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11/30/07

blase' splee - The Berkley Front - Fri Nov 30th

Blasé Splee
Friday November 30th 2007
The Berkley Front
3087 W. 12 Mile Rd
Berkley, MI 48072
248-547-3331
w/ Deastro & Elephantom

AIDS WOLF - Scrummage University - Sun Dec 2nd

Scrummage University
1551 Winder St. 308
detroit, Michigan 48207

Sunday December 2nd 2007
Aids Wolf
Blind Lake
Deastro

$7 at the door

Our Arab American Story - Rock Financial Showplace - Sun Dec 2nd 5pm


"Our Arab American Story" Premiere @ Rock Financial Showplace during
Flavors of the Arab World Celebration on December 2nd 2007

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Keith Famie’s look at Detroit’s Arab American community premieres a “Flavors of the Arab World: A Celeberation of Culture, Heritage & Community” on Sunday, December 2 at 5 p.m.

The premiere will accompany an evening of music, art, dance and flavors from the Arab World.

It takes place the The Diamon Center in the Rock Financial Showplace and tickets are $125, available at the Arab American National Musuem. Call (248) 869-0096 for more details.

Our Arab American Story will air commercial free on WXYZ-TV Channel 7 at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 15. It’s part of a series of hour-long documentaries Famie is producing on the various ethnic groups which settled in Detroit.

The AANM and its parent organization ACCESS figure prominently in the program;
Russell Ebeid, a member of the Museum’s National Advisory Board, is a major funder of the show.

Watch a trailer for Our Arab American Story by clicking here.

Also available is the new book from AANM - Telling our Story which details the uniqueness of the Arab American National Museum right here in Dearborn.

11/29/07

DENNIS OPPENHEIM - Hill Gallery - Thur Nov 29th



DENNIS OPPENHEIM
Models/Sculpture/Drawings
Artist Meet & Greet

Thursday November 29th
6:00 - 8:00pm

American Mars - MOCAD - Sat Dec 1st

American Mars
Saturday December, 1 2007
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
4454 Woodward Ave
Detroit, Michigan 48201
Free - NO COVER CHARGE

"American Mars will be performing during Noel Night at MOCAD as part of the 35th Annual NOEL NIGHT, which will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2007, 5:00pm - 9:30pm in Midtown. The first set will begin at 6:00 pm. The second set will begin at 8:00 pm. This special community event attracts more than 25,000 metro Detroit adults and children to sample the attractions of our university/cultural center neighborhood, while enjoying the sights, sounds and tastes of holiday and seasonal traditions."

RECORD TIME FERNDALE CLOSING SOON!


Heard from a little bird that this old school shop is closing its doors in a few weeks
Roseville to remain open but Ferndale to close soon
Must be the skyrocketing rental rates over on 9Mile Rd.
Maybe they will open another Boogie Fever or Wild Wings!
Get on over and buy some stuff so they dont have to move it all - Sad day in the motorcity

The Lion King - Detroit Opera House - Nov 29th through Jan 6



THE LION KING
November 29th - January 6th
Tickets $17.00 - $130
1526 Broadway
Detroit, Michigan 48226
(313) 961-3500

Arnez J - City Theatre - Thur-Sun Nov 29th-Dec 2nd

Arnez J
Detroit favorite, Arnez J, is rapidly becoming one of the most talked about comedians.
Television viewers may know Arnez from appearances on Showtime's "Comedy Club Network," "The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show," Comedy Central's "Make Me Laugh," Russell Simmons' "Def Comedy Jam and as the 2002 host of BET's "Comic View."

Performance Schedule:
Thursday, Nov. 29 - 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 30 - 8:30 p.m. & 11 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1 - 8:30 p.m. & 11 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2 - 7:30 p.m.

City Theatre
2301 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 471-3099

Wayne County LightFest 2007 - Hines Drive Westland - EVERY NIGHT


November 15, 2007 - January 1, 2008
No nighttime spectacle can compare to Wayne County LightFest.
With 4 1/2 miles of giant animated displays and nearly a million lights along Hines Drive, it's the Midwest's largest Holiday Light Show.
Drive through 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily, November 16-January 1 [closed Christmas Day].
Enter at Hines Drive and Merriman, 2 1/2 miles south of I-96 in Westland.
A minimum of $5 per car helps keep LightFest operating.
For more info call: 734-261-1990.

SANDWICHSEAT ROCKS


KICK ASS SHIT!

Noel Night - Detroit - Sat Dec 1st 5-9pm


35th Annual Noel Night
Saturday, December 1
5:00pm - 9:30 pm
90 artists- all area institutions including the newly renovated DIA, Detroit Science Center and others will be open to the public at no cost.
See the complete Noel Night schedule.

