Art & Around for the period Oct. 11-20

By |2007-10-11T09:00:00-04:00October 11th, 2007|Entertainment|
FALL ARTS FESTIVALS:

Harvest Celebration Start an autumn day with the Third Annual Harvest Hustle 5K Run/Walk, followed by the Harvest Arts and Crafts and Flat River Antique Show, the Lowell Area Farmer’s Market, a Chili Madness Cook-Off, ghost stories and a historic homes tour. Oct. 13. Lowell: 616-897-9161. http://www.discoverlowell.org
Michigan Renaissance Festival Enter the turreted gates of Hollygrove and roam the festive marketplace, partake in games of skill or enjoy non-stop entertainment. Open weekends and Labor Day through Sept. 30. $17.95/adults;$8.95/children. Holly: 800-601-4848. http://www.michrenfest.com

ARCHITECTURE/GARDEN TOURS:

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House Take a tour behind the scenes and examine special subjects that 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, HISTORICAL & SCIENCE MUSEUMS:

Arab American National Museum Exhibits: “SURA Arts Academy Exhibit,” featuring the photography of middle school students in southwest Detroit and Dearborn (through Oct. 28 in the Lower Level Gallery); and “Threads of Pride: Palestinian Traditional Costumes” (through Nov. 25). Open Wed.-Sun. $6 museum admission. Dearborn: 313-582-2266. http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org
The Art Museum at MSU The museum reopens with “The Paper Sculpture Show,” “Prints from South Africa” and “The Future: The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.” Through Oct. 14. Open daily. East Lansing: 517-353-9834. http://www.artmuseum.msu.edu
Cranbrook Art Museum Exhibit: Hot House: Expanding the Field of Fiber at Cranbrook.” Through Oct. 14. Open Wed.-Sun. $6 museum admission. Bloomfield Hills: 248-645-3314. http://www.cranbrookart.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. $8 museum admission. 248-645-3200. http://science.cranbrook.edu
Detroit Historical Museum New exhibits include: “1920s: Detroit Building Boom” and “Rallying the Home Front: Posters from WWII.” Wed.-Sun. $6 admission. Detroit: 313-833-1805. http://www.detroithistorical.org
Detroit Institute of Arts The DIA is currently closed for renovations and will reopen in November. Detroit: 313-833-4005. http://www.dia.org
Detroit Science Center Exhibit: “Our Body: The Universe Within.” Extended through Jan. 6, 2008. $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: “Visions of Vistory,” a century of sports photography; and “Currents: Evan Penny,” with eerie, larger-than-life figural sculptures. Through Oct. 28. Open Tue.-Sun. Flint: 810-234-1695. http://www.flintarts.org
Greenfield Village “Halloween at Greenfield Village,” a tradition of spooky fun featuring 800 jack-o-lanterns delivered by a cast of mystical creatures donning the most elaborate costumes that pay tribute to Halloweens past. Oct. 12-14, 19-21 & 26-28. $12. Dearborn: 313-982-6001. http://www.thehenryford.org
Henry Ford Museum Must-See Exhibit: “With Liberty & Justice for All,” an exploration of the struggles that arose in the quest for freedom in America. Open daily. General museum admission: $14. Dearborn: 313-982-6001. http://www.thehenryford.org
Longway Planetarium Programs include “Laser SPOOKtacular” (weekends through Oct. 28); “Laser Fright Lights” (Fri.-Sat., Oct. 19-26); and “Night of the Living Dead” (Oct. 26-27). $5/adults, $4/children. Flint: 810-237-3400. http://www.longway.org
Michigan State University Museum Exhibits include “MSU Museum: 150 Years of Discovery”. Open daily; free admission. 517-355-2370. http://www.museum.msu.edu
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit Exhibit: Words Fail Me,” curated by Matthew Higgs, which sends messages in many different forms through 16 art works by 18 re-known artists from Europe, the U.S. and Canada. Through Jan. 20, 2008. Open Wed.-Sun.; free admission. Detroit: 313-832-6622. http://www.mocadetroit.org
Plymouth Historical Museum Exhibit: “Plymouth Rides the Rails,” an exploration of the history of trains in Plymouth from 1871 to the present. Through Nov. 1. $5. Open Wed., Fri., Sat. & Sun. Plymouth: 734-455-8940. http://www.plymouthhistory.org
Sloan Museum Exhibits include: “In Our Family,” a photo celebration of diversity of family (through Nov. 6); “Fair Housing in Flint” (through Nov. 4); and “Rides and Rebels,” a celebration of the adventure, look and lifestyle of motorcycles (through March 2008). $6. Open daily. 810-237-3450. http://www.sloanmuseum.com
University of Michigan Museum of Art Exhibits include: “Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran.” Through Dec. 30. Free. 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
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Exhibits include: “Being Open: 30 Years, 30 Artists, 30 Careers” (Monroe Street Gallery, through Nov. 23); “30 Years/30 Cakes” (through Nov. 2); “Somewhere There Is a Fire or a Hole” (Race Street Gallery, through Nov. 23); and “My Irish Dream” (through Nov. 23). Open Tue.-Sun. Grand Rapids: 616-454-3994. http://www.uica.org

