What to do in Farmington/Hills this Week (4/7/14): Classical Piano, Puppets, Eggs, and Poetry

Riley Park in FarmingtonCheck out some of the fun arts & cultural events to look forward to in the Farmington/Farmington Hills community this week:

Monday, April 7th: Art in the Afternoon, for elementary age children at Farmington Community Library, downtown Farmington branch, from 2:00-4:00 pm. More information at 248-553-0300 x220.

Wednesday, April 9th: Professor Louis Nagel of the University of Michigan presents An Afternoon of Classical Piano, at 1:00 pm, Smith Theatre, OCC Orchard Ridge Campus, 27055 Orchard Lake Rd.

Wednesday, April 9th: The Music Student Showcase, 7:30 pm, at the Smith Theatre at Oakland Community College.

Thursday, April 10th: LollaPalooza Puppets, Kim Washington and her LollaPalooza Puppetsadorable, furry puppets will perform Cinderella, The Gingerbread Man, and various musical skits for all ages, at 7:00 pm, at the Farmington Community Library, 32737 W. 12 Mile Rd.

Friday, April 11th: The Detroit Dance Collective presents their season finale concert, “What’s New,” on April 11, at 8 pm, at the Smith Theatre, Oakland Commnity College, 27055 Orchard Lake Rd. The evening features the premiere of “Indivisible,” a theatrical, thought-provoking work choreographed by Barbara Selinger, DDC’s artistic director and award winning choreographer. “Indivisible” includes projections of historic images of the Heidelberg Project in Detroit, photographed by Bernadine Vida. 

Saturday, April 12th: Cash Mob Farmington is back at it supporting our local businesses. This week come out to GG’s Boutique starting at 10:00 am, 23338 Farmington Rd. Think SPRING, think EASTER, think about a gift for Mom! Also, just two doors down at Luigi’s Trattoria they are offering 20% off your food order if you mention the cash mob.

Spring Egg HuntSaturday, April 12th: The Farmington Area Junior Chamber will host its annual Spring Egg Hunt from 10 am to noon on Saturday, April 12 at Shiawassee Park, 32340 Shiawassee Rd. The event includes carnival games and prizes until noon. Individuals interested in attending should RSVP at fajc.org. Admission is FREE to individuals who RSVP by noon on Friday, April 11.

Saturday, April 12th: Farmington Community Library Poetry Festival, a day long event featuring mini-writing workshops, activities, speakers, and poetry readings, featuring local poets and writers J. Joseph Kane, Joy Gaines-Friedler, Kelly Fordon, Cindy Frenkel, and John F. Buckley. At the Farmington Community Library, 32737 W. 12 Mile Rd.

Now through April 22, from 8:30 am-4:30 pm: View colorfAnthony Macioceul oil paintings by Anthony Macioce, inspired by his lively Italian family heritage, at the City Gallery, Costick Center, 28600 11 Mile, in Farmington Hills.

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