Monday, March 4, 2013
The Berman Center for the Performing Arts will feature student dancers from five Michigan colleges and universities this weekend.
It's only Monday, but not too early to be thinking about the weekend ahead. If you like dance, or just appreciate Michigan home-grown talent, check out today's Weekend Spotlight Today's pick: Michigan Five: Choreographer Showcase Come back to Bloomfield Patch for more events you may not want to miss this weekend, or visit our events calendar.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The deadline to apply for the exhibit, scheduled for June 28-Aug. 30 at the Birmingham-area art center, is May 20.
The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC) is currently looking for entries for the annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition — but this year, it's not just about Michigan. This year, the juried art exhibit and competition — to be held June 28-Aug. 23 at the area art center on Cranbrook — will welcome artists from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin. "We're very excited about expanding the scope of this important exhibit and are eager to see the influx of work from Michigan's neighboring states," said Annie VanGelderen, BBAC president and CEO. "Our intent, in broadening the show, is to also increase visitors to Michigan and to the BBAC. The show is scheduled for almost two months this summer to give local and traveling art lovers the …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Bloomfield Township's Maple Theater and local public libraries are where it's at for this year's most-acclaimed films.
Where will you be watching the 85th annual Academy Awards? Whether it's at the Maple Theater's 'Best Movies of 2012 Celebration' a private party, or just at home, you'll likely learn about some Oscar-nominated films you haven't yet seen. Luckily for Bloomfield-are residents, there are a few resources to turn to.To help you out, here's where you can see this year's most celebrated films in Bloomfield and Birmingham, including those nominated in the Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress categories.
Friday, February 22, 2013
The joint task force comprised of officers from the Bloomfield Township, Troy and Auburn Hills police departments earned a distinguished award from the MACP.
The Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP) recently awarded a team of investigators from the Bloomfield Township, Troy and Auburn Hills police departments with their annual award for excellence in traffic safety. The Southeast Oakland County Crash Investigation Team (SOCCIT) jointly investigate serious-injury and fatal traffic crashes in all three communities, and have had an impact on both safety and budgets, officials said. “With the loss of personnel for which the police departments of Troy, Bloomfield Township and Auburn Hills have experienced over the last few years, we have continued to provide quality service by still effectively, efficiently and professionally investigating serious and fatal accidents through this …
Leaders at the Detroit Institute of Arts express gratitude to voters for approving last fall's millage, which will help cover the museum's operating costs for the next 10 years.
When tri-county voters passed the DIA millage by overwhelming fashion in November, they demonstrated their willingness to support the arts and regional cooperation. And officials with the Detroit Insititue of Arts honored that spirit and gratitude when they recently discussed the November millage that will help cover the museum's operating costs. "I cannot tell you what an important and critical vote that was," DIA chief operating officer Annmarie Erickson said Feb. 8. "Your help really did an amazingly critical thing for the DIA." Erickson made her statement at the DIA's Crystal Ballroom as part an announcement of which Metro Detroit communities would host the next round of Inside|Out installations this spring and summer. In November, …
The next free exhibit at the art center opens March 8 and will spotlight the works of BBAC students.
If you were thinking of checking out the winter exhibits at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC), today is your last day. Friday is the last day for the four exhibits currently on display at the art center, including: The exhibits are open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and are free and open to the public. Next up: be sure to check out what BBAC students are working on in the next exhibit opening March 8, Current Student Works. Students are eligible to submit their art pieces if they've been enrolled in at least one class since Winter 2012. The entry fee is $10 per student. "I am eagerly anticipating the 2012 exhibit of BBAC Current Works showcasing the art produced by our adult students," write BBAC executive director Annie VanGelderen …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
'Passing' stars Mayowa Lisa Reynolds and follows the story of Minerva Roulhac, a woman raised by former slaves in 19th century Florida.
Wondering what's happening this weekend around Bloomfield? In today's Weekend Spotlight, we're looking at: Our pick for today: Passing: The Play Previously featured this week: Getting Married? Iroquois Club Hosting Bridal Show Sunday Come back to Bloomfield Patch for more events you may not want to miss this weekend, or visit our events calendar.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Join the fun and enjoy the show as Lahser's Theatre Program puts on its final winter musical performance before merging high schools next fall.
The Lahser Lady Knights were not the only talent on display at Lahser High School Thursday night. Dozens of students took the stage as the Lahser Theatre presented 'The Wiz'. Due to consolidation with Andover to the new Bloomfield Hills High School in 2013, this will be the students' final winter musical. The show, directed by Tina Greenlee — in her 34th year with the program, is a modern look at The Wizard of Oz in an urban setting. The audience will follow Dorothy as she embarks on her journey through Oz with her friends Scrarecrow, Tinman and the Lion. The show also includes 20 elementary and middle school students as the munchkins, and a trusted dog. Showtimes: Friday, Saturday at 7 p.m. Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for students with ID…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The parents of the Tigers' ace will be at Somerset Friday to talk about their book 'Rocks Across the Pond.'
Have a burning question for Justin Verlander but may just be a bit intimidated by his game-face stare from the pitcher's mound or his 100-plus mph fastball? Just ask his parents. Kathy and Richard Verlander will visit the Somerset Collection’s Detroit Shoppe on Friday from 4 – 7 p.m., as part of the “Detroit Baseball Day” festivities. According to a news release, the Verlanders will sign copies of their new book Rocks Across the Pond. The story is a first-hand look of the journey from aspiring baseball player to the pinnacle of success at the major-league level, from a parent's perspective. "From little league to the World Series, the book details two decades spent by the Verlanders, raising their sons Justin and Ben, who have …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
The partnership will bring world-class musicians to more than 20 American House communities in 2013.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and American House Senior Living Communities will bring individual musicians and small ensembles from the orchestra to engage with residents at over 20 American House locations in the metro Detroit area throughout 2013, officials said in a recent news release. The expanded partnership between the two will also cover a wide geographic area spanning from Roseville to Westland and Riverview to Pontiac. The DSO launched its Neighborhood Residency Initiative (NRI) in the fall of 2011. The events, comprised of orchestra concerts, chamber music, educational and social service partnerships, and senior engagement programs focused in and around six metro Detroit communities: Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Hills, …