Note: Due to COVID-19 concerns, events are subject to change. Check with venues for updates.
• “Ireland with Michael-A Virtual Concert”: March 13, 313Presents.com/Irelandwithmichael, $25+.
• 2021 Outdoorama: Canceled, previously scheduled for Feb. 25-28 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The Ultimate Fishing Show–Detroit, is still planned, March 25-28, showspan.com/UFD.
• Ann Arbor Folk Festival: The Ark Family Room Series, virtual, 25 acts, hosted by Jeff Daniels, streaming until Feb. 7, noonchorus.com/the-ark, $25+ adv. each night. “Michigan Tribute to John Prine” 7 p.m. Jan. 31 for a separate $10 ticket, theark.org/shows-events/calendar.
• 3 Doors Down: 9 p.m. Feb. 5, Feb. 19, March 5, livenation.com/livestreams, $20+ each or $50 for all 3 shows.
• Nick Fugedi: 5-7 p.m. Feb. 6, open air entertainment, Fountain Park, The Village of Rochester Hills, Rochester Hills, TheVORH.com/Events.
• “Inspire the Choir”: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 6, virtual workshop via Zoom, with Eric Whitacre and Stacey Gibbs, presented by Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance, oakland.edu/smtd/community-engagement, for information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Andrew Brown’s Djangophonique: vocalist Leila Shaye, 7 p.m. Feb. 7, livestream concert series, The Blue LLama Jazz Club of Ann Arbor in collaboration with livestream platform Mandolin, mandolin.com, $15+, $30+ VIP at 6 p.m.
• Judy Collins: 8 p.m. Feb. 12, virtual concert, The Town Hall, TheTownHall.org, $40+ each.
• 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.
• Dan + Claudia Zanes: Through March 6, streaming, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Twp., bit.ly/36x2UWB, free.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH ACTIVITIES
• History of the Tuskegee Airmen, Then and Now: the first black military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 5, presented by the West Bloomfield Parks + Recreation Commission, register at wbparks.org/.
• “Unapologetic”: Feb. 5-7, streaming, DFT @ Home, free to the first 500 people who register, dia.org/blackhistorymonth.
• “I Heart My Blackness & Yours,” Celebrating Black Photographers: 11 a.m. Feb. 6, Feb. 13. register at dia.org/blackhistorymonth, free.
• The Black Body’s Connection to its Environments: 2 p.m. Feb. 7, streaming on Facebook and Youtube, facebook.com/DetroitInstituteofArts, free.
• Wednesday Night Virtual Storytelling Series: 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Detroit Association of Black Storytellers will present a selection of personal and historical narratives aimed at youth and families, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, thewright.org.
• Black-owned Business Virtual Expo: 7 p.m. Feb. 10, hosted by Oakland University Residence Life Association, meet.google.com/nba-ffkm-tps.
• “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” film: Feb. 12-14, streaming,dia.org/blackhistorymonth.
• Excellence in Black Cinema Series: Black films Thursdays at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, 313-494-5800, thewright.org. “Black Orpheus“, “Tsotsi“ and “Half of a Yellow Sun” will play, Feb. 11, each film will run at 9:30 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m., free.
• Ibrahim Mahama: Conversation with Ghanaian artist, Part 2, 6-6:30 p.m. Feb. 15, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, 313-494-5800, thewright.org.
• Exploring inclusion in the workplace: panel and mixer 4-6:30 p.m. Feb. 16, via Zoom, hosted by Oakland University Career Services, bit.ly/3oYK9BK, oakland.edu/cmi/aacm.
• Celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen: Blue Beacon Series 7-8 p.m. Feb. 17, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Facebook Live, facebook.com/events/854580145334600.
• Wynton Marsalis: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra-DSO Digital Concerts 6 p.m. March 6, with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Classical Roots Celebration-contributions of African-American composers and musicians, $125+ for DSO Digital Concert series, $12 for individual tickets, dso.org/events-and-tickets/events/2021-digital/wave2/classical-roots.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
• 29th Annual “Poetry Art Night”: call for artists and poets, Visual Arts and Poetry competition, (PAN) exhibit and sale, deadline for submissions is Feb. 14, a The Village Fine Arts Association, Milford, milfordvfaa.org/pan2021, prizes, 248-421-3337.
• 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.
• ArtsBridge Summer: rigorous two-week virtual training program (Jul. 24–Aug. 6) for singers and actors, led by admissions experts, industry professionals and faculty from renowned arts colleges and conservatories nationwide; apply by Feb. 15, app.getacceptd.com/artsbridge.
• DSO Digital Concerts: Sebastian Fagerlund’s “Partita” for Percussion and Strings 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5; Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, dso.org, streaming concerts, $12 each.
• Candlelight Classical Valentine’s at The Masonic: Feb. 11, Feb. 12, The Masonic Temple Fountain Ballroom, 500 Temple Ave., Detroit, 313-832-7100, themasonic.com/events.php, $100+ for two.
