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Family Performance: Armor Demonstration

Friday January 20 - Sunday January 22

  • For Everyone
  • Family Friendly
Why armor? Who wore it and why are there so many different types? Join us for a step back in time with the Michigan Entertainment Renaissance Curiosities Society (MERCS), a live-steel fight group employing period clothing and weaponry to offer a lively glimpse of arms and armor in the Renaissance.
Location: Great Hall


Fri,   Jan 20, 7:45 pm
Sat,  Jan 21, 1:00 pm; 3:00 pm
Sun, Jan. 22, 11 a.m., 2 p.m., & 4 p.m.

Drop-In Workshop: Tapestry Weaving
Noon–4 p.m.
(12 and under must be with an adult)
The art of weaving dates back thousands of years and has been practiced by many cultures throughout the world. Use cardboard looms and colorful yarn as you learn more about this ancient art form.    
*Intended for ages 5 and older.

Drawing in the Galleries for Adults and Youth
Noon–4 p.m.
(Ages 6 and older, children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult)
Artist/instructors help participants create pencil drawings to take home. No experience necessary; materials provided.
Location: See the This Week at the DIA handout at any Information Desk.

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