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The Art of Play: A Legacy Exhibition

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 13

Jim Miller-Melberg is best known for creating mid-century modern playground equipment that most adults remember from their youth, and this show will feature his Form, Inc. playscapes, high relief, wall-mounted plaster works, and large-scale floor pieces. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; free and open to the public.

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Vital Signs for a New America + The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding/Decoding

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-7 p.m. Continues through Oct. 14
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The University of Michigan’s Stamps Gallery has been open since March, but these simultaneously running exhibits are the space’s first non-student affairs. The Unfinished Conversation will feature video and image works by Terry Adkins, John Akomfrah, Shelagh Keeley, and Zineb Sedira. As for Vital Signs for a New America, another group exhibition, the Srimoyee Mitra-curated show will include work by Dylan Miner, Sheryl Oring, and the performance collective the Hinterlands. The show promises to use meaningful and compelling community-engaged approaches to invite people to speak out and share stories.

The Art of Containment — Vessels from the Sidney Swidler Collection

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through March 31, 2018

Sidney Swidler’s work as a modern architect helped train his eye to pick up the essential elements of form, texture, glaze selection, craftsmanship, and artistic intent, which he used to collect nearly 1,000 piece of contemporary ceramic art. In 2010, he donated around 800 of those pieces to California’s Crocker Art Museum. Seven years later, he gave 100 pieces to the FIA, a gift that resulted in this exhibit. Hours of the museum are: Monday-Friday: 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Flint Institute of Arts (map)
1120 E. Kearsley St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone () -; () (FAX)
The Art of Containment — Vessels from the Sidney Swidler Collection

The Border, the Ship

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 31

This disarming video exhibit by Alex Hubbard is carefully choreographed and dynamically composed, but that doesn’t mean a clear narrative will ever emerge or that any of it will make any linear sense. Hours of the museum are: Monday-Friday: 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Flint Institute of Arts (map)
1120 E. Kearsley St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone () -; () (FAX)
The Border, the Ship

The Eccentric Vision of William Stolpin

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 7, 2018

A prolific printmaker who created works for nearly 50 years in Holly, Stolpin himself describes his work as “eccentric.” His work revolves mostly around architecture, landscape, fantasy, abstraction, and outer space and this exhibit promises to explore his many passions. Hours of the museum are: Monday-Friday: 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Flint Institute of Arts (map)
1120 E. Kearsley St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone () -; () (FAX)
The Eccentric Vision of William Stolpin

Size Matters: Big and Small Works from the FIA Collection

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 30

An exploration of the museum’s most massive and most miniscule works, this exhibit promises to highlight the importance of size in the experience of art. Hours of the museum are: Monday-Friday: 12 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Flint Institute of Arts (map)
1120 E. Kearsley St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone () -; () (FAX)
Size Matters: Big and Small Works from the FIA Collection

Why Not Wednesday?

Third Wednesday of every month, 6-9 p.m. Continues through June 30, 2020
phone 734-999-0000
scene@candbscene.com
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On the 3rd Wednesday of every month the Arbor Hills - Shopping Center hosts their special interactive shopping event: Why Not Wednesday? Arbor Hills’ monthly Why Not Wednesday? events offer area shoppers a chance to explore the center’s stores, take part in live demonstrations, special offers and refreshments throughout the night. Free

http://shoparborhills.com/

Detroit City of Design & the Future of Work

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 7

In March 2017, Detroit was invited as Guest City of Honor by fellow UNESCO City of Design Saint-Etienne, France to present exhibitions exploring the future of work at the 10th International Design Biennale in Saint-Etienne to an audience of more than 230,000. Together, these three independent, multi-disciplinary exhibitions offered a survey of the city’s interconnected movements and explored imagined futures as the definition of work itself changes in Detroit. This showcase features objects and experiences from the original exhibitions Footwork, Out of Site, and Shiftspace, alongside photos, video, and stories from the 70 Detroiters who traveled to Saint-Etienne. Free

https://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/community-outreach-and-engagement/valade-family-gallery

"Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe" Exhibition

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

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

http://www.cranbrookartmuseum.org/exhibition/alexander-girard-a-designers-universe/
Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
"Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe" Exhibition

Harvest Moon Celebration

Thu., Sept. 21, 6 p.m., Fri., Sept. 22, 6 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m.

Craft beer and folk music come together under the light of the harvest moon in downtown Farmington this weekend. Wander beneath the stars and enjoy the music of Northville Folk on Thursday night, nosh samples from local eateries, and enjoy tunes from Bugs Beddow and the Good Stuff on Friday night, and spend Saturday enjoying a pancake breakfast, partaking in cooking demos, and shopping at the Harvest Market.

Activities start at 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. on Saturday; 33113 Grand River Ave., Farmington; downtownfarmington.org; tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. $6-$8

http://downtownfarmington.org
Downtown Farmington (map)
Grand River Ave.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (248) 477-1199
info@foundersfestival.com
Harvest Moon Celebration

Post Malone

Thu., Sept. 21, 7 p.m.

Rarely do the terms “rapper” and “singer/songwriter” wind up in the same sentence. In the case of 22-year-old Post Malone, well, he’s the exception to most rules. From opening for best bro Justin Bieber on his Purpose World Tour to his recent viral status for a chilling cover of Nirvana’s “All Apologies,” Malone’s marble-mouthed and versatile fusion of country, grunge, hip-hop, and R&B sets him apart. Malone’s 2016 debut Stoney went platinum and his forthcoming/unfinished project Beerbongs & Bentleys is already garnering notable attention. It’s obvious that the kid is alright.

Doors open at 7 p.m.; 318 W. Fourth Street, Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com; Tickets start at $35. $35

http://royaloakmusictheatre.com
Royal Oak Music Theatre (map)
318 W. Fourth St.
Downtown Royal Oak
phone (248) 399-2980
Post Malone

WYCD Presents: Aaron Watson with Gunnar & The Grizzly Bears, and Delta Rae

Thu., Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m.

Aaron Watson is performing at Royal Oak Music Theater 9/21! $20-$30

http://www.royaloakmusictheatre.com/events/detail/337364
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Royal Oak Music Theatre (map)
318 W. Fourth St.
Downtown Royal Oak
phone (248) 399-2980
WYCD Presents: Aaron Watson with Gunnar & The Grizzly Bears, and Delta Rae

Steve Earle & The Dukes

Thu., Sept. 21, 7 p.m.

Stephen Fain Earle is an American rock, country and folk singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor. Come and see Steve Earle and The Dukes at the Fillmore 9/21! $15+

https://www.livenation.com/events/675440-sep-21-2017-steve-earle-the-dukes
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The Fillmore (map)
2115 Woodward Ave.
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 961-5451; (313) (FAX)
Steve Earle & The Dukes
Otus Supply (map)
345 E. Nine Mile Rd.
Downtown Ferndale JC and the Royal Keys

Beginner T'ai Chi Ch'uan Classes

Mondays, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Aug. 2, 2018
phone 248-854-3953
sifuashmore@michigantaichichuan.com

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/month

http://michigantaichichuan.com
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