Upcoming Events

Friday, January 24

Saturday, January 25

  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join Dave Pearce, A2B2’s bee school instructor, for an overview and discussion of what it takes to get started in beekeeping, why you might want to, and what to expect. The class is an introduction to the fee-based bee school that is held at Matthaei. More info. 

     

  • 1:30pm

    Puppetry and dance are combined in this high tech show that tells the story of a famous scientist who brings a a friendly dinosaur to life.  Recommended for ages 6-11. Two shows, at 1:30 and 4pm.  More info.

  • 2:00pm

    Lauren Applebaum, Brian P. Kennedy Leadership Fellow, will discuss artist Yayoi Kusama’s journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in America during the 1960s, and concludes with the international fame she has finally achieved within the art world. Takes place in the museum's Little Theater. This lecture is part of exhibition programming for Yayoi Kusama: Fireflies on the Water.  More info.

     

Sunday, January 26

  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Oscillators are an essential building block of any synthesizer.  Assemble and solder your own square wave oscillator and test it with an amplifier.  The oscillator can be taken home to put into a case or object of your choice. This project will take the entire time to complete.

  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Dessa Cosma is a social justice activist and the founding director of Detroit Disability Power.  In this informal gallery talk, she will respond to the works of Japanese artist Mari Katayama and reflect upon her experiences and political expression as a disability activist.  Takes place in the Irving Stenn, Jr. Family Gallery of the museum.  

  • 7:00pm

    The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind celebration of the videos that time forgot, dredged up in dusty thrift stores and estate sales throughout North America. Hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities.

Monday, January 27

Tuesday, January 28

Wednesday, January 29

Thursday, January 30

  • 5:10pm - 6:30pm

    This event brings together Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack, legal scholar and practitioner Len Niehoff, and acclaimed actor John de Lancie to explore the work of the courts and the law; how the human impulse for narrative performance and drama informs the inner workings of the courtroom; and how the courtroom is represented on stage and screen.  Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series.  

  • 7:00pm

    A film director and her muse who was a student activist in the 1970s, a waitress who keeps changing jobs, an actor and an actress, all live loosely connected to each other by almost invisible threads. The narrative sheds its skin several times to reveal layer upon layer of the complexities that make up the characters’ lives.

  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Wayne State Professor Alemu Fite, PhD. discusses Ethiopia, one of the oldest countries in the world. Dr. Fite will touch on the people, culture, and historical and social contributions, as well as lessons we can learn from Ethiopia.  The evening will also include a Q & A and samples of Ethiopian coffee and snacks. This event is in partnership with Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County.            

  • 7:30pm

    Basic Training is a theatrical mix of storytelling, breakdancing, redemption and comedy. This outstanding one-man show by Kahlil Ashanti tells the true story of his hilarious experience as a member of a military entertainment troupe, Tops in Blue. Second performance, Friday Jan. 31st at 8pm. More information. 

Friday, January 31

Saturday, February 1

Sunday, February 2

  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Learn the art of screen printing using materials you can find at most craft stores. While screen printing can use specialized tools and processes, Modati Studios will show you that you don't need much more than a screen, paint, and contact paper. They will teach you how to transform your own design ideas into real world prints! Materials are provided but you are welcome to bring fabric or t-shirts to print them with your custom designs.              

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    In this hands-on program, naturalist and educator Dave Szczygiel will bring his large collection of Michigan animal skins and skulls, as well as other animal specimens. Learn how various creatures use their specialized body parts for survival and how you can recognize animal signs in the wild. Following the program there will be an optional outdoor walk to look for evidence of animals living around the Discovery Center. 

  • 7:30pm

    Michigan Theater and Nicola’s Books are hosting a conversation with Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons, the front man of the seminal hip-hop group RUN DMC and his wife of more than 25 years, Justine. Old School Love is a book to help you find the kind of soul-filling love you desire, written by a couple who has built a strong and joyful relationship amid the pressures, pitfalls, and temptations of the entertainment industry. More info.

     

Friday, February 7

Saturday, February 8

Thursday, February 20

  • 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    A diverse community of presenters representing students, alumni, staff, faculty, and industry professionals will be sharing their expertise, experience and collaborations.  Join our community as we embark on this in depth exploration of the creative process, exploring the tools and techniques that can make your vision a reality! This event runs through Sunday Feb. 23rd. More info and schedule. 

     

Saturday, February 22

Thursday, February 27

  • 7:00pm

    When Shakespeare Must Die, a Thai film adaptation of Macbeth is banned by the Thai government as a threat to national security, the film’s producer treks through the corridors of power to un-ban his Shakespearean horror movie. A dark cinematic record of democracy in action, in all its farcical, obscene and heartbreaking details 

Tuesday, March 10

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