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Dual Vision Staff Pick

Through Aug. 8

Dual Vision is an expansive, forty-person group exhibition featuring artists living in or otherwise engaged with Detroit. Framed as a series of visual conversations that explore various methodologies for collaboration between practitioners, Dual Vision includes twenty individual projects produced by forty artists working in pairs—each work representing dual creativity as one. (313) 832-6622

Virtual Tours at Cranbrook Art Musuem Staff Pick

Livestream Event The Interwebz, The Interwebz Online Only

See our most recent shows online by exploring our virtual exhibition tours. We've just added a tour of the exhibition For the Record: Artists on Vinyl, which pairs album cover designs with artworks drawn from our permanent collection, many by the same artist.

This Is Not Grandma's Glass Staff Pick

Habatat Galleries 4400 Fernlee Ave., Royal Oak Greater Royal Oak Area

The title of the current art glass show at the renowned Habatat Gallery in Royal Oak, tells the whole story in its title : Not Grandma's Glass – Yet!

Known as the largest and oldest gallery in the world dedicated to studio glass, Habatat represents the most established and recognized glass artists in the field. However, its young director, Aaron Schey, also has an eye to the future of the medium.

For 2021 he has called upon 12 glass artists from across the world who are known for the norm busting approach to creating glass art. These are the glass artists who are expected to be driving forces in the future of the medium. He has invited them to participate in an online glass art show featuring new works. One of the artists will be featured each month, including interviews with the artist and tours of each studio as well as videos of the artist at work.

All of the works will stay online for the entire year and each participating artist competes for the opportunity to be one of four artists who are asked back to also display their work in the 2022 edition of Not Grandma's Glass.

"The artists and collectors who have created the world of contemporary glass over the last decades are some of the most creative and future thinking artists and art appreciators in the world.” said Schey. "By inviting members of the new generation of glass artists to show their work, we are saluting not only up and coming artists and collectors, but established artists and collectors who will truly appreciate their vision. I have sometimes heard clients refer to the next generation as not understanding or caring about 'grandma's glass.' With this new show we are out to prove that the whole world of contemporary glass art appreciates the next generation of artists and collectors. This is artwork that is not in grandma’s art collection…yet".

Since its inception 48 years ago, Habatat has been instrumental in elevating the appreciation of art glass by major collectors and museums around the world. "When the galley was started by Ferdinand Hampson," says Schey. "He dedicated himself to knowing all of the artists around the world who were working in, what was then, the new medium of contemporary glass art. He encouraged the artists to push boundaries and grow the field.

"I feel like with this unique show, Not Grandma's Glass, we are taking the world of art glass to the next level with the next generation of artists. We are embracing their creativity and vision. The work in Not Grandma's Glass is provocative and challenging. It may not be for everyone but it is a look at the future and that is what is so exciting about it."

The twelve artists invited to participate in the exhibition are: Morgan Peterson of Washington State, Matt Eskuche of Pittsburgh, Michael Janis and Tony Porto of Washington D.C. and Chicago respectively, John Moran of Ghent, Belgium; Jon Boley aka Shaggy of Oregon, Chad Fonfara of Omaha, Nebraska; Petra Herbacjova of Prague, Czech Republic; Caterina Urrata - Weintraub of Boston, Joseph Ivacic of Chicago, Dean Allison of Pittsburg, Anthony Amoako Attah of Sunderland, England and Ghana; and Krista Israel of The Netherlands.

Each artist brings unique talent and forward thinking concepts to the work. Matt Eskuche has created a strong reputation and admiration for his iconic trash glass style. Caterina Urrata - Weintraub uses glass - a heavy fragile material - to create iconic toys or reimagined personal memories. Anthony Amoako Attah's work focuses on migration, integration and dislocation and the glass often looks like woven or printed fabric with traditional Kente designs and Adrinka symbols.

Artists Michael Janis and Tony Porto have collaborated from thousands of miles away from Chicago and Washington D.C., in the midst of the Covid crisis, to create large glass installations entitled My Hero! It explores pop iconography and incorporates action figures, including Star Wars, super heroes, WrestleMania, My Little Pony, and more.

(248) 554-0590

Succession Planning: It's Not Just for Emergencies - It's a Leadership Development Strategy Online

Tue., Aug. 3, 10-11 a.m.

