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The Ashcan’s Joie de Vivre: Life, Leisure and Detroit | June 1st, 2017

  Thursday, June 1, 2017 6 pm | Cocktails 7 pm | Dinner 8 pm | Lecture THE ASHCAN'S JOIE DE VIVRE: LIFE, LEISURE & DETROIT Speaker: James Tottis   Philadelphia newspapermen William Glackens, George Luks, Everett Shinn, John Sloan and their artistic mentor, Robert Henri formed the core of the Ashcan…

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Sunday, June 5, 1 pm | Women of the Blues Concert

The Scarab Club & the Detroit Blues Society present The Blues Heritage Series WOMEN OF THE BLUES 2 pm | Tickets $5 at the door The Detroit Blues Society presents the Detroit Blues Heritage Series Part musical tribute and part educational lecture and round-table discussion. This event pays tribute to the lives,…

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The Regular’s Table: A Conversation between Marsha Music & Morgan Meis

Detroit Research, Salon De'troit and the Scarab Club PRESENT The Regular’s Table: a new monthly series of intimate, informal conversations. February 23, 6:30 - 9PM 6:30 PM Doors open 7-8PM Marsha Music & Morgan Meis in conversation on Newcomers in the Neighborhoods 8-9 PM Conversation continues across the table The…

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Political/Cultural/Non-Fiction/Fiction: A Literary Event with Lester K. Spence and Kim D. Hunter | Thursday, July 7, 7pm

  Lester K. Spence will be reading from his work "Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics" (punctum 2015). It's the first book length effort to chart the effects of this transformation on African American communities, in an attempt to revitalize the black political imagination. Rather than…

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KUUMBA REUNION

FRIDAY, JUNE 3 rd  |  6:15- 8:15 pm  |  Donations welcome! The trio will start at 6:15 (Alicia, Caz & RJ), then a break, then the Kuumba concert will start at 7 pm & wrap-up at 8:15 or so. Blues/jazz guitarist Alicia Marie will play a short trio set on…

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The Live at the Scarab Club Series: CONCERT OF COLORS | PD9 TOWNSHIP JAZZ BAND Friday, July 15, 9:30 pm | Doors at 8:30 pm Free to all!

Celebrating their double CD, one of which was recorded live at the Scarab Club! South African jazz with a Detroit twist! The PD9 Township Jazz Project presents...a special performance of South African Jazz including the music of Abdullah Ibrahim, Hugh Masekela, the Brotherhood of Breath, Winston "Mankunku" Ngozi and others.…

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Lounge Exhibition | John Peters – Look

Lounge Exhibition | John Peters – Look August 31-October 15, 2016 Reception: Friday, September 9, 7-10 pm Painter John Peters has been inspired by eyes for decades. The eyes see. The eyes also speak. Poets have said that eyes are windows to the soul. See more of John's art at johnpetersart.com. John…

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Historic Room Exhibition | Feather J. Chiaverini – Feather Skins

Historic Room | Feather J. Chiaverini - Feather Skins Curated by Holly Strawbridge August 31-October 15, 2016 Reception: Friday, September 9, 7-10 pm Through comparison, relation, and practice, Feather J. Chiaverini redefines taboos through practical craft. Utilizing his skill in fiber manipulation, Feather aims brings the voice of others that are not so…

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Book Signing: Nain Rouge

Thursday, December 8th, 6-9 pm Book Release & Signing THINGS I DO IN DETROIT by the Nain Rouge Join us for a celebration of the release of "Things I Do in Detroit" by the Nain Rouge, written and photographed by Dave Krieger. The book chronicles the travels of the Nain…

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Drawn Together | August 31st – October 15th, 2016

DRAWN TOGETHER Curated by Joyce Brienza August 31-October 15, 2016 Reception: Friday, September 9, 7-10 pm Gallery Talk: Saturday, September 24, 2 pm JOYCE BRIENZA | COCO BRUNER SUE CARMAN-VIAN | LYNN GALBREATH We are a group of artists and friends who have in common an interest in the idea of…

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A TRIBUTE TO JOE WEAVER & SIR MACK RICE – Sat, Nov 12 2016

Saturday, November 12 2 pm to 4:30 pm $5 admission The Scarab Club & the Detroit Blues Society present The Blues Heritage Series PRE-MOTOWN R&B: A TRIBUTE TO JOE WEAVER & SIR MACK RICE with RJ'S RHYTHM ROCKERS This concert is about the pre-Motown blues and R&B roots of Detroit…

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Robert Winthrop Chanler: Outrageous American Modernist | March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017 6 pm | Cocktails 7 pm | Dinner 8 pm | Lecture ROBERT WINTHROP CHANLER: OUTRAGEOUS AMERICAN MODERNIST Speaker: Betsy Fahlman, Professor of Art History at Arizona State University, Adjunct Curator of American Art at the Phoenix Art Museum When scholars began to reclaim the first generation American…

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John Sinclair at 75: A Birthday Celebration at the Scarab Club – Oct 2nd, 2016 2-5pm

John Sinclair at 75: A Birthday Celebration at the Scarab Club The Detroit Artists Workshop and friends present a public recital on the occasion of John Sinclair’s seventy-fifth birthday celebration. The event will be held at the Scarab Club, 217 Farnsworth Street in Detroit on Sunday, October 2nd from 2-5…

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THE ARTISTIC FURNISHINGS OF GEORGE A. SCHASTEY

May 12, 2016 6:00pm-9:00pm RSVP Speaker: Nicholas Vincent Manager of Collection Planning, Metropolitan Museum Although little is known today, George A. Schastey (1839-1894) operated one of the largest and most successful cabinetmaking and decorating firms of the late nineteenth century, rivaling Herter Brothers in its quality and scope. This talk…

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Woodward Line Poetry

Woodward Line Poetry – Oct 19, 2016 @ 7pm

Please join us as we feature writers from Detroit and around the nation on third Wednesdays, September through June.  Doors open at 7:00 PM.  Admission is free but we do encourage a $5 donation at the door.

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