Note: Due to COVID-19 concerns, events are subject to change. Check with venues for updates.
• Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas: 8 p.m. Feb. 19, online, The Ark, Ann Arbor, theark.org/shows-events/calendar, $20+.
• Todd Rundgren: geo-targeted multi-city ”Clearly Human Virtual Tour” through March 22, routed for Detroit, Feb. 23, ToddRundgren.NoCapShows.com, $35+ each.
• Nothin’ But the Blues: DSO Digital Concerts: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-26, dso.org, streaming, $12 each.
• Jazz from Detroit-Virtual Music Marathon-DSO Digital Concerts: 2 p.m. Feb. 27, dso.org, streaming, $9+.
• A Tribute to Duke Ellington: Candlelight Jazz show Feb. 27, The Masonic Temple Fountain Ballroom, 500 Temple Ave., Detroit, 313-832-7100, themasonic.com/events.php, $100+ for two.
• Chantae Cann: Online through Feb. 28, Detroit Institute of Arts, dia.org/BlackHistoryMonth.
• Music of Florence Price: DIA @ Home through March 1, dia.org/events, free.
• DSO Digital Concert: 7:30 p.m. March 5, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis, dso.org.
• Dan + Claudia Zanes: Through March 6, streaming, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Twp., bit.ly/36x2UWB, free.
• Birmingham Musicale: “The Social Voices of American Music-Stories for All People” virtual music concert via YouTube, recorded for later viewing, thebirminghammusicale.org.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
• Conversations & Cocktails: Spoken word and drums 7:15 p.m. Feb. 19, part of the Southfield Celebrates Black History Month, virtual program on the Southfield Parks and Recreation Facebook page, hosted by Ber-Henda Williams.
• “Nationtime”: Film, Feb. 19-21, DFT @ Home, Online, Detroit Film Theatre, dia.org/events, free.
• “Just Mercy” (PG-13): Moonlight Movie Night pop-up drive-in 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Southfield Parks & Recreation Department Building parking lot. Bring your own refreshments (no alcohol), cityofsouthfield.com, limited to 40 cars, register at 248 796-4620,or at apm.activecommunities.com/southfieldparks.
• “Examining Voting Rights-Past, Present & Future”: Noon-1 p.m. Feb. 22, virtual program hosted by ADL Michigan, Urban League of Detroit & SE MI, Black and Jewish Coalition for Unity, and JCRC/AJC, register at bit.ly/3poDqAY.
• Wednesday Night Virtual Storytelling Series: 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Detroit Association of Black Storytellers presents selection of personal and historical narratives for youth and families, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, thewright.org.
• Excellence in Black Cinema Series: Black films, Thursdays in February, at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, 313-494-5800, thewright.org. Films run at 9:30 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m., Thursdays, free.
• “Capturing a Culture Change” Motown through the lens of Jim Hendin-1968-1972: exhibit at Motown Museum, 2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, motownmuseum.org. New hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
• Stories of “Pride & Prejudice”: The Secret Society of Twisted Story Tellers presents at 7 p.m. Feb. 26, via Zoom, Southfield Parks & Recreation Department, bit.ly/3iY8pSw or call 248-796-4620, $10, adults.
• “The Blackness Project-Identity And The African American Community”: Documentary through Feb. 28, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, thewright.org.
• “Michigan in the Civil War”: traveling exhibit from the Detroit Historical Society, through Feb. 28 at The Oxford Public Library, 530 Pontiac Street, Oxford, miopl.org.
• Films of the Rev. Solomon Sir Jones: Online through March 1, DIA at Home, Detroit Film Theatre, dia.org/events, free.
• Walk Through History display: Through March 1, along the walking path on the front lawn of the Southfield Municipal Complex, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, display featuring influential African Americans of Southfield and world history, cityofsouthfield.com.
• DSO Digital Concert and Classical Roots Celebration: 6:30 p.m. March 6, Detroit Symphony Orchestra with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis, celebrates African-American composers and musicians, Orchestra Hall livestream, dso.org/classicalroots, $100+ for 2. Concert only, 7:30 p.m., $12+.
• “Detroit 67 Perspectives” exhibit: opened in 2017 to recognize the 50th anniversary of Detroit’s civil unrest, will become a permanent exhibition at the Detroit Historical Museum.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
• Teen Arts Council Film Fest 2021: Call for filmmakers ages 13-20 to share short films by Feb. 19, bit.ly/2YmRcIZ.
