Get Your Kicks in F2H This Week! (7.22.19)

There’s always a lot of great arts and cultural events in the Farmington/Hills community and this week is no exception.

Here are KickstART farmington’s recommendations for the week of July 22nd:

  • Enjoy Kids Gone Creative, an exhibition of artwork from the 2019 Summer Art Camps, at the City Gallery at the Costick Center through August 2nd, open weekdays.
  • Lunch Beats in Riley Park, featuring John Latini, who personifies the best that the heartland, and especially Michigan’s righteous rock history, have to offer: an honest, straight-ahead, no-nonsense commitment to real songs about real people. July 24th at noon in Riley Park.
  • Family Fun in Riley Park, featuring magician and entertainer, Cameron Zvara! Cameron’s show is filled with magic, comedy, juggling, stunts, music and audience participation. July 24th at 7 pm in Riley Park.
  • The FCB Big Band, a hand-picked group of jazz musicians who specialize in the sounds of the big band era—Basie, Ellington, Miller, Dorsey and more, performs at Stars in the Park. July 25th at 7:00 pm Thursday at the Heritage Park Amphitheater.
  • Billy Mack and the Juke Joint Johnnies guarantee a night filled with boppin’, rockin’, two-steppin’, swing dancin’ and outrageous fun at Rhythms in Riley Park. July 26th at 7:00 pm in Riley Park.
  • The 2019 Bèl Bagay Lakay Festival, a celebration of Haitian culture through art, crafts, food, dance and music, begins on Saturday evening, July 27th, at 6:00 pm at Riley Park and concludes on Sunday night, July 28th, at 10:00 pm.
  • Grab a movie and popcorn at the Farmington Civic Theater. This week’s schedule (Monday-Thursday) includes PavarottiRocketmanLate Night, and Aladdin.

Get Your Kicks in F2H This Week! (7.15.19)

There’s always a lot of great arts and cultural events in the Farmington/Hills community and this week is no exception.

Here are KickstART farmington’s recommendations for the week of July 15th:

  • Detroit Unseen: Inside the Extraordinary Ruins of Detroit, a presentation by photographer Bob Huston who has been capturing images of Detroit’s historic and forgotten structures for nearly ten years. July 16th at 7 pm at the Farmington Community Library (main branch on 12 Mile)
  • Lunch Beats in Riley Park, featuring Al Carmichael, an accomplished guitarist and songwriter, he scored a #1 country hit with “What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am” recorded by Lee Roy Parnell and has also received a Detroit music award. July 17th at noon in Riley Park
  • High School Music Night, including vocalists Mia Hall Whitener, Sarah Reddypogu, Hannah Reddypogu, and 2018 Miss Farmington Megan Cromwell, plus several members of the School of Rock Farmington House Band, who will play in varied ensembles featuring acoustic, psychedelic rock, and emo indie punk, at Stars in the ParkJuly 18th at 7:00 pm Thursday at the Heritage Park Amphitheater
  • KickstART Farmington presents a Pop-Up Art Exhibition, featuring the work of Aj Cooke. July 18-21st at 33304 Grand River Ave., with an opening reception on Thursday, July 18th from 7:00-9:00 pm
  • Greater Farmington Founders Festival, featuring music, family fun, Farmington Fido Fest, parade, vintage market, and more. July 18-21st in Shiawassee Park
  • The Skye Island Band, six masterful musicians with their heads in jazz and their hearts in soul, perform at Rhythms in Riley ParkJuly 19th at 7:00 pm in Riley Park
  • Grab a movie and popcorn at the Farmington Civic Theater. This week’s schedule (Monday-Thursday) includes A Dog’s JourneyRocketmanLate Night, and Pokemon: Detective Pikachu.

Get Your Kicks in F2H This Week! (7.8.19)

There’s always a lot of great arts and cultural events in the Farmington/Hills community and this week is no exception.

