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.



Get Your Kicks in F2H This Week!

There’s always a lot of great arts and cultural events in the Farmington/Hills community but things get taken up a notch once June hits, the weather gets warmer, and summer music season starts.

Here are KickstART farmington’s recommendations for the week of June 10th:

10 Good Reasons to See ERNEST & CELESTINE at the 2015 Greater Farmington Film Festival (and it’s FREE!)

ernest_thumb1Yes, you’ll want to see ALL the films at the 2015 Greater Farmington Film Festival but here are 10 good reasons to see Ernest & Celestine on Saturday, March 7th, at 10:30 a.m. at the Farmington Civic Theater.

1. Delight in the unlikely pairing of a bear and a mouse and what their friendship can teach us all.

2.  See an Oscar-nominated film. Ernest & Celestine was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year at the 2014 Academy Awards.

3. Hear the legendary screen actress Lauren Bacall in her final film. Bacall lends her distinctive husky voice to the character of The Grey One.

4. Watch the film and then go read the books. The film is based on books of the same name by the Belgian author and illustrator Gabrielle Vincent.

5.  Fall in love with the U.S. version and then go watch the original. Ernest & Celestine was first released in France in 2012.

6. See an animated film that is a trailblazer. Along with its twelve other awards and eleven nominations, Ernest and Celestine became the first animated film to win the 2013 Magritte Award for Best Film.

7. Experience a film that fills you with warmth. Film critic Glenn Kenny of MSN calls Ernest and Celestine  “the coziest movie you’ll likely see all year. Every frame is suffused with a fireplace kind of warmth that, for me at least, cast an immediate spell that didn’t let up.”

8. Hear a film that is filled with an all-star cast. Along with Bacall, other talented actors and actresses to lend their voices to the U.S. version include Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Megan Mulally, Nick Offerman, William H. Macy, Paul Giamatti, and Jeffrey Wright.

9. See for yourself why Ernest & Celestine has received such wide acclaim. Rotten Tomatoes, the film review aggregator, reported that 98% of critics gave the film a “fresh” rating, and called it a film that is “[s]weet and visually charming.”

10. If you are an adult, be just as charmed by the lovely and well-crafted animations as the children in the audience.  Ernest & Celestine is brought to you by the same creators of the 2004 Oscar-nominated film The Triplets of Belleville.

Along with Ernest & Celestine, we will be presenting a selection of student films entered into the PTA Reflections program.

Check out the trailer below and join us. The film is FREE!

 

Get Your Kicks: 3 Things to Do in F2H this Week (February 9, 2015): A Vintage Vinyl Valentine, a Miracle, and Frozen

KickstART farmington is committed to kicking the community in the arts and so we recommend these three cultural arts events taking place in Farmington/Farmington Hills this week:

Thursday, February 12th, 8:00 PM: Swing Farmington’s Vintage Vinyl Valentines, at St. John Lutheran Church, 23225 Gill in Farmington Hills.

frozenFriday, February 13th, 8:00 PM: Opening night of Miracle on South Division St. by the Farmington Players at the Barn Theater, 32332 W. 12 Mile Rd.

Saturday, February 14th, 2:00 PM: Frozen sing-along with Anna and Elsa at the Farmington Community Library, Farmington branch.

 

Get Your Kicks: 3 Things to Do in F2H this Week (February 2, 2015): Musicale, Free Beer, & the Red Carpet

KickstART farmington is committed to kicking the community in the arts and so we recommend these three cultural arts events taking place in Farmington/Farmington Hills this week:

Wednesday, February 4th, 1:00 PM: The Farmington Musicale presents “Our America” at the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, 26165 Farmington Rd, Farmington Hills.

Friday, Library OscarFebruary 6th, 9:30 PM: Get your classic rock fix with Free Beer performing at John Cowley & Sons in downtown Farmington.

Sunday, February 8th, 6:15 PM: Red Carpet Event, hosted by the Farmington Community Library, featuring the Oscar-nominated short films. Pre-glow begins at 6:15 pm at the Farmington branch library with films to follow at 7:30 pm at the Farmington Civic Theater.

 

Get Your Kicks: 3 Things to Do in F2H this Week (January 19, 2015): Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

KickstART farmington is committed to kicking the community in the arts and so we recommend these three cultural arts events taking place in Farmington/Farmington Hills this week:

Monday, January 19th, 9:00 AM through 4:00 PM: Martin Luther King, Jr. MLKDay events at the Farmington Community Library, including keynote presentation with LaNesha DeBardelaben from Charles H. Wright
 Museum of African American History, poet Ber-Henda Williams, and storytelling with Miz Rosie.

Tuesday, January 20th, 7:00 PM: Farmington Hills Writers’ Group, for writers of all levels and writing styles looking to improve and discuss their craft, at the Farmington Community Library on 12 Mile.

Thursday, January 22nd, 8:00 PM: Swing Farmington at St John Lutheran Church, 23225 Gill Rd. The January Lesson Series with Garret Urban is followed by open dance starting at 8:30 pm.