Art & Around for the period Feb. 8-18

By |2017-10-31T14:12:13-04:00October 31st, 2017|Entertainment|
ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS:

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Discover the Ford House with all-new tours that go behind the scenes, examine special subjects and provide a new perspective on the family that left an indelible mark on the automotive industry, the arts community and the region. Some advance reservations are required; fees vary. Open Tue.-Sun. Grosse Pointe Shores: 313-884-4222. http://www.fordhouse.org

ART/ARTS FESTIVALS:

The Dirty Show One of the world’s most recognized erotic art exhibitions returns with artists from virtually every state and continent represented. Feb. 9-11 & 14 at Bert’s Warehouse Theatre in Detroit’s Eastern Market. $10-$15. http://www.dirtydetroit.com
Passion Fruit Jam & Slam The annual post-Valentine’s event showcases an erotic exhibition of spoken word, performance and music, including an open-mic segment, special performances and a slam competition. Feb. 16 the Java Exchange Cafe in Detroit’s TechTown. $10. 313-822-6456. http://www.picnap-poetry.com

ART, HISTORICAL & SCIENCE MUSEUMS:

Cranbrook Art Museum Exhibits include: “Shrinking Cities: International Research,” which examines the phenomenon of urban decline in four focus cities, including Detroit (through April 1); and “Gord Peteran: Furniture Meets Its Maker” (through April 1). Open Wed.-Sun. Free with $6 museum admission. Bloomfield Hills: 248-645-3314. http://www.cranbrook.edu/museum
Cranbrook Institute of Science Permanent exhibits include: “Life Changes Over Time”; “Ice Ages Come And Go”; and “Peoples of the Woodlands: Objects of Great Lakes Native America.” Open daily. $7 museum admission. 248-645-3200. http://science.cranbrook.edu
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. http://www.detroithistorical.org
Detroit Institute of Arts Exhibits include: “The DIA’s Greatest Hits Remixed.” Open Wed.-Sun. $6. Detroit: 313-833-4005. http://www.dia.org
Detroit Science Center Exhibit: “Our Body: The Universe Within” (through May 28; $24.95/adults, $19.95/children; includes general museum admission). Open daily. Detroit: 313-577-8400. http://www.detroitsciencecenter.org
Flint Institute of Arts Exhibits include: “David Driskell: Painting Across the Decade 1996-2006 (through March 25); and “After Lewis and Clark: The Forces of Change, 18-06-1871” (Feb. 10-April 29). Tue.-Sun. Flint: 810-234-1695. http://www.flintarts.org
Kresge Art Museum Exhibits include: “Yousuf Karsh Photographs”; “The Workers’ Landscape: American Images, 1900-1950”; and “Contemporary Arctic Expressions,” (all running through March 18). Open daily. East Lansing: 517-353-9834. http://www.artmuseum.msu.edu
Longway Planetarium Michigan’s largest planetarium hosts numerous programs and activities for people of all ages. $5/adults, $4/children. Flint: 810-237-3400. http://www.longway.org
Michigan State University Museum Exhibits include: “Lest We Forget: The Triumph Over Slavery (through March 4). Open daily; free admission. 517-355-2370. http://www.museum.msu.edu
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit Exhibits: “Shrinking Cities: Interventions,” in which artists see four depopulated cities as a blank slate for developing new ways of living and working (through April 1); and “Meditations in an Emergency” (through April 29). Open Wed.-Sun.; free admission. Detroit: 313-832-6622. http://www.mocadetroit.org
Sloan Museum Exhibits include: “Tech City” (through April 29); “Flint’s 1947 Flood” (through May 6); and “Fair Housing in Flint” (through Nov. 4). $6. Open daily. 810-237-3450. http://www.sloanmuseum.com
University of Michigan Museum of Art Exhibits include: “Embracing Eatonville” (through March 18). Open Tue.-Sun. at its temporary UMMA Off/Site location at 1301 South University Avenue. Ann Arbor: 734-763-UMMA. http://www.umma.umich.edu

ART GALLERIES:

