Archive for September, 2013

  • Sunday, September 29, 2013

    5:30 PM

  • American Legion Post 346

    31775 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI (map)

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    The next YA Salsa Social is September 29th!

    The YA Salsa Social is Detroit’s biggest salsa dance party. Hosted once per month by YA Salsa, attendees have the chance to learn salsa from some of the best instructors in Metro Detroit.


    $10 at the door gets you:

    Beginner & Intermediate and On2 Salsa Lesson starting at 5:30 p.m.!

    Endless Beverages & Snacks!

    A huge wooden dance floor!

    The hottest salsa tracks spun by our volunteer guest DJ’s(Cisco,Issac)

    Two floors of dancing –

    Salsa and Cha Cha Cha upstairs,

    Latin Mix downstairs by DJ Caliente!Cash Bar! WHEN:


    All Ages welcomeKids under 16, free!Free admission for one person who brings two new guests! WHERE:

    The American Legion Post 346
    31775 Grand River Ave
    Farmington, MI

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Knights of Columbus Hall

7080 Garling Drive


      Dearborn, Heights, Michigan 48127

(The hall is on south of Warren Rd., between Outer Drive and Evergreen.)


Dance Lesson from 8pm to 9pm (A-Tango by James)

Professional Showcase by Martine and James at 9:30pm

Open Dancing from 9pm til Midnight


Ford Ballroom Dances are open to the public where everyone is welcome.

Singles and couples are invited to join us at theKnights of Columbus Hall in Dearborn Heights,where we will enjoy some lite refreshments, a 4400 sq ft wooden dance floor, and wonderful selection of ballroom dance music by Tom Walthall, the best ballroom dance party DJ. 

And we have over 150 dancer regulars.

Come join Detroit’s largest and the most fun dance party.


James Valentino started his professional career in Hip Hop with a dance group in1998.

While continuing his love of dance, James became a professional Ballroom dance teacher in 2008.

After many years of teaching at other studios, James is proud to announce the opening of his own studio….”City Style Tango”, located in Clawson, MI. 

He has created a dance environment that is new and fun.

Though he’s trained and competes in American Smooth and Rhythm, he provides many of the specialty dances such as Kizomba, Zouk, Bollywood, WCS, Salsa, Bachata and of course Argentine Tango.

The lesson will be assisted by instructor Christina Rodgers and performing with James is Martina Vegel-Davidson of Autumn Rain Productions.

Fees: Dance Admission (include dance lesson): $12.00.  (We will have Dance shoes for sale.)

Argentine Tango showdance by Martina and James Valentino

Ford Ballroom Dance Club is an Official Member of FERA

For more information please call Jenny at 313-805-8044

or email



  • Sunday, September 22, 2013   – 1:00 PM
  • 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI (map)
  • Mexican pianist, Leticia Gómez-Tagle.
    will perform in the Detroit Institute of Arts Rivera Court on September 22 at 1:00 pm.
    The program is free for residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.
    Conversation and beverages will follow at 2:00 pm in the DIA Café.
    Learn more at: website is:
    Born in Mexico City, Leticia Gómez-Tagle had her first piano lessons with Prof. Trinidad Ramos.
    By the age of thirteen she began to perform in different cities of Mexico.
    She won several prizes in national competitions in Mexico, on radio, TV, and at the University of Puebla, as well as the Sala Chopin competition, for which she was awarded a scholarship to study at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna.
    In June 2001 she received her title of Magistra Atrium at the University of Music in Vienna.


– Detroit Design Festival – art exhibits, theater, lectures, more – September 18 – 22 – 2013 –






A mural by Katie Craig was featured in the 2012 Detroit Design Festival. It was created in conjunction with the Better Blocks Project. This year's festival events will be held at venues all over town and most are free.

A mural by Katie Craig was featured in the 2012 Detroit Design Festival. 
It was created in conjunction with the Better Blocks Project.
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x – John Monaghan  -xDFP



Detroit Design Festival

Tuesday-Sunday at venues across the city, including downtown, Midtown, the Cass Corridor …
 Most events are free.
Full details:


The Detroit Design Festival 2013 – 3rd year .
 Detroit –  center of good design and creativity,.
Organized by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3),
the event will continue its mission of showcasing the city’s  design industry by offering more than 60 events.

