calloway Hampton” (Oct. 6, $7); and “Motown Magic” (Oct. 12-15, $15-$70). Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. Detroit: 313-576-5111.

Flint Institute of Music A special presentation about ancient Egyptian instruments is followed by a spirited performance by the Shahnaz Arabic Music Ensemble. Wed., Oct. 11 in the MacArthur Recital Hall. Free admission. Flint: 810-237-3122.

Fontana Chamber Arts The world premiere performance of the commissioned jazz suite “Portraits of the Promised” by Stefon Harris. Chenery Auditorium. Thu., Oct. 5. $22-$30. Kalamazoo: 269-387-2300.

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts Events include: The Capitol Steps (Fri., Oct. 6; $42-$48); and Trinity Irish Dance Company (Sun., Oct. 8; $36-$45). Clinton Twp: 586-286-2222.

MSU School of Music Events include: “Symphony Orchestra” (Sat., Oct. 7 at Cobb Great Hall, $8); “Count Basie Orchestra Swing Dance” (Thu., Oct. 12 at MSU Union Ballroom, free). East Lansing: 517-355-5340.

Oakland University Dept. of Music, Theatre & Dance “Octubafest,” a series of free concerts and events for brass lovers at Varner Recital Hall begins with a faculty recital. Sat., Oct. 13. Rochester: 248-370-2030.

Tecumseh Civic Auditorium Events include: Glenn Miller Orchestra (Sat., Oct. 7; $16); and Mbongi Dance Theatre (Sat., Oct. 14; $14). Tecumseh: 517-423-6617.

University Musical Society Season continues with Jazz pianists Marian McPartland and Bill Charlap (Sat., Oct. 7 at Hill Auditorium; $10-$80); and the Martha Graham Dance Company (Oct. 13-14 at Power Center; $16-$48). Ann Arbor: 734-764-2538.


Detroit Film Theatre Celebrating 30 years as one of America’s most comprehensive, popular acclaimed showcases of contemporary and classic world cinema. DFT at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit. $7.50. 313-833-3237.

FIA Theater Quality avant-garde, independent and international films that otherwise would not be seen in the Flint area. FIA Theater at the Flint Institute of Arts, Flint. Every weekend, Fri-Sun. $6. 810-234-1695.

Michigan Theater Ann Arbor’s daily selection of specialty cinema, including documentaries, independent, foreign, and classic films. Plus, 25 films from the Sundance Film Festival will be screened through Nov. 5. $8.50. 734-668-TIME.

The Mitten Movie Project A filmmaking collective that exhibits the work of filmmakers in Michigan on the first Tuesday of every month. Main Art Theatre, Royal Oak. $10. 248-346-8449.

Red Barn Theater Lakeshore Arts Alliance presents a new film studies program hosted by William Muzzillo that covers a variety of film genres. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month through Dec. 12. $5. 269-857-5300.

Redford Theatre An historic 1928 movie house in northwest Detroit with an original Barton Theatre Pipe Organ that presents classic film series, organ concerts and special events in a beautifully restored setting. $4/regular tickets; $5/special movie tickets. 313-537-2560.

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts West Michigan’s “best alternative film theater” presents cutting edge movies in Grand Rapids seven days a week. $4-$7. 616 454 3994 .


Shaman Drum Bookshop Events in Ann Arbor for young and old; call for details. 734-662-7407.

UICA Writers’ Studio A weekly gathering that provides criticism and inspiration to those whose passion is writing. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids. Every Wed. beginning at 6:30 p.m. 616-454-7000.

UM Frankel Center for Judaic Studies Lecture: “Lucretia and Her Sisters: Shame, Sex and Religious Differences in Late Antiquity” by Virginia Burrus. Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor. Tue., Oct. 10. 734-764-0314.

V.I.B.E. Open Mic Poetry Series A unique and comfortable entertainment experience that serves as a new platform for artists, musicians and poets to gather, reflect and be inspired in a loft setting. Element, on the third floor of the Clark Lofts building in downtown Detroit. Every Sunday. $7. 313-963-6034.


FLINT INSTITUTE OF MUSIC – will hold a reception to introduce the first-ever Black Family Classical Music Festival, Oct. 12, 810-237-3125; CLARKSTON COMMUNITY BAND – Twelfth Annual “Tailgator” sponsored by Brose Electric and The Print Shop to raise funds for the band, Oct. 6, in the tent between 5911 & 5897 Dixie Highway; SAUGATUCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS – will present a workshop “Wine for the Senses,” Sat., Oct. 14, 269-857-2399; FLINT INSTITUTE OF MUSIC – conducting a six-week class, “Vienna Nights: Behind the Music,” beginning Oct. 14, 810-238-1350, ext. 3.

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