Buy Tickets$145

Overview: In the early morning hours of September 11, the world watched in horror as commercial jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center twin towers and the Pentagon. 8003851627

The Effective Manager As Coach: Coaching Your Team Members For Outstanding Job Performance Online

Tue., Aug. 3, 10-11:30 a.m.

Buy Tickets$145

Overview: This highly interactive Webinar offers you and your team an array of practical tools to coach effectively in today's work environment. You'll learn practical techniques for making your direct reports feel welcome, trust you to maintain confidences, to listen and develop an Action Plan collaboratively with each f your team members, enhancing your overall team performance! 8003851627

Beyond Van Gogh - August 3rd

Tue., Aug. 3, 10, 10:15, 10:30, 10:45, 11, 11:15, 11:30, 11:45 a.m., 12, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45, 1, 1:15, 1:30, 1:45, 2, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, 3, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5, 5:15, 5:30, 5:45, 6, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8, 8:15, 8:30, 8:45 & 9 p.m.
TCF Center One Washington Blvd., Detroit Greater Detroit Area

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(313) 877-8777

Tunes at Noon-Bruce Bailey

Tue., Aug. 3, 12 p.m.
Wagner Park 1034 Monroe St., Dearborn Greater Dearborn Area

Take a work break and dance on over to Wagner Park off Michigan Avenue in Downtown Dearborn on Tuesdays in July and August from 12-1 p.m. to enjoy free lunch-time concerts. Guests can bring their lunch or carry-out to listen to a wide selection of acoustic performers at no charge – just don’t forget your dancing shoes. This Week's Tunes By: Bruce Bailey For more information, please go to, and for ongoing updates and highlights about Downtown Dearborn, join us on social media! Facebook: Instagram: Twitter:

Art Sale at The Valley

Tue., Aug. 3, 2-8 p.m., Wed., Aug. 4, 2-8 p.m. and Thu., Aug. 5, 2-8 p.m.

A marketplace of fine artists, designers and doers. Browse original artworks and objects, add beauty and interest to your home, find unique gifts and treat yourself to something wonderful you won't find anywhere else! Sara Abba, photography; Darcy Bowden, ceramics; Ella Calas, jewelry; Maxwell Davis, wood; Janes Griffin, furniture; John Gutoskey, mixed media; Angelis Jackowski, watercolor; Cassidy Kaufman, jewelry; YK Lee, ceramics; John Leyland, ceramics; Marie Krull, textiles; Madaras Design Studio, wood; Menlo Park Laboratory, mixed media; Tom Phardel, ceramics; Bryan Rees, metals; James Viste, blacksmithing. 734-678-2750

Arts and the Public Good: The Resilience of Creativity and Community in Detroit Online

Tue., Aug. 3, 4-5:30 p.m.

Musicians, actors, artists, and institutions have had their ability to practice, perform and exhibit severely impeded by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenges, many have developed creative ways to stay active with their craft and engage community. Join us for an interactive discussion via Zoom of the various ways artists and institutions in the Detroit area have persevered and even thrived during the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be a two-part Town Hall focusing on both the Visual and Performing Arts. A Focus on the Visual Arts: Thursday June 24, 4:00pm A Focus on the Performing Arts: Thursday August 5, 4:00pm

Motown Jazz and Junk

First Tuesday, Thursday of every month, 8 p.m.
Northern Lights Lounge 660 W. Baltimore St., Detroit New Center

21+ Motown Funk Brother, Dennis Coffey, and Acid Jazz (on Thursdays) (313) 873-1739

"Bounce" Art Installation at Beacon Park

Through Sept. 13, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Beacon Park 1903 Grand River, Detroit Downtown Detroit

Beacon Park is kicking off its newest art installation titled “Bounce” by New York City-based, award-winning design studio Hou de Sousa. The “Bounce” project consists of parachute cord and piano wire, which combine to create unique triangle shapes varying in color and size. The shadows and lighting of the installation change depending on the time of the day, providing a sense of wonder for all in attendance. The event will run from June 4 through September 13 during park hours and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available for purchase at Lumen Detroit. COVID Safety Guidelines 586-747-2591

Self-Guided driving tour through the French Roots of Detroit!