• Art on Auburn: The City of Rochester Hills accepting art submissions for Auburn Road community artwork project open to all K-12 students attending Rochester Hills, Rochester or Avondale public schools. Register by Feb. 28, pccart.org/exhibitions/art-on-auburn.
• Motown Mic-The Spoken Word Competition: ages 16+, apply online by March 5, motownmuseum.org.
• Ehnes-Brahms for Six: DSO Digital Concert 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, dso.org, streaming concert, $12 each.
• Mike Armstrong: Feb. 18-20, One Night Stan’s Comedy Club, 4761 Highland Road, Waterford Twp., COVID-19 restrictions include a 10 p.m. curfew, 25 percent capacity, Onenightstanscomedyclub.com, $20+.
• Dean Edwards: Feb. 18-20, Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak, comedycastle.com, prices vary.
• Gilda’s Laughfest Festival: March 11-14, presented by Gun Lake Casino, 30 events, plus social media content and contests, laughfestgr.org.
• Mosaic Arts International exhibition: Featuring Huntington Woods resident Michelle Sider. View at mosaicartsinternational.americanmosaics.org, free.
• Annual #HeartsForArt: Visitors pick up a decorative heart at front desk during February, take a photo of the heart in front of their favorite artwork and post on social media, tagging #HeartsForArt and #CranbrookArtMuseum, health safety measures in place, cranbrookartmuseum.org.
• History of American Architecture: 11 a.m. or 7 p.m. Mondays, through Feb. 22, virtual five-week lecture series by Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Register at bit.ly/2Oz2isP, $75 adults, $25 full-time students, free for Cranbrook Academy of Art and Cranbrook Schools students.
• Michigan Annual XLVIII: Exhibit available in person and online, through Feb. 23, facebook.com/AntonArtCenter, theartcenter.org.
• Conversations with Cranbrook: Laura Mott, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art and Design, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 25 via Zoom, virtual tour of her personal art collection, free for Cranbrook ArtMembers and academy students, cranbrookartmuseum.org.
• “The Body Eclectic”: Exhibit through Feb. 26, Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, lawrencestreetgallery.com. See exhibit at the website and in-person at the gallery, open Thursday-Sunday, 248-544-0394.
• “Hum & Glow of Winter”: Michael Polakowski installation 6 a.m.-10 p.m. through Feb. 28, 1903 Grand River Ave., Detroit, empoweringmichigan.com/event/hum-glow-of-winter-art-installation-2, Playground Detroit in partnership with DTE’s Beacon Park, free.
• Corrado Parducci: Virtual Field Guide to Renowned Detroit Architectural Sculptor, 7 p.m. March 2, hosted by the Ferndale Area District Library via Zoom, register at bit.ly/3dlkSz9, 248-546-2504, ferndalepubliclibrary.org.
• “Boom Town-Detroit in the 1920s”: The Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit, detroithistorical.org.
• Winter Wednesday: Private group visits Wednesday afternoons at Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills. One-hour time slots available at 3, 4 and 5 p.m. for up to six (including galleries and shop). Staff will provide brief overview of exhibitions, $50 per group, cranbrookartmuseum.org.
• “Detroit Style-Car Design in the Motor City, 1950-2020”: Exhibit through June 27. Access Detroit Institute of Arts online to view collections, online resources for children and adults, dia.org/athome, dia.org/education/resources, dia.org/videos. The DIA open Wednesday-Sunday; timed entry tickets at dia.org.
• “Experience and Expression”: Through Oct. 3. The DIA open Wednesday-Sunday; timed entry tickets at dia.org.
• Art Bytes-Detroit Style Car Design in the Motor City, 1950-2020: DIA gallery teacher Crystal Palmer takes viewers through the exhibition, DIA School Field Trip from Home, bit.ly/35x8cAA.
• Art-Making: Luminaries using recycled glass jars and tissue paper for a stained-glass effect, Art Access Online, bit.ly/2K6YH3k.
• Monroe Street Drive-In: “Hidden Figures” 7 p.m. Feb. 19, “Kung Fu Panda” Feb. 20 and “Back to the Future Part 2” Feb. 21, Powered By Emagine movie theater, 32 Monroe St., Detroit. Films and showtimes Thursdays-Sundays through spring, $20 per vehicle, Deckedoutdetroit.com.
• “Minari”: Through Feb. 25, Landmark Main Art, 118 N Main St, Royal Oak, landmarktheatres.com, $10+.
