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Arts & Entertainment

Published June 18, 2019

METRO DETROIT — At 6:45 p.m. on a sunny, warm Thursday in June, Augie’s Bar and Grill in Madison Heights is close to empty. It’s just too nice outside. But by 6:55 p.m., the dining room is full. Thursday at Augie’s means it’s time for some bar trivia — two hours’ worth of questions read off by a host, while players on teams write down their answers and turn them in for points. Each correct answer is worth a certain number of points, and the highest-scoring team wins.

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Published June 17, 2019

DETROIT — Take a musical and cultural journey around the world just by visiting Detroit.

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Published June 13, 2019

ORCHARD LAKE — Next weekend, there will be a little something to tantalize every palate — and palette — during the annual Fine Art Fine Wine Fair at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Preparatory.

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Published June 11, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — When Michael Trudel takes the stage as Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks in Grosse Pointe Theatre’s production of “Annie,” he’ll be giving a nod to his family.

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Published June 11, 2019

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Before it became a famous men’s magazine, did you know that Playboy was actually Playboy Motor Corp.? Cars from the failed automaker — which was in existence from 1947 to 1949 — are among the unique vehicles that will be on view during EyesOn Design.

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Published June 11, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Arts, Beats & Eats, the four-day Labor Day festival now in its 22nd year, will return to the heart of downtown Royal Oak Aug. 30-Sept. 2.

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Published June 10, 2019

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WEST BLOOMFIELD — When Bloomfield Hills sculpture artist Nanci LeBret Einstein finished her latest multimedia installation — a large and intense collaboration with her husband — she said she needed to take a breath.

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Published June 5, 2019

TROY — Troy resident Reegan Coran is a two-time national champion. Now 9, she has been dancing since she was 5 years old.

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Published June 5, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — While many children are taught to color and draw inside the lines from a young age, at age 5, Farmington Hills resident Pamela Alexander was being taught by her father about perspective, color theory, the proportions of the human figure, how to shade and more.

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Published June 5, 2019

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP — Families and friends can unwind in two township parks this summer to enjoy the sounds of bluegrass, folk and classical music. The 14th annual Music in the Meadows series, hosted by Oakland Township Parks and Recreation, will supply free Friday night concerts June 7, July 12 and Aug. 16 in two different parks.

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Published June 4, 2019

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — El Paso, Texas, native Marianna Olague applied to the graduate program at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in hopes of leaving her poverty-stricken border town and building a better life. But once she was accepted, she sat in her Bloomfield Hills painting studio and thought about home.

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Published June 3, 2019

FERNDALE — Ferndale’s one-day music festival located on the porches of homes in the city will return later this month. The Front Porch will take place over the course of Saturday, June 22, at dozens of homes across Ferndale. In total, 56 artists and bands will perform on 32 porches, according to organizers.

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Published May 28, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — Art on the Grand, the annual art fair co-hosted by Farmington Hills’ Cultural Arts Division and the Farmington Downtown Development Authority, returns for its 10-year anniversary this June.

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Published May 28, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — What started as a simple joke with his friend about the song “The Hokey Pokey” quickly became a profound revelation prompting Farmington Hills resident Bob Young, the chief data architect for Superior Analytics,  to write a self-help book about overcoming fear, healing relationships, facing obstacles, seizing opportunities and more.

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Published May 28, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — As an artist, graphic designer, and art and design professor at Oakland University, Tim Gralewski is always looking for new ways to express his creativity.

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Published May 28, 2019

BERKLEY — Work of all kinds will be featured by hundreds of artists at Berkley’s upcoming art show. The 18th annual Berkley Art Bash is scheduled to occur from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8, on 12 Mile Road between Buckingham and Kipling avenues.

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Published May 28, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On June 8 and 9, the clay, glass and metal show that emphasizes live demonstrations and interactive art experiences will return to downtown Royal Oak for its 25th year.

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Published May 28, 2019

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Art Stomp is returning to bring a fun day of fine art, danceable music and tasty snacks to the community.

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Published May 24, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — It doesn’t necessarily take telekinetic powers to make school and society a better place, but a strong will and a big imagination help.

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Published May 23, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — Building on the success of SatARTdays, the Anton Art Center and First State Bank have organized a daylong celebration of the arts and the 50th anniversary of the Anton Art Center.

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Upcoming Events

The events in our calendar were submitted prior to the coronavirus crisis. As efforts have increased to contain the spread of the coronavirus, many events have been canceled. Read More... On March 13, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order to cancel all events statewide that involve more than 250 people. It is recommended that you call ahead if you still intend to attend one of these events.

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