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September 2019

THICKET: MELANIE JANISSE-BARLOW, with special guests LYNN CRAWFORD, ANNA VITALE + LETO RANKINE

September 22, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thicket is a masterful book. Stories, images, dreams, ideas, and elements of dailiness weave through and nestle within Janisse-Barlow’s gorgeous, and absorbing, stanzas. I read and re-read these poems, finding something new each time. As the poet herself observes: ‘Pass us over and we can slip back and forth unannounced.

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Performance: Martin Creed

September 26, 2019 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

PERFORMANCE — Martin Creed: Getting Changed

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Film + Talk + Music: RUDEBOY

September 28, 2019 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

FILM + TALK + MUSIC: RUDEBOY

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RUDEBOY Detroit premiere screening and Q+A with DON LETTS

September 28, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Combining archive footage, interviews, and drama, RUDEBOY tells the story of Trojan Records by placing it at the heart of a cultural revolution that unfolded in the council estates and dance floors of late 60’s and early 70’ Britain, and how that period of immigration and innovation transformed popular music and culture.

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THIS MORNING A DJ SAVED MY LIFE: DELANO SMITH

September 29, 2019 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

These daytime parties feature great music, food, cocktails, art, and coffee all in one place. Join us for DJ Delano Smith and food from Bandhu Gardens.

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October 2019

TALK: CARY LEVINE ON THE ART OF MIKE KELLEY

October 3, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cary Levin shares his insight into the life and work of Mike Kelley.

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MOCAD’s 13th Annual Gala + Benefit Auction

October 11, 2019 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

MOCAD's 13th Annual Gala + Benefit Auction

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INSIDEOUT (IO) LITERARY ARTS PRESENTS SCRATCH THE PAGE

October 19, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Experience the mind-blowing power of poetry during this workshop and open mic event, featuring nationally recognized writers, who work with teens from Metro Detroit to touch the stage with their original poetry and spoken word performances.

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Music: DIIV

October 19, 2019 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
DIIV

Catch DIIV at the start of their North American tour. The Brooklyn indie rockers - Zachary Cole Smith , Andrew Bailey , Colin Caulfield , and Ben Newman – are set to release their third studio album, Deceiver, on October 4 through Captured Tracks. The new album is preceded by 2012’s Oshin and 2016’s critical and fan favorite Is the Is Are. NME ranked it in the Top 10 among the “Albums of the Year” and Pitchfork’s audience voted Is the Is Are one of the “Top 50 Albums of 2016” as the outlet dubbed it, “gorgeous".

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POP-UP: NEW ARCHIVE X BAD PAPER

October 25, 2019 - October 27, 2019

A new pop-up shop with Bad Paper, a Cape Town-based multi-disciplinary artist-run publisher, and New Archive, a Grand Rapids-based independent publishing imprint.

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