Arts & Entertainment

Published April 4, 2016

HUNTINGTON WOODS — The cities of Huntington Woods, Ferndale, Berkley, Royal Oak and Oak Park will open their doors for people in search of art for the second annual Gallery Hop.

The event, put on by the Huntington Woods Beautification Committee, will take place from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, and feature galleries in the aforementioned cities, where local artists will showcase some of their works.

It will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Huntington Woods Public Library, 26415 Scotia Road, where people can travel to the galleries by bus.

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Published April 4, 2016

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe Memorial Library is bringing the Detroit Institute of Arts, attic treasures and philosophical discussions to its visitors in April, with a trio of events and programs scheduled.

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Published April 4, 2016

Sterling Heights will hear the sounds of summer a few weeks longer this year.

The city’s Music in the Park concert series will run for 12 weeks June-August, according to city officials. The concerts will start at 7 p.m. Thursdays June 2-Aug. 25, except for July 28, at Dodge Park.

Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation Director Kyle Langlois attributed the decision to expectation-exceeding popularity for concerts and the launch of the Dodge Park Farmers Market. Last year, Music in the Park took place on seven Thursdays.

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Published March 31, 2016

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1. Fill a bowl to feed the hungry
Saturday, April 2 •  Pewabic, Detroit

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Published March 30, 2016

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Some college professors prefer to work with upperclassmen and graduate students, who might be more mature and focused by that point in their academic careers, but artist Robert Schefman couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with freshmen.

The College for Creative Studies professor chairs the freshman foundations program, a program for students just entering art school.

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Published March 30, 2016

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — For fans of the popular Dabble in the Farms events — which have quickly attracted a following for their mix of eclectic food, craft beer and entertainment — there’s some good news and some bad news.

The good news is that Dabble in the Farms will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. June 4 in the municipal parking lot behind businesses on the Hill. The bad news is that this is the only Dabble event on the calendar for 2016.

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Published March 30, 2016

Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians will come to the Troy library to perform music featured in a best-selling novel set in Michigan as part of a statewide reading initiative.

At 7 p.m. April 7 at the library, DSO flutist Jeff Zook, violinist Sheryl Hwangbo and cellist David LeDoux will perform a selection from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Mendelssohn, and works by Vivaldi and others mentioned in the book “Station Eleven.”

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Published March 30, 2016

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville High School drama club has announced that its spring production is “Grease: The Musical,” and dozens of students all the way down to the elementary level have been preparing for its April 28-29 show dates.

Drama Director Angie Houghton said the production has been in the works since December, when auditions were held. Following the Christmas break, students started rehearsals at least once a week, practicing more frequently as time has gone on, she said.

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Published March 29, 2016

Sarah and Bill Williams lined up a sitter for their children, Aurora, 6, and Brayden, 8, on March 24 to go to the movies to see “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Their date night was a bit different from other couples in the theater, though.

Sarah Williams and a cake she created were in a scene in the movie.

“It was so awesome to see my cake on the big screen,” she said.

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Published March 29, 2016

ROCHESTER — While many across the country play practical jokes on friends and loved ones for April Fools’ Day, a local store will be focusing on spreading a little cheer.

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Published March 29, 2016

AUBURN HILLS — Michigan’s Legoland Discovery Center has been building a home inside Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills for the past year, and now the public finally has a chance to see what’s inside.

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Published March 24, 2016

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1. Spend a day in Bunnyville
March 25-26 • The Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak

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Published March 23, 2016

FRASER — Five 21-year-old musicians from metro Detroit are doing their best to imitate their favorite musicians, and yet create a product all their own.

If Walls Could Talk is the name of the group that aims to make a splash in the music scene.

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Published March 18, 2016

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1. Start your Easter celebration early
Saturday, March 19, Clawson
Sunday, March 20, Farmington Hills

The first day of spring arrives this weekend, and some local communities are celebrating with Easter-themed events. 

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Published March 16, 2016

ST. CLAIR SHORES — You can either head past the second star to the right and straight on till morning, or you can head to Civic Arena March 18-20 to get a taste of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and Neverland.

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Published March 16, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD — At 88 years young, Marie Woo, of West Bloomfield, spends her days molding ceramic pieces. 

From vessels to wall art to three-dimensional sculptures, Woo has created a variety of ceramics since the 1960s, she said. 

Woo is one of the most accomplished ceramic artists in the state. She studied with Maija Grotell, who founded ceramics at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and has taught at the University of Michigan. 

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Published March 16, 2016

ROSEVILLE — The Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Tastefest event is set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. March 16 at Athena Hall in Roseville, and new food vendors are just one of the additions this year.

According to Director Linda Weishaupt, the event will feature a variety of local chefs, restaurants and vendors providing samples of food for people to try in exchange for food tickets — each ticket costs $1, or visitors can purchase 25 for $20.

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Published March 16, 2016

FERNDALE — Fresh out of graduate school, Rick Pruckler had the opportunity to work at Pewabic, a nonprofit ceramic design studio in Detroit. And ever since that day in 1986, Pruckler has been in and out of the historic studio.

Now Pruckler, a Ferndale resident, has a chance to show how Pewabic helped shape him as a ceramics artist as part of the “Abiogensis: From Clay to Community” exhibit at the Janice Charach Gallery to celebrate 25 artists with Pewabic backgrounds.

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Published March 15, 2016

FERNDALE — At the beginning of 2015, the FernCare Free Clinic was able to open its doors one day a week to assist patrons with no medical insurance. The clinic had previously only been open three days a month.

Because the clinic offers free medical services to people ages 19-64 who have no medical insurance, many of its services are able to exist because of grants and donations. And thanks to a partnership with a local business and two artists, the clinic will be looking to bolster its general fund.

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Published March 14, 2016

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — There’s a new movie coming out next month called “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Perhaps you’ve heard of it.

Much of the highly anticipated superhero flick was filmed right here in metro Detroit. To commemorate that and draw attention to the real nighttime crusaders, Cranbrook Institute of Science is turning March into Bat Superhero Month with new opportunities to learn about bats and their contributions to the environment.

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