Detroit Institute of Arts

Location

5200 Woodward Ave.
Detroit
,
MI
48202
,
US

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Past Events

Friday
Nov
11
2016
Friday, November 11, 2016 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
We are all feeling pretty vulnerable about the election. If we are willing to stand and work together, we can and will make a positive difference. Let's eat and brainstorm at the DIA this Friday and start some trouble.
Wednesday
Mar
30
2016
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Saturday
Dec
5
2015
Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 5:30-7:30pm
5:30-7:30pm
Noel Night the annual Holiday event is filled with festivities for the entire family. In Solidarity, I'm asking for all Activists groups to come together as One. We fight against all injustices like the false imprisonment of Rev. Pinkney, Foreclosures, Water Shut-Offs, Fair Wages & Job Opportunities. It is the perfect time to have our voices heard and hope for change in the New Year. For more information contact: Marcina Cole, Activist/Organizer Observers In The Court 248.383.3595 Moratorium Now / David Sole: 313.680.5508 * Special Thanks To The Light Brigade
Saturday
Mar
21
2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
A film focusing on inventor Dean Kamen and his energy efficient vapor compression distiller which can turn an unfit water source into safe drinking water. Part of the Freep Film Festival. Tickets $10. The Green Ministry of the Congregational Church of Birmingham will be attending as a field trip. For carpooling or meal after, contact the church at 248-477-8386.
Saturday
Feb
28
2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
“Writer’s Block in the Diego Rivera Court” is an exhibition and poetry performance of work produced by incarcerated poets and artists at the Macomb Regional Correctional Facility, many of whom were sentenced to life without parole as a juvenile. The Writer’s Block is a space in prison that supports the proliferation of multitudinous voices in all their expressive forms. On view among the Detroit Industry frescos will be dozens of drawings, paintings, poems and audio recordings from the men of the Writer’s Block. From 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. their poetry will be read by family and other community members. The Diego Rivera court is located on the second level. There are more than 2,500 individuals in the US who are serving life without parole sentences for crimes committed as juveniles. The United States is the only country in the world that allows life without parole sentencing for youth. This event is free and open to the public. http://www.dia.org/calendar/event.aspx?id=4913&iid= http://www.facebook.com/events/1403364339966732/
Wednesday
May
21
2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
With a foundation in the traditional Mexican music called Son Jarocho, Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and a community-focused political message. Las Cafeteras add Afro-Caribbean marimbol and cajón, poetry in English and Spanglish, and instruments like jarana, requinto, a donkey jawbone and a wooden platform called the Tarima to create a sound uniquely their own. https://YouTube.com/watch?v=lQsJniWQadM via (MeetUp)[http://www.meetup.com/spanish-50/events/184467082/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=184467082&_af=event] “Best Latin Alternative Band -2013” – LA Weekly “Creative, Socially Conscious, it’s perfect”- NPR “Urgent, relevant music” – BBC Born in the streets of Los Angeles, Las Cafeteras are immigrant children who are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories with what LA Timeshas called a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … Live, they’re magnetic.” Las Cafeteras have taken the music scene by storm with their infectious live performances and have crossed-genre and musical borders, playing with bands such as Mexican icons Caifanes, Lila Downs, Colombian superstar Juanes, Los Angeles legends Ozomatli, folk/indie favorites Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and most recently with Talib Kweli. The sound of Las Cafeterasis brought to life by the eclectic instrumentation used, which include jarana’s, requinto, a donkey jawbone, a West African bass instrument called the Marimbol, cajón, and a wooden platform called the Tarima used to dance Zapateado. TO MAKE A LONG STORY LONGER … Las Cafeteras formed as a band in 2008 with the purpose of documenting the histories of their neighborhoods through music. As musicians, they started as students of the Eastside Café, a Zapatista inspired community space in East Los Angeles where they were influenced by the culture, storytelling, and poetic music of Son Jarocho, a traditional music from Veracruz, Mexico. Their namesake derives from the organization where they took classes, the Eastside Café. However, to honor women and challenge masculine language, they feminized their group name by calling themselves, Las Cafeteras, rather than Los Cafeteros. Their debut studio album “It’s Time” has received great reviews across the country and has featured on BBC, NPR, KCRW & the LA Times.
Thursday
Mar
20
2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12:30pm through Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 5pm
12:30pm through Sunday, March 23 at 5pm
The inaugural Freep Film Festival will showcase Detroit and Michigan-themed documentaries, along with film discussions, panels and a few other surprises. The curtain rises March 20-23 at the Fillmore Detroit and the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts. We've just begun announcing pieces of our lineup. The latest films to join the schedule will be included in the "News" and "Films and Schedule" sections. The Freep Film Festival will showcase films that are about or relevant to Detroit, the region and Michigan in the hopes of fostering engagement and discussion about the issues and challenges we face while at the same time celebrating what makes us unique.
Saturday
Jan
11
2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 3-6pm
3-6pm
Please join Friends of the Detroit Film Theatre for An Affair to Remember, a strolling dinner January 11, 2014 to celebrate the DFT's 40th Anniversary Rivera Court (enter via DFT entrance on John R) 6:00 p.m.: Enjoy cocktails (open bar), hors d'oeuvres and live music 7:00-9:00: strolling dinner: beef tenderloin carving station, mashed potato martini station, roasted vegetables with various sauces of your choice, dessert table, coffee, etc. 9:00: champagne and reserved seating in the DFT balcony for the 9:30 p.m. film Valet parking will be available at John R circle driveway. Proceeds of from An Affair to Remember benefit the Friends of Detroit Film Theatre. Tickets are $150 and are $67 tax-deductible. Friends of Detroit Film Theatre helps support the DFT film series, maintain the DIA's historic Auditorium, and preserve the museum's collection of rare film posters, photographs and related materials. http://www.facebook.com/events/1449483371942310/
Saturday
Dec
7
2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 2:30-5:30pm
2:30-5:30pm
Action will be at DIA and Midtown, but we will meet at Mike's place at 5:30, at 605 Edison 48202. http://www.facebook.com/events/446179668821943/
Wednesday
Oct
30
2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 7:15-8pm
7:15-8pm
A fun photo shoot out front of the DIA with some anti EM messaging. Bring a Halloween mask and a flashlight for a "blair witch" style photo as well.