Jul 14 Thursday
Michigan Radio is thrilled to partner with Back Pocket Media to bring a captivating live storytelling event featuring journalists, music and community on Thursday, July 14, 2022.
About the Event: Local Live(s) is a show that brings together journalists and locals for a night of entertainment and conversation. It’s a national storytelling event that features journalists sharing the behind-the-scenes stories of their news stories. Think of it as a podcast, but live and on stage. The theme of this Local Live(s) event is “Desire: stories about hidden motives, impossible odds and the pursuit of change”.
Journalists will share stories behind their reporting, inviting the audience into a world they’ve only observed from the outside. The result is an entertaining, captivating event that helps demystify the reporting process while bringing communities and newsrooms into a shared space.
Location and Tickets:This Local Live(s) event will take place on Thursday, July 14 at the Garage Bar in Ann Arbor. Doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:30 PM. The Garage Bar at the Pizza House offers an open-air atmosphere and is located at 618 Church St, Ann Arbor. Tickets for this live event are available on eventbrite. In-person tickets are $10 per person, with tickets to watch online priced at $5.
Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/local-lives-stories-about-desire-tickets-366838974247?
More About Local Live(s): This event is part of a national series Back Pocket Media is co-producing with local and state news organizations across the country to help bring important journalism to life. In addition to Michigan Radio, other partner news organizations during the 2022 season include ProPublica, Miami Herald, Wisconsin Watch, the Baltimore Sun, Buckeye Flame and NPR Gulf States Newsroom Collaborative.
Local Live(s) is sponsored by the Meta Journalism Project and is funded in part by the Brown Institute of Media Innovation.
Jun 24 Friday
Unlike any art museum exhibition you’ve seen, FUN will transform before your very eyes as it becomes what you — our community, our students, and our visitors — make of it.
Over the course of this exhibition, UMMA’s glass-walled Stenn gallery will become a creation space. Piles of materials and supplies will form the backdrop of a collaborative, summer-long free artists’ workshop. A place to create, experiment, glue, paint, and get messy.
Family Fun Days at Beacon Park Detroit are back by popular demand! Come to Beacon Park with the whole family to enjoy make + take activities, lawn games and crafts. Each week will feature unique themes including field day activities, music, art, and live performances, and even a back-to-school bash!
Refuel from the local food trucks or grab a bite at Beacon Park's flagship restaurant Lumen Detroit. Please feel free to bring your own chairs or picnic blankets!
The ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition is the world’s biggest library event. It brings together thousands of librarians and library staff, educators, authors, publishers, friends of libraries, trustees, special guests, and exhibitors. Attendees participate in events, hear inspiring speakers, and learn from thought leaders and colleagues at hundreds of programs and in-depth sessions.
Season subscriptions and group sales now available by calling the Tibbits box office at 517.278.6029. Single tickets go on sale April 1, 2022.
Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws becomes the subject of this hilarious musical comedy. Progress through the relationships, from awkward first dates to marital bliss, and baby talk to contemplation of divorce, with relatable songs and scenes like “Single Man Drought,” “On the Highway of Love” and “Funerals are for Dating.”
Jun 25 Saturday
Explore your science center with select exhibits altered to reduce sounds, scents, and lighting stimuli. Guests can expect a limited building capacity, pop-up activity, and map designating the sensory experiences in each exhibit.
Dates: June 25, July 30, August 27, September 24 (Last Saturday of the month)
Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Ages: Children and adults of all ages welcome with their families
Capacity: Up to 250 people in building
Admission: Regular admission prices apply. Free for members.
Beacon Park is hosting its weekly Night Markets where local vendors transform the park into a thriving marketplace and offer everything from sweet treats to stunning homemade jewelry and artwork in beautiful Downtown Detroit. The event will feature live music and is free to attend for guests of all ages.
Detroit native Robert Hurst III has enjoyed a stellar career spanning 30 years and become one of the most in-demand bassists in music, performing alongside the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Yo Yo Ma, Diana Krall, and countless others. “Hurst’s Black Current Jam features the bassist’ compelling compositions that distill an encyclopedia’s worth of African American music, including swinging post-bop, African and Caribbean influences, contemporary beats from hip hop, and more” (Mark Stryker).
Brooklyn-based and vibraphonist Joel Ross and recently awarded Rising Star Harpist in Downbeat Magazine’s 2020 Critics Poll Brandee Younger make their Paradise Jazz Series debut with a unique duo set.