The Wright Museum is generally closed on Mondays but they make an exception for this special day. Martin Luther King Jr. Day starts with a special breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by a series of workshops, crafts, performers, storytelling, video tributes, special displays of King and Coretta Scott King artifacts, and much more. The exhibition, “I See Me: Reflections in Black Dolls,” is included with museum admission. Breakfast starts at 8 a.m.; program starts at 9 a.m.; 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit; thewright.org; 313-494-5872; tickets to breakfast are $35 and include admission to all MLK Day museum activities; regular museum admission is $8 for adults 13 and older, $5 for seniors 62 and older, and free for kids 3-12. General Admission: $5-$8; Breakfast: $35
Students, faculty and staff from both Henry Ford College (HFC) and the University of Michigan-Dearborn (U-M Dearborn) will volunteer their time and talents during the 24rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. All participants will meet at Kochoff Hall in the University Center at U-M Dearborn, located next door to HFC at 4901 Evergreen Rd., at 7:45 a.m. for registration and breakfast. At 8:30 a.m., participants will depart for their various volunteer sites. All projects end at 1 p.m. free
Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 88th birthday with us and "Bring the Dream to Life" on Monday, January 16 at the Detroit Historical Museum, presented in partnership with the Black Historic Sites Committee. Scheduled activities include: Children's activities, a presentation on Detroit's Historic Conant Garden neighborhood, a dance performance by Alnur African Drum and Dance troupe, Poety "open mic" for compositions, singing of Stevie Wonder's "Happy Birthday" at 3:30 p.m., followed by "We Shall Overcome." and brief presentations on the upcoming Detroit 67 exhibition and oral history project, as well as ways to get involved. Freehttp://detroithistorical.org/detroit-historical-museum/events-calendar/events-listing/mlk-jr-bring-dream-life
Motown Museum will be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day—Monday, January 16—and will offer free admission to children 17 and under in celebration of the federal holiday.
Special screening & discussion panel on MLK Day 2017 : AN AMERICAN ASCENT documents the first African-American expedition to tackle Denali (aka Mt. McKinley, North America's highest peak), while shedding light on the complex relationship many African-Americans have with the outdoors. As the United States transitions to a “minority majority” nation, a staggering number of people of color do not identify with America's wild places. By embarking on the grueling multi-week climb of 20,237ft Denali, nine African-American climbers try to bridge this “adventure gap” - challenging outdated notions of what adventure looks like. FREEhttp://detroitcenter.msu.edu/
The 1936 33 mm film, High and Low will be playing at the Michigan Theater on January 16. It will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles. $8-$10
@ Articipate, 3833 12 mile Rd
We will be creating organic bath salts, roll ons & scrubs. Shari Mazzetti will be teaching this workshop. Shari is the owner of Shari's Organic Beauty. She will walk us through the best ingredients to use, how to customize your concoctions and will help with the hands on recipes. Join us for an evening of natural solutions for health & home. You will be making bath salts, 1 roll on & tub scrub. http://live-timely-r206w6wau1.time.ly/event/ladies-art-night-january-organic-beauty-with-shari/?instance_id=110 You are welcome to bring your favorite snacks & beverages. $26 per person pre pay, $30 at the door.
Cast members of the touring production of The Spectacular New Production of “THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” (coming to Detroit January 11 – 22 at the Detroit Opera House) will perform in a concert to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Ferndale Schools Orchestras. Tickets for “DETROIT CONCERT FOR A CURE” are available service fee free at the Woodward Avenue Brewery box office at 22646 Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, or at the door at The Loving Touch. Event is hosted by SABIN and features an auction and cash bar. This is an 18 and over event. $25.00
Art and Souls ministry inspires dignity, pride and purpose to Detroit homeless and those in need through self expressive art. They are working with the Noah Project, who work to empower homeless Detroiters on the road to success. Freehttp://www.swordsintoplowsharesdetroit.org
For over 27 years, the Michigan T'ai Chi Ch'uan Institute has been teaching the traditional syllabus of Wu Family T'ai Chi Ch'uan lineage in Metro Detroit. The beginner classes teach students the 108 posture hand form through one on one instruction. The 108 posture form takes every joint in your body through its full natural range of motion while challenging your balance, improving coordination, relaxing your breathing, and increasing circulation. Stop in for a free introductory class! $70/monthhttp://michigantaichichuan.com
@ Heartfulness Meditation Institute, IV floor 3270 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy
Welcome to the free heartfulness meditation sessions and plunge into refreshing, absorbing meditation Every Sunday: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon Every Monday: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Every Wednesday: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Join us every Monday evening for group Reiki healing. You can ask for healing for yourself or for someone else. There are many benefits to meditation with Reiki. It can help you heal physical problems, emotional upsets, erase the effects of stress, re-energize you, give you a break from a overly busy life so you can think more clearly. After we do a brief connecting meditation the group is guided to think about what they need healing and focus on that while the Reiki practitioner calls in healing Reiki energy. This lasts about an hour depending on size of group. $10.00
Visit us for a free factory tour today. Your experience begins with a video sharing the story of chocolate and how Sanders and Morley Candy Makers got their start in Detroit. Next you’ll watch our expert candy makers create luscious treats like Sea Salt Caramels and Honeycomb Chips as you make your way down our 180 foot observation walkway. Then indulge in a free sample before visiting our unique candy and gift shop. Freehttp://www.sanderscandy.com/factory-tours-a/250.htm
Pictorialism was the first truly international photography movement, and its practitioners, among them Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen and Gertrude Käsebier, sought to position photography as a legitimate aesthetic art form. They favored soft-focus images that drew upon the conventions of important artists and movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Their poetic compositions drawn from contemporary life, combined with the use of expensive and labor-intensive printing materials such as platinum and gum bichromate, established these photographs as complex and nuanced works of high artistic quality. The exhibition features works by Stieglitz, Steichen, Käsebier, Clarence White & Paul Strand.http://www.umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2016/the-aesthetic-movement-in-america-artists-of-the-photo-secession
Visually stunning, thought-provoking, and wide-ranging, Europe on Paper: The Ernst Pulgram and Frances McSparran Collection features forty-seven works on paper—drawings, prints, and watercolors from the eighteenth to the twentieth century—that focus on the expressive capacities of line and its ability to articulate the seen and unseen. Showcased are some important twentieth-century Austrian and German expressionist artists, including Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Ernst Kirchner, and Oskar Kokoschka, who paved the way for future generations of the avant-garde, and the Italian Giovanni Battista Piranesi, one of the most inventive draftsmen and printmakers of the eighteenth century.http://www.umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2016/europe-on-paper-the-ernst-pulgram-and-frances-mcsparran-collection
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