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DIA Events Calendar 2014

Posted by Glen LaGrou July 28, 2014 Events, Local Activities

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) features special events and exhibits each month for people of every age and every culture. Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) programs are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Below are the highlights of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) calendar featuring special events, exhibits and programs.

For more information, call (313) 833-7900 or visit Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) website www.dia.org.

AUGUST DIA EVENTS

Guided Tours: Tuesdays–Fridays, 1 p.m.; Saturdays–Sundays, 1 & 3 p.m.

Detroit City Chess Club: Fridays, 4–8 p.m.
The club’s mission is to teach area students the game and life lessons. Members have won state, regional and national competitions. People wanting to learn how to play chess should show up between 4 and 6 p.m. There will be no teaching between 6 and 8 p.m., but visitors can play chess.

Drawing in the Galleries (for all ages): Fridays, 6–9 p.m. Sundays, noon–4 p.m.

Drop-In Workshops (for all ages)
Tuesdays, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Bookmarks
Wednesdays, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Papel Picado: Try this Mexican art of cutting paper.
Thursdays, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Mosaics
Fridays, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Miniature Paper Hats
Fridays, 6–9 p.m. Rakhi: In east Indian culture girls tied bans made silk cord beads and foils around the wrist of males during Rakhi, a festival celebrating friendship in August. Create your own Rakhi using a variety of cords and embellishments.
Saturdays, Noon–4 p.m. Senufo Painting: Explore this West African form of painting on fabric.
Sundays, July 6, 13 & 20, Noon–4 p.m. Shibori: Shibori is the Japanese art of patterning fabric by shaping the cloth and securing it before dying.

AUGUST DIA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Friday Night Live, August 1
Music: Trio Nova Mundi: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Trio Nova Mundi performs music by New World composers and lesser-known classics from the piano trio literature. The trio will perform music by Amy Beach, JacobTV, Manuel Ponce and Paul Schoenfield. Trio Nova Mundi performers are Maureen Conlon Gutierrez (violin), Elissa Kohanksi (cello) and Becky Billock (piano).

Saturday, August 2
Puppet Performance: Tears of Joy Puppets presents 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: 2 p.m.
A family-friendly adaptation of the Jules Verne classic, this production presents some of the most exciting scenes aboard the Nautilus and under the sea, combining humor with the technology imagined by Verne and predicted with astonishing accuracy.

Ford Family Sunday, August 3
Sunday Music Bar: Christina Dragone: 1–4 p.m.
Pianist Christina Dragone performs classical and pop standards.

Puppet Performance: Tears of Joy Puppets presents 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: 2 p.m.
(See Aug. 2 for details)

Friday Night Live, August 8
Music: New West Guitar Group: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
The New West Guitar Group performs jazz standards and originals, combining acoustic and electric guitars to create its signature sound. Though the trio is rooted in classic jazz, their versatility as players and composers has earned them a reputation as pioneers of the guitar ensemble repertoire.

Ford Family Sunday, August 10
Sunday Music Bar: Stefan Kukurugya: 1–4 p.m.
Pianist Stefan Kukurugya performs jazz, pop, R&B and classical standards.

Friday Night Live, August 15
Music: Wild Belle: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Wild Belle is the duo of siblings Natalie and Elliot Bergman of the Ann Arbor-based group NOMO. The two shares a lifetime of musical experiences embracing many styles, and Wild Belle marks their collaboration, combining rock rhythms, disco beats and soulful grooves.

Ford Family Sunday, August 17
Sunday Music Bar: Tad Weed: 1–4 p.m.
Pianist Tad Weed performs jazz standards.

Friday Night Live, August 22
Music: Tribute to Dorothy Ashby with the Brandee Younger Quartet: 7 p.m. ONLY
Dorothy Ashby was a Detroit harpist who, along with Alice Coltrane, proved that the harp was an instrument that could be used in bebop jazz as effectively as the saxophone. Harpist Brandee Younger will honor Ashby’s spirit with a new band and contemporary arrangements of this legendary Detroit artist’s work.

