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Best of the rest, week of June 19

June 19, 2014

By Mary Lendzion, Detroit Free Press

June 19--Arts and Acts blends art, literature, music

A variety of art, film, theater, literature, music and food events are being wrapped into one package for Arts and Acts in downtown Northville.

The event benefits the Northville Art House and features Art in the Sun, which is a juried fine-art show with work by more than 60 artists; the Reel Michigan Film Festival at Marquis Theatre; the Sandbox Play Festival produced by Tipping Point Theatre, and the Short on Words Literary Contest.

There also will be musical entertainment, children's activities and the premiere of the Northville Art House Chalk Festival.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Noon-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Main and Center streets, downtown Northville. Northville Art House: 248-344-0497 or

DIA features Bruce Weber'sDetroit photos

The Detroit Institute of Arts and Conde Nast have joined to present "Detroit -- Bruce Weber," an exhibit featuring about 80 photographs of people, places and sights of Detroit by the popular photographer and filmmaker.

Included are images of activist Grace Lee Boggs, Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, the Detroit chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, the Kronk Gym, Belle Isle and the Raven nightclub. The exhibit runs Friday through Sept. 7.

Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Detroit. 313-833-7977 Free for tri-county residents and DIA members. For others: $8, $6 ages 62 and older, $4 ages 6?17.

Springfed Arts summer fiesta

Margaritas and Mexican cuisine are on the menu for the Springfed Arts Songwriter Showcase and Summer Fiesta.

The event by Zumba Mexican Grille and On the Rocks Detroit is hosted by John D. Lamb of Springfed Arts, which was designed to educate and inspire people in the writing of prose, song and more. It will benefit Springfed Arts scholarships.

Ready to share acoustic performances are John D. Lamb, Emily Rose, Marlon Morton, Audra Kubat, Carmel Liburdi, Derek Daniel, Duane Harlick, Michelle Held, Greater Alexander, Amy Saari and Mike Galbraith.

The chips and salsa bar? It's free.

5-11 p.m. Tuesday, Zumba Mexican Grille, 304 N. Main St., Royal Oak. Suggested donation is $5.

Detroit Artists Market Garden Party and sale

Paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, glass, ceramics and other art by more than 125 established and emerging artists will be on display for the Garden Party and Art Sale presented by the Detroit Artists Market.

In addition, the Barrel Brothers' Street Band will perform, and appetizers and sweets by Slows Bar BQ, Motor City Brewing Works, Mudgie's Authentic Artisan Deli and Union Street will be served.

4-8 p.m. Thursday, Josephine F. Ford Sculpture Garden on the Walter and Josephine Ford Campus of the College for Creative Studies, 201 E. Kirby, Detroit. 313-832-8540 or Admission is by membership, which is available at the door for $20-$100.


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