Events

I Married a Monster from Outer Space

Thursdays at the Museum: I Married a Monster from Outer Space

  • Thu, Aug 23
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In this unique portrayal of domestic discord, a young man (Tom Tryon, later a best-selling author) is late to his wedding because his body has been taken over by an alien life form. The wedding takes place anyway, and while all brides and grooms have their differences, there aren’t many that can surpass these!   

Invaders From Mars (1953)

Alien Encounters: Invaders From Mars (1953)

  • Thu, Aug 23
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Here’s a movie that scared the pants off of a generation of baby boomers; when the Martians land in America’s heartland, they take over the bodies of young David’s formerly loving parents and schoolmates. The film’s stylized, expressionistic design ingeniously heightens the overall sense of paranoia and panic. 

DIA Away at the Mall at Partridge Creek

DIA Away: HomeTown Huddle

  • Thu, Aug 23
  • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

DIA Away, our mobile creativity experience, will be at the HomeTown Huddle in Hazel Park.

Robots: Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Robots: Ghost in the Shell (1995)

  • Thu, Aug 23
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In a technologically advanced future, cyber-crimes have reached epidemic proportions. Even here, the danger posed by the super-hacker known as the Puppet Master requires police work of a special nature – hence the deployment of Section 9, a law enforcement division populated by officers who are part organic and part biomechatronic – commonly known as cyborgs.

Tic Tac Toe & Other Board Games

Drop-In Workshop: Tic Tac Toe Boards

  • Fri, Aug 24
  • 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Art-Making Studio

An early variant of Tic-tac-toe was played in the Roman Empire, around the first century BCE. Use a variety of art materials to create a one-of-a-kind game board and spend many happy hours playing with friends.

Other Dimensions: Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)

Other Dimensions: Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)

  • Fri, Aug 24
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The original British TV series made its leap to the big screen in this 1965 cult favorite in which Dr. Who (Peter Cushing) activates his T.A.R.D.I.S. – a time/space machine – and together with his two granddaughters is projected to the planet Skaro, where an army of mutant robots is threatening the peaceful inhabitants.

little girl in workshop - in red

Drop-In Workshop: Sounds in Downtown

  • Fri, Aug 24
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Romulus Historical Park

Join us to create an art project at Sounds in Downtown in Romulus Historical Park. Find our workshop near the Romulus Historical Museum.

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Drawing in the Galleries - North Lawn

  • Fri, Aug 24
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - North Lawn

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

Stalker

Stalker

  • Fri, Aug 24
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Stalker is set in a devastated landscape–post-apocalyptic, or possibly post-alien invasion–known only as the Zone. A writer and a scientist are led by a "stalker" or guide to a room at its center with the power to materialize the unconscious desires of those who enter it.

Charles Mingus

Friday Night Live! A Mingus Among Us

  • Fri, Aug 24
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - North Lawn

Eight of the finest bassists in Detroit pay homage to legendary jazz bassist/composer Charles Mingus.