Art & Around for the period Oct. 6-15

Compiled by Donald V. Calamia


The Bird Walk Search for and observe the more than 170 species of birds that can be found on the grounds of Ford House. Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores. Daily through Nov. 5. $6. 313-884-4222.


Art a la Carte A weekly noontime series, with an October theme that explores the Pop Art movement of the 1960s. Flint Institute of Art, Flint. Every Wednesday. Free admittance; bring a lunch. 810-234-1695.

Beyond the Magic - 50 Years of Disneyland A rare and innovative exhibit that includes art and artifacts focused on the creation and development of Disneyland. The Henry Ford in collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering, Dearborn. Daily through Jan.1, 2006. $10 plus general admission to The Henry Ford. 313-982-6001.

Boarder Hop An exciting exhibition that features some of the most nontraditional and seldom seen young artists living in Mexico. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids. Tue.-Sun. through Nov.12. 616-454-7000.

Bridget Riley: Paintings and Works on Paper, 1963-2005 An exhibit of the influential British artist's key paintings and drawings. Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills. Wed.-Sun. through Oct. 30. $6 museum admission fee. 1-877-462-7262.

Camille Claudel & Rodin: Fateful Encounter An exploration of the work of two sculptors whose artistic and personal lives were intimately entwined. Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit. Wed.-Sun., Oct. 9-Feb. 5, 2006. $14. 313-833-4005.

Editions Printmaking '05 A highly competitive, juried exhibition of works by contemporary printmakers working in a variety of techniques. Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale. Tue.-Sun. through Oct. 28, with an opening reception Oct. 7. 248-544-0394.

Faculty Show AAAC's Education Department hosts its annual faculty show featuring 2-D and 3-D work. Gallery 2 of the Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor. Through Oct.13. 734-994-8004 ext. 114.

The God Show Twenty-four artists explore the concept of God and try to restore to the deity a sense of mystery. Gallery Project, Ann Arbor. Through Oct. 9. 734-997-7012.

Image+Object An exploration of the narratives, rituals, visual metaphor and imagery, and imaginary spaces constructed from the flotsam and jetsam of our world through the art of assemblage. Gallery Project, Ann Arbor. Tue.-Sun., Oct. 14-Nov. 23. 734-997-7012.

It's a Nano World The wonders of the smaller side of science - nanobiotechnology - are explored through eight hands-on activity stations and various interactive pods. Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills. Daily through Dec. 31. Admission free with $7 museum admission. 248-645-3245.

The John and Susanne Stephenson Exhibition A long-awaited retrospective of the internationally acclaimed artists' work. Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor. Through Oct.15. 734-994-8004 ext. 104.

Open to Art The fifth annual walk through greater Ann Arbor's exhibition, studio and gallery spaces. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 7-8.

Pioneer Open House The 22 artists who occupy studios in Detroit's Pioneer Building open their doors to the public to view their work and meet the artists. Sat., Oct. 8. Free admission and parking.

Random Repetition An exhibit of Michigan artist Linda LaFontesee's work that conveys the dance of life through a variety of media. Ambient Gallery, Grosse Pointe. Tue.-Sun. through Nov. 13. 313-882-8888.

Reveries of Far Away Places An exhibit from the collection of Eva M. Boicourt of multicultural decorative textiles that provide a trove of historical and cultural information about our world. City Gallery in the Costick Center, Farmington Hills. Mon.-Fri. through Oct. 21. 248-473-1856.

Dance & Music:

Ballet Folklorico "Quetzalli" de Veracruz A visual fiesta of culture and folklore that features many dances of old Mexico. Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Twp. Fri., Oct. 7. $32-$36. 586-286-2222.

Daphne A concert setting of the Richard Strauss' ravishing 1937 opera with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne. University Musical Society at Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor. Thu., Oct. 13. $10-$70. 734-764-2538.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra The unique blend of jazz and swing returns to entertain audiences of all ages. Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Twp. Sun., Oct. 9. $28-$32. 586-286-2222.

Great Music in a Great Space Annual music series continues Fri., Oct. 7 with the classic silent film "Zorro" with improvised organ accompaniment by Tom Trenney. The Episcopal Cathedral of St. Paul, Detroit. Suggested donation: $10. 313-833-7547.

Los Hombres Calientes From music from New Orleans to the Caribbean Islands, the Grammy-nominated musicians capture the rich, cultural heritage of New Orleans jazz with a high-energy performance. Charlotte Performing Arts Center, Charlotte. Sat., oct. 8. $28. 517-541-5690.

OcTUBAfest A month-long celebration of the tuba family of instruments that begins Oct. 8 with a Euphonium Recital and ends Oct. 23 with "Spooktuba," a rousing evening of Halloween music and fun in which the audience is invited to come in costume and compete for prizes. Oakland University Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance at Varner Hall, Rochester Hills. Free admission except $5 for "Spooktuba." 248-370-3013.

The Parsons Dance Company A thrilling troupe that creates new works to commissioned original musical scores and theatrical designs by leading artists. Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Twp. Sat., Oct. 8. $30-$35. 586-286-2222.

Pat Metheny Trio An evening of straight-ahead jazz features versatile guitarist and some of today's most sought-after jazz musicians. University Musical Society at Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor. Sat., Oct. 8 only. $10-$48. 734-764-2538.

A Toast to Ol' Blue Eyes The Detroit Symphony Orchestra opens its Pops Series with a tribute to the 20th century's popular and influential crooner. Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, Detroit. Thu.-Sun., Oct. 6-9. $15-$66. 313-576-5111.

Film & Video:

Detroit Film Theatre Celebrating 30 years as one of America's most comprehensive, popular acclaimed showcases of contemporary and classic world cinema. DFT at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit. Every Fri.-Mon. $7.50. Call 313-833-3237 for tickets and schedule information.

Interior Vision A 14-week series of films is the subject matter of a UM course in Film and Video Studies 331. Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor. Every Monday through Dec. 12. $8.50. 734-668-TIME.

Redford Theatre An historic 1928 movie house in northwest Detroit with its original Barton Theatre Pipe Organ that presents classic film series, organ concerts and special events in a beautifully restored setting. $4/regular tickets; $5/special movie tickets. Call 313-537-2560 for tickets and schedule information.

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts West Michigan's "best alternative film theater" presents cutting edge movies in Grand Rapids seven days a week. $4-$7. 616 454 3994 .

The Written Word:

The Writer's Corner A weekly gathering that provised criticism and inspiration to those whose passion is writing. Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids. Every Wed. beginning at 6:30 p.m. 616-454-7000.

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