The life and times of Detroit activist Grace Lee Boggs is documented in American Revolutionary, screening this weekend in the DFT as part of the Freep Film Festival.
DETROIT FILM THEATRE
Freep Film Festival
Thursday – Sunday
The new Freep Film Festival will feature Detroit and Michigan-focused docs, screeninga dozen films over its four-day run. The event is being produced by the Detroit Free Press and Detroit Media Partnership, in conjunction with the Detroit Film Theatre and the Fillmore Detroit. Visit the DFT website for further program information, including film descriptions, show dates and times, and ticket information or visit the festival website.
Samurai: Beyond the Sword
Through June 1, 2014
Samurai: Beyond the Sword will be a rare opportunity to experience the world of the Japanese Samurai. Moving beyond the stereotype of the warrior, the exhibition explores the role of the military arts and the importance of Samurai engagement in the cultural, spiritual, and art worlds of their time. In Detroit, the exhibition is generously supported by Toyota, DENSO International America, Inc., E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and Yazaki North America, Inc. Special Exhibition South, 2nd level. $ read more
In the shop you will find a wide variety of items representing Japanese culture including decorative helmets, jewelry, textiles, dolls, housewares and more. The shop is located on the second floor of the museum, at the exit of the exhibition space (no ticket required to shop.)
ESPECIALLY FOR FAMILIES
Detroit Yoshinkan Aikido
Saturday at 1 p.m.
Please join the members of the Shugyokan Dojo as they demonstrate the Japanese Martial Art of Yoshinkan Aikido. Great Hall, 2nd level
Storyteller Performance: Kuniko Yamamoto
Sunday at 1 & 3 p.m.
Charming folktales are combined with traditional musical instruments, masks, origami and mime to create a storytelling experience that will portray the culture and moral perspective of Japan. Lecture Hallt, 1st level
Friday Night Live!: The Hughes/Smith Quintet
Friday at 7 & 8:30 p.m.
The Hughes/Smith Quintet is spearheaded by saxophonist James Hughes & trumpeter Jimmy Smith, and features the rhythm section of Phil Kelly, Takashi Iio and Nate Winn. Rivera Court, 2nd level. read more
Sunday Music Bar: Mick Dobday
Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
Pianist Mick Dobday. Kresge Court, 1st level
IN THE GALLERIES
Let Me Show You What I Saw: American Views on City and Country, 1912-1963 Through June 29, 2014
Works by artists who used time of day, season, weather, lighting and shadows to trigger suggestive moods, tones and atmospheres. Schwartz Galleries of Prints and Drawings,1st level.
Foto Europa Through April 27, 2014
Since 1839 Europe has continued to be a center for progressive ideas and experimentation in photography. Albert and Peggy de Salle Gallery of Photography, 1st level.
Scrolls Friday from 6-9 p.m.
Make your own scroll out of simple materials to take home. Webber Education Wing, 1st level
Drawing in the Galleries
Artist/instructors help participants create drawings to take home. read more
Adults Friday, 6-9 p.m., Era of Revolution and British, 3rd level
Youth & Adults Friday, 6-9 p.m., Modern and Contemporary, 2nd level
Youth and Adults
Sunday, Noon-4 p.m., Great Hall, 2nd level
Miniature Paper Hats Saturday from Noon-4 p.m.
Create a miniature paper hat using a variety of art-making materials. Webber Education Wing, 1st level
Watercolor Postcards Sunday from Noon-4 p.m.
Use watercolor paints to create postcards of your own designs. Webber Education Wing, 1st level