2011 Winter/Spring Schedule
New Start Times - 7:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2011
Alberta Adams with the RJ Spangler Trio
Special Friday Evening Event /Tickets $10; FREE for Museum Members
Alberta Adams has long been the undisputed Queen of the Blues here in Detroit. Her career began in the 1930s with the likes of T-Bone Walker, Louis Jordan and Dizzy Gillespie, and she is still going strong, keeping old-school Detroit blues alive. For her Global Thursdays debut, Adams will be backed by Detroit blues staple RJ Spangler’s trio featuring Duncan McMillan on keyboards and Ralph Tope on guitar. Find more on Alberta Adams at Mhttp://www.eastlawnrecords.com/artists.htm.
Museum Members enjoy FREE ADMISSION to this event; Members must reserve their FREE tickets by calling 313.582.2266. New Memberships and Membership extensions are also available by phone.
7: 30 p.m. Thursday, February 10, 2011
Freedom Riders film screening
+ panel discussion
Tickets $7/Museum Members $6
Enjoy an exclusive preview of the forthcoming PBS/American Experience documentary Freedom Riders followed by a panel discussion featuring Freedom Ride participants. From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson (Wounded Knee, The Murder of Emmett Till), Freedom Riders tells the story of more than 400 black and white Americans who risked their lives by simply traveling together on buses and trains through the Deep South to defy the segregation of Jim Crow laws. The documentary tells the powerful, harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever.
Presented in collaboration with
7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2011
An Evening with Simon Shaheen
Deftly leaping between traditional Arabic sounds, jazz, and Western classical styles, Shaheen’s soaring technique and melodic ingenuity have brought him international acclaim. He’s joined by percussionist Michel Merhej for this enchanting performance, which benefits the Arab American National Museum.
Learn more about Shaheen at http://www.simonshaheen.com
7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2011
Tickets $10/Museum Members $9
7:30-8:15 p.m. cocktail hour (cash bar)
8:20 p.m. presentations begin
Devised in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public, PechaKucha Night has turned into a massive celebration of concise creativity, with events happening in cities around the world. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat," it rests on a presentation format of 20 images in just five minutes. It’s a great experience for professional designers and aspiring creatives, as well as casual observers with an interest in what’s new.
Architects, graphic designers, industrial designers, urban planners and other creative individuals interested in presenting at this event should visit http://www.pecha-kucha.org/night/detroit/ for application information.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011
Orquesta La Inspiracion
Tickets $10/Museum Members $9
Led by veteran percussionist Ozzie Rivera and the musical directorship of Bill Myer, this 10-piece band unites veterans of Detroit’s salsa and jazz scenes to stir up a fresh approach to salsa, merengue, folkloric percussion, cumbia, and Latin Jazz. The band pays homage to the golden age of salsa – the 1970s – while also exploring new directions in hot Latin dance music. Expect a few surprises in the set as well!
Read more at http://www.lainspiracion.com/
Presented in partnership with CLAVE - Community for Latino Artists, Visionaries and Educators