Tuesday, July 13, 2021

‘Beyond Van Gogh’ extends Detroit dates through October

Posted By on Tue, Jul 13, 2021 at 11:46 AM

Welp, Beyond Van Gogh isn’t drifting into the starry night any time soon. The immersive exhibit — not to be confused with a rival traveling Van Gogh show, Immersive van Gogh Detroit — opened in June at Detroit’s TCF Center and initially was supposed to run through Aug. 15....

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Thursday, July 8, 2021

Detroit's Belle Isle Aquarium reopens from pandemic with $1.2 million makeover, new fish

Posted By on Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 2:22 PM

The pandemic was hard on us humans, but we weren't the only ones who felt lonely during the economic shutdown of the past 16 months. The fish of Detroit's Belle Isle Aquarium were also feeling a bit lonely, too. That's according to the Belle Isle Conservancy, the 501c3 nonprofit...

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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will perform the music of 'Star Wars' at Meadow Brook

Posted By on Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 11:37 AM

To quote one beloved — and vocal — Wookiee: "RRRAARRWHHGWWR." While we're not 100% sure as to what Chewbacca is saying, like, ever, (we'll leave than to Han) the sounds of the Star Wars saga are among the most iconic in all of cinema and, for those who identify...

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Ann Arbor Art Fair returns after one-year hiatus

Posted By on Thu, Jul 8, 2021 at 9:43 AM

What’s better than one art fair? Probably three art fairs in one. After a yearlong hiatus due to the pandemic, the Ann Arbor Art Fair is set to return to downtown Ann Arbor. Spanning 30 city blocks, the Ann Arbor Art Fair is a combination of the Ann Arbor...

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Annual art festival returns to downtown Plymouth this weekend

Posted By on Tue, Jul 6, 2021 at 1:46 PM

The 41st annual Art in the Park is set to return to downtown Plymouth this weekend. More than 400 artists from across the country will be showcased in the three-day art fair, displaying art works across a variety of mediums. Live music will fill downtown Plymouth for the weekend...

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Metro Detroit will soon have a thrilling indoor skydiving complex

Posted By on Tue, Jul 6, 2021 at 12:20 PM

Many metro Detroiters will soon have an opportunity to check "skydiving" off of their bucket lists without having to confront a fear of heights, planes, or, you know, falling thousands of feet to their potential death. OK — so, like, only 11 people died in 2020 out of 2.8...

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Knight Arts Challenge returns to Detroit

Posted By on Tue, Jul 6, 2021 at 12:13 PM

The Knight Foundation announced the return of the Knight Arts Challenge to Detroit in hopes to support the creative minds impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The KAC allows local artists to apply for a share of $2 million in funding to support their creative ambitions. The application process is...

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Detroit painter Gisela McDaniel creates art with big messages

Posted By on Tue, Jul 6, 2021 at 11:16 AM

Artist Gisela McDaniel gives her subjects and collaborators a safe space to tell their stories. Born in Nebraska, raised in Cleveland, and based in Detroit for the past four years, McDaniel, whose ancestry is CHamoru/Chamorro, the indigenous peoples of Guam and the Marianas Islands, integrates audio of her subjects’...

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Hamtramck's Film Lab announces reopening as microcinema, event space, and art deco cocktail bar

Posted By on Tue, Jul 6, 2021 at 10:56 AM

After a long pandemic-related hiatus, Hamtramck's women-owned independent hub for cinephiles, The Film Lab, has recently reopened to offer more than movie screenings. Since opening in 2019, the Film Lab has operated out of a century-old building in Hamtramck, offering an indoor/outdoor cocktail and movie experience. However, since March...

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Friday, July 2, 2021

Questlove’s scorching new documentary about the long-lost ‘Black Woodstock’ premieres at Cinema Detroit

Posted By on Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at 4:10 PM

Cinema Detroit, the resilient little arthouse theater voted by Metro Times readers as the “best place to see an indie film,” returns to in-house screenings this weekend with the searing Summer of Soul, a captivating new music documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival — and the directorial...

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