Ann Arbor Art Center Exhibits: “Shifting Boundaries: Nature and Spirituality” (through Feb. 18); and “Off the Wall: Indoors” (through Feb. 18). Open 7 days. Ann Arbor: 734-994-8004, ext. 110. http://www.annarborartcenter.org
Biddle Gallery Exhibits: “Home Show,” featuring handmade works by nearly 100 Michigan artists (through March 6); and “New Pottery” by Elenor Wilson (through April 30). Open Mon.-Sat. Wyandotte: 734-281-4779. http://www.biddlegallery.com
Charles Waterhouse Studio and Gallery Exhibit: “In Your Absence,” acrylic paintings of Elise Schlitt (Feb. 10-24). Open Tue.-Sat. Auburn Hills: 248-370-9373. http://www.waterhousephoto.com
City Gallery at Costick Center Exhibit: An exciting and eclectic selection of ceramics by Oakland Ceramics Artists (through Feb. 9). Open during regular business hours. Farmington Hills: 248-473-1856.
Detroit Artists Market Exhibit: “75th Anniversary All-Media Exhibition” (through Feb. 17). Open Tue.-Sat. Detroit: 313-832-8540. http://www.detroitartistsmarket.org
Farmington Community Library Exhibits include: “Motherland: Reflections of Africa” with original works by Opoku Ofei (through Feb. 28). Open daily. Farmington: 248-553-0300. http://www.farmlib.org
Gallery Project Exhibit: “Identity Expression,” a multi-media showcase that explores issues of personal identity in American culture (through Feb. 11). Open Tue.-Sun. Ann Arbor: 734-997-7012. http://www.thegalleryproject.com
Grosse Pointe Artists Association Exhibit: “Fifth Annual Photography and Sculpture Show” (through Feb. 16). Open Wed.-Sat. 313-821-1848. http://www.myspace.com/grossepointeartcenter
Lawrence Street Gallery Exhibits: “The Body Eclectic ’07” (through Feb. 23). Open Tue.-Sat. Ferndale: 248-544-0394. http://www.lawrencestreetgallery.com
Liberal Arts Gallery A unique space offering a revolving exhibit featuring local artists. Open Saturdays and by appointment. Detroit: 313-925-9578. http://www.liberalartsgallery.com
Macomb College Art Gallery Exhibit: “Media and Communications Arts Student Show” at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts (through Feb. 15). Open Mon.-Fri., plus 90-minutes prior to all engagements at MCPA. Clinton Twp: 586-286-2089. http://www.macombcenter.com
Riverside Arts Center Exhibits: “EMU Art Masters Association Fourth Annual Invitational” (through Feb. 24). Open Thu.-Sun. 734-480-2787. http://www.riversidearts.org
Scarab Club BTL’s own Charles Alexander presents “The Illusion of Sex and Flowers,” a one-person exhibit featuring 30 new works. Wed.-Sun. in the Lounge Gallery through Feb. 10. Free. Detroit: 313-831-1250. http://www.scarabclub.org
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts West Michigan’s vibrant research and development center for the art of today and tomorrow. Open Tue.-Sun. Grand Rapids: 616 454 3994. http://www.uica.org

DANCE, MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS:

