Ongoing September 2014

Starting Up

WOMEN OF VISION. The work of 11 female National Geographic photojournalists is on display at Cranbrook Institute of Science. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 15-Dec. 30. $6.50-$13/adults, $5.50-$9.50/ages 3 and under, free/under 2. 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills. 248-645-3200 or

DENEWETH’S FALL FUN FEST. Spooky train rides, a haunted house, pumpkin pitch, straw mazes, corn maze, games and pumpkin painting. Noon-5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Sept. 27-Oct. 26. $10/kids, free/adults. Deneweth’s Garden Center, 16125 22 Mile Road, Macomb Township. 586-247-5533 or

ORDINARY PEOPLE BY EXTRAORDINARY ARTISTS. This DIA exhibit has works of Degas, Renoir and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 19-March 29. Free/tri-county residents, others: $8/adults, $4/kids. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave. 313-833-7900 or

ICE AGE UNFROZEN. Meet wooly mammoths, saber-tooth tigers and other beasts from some 10,000 ago. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays. Sept. 27-Jan. 3. $18/adults, $15/kids (includes general admission). Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R St., Detroit. 313-577-8400 or

WILSON BARN PUMPKIN FEST. Buy autumn veggies; plus sales, pony rides, hayrides and weekend features include an arts and craft show and more. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Sept. 27-Oct. 30. Free/general, fees/rides. Wilson Barn, 29350 W. Chicago St., Livonia. 734-427-4311 or

Going Strong

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME AT AAHOM. Take tykes to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum for a hands-on activity and tale. 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays (ongoing). Free with $11/entry. 220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor. 734-995-5439 or

THE WHEELS OF SUMMER. Explore the history of bikes, toy cars, model trains and more. 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays-Sundays. Till Nov. 2. $2-$5. Plymouth Historical Museum, 155 S. Main St. 734-455-8940 or

JAJOUKA: THE MASTER MUSICIANS OF MOROCCO. Learn about these musicians that helped forge the “world music” genre. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Till Nov. 2. $4-$8. Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn. 313-582-2266 or

KIDSTRUCTION ZONE EXHIBIT. Kids play with K’NEX, Keva Planks, giant Legos and more. Wednesdays-Sundays. Till Dec. 31 (at least). $10-$13. Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R St., Detroit. 313-577-8400 or

ACROSS THE BOARD. See the toys and games of the Jewish people – from dreidel to Xbox with hands-on fun for kids. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Till April 2015. Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit, 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield. 248-432-5451 or

Explore this exhibit subtitled Costume Design for the Black Theatre by Myrna Colley-Lee. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Till Jan. 4. $5-$8. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit. 313-494-5800 or


UPROOTED. This exhibit explores the stories, struggles and triumphs of Greeks whose ancestors descend from Asia Minor. Noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. Till Jan. 31. Hellenic Museum of Michigan, 67 E. Kirby St. 313-871-4100 or

Heading Out

DETROIT – BRUCE WEBER. Explore the faces of the city through the photos of this preeminent photographer. Tuesdays-Sundays. Till Sept. 7. Free/tri-county residents, $4-$8/others. 5200 Woodward Ave. 313-833-7900 or

ANCIENT/MODERN: THE DESIGN OF EVERYDAY THINGS. Discover links between our kitchens/toys and old cultures. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. Till Sept 7. Donations accepted. Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 434 S. State St., Ann Arbor. 734-764-9304 or

MICHIGAN RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Jousting, mermaids, puppet shows and themes. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays Aug. 16-Sept. 28, plus Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 1) and Friday, Sept. 26. $21.95/adults, $12.95/ages 5-12. Hollygrove grounds, 12600 Dixie Highway Holly. 800-601-4848 or

An imp-like creature spins straw into gold to save a woman’s life. Ages 3-plus. 10:30 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 4-9, 11-15, 16, 23, Sept. 1, 6-7, 13-14, 20-21. $9/tickets. Marquis Theatre, 135 E. Main St., Northville. 248-349-8110 or

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