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Students from Lone Pine Elementary in West Bloomfield Township participated in a mixed media art-making experience that highlighted the meaning of art during a free field trip to the DIA.
Performing this Friday at 7 p.m. in Rivera Court, two of the indie-jazz scene’s foremost instrumentalists unite on a collaboration for “Parlour Game” — intermingling panoramic Americana-infused arrangements with a Brooklyn jazz pocket, with results as ambitious as only violinist Jenny Scheinman and drummer Allison Miller could envision.
Along with pianist Carmen Staaf and acoustic bassist Tony Scherr, Parlour Game prevails as a respite from the daily chaos of the modern world. This is social music that celebrates hopefulness, humor, and the art of the game.
An additional performance will take place at 8:30 p.m. Free with general admission, which is free for residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties.
Join us in the Detroit Film Theatre this weekend for a screening of the extraordinary and mesmerizing “Los Reyes” — directed by Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff.
In Santiago, homeless dogs Futbol and Chola are not really homeless at all. Scrappy and irresistible, they live in Los Reyes, the city’s oldest skateboard park, kept company by dozens of teenage boys in constant motion. The older dog obsessively drags treasures with him: a deflated football, an empty bottle. His female companion, the younger, more vigorous Chola, romps alongside.
The voices of the skaters, set against the city’s noise, form a soundscape as the kids brag, complain and joke in the unfiltered, raunchy language of adolescents in transit to adulthood. A small gem, this eloquent documentary about the mysteries and joys of friendship tells its story as well as any great work of fiction.
To purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/31ufNe2; showtimes vary.
In Mexico, and other Latin American countries, the Day of the Dead is the time of the year to celebrate the lives of close relatives, friends or community members who have passed away. In partnership with Detroit’s Mexican Consulate, the DIA invites you to explore a community exhibition of ofrenda altars in “Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos 2019” — on view through November 10, 2019.
Objects important to lost loved ones, such as favorites foods, drinks, mementos and pictures, are collected and incorporated into elaborate displays that include pan de muerto (bread of the dead), sugar skulls, candles, flowers, papel picado (paper cutouts) and other decorations. “Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos” will be on view during regular museum hours and are included with general museum admission.
Searching for the perfect gift this upcoming holiday season? The DIA has got you covered. Join us Thursday, November 7 from 5-9 p.m. for a DIA members-only shopping event!
DIA Members save 20% at this exclusive members-only shopping event. Be tempted by a first look at exciting new gift selections for the holiday season. Several vendors will host trunk shows, offering an assortment of merchandise exclusively selected for the event, including Patricia Locke Jewelry, and Michele Sapp, maker of Annie's Girls collectible dolls. Members also enjoy discounts on gift memberships, complimentary snacks and free gift-wrapping on their purchases.
Registration is free, but please register in advance so we can provide the very best experience for you! Two time slots are available — 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. To access tickets, visit https://bit.ly/2P65RoR.
This event will take place in the DIA Shop; please enter through the entrance on Farnsworth Street.
Looking for a fun Friday night activity for all ages?
Every Friday at 4 p.m. the DIA hosts the Detroit City Chess Club. Chess players can practice and develop their skills during open play in the DIA’s Prentis Court. There is no cost to play!
Last week, many of you were curious about the wardrobe of our Collections Management team, wondering if they were ninjas. Although the team is stealthy, agile, and extremely careful in handling the DIA's artworks, they are not ninjas and the black outfits are not essential—or are they?! #BehindTheScenesDIA #arthandling
During Thursdays at the Museum this week, seniors decorated their own sugar skulls and learned more about how they are used in Day of the Dead celebrations.
Explore the familiar story of Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" through a new lens with the Eisenhower Dance and Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings this Saturday, October 19 at 11 a.m. in the Lila-Jones Theater, located inside Oakland Community College's Royal Oak campus. Featuring original contemporary dance and live music, these art forms combine with the story and illustrations to create a unique experience for the whole family. Illustrations will be provided by Ella Newman, with narration by Stephen Henderson.
After each performance, audience members will be invited to get hands-on with the instruments in a special Musical Petting Zoo from McCourt Music and/or meet the dancers in a short participatory exercise. This program is developed in partnership with ArtOps, Oakland Community College, Detroit Institute of Arts, and supported by the residents of Oakland County's generous millage support of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Tickets are free; to register in advance, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peter-and-the-wolf-tickets-74979185763. Walk-ups are welcome while seats are available.
Oakland Community College is located at 739 S. Washington Ave,
Royal Oak, MI 48067. Free parking is located across the street in Oakland Community College's parking structures.
Horn player, band leader, innovator, genius. Join us in the Detroit Film Theatre this weekend to screen “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool”— detailing the life of jazz legend Miles Davis and his determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms.
Again and again, in music and life, Miles broke with convention—and when he thought his work came to represent a new convention, he changed it again. His disregard for tradition, clarity of vision and thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and an icon to generations of listeners. Featuring never-before-seen footage and studio outtakes, the new documentary from Stanley Nelson (Tell Them We Are Rising) tells the story of a singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn.
Stanley Nelson – director of “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” — will be on hand for a talk before the movie at Friday night showing at 7 p.m.
To purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/2nHNkDW; showtimes vary.