Held at venues all over town and most are free.
Pop-ups, are also a big part of this year’s lineup.
The festival celebrates the “gray area where design meets fine art. .”
The event launched Tuesday night with a kickoff party from 6 to 10 p.m.
at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
at the College for Creative Studies (485 W. Milwaukee St.).


“Nothingtoseeness: The Visual Art of John Cage”
 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday,
Center Galleries,  College for Creative Center, 301 Frederick Douglass .


Giant balloon trees that soar high above expected crowds will be the centerpiece of Citypark,
a pop-up park near the site of the old Hudson’s store in downtown Detroit.
Creation of John Skidmore Studio.
Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday,
1206 Woodward .


“The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller,”
A film about  architect, inventor and futurist Fuller (1895-1983),
live narration by documentary filmmaker Sam Green (“The Weather Underground”)
and a performance of the film’s score by veteran indie rock band Yo La Tengo.
7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday,
Detroit Film Theatre,
Detroit Institute of Arts,
5200 Woodward. ???? sold out. ??? 

Nighttime fun

Thirty creative enterprises
restaurants – galleries – ???
Eastern Market After Dark.
Free shuttle – available ???
7-11 p.m. Thursday

For kids

Transportation design students – Center for Creative Studies
fabricated vehicles for Friday’s Cable Car Race.
The cable cars, made of foam rubber, will be raced on cables in a school parking structure.
4:15 p.m. Friday,
Ford Campus Parking Structure,
fourth floor,
201 E. Kirby Road


Entrepreneurs, artists and designers 
Light Up Livernois 
hours of art, shopping and entertainment at pop-up storefronts
3-11 p.m Friday,
Livernois Avenue between 7 Mile and 8 Mile


“String Up the Moon,”
Mashup of absurdist theater and commedia dell’arte – employs music, dance and acrobatics.

The play is based on works by two celebrated Russians:
“Diary of a Madman,” an 1835 story by Nikolai Gogol, and “Mozart and Salieri,”
an 1832 play by Alexander Pushkin.
7:30 p.m. Saturday,
Jam Handy building,
2900 E. Grand Blvd.
$15, $5 for playgoers under 30.
The show will be followed by a Russian tea.


Detroit Bike City,
group that sponsors weekly bike rides through Detroit that it calls Slow Rolls,
Saturday evening’s Slow Roll: Special Edition – tour of key festival locations.
Stops include Midtown, Corktown and Grand River Avenue.
6:30 p.m. Saturday,
Downtown Detroit Bike Shop,
1420 Fisher Fwy. Helmet,
extra bike tube and lights required.

Hanging out

Recharge your creative batteries – enjoy free coffee, snacks and WiFi in a speakeasy-like atmosphere.
8 a.m.-9 p.m.
719 Griswold)


Tell the Commerce Department – STOP – SOPA’s – making unauthorized streaming a FELONY.

 Commerce Department wants to revive one of SOPA’s worst provisions:

   making unauthorized streaming a FELONY.

Here we go again.

The Obama administration apparently hasn’t been paying close attention the past two years. Let’s put it plainly: The American people don’t want SOPA-style internet censorship. Period. 

The Commerce Dept’s Internet Policy Task Force has proposed making it a felony to stream copyrighted content (aka SOPA Section 201). 

Interpreted broadly, this proposal would apply to anyone who uploads a YouTube video of themselves covering a song without permission, a video with copyrighted music playing in the background, even your friend’s embarassing karoake performance or your family singing “Happy Birthday To You.”

The federal government wants to make streaming — including material which falls under the “public performance” category — punishable by years in prison.

As was pointed out last time they tried this, many artists depend on uploading YouTube covers to jumpstart their careers (including the young Justin Beiber…), and many others enjoy streaming creative interpretations of existing songs on their own websites or blogs. This proposal would make both subject to felony prosecution. 

The thing is, we’ve stopped them before — from SOPA to PIPA to CISPA — and we can stop them again.


