N&D Center

Apr 28, 2004 at 12:00 am

28 WED • ISSUES AND LEARNING Yoga Master Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev — Try pronouncing Vasudev’s name three times fast. Your tongue may end up as contorted as your limbs during one of his classes. Vasudev is an internationally recognized yoga guru and founder of the Isha Foundation, an international public service organization dedicated to Indian arts of self-transformation. His Isha Yoga classes aim to help students to release physical, mental and emotional blocks. For non-yogis, the $275 enrollment fee for his week of classes might elevate more eyebrow than consciousness, but to those who get off on sitting in the lotus position, Vasudev is a really big deal. The event takes place at the St. Toma Banquet Hall (25600 Drake Road, Farmington Hills); for information dial up the Isha hotline at 248-478-4786.

30 FRI • FILM Hollywood Nights 24-Hour Movie Marathon — Are you a cinephile? Does your idea of the perfect night on the town include a towering bucket of buttered popcorn and stadium seating? Well, then look no further than the Emagine Theatre’s 24-hour movie-watching marathon, “Hollywood Nights.” Join 94.7 WCSX and CLF (Children’s Leukemia Foundation) for this day-long fundraiser and catch a few new releases while you are at it. Films include: Mean Girls, The Punisher, Hellboy, Kill Bill Vol. 2 and more. Please note that moviegoers must raise or pay at least $94.70 to participate. At the Emagine Theatre (44425 W. 12 Mile Rd, Novi). Check-in begins at 9 a.m., so get there early! Proceeds go to Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan; 18 and older only.

30 FRI • MUSIC Exile on Main Street — In support of Dearborn’s own beloved non-commercial radio station, 89.3 WHFR FM, the ever-popular alt-country bands, the Wrenfields, Jo Serrapere and the Willie Dunns, and Paul’s Big Radio will be giving a free performance in the “Swine Dining-est” place in town. Admission is free, but WHFR representatives will be on hand to take donations and sell merchandise. At Memphis Smoke (100 S. Main St., Royal Oak), call 248-543-4300 for further lowdown. Exile on Main Street indeed.


2 SUN • ART Craft Meets Craft — Hey, you were going to drink that well-crafted beer anyway … why not gulp it out of a well-crafted piece of handmade glass? Enjoy the dee-lish coupling of microbrews (Ghettoblaster is a personal favorite) and fine art at the Craft meets Craft exhibition in historic Cass Corridor. Brought to you by the folks at Motor City Brewing Works and Furnace Hot Glass, this offering of handmade beer mugs and glasses is the perfect way to sate both the artsy and the fartsy in all of you. At the Motor City Brewing Works (470 W. Canfield, Detroit).


2 SUN • MUSIC Your Enemies Friends — Something about Your Enemies Friends has the capacity to inspire the rising crest of a riotous teenage mob. The frightening alchemy of loud music, soggy hormones and post-adolescent rage flips a dangerous switch: One minute it’s just a bunch of really excited kids assin’ out in front of a rock band and the next minute it’s a mechanism of senseless destruction, a hurricane of flailing arms, stomping legs and flying fists. Either way, when they plug in and the music comes tumbling out of the speakers, it’s a good thing. At the Shelter (431 E. Congress, Detroit) with Midtown, Armore for Sleep and Time and Distance. Call 313-961-MELT for info.


Ongoing • ART Speak Truth to Power — There are two events to watch out for this week when it comes to human rights presentations. First, there’s “Towards a Just and Equitable Future: A Report From Teens in the Cranbrook Peace Foundation Youth Leadership Project,” on Saturday, May 1, at 5 p.m. and then conscientious Detroiters welcome Father Roy Bourgeois, M.M., founder of SOA Watch, a national organization dedicated to closing the U.S. Army-sponsored School of the Americas in Columbus, Ga. (This school trains Latin American military officers who have been at the heart of the most serious human rights violations in the world, including massacres.) The presentation, “The SOA-Threat To Human Rights in Latin America” will be held on Sunday, May 2, at 7 p.m. Both events are scheduled to take place at the Focus: HOPE Conference Center and Gallery (1400 Oakman Blvd., Detroit). Call 313-874-2624 for further info.


Ongoing • ART Debut: Thesis Art Exhibition —Look, Mom, they made it! The first graduating class of Oakland University’s new Studio Art Degree program is ready to show the world what they learned. Enjoy the final student masterpieces of artist James Haddrill (who is making waves with his enormous 20-foot sailboat and 6,000-water-bottle collection), David Shock (serving his name well with his unusual video in/video out piece), Lynn Quetell and Veronica Woloshen. At the Meadow Brook Art Gallery (Oakland University, Rochester), call 248-370-3005 for further info.