Ford Family Sunday, August 24
Sunday Music Bar: Iridescent Flutes: 1 & 3 p.m.
The Iridescent Flutes ensemble plays thought provoking classical flute music.
Puppet Performance: Dick Meyer’s Cinderella, performed by Seth Schaffer: 2 p.m.
This production uses the original puppets Dick Myers crafted decades ago. Seth Shaffer, directed by Bart Roccoberton from the University of Connecticut Puppet Arts Program, presents a puppet Cinderella like no other.

Friday Night Live, August 29
No programs

Ford Family Sunday, August 31
No programs

DIA EVENTS DETROIT SEPTEMBER 2014

Guided Tours: Tuesdays–Fridays, 1 p.m.; Saturdays–Sundays, 1 & 3 p.m.

Detroit City Chess Club: Fridays, 4–8 p.m.
The club’s mission is to teach area students the game and life lessons. Members have won state, regional and national competitions. People wanting to learn how to play chess should show up between 4 and 6 p.m. There will be no teaching between 6 and 8 p.m., but visitors can play chess.

Drawing in the Galleries (for all ages): Fridays, 6–9 p.m. Sundays, noon–4 p.m.

Drop-In Workshops (for all ages)
Fridays, 6–9 p.m. Travel Journals: Record your adventures and travels in this easy to make book using heavy card stock, paper and a rubber band.
Saturdays, Noon–4 p.m. Tongue Depressor Puppets: Use fabric, yarn and felt to turn a tongue depressor into a character worthy of its own puppet show!
Sundays, Noon–4 p.m. You’ve Been Framed: Using a variety of art making materials including beads, markers and colorful wire, decorate a 5-x-7-inch frame made from corrugated cardboard.

SEPTEMBER DIA EVENTS CALENDAR

Friday Night Live, September 5
Music: Glorious Moments Baroque Ensemble: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Glorious Moments presents music from the Baroque era on period instruments. The ensemble, featuring MeeAe Nam (soprano), Daniel Foster (violin), Diane Winder (cello), Kiri Tollasken (cornetto) and Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra (harpsichord), perform works by Handel, Bach and others.

Ford Family Sunday, September 7
Sunday Music Bar: Cecelia Sharpe, 1–4 p.m
Cellist Ceclia Sharpe performs in Kresge Court.
No Family Program

Friday Night Live, September 12
Music: Emel Mathlouthi: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Singer/songwriter and guitarist Emel Mathlouthi brings a powerful new sound to traditional Tunisian music, blending lyrical and powerful rock with North African influences.

Ford Family Sunday, September 14
Sunday Music Bar: Dan Mihaescu: 1& 3 p.m.
Baritone, Dan Mihaescu performs with a style and technique that creates natural and effortless melodies.
No Family Program

Friday Night Live, September 19
Music: Grace Kelly: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Jazz saxophonist and vocalist Grace Kelly has already collaborated with a who’s who in jazz, including Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick, Jr. For this performance, she is joined by Tad Weed, piano; Marion Hayden, bass; and Sean Dobbins, drums.

Ford Family Sunday, September 21
Sunday Music Bar: Bill Meyer: 1–4 p.m.
Detroit jazz pianist Bill Meyer performs in Kresge Court.
Puppet Performance: Teatro SEA presents My Superhero Roberto Clemente: 2 p.m.
The story of the legendary Latino baseball player and humanitarian Roberto Clemente comes to life in a kid-friendly, bilingual musical, which begins when young Bobby and his friends discover a secret—they have super powers!

Friday Night Live, September 26
Music: No Concert
Friday, September 26–Saturday, September 27
Delectricity
Midtown glows for two evenings of this light fest that melds sci-fi technology with Victorian spectacle on a grand scale. The grounds of the DIA, along with other buildings and spaces, are transformed into temporary exhibitions, inviting the public to see familiar places in a new light. For a complete schedule and map of all Midtown installations visit http://www.dlectricity.com/.

Ford Family Sunday, September 28
Sunday Music Bar: Pam Wise: 1–4 p.m.
Pianist Pam Wise performs R&B and jazz standards in Kresge Court.

THE DIA has provided this calendar of events to Oakland County Moms to publish. These events are not endorsed or presented by Oakland County Moms.

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Hours and Admission
Museum hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 62+, $4 for ages 6–17, and free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties and DIA members. For membership information, call 313-833-7971.

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera’s world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA’s collection is known for its quality, range, and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

This page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.

Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) programs are made possible with support from the City of Detroit.

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