Check out the 2016 FREEP Film Festival starting this Thursday, March 31st!
The FREEP Film Festival is a documentary-focused festival focusing on movies with strong connections to Detroit and Michigan. Sponsored by the Detroit Free Press and Michigan.com, the festival showcases films at the Fillmore, the Detroit Film Theater at the DIA, Cinema Detroit and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit!
Check out the full schedule of film showings, film talks, film education opportunities and dance parties (that’s right dance parties) here!
Join The Albert and visit one of downtown’s poshest spots!
Interested in exploring downtown’s fabulous art scene?
Why not start with a VIP event, this Thursday from 7:00-9:00 p.m.!
The Albert, Detroit City Apartments, The Lofts of Merchants Row
Claridge House and The Ashley are partnering with David Klein Gallery
for a private viewing and wine reception of the upcoming
Kim McCarty and Rosalind Tallmadge exhibition just for downtown residents!
Come for the art and enjoy smooth jams from one of Detroit’s coolest DJs!
Plus, don’t miss this chance to meet your downtown neighbors!
Love the “Spirit of Detroit”?! Join Two James Spirits this Saturday to help them raise funds!
Do you love the “Spirit of Detroit”? Join Two James Spirits this Saturday to raise funds for The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum to help keep the spirit of Detroit’s favorite sculptor, Marshall Fredericks, alive and well!
The fundraiser is hosted by NEW GARDE, the young professionals group of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum. Event details below:
Join NEW GARDE for the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum for a fabulous evening of Detroit fun to support the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum!
Meet us in Corktown at Two James Spirits Distillery and enjoy a private tour and tasting with food sponsored by one of Corktown’s hottest restaurants and a cocktail inspired by Marshall Fredericks himself!
Plus, you could go home with one of our fabulous raffle prizes including gift cards to the hottest Detroit stores and restaurants!
All proceeds benefit the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum.
James C. Harrison Retrospective at the Detroit Design Center
Kicking-off a three-part celebration of the late artist James C. Harrison, Schmidt’s Antiques will exhibit a collection of works from the artist’s estate at The Detroit Design Center Gallery, March 18th – 20th.
Featuring assemblage and later works by Harrison, the exhibition – James C. Harrison: A Retrospective of Personal Artwork – is a fascinating glimpse into his personal and artistic world.
Born in 1925, Harrison attended Cass Tech and the Cranbrook Academy of Art before moving to New York City as a commercial artist. Harrison’s time in Detroit pre-dates the Cass Corridor Movement but his themes and use of materials speak to the development of Detroit artists in that creative, tumultuous time.
Exhibition Opening Friday, March 18th, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Exhibition Viewing Saturday, March 19th and Sunday, March 20th, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Other events in this series include a display at the Michigan Modernism Exposition April 9th and 10th and culminate with the 20th Century Michigan Artists Exhibition at Schmidt’s Antiques May 6th-15th featuring a lecture from acclaimed historian and New York Times art critic, Ken Johnson.
One thing you can count on in Detroit is change! Willys Detroit has been a Midtown favorite for the past year and half but despite doing well it’s doors will be closing come April for a new outdoors-ier tenant at 441 W. Canfield.
Filson the Seattle-based parent company of Shinola and Willys will be joining Shinola’s chic block of Canfield this spring offering quilted field vests and wool shirts perfect for long walks around Belle Isle.
Rumor has it there will be another Willys location opening in the future but don’t rely on another Detroit retail myth and go shop now before the doors close!
Monthly tours of the city with DXF and The Albert!
Residents don’t miss today’s Detroit Experience Factory tour! The Detroit People Mover and pizza? Experience the city as you never have before! Join The Albert and the Detroit Experience Factory every month for city tours downtown and beyond!
What new restaurant do you want to see on Woodward?
As we wait with for Avalon’s downtown location to open we have another new neighbor to look forward to! The soon-to-be-announced restaurant in the old Olga’s front is creating quite a bit of buzz and is talked about as “the first-of-its kind to open in Detroit and Michigan.”