The vast amount of ever-changing social networks and communities has changed interpersonal relationships by creating new opportunities for friendship and a stage for political action. Internet-based social networking communities are both helping and replacing their traditional physical counterparts. These communities have evolved from the norm and groups of people are able to identify with a niche lifestyle. Artists use countless methods to create work that addresses, interfaces with, and exists in the exhibition Imagined Communities at The Gallery Project. August 10- September 18. The Gallery Project. 215 South Fourth Ave. 734-997-7012. www.thegalleryproject.com.
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