Events

Ramy Essam playing guitar during a performance

Concert of Colors: Ramy Essam

  • Sat, Jul 13 , 2019
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Egypt’s Ramy Essam exploded into international fame as the real voice of the Egyptian revolution in 2011, when his songs spread like wildfire among the demonstrators.

Three singers during a performance

Concert of Colors: Toby Foyeh and Orchestra Africa

  • Sat, Jul 13 , 2019
  • 5:30 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Toby Foyeh and Orchestra Africa will perform traditional Nigerian Yoruba music, mixing African folklore with modern western elements. 

Photographs of a man and a boy at a piano

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

  • Mon, Jul 15 , 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes explores the unique vision behind the iconic jazz record label.

Decorated Drumsticks

Drop-In Workshop: Decorated Drumsticks

  • 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Tue, July 16 - Thu, July 18, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Some musical instruments produce sounds by being struck by sticks, fingers or other hard objects.

Portrait of Grace Jones smoking a cigarette against a bright red background

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

  • Tue, Jul 16 , 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This electrifying journey of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic.

Asafo flags

Thursdays at the Museum: Asafo Flags

  • Thu, Jul 18 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Every Thursday at 1 p.m. the Detroit Institute of Arts offers programs for adults 55+.

Decorated Drumsticks

Drop-In Workshop: Decorated Drumsticks

  • Fri, Jul 19 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

Some musical instruments produce sounds by being struck by sticks, fingers or other hard objects.

A few children drawing at easels

Drawing in the Galleries

  • Fri, Jul 19 , 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Ancient Middle East (1st Floor)

Explore the Arts of Ancient Middle East and create a pencil drawing to take home. 

Stefano Barone sitting and playing guitar in Kresge Court

Friday Night Live! Stefano Barone

  • 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. | Fri, July 19, 2019
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Stefano Barone is a composer, guitar player, producer, video artist, and music teacher from Naples, Italy.

Men standing and smirking, some wearing Jamaican flag colors

Babylon

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, July 19 | 7:00 & 9:30 p.m. Sat, July 20 | 4:30 p.m. Sun, July 21 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The incendiary Babylon premiered at Cannes in 1980 but went unreleased in the U.S. for "being too controversial”