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Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Tuesdays-Sundays, 5 p.m. Continues through July 2
phone 734-994-5999

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is an exhilarating celebration of performing arts, outdoor entertainment, and community spirit. A boutique music and arts festival, the nearly four-week gathering offers dozens of performances, activities, exhibitions, and screenings representative of the best in music, dance, comedy, film, circus and street arts, and family entertainment. Top of the Park is held along a beautiful campus green and offers admission-free concerts, movies under the stars, open-air spectacles, and unique family attractions. Free
U-M Institute of Humanities (map)
915 East Washington
Greater Ann Arbor Area
phone (734) 936-3518
Ann Arbor Summer Festival

"Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe" Exhibition

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 8
phone 248-645-3320

Cranbrook Art Museum presents the U.S. debut of "Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe," a career retrospective of one of the most important and influential designers of the twentieth century. Artmembers Always Free, Children 12 & under Always Free, Adults $10, Seniors (65 and older) $8, Students with ID $6
Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
"Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe" Exhibition

Beverly Buchanan: Low Country

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. Continues through July 29
phone 313-818-3416

@ David Klein Gallery Detroit, 1520 Washington Blvd. Detroit, MI 48226
An exhibition of work from artist Beverly Buchanan (1940-2015) will open to the public in Detroit for the first time since her death. Buchanan was a radical black, female artist who investigated the implications of gender, race, and identity through the rejection of dismissive categorizations inspired by identitarian politics. This timely exhibition will feature Buchanan’s iconic sculptures and works on paper. Free
David Klein Gallery (map)
163 Townsend
Downtown Birmingham
phone (248) 433-3700; (248) (FAX)
Beverly Buchanan: Low Country

DRAWN TO DETROIT: Scarab Club Sketch Session Artists

Wednesdays-Sundays, 12 p.m. Continues through July 8
phone 313.831.1250

Wednesday, May 24-Saturday, July 8, 2017 Reception:Friday, May 26, 5-8 p.m. The 3-hour sessions are free to SC members and full-time students, with all others paying a fee of $10. The sessions are not instructional, but provide an opportunity for artists of all skill levels to independently draw live models. Easels, benches, and tables are provided and artists bring their own materials, in order to paint or sketch. Weekly calendar: Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. – Life Model (nude model) Saturdays 10 am-1 p.m. – Costume Model 1:30-4:30 p.m. – Life Model Sundays, 1:30-4:30 p.m. – Life Model Free to members, $10 non-members
Scarab Club (map)
217 Farnsworth
phone (313) 831-1250; (313) 831-6815 (FAX)
DRAWN TO DETROIT: Scarab Club Sketch Session Artists

FAILE: The Size of the Fight

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 12
phone 313-600-7443

Library Street Collective (LSC) is proud to present the first Detroit exhibition for FAILE, the Brooklyn-based artist collaboration between Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. The show’s title, Size of the Fight, references Mark Twain’s quote, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog,” and relates to the city’s impressive comeback over the past few years. FAILE is inspired by the resilience, passion, and energy they see the Detroit community bringing to the city’s infrastructure and art scene. free
Library Street Collective (map)
1260 Library St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 600-7443 (FAX); (313)
FAILE: The Size of the Fight

Stars and Stripes

Thu., June 29, 2 p.m., Fri., June 30, 2 p.m., Sat., July 1, 12 p.m. and Sun., July 2, 12 p.m.

Summer festivals in Detroit are at once joyous and somber occasions. On the one hand, there are carnival midways and there is no real unadulterated happiness quite like that derived from a ride on a tilt-a-whirl. And yet Rick Springfield, Smash Mouth, Spin Doctors, and Marcy Playground will also be performing, likely to induce a bit of a somber nostalgia for certain festivalgoers. However, the festival also features a BMX stunt show and a monster truck rally. Plus, an arts and crafts village! free before 6 p.m. and $3 after on Thursday $3 before 6 p.m. and $5 after on Friday and Saturday, and $3 on Sunday

Suburban Collection Showplace (map)
46100 Grand River Ave.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (248) 348-5600
Stars and Stripes

Jay Stevens-Jay Harris-Sam Silverstein

Thu., June 29, 7:30 p.m., Fri., June 30, 7:15 p.m. and Sat., July 1, 7 & 9:30 p.m.
phone 248-542-9900

Ticket Price: $10.00 Door Time: 6:30 p.m. Show Type: Stand Up Restrictions: 18 & over Select Show: Also Appearing: Jay Harris MC: Sam Silverstein Jay Stevens has been a professional comedian for over 15 years. Growing up, he was known as a hilarious outgoing character by friends, family, colleagues and those he would meet on a first encounter. Having a passion for making people laugh, he surprisingly was not seeking a career in the comedy industry. But with so many people telling him how funny he was, he decided to give it a shot. $10.00 - $18.00
Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle (map)
310 S. Troy St.
Downtown Royal Oak
phone (248) 542-9900; (248) 542-1543 (FAX)

The Legend of Georgia McBride

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through July 2
phone 734-635-8450

The smashing success from The Ringwald Theatre – He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about himself. $20, pay-what-you-can tickets available
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Theatre Nova (map)
416 W. Huron
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone 734-635-8450
The Legend of Georgia McBride

No Passport Required: Africa

Fri., June 30, 5 p.m.