Flint City Handmade - The Lunch Studio - Sat Dec 1st

Flint City Handmade is a collective of crafters encouraging the community to buy local, handmade goods.

We are inspired by Handmade Detroit and affiliated with The Greater Flint Creative Alliance.

The Holiday Craft Market (Saturday, December 1 from 10am-5pm at The Lunch Studio) is our first ever event.

We hope to make it an annual tradition.
Sponsored by BUST Magazine!

Flint Handmade
Saturday December 1st
The Lunch Studio
444 Saginaw St.
FLint MI

Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran - UMMA - Through Dec 30th


Exhibitions at UMMA Off/Site
1301 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor MI

Persian Visions: Contemporary Photography from Iran
Through December 30, 2007

The first survey of contemporary Iranian photography to be presented in the United States, Persian Visions introduces the work of twenty exceptionally talented artists.

11/28/07

ALMIGHTY hits comic books stores Dec 2007


"This is an ambitious and well-crafted tale of survival, following a young girl who is just trying to survive a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Writer/artist Laroche does a wonderful job of communicating action and doesn't rely too much on exposition to let the reader know what's going on.
This is a comic told in broad action strokes that are communicated clearly without an overuse of panels slowing down the pace of the story.
There are some really intense action scenes peppered throughout, but it's action with heft because the writer does a good job of building investment in these characters.
Nicely paced, well paneled, and tightly wound, this was one heck of a frantic ride that ends on a note more tender than I expected.
Recommended. – Ambush Bug "

XG Detroit - Sat December 1st




CARNIVORA coming to CPOP Gallery - Sat Jan 12th







CARNIVORA
The Dark Art of Automobiles
The Book:
Carnivora is a shadowy place where the dark communion of flesh and machine coalesce into the 20th Century’s most influential creation-The automobile.As an indispensable extension of ourselves, this metallic doppelganger can be as dark and destructive as the men and women who drive them.Carnivora: The Dark Art of Automobiles is a chilling joyride with some of the most noir artists from the last half of the 20th century .
World Premiere - Saturday January 12th
Woodward Ave
Detroit MI
We will be giving away a copy of the book thanks to CPOP Gallery on Friday January 11th post

EVANS BLUE - The Machine Shop - Sat Dec 1st

EVANS BLUE w/ Framing Hanley, Neurosonic, No Resolve. Only $10 tickets!!
Saturday December 1st

3539 S. Dort Hwy.
Flint, MI 48507
810-715-2650

11/27/07

FREE TICKETS - Running Time - Tues Dec 4th 7:30pm








MOTORCITYBLOG EARLY POST TICKET GIVEAWAY:
In Zero has kindly offered up a pair of tickets to Running Time
from local film heroes Josh Becker and Bruce Campbell
THESE TICKETS ARE GONE!

Josh Becker’s “Running Time” highjacks the December 4th Mitten Movie Project beginning at 7:30 pm at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak.
Local Detroiter Director-writer-producer Josh Becker decided to shoot his fourth feature film, Running Time, both in real time and as one continuous shot.
It’s a technique that hasn’t been used in a feature film since Hitchcock’s Rope (1948).
Straying from the safety of a sound stage, he ventures out on location with his camera rolling.
A feat that intriguing to watch and makes a it seem like a live show.
The story pivots around and stars Bruce Campbell, local boy done well in Hollywood, as Carl just released from prison where he did five years for robbery, where he develops a plan that involves robbing a local front for the prison laundry operation.
His not-so-bright buddy Patrick (Jeremy Roberts) sets up the necessary elements for the heist, within minutes of his release from prison he sets the plan in motion.
Almost immediately on implementation, the plan starts to fail. Patrick has hired a junky, Donny (Gordon Jennison) to drive the getaway van, misidentified the model of the safe and in ultimate stupidity shoots an elderly guard during the robbery—then, things get bad.
Shot in stark black and white with a necessarily linear storyline that sums up the past as well as the present, the film moves quickly and deftly.
There are no cuts, the story is shot in real time as a continuous shot.
Check out Running Time at The Landmark Main Art Theatre
Tuesday December 4th @ 7:30pm

Dirty Calculator - OSLO - Sat Dec 1st


Dirty Calculator
Saturday Dec. 1st
1456 Woodward
Detroit
18+
Doors @ 10
presale tickets available online at paxahau.com
or in 3D at Record Time Ferndale

FREE TICKETS - John Waters at The Crofoot Ballroom - Thursday December 13th


MOTORCITYBLOG EARLY POST:
FREE TICKETS FOR JOHN WATERS @ The Crofoot
The Crofoot Ballroom and John Waters have offered up 2 pair of tickets to the GENERAL ADMISSION portion of the show - NOT THE MEET & GREET with John Waters

Click here to email us for the freebies and read below for the info on the show
This is a DO NOT MISS for any John Waters fan
THESE TICKETS ARE GONE!
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JOHN WATERS at the Crofoot Ballroom
THURSDAY DECEMBER 13
Doors at 7:30, show at 8:30
tickets: $30

Legendary filmmaker and raconteur John Waters (“Pink Flamingos,” “Hairspray,” “A Dirty Shame”) rides his sleigh full of smut once again this year, spreading the good cheer of his critically acclaimed one-man show, “A John Waters Christmas”.