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– 48th Annual Art & Apples Festival September 6-8, 2013 –

– Presented by Paint Creek Center for the Arts –

The Art & Apples Festival is the second largest juried fine arts festival in Michigan with over 285 artists, family activities, live entertainment, and great food.
Friday, September 6:  4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 7: 9:00 am – 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 8: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Rochester Park, Rochester, Michigan
(West of Main Street, north of University)
  • Artists – Over 285 artists will showcase their fine art in a variety of mediums – textiles, watercolor, woodworking, glass, pottery, jewelry and more. This year, 25% of the artists are new to the Art & Apples Festival.
  • Food – Three food courts will feed hungry festival-goers. New fare this year includes polish cuisine and barbeque goodies along with all of the familiar favorites and of course, apple pies.
  • Entertainment– Entertainment will feature both local and national acts including Rochester-area high school bands. The event also features the Oakland University Acoustic Stage.
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2013 Art & Apples Performance Schedule
  Main Stage
4:00pm – 5:00pm            Stoney Creek High School Cougar Marching Band
5:15pm – 6:00 pm           MDM Dance Project
6:30pm – 7:30pm            Jennifer Kincer
9:00am – 10:00am  Rochester Adams High School Highlander Marching Band
10:15am – 11am             Chiladogs
11:30am – 12:30pm       Deborah’s Stage Door
12:30pm – 12:45pm      Pie & Dessert Contest
1:30pm – 2:30pm            Hubbell Street Jazz
3:15pm – 4:00pm            School of Rock
4:45pm – 5:30pm            Second Street Studio of Dance
6:00pm – 7:15pm            Swing Shift Orchestra
9:30am – 10:30am          Adagio Dance Company
10:45am – 11:30am       Flint Jubilee Chorale
12:00pm – 12:45pm      Deborah’s Stage Door
12:45pm – 1:00pm        Artist Awards
1:15pm – 2:15pm            Rochester High School Falcon Marching Band
2:45pm – 3:45pm            Dymond Harding 

12:00pm – 1:00pm         Keynote Sisters
1:15pm – 1:30pm          Guardians of Harmony Barbershop Chorus
1:45pm 3:30pm              Open Mic hosted by Dessert Oasis
3:45pm – 4:45pm            Cindy Young
5:00pm – 6:00pm            Tritone Paradox
11:00am – 12:00pm       We 3 & She
12:15pm – 1:15pm         Acoustic Madness
1:30pm – 2:30pm            Drew Hill
2:45pm – 3:30pm          Motor City Saxophone Quartet

Plymouth Community
Fall Festival
Saturday, September 7, 2013  –  7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2013 –  10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
The annual Plymouth Community Fall Festival is Friday through Sunday in downtown Plymouth Some of the major events scheduled for the weekend:


On Saturday:  Royal Blackbirds, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Howling Diablos, 9-10:30 p.m.
On Sunday: Serious Jack, 4-6 p.m.
All free, at the festival stage at Kellogg Park.

On Saturday:  Dance Beat and Forever After Productions, 2-3 p.m.; Chiefettes, Saberettes and Rockets pompon squads, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
On Sunday: Midwest Tae Kwan Do, 11 a.m.-noon; Synergy Dance Academy 1-2 p.m.; O’Hare School of Dance. 2-3 p.m.
Car show:
Antiques and classics, during festival hours Saturday and Sunday. Area of Main and Penniman. Awards 2 p.m. Sunday.
Sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 528 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6695.
Main Street and Ann Arbor Trail area, – 11 a.m.-closing Saturday and Sunday.
Craft show:
9 a.m.-dusk Saturday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
Rotary Club of Plymouth A.M. spaghetti dinner :
4-8 p.m. Saturday behind E.G. Nick’s on Forest. Advance tickets, $7.50, at the festival ticket booth,
or $9 at the door. Children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult.
Plymouth Rotary Club chicken barbecue:
11 a.m.-5 p.m. (or until sold out) Sunday at Kellogg Park, with a takeout location at West Middle School. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the gate. Advance tickets available at Horton Plumbing on Main Street or at the festival ticket booth.


– NOVI – Ethnic Taste and Tune Fest –

Ethnic Taste and Tune Fest
Saturday, September 7

Ethinic Taste & Tune Fest logoFuerst Park

Celebrate the diversity of the Novi community!  Tasty treats, unique gifts, family activities. 
 Food available for purchase

Cultural diversity isa strength of the Novi community. 


Novi’s Asian population increased to nearly 16% of the population between 2000 and 2010.

The City of Novi engages the Japanese community through cultural programming, government exchanges,  

The Indian population is also actively engaged in Novi through programs and services .

Fuerst Park will play host to the annual event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Now in its fourth year, a pairof stages will run continuous entertainment


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