Art & Around for the period Nov. 2-11

By |2006-11-02T09:00:00-05:00November 2nd, 2006|Uncategorized|
ANTIQUES/ARTS FESTIVALS:

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. http://www.goodwilldetroit.org

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS:

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. http://www.tclf.org/cranbrook

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. http://www.fordhouse.org

ART, HISTORICAL & SCIENCE MUSEUMS:

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. http://www.cranbrook.edu/museum

Cranbrook Institute of Science Exhibits include “When Crocodiles Ruled” (through Dec. 31). Open daily. Free with $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: “Annie Leibovitz: American Music” (through Jan. 7, 2007). Open Wed.-Sun. $6. Detroit: 313-833-4005. http://www.dia.org

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. http://www.detroitsciencecenter.org

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. http://www.flintarts.org

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. http://www.longway.org

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. http://www.museum.msu.edu

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

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. http://www.umma.umich.edu

ART GALLERIES:

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. http://www.annarborartcenter.org

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

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

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. http://www.thegalleryproject.com

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. http://www.izzysrawart.com

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. http://www.jccdet.org

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

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. http://www.lowellartscouncil.org

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. http://www.macombcenter.com

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. http://www.uica.org

DANCE, MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS:

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. http://www.a2so.com

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. http://www.detroitsymphony.com

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. http://www.flintinstituteofmusic.com

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. http://www.lansingsymphony.org

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. http://www.macombcenter.com

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. http://www.music.msu.edu

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. http://www.promusicadetroit.com

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. http://www.wellspringdance.org

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. http://www.whartoncenter.com

The Whiting Masters of Jazz & The Blues Series continues with B.B. King. Sat., Nov. 4. $25-$65. Flint: 810-237-7333. http://www.thewhiting.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 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. http://www.ecuu-hosts-one.org

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. Plus, 25 films from the Sundance Film Festival will be screened through Nov. 5. $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

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. 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:

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

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. http://www.clarklofts.com/element

WORKSHOPS, FUNDRAISERS, ETC:

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

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