Weekend 10 March 15-March 17

The weekend is here! Need something to do? Here’s a list of things to get into this weekend in and around Detroit.

Friday, 3/15/13

Disney on Ice Presents Dare to Dream (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Date & Time: Times vary
Price: $66 Rinkside, $51 VIP, $27 and $19 reserved
Go online to https://www.palacenet.com for ticketing information

Motor City Muse: Detroit Photographs, Then and Now (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Detroit Institute of Art

Visit https://www.dia.org for museum hours and pricing.

For more than 70 years, photographers have found inspiration for their work from the people, city streets, and automobile culture of Detroit. This exhibition includes select photographers who, through their personal vision and photographic skill, have captured subjects, past and present, specific to Detroit, its changing landscape, architecture and auto industry. Included are more than 100 photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Dave Jordano, Karin Jobst, Detroiters Nicola Kuperus, Russ Marshall and Bill Rauhauser, along with select members of the Detroit School of Automotive Photography. This exhibition has been organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Saturday, 3/16/13

Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science and Technology (Ongoing Exhibition)
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Visit https://www.thewright.org/ for museum hours and pricing.

Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science and Technology fulfills the wishes and dreams of the Museum’s founder, Dr. Charles H. Wright – himself a man of science – by teaching children of the contributions of African American scientists and inventors, and of contemporaries and career paths in the STEM fields, inspiring them to see greater possibilities for themselves, and for their contributions to the world.

Randal V. Wilson & The Chozen Few
Jazz Café at The Music Hall
8 p.m.

Randal “Velvet” Wilson is one of Detroit’s most versatile Guitarist having shared the stage with Earth, Wind & Fire, George Benson, Layla Hathaway, Joe Sample, Natalie Cole, Jeffery Osborne, Brian McKnight, Marion Meadows, Babyface, Kem, Musiq, The Commodores & Michael Franks to name a few.

For ticketing information call 313-887-8501

Black Marriage Day 2013
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
11 a.m.
$50 per couple in advance, $55 at the door.

Joining city halls, community centers, houses of worship and other institutions in 300 communities nationwide, The Wright Museum and Marriage Resource Center are joining forces to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Black Marriage Day. Black Marriage Day was first launched in Washington, D.C., by Nisa Muhammad, founder of the Wedded Bliss Foundation. This national initiative encourages African Americans to embrace an institution that has long been on the decline within this community by highlighting the deep-rooted historical role marriage has played among African Americans, as well as the reality that there are still black men and women who, day in and day out, meet, fall in love, get married, and stay together. Black Marriage Day 2013 will be held for married couples, as well as those who are engaged, seriously dating or looking to get married.

Visit https://www.thewright.org to purchase tickets.

Black Women Rock: The Diaspora Concert
Charles H. Wright Museum—General Motors Theater
7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
General Admission tickets are $25 and include donation for Sunday’s “They Say I’m Different” artist talk with a book signing by Laina Dawes, author of “What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal.”

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and the jess Care moore foundation present Black Women Rock: The Diaspora!, a live music concert and artist talk.
Featuring Ursula Rucker, Dionne Farris, Canadian rocker Saidah Baba Talibah, the Appalachian Goddess Martha Redbone, Steffanie Christi’an, the Black Women Rock Orchestra under the direction of Norma Jean Bell, sounds by DJ Stacey Hotwaxx Hale, live art by Sabrina Nelson and the BWR STARtists, and more!

For THREE STRAIGHT YEARS the concerts have been standing-room only, so get your tickets today by phone at (800) 838-3006.

Sunday 3/17/13 HAPPY ST. PATTY’S DAY!!!

Black Women Rock: They Say I’m Different Artist Talk
Charles H. Wright Museum—General Motors Theater
1:30 p.m.-3:30
Visit https://www.thewright.org for more information

St. Patrick’s Day 2013: the Tilted Kilt in Novi
Bar will open at 7 a.m. Sunday for all-day bash

Head out to the the Tilted Kilt for green beer, Irish and Scottish food offerings, Irish and Scottish music.

31st Annual Delta Art Auction, “Art for The Ages: 100 Years Of Scholarship And Service.”
DSTDFI Headquarters, 247601 West 7 Mile Road, Detroit
$30 per person

Support the 31st Annual Art Auction! The Arts and Letters Committee of the Detroit Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in association with the Minerva Education and Development Foundation, presents “Art for the Ages: 100 Years of Scholarship and Service,” a celebration of African American artists and art, on Sunday, March 17, 2013, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at DSTDFI Headquarters. Come enjoy an afternoon of fine art and entertainment while raising money to help young people achieve their dream of earning a college degree. Light refreshments will be served.
Visit https://detroitdeltas.com for more information.

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