• “The Father”: Feb. 26, The Maple Theater, 4135 W. Maple Road, Bloomfield Hills, themapletheater.com, $12+.
• M.C. Escher-Journey to Infinity: Online through March 4, DFT @ Home, Detroit Film Theatre, dia.org/events, $12.
• “A Glitch in the Matrix”: Online through March 5, DFT @ Home, Detroit Film Theatre, dia.org/events, $12.
• “Lapsis”: Online through March 5, DFT @ Home, Detroit Film Theatre, dia.org/events, $6.99.
• Live ice carving: 4-7 p.m. Feb. 19, ice sculptures by Finesse Ice, Festival Park, The Village of Rochester Hills, Rochester Hills, TheVORH.com/Events.
• Twenty-Onederland Block Party-Mardi Gras celebration: noon-2 p.m. Feb. 21, Prestige Entertainment will have a DJ playing New Orleans music, The Village of Rochester Hills, Rochester Hills, TheVORH.com/Events.
• Skating sessions: Through March 7, The Rink at Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit, register at DowntownDetroitParks.com or call 313-963-9393.
• Dino Stroll: May 20, animated dinosaur-themed stroll, opening day proceeds benefit Jay’s Juniors, to support chronically and terminally ill children, Canterbury Village, 2325 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion, facebook.com/canterburyvillagelakeorion. $9.99+, free for children younger than 2, military and veterans. Parking $5.
• Butterflies Are Blooming: Annual Fred & Dorothy Fichter exhibition March 1-April 30, thousands of butterflies fly inside Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, COVID precautions in effect with wait times, meijergardens.org or bit.ly/2NBBlEE, $14.50 for ages 14+; $7 for ages 5-13; $4 for ages 3-4; free for 2 and younger.
• Meadow Brook Hall: weekend self-guided tours. Guests may explore all three levels of the house and wander the wooded pathways with the help of a new app. Admission is $10 per adult, $7 for ages 62+, $5 for ages 6-12. Free for ages 5 and younger, guests must wear a face covering in enclosed spaces and maintain physical distancing. Tickets are available at bit.ly/2YJbcWo, meadowbrookhall.org.
• Rosa Parks Bus exhibit: The Henry Ford-Museum of American Innovation, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, exhibit included with museum admission, $25+, youth (5-11), $18.75+, free to ages 4 and younger. COVID-19 precautions, Greenfield Village closed for the season, thehenryford.org. Ford Rouge Factory Tours are open Monday-Saturday, purchase tickets online.
• “Deadly Medicine-Creating the Master Race”: Through July 11 in-person exhibit at Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus, Farmington Hills, holocaustcenter.org, 248-553-2400.
• Michigan Science Center: Reserve museum visits online Thursday-Sunday, 313-577-8400, Mi-Sci.org, $18, free for younger than 2. IMAX Theater reserved tickets extra cost. COVID-19 safety measures in place.
• Rochester-Avon Historical Society: Illustrated new heritage tour book, “History in the Heart of the Hills: A Rochester Area Heritage Tour,” available for purchase for $13 at rochesteravonhistoricalsociety.org/store.
• “The Brave Little Tailor”: Through Feb. 20, streaming, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Twp., bit.ly/3beFasZ.
• Scott Silven’s “The Journey”: Live virtual theater and storytelling Feb. 23-28, a2sf.org/scott-silvens-the-journey, $46-$56.
• “4 Genres”: 8 p.m. Feb. 24, second in series, performed live on Zoom, Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor, $10 each month, or $30 for a series pass, TheatreNova.org. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• “Maltese Falcon”: a radio play 8 p.m. Feb. 26, premiering on our YouTube Channel, presented by Rosedale Community Players, via Youtube, RosedaleCommunityPlayers.com, donations welcome.
• The Magic Science Lab with Bill Blagg: March 1-May 28, virtual, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Twp., streaming, macombcenter.com, free.
• Doktor Kaboom! “It’s Just Rocket Science”: streaming through April 2, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Twp., macombcenter.com, free.
• DIA At Home: Family art projects Neighborhood Collage and Art-Making-Stabiles, freestanding geometric sculptures. Access the Detroit Institute of Arts online to view collections and online resources for children and adults, dia.org/athome, dia.org/education/resources, dia.org/videos.
• Michigan History for Kids: For third- and fourth-graders, exploring history and heritage of all Michigan peoples, michigankids.org/home.
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