Black History Month 2018

Celebrate Black History Month at the DIA with a full month of programming celebrating black creativity and artists. Please join us as we honor African American artistic creativity with learning, entertainment, and extended hours encompassing the theme of movement in the African American community and Detroit.

Friday, February 2

9 a.m.-2 a.m.: 17 Hours Celebrating Black Creativity, Various

7 p.m.: U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

9 p.m.: Friday Night Live! Mahogany Jones, Rivera Court

Saturday, February 3

2 p.m.: Puppet Performance: "Can You Spell Harlem?", Rivera Court

7 & 9:30 p.m.: Detroit Film Theatre: "Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta' Be Me", Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

Sunday, February 4

2 p.m.: Puppet Performance: "Can You Spell Harlem?", Rivera Court

2 & 4:30 p.m.: Detroit Film Theatre: "Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta' Be Me", Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

2 p.m.: The 26th Annual Alain Locke Awards, Lecture Hall

Friday, February 9

CANCELLED: Friday Night Live! Music of J Dilla, Rivera Court

Saturday, February 10

2 p.m.: Family Performance: Cecilia Sharp & Urban Stringz II Youth Ensemble Perform Music by J Dilla, Rivera Court

Friday, February 16

7 & 8:30 p.m.: Friday Night Live! Marion Hayden and the Middle Passage Exiles: Protest - Jazz and the Roots of Hip Hop, Rivera Court

Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18

12-4 p.m.: Artist Demonstration: The Happy Heart, Prentis Court

Friday, February 23

7 & 8:30 p.m.: Friday Night Live! Charenée Wade, Rivera Court

 

Black History Month programs are made possible by the generous support of Arn and Nancy Tellem.