Detroit is home to a less homogenous population than most people are led to believe. Folks from all over the world call the Motor City home, and this speaker series seeks to increase our knowledge and understanding of these Detroiters. This is the third and final installment of the series (the first two featured locals from the Middle East and Caribbean, respectively). Gracie Xavier and Chase L. Contrell will serve as hosts, serving up questions to WDIV’s Tati Amare, ABISA’s Fatou Seydi-Sarr, and Chido Johnson of the Zimbabwe Cultural Centre of Detroit. The event is free, but space is very limited. Early arrival is advised. free

Urban Consulate (map)
4470 Second Ave.
Midtown No Passport Required: Africa

L A X / D T W

Fri., June 30, 6 p.m.

We’re not saying oil painting and sculpture are going the way of the dodo, but it does seem that mediums like graffiti, comics, street art, and illustration are skyrocketing in popularity. That’s what you’ll find at this exhibit curated by Los Angeles gallery Thinkspace. There will be work by both local and international artists, and the event is also a kickoff for Murals in the Market 2017. Featured artist James Bullough as well as Ouizi and Michelle Tanguay will contribute murals to the annual art installation. free

Inner State Gallery (map)
1410 Gratiot Ave
Greater Detroit Area
L A X / D T W

Night at the Museum

Fri., June 30, 6 p.m.

The Detroit Institute of Arts is a treasure not only to the city but to Michigan as a whole. Yet, so many never discover this enormous amalgam of art. In an effort to cultivate more awareness of the museum’s exhibits and programs, the DIA has partnered with Cool Smart, Inc. to host quarterly evening events. These happy hour-style events will feature live music — Detroit’s Queen of Blues Thornetta Davis will be performing on this evening — as well as a cash bar and curator talks. This inaugural event will feature a introduction to European modern art by curator Jill Shaw. donation-based

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
phone (313) 833-7900
Night at the Museum

Salute to America

Fri., June 30, 6 p.m., Sat., July 1, 6 p.m., Sun., July 2, 6 p.m. and Mon., July 3, 6 p.m.

If you’re going to spend four hours sitting on a blanket in the grass waiting to celebrate our independence with the boom and sparkle of fireworks, then you might as well do it the right away. The Henry Ford puts on, arguably, the best Independence Day celebration by incorporating historical and modern aspects. For example, a fife and drum band in full traditional attire will march the grounds, yet you will still be able to purchase a can of beer. The best part, though, is the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s performance. They’ll play Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture during the fireworks finale and if that doesn’t give you goosebumps then you’re not really an American. $29 for nonmembers

Greenfield Village (map)
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Greater Dearborn Area
phone (313) 271-1620
Salute to America

Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets

Fri., June 30, 7:30 p.m.

Starting his career playing John Lennon in 1978’s Beatlemania on Broadway, Marshall Crenshaw has been performing smart people pop music for close to forever. In four decades he’s had 13 fantastic studio albums, some Grammy nominations, and a slew of TV and film appearances. He’s committed to rock ‘n’ roll, and he’s spent a lot of time crafting his fantastic style. He’ll be joined by the infectious act Los Straitjackets. Los Straitjackets are an instrumental guitar duo who put on Lucha Libre Mexican masks at their shows, which is definitely campy and definitely fun to see. $30

The Ark (map)
316 S. Main St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 763-8587
Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets

Daniel Romano

Fri., June 30, 8 p.m.

Ontario-based poet, artist, and musician Daniel Romano plays a bunch of instruments and knows his way around song arrangement pretty well. His latest album, Modern Pressure, is super cool and it really reaches out to people and pleads for human kindness. Romano got pretty ambitious with this album; all 12 songs are more experimental than those on his previous album, but they’re definitely better and more grown-up. The album was very quickly recorded in August of 2016, but it doesn’t feel rushed at all. Romano is a true artist, and you won’t want to miss him. $10-$12

El Club (map)
4114 W. Vernor Hwy.
Midtown Daniel Romano

Peeling, Village Wives

Fri., June 30, 9 p.m.

When Annabelle Lee started writing Peeling’s first EP in 2015, she probably didn’t know how awesome it was going to go. Now, the band has released 7 Years of Blood, which is absolutely fantastic. It just came out at the beginning of the year, and you definitely will want to hear it live. They finished it up as they finished their last tour, where they totally amazed audiences. You might recognize Annabelle Lee from Mexican Slang, which is awesome as well. They’ll be joined by Village Wives, who are rad, as well as NATCAM.

Kelly's Bar (map)
2403 Holbrook Ave
phone 313-872-0387
Peeling, Village Wives
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