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There are 3 nights of DAMNED, each with its own distinct theme for the ambiance and performances that surround the exhibition:
DAMNED 10/30 “The Darkness” – A night of introspective exploration within the shadowed and primal essence of self. This opening night features an intimate VIP Preview/Artist Reception, a formal absinthe tasting, an on-site chef preparing hot hors d’œuvres and experimental performances.
10/31 “The Enlightenment” – A night of the extrospective self enlightened through light, fire and the ethereal. This gala night features a VIP sampling of internationally-inspired tapas with with paired libations and exotic fire performances.
11/01 “The Masquerade” – A festive celebration through a menagerie of exotic cirque, sensual rhythms and masquerade. This closing night features the formal mask-mandatory Masquerade Ball, an elegant seated 6-course aphrodisiac-inspired dinner, intriguing dance performance interludes, the dreamworld aural ambiance of Sugar Hiccup and a menagerie of cirque performances all night.
Each night also holds various unique features which include a VIP Preview with Artist Reception, a formal absinthe tasting, an elegant aphrodisiac-inspired dinner, a formal mask-mandatory masquerade ball, a lush Moroccan-inspired VIP mezzanine overlooking the gallery, a gallery store to purchase art, our Devil Girl hostesses and, of course, the art.
Maybe you're headed back to school, maybe you're not. But join us anyway for a fun line-up of speakers along with our usual food and booze!
We're happy to introduce Bill Warters as a speaker. He'll be presenting a talk called "Working with and Learning From Conflict: Tales from the Field." Bill has been studying and intervening in and teaching about conflict all his adult life. In this presentation he will share a few illustrative and sometimes humorous stories from the field. Along the way we’ll review some key concepts related to conflict, community-building and the development of local cultures of dispute resolution. Bill will draw on his social ecology and urban ethnography and symbolic interactionist training to Nerd things up a bit.
Our second presenter is Cranbrook geologist John Zawiskie who will take us for an exploration of the major types of meteorites, what they tell us about the early history and origin of the solar system, and some effects of asteroid impacts on the Earth. Meteorites and impact glass from the Cranbrook Institute of Science collections will be on display and available for direct examination. An engaging activity meteorite or meteorwrong will allow us “nerds” to take a hand at identifying meteorites from unknown samples before and after the presentation.
The third speaker info is forthcoming. Keep your eyes open!
Justin Townes Earle, (w/ Full Band)
/ American Aquarium
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Indian Summer is a celebration of the waning summer featuring performances by 13 artists hailing from Detroit, New York, Chicago and Cincinnati.
Food will be provided for vegetarians and meat eaters alike by Upriver Local, featuring chef, Topher Anderson, a CTS member and chef at Seva Detroit. There will also be beer from Atwater Brewery and a gallery exhibit by screen print artist, Eric Oppitz.
Street Performance Schedule:
Jaye Thomas and Serene Arena (DET).....2:30-3:00pm
Hans A Wittrock (DET).....3:00-3:30pm
Alexa Dexa (NY).....5:00-5:30pm
At Willoughby (DET).....6:00-6:30pm
Jimmy Geagan (DET).....7:00-7:30pm
Lions at the Gate (DET).....8:00-8:30pm
Stage Performance Schedule:
Chuck Le Bronco (DET).....3:30-4:00pm
The Philter (DET).....4:30-5:00pm
Rogue Satellites (DET).....5:30-6:00pm
Skeleton Hands (CIN).....6:30-7:00pm
The Red Plastic Buddha (CHI).....7:30-8:00pm
Consolidated Performance Order
(both performance areas):
Jaye Thomas and Serene Arena
Chuck Le Bronco
[Detroit-bred fusion of hip hop, rock and electronic]
[experimental lyrical rap]
The Red Plastic Buddha
Lions at the Gate
[acoustic music with teeth]
Popps Packing hosts "An Intimate Evening with Discipline" on Saturday, September 20, 2014.
Doors at 8pm.
Performance begins at 9pm.
Free: suggested $5 donation
Discipline are an independent rock band from Detroit. They have performed and recorded together for over 25 years on their indie record label, Strung Out Records. Current members include Matthew Parmenter, Chris Herin, Mathew Kennedy, and Paul Dzendzel.
"There is no doubt in my mind that one of the most important bands to come out of America in the last 25 years is Discipline," writes New Zealand based rock journalist Kev Rowland in his ProgArchives review of Discipline's "This One's for England." http://www.progarchives.com/
Discipline's 1997 CD "Unfolded Like Staircase" is considered by some to be the best American progressive rock album of the 1990s. Brian Watson of the Dutch Progressive Rock Pages goes further: "Unfolded is my favourite progressive rock album of all time. In over 30 years of listening, and out of a collection touching 1500 albums, Unfolded Like Staircase is ‘the one’." http://www.dprp.net/
For all the band's critical success, however, Discipline seldom performs live. Even in their hometown of Detroit, a Discipline performance is known to be a rare occurrence. Popps Packing will help to buck the trend when they invite Discipline onto their Hamtramck stage September 20th. Graem Whyte, co-owner of Popps Packing, also created the cover art for Discipline's album, "To Shatter All Accord."