Like a wayward Santa for the Christmas obsessed, Waters delivers seasonal observations as only he can imagine in a rapid-fire monologue that puts the “X” in X-mas – exploring and exploding holiday archetypes.

Mr. Waters is currently riding high on another creative wave playing the “Groom Reaper” in the CourtTV series, “Til Death Do Us Part”.

You can also see him in “This Filthy World,” the Jeff Garlin-directed film of Waters’ spoken word act that has been performed at colleges, universities and film festivals for 30 years.

And finally, following up the success of his Yuletide compilation CD “A John Waters Christmas” – an Amazon.com bestseller two years running - New Line Records and John Waters released, “A Date With John Waters” on Valentine’s Day, 2007.

With special musical guests LAVENDER DIAMOND!
7:30 doors, $30 in advance, and it's all ages.
STANDING ROOM ONLY!
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JOHN WATERS meet and greet!
THURSDAY DECEMBER 13

Doors at 6:30, show at 6:30tickets: $40 (includes admission to the show)
Get your tickets now for a special meet and greet opportunity with the legendary director JOHN WATERS! Ticket includes admission to the John Waters speaking event at the Crofoot. Starts at 6:30 sharp!

OPEN MIKE NIGHT - The Modern Exchange - Tues Nov 27th 8pm




12219 Dix-Toledo
Southgate, MI 48195
(734) 284-2547

Open Mic Night @ The Mod X
Music: 8 pm

Performers can sign up 30 minutes before show, sign up is on a first come/first serve basis
Cost: $7
$5 for performers

XD WEI - Memphis Smoke - Tues Nov 27th

XD WEI (band)- Djeto, Leo, Paul & Xiao Dong
Memphis Smoke
100 S. Main Street
Royal Oak MI
Tuesday November 27th
9pm
FREE for 21+

CALLING FOR ART-O-MAT SUBMISSIONS!!



Message from Took Gallagher of Art-O-Mat Michigan calling for Artist Submissions:

"Hello!
MY personal mission with the Michigan Art-o-mat® is to help other local artists -- and emerging artists -- to submit their art for inclusion in the Art-o-mat® Project.
And to help you in the process I am hosting "Arto-Submission Sessions".

ALL artists must submit prototypes for consideration in the Art-o-mat® Project.
I do not make the final decision on anything -- but I can help guide you in the Submission Process and show you strategies to help you to get your prototypes accepted the first time through.
Basically this is how it works: You submit 2 fully ready-to-vend prototypes to Artists in Cellophane (the parent organization for Art-o-mat®) and once you get the confirmation that your work has been accepted, you make a series of 50 ready-to-vend pieces and send them to Artists in Cellophane (AIC) for distribution to Art-o-mat® machines across the country.
Because the artpacks are going into vintage machines, there are very strict size and packaging guidelines that must be followed. I come to these Sessions with 3 unique viewpoints: Arto-Collector, Arto-Artist and Art-o-mat® Host -- and each viewpoint offers different areas to consider.
There will be no charge for the Sessions. I will show how to create artwork to meet AIC guidelines and discuss the best way to make personal connections with the people who buy art from our machines. I will supply you with 2 free "official" boxes/blocks and the cellophane to wrap them. Supplies are available for sale directly from AIC.
I am currently compiling a list of interested individuals and I would like to host our first Session during the 2nd week of December. The exact day and time are still open (the 7th, 8th, + 9th are not available)

Please contact me here at my MySpace page with the subject line "AOM Sessions". Let me know if you prefer a day/evening and give me one or two specific days of the week/weekend. The first Session will take place here in Northville.
I am also available to come to your Michigan location for a Session with your group.
I look forward to hearing from you and I am happy to answer any questions you may have!
-Took Gallagher"

