Events

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Detroit Dance City Festival - Summer Stage

  • Sat, Aug 19
  • 1:30 PM
  • DIA Rivera Court

Share your love of dance in the city with performances by dancers, musicians, and performance artists.

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Detroit Dance City Festival - Dance Film Fest

  • Sat, Aug 19
  • 3:00 PM
  • DIA Lecture Hall

Curated by ArtLab J, this film fest features works by choreographers and filmmakers who are interested in working at the intersection of film and movement.

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Detroit Dance City Festival - Summer Stage

  • Sun, Aug 20
  • 1:30 PM
  • DIA Rivera Court

Share your love of dance in the city with performances by dancers, musicians, and performance artists.

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Detroit Dance City Festival Celebrations!

  • Sun, Aug 20
  • 6:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

A VIP reception and featured performance will celebrate the closing of three days of dance in Detroit. Please visit detroitdancecityfestival.com for ticketing information.

Special Event: Hot in Havana

Hot in Havana

  • Thu, Sep 7
  • 7:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Join us for this special fundraising event, hosted by the DIA's Friends of African and African American Art.

Minds on Art

Minds on Art

  • Mondays thru Tuesdays, Mon, Sep 11 until Wed, Oct 11
  • 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Minds on Art, in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association of MI, Greater Michigan Chapter, is a free five-week art-based program for people living with memory loss and their caregivers.

Scarab Club

FJC Summer Social and Annual Meeting

  • Thu, Sep 14
  • 6:00 PM
  • Scarab Club

Enjoy appetizers, open bar and brief remarks at 6 p.m. at the Scarab Club, then cocktails and hors d’ouevres in the DIA’s Prentis Court, followed by speakers Steven Ross, Draymond Green & Dan Gilbert in the DFT auditorium. 

Shade Composition by Rashaad Newsome

DLECTRICITY: Shade Composition

  • Sat, Sep 23
  • 8:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Shade Composition, Rashaad Newsome’s critically acclaimed performance artwork concludes the DLECTRICITY festival at the DIA's Detroit Film Theatre.

Arts & Health Symposium

Arts & Health Symposium

  • Tue, Sep 26
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

This one-day conference highlights programs and research that use the arts to improve patient outcomes.This year's symposium will focus on "building your toolkit" to implement arts programs and research in a healthcare setting.

"The D" Premiere Party

"The D" Premiere Party

  • Thu, Sep 28
  • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Celebrate the premiere of "The D," by Grammy-winner Allee Willis.