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.

 

What to do in Farmington/Farmington Hills this Week (9/1/14): Farmington Musicale, Swing, Farmers, and Aviation History

Check out some of the great arts & cultural Riley Park in Farmingtonevents to look forward to in the Farmington/Farmington Hills community this week:

Wednesday, September 3rd, at 1:00 pm: Farmington Musicale presents What A Way To Go: Inspiration, Dedication and Imagination, with piano, vocal and clarinet music performed by 2014 Farmington Artist in Residence award winners Susan and Jim Nuckolls, along with Fern Barber, at the Farmington Community Library on 12 Mile in Farmington Hills.

Thursday, September 4th, at 7:30 pm: Swing Farmington takes over the Pavilion in downtown Farmington.

Saturday, September 6th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm: Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market, at the Walter E. Sundquist Pavilion in George F. Riley Park.

Saturday, September 6th, at 2:00 pm: History of Aviation, with aviation historian and model airplane collector Mike Ewing.View the model planes up close and learn how engine and airframe designs have progressed and changed through history, at the Farmington Community Library on 12 Mile in Farmington Hills.

 

What to Do in Farmington/Farmington Hills This Week (5/5/14): Fashion, Swing, Rumors, and More

Check out some of the great arts & cultural Riley Park in Farmingtonevents to look forward to in the Farmington/Farmington Hills community this week:

Tuesday, May 6th, at 10:00 am: Fabulous Farmington Fashions, a benefit for the Gov. Warner Mansion. At the Huron River Hunting and Fishing Club (22575 Farmington Road).

Wednesday, May 7th, at 1:00 pm: This ‘n Thatwith the Farmington Musicale at the Farmington Community Library (32737 W. 12 Mile Rd).

Thursday, May 8th, at 8:00 pm: Swing Farmington takes over the Pavilion downtown.

RumorsFriday, May 9th, and Saturday, May 10th at 8:00 pm: The Farmington Players present Neil Simon’s play Rumors, through May 17th. At the Barn Theater, 32332 West Twelve Mile Road.

Friday, May 9th, and Saturday, May 10th at 7:00 pm: Fauré’s Requiem, A seven movement choral Mass about the Crucifixion of Jesus, sung in Latin with orchestra and organ accompaniment. At Trinity Episcopal Church26880 La Muera Street, in Farmington Hills.

 

What to do in Farmington/Hills this Week (3/31/14): Farmington Empowered, Flutes, and the Colors of Italy

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

Farmington EmpoweredMonday, March 31st, at 6:30 pm: Farmington Empowered, a student-led anti-bullying initiative, representing students from all four high schools, and supported by Beaumont’s NoBLE ABC (No Bullying, Live Empowered Anti-Bullying Coalition), is hosting a Community Forum About Bullying at North Farmington High School.

Wednesday, April 2nd, at 1:00 pm: Flute Fusion,  the Farmington Musicale features flutists Deborah Rebeck Ash and Holly Clemans at the Farmington Community Library @ 32737 W. 12 Mile Rd.

Wednesday, April 2nd, from 5:00-7:00 pm: 29th Annual Farmington Area Arts Commission Competition, open to all high school students residing in Farmington or Farmington Hills who attend public, private, parochial or home schools. Fifteen prizes ranging from $25 to $100 will be awarded in the categories of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art, and in photography. Awards will be presented at the Art Awards Reception on May 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Costick Center. Winning pieces will be exhibited during the Festival of the Arts at the Costick Center on May 1-3. To enter, students must deliver no more than three pieces of work to the Costick Center, 28600 West Eleven Mile Road, 5-7 p.m. on April 2. More information available here.

Friday, April 4th, at 7:30 pm: The Chamber Soloists of Detroit present internationally acclaimed violinist Aaron Berofsky, joined by celebrated colleagues, fellow University of Michigan faculty violist Kathryn Votapek, Detroit Symphony Orchestra cellist Ŭna O’Riordan and pianist Pauline Martin. Tickets can be purchased by calling (586) 944-5353. At the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, 26165 Farmington Road.

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.

What to do in Farmington/Hills this week (3/17/14): Green, Macbeth, and Boogie Woogie

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

Monday, March 17th: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with beer and music at any number of restaurants and pubs around town.

Killing us softlyThursday, March 20th @ 3:00 pm: In the latest installment of her Killing Us Softly series, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising displays distorted and destructive ideas of femininity. The film explores a wide range of print and television advertisements that show a pattern of damaging gender stereotypes-images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic and unhealthy perceptions of beauty, perfection and sexuality. This event will be facilitated by Arlene Frank, Womencenter Program Coordinator. In room J-294 at Oakland Community College, Orchard Ridge.

Thursday, March 20th @ 8:00 pm: a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth opens, presented by OCC’s Orchard Ridge theater program at the Smith Theatre at Oakland Community College.

Sunday, March 23rd @ 2:00 pm: Boogie, Blues, & Ragtime musician, Matthew Ball aka “The Boogie Woogie Kid” will heat up the piano keys at The Farmington Community Library (32737 West Twelve Mile Road) for a free concert.

Sunday, March 23rd @ 2:00 pm: Wayne State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and The Guy Stern Endowment in Exile and Holocaust Studies present a talk by Thomas Kühne: “The Murderers Among Us: How We Elude and Confront Holocaust Perpetrators.” In his lecture, Kühne will explore and assess popular fantasies about and scholarly insights into the pathology and the ordinariness of Hitler’s mass murderers, showing that the Holocaust can be explained only if we render account to the full diversity of the people who committed it. At the Holocaust Memorial Center, Zekelman Family Campus, 28123 Orchard Lake Road.

Sunday, March 23rd @ 3:00 pm: The Farmington Musicale invites the public to enjoy a recital by the students whom the distinguished judges deemed the best of the best in their recent, Awards for Musical Excellence competition. The recital is at the St. John Lutheran Church on 23255 Gill Road in Farmington Hills.

What to do in Farmington/Hills this week (2/10/14)

Check out some of the fun arts events to look forward to in the Farmington/Farmington Hills community this week:

Monday, February 10th, at 6:30 PM: the Farmington Community Library at 32737 W 12 Mile Road presents the feature film The Long Walk Home, starring Whoopi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek, in celebration of Black History Month.

The Colored Car

Thursday, February 13th, at 7:00 PM: Jean Alicia Elster will be the featured speaker for a middle grade book discussion group at the Farmington Community Library at 32737 W 12 Mile Road. Elster will be discussing her work and her recently published book, The Colored Car.

AssassinsFriday, February 14th, at 8:00 PM: performance of the Assassins opens at the Farmington Players.  “This deliciously dark Stephen Sondheim musical explores the minds and motives of the nine men and women who have attempted to assassinate the President of the United States. The show uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-style portrayal of these real life assassins, from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald.

Sunday, February 16th, at 2:30 PM: The Farmington Musicale presents “Songs of Love” at the Farmington Community Library at 32737 W 12 Mile Road.