Saturday February 11th, 12:30 PM – 2:30PM
Detroit Institute of Arts (Kresge Court)
Are your socks developing unwanted ventilation holes? Join me for a celebration of the ancient art of sock darning. Meet me in Kresge Court (Inside the DIA) for a sock repair workshop, a snack and conversation.
Bring with you:
- a pair of socks (or a sweater) in need of some love
- 1 small spherical object like a: tennis ball, lightbulb, apple or orange
Optional (but suggested)
- yarn or perhaps some notions for sock bedazzling (a currently under appreciated art form)
- A needle large enough to use with the yarn you brought
I’ll have a couple different yarns and some spare needles too, so don’t let a shortage of supplies stop you. Remember only small (purse sized articles) are allowed in the museum, so travel light. ALSO, after I send out the invite for this event I realized that the DIA is hosting a Chinese New Year celebration this Saturday and Sunday, so lets check that out with our newly repaired socks on! Hell, if you think sock darning is dumb but wanna shoot the breeze, you’re still invited. Do it, darn it.
Find the event on facebook here. (no RSVP required)
Saturday April 2nd, Noon – 3:00pm
CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER IN FORCAST
Fisher Building, 3011 W Grand Blvd
RSVP HERE (required, due to overwhelming interest and limited capacity)
Have you ever seen something so breathtaking that you feel you must share it? You know that catching a glimpse of such a sight will restore your sense of wonder or soften the hard edges of daily life. Jack Butler, an Imagineer and CEO of Butler Graphics, has an office atop the famed Fisher Building and has made “Ambassador To the Sky” part of his job description.
Join us atop this manufactured mountain of limestone, granite and marble for a picnic and conversation!
Bring a personal picnic or something to share! Binoculars recommended.
Cassette Tape Release Party
Sunday February 21st 2016, Noon-3pm
Spread Arts (CAID) 5141 Rosa Parks, Detroit, MI
Join us for the launch of BEAUTIFUL TRESPASS and other spacial – sonic experiments. Enjoy vegan soup, bread, fruit and Lauren’s ridiculously delicious brownies.
BEAUTIFUL TRESPASS TAPE RELEASE – A cassette comprised of social – vocal mediation atop a vast traffic Island at the intersection of Davison Hwy and I-75.
SHELLS – Hazy euphonic tones of Shelley Salant
HOOKUPS – An installation by Lindsay “VIKI” Karty and Sam Hooker
GIRL NOTES – A lively reading of notes from the late 20th century by Eleni Zaharopoulos
($5 suggested donation)
Sunday September 20th / Malden Park Windsor Ontario
5:30pm (see details below)
Dust off your passport and join us for an international picnic! Lets enjoy some Canadian snacks while sitting on a hill overlooking the city of Detroit and contemplating all that the city has given us over the past season! Don’t forget your passport!
- 5:30—meet up somewhere in Detroit to arrange carpools (probably on Vinewood). Check the Facebook invite for the most recent info
- 6:30—gather at Shoppers Drug Mart, 1760 Huron Church Road, to purchase zany Canadian snacks (rule: only buy things that aren’t availible in the U.S.)
- 7:30—picnic in Malden Park and watch the sun set on summer.
Late self-arrival option: go directly to Malden Park and follow the signs to the picnic spot (there will be subtle markings)
Sunset at 7:33!
See you there!
Saturday June 20th 12:00-2:00pm
1 Rosa Parks Blvd
Join us at the foot of Rosa Parks Boulevard for this year’s International Tug Boat Race—a Detroit River tradition since 1949! To be followed by snacking and explorations of the riverfront. The race begins at 1:00 at the Ambassador Bridge and heads east. Don’t be late—tug boats travel quickly when they aren’t tugging anything.
- A cocktail or refreshing beverage or snack to share
- A picnic blanket or chair
- This picnic location would be perfect for kite flying or lawn games, bring if ya got em!