Art & Around for the period Nov. 2-11

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Uncategorized|

Goodwill Antiques Show The 59th annual event will showcase the finest furniture, silver and collectibles. Nov. 10-12 at the Shotwell-Gustafson Pavilion on the grounds of Oakland University, Rochester. $10/free parking & shuttle. 248-909-1492.


Cranbrook Campus Participate in the Cultural Landscape Foundation’s weekend symposium, “Patronage and Landscape,” featuring philanthropist Richard Driehaus, tours and a day-long series of talks by landscape architecture experts. Nov. 9-11. For information or to register: 202-483-0553.

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: “Critical Mass: Metalsmithing at Cranbrook under Gary Griffin” (through Nov. 26); and “Treasures of Cranbrook Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection” (through 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” (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 “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.

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

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

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

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

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.” Nov. 4-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., Nov. 9-Dec. 23. Lowell: 616-897-8545.

Macomb College Art Gallery Exhibit: Select works by Nichole Maury and Sioux Trujillo. Through Nov. 9. Open weekdays, plus 90 minutes prior to Macomb Center events. Clinton Twp.: 586-286-2089.

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.


Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Doctorate student Kirsten Volness will premiere a new composition at “Rhapsody in Blue.” Sat., Nov. 4. at the Michigan Theater. $10-$42. Ann Arbor: 734-994-4801.

Bellydance Superstars The world’s premier belly dance troupe performs a cross-section of Tribal, Egyptian and Cabaret styles. Royal Oak Music Theatre. Fri., Nov. 10. $27.50-$37.50. 1-800-919-6272.

Celebrate Peace Concert Join Snatam Kaur, a rising young Sikh devotional singer/songwriter, as she delivers a heart-opening performance that combines musical traditions of the East and West. Nov. 9 at First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Ann Arbor. $20-$25. 734-665-2757.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Events include: “The Wizard of Oz with the DSO” (Nov. 2-3, $20-$55); “Macy’s Day of Music at the Max” (Nov. 4, free); and “William Tell” with Neeme Jarvi (Nov. 10-12, $19-$69). Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center. Detroit: 313-576-5111.

Flint Institute of Music “Vienna Nights” continues with the music of Mozart, Lehar and Schumann. Sat., Nov. 11 at The Whiting. $9.50-$54. Flint: 810-237-7333.

Lansing Symphony Orchestra The brilliant sound of brass will come alive thanks to The Beaumont Brass. Nov. 5 at Plymouth Congregational Church. $15 Lansing: 517-487-5001.

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts Events include: Composer Tim Janis and an evening of uplifting instrumental music (Nov. 5, $35); and the awesome a cappella talents of Toxic Audio (Nov. 10, $25-$35). Clinton Twp.: 586-286-2222.

MSU School of Music Events include: Percussion ensemble (Nov. 5 at Music Bldg. Auditorium, free); Men and Women’s Glee Clubs (Nov. 7 at Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall, $8); and Symphony Orchestra (Nov. 11 at Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall, $8). East Lansing: 517-355-5340.

Oakland University Events celebrating the 250th birthday of Mozart include a Faculty Mozart Celebration (Thu., Nov. 2 at Varner Recital Hall, free), then the Pontiac Oakland Symphony presents a concert with the Oakland Univ. Symphony Chorus (Sat., Nov. 4 at Central United Methodist Church, Waterford, $25). Rochester: 248-370-2030.

Pro Musica Celebrate the groups eight decades of music with vocalist Mihaela Ursuleasa. Fri., Nov. 10 at The Music Box in the Max M. Fisher Music Center. $40. Detroit: 313-886-5639.

Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers The 27th season opens with new works and classic pieces in the annual “Fall Concert of Dance.” Nov. 10-12 & 16-18 at Wellspring Theater at the Epic Center. $20. Kalamazoo: 269-342-4354.

Wharton Center The King Sisters will delight audiences young and old with their wide-ranging music and charm. Wed., Nov. 8. $20-$35. East Lansing: 517-32-2000.

The Whiting Masters of Jazz & The Blues Series continues with B.B. King. Sat., Nov. 4. $25-$65. 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.

Emerson Church Unitarian Universalist Once-novice Novi filmmaker Ward Powers explores the meaning of life, poverty and suffering with today’s most renowned spiritual leaders and seekers. Sat., Nov. 11. $10. Troy: 248-321-9213.

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.

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.


DETROIT OPERA HOUSE – offering a Sunday Dance Workshop Series for Teachers, begins Nov. 19, 313-237-3251.

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