The Bird Walk Search for and observe the more than 170 species of birds that can be found on the grounds of Ford House. Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores. Daily through Nov. 5. $6. 313-884-4222. http://www.fordhouse.org.
Walking History Walk in the footsteps of witnesses who took part in the fateful day in 1847 when Kentuckians came to recapture the Crosswhite family and relive the drama through personal poems, dramatic readings of historical documents, visual art and music. Franke Center for the Arts, Marshall. Sat., Oct. 29 only. $7. 269-781-0001.
Alice Frank A solo exhibit of works in a variety of media, including watercolor, enameled jewelry, fashion accessories, multi-media collages ad wall sculptures. Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale. Tue.-Sat., Nov. 1-26, with an artists’ reception Nov. 4. 248-544-0394. http://www.lawrencestreetgallery.com.
Andy Warhol: A to Z A special exhibit of the artist who erased the distinction between fine art and popular culture. Flint Institute of Arts, Flint. Tue.-Sun., through Dec. 31. $7/free on Saturdays. 810-234-1695. http://www.flintarts.org.
Ann Arbor Art Center “Fiber Art,” through Oct. 31; “The Annual All Media Exhibition,” through Nov. 12. 734-994-8004 ext. 104. http://www.annarborartcenter.org.
Art a la Carte A weekly noontime series of fun and interesting programs. Flint Institute of Art, Flint. Every Wednesday. Free admittance; bring a lunch. 810-234-1695. http://www.flintarts.org.
Betye Saar: Extending the Frozen Moment A major exhibit that surveys the accomplishments of the artist known for her richly evocative assemblages that incorporate found objects and photographic fragments that serve as a vital metaphor for the African American experience. University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor. Tue.-Sun., through Jan. 8, 2006. 734-763-UMMA. http://www.umma.umich.edu.
Beyond the Magic 50 Years of Disneyland A rare and innovative exhibit that includes art and artifacts focused on the creation and development of Disneyland. The Henry Ford in collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering, Dearborn. Daily through Jan.1, 2006. $10 plus general admission to The Henry Ford. 313-982-6001. http://www.thehenryford.org.
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center View two exhibits: The Faculty Exhibition and Charles McGee’s Class Exhibition. BBAC, Birmingham. Through Nov. 19. 248-644-0866. http://www.bbartcenter.org.
Boarder Hop An exciting exhibition that features some of the most nontraditional and seldom seen young artists living in Mexico. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids. Tue.-Sun. through Nov.12. 616-454-7000. http://www.uica.org.
Bridget Riley: Paintings and Works on Paper, 1963-2005 An exhibit of the influential British artist’s key paintings and drawings. Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills. Wed.-Sun. through Oct. 30. $6 museum admission fee. 1-877-462-7262. http://www.cranbrookart.edu.
Camille Claudel & Rodin: Fateful Encounter An exploration of the work of two sculptors whose artistic and personal lives were intimately entwined. Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit. Wed.-Sun. through Feb. 5, 2006. $14. 313-833-4005. http://www.dia.org.
Editions Printmaking ’05 A highly competitive, juried exhibition of works by contemporary printmakers working in a variety of techniques. Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale. Tue.-Sun. through Oct. 28. 248-544-0394. http://www.lawrencestreetgallery.com.
A Family Affair The Lefkowitz family presents its collective creativity in sculpting, painting and quilt-making. The Janice Charach Epstein Gallery in the Jewish Community Center, West Bloomfield. Sun.-Thu., through Nov. 30. 248-432-5448. http://www.jccdet.org/culturalarts.
The Grids of Life An exhibit of new paintings by New York artist David Fludd. Sherry Washington Gallery, Detroit. Through Dec. 3. 313-961-4500. http://www.sherrywashingtongallery.com.
Image+Object An exploration of the narratives, rituals, visual metaphor and imagery, and imaginary spaces constructed from the flotsam and jetsam of our world through the art of assemblage. Gallery Project, Ann Arbor. Tue.-Sun., through Nov. 23. 734-997-7012. http://www.thegalleryproject.com.
It’s a Nano World The wonders of the smaller side of science nanobiotechnology are explored through eight hands-on activity stations and various interactive pods. Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills. Daily through Dec. 31. Admittance free with $7 museum admission. 248-645-3245. http://www.cranbrook.edu.
