Performance at the Arts Incubator Monday

For those who are south side – consider attending this event on Garfield Blvd. Monday.

First Monday Jazz Series: Pa-Ti Afro-Caribbean Jazz Band

Mon, Feb 2, 7–9 pm / Free
Arts Incubator, Second Floor Flex Space

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Pa-Ti has been a union of creative musicians since 2003 and has steadily entertained audiences at venues throughout the Chicago area. The band plays arrangements of jazz flavored with Caribbean, funk, and traditional elements that have people dancing in the aisles.

Arts Incubator
301 E Garfield Blvd
Chicago, IL 60637

Detroit Extended – Sunday, February 23rd [Cranbrook, Ann Arbor]

Sunday, February 23rd

 

Chicago via Cranbrook

11:30 am Meet at Cranbrook Art Museum

39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills

Student Admission $4

My Brain Is in My Inkstand: Drawing as Thinking and Process

The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot: Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking

Waylande Gregory: Art Deco Ceramics and the Atomic Impulse

w/ late lunch at Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor

422 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor

 

OR

 

Chicago via Toledo

12:00 pm, Meet at Toledo Museum of Art, SANAA Glass Museum

2445 Monroe Street at Scottwood Avenue

Admission Free

Detroit Itinerary

Detroit Itinerary and Points of Interest

Friday, February 21st

Depart IIT 6:30 am (CST)

Students are responsible for coordinating car pools. Faculty will meet students in Ann Arbor.

 

Arrive University of Michigan 11:30 am (EST)

Tour School of Architecture and meet w/ students

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

University of Michigan

2000 Bonisteel Boulevard

Ann Arbor, MI

[Park in lot off of Fuller Road near Bonisteel]

 

Points of interest:

University of Michigan Museum of Art [open 11am-5pm]

Zingerman’s Deli [422 Detroit Street]

 

Depart University of Michigan 1:00 pm

[Grab lunch on route to Detroit]

 

En route to rendez-vous 2:00 pm meet at Michigan Building Parking Garage [1926]

Renaissance Style Parking Garage

220 Bagley Street

[Corner of Bagley Street and Grand River Avenue, limited street parking available]

Meet in lobby of Michigan Building Offices (do not enter from garage). Faculty will direct you to stair entry. Limited to ten minute visit.

 

Arrive Detroit Public Library 2:45 pm, Top Floor at the Detroit Collaborative Design Center Exhibition

 

Introduction to the City by Charles Cross [Landscape Architect and Urban Designer, DCDC and Faculty of University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture]

 

5201 Woodward Avenue. [Across from the Detroit Institute of Art]

Main Entry is from Cass Ave.

Street Parking available or park in parking structure off of Putnam Street.

 

Presentation will be across the hall from the exhibition on the upper level.

 

Tour City 3:45 pm, depart library

a. Packard Plant/Bloody Run [East Grand Boulevard and Concord Street] Street Parking available

 

4:30 pm

b. Heidelberg Project http://www.heidelberg.org/ [3600 Heidelberg Street, Detroit]

 

5:15 pm, meet at Mies Memorial [in strip mall]

c. Lafayette Park miesdetroit [1561 East Lafayette Street, Detroit]

[Park in strip mall parking lot, memorial is between the two strips, we’ll meet there and walk to the town homes together]

 

6:15 pm

d. Michigan Central Train Depot (abandoned rail station), 16th Ave. and Lacombe Drive [Roosevelt Park]

Street parking available

 

6:30 pm, Third Year Social Hour/Debrief

e. Practice:Space practicespace

2801 14th Street, Detroit, Street parking available

 

7:00 pm, Brief presentation by Justin Mast about practice:space and Rebecca Bucky Willis about Bleeding Heart Design

 

Dinner on own

 

Saturday, February 22nd

9:00 am

Meet at Eastern Market Offices, 2934 Russell Street, Detroit

Dan Carmody, President, Eastern Market Corporation will speak to us about the Institution’s mission and vision.

 

10:45 am 

Meet at Belle Isle Aquarium (1904 designed by Albert Khan)

8109 E Jefferson Ave., Belle Isle, Detroit (1880s Frederick Law Olmsted)

 

Drive through Boston Edison Neighborhood

140 Edison, Detroit [Eastern Portion: between Woodward Ave. and the Lodge Freeway: on Boston Boulevard, Longfellow and Edison Ave.]

 

12:30 pm

13100 Klinger Street, Detroit

Powerhouse Productions / Skateboard Park / Design 99

skateboard park

the power house

 

1:00 pm Lunch

 

See pdf list of suggested locations.

