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MOCAD Interchange Art + Dinner
The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and Library Street Collective gallery owners JJ and Anthony Curis collaborated on a remarkable event that turned their home – the Hawkins Ferry house – into a museum. Under the title “Unobstructed Views,” 39 pieces of art, all available for bids, had been installed throughout the modernist gem on the shore of Lake St. Clair. More than 200 guests ($175, $200 ticket) and their conversation invigorated both floors of the museum and the lakeside terrace. Guests included legendary sculptor Glen Michaels, who recalled creating many installations for the home’s architect Bill Kessler. Art collector Shirley Piku was another guest with specific memories.
oakland confidential HORSE RACES: Democratic aspirations of taking a majority hold on Congress after the 2018 General Election will hinge on the party’s ability to take two dozen congressional seats, which may include upsets in Michigan’s 8th and 11th Districts, according to recent rankings of 82 districts by The New York Times. The piece split the districts into eight groups to watch, based on competitiveness ...more»
08/11/2017 - Listen for the roar as the Woodward Dream Cruise officially rolls into town on Saturday, August 19, bringing with it 40,000 classic cars and more than 1 million people from all over the world, highlighted by the Birmingham Cruise Event from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on S. Old Woodward from Merrill to Lincoln, featuring 300 classic cars up close and personal.
Whether your heart goes wild for classic cars, hot rods, muscle or specialty cars, you'll get a chance to walk up and enjoy them in Birmingham on Dream Cruise Day. The Chevrolet exhibit will be located in the "triangle" area south of the iconic 555 Building, where Old Woodward meets Woodward Avenue. They will host a variety of displays and activities starting bright and early at 9 a.m., running through the end of the cruise at 9 p.m. Saturday night.
Everyone attending will enjoy seeing Corvettes, Thunderbirds, Model A's, Mustangs, Rolls-Royce and much more. New this year, car lovers can satisfy their appetite with food vendors offering fresh squeezed lemonade, hot dogs, popcorn, baked goods and frozen treats. Be sure to look for look for Passmore Popcorn, The Sweetest Gourmet, Harold's Italian Ice, Motor City Pops and Franks Etc.
Registration on event day is open to individual cars, model year 1978 and older. Individual cars can check in after 9:30 a.m. at the registration tent located at Jax Car Wash at Brown and Woodward. Day-of parking is $25 per car, based on availability, and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Can't get to downtown Birmingham? Don't fret. Both WXYZ Channel 7 and WOMC 104.3 FM will broadcast live throughout the day from Birmingham and the Chevy event respectively.
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