Here are KickstART farmington’s recommendations for the week of July 8th:

  • Lunch Beats in Riley Park, featuring Maggie McCabe, an award winning musician who has made her mark on the Detroit music scene for over 20 years with a blend of Soul, Americana, acoustic rock and blues. July 10th at noon in Riley Park
  • Family Fun in Riley Park, featuring Ralph’s World. Ralph engages his young fans with activity songs, story songs, dancing songs, and a healthy dose of pure silliness. July 10th at 7 pm in Riley Park
  • Grizzly Goat, performs their blend of folk-rock spanning the entire breadth of the Americana genre at Stars in the ParkJuly 11th at 7:00 pm Thursday at the Heritage Park Amphitheater
  • The Motown Eagles, a tribute to the music of the Eagles, perform at Rhythms in Riley ParkJuly 12th at 7:00 pm in Riley Park
  • Matthew Ball, The Boogie Woogie Kid, performs a family-friendly program of boogie, blues, ragtime and song favorites from the Swing Era – 20s 30s and 40s . July 14th at 3 pm at the Farmington Community Library (main branch on 12 Mile)
  • Grab a movie and popcorn at the Farmington Civic Theater. This week’s schedule (Monday-Thursday) includes Godzilla: King of the Monsters, RocketmanLate Night, and Pokemon: Detective Pikachu.

Get Your Kicks in F2H This Week! (7.1.19)

There’s always a lot of great arts and cultural events in the Farmington/Hills community and this week is no exception.

Here are KickstART farmington’s recommendations for the week of July 1st:

  • Enjoy art by Debbie Lim, exhibiting a collection of her colored pencil drawings that relate to the Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui at the Costick Center Gallery through July 5, open weekdays.
  • Lunch Beats in Riley Park, featuring Mark Reitenga, who performs with a “welcome to my living room” attitude and musical storytelling style as he delivers a large variety of popular songs from the likes of America, The Beatles, Paul Simon and Van Morrison. July 3rd at noon in Riley Park
  • Happy 4th of July! Enjoy a parade and fun with family and friends!
  • Catch Major Dudes at Rhythms in Riley Park, with their tight arrangements, sizzling solos, and strong vocals that capture the challenging melodies and harmonies of Steely Dan’s classic music. July 5th at 7:00 pm in Riley Park
  • Grab a movie and popcorn at the Farmington Civic Theater. This week’s schedule (Monday-Thursday) includes Dark Phoenix, Late Night, and Pokemon: Detective Pikachu.

Get Your Kicks in F2H this Week! (6.24.19)

There’s always a lot of great arts and cultural events in the Farmington/Hills community and this week is no exception.

Here are KickstART farmington’s recommendations for the week of June 24th:

  • Enjoy art by Debbie Lim, exhibiting a collection of her colored pencil drawings that relate to the Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui at the Costick Center Gallery through July 5, open weekdays.
  • Singer Matt Watroba leads an evening of song in a powerful experience that nurtures body and soul and strengthens our community. June 25th at 7 pm at the Farmington Community Library (main branch on 12 Mile)
  • Lunch Beats in Riley Park, featuring Sami Mei, a vibrant singer/songwriter whose style blends pop and rock with touches of jazz and soul. June 26th at noon in Riley Park
  • An Indian Musical Extravaganza by Jai Ho takes place at Stars in the ParkJune 27th at 7:00 pm Thursday at the Heritage Park Amphitheater
  • Dig the Beatles? Check out Dig a Phony at Rhythms in Riley Park, presenting the music of the Beatles, without the wigs. June 28th at 7:00 pm in Riley Park
  • The Terra Voce Ensemble (violin, cello, clarinet and piano) will perform works by American composers including George Gershwin, John Williams (arrangement of “Simple Gifts” by Aaron Copland), Carlos Gian Menotti, Scott Joplin, Jackson Berkey, and others. June 30th at 3 pm at the Farmington Community Library (main branch on 12 Mile)
  • Grab a movie and popcorn at the Farmington Civic Theater. This week’s schedule (Monday-Thursday) includes blockbuster Avengers: Endgame, The Intruder, and A Dog’s Journey.



Calling all Muralists!

The Farmington DDA has issued a Call for Art, requesting proposals for a mural inspired by the 80th year of the historic Farmington Civic Theater in Downtown Farmington.  Artists may draw inspiration from the venue through the theme “80 Years of Cinema.” 

Submissions are due July 1, 2019.