 

2:30 pm

Detroit Institute of Art (Diego Rivera)

5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Meet at Group Entry at 2:30 pm. Bring $5 cash for entry. Street park or park for $6 in garage at Warren/John R. (Structure #3)

 

MOCAD (alternate)

http://www.mocadetroit.org/

 

4:30/5:00 pm Return to Chicago

 

En route back consider:

The Alley Project, Avis Street between Elsmere and Woodsmere, Southwest Detroit

Accommodations

Some Hotel Suggestions:

1.  + / – $100.00

Hampton Inn & Suites Detroit/Airport-Romulus

31700 Smith Road

Romulus, Michigan, 48174

TEL: 1-734-595-0033

 

2. + / – $150.00

Adoba Hotel Dearborn

( formerly a Hyatt Regency )

Post Modern hotel designed by Charles Luckman

600 Town Center Drive

Dearborn, Michigan

Tel: +1 313 592 3622

 

3. Detroit Youth Hostel

Accommodations available for 12-14 total (book online asap)

$27.00 person/night

http://www.hosteldetroit.com/making-a-reservation/

 

4. Embassy Suites Detroit Metro Airport

$150/suite

8600 Wickham Road, Romulus, Michigan, 48174, USA

1-734-728-9200

 

5. Holiday Inn Express

$200 +/- suite

1020 Washington Blvd.

Detroit, Mi

1-888-233-0353

 

6. The Inn on Ferry Street

$189 +/-

84 East Ferry Street

Detroit, Mi

313.871.6000

 

7. Airbnb

https://www.airbnb.com/s/Detroit–MI

 

8. Roberts Riverwalk

1000 River Place, Detroit, MI 48207

 

 9. Hotel St. Regis Detroit

3071 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 873-3000

Draft Schedule – Detroit February 21st, 22nd and 23rd (Sunday optional)

black-and-white-detroit-skyline

See below for trip highlights. The schedule will be refined as we draw closer to the trip.

Friday, February 21st

Depart IIT 6:30 am (CST)

Arrive University of Michigan 11:30 am (EST)

Tour University and meet w/ students

Points of interest: University of Michigan Museum of Art open 11am-5pm

Depart University of Michigan 1:00 pm

[People grab lunch on route to Detroit]

Meet in Detroit 2:30 pm

Collectively meet at the Detroit Public Library (across from the Detroit Institute of Art). See the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) 20 year anniversary exhibition and get introduced to the city and to Detroit Future City by Charles Cross (landscape architect and urban designer, DCDC and faculty of University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture).

a. Heidelberg Project http://www.heidelberg.org/

b. Lafayette Park miesdetroit

c. DeQuindre Cut/Bloody Run DeQuindre Cut (tbd)

d. Packard Plant

e. Parking Garage downtown Renaissance Style Parking Garage

f. Railroad Station

Social Hour/Debrief at Practice:Space practicespace 6/6:30

Dinner 8:00

Some Restaurant Suggestions:

Slow’s link

Motor City Brewing Works

Mercury Bar

Mudgie’s Deli link

St. Cece’s link

Traffic Jam and Snug link

Cass Cafe link

Los Galones

Coffee Shops:

Astro Coffee – 2124 Michigan Ave.

Cafe Con Leche – 4200 W. Vernor Highway

Breweries:

Motor City Breweries

Atwater Brewery – 237 Jos Campau

The Detroit Beer Co. – 1529 Broadway

Saturday, February 22nd

9:00 am

Meet at Eastern Market

10:30 am

Belle Isle (1880s Fredrick Law Olmsted)

Belle Isle Aquarium (1904 deisgned by Albert Khan)

Drive through Indian Village

11:30

Hamtramck

Powerhouse Productions / Skateboard Park / Design 99

skateboard park (Have Gina Reichert meet us)

Lunch Suggestions:

Detroit Institute of Bagels link

Brooklyn Street Local link

Mudgie’s Deli link

St. Cece’s link

Russell Street Deli link

2:00 – 3:30

Detroit Institute of Art (Diego Rivera) / MOCAD

4:30/5

Return to Chicago

En Route Back:

The Alley Project

Sunday, February 23rd [optional]

Chicago via Cranbrook

Cranbrook Art Museum

My Brain Is in My Inkstand: Drawing as Thinking and Process

The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot: Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking

Waylande Gregory: Art Deco Ceramics and the Atomic Impulse

w/ late lunch at Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor

OR

Chicago via Toledo

Glass Museum

Other events/venues:

Film: “Race: The Power of An Illusion” by Sacramento Knoxx at Friday Feb. 21st at 7pm in the community, at the church on Central & Whitaker, in Southwest Detroit

BathTub pub (Saturday) karaoke

The Majestic, music venue

Garden Bowl, bowling & bar

Old Miami, music venue and bar

555 art gallery

Tangent gallery

The untitled botega

TAP open studio, Fridays 5