MCB-VIDEO - Handmade Detroit Video Interview - Fri Nov 17th

video

Handmade Detroit Holiday Market 2007 at The Magic Stick

Here is the original posting for the event

Detroit Underground Friendly Integration - The Works - Fri Nov 30th


Detroit Underground has offered up a FREE Compilation CD for the 1st emailer
This CD has been given away - thanks!
Thanks guys!!!
Detroit Underground
Friendly Integration
The Works
1846 Michigan Ave.
Detroit MI
Friday November 30th

is some various things out from Detroit Underground:
track for tsunamii records:
the andrea parker djassault remix . out in dec, with bside by otto von schirach
released new detroit underground:
got on beatport:
DETROIT UNDERGROUND DESIGN BIENG PUBLISHED IN THIS GRAPHIC DESIGN NOVEL FROM BERLIN:http://www.NeubauModul.com/

11/26/07

Shadow Art Fair Beer Bash - Ypsi

"Saturday December 1 for 12 hours of local art, beer and music.

Also, love and good times. BRING YeR FRIENDS!
A few highlights: Special one-time only Shadow Brew that will be on tap starting at 6pm.
5 cent suggested admission donation and $1 from each Shadow Brew sale will go towards a grant fund that will be awarded to an arts-related group or individual in 2008.

The details of this grant fund have yet to be worked out, but we're very excited to be able expand our community involvement in this way.

We will have Shadow tees and posters for sale all day, featuring this edition's jackelope design. We've gotten a lot of positive feedback for this design-- big thanks to our poster winner, Jana Kleineberg!"
Official Shadow after-party will be held at the Golden Cat.
There will be flyers available at the event with the address.
Hope to see you there!"

Make sure to check out Natalie over at Zebula Designs for some cool stuff

The Sillies - New Way Bar - Fri Nov 30th


THE SILLYBILLIES
November, 30 2007
New Way Bar
Friday November 30th
Woodward Avenue
Ferndale, Michigan
$5 - 21 & up

Studio Grand Openings @ RIC (Russel Industrial Center) - Sat Dec 1st 4pm-12MN


Get on over to The RIC and check out the studios and work of 2 of detroit's best
Julie Fournier and Mark Arminski show new works with guest artist Audrey Pongracz
Michigan Hot Glas Sale and more

OVERHEADSPACE - The Painted Lady - Sat Dec 1st

OVERHEADSPACE
December, 1 2007
The Painted Lady
2930 Jacob
Hamtramck MI
$5
w/ Dismantle & Detroit Pony Express
Kick off December with ’Let There Be Rock at the Lady’

Rik from OVERHEADSPACE has given MOTORCITYBLOG a free CD for 1 lucky reader
this CD has been given away!

Sagittarius Bash - The Blind Pig - Thur Nov 29th

SAGITTARIUS BASH
FEATURING ZUMA HI-FI
BILLY THE KID
RUDY POOH
$5 / Under 21 $8.
18+Doors 9:30 p.m.

The Blind Pig
208 S. First St.
Ann Arbor MI

Take it from a Sag - these fellows know how to rock the house..get out to A2 and check them out

Sounds from the Underground - No Fun Records - The Blind Pig - Fri Nov 30th


SOUNDS FROM THEE UNDERGROUND VOL. 6
Friday November 30th
FEAT. CORONADOS, THE CONCUSSIONS, THE MELTDOWNS,SIDDHARTHA, SILVERGHOST,WITH DJ DEL AND MC SCHMIDDY
$10 / Under 21 $13.
18+ Doors 9 p.m.

Lager House Grand Re-Opening - Fri/Sat Nov 30/Dec 1st


Friday November 30th
The BEGGARS w/ the Dead Bodies, Murder Mystery & Mark Christopher

Saturday December 1st
Howard Glazer and El34 and Michael May and The Messarounds

Lager House
1254 Michigan Avenue
Corktown Detroit MI

Modest Mouse - The Masonic Temple - Sat Dec 1st


Saturday December 1st
THE MASONIC OF DETROIT
500 Temple Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201-2693
313.832.7100

A Forbidden Broadway Christmas - Gem Theatre - December


"One of Detroit's favorite holiday shows returns
with NEW material on NEW shows & celebs!"

The Gem Theatre
333 Madison Ave
Detroit MI

Box Office: (313) 963-9800

4th Annual Shop Detroit Event - Compuware Atrium - Sat Dec 1st 10am-5pm

4th Annual Shop Detroit
Saturday, December 1st, 2007
10am - 5pm

Compuware Atrium at One Campus Martius

"More than 80 Downtown and New Center retailers
Special discounts and promotions
Other special activities
Free shuttle service between Compuware and the Fisher Building all day
Coupons and a map/directory of participating stores
Validated parking in the Compuware visitors' parking deck
Free People Mover 1-day pass
Entry into the "The Ultimate Night Out" giveaway, worth more than $500

Bring nonperishable food items to benefit Forgotten Harvest"