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Art & Around for the period March 23-April 1

By |2006-03-23T09:00:00-05:00March 23rd, 2006|Uncategorized|
Architecture/Garden Tours:

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Events include “Grounds for Gardening” lecture series, March 29, $9; plus Ford House Explorer series for children: “Kids Perspective Tour,” March 25, $14; and “Detecting Details,” April 1, $14. Detroit: 313-884-4222. http://www.fordhouse.org.

Art, Historical & Science Museums:

Cranbrook Art Museum “Shoot the Family,” contemporary photography and video exploring the undercurrents of domestic life. Through March 26. Free with $6 museum admission. Bloomfield Hills: 1-877-462-7262. http://www.cranbrook.edu.
Detroit Historical Museum “American Icons: Detroit Designs.” Open Wed.-Sun. $5. Detroit: 313-833-1805. http://www.detroithistorical.org.
Detroit Institute of Arts “The ‘Super Bowl’ Show: Still-Life Prints, Drawings, Photographs and Vessels”, Wed.-Sun. through April 30. Museum admission by donation. Detroit: 313-833-4005. http://www.dia.org.
Flint Institute of Arts “American Perspectives: Highlights of Works by African-American Artists from the Collection of the FIA,” through April 2; “Art a la Carte,” a free weekly Wednesday noontime series of fun and interesting programs. Open Tue.-Sun. Flint: 810-234-1695. http://www.flintarts.org.
International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit “International Wine Tasting.” Thu., March 30. $35. Detroit: 313-871-8600.
Michigan State University Museum “Weavings of War: Fabrics of Memory,” through June 30; ALSO: “Siyazama: Traditional Arts, Education and AIDS in South Africa,” through June 30. Open 7 days. East Lansing: 517-355-2370. http://museum.msu.edu.
University of Michigan Museum of Art “The Golden Age of Dutch Prints,” through March 26; “Landscapes of Longing: Journeys Through Memory and Place,” through April 2; and “Art of the Congo,” through May 21. Open Tue.-Sun. Ann Arbor: 734-763-UMMA. http://www.umma.umich.edu.

Art Galleries:

Ann Arbor Art Center “Spring Forward,” an exhibit by the Ann Arbor Women Artists, through March 27; “Drawing into Painting,” brave and challenging new works that buck current trends, through April 8. Open 7 days. Ann Arbor: 734-994-8004, ext. 110. http://www.annarborartcenter.org.
Biddle Gallery “Clay Show,” features pottery and tile made in Michigan. Mon.-Sat., through March 31. Wyandotte: 734-281-4779. http://www.biddlegallery.com.
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center “Michigan Fine Arts Competition,” through April 7; Free admission. Birmingham: 248-644-0866. http://www.bbartcenter.org.
Brown and Juanita Ford Gallery “What is Art?” An exhibit of Michigan artists astute in a variety of visual arts disciplines. Tue.-Fri., through March 31. Detroit: 313-496-2634. http://www.wcccd.edu.
City Gallery at Costick Center “Focus on the Mission,” a student photography exhibit. Weekdays during regular business hours through April 1. Farmington Hills: 248-473-1856.
Farmington & Farmington Hills City Hall “Dane’s World,” the documentary style photography of Dane Gussin. Weekdays through March 31. Farmington Hills: 248-473-1856.
Gallery Project “Minimal Maximum,” March 29-May 7; “Beauty, The Sublime and Intensity,” through March 26. Open Tue.-Sun. Ann Arbor: 734-997-7012. (URL www.thegalleryproject.com}.
Lansing Art Gallery Current exhibits: “Lansing Community College Student Art Exhibit,” Tue.-Sat., through March 30. Lansing: 517-374-6400. http://www.lansingartgallery.org.
Lawrence Street Gallery “Abstraction & Adornment, through April 1. Open Tue.-Sat. Ferndale: 248-544-0394. http://www.lawrencestreetgallery.com.
Macomb Center Gallery “Sculpture, Hot and Cold,” featuring the work of Albert Young (March 23-April 21). Open weekdays. Clinton Twp: 586-286-2141. http://www.macombcenter.com.
The Scarab Club “War/Not War” in the Main Gallery and “Obsessive Compulsive Behavior: 64 Years with a Camera” in the Lounge Gallery. Wed.-Sun., through April 1. 313-831-1250. http://www.scarabclub.org.
Sherry Washington Gallery “Delivering Justice: The World of W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights,” new collages and drawings by Benny Andrews. Tue.-Sat., through March 31. Detroit: 313-961-4500. http://www.sherrywashingtongallery.com.
Tangent Gallery “Parallel Lies,” a new two-man exhibit by Ron Zakrin and Mark Heggie. Saturdays and by appointment through April 11. Detroit: 313-873-2955.
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts “Portal Spaces” (through May 6). Open Tue.-Sun. Grand Rapids: 616 454 3994. http://www.uica.org.

