826michigan serves more than 3,000 school-aged students with free writing and tutoring programs in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. For its 10th anniversary, this year’s Parka Weather annual fundraiser on February 11th is raising funds for its in-classroom programs within Detroit. Last year, more than 500 Detroit students benefited from their services, and 826michigan is set to expand its offerings when a writing and tutoring center opens later this year in Eastern Market.
Earthbound particles descend throughout CCS Center Galleries, as Kim Harty’s water molecules, Robert Sestok’s mettalurgic rock formations and Assunta Sera’s celestial compositions unite in Cosmologies.
Friday, February 5th through Sunday, February 7th, the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit hosts guests for the 2016 SphinxCon: Ignite to Action, engaging national and local leaders around the question of diversity in the performing arts.
It is difficult to focus on one aspect of Steve Shaw's artistic output. He was a founding member of rock group the Detroit Cobras, as well as a graphic designer and photographer of album artwork by seminal Detroit garage punk band the Gories, not to mention a fine art photographer in his own right. This fall, his photography was part of a group exhibition of Detroit artists in Lille, France. His images will be included in an exhibition of photographic works at the Detroit Institute of Arts titled Detroit After Dark later this year. The DIA also recently purchased some of Shaw's photos for its permanent collection.
Winding down The Ark's 50 Folkin' Years anniversary celebrations comes the 39th Ann Arbor Folk Festival, The Ark’s annual fundraiser. Held Friday and Saturday night, January 29th through 30th, at Hill Auditorium, each night features a variety of some of the most well-known folk and roots singers, as well as introductions to new singers reinventing the genres.
Eisenhower Dance’s Silver Anniversary Gala on Saturday, January 23rd, represents an evolution in choreography for Laurie Eisenhower, the dance company’s founder and Artistic Director.
“Not only has the work changed, the dancers have changed. We’ve seen the growth of the company over the years.”
“Detroit is a very sophisticated audience. I’m excited to share the show with them,” says Jason Graae of this Saturday night’s Perfect Herman-y, A Tribute to Jerry Herman with Cabaret 313.