Art & Around for the period Nov. 16-25

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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.

Longacre House Historian Ann Pettersson hosts traditional English teas and takes visitors on an enchanted trip to the days of Queen Victoria in this beautiful house. Nov. 16. $20. Farmington Hills: 248-473-1857.


Cranbrook Art Museum Exhibits include: “Critical Mass: Metalsmithing at Cranbrook under Gary Griffin” (through Nov. 26); “Treasures of Cranbrook Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection” (through Jan. 21, 2007); and “Space is the Place” (Nov. 18-Jan. 14, 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); and “Holiday Magic in the Planetarium” (Nov. 18-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” (through Jan. 15, 2007). 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 “America at Work: Labor Scenes from the Collection of the FIA” (Nov. 25-Jan. 21, 2007). Tue.-Sun. Flint: 810-234-1695.

Kresge Art Museum Exhibits include: “Studio Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition” and “The First 50 Years: MSU Faculty Artists in the Kresge Art Museum Collection.” (Through Dec. 15.) Open daily. East Lansing: 517-353-9834.

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.

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit A new museum dedicated to contemporary art opens with “Meditations in an Emergency.” Open Wed.-Sun.; free admission. Detroit: 313-832-6622.

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.


Ann Arbor Art Center Exhibits include: “Student Exhibition” (through Jan. 31, 2007). Open 7 days. Ann Arbor: 734-994-8004, ext. 110.

Biddle Gallery Exhibit: “The Holiday Show.” Through Dec. 31. Open Mon.-Sat. Wyandotte: 734-281-4779.

Gallery Project Exhibits include: “Miss October,” a multi-media show featuring five dynamic, female artists. Through Dec. 3. Open Tue.-Sun. Ann Arbor: 734-997-7012.

Izzy’s Raw Art Gallery Exhibit: “Annual Women’s Sister/Sister Invitational Exhibit.” Through Jan. 16, 2007. Open Sat; Thu.-Fri. by appointment. Detroit: 248-207-7547.

Jewish Community Center Exhibit: “ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938-1950.” The nationally-acclaimed, interactive exhibit includes original comic book art, memorabilia, a mini-movie theater and more. The Janice Charach Epstein Gallery and Shalom Street, on the campus of the JCC. Through Dec. 14. Open Mon.-Wed., Thu. & Sun. Free. West Bloomfield: 248-432-5579.

Lawrence Street Gallery Exhibit: “Reflections: Paintings and Prints by Laura Whitesides Host.” Through Nov. 25. Open Tue.-Sat. Ferndale: 248-544-0394.

Lowell Area Arts Council Twenty artists and artisans are showcased in “Sleigh Bells and Holly: A Gallery of Fine Arts and Gifts.” Tue.-Sat., through Dec. 23. Lowell: 616-897-8545.

Sherry Washington Gallery Exhibit: “The Unpublished Poems: New Drawings and Paintings” by Shirley Woodson. Tue.-Sat., through Jan. 27, 2007. Detroit: 313-961-4500.

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Exhibits include: “The Dead IX: A Day in the Life of Death”; “On Paper”; and “New Myths.” Through Nov. 24. Open Tue.-Sun. Grand Rapids: 616 454 3994.

Warren Robbins Gallery Exhibit: “Moniques – the mapping of a gay childhood and the subsequent ghetto.” A multimedia show by Rotem Tashach that tries to literally draw a schematic map of the forces that constitute us as gender normals or deviants. Weekdays through Nov. 27 on the second floor of the UM School of Art & Design in Ann Arbor.


Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings A concert featuring cellist Debra Fayroian and pianist Maria Meirelles. Nov. 17 at Hagopian World of Rugs, Birmingham. $20. Southfield: 248-559-2095.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Events include: Jazz Club @ The Max featuring the Paul Keller Ensemble (Nov. 17, $25); “Broadway Rocks!” (Nov. 16-19, $15-$66); and “DSO Gives Thanks for Mozart” (Nov. 24-26, $15-$69). Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. Detroit: 313-576-5111.

Flint Institute of Music “Vienna Nights” continues with a sneak peek at “Nutcracker” and Holiday Pops (Sat., Nov. 18 at FIM, Free). Flint: 810-237-7333.

Fontana Chamber Arts Winter season continues with the Parisii Quartet. Wed., Nov. 15 at Dalton Center Recital Hall, Western Michigan University. $22-$30. Kalamazoo: 269-382-7774.

Franke Center for the Arts Get ready for “Swinging in the Holidays” with Dick Day and his eight-piece swing band. Sat., Nov. 25. $12. Marshall: 269-781-0001.

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts Events include: the Macombers Fall Extravaganza (Nov. 18, $11-$13). Clinton Twp.: 586-286-2222.

MSU School of Music Events include: “Don Giovanni” with Opera Theatre and Chamber Orchestra (Nov. 17-19 at Concert Auditorium, $18); Jazz Combos (Nov. 20 at Music Building Auditorium, $8). East Lansing: 517-355-5340.

Oakland University Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance Free concert series begins with Chamber Ensembles (Nov. 19 at Varner Recital Hall). Rochester: 248-370-2030.

Plymouth Symphony Orchestra The season continues with “Music of Remembrance.” Nov. 18 at Northville High School. $20. Plymouth: 734-451-2112.

Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women The popular acoustic trio that digs deep into the heart and soul of classic blues music. Fri., Nov. 17 at The Ark, Ann Arbor. $20. Ann Arbor: 734-761-1451.

University Musical Society Season continues with Trio Mediaeval (Nov. 16 at St. Francis of Assist Catholic Church, $30-$40); Dan Zanes & Friends (Nov. 18 at Rackham Auditorium; $16); pianist Jonathan Biss (Nov. 18 at Hill Auditorium, $10-$50); and Cuarteto Latinamericano (Nov. 19 at Rackham Auditorium, $20-$40). Ann Arbor: 734-764-2538.

Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers The 27th season opens with new works and classic pieces in the annual “Fall Concert of Dance.” Nov. 16-18 at Wellspring Theater at the Epic Center. $20. Kalamazoo: 269-342-4354.

The Whiting Experience authentic Somali culture with Ilays, Somali Multicultural Artists. Fri., Nov. 17. $7-$10. Flint: 810-237-7333.


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 State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences Hosts its first international film festival with a focus on Middle Eastern films. Through Nov. 18. Free.

Michigan Theater Ann Arbor’s daily selection of specialty cinema, including documentaries, independent, foreign, and classic films. $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.

Saugatuck Children’s Film Festival The fourth annual mini-fest features entertaining, thoughtful and creative films for viewers of all ages. Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck. Sat., Nov. 18. $5 per session. 269-857-2399.

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 .


Common Language Books Saugatuck-based author Salvatore Sapienza will read from and discuss his debut novel, “Seventy Times Seven.” Sat., Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. 734-663-0036.

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

Institute for Research on Women and Gender Irish novelist Jamie O’Neill, author of “At Swim, Two Boys,” makes three Michigan appearances to read from his current novel, which continues the story beyond the events of Easter 1916; all are free. Mon., Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. in the Hussey Room of the Michigan League at UM Ann Arbor, 734-764-9537,; Wed., Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. at the Little Theater on the East Campus of Western Michigan University,; and Thu., Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at The Bernath Auditorium inside the Adamany Undergraduate Library at Wayne State University, 313-577-2450.

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.

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