Dance, Music & Performing Arts:

Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra “Symphonic Classics Old & New” Temple Beth-El, Bloomfield Twp. Sun., March 26. $25. 248-645-2276. http://www.bbso.org.
Children of Uganda Twenty young performers orphaned by AIDS and civil war combine dance, song, music and storytelling. UMS at Power Center, Ann Arbor. March 23-24. $18-$40. 734-764-2538. http://www.ums.org.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra The 2006 season continues with: “The Marvin Hamlisch Soundtrack” (March 23-26); and “Romantic Contrasts” (March 30-April 1). Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, Detroit. Prices vary; call for details. 313-576-5111. http://www.detroitsymphony.com.
The 5 Browns A youthful quintet of brothers and sisters, all of whom are virtuoistic concert pianists. Cobb Great Hall at Wharton Center, East Lansing. Fri., March 31. $26. 517-432-2000. http://www.whartoncenter.com.
Motown in Motion Eisenhower Dance Ensemble and The Contours present a multi-dimensional production uniting music and dance in an evening of Motown hits. Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Twp. March 25. $25-$30. 586-286-2222. http://www.macombcenter.com.
MSU School of Music “Jazz Spectacular” (through March 25); “Stars, Stripes and Sousa” (March 26); “Music Therapy Recital (March 31). Prices and locations vary; call for complete schedule. 517-353-5340. http://www.music.msu.edu.
Oakland University Dept. of Music, Theatre & Dance “Masters Homaging Masters” (March 24); “Oakland Jazz Singers & The 110 Jazz Improv Combo” (March 28); “Pan Jumbie” (March 31). Varner Recital Hall on the campus of Oakland University, Rochester Hills. Prices vary; call for details. 248-370-3013. http://www2.oakland.edu/mtd.
Riders in the Sky America’s Favorite Cowboys being the Old West musically back to life. Fri., March 31. Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Twp. $25-$32. 586-286-2222. http://www.macombcenter.com.
Swinging the Standards Vocalist Kirsten Gustafson and her trio pay tribute to the great American songwriters. Saugatuck Center for the Arts’ Bertha Krueger Reid Theater, Saugatuck. March 25. $15. 269-857-2399. {URL www.sc4a.org.)
Tallis Scholars The ensemble will perform a program, “Mozart’s Roots: A Cappella Music in Germany.” UMS at St. Francis Catholic Church, Ann Arbor. Thu., March 30. $30-$40. 734-764-2538. http://www.ums.org.
Tancredi A concert opera version of Rossini’s opera featuring Ewa Podles and the DSO. UMS at Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor. March 25. $10-$65. 734-764-2538. http://www.ums.org.
A Tchaikovsky Spectacular The Tchaikovsky Ballet and Orchestra from Russia present highlights from “Swan Lake,” “The Sleeping Beauty” and “The Nutcracker.” Detroit Opera House, Detroit. March 25-26. $23-$73. 248-645-6666. http://www.ticketmaster.com.
Voices of Light Rackham Symphony Choir presents the haunting oratorio simultaneously with the 1928 silent film, “La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc.” Redford Theatre, Detroit. Sun., March 26. $18-$45. 800-585-3737. http://www.rackhamchoir.org.

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. Every Fri.-Mon. $7.50. 313-833-3237. http://www.dia.org/dft.
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/non-members. 810-234-1695. http://www.flintarts.org.
Flix at Meadow Brook A series of international films, as well as those with environmental and social awareness themes. Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester Hills. Every Tuesday through April 4. $4. Rochester Hills: 248-377-3300. http://www.mbtheatre.com.
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.
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.

The Written/Spoken Word:

Friday Night Poetry Jam 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 Friday. 313-963-6034. http://www.clarklofts.com/element.
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. http://www.uica.org.

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