The last decade has been a tricky time for Detroit. Foreclosure. Political scandal. The auto industry hit a low point, and will not be able to carry the city's economy anymore. Between 2000 and 2010, the city lost 25 percent of its population, but hope renews with college-educated young professionals ages 24-35 living downtown. That demographic has increased by 59 percent in those ten years, according to the 2010 census. The times are certainly changing. Detroit Revealed: Photographs, 2000-2010, the exhibition which runs from October 16, 2011-April 8, 2012 at the Detroit Institute of Arts, covers all angles of Detroit during the first decade of the new millennium through the cameras of eight photographers. The artists and their styles are as diverse as the city and its culture, with themes bouncing from underground youth culture to failing factories to DIY art and music. 5200 Woodward Ave. 313-833-7900. www.dia.org.
DIYpsi Aug 18 & Aug 19 at ABC Microbrewery I’ve detected an increasing amount of positive energy generating from the independent arts community of Ypsilanti over the last several years, grassroots efforts that stoke a sense of pride and celebration of the local culture scene, from First Fridays and Bona Sera, to the Threads All
If you missed Eighth Grade at Cinetopia, it’s finally officially playing this week at The State! Eighth Grade is this generation’s Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and Welcome To The Dollhouse. If you’ve wondered what adolescence in the digital age is like, this movie’s strength is capturing Generation Z middle school life—while remaining universal.
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When performing plays, actors use props, costumes and set pieces to immerse themselves in the story. Spinning Dot Theatre repertory company members Aya Aziz and Forrest Hejkal, who star in the North American premiere of Chelsea Woolley’s two-hander, The Mountain, had extra help preparing to portray children on a playground; they did some of their