Through Sept. 30, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
St. Anne's Church 1000 Sainte Anne St., Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$10

Experience the French Roots of Detroit with Preservation Detroit’s Self-Guided Walking Tour! Discover the downtown sites that recall the French influence of the early 18th century. Perfect for exploring at your own time and pace… and for avoiding crowded in-person tours, too 😉 Just need the free Built Story app to enjoy. App provides all of Preservation Detroit’s content, and driving directions to each stop. $10 tour; once purchased, Tour Takers can start, pause, stop and re-take the tours as many times as they wish for 30 days. Available in Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Enjoy!

Camp Africa 2021: Hidden Figures of the Diaspora

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Aug. 6

Join the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History as we proudly present Camp Africa 2021: Hidden Figures of the Diaspora! Camp Africa is a week-long virtual and in-person experience designed for youth ages 7-12 to explore and celebrate the accomplishments of individuals in a variety of fields and careers across the African Diaspora. On Fridays, campers have the opportunity to participate in in-person activities at The Wright Museum, which also will be available virtually via ZOOM. Registration for Camp Africa begins June 1st! 313-494-5800

Baby + Me Yoga at Beacon Park

Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. Continues through Aug. 31
Beacon Park 1903 Grand River, Detroit Downtown Detroit

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Classes are designed for parents with non-walking infants/toddlers (0-18 months). No prior yoga experience necessary, you and your baby may participate as gently as you like. If you have questions about when to start, do ask your midwife or doctor. We suggest wearing comfortable clothes you can move in, a yoga mat and having a blanket for your baby on hand. This class is FREE and OPEN to the public. Please use the registration link to sign up: COVID Safety Guidelines: 1. Please stay home if you feel sick 2. Mask required for unvaccinated individuals (313) 962-0101

Downtown Street Eats

Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Sept. 10
Cadillac Square 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit Downtown Detroit

The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) officially brings back Downtown Street Eats beginning Friday, May 7. City-goers can visit Downtown Detroit Parks and public spaces, weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., where some of the region’s best food trucks will be serving up the tastiest delights to satisfy the most particular palates. 313-566-8250

Mama Meetups with Detroit Mama Hub at Beacon Park

Every other Tuesday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31
Beacon Park 1903 Grand River, Detroit Downtown Detroit

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Beacon Park is hosting Mamas Circles, a casual space where any mom can make new friends, swap tips, ask questions and just vent with other moms who get it. When mamas and their babes get together, magic happens. Come see the magic (and a little bit of mayhem) and leave with a few new friends. This class is FREE and OPEN to the public. Please use the registration link to sign up – **COVID-19 Safety** 1. Please stay home if you feel sick 2. Mask required for unvaccinated individuals 3. Frequently use hand washing stations, bathrooms, or sanitizer 5867472591

2021 Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition

Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 2

The 12th biennial exhibition features the work of some of Michigan’s best sculptors within a radius of 200 miles. The exhibition runs from July 10 to October 2, 2021. For more information and to view the virtual exhibition go to 989-964-7125

Digital Exhibitions: The New Freedom Fighters: Women and Nonviolent Resistance and Borderlands Under Fire Online

Through Dec. 17, 12 p.m.

While the Stamelos Gallery Center remains closed to the public, we are pleased to announce two digital exhibitions by Chicago-based artist, Kristin Anahit Cass. Her art explores the intensely personal spaces where our lives intersect, considering underlying questions of social justice and human rights. The New Freedom Fighters: Women and Nonviolent Resistance project explores the often unrecognized role that women play in the survival and evolution of cultures and communities. Borderlands Under Fire exposes the world of a frozen conflict and documents the effects of state-sponsored violence on daily life in the frontier villages of Armenia.

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 6
The Henry Ford Museum 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn Greater Dearborn Area

Buy Tickets$25, free for members

The Henry Ford is excited to announce The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited opening inside the Gallery by General Motors in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Organized by the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI), the traveling exhibition opens June 5, 2021 through Sept. 6, 2021 and is a version of MoMI’s ongoing The Jim Henson Exhibition, on permanent view in New York City. The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited is a dynamic new visitor experience exploring Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture. This comprehensive exhibition reveals how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to life the enduringly popular worlds of The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and much more. It also includes material from Henson’s experimental film projects and his early work, presenting him as a restlessly creative performer, filmmaker, and technical innovator. The exhibition features a broad range of artifacts related to Henson’s unparalleled career, including more than 20 puppets, character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, film and television clips, behind-the-scenes footage, iconic costumes, and interactive experiences that allow visitors to try their hand at puppeteering on camera and designing a puppet character.


Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 28
Playground Detroit 2845 Gratiot Ave., Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Volleyball Leagues with Come Play Detroit at Beacon Park

Tuesdays, 6-10 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31
Beacon Park 1903 Grand River, Detroit Downtown Detroit

Volleyball Leagues with Come Play Detroit are returning to Beacon Park, so don’t miss your chance to bump, set, and spike. Please visit for the most up-to-date information *dates subject to change. All players will have their temperature taken upon arrival with a no-touch thermometer, hand sanitizer will be available on all courts/fields, volleyballs will be disinfected between games and players must wear a mask. Reminder of safety guidelines in Beacon Park 1. Stay home if you feel sick 2. Please wear a mask or face covering 3. Maintain 6ft of physical distance between others 4. Frequently use hand (313) 962-0101

Summer Drive-In at USA Hockey Arena

Through Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m.
USA Hockey Arena 14900 Beck Rd, Plymouth Greater Plymouth Area

Buy TicketsAdult-$10, Kids-$8

Summer Drive -In Movie Theater at USA Hockey Arena, Gates open at 7:30 PM, Movies Begin at Dusk (734) 453-6400

Introducing the future of Indoor Navigation!

Ongoing, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

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@ Akshath Dorai, Detroit
Introducing the ultimate shopping experience app! Mall mApp turns aimless mall visitors into goal-driven customers. This app helps shoppers by giving them turn-by-turn directions to the stores they want to visit, taking the frustration out of their mall experience. Shoppers are free to create their own routes and reach their destination without wasting any time. Based on real-time location information, each user has the option of choosing the best path through the mall, no matter how many stores they plan on visiting.

Gender Punk: A Drag Experience

Tuesdays, 10-2 a.m.
UFO Factory 2110 Trumbull Ave., Detroit Greater Detroit Area

ANYONE CAN PERFORM! All drag is valid, all genders are valid, and all expression is valid! Come show off what you’ve got at the weekly Gender Punk Drag Night! Bring out 10 or more paying customers and YOU get paid! The space is safe, the drinks are cheap, and the drag is tight. 734-945-7652

Exhibition: "Pan-African Pulp: A Commission by Meleko Mokgosi"

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

In Pan-African Pulp, Botswana-born artist Meleko Mokgosi explores the history of Pan-Africanism, the global movement to unite ethnic groups of sub-Saharan African descent. His Vertical Gallery installation, which inaugurates a new biennial commission program at UMMA, features large-scale panels inspired by African photo novels of the 1960s and ’70s, a mural examining the complexity of blackness, posters from Pan-African movements from around the world, including those founded in Detroit and Africa in the 1960s, and stories from Setswana literature. (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)

Exhibition: "Collection Ensemble" (April 2, 2019–ongoing)

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m.

"Collection Ensemble" presents the first major reinstallation of UMMA's iconic entry space in over a decade. It exchanges Alumni Memorial Hall's previous focus on European and American painting for a broad mix of American, European, African, and Asian art from across media, sampling the Museum's remarkable, disparate holdings. Featuring works of art by numerous famous and not-so-famous artists, many of them artists of color and women—including Charles Alston, Christo, Theaster Gates, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Do-Ho Suh, Kara Walker, and others, "Collection Ensemble" reimagines the collection. (734) 764-0395; (734) 764-3731 (FAX)

Live T-shirt Screen Printing

Ongoing, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Detroit Shipping Company 474 Peterboro St., Detroit Cass Corridor

Check out Armadillo Printwear at the Detroit Shipping Company, 474 Peterboro St. for a live t-shirt screen printing demonstration. Our staff is available to demonstrate and talk about the screen printing process. 313-460-8333

Let Benzinga Pay Your Car Insurance Online

Ongoing, 12 p.m.

Benzinga is looking to give back to the local community with the Let Benzinga Pay Your Car Insurance Giveaway. We were wondering if MetroTimes would be interested in featuring this event on your site? It runs until August and is free to join/enter.

The Big Picture Guided Tour

Tuesdays-Sundays, 1 p.m., Fridays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 3 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


Tuesday Specials at Kapone's

Kapone's Bar 24301 Harper, St. Clair Shores Greater St. Clair Shores Area

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Taco Tuesday $5 3 Taco's & a Margarita w/LIVE DJ Kenneth Washington 586-200-5242

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