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"In The Heights"

Thu., July 19, 8 p.m., Fri., July 20, 8 p.m., Sat., July 21, 8 p.m. and Sun., July 22, 8 p.m.

Before Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda gave the world the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights — a cultural story centered around New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood and its Hispanic community. The story follows the lives of bodega owner Usnavi and his beautician girlfriend Vanessa. Then there’s Nina and Benny — a second love story defined by the price and obstacles of achieving a higher education. Reimagined by the Detroit Actors Theatre Company, In the Heights fuses freestyle rap with merengue dance for a multicultural exploration of love, family, and growing up. free

New Center Park (map)
2990 W. Grand Blvd.
New Center
phone (313) 784-9475; (313) (FAX)
"In The Heights"

Play Ball: Baseball at the DIA

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Continues through Sept. 16
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Free

Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone 313-833-7900
Play Ball: Baseball at the DIA

“Star Wars and the Power of Costume”

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 30

$7-$24

Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone 313-833-7900
“Star Wars and the Power of Costume”

Dinosauria

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 30

Hold onto your butts because shit is getting straight up jurassic. If you’ve ever daydreamed about what it might be like to walk among gentle giants triceratops and brontosaurus — or get freaked out by a terrifying T-Rex — then Dinosauria at the Detroit Zoo is for you, returning as the largest dinosaur adventure of it’s kind in the country with some 40 lifelike animatronic dinos featured along a 3-acre DinoTrail. Whether you’re looking for some family fun or a stoner adventure, this is sure to be a blast from the past. $6 in addition to Zoo admission

Detroit Zoo (map)
8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone (248) 541-5717
Dinosauria

Paper Maché Class

Wed., July 25, 7-8:30 p.m. and Wed., Aug. 1, 7-8:30 p.m.
phone 248-812-9022
dkobayashi@articipate.us

You will love the shapes and versatility of paper maché! It’s a satisfying process; the construction or molding of an armature, the draping and smoothing of paste soaked paper, then the decoration and painting of the hardened shell. Come and try it! Five weeks, Wednesdays, all materials included, $115. Begins June 27th. Class size limited to 8 people. $115.

https://articipate.us/calendar/
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Jazz on the Ave

Wed., July 25, 7-9 p.m., Wed., Aug. 1, 7-9 p.m., Wed., Aug. 8, 7-9 p.m. and Wed., Aug. 15, 7-9 p.m.
phone 248-872-5734
jsmith@dearbornareachamber.org

This summer, Wednesday nights in Old City Hall Park, located at 13615 Michigan Avenue, will be filled once again with live jazz music! Jazz on the Ave begins July 11 and runs every Wednesday through August 15, rain or shine. July 11: Alexander Zonjic & Friends July 18: Beth Griffith-Manley July 25: 496 West August 1: Jackiem Joyner August 8: Detroit Jazz All-Stars August 15: Alexander Zonjic & Friends Concerts take place 7pm-9pm in City Hall Park, at 13615 Michigan Avenue between Schaefer Rd. and Maple Rd–parking is FREE! Bring a blanket or lawn chair! Free

https://www.facebook.com/events/362573617585506/
Dearborn City Hall Park (map)
13615 Michigan Ave.
Greater Dearborn Area
phone (313) 582-3421
Jazz on the Ave

1000 Hats Summer Youth Improv Camp

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through July 27
phone 248-541-8027
info@stagecrafters.org with the subject line “1000 Hats.”

1000 Hats is a metaphor for the many characters, roles and personalities a student of improvisation plays. Improv is fun and while improv students are having fun, they’re learning creativity and cooperation as they build stories and scenes together using only their imaginations. it’s about learning to think on your feet when the unexpected happens. The camp runs from July 16-27. There are two age groups: Improv - Ages 8 to 12 years old 2-week session | 9 am to 11 am Improv & Scene Writing - ages 13 to 17 2-week session | 12 pm to 2 pm $225 per student | Early bird price: $200 when you enroll by June 15, 2018

http://www.stagecrafters.org/get-involved/1000-hats-improv.html
Stagecrafters (map)
415 S. Lafayette
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone (248) 541-6430
1000 Hats Summer Youth Improv Camp

Campville USA

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Aug. 16
phone 313-881-7511
lparrott@warmemorial.org

From cooking to clay, dinos to self-defense, and secret agents to astronauts, our summertime mini-camps will inspire kids and teens all season long. 40.00-305.00

https://warmemorial.org/campville/
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Grosse Pointe War Memorial (map)
32 Lake Shore Dr.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 881-7511
Campville USA

One Earth Writing Summer Camps

Through July 19, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
phone 248-376-0406
lynne@oneearthwriting.org