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra The interactive Winter KinderConcert for kids ages two through five continues with bassist Erin Zurbuchen. Feb. 9 at the Downtown Branch of the Ann Arbor Library. Free. Ann Arbor: 734-994-4801. http://www.a2so.com
Chamber Music Society of Detroit The Opus 9 Series continues with Pacifica Quartet. Feb. 10 at Seligman Performing Arts Center, Beverly Hills. $41-$75. Farmington Hills: 248-855-6070. http://www.comehearCMSD.org
Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings A dozen brass players play works that span four centuries in “Bach to Brubeck Brasstacular.” Feb. 11 at Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit; and Feb. 18 at First Presbyterian Church, Birmingham. $25. Southfield: 248-559-2095. http://www.detroitchamberwinds.org
Detroit Opera House The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company presents “Color-ography,” a program that celebrates the legendary American painter Jacob Lawrence. Feb. 10-11. $25-$75. Detroit: 313-237-7464. http://www.michiganopera.org
Detroit Symphony Orchestra The season continues with: “Brahms’ Titanic Symphony No. 1” (Feb. 8-10; $15-$69); jazz saxophone giant David Sanborn (Feb. 9; $19-$60); and DSO Pops’ “Mancini at the Movies” (Feb. 15-18). Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. Detroit: 313-576-5111. http://www.detroitsymphony.com
Flint Institute of Music Events include: The Flint Festival Chorus and “The Gates of Paradise” (Feb. 9 at First Presbyterian Church, Flint; $10); “Scott Joplin: The Man, The Music” (Feb. 16-17 at MacArthur Recital Hall at FIM and Feb. 18 at Christ Episcopal Center, Flint; free); and the Black Classical Music Family Festival (Feb. 17 at FIM; family-style buffet dinner, $15). Flint: 810-237-3122. http://www.flintinstituteofmusic.org
Fontana Chamber Arts Two different programs by Grammy-nominated Brazilian jazz vocalist Luciana Souza. (Feb. 13 at Wellspring Theater in the Epic Center, $20; and Feb. 14 at Dalton Recital Hall at WMU, $22-$30). Kalamazoo: 269-382-7774. http://www.fontanachamberarts.org
Franke Center for the Arts “Tribute to Beatles 1 Album” takes you on a tour of the Fab Four’s number one hits. Feb. 10. $12. Marshall: 269-781-0001. http://www.frankecenterforthearts.org
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra “The World of” series continues with “The World of Jean Sibelius.” Feb. 11 at Kalamazoo College’s Light Fine Arts Center. $20. Kalamazoo: 269-387-2300. http://www.kalamazoosymphony.com
Lansing Community College The LCC Faculty Jazz Combo presents “My Funny Valentine.” Feb. 13 at Creole Gallery. $10/individuals; $15/couples. Lansing: 517-483-1488. http://www.lcc.edu
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts The Young Concert Series presents violinist Mayuko Kamio. Feb. 11. $10-$12. 586-286-2222. http://www.macombcenter.com
MSU School of Music Programs include Jazz Band II and Vocal Jazz Ensemble (Feb. 12 at Music Bldg. Auditorium; $8) and “Musique 21” (Feb. 16 at Music Bldg. Auditortium, free). East Lansing: 517-355-5340. http://www.music.msu.edu
The Mosaic Singers The internationally acclaimed troupe presents “Magnificat: The 10th Anniversary Concert.” Feb. 9-10 at the Music Box at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, Detroit. $18. 313-576-5111. http://www.mosaicdetroit.org
Plymouth Symphony Orchestra The Music for All Time Season continues with “Brahms & Bolcom.” Feb. 10 at Northville High School Auditorium. $20. Plymouth: 734-451-2112. http://www.plymouthsymphony.org
Tecumseh Civic Auditorium Events include: the Toledo Symphony Orchestra (Feb. 11; $16); and travelogue “It’s Great! Britain” (Feb. 13; $5). Tecumseh: 517-423-6617. http://www.tecumsehcivic.com
University Musical Society Events include: modern dance company Stephen Petronio Company performing works by Rufus Wainwright (Feb. 16-17 at Power Center; $18-$40). Ann Arbor: 734-764-2538. http://www.ums.org
Wharton Center Internationally renowned St. Olaf Choir (Feb. 8 at Cobb Great Hall; $18-$28); and Gipsy Kings (Feb. 13 at MSU Concert Auditorium; $43-$63). East Lansing: 517-432-2000. http://www.whartoncenter.com

FILM & VIDEO:

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. http://www.dia.org/dft
Emerson Church Unitarian Universalist The powerful film “The Ground Truth” explores what happens to our soldiers during the war and after they come home. Feb. 16. $10. Troy: 586-260-9877.
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. http://www.flintarts.org
Michigan Theater Ann Arbor’s daily selection of specialty cinema, including documentaries, independent, foreign, and classic films ($8.50). 734-668-TIME. http://www.michtheater.org
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. http://www.thoughtcollide.com
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. http://www.redfordtheatre.com
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 . http://www.uica.org
Yankee Air Museum The silver screen meets reality as Sonny Elliot hosts the 1963 film classic “The Great Escape” in historic hangar 2 of Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti. Feb. 10. $10. 734-483-4030. http://www.yankeeairmuseum.org

THE WRITTEN/SPOKEN WORD:

PicNap Poetry Series & Slam Enjoy national and local feature performances, in the city’s most nurturing environment for creative expression every. Every Friday at the Java Exchange Cafe in Detroit’s TechTown. $5-$7. 313-822-6456. http://www.picnap-poetry.com
Shaman Drum Bookshop Events for young and old; call for details. Ann Arbor: 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. Every Wed. beginning at 6:30 p.m. Grand Rapids: 616-454-7000. http://www.uica.org

FUNDRAISERS/AUDITIONS/NEWS:

BIRMINGHAM-BLOOMFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – the second interlude fundraiser, “An Afternoon with the BBSO Conductors,” will be held Feb. 11, $100/limited seating, 248-645-2276; MSU SCHOOL OF MUSIC – a gala event to benefit the MSU Opera Theatre, “A Celebration of the Beautiful Voice V,” will be held Feb. 11, 517-432-5154; MICHIGAN THEATER – join in the prestige and glamour of Oscar Night to benefit Ilitch Charities for Children and Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater, Feb. 25, 313-983-6340.

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