Events

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Chinese Autumn Festival

  • 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Fri, Sep 20 - Sun, Sep 22, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Celebrate fall with the Chinese Autumn Festival as part of the Arts of Asia: A Year-Long Celebration.

A woman, Xiao Dong Wei, in front of a painted red brick wall

Friday Night Live! Xiao Dong Wei and Friends

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Sep 20, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Joined by musicians assembled to showcase the diversity of music from China, Xiao Dong performs as a part of the Chinese Autumn Festival.

Helado Negro standing with large, glittery wings

Friday Night Live! Helado Negro

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Sep 27, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Performing as Helado Negro, his latest recording, This is How You Smile, is a personal response to sanctioned violence towards people of color.

Filipino dancers in traditional dress holding floral garlands

Arts of Asia: Filipino Heritage Day

  • Sun, Sep 29 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Members of Southeast Michigan’s Filipino community invite the whole family to experience their arts and culture at the DIA.

Formosa Roadside Wedding troupe posing with their instruments

Friday Night Live! Formosa Roadside Wedding Banquet

  • Fri, Oct 4 , 2019
  • 7:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Detroit Film Theatre

Formosa Roadside Wedding Banquet is musical theater that celebrates joyous and food-centric Taiwanese wedding rituals

Jeremy Dutcher

Friday Night Live! Jeremy Dutcher

  • Fri, Oct 11 , 2019
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Performer, composer, musicologist and activist Jeremy Dutcher is at the forefront of what some are calling Canada’s Indigenous Renaissance.

Ashley Bathgate

Friday Night Live! Ashley Bathgate

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Oct 18, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Cellist Ashley Bathgate has made a reputation as a musician who ventures into previously uncharted areas of ground-breaking sounds and techniques.

Musicians in a small parlour

Friday Night Live! Jenny Scheinman and Allison Miller’s Parlour Game

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. Fri, Oct 25, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Two of the indie-jazz scene’s foremost instrumentalists unite on a collaboration that intermingles panoramic Americana-infused arrangements with a Brooklyn jazz pocket.

Ballet Folklorico de Detroit in traditional dress in Rivera Court

Ballet Folklorico de Detroit

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sat, Oct 26 & Sun, Oct 27, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Celebrate the Day of the Dead with special performances by Ballet Folklórico de Detroit.

Warsaw Concerto

Friday Night Live! Warsaw Concerto: 75 Years

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Nov 1, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Conceived by pianist Joseph Palazzolo to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.

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