Events

Drop-In Workshop: Winter Village

Drop-In Workshop: Winter Village

  • 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thu, Dec 26 | 12:00 - 9:00 p.m. Fri, Dec 27 | 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sat, Dec 28 | 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sun, Dec 29 | 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Mon, Dec 30 | 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tues, Dec 31, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Friends and family, food and drinks, ice skating and shopping are some things that might come to mind when you think about a winter village.

Large, odd shaped house with a face

Tea-Time Theatre: Howl’s Moving Castle

  • Thu, Dec 26 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

On a quest to break a spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure.

Eggs with some boxtrolls behind them

Tea-Time Theatre: The Boxtrolls

  • Fri, Dec 27 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Orphaned at infancy, Eggs was raised by Boxtrolls, underground dwellers who scavenge the streets of Cheesebridge by night.

A woman drawing in a gallery

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Dec 27 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Dutch Golden Age (3rd Floor)

Create a pencil drawing to take home while taking a closer look at the collection.

European: Medieval & Renaissance

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sat, Dec 28 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Islamic World (1st Floor)

Create a pencil drawing to take home while taking a closer look at the collection.

A young girl being watched by toys in a bookstore

Tea-Time Theatre: Eleanor’s Secret

  • Sat, Dec 28 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Eleanor’s Secret is a beautifully designed, rollicking adventure in which a boy’s newfound ability to read not only sets his imagination free, but saves the day!

A woman drawing in the American galleries

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Sun, Dec 29 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - American (2nd Floor)

Create a pencil drawing to take home while taking a closer look at the collection.

Two dozen Marionette Dolls standing in rows

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre presents A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanzaa

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sun, Dec 29 & Mon, Dec 30, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

An adaptation of Dickens' classic with Old World accents and New World inclusiveness. A surprising and delightful blend of English, Jewish, African, American and Czech winter rituals, customs and holiday songs are woven in...

Traditional Looney Tunes, "That's All Folks!" title card

New Year’s Eve Matinee: Looney Tunes Classics

  • Tue, Dec 31 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This special New Year’s Eve edition of DFT Family will delight audiences of all ages as we unspool some of the best and most hilarious Warner Bros. Looney Tunes shorts.

Winter Counts

Drop-In Workshop: Winter Counts

  • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Thu, Jan 2 | 12:00 - 9:00 p.m. Fri, Jan 3 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sat, Jan 4 & Sun, Jan 5, 2020
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art Making Studio

A winter count was used by Native American communities of the Northern Great Plains to record their histories and to keep track of the passage of years.