Saturday September 20
Admission is free
Complimentary adult beverages and light snacks
You don't have to be a Kiss fan to appreciate the endless imagery of one of the worlds most iconic bands. With the exception of just a few pieces, all the art was created just for this exhibit by Detroit artists:
This will be the first gallery show ever to honor these rock-n-roll Hall of Famers. Join us as we make art history together this fall in Detroit
206 E. Grand River @ Broadway
Downtown Detroit 48226
Created with flickr slideshow.
Demdike Stare's (Miles Whitaker and Sean Canty) sonic journeys head deep into Arabic, Turkish, Persian and North African traditions, take detours into black magic and Burroughsian cut-up techniques, before elevating into states of dark beauty. Their records feature samples from psych-rock, free jazz and various library recordings. In case you're wondering: Demdike was the most notorious of the Pendle coven of witches, put on trial in northern England in the 1600s. Yes, her. Records you should own: Forest of Evil, Elemental, and their ongoing Testpressing series, which explores a more rugged terrain in their sound production. Check out their catalog of releases at - http://www.discogs.com/artist/1551592-Demdike-Stare
Andy Stott combines Chicago influences (House, Footwork) and Detroitish dubs with Jungle and Warehouse techno styles in his live performances. His records are experiments in tone, texture and tempo, and they groove. The 2012 LP Luxury Problems is considered a masterpiece of multi-genre meditation, but the 2011 EPs We Stay Together and Passed Me By are just as great. All make essential listening for serious electronic music fans. See all of Stott's solo output at - http://www.discogs.com/artist/317019-Andy-Stott
Opening the show was Windsor's Christopher McNamara, performing original dub ambient and space disco productions and mixing live video. McNamara has played with the groups Nospectacle and Thinkbox at the Movement and MUTEK festivals, and was invited to perform at MUTEK as a solo artist for an all-Canadian showcase. He is a lecturer in film studies at the University of Michigan.
With all the fashion events and local designers I see popping up here in Detroit, it shouldn't belong before the rest of the world starts noticing. Next week is FASHION in DETROIT, a runway event at Motor City Casino's Sound Board.
Here's the Details:
An elaborate high-style runway event showcasing a mix of local, national and up and coming Fashion Designers and Musical Talent.
- Student Runway Show: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
- Local and National Designer Runway: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
An interactive pop-up shop retail environment featuring local designer, retailers, vendors and entrepreneurs.
- Market Detroit: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
FID After Glow:
Soundboard will be transformed into the chic and now- famous FID After Glow Party attended by local celebs and fashionistas alike.
- Featuring: Boji, DJ Chrome, and Surab Deb
- FID After Glow: 9:30 p.m. – 2 a.m. (Must be 21 or older)
*Fashion in Detroit 2014 is a charitable endeavor. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities.
THIS WEEKEND: Used Book Sale at Detroit Public Library – Main Branch - Friday & Saturday, October 17 & 18, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Used Book Sale at Detroit Public Library – Main Branch
"A" Level, Main Library, 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
Thousands of books sorted by subject - autobiography, biography, cookbooks, computer manuals, art books, science fiction, history, politics, rare and collectible books, African American titles, poetry, science, children's books, adult fiction and non-fiction, along with CDs, DVDs and audio books from $ .25 and up.
Members of the Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation (with current membership card) are entitled to purchase books prior to the public sale.
Free parking is available in the library's lot to capacity.
Call 313.481.1359 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to join or renew your membership.
The legendary Blowfly returns to Detroit this Sunday. At 75 years old he show's no signs of slowing down and will bringing his sexually explicit songs to the New Dodge Lounge.
Opening the show are Downtown Brown and MistersHip
Location: New Dodge Lounge (8850 Joseph Campau St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212)
18 + $8 at the door (under 21-$10)
It's that time of the season... the 13th annual hearse show in Hell. It is open to all makes and models, regardless of their condition. Trophies for various categories will be given, including "Scariest Hearse", "Best Casket Cart" (new this year) and the ever popular "How the Hell did it make it here?" award!
Noon - Food will be served
5:00pm - Get ready for the parade
The Horror Host with the Most Creepy Clyde and DJ Surfer Joe
will be there to provide entertainment throughout the day.
The Gutter Ghouls will be returning for an evening show.
Location: Screams, 4045 Patterson Lake Road, Hell, Michigan
Another great week at PJ's Lager House Detroit - Audra Kubat - Bill Grogan's Goat - Velveteen Rabbit - Mexican Knives/Frustrations
All shows 21+ unless otherwise noted.
ON THE INTERWEBS
IN THE CLOUD
|September 21 - 2:00 p.m.|
and Jacqueline Bisset
Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
Detroit, MI 48226