ART GALLERIES:

Amazwi Contemporary Art A unique gallery that gives voice to a diverse array of African artists, while broadening appreciation of their talent and understanding of their cultures. Saugatuck: 269-857-5551. http://www.amazwi.com
Ann Arbor Art Center Exhibit: “85th Annual All Media Exhibition.” Through Nov. 10. Ann Arbor: 734-994-8004, ext. 110. http://www.annarborartcenter.org
Biddle Gallery Exhibit: “Black Candy,” new paintings by Davin Brainard and giant paper mache heads by Dave Moroski. Oct. 15-31. Open Mon.-Sat. Wyandotte: 734-281-4779. http://www.biddlegallery.com
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center Exhibits: “50 Years of Faculty” and “50th Anniversary Exhibit: The Fine Art of Cakes.” Oct. 12-Nov. 9. Birmingham: 248-644-0866. http://www.bbartcenter.org
Cass Cafe Exhibit: “Notorious,” painters and sculptors Gwen Joy and Chris Turner provide an insight into the inner psyche of artistic vision. Through Dec. 8. Open daily. Detroit: 313-831-1400. http://www.casscafe.com
The City Gallery Exhibit: “Patricia Bombach: Native Americans and the Southwest.” Through Oct. 18 at the Costick Center. Open during regular business hours and during special occasions. Farmington Hills: 248-473-1856.
Community Arts @ Paramount Gallery Exhibit: “3X3,” a group show of artists drawn from the Detroit Artists’ Market’s 75 years of existence. Through Oct. 20. Open Mon.-Sat. during Paramount Bank’s regular business hours. Ferndale: 248-414-6500. http://www.theparamountgallery.com
Detroit Artists Market Exhibit: Celebrate 75 years of DAM with “3Quarters-3Artists-3Views,”which features the work of three artists who represent three generations of exhibitors: Marie Woo, Kurt Novak and Joe Berube. Through Oct. 20. Detroit: 313-832-8540. http://www.detroitartistsmarket.org
First Presbyterian Church of Northville Exhibit: “Sharing the Gift Within,” an annual juried visual arts show. Through Oct. 12. Open daily. Northville: 248-349-0911. http://www.firstpresnville.org
Gallery Project Exhibit: “My Private Utopia,” featuring artists whose work expresses an idealized view of their personal space. Through Oct. 21. Open Tue.-Sun. Ann Arbor: 734-997-7012. http://www.thegalleryproject.com
Lawrence Street Gallery Exhibit: “The Third Dimension,” an all-media juried sculpture competition. Through Oct. 26. Open Tue.-Sat. Ferndale: 248-544-0394. http://www.lawrencestreetgallery.com
Liberal Arts Gallery Exhibit: “I Am Who I Am,” the late painter Marvin Vines’ celebration of the contemporary black male. Oct. 13-Nov. 10. Free. Open Saturday afternoons. Detroit: 313-925-9578. http://www.liberalartsgallery.com
Lowell Area Arts Council Exhibits: “Jeepers Creepers,” a Halloween celebration (through Nov. 5 at the Huntington National Bank Gallery); and “Stained Glass! West Michigan Style,” an invitational exhibit featuring diverse artists using different methods of glass art making (through Oct. 20 in the Hudson Street Gallery. Open Tue.-Sat; Mondays by appointment. Lowell: 616-897-8545. http://www.lowellartscouncil.org
Marygrove College Gallery Exhibit: “Rock, Paper, Scissors.” Through Oct. 16. Liberal Arts Bldg., 4th Floor. Detroit: 313-927-1337. http://www.marygrove.edu
Northstar Center Exhibit: “Activist Art,” work from the 1960s to the present in any and all media. Through Oct. 21. Free. Open Fri.-Sun. Lansing: 517-371-2001.
Paint Creek Center for the Arts Exhibit: “Works on Paper,” featuring prints, drawings and mixed-media works by seven Michigan artists. Through Nov. 10. Open Mon.-Sat. Rochester: 248-651-4110. http://www.pccart.org
Saugatuck Center for the Arts Exhibit: “Fiber Revolution”. Through Dec. 18. Free. Saugatuck: 269-857-2300. http://www.sc4a.org
Sherry Washington Gallery Exhibit: David Fludd’s “New Paintings and Drawings.” Through Dec. 31. Open Tue.-Sat. Detroit: 313-961-4500. http://www.sherrywashingtongallery.com
Studio 601 Exhibit: The first solo show of recent acrylic paintings on found wood and various objects by Dennis Bruce Spencer. Through Oct. 30. Detroit: 313-212-4928.
Zeitgeist Gallery Exhibit: “Azutunarasharedo,” a unique opportunity to experience four Detroit gems: Azucena Nava-Moreno, Mary Fortuna, Kathleen Rashid and Mary Laredo Herbeck. Through Oct. 27. Open Fri.-Sat. and by appointment. Detroit: 313-965-9192. http://www.zeitgeistdetroit.org

DANCE, MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS:

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra The Music in the Key of A2 continues with “Bird’s Eye View.” Oct. 20 at the Michigan Theater. $10-$45. Ann Arbor: 734-994-4801. http://www.a2so.com
Ford Comerica Global Thursdays A weekly series of world music concerts continues with SHUSMO, Middle Eastern jazz (Oct. 11); and “Betty Shamieh, One-Woman Show” (Oct. 18). $10-$12. Arab American National Museum. Dearborn: 313-582-2266. http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org
Franke Center for the Arts The season continues with guitarist, songwriter and singer Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones. Oct. 20. $18. Marshall: 269-781-0001. http://www.frankecenterforthearts.org
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra The season continues with “Bolero,” a concert featuring organist Felix Hill. Oct. 12 at WMU’s Miller Auditorium. $19-$49. Kalamazoo: 269-387-2300. http://www.kalamazoosymphony.com
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts The season continues with country artist Danielle Peck in concert. Oct. 13. $25-$45. Clinton Township: 586-286-2222. http://www.macombcenter.com
MSU College of Music Programs include: College of Music Inaugural Homecoming Performances (Oct. 13 at various locations; free); Professors of Jazz (Oct. 15 at Music Bldg. Auditorium; $9); and Philharmonic Orchestra (Oct. 18 at Fairchild Theatre; $9). East Lansing: 517-355-5340. http://www.music.msu.edu
Oakland University Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance Conductors Greg Cunningham and Kenneth Kroesche will strike up the bands for the annual Band Preview concert. Oct. 17 at Varner Recital Hall. $7. Rochester: 248-370-2030. http://www2.oakland.edu/mtd
Tecumseh Center for the Arts The National Touring Season continues with the Chicago Brass (Oct. 13; $18); while the Homegrown Season presents the Tecumseh Strut, an old fashioned talent show (Oct. 20; $5). Tecumseh: 517-423-6617. http://www.thetca.org
University Musical Society The 2007/08 season continues with pianist Louis Lortie (Oct. 12 at Hill Auditorium, $10-$56); Dianne Reeves & Trio with special guest Romero Lubambo (Oct. 13 at Hill Auditorium, $10-$48); Balinese music and dance ensemble Cudamani (Oct. 19 at Hill Auditorium; $10-$38); and “Pamina Devil: A Cambodian Magic Flute” performed by the Khner Arts Ensemble (Oct. 20-21 at Power Center for the Performing Arts; $18-$44). Ann Arbor: 734-764-2538. http://www.ums.org
Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers The Alternative Dance Project returns with guest artist Christopher Williams and the world premiere performance of “The Portuguese Suite.” Oct. 18-20 at the Wellspring Theatre. $20. Kalamazoo: 269-387-2300. http://www.wellspringdance.com
Wharton Center The Live At State series begins with CeU, a sexy, soulful starlet from Brazil. Oct. 16 at the Pasant Theatre. $24. 800-WHARTON. 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. $7.50. Detroit: 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. Every weekend, Fri-Sun. $6. Flint: 810-234-1695. http://www.flintarts.org
The Human Rights Friday Fall Film Series Citizens for Peace presents a four-week film series facilitated by a local speaker, beginning with “Why We Fight.” Kresge Hall on the campus of Madonna College. $5. Livonia: 734-425-0070.
Michigan Theater Ann Arbor’s daily selection of specialty cinema, including documentaries, independent, foreign, and classic films ($8.50). Military veterans will be admitted free through the four-day Memorial Day Weekend. Ann Arbor: 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. $10-$11. Royal Oak: 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. Detroit: 313-537-2560. http://www.redfordtheatre.com
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts West Michigan’s “best alternative film theater” presents cutting edge movies seven days a week. $4-$7. Grand Rapids: 616 454 3994 . http://www.uica.org

SPOKEN/WRITTEN WORD:

EchoVerse 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. Detroit: 313-822-6456. http://www.echoversepoetry.com
Poetry Slams @ The Max A new season of poetry slams begins, hosted by PicNap Poetry’s Kalimah Johnson. Sept. 20 at The Music Box in The Max M. Fisher Music Center. $7. Detroit: 313-576-5111. http://www.detroitsymphony.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

NEWS & FUNDRAISERS:

CARE HOUSE OF OAKLAND COUNTY – will hold its ninth annual “Merry-Go-Round” black-tie gala, Oct. 13, 248-332-7173; MARYGROVE COLLEGE – will celebrate Founders’ Day with the third annual “Have a Seat…and more” chair auction and strolling dinner, Nov. 8, 313-927-1308; PAINT CREEK CENTER FOR THE ARTS – will hold a jewel case fundraiser , including a reception and silent auction, Nov. 3, 248-651-4110; PLYMOUTH HISTORICAL MUSEUM – will host its annual dinner, which includes a guest speaker, silent auction and raffles, Nov. 3, 734-455-8940; VARIETY THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY – presents “Lights, Camera, Auction,” which fratures sneak previews of Hollywood films and a silent auction, Oct. 23, 248-258-5511.

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