Do you love to write? One Earth Writing Summer Camps connect teens through interactive activities and writing prompts. Campers explore writing through the genres of poetry, prose, and narrative nonfiction. The camps will take place July 9-12 and July 16-19; the first week is a Sports Writing Camp, while the second week is devoted for Food Writing. Camp is in session 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Wayne State University’s campus, with guest speakers (including local journalists and entrepreneurs), hands-on activities, writing workshops, and a culminating performance of their work. Lunch is included in camp costs. $385

http://oneearthwriting.org/events/writing-camps/
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New at UMMA: Illuminated Manuscript

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 19
phone 734-764-0395
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Books of hours—custom-made for private devotion in the Christian faith—were a bestseller in medieval Europe. These manuscripts incorporated prayers, hymns, biblical stories, and monthly calendars featuring religious feast days, which were often supplemented by images painted in exquisite detail. Today, books of hours are a testament to the visually rich material culture of the Middle Ages. UMMA was recently gifted a bejeweled double-sided calendar leaf for January. Executed on parchment, the page highlights the material opulence and artistry involved in manuscript illumination. Free

https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/new-at-umma-illuminated-manuscript
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
New at UMMA: Illuminated Manuscript

Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through July 22
phone 734-764-0395

This exhibition celebrates Gertrude Kasle (1917–2016), a key figure in the formation of Detroit’s contemporary art community in the 1960s and 70s. A pioneering female gallerist, Kasle provided midwest audiences with a venue in which to experience avant-garde art from centers like New York City, while also supporting and exhibiting regional artists. Featuring a collection of paintings, works on paper, and sculptures from the height of the Abstract Expressionist movement through the early twenty-first century, Exercising the Eye speaks to the relationships Kasle fostered with local, national, and international artists and her appreciation for artistic expression and experimentation. Free

http://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/exercising-the-eye-the-gertrude-kasle-collection
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection

See Through: Windows and Mirrors in Twentieth-Century Photography

Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 23
phone 734-764-0395
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See Through: Mirrors and Windows in Twentieth-Century Photography brings together a group of images that are doubly framed—once by the camera lens and again by the border of a mirror or window. By refracting and distorting, revealing and concealing, these reflective and transparent surfaces both draw attention to the photographer’s efforts to frame the world and expose the contingent nature of reality. Highlights from the exhibition include works by Eugène Atget, Robert Doisneau, Elliott Erwitt, Walker Evans, André Kertész, Joanne Leonard, Danny Lyon, and Joel Meyerowitz. Free

https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/see-through-windows-and-mirrors-in-twentieth-century-photography
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
See Through: Windows and Mirrors in Twentieth-Century Photography

Unrecorded: Reimagining Artist Identities in Africa

Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 9
phone 734-764-0395

Historical collecting practices have had a lasting impact on representations of Africa, its history, culture, and life today. Labeled as ‘unknown’ or ‘anonymous,’ African artists became associated with broad cultural styles and collective identities rather than personal creativity and individual agency. The exhibition Unrecorded: Reimagining Artist Identities in Africa includes artworks from both named and unrecorded, contemporary and historic artists to tell an alternative story. It explores how the changing attributes of an ‘African’ artist’s identity, and constructions of African identity more broadly, have shaped perceptions of Africa outside of the continent. Free

https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/unrecorded-reimagining-artist-identities-in-africa
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Unrecorded: Reimagining Artist Identities in Africa

Marcel Dzama: A Jester's Dance

Sundays, 12-5 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 23
phone 734-764-0395
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Canadian artist Marcel Dzama is known for imaginative drawings, sculptures, dioramas, and films rooted in the traditions of Surrealism, Dada and outsider art. His 2013 film Une danse des bouffons (or A jester's dance) tells the tale of a romance between two principal figures of these traditions: Dada icon Marcel Duchamp and Brazilian sculptor Maria Martins, who was the model for Duchamp's final, enigmatic artwork Étant donnés. Free

https://umma.umich.edu/exhibitions/2018/marcel-dzama-a-jester-s-dance
University of Michigan Museum of Art (map)
525 S. State St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)
Marcel Dzama: A Jester's Dance

REYES PROJECTS PRESENTS LAKELA BROWN

Through Aug. 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
info@reyesprojects.com

The works in the show act as a sartorial diary from Brown’s personal archives. The status symbols of her childhood—door-knocker earrings, rope chain necklaces, and gold-capped teeth—function here as semi-abstractions that are both playful and meditative. The use-value of these objects has been eliminated in favor of their value as time capsules of another era. The objects memorialize the aspirations of wealth in American hip hop culture as an aesthetic phenomenon with important visual manifestations. 0

https://www.reyesprojects.com/exhibitions/lakela_brown_material_relief
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