• Bill Bushart: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4-6, One Night Stan’s Comedy Club, 4761 Highland Rd. Waterford Twp., current COVID-19 restrictions include a 10 p.m. curfew, 25 percent capacity, Onenightstanscomedyclub.com, $20+ each. Simply Shanell Feb. 11-13
• Gilda’s Laughfest Festival: March 11-14, presented by Gun Lake Casino, 30 events, plus social media content and contests, laughfestgr.org.
• “The Body Eclectic”: Exhibit through Feb. 26, reception 1-9 p.m. Feb. 5, Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale, lawrencestreetgallery.com. See exhibit at the website and in-person at the gallery, open Thursday-Sunday, 248-544-0394.
• Annual #HeartsForArt: Visitors pick up a decorative heart at front desk during February, take a photo of the heart in front of their favorite art work and post on social media, tagging #HeartsForArt and #CranbrookArtMuseum, health safety measures in place, cranbrookartmuseum.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.
• Dalia Reyes virtual Q&A: 7 p.m. Feb. 11, RSVP at tiny.cc/meet, visual artist and director of Contemporary Art at Galerie Camille in Detroit, hosted by the Ferndale Area District Library, facebook.com/FerndalePublicLibrary, facebook.com/fadlart.
• 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. Registration required, center.cranbrook.edu/history-american-architecture-cranbrook-visitors, $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.
• “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 be onsite to provide brief overview of the exhibitions, $50 per group, cranbrookartmuseum.org.
• “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.
• “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.
• “Selma” (2015): 7 p.m. Feb. 5; “Jumanji: The Next Level” Feb. 6; “Jurassic Park” (1993) Feb. 7 at Monroe Street Drive-In Powered By Emagine movie theater, 32 Monroe St., Detroit. Films and showtimes Thursdays-Sundays through spring, $20 per vehicle, Deckedoutdetroit.com.
• “My Little Sister”: Online through Feb. 11, DFT @ Home, Detroit Film Theatre, dia.org/events, $10.
• ”Mandabi (The Money Order)”: Online through Feb. 11, DFT @ Home, Detroit Film Theatre, dia.org/events, $12.
• “Identifying Features”: Online through Feb. 18, DFT @ Home, Detroit Film Theatre, dia.org/events, $12.
• “You Will Die at Twenty”: Online through Feb. 19, DFT @ Home, Detroit Film Theatre, dia.org/events/dft-home-you-will-die-twenty, $10.
• Films of Reverend Solomon Sir Jones: Online through March 1, DIA at Home, Detroit Film Theatre, dia.org/events, free.
• Live ice carving: 4-7 p.m. Feb. 5, ice sculptures by Finesse Ice, Festival Park, The Village of Rochester Hills, Rochester Hills, TheVORH.com/Events.
• The CakeXperience Edible Art Studio: Grand opening, Feb. 11, 58 Cherry St., downtown Mount Clemens, 586-265-4036.
• 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.
• Meadow Brook Hall: weekend self-guided tours reopen, Feb. 6. 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.
• “Genocide Today-The Uyghurs in China”: 7 p.m. Feb. 11, virtual program about the ongoing genocide in China, The Holocaust Memorial Center, facebook.com/hmczfc, holocaustcenter.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 safety measures., Greenfield Village closed for the season, thehenryford.org. Ford Rouge Factory Tours are open Monday-Saturday, purchase tickets online.
• Bank of America customers get free admission: Feb. 6-7 and the first weekend of each month to museums and cultural institutions all over the country, including Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, Michigan Science Center, Motown Museum, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, bit.ly/2NvmECM.
• “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.
• “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.
• Motown Museum: Reopening Feb. 18, motownmuseum.org/visit/hours-admissions.
• 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.
• Virtual Theatre Day: 3-6 p.m. Feb. 5, high school theater and transfer students are invited to attend this masterclass and presentation about the Oakland University Theatre Department, presented by Stratford Festival actor Colm Feore, online via Zoom, email email@example.com, register at oakland.edu/smtd/performances-and-events, free.
• “The Snail & The Whale”: Through Feb. 9, streaming, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Twp., bit.ly/3beFasZ.
• “Finding North”: Through Feb. 14, featuring Daniel Carlton and David Gonzalez, storytelling about John P. Parker, a former enslaved man, blues music, streaming, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Twp., bit.ly/3qeacp3, free.
• Scott Silven’s “The Journey”: Live virtual theater and storytelling Feb. 23-28, a2sf.org/scott-silvens-the-journey, $46-$56.
• Virtual Dance Day: 10-11:30 a.m. Feb. 6, High school theater and transfer students invited to attend this program of the Oakland University Dance Department online via Zoom, register at oakland.edu/smtd/performances-and-events, free.
• “Hip Hop Body Rock”: Paige Hernandez, through Feb. 13, streaming, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Twp., 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.
• CreativeBug: Joann Fabrics & Crafts offers two months free website subscription with access to thousands of online arts and crafts courses, creativebug.com.
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