MCC Art Gallery An exhibit of works by printmaker Paul A. Schumann and painter Anders Knutsson. Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Twp. Mon.-Fri., through Nov. 15. Free admission. 586-286-2141. http://www.macombcenter.com.
Random Repetition An exhibit of Michigan artist Linda LaFontesee’s work that conveys the dance of life through a variety of media. Ambient Gallery, Grosse Pointe. Tue.-Sun. through Nov. 13. 313-882-8888. http://www.ambientgallery.com.
Dance, Music & Performing Arts:
The Best of the Tonys A “who’s who” of the American musical theater are honored in a program that features music from more than 20 Tony Award-winners for Best Musical. Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, Detroit. Thu.-Sun., Nov. 3-6. $15-$66. 313-576-5111. http://www.detroitsymphont.com.
Egypt Grammy Award winner Yousson N’Dour and Fathy Salama’s Cairo Orchestra mix traditional Senegalese music with eclectic influences ranging from Cuban Samba to hip hop. University Musical Society at Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor. Sat., Nov. 5 only. $10-$42. 734-764-2538. http://www.ums.org.
Faculty Recital Organist Joanne Vollendorf Rickards Clark plays music by Bach and others, including the premiere of a piece by Geoffrey Stanton, Marygrove College’s composer-in-residence. Sacred Heart Chapel at Marygrove College, Detroit. Fri., Nov. 4. Free admittance. 313-927-1538. http://www.marygrove.edu.
From Russia with Love The second concert of the series highlights some of the greatest Russian music ever written and a piano concerto featuring the work of George Gershwin. Flint Symphony Orchestra at The Whiting, Flint. Sat., Nov. 5. $9-$46. 810-237-7333. http://www.flintinstituteofmusic.org.
Great Music in a Great Space Annual music series continues Tue., Nov. 1 with music and readings of the Feast of All Saints. The Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul, Detroit. Suggested donation: $10. 313-833-7547. http://www.detroitcathedral.org.
Jane Monheit Jazz’s “next sultry sweetie” embraces classic songs with uncanny perception and soul. Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Twp. Thu., Nov. 3. $30-$35. 586-286-2222. http://www.macombcenter.com.
The MSU Professors of Jazz with Jon Hendricks An evening of hard-swinging music by the jazz group established and maintained through the Jazz Studies area at MSU. Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Twp. Sat., Oct. 29. $30-$35. 586-286-2222. http://www.macombcenter.com.
Oakland University Symphonic Band A concert of traditional and contemporary standards for symphonic band. Varner Recital Hall on the campus of OU, Rochester. Wed., Nov. 2. $6. 248-370-3013. http://ww2.oakland.edu.
Radio Days Five by Design, a Minneapolis-based vocal group, recreates a poignant time capsule of American life and radio entertainment during the years of World War II. Cobb Great Hall at Wharton Center on the campus of Michigan State University, East Lansing. Sun., Oct. 30. $20-$35. 517-432-2000. http://www.whartoncenter.com.
Senior Dance Concert The annual senior concert by students from the Oakland University Dance program features works choreographed and performed by students in a variety of contemporary styles. Varner Recital Hall on the campus of OU, Rochester. Sun., Oct. 30. $6. 248-370-3013. http://ww2.oakland.edu.
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. Call 313-833-3237 for tickets and schedule information. http://www.dia.org/dft.
Interior Vision A 14-week series of films is the subject matter of a UM course in Film and Video Studies 331. Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor. Every Monday through Dec. 12. $8.50. 734-668-TIME. http://www.michtheater.org.
Redford Theatre An historic 1928 movie house in northwest Detroit with its 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. Call 313-537-2560 for tickets and schedule information. http://www.redfordtheatre.com.
Rocky Horror Picture Show Just in time for Halloween: Everyone favorite cult movie! Buckham Alley Theatre, Flint. Oct. 28, 29 & 31. $15, includes audience participation prop bag. 810-239-4477. http://www.buckhamtheatre.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 Word:
20 Years of the Poetic Express An exhibit of Maurice Greenia Jr.’s monthly publication of poetry and artwork. University of Detroit Mercy Library, Detroit. Open daily through Oct. 31.
The Writer’s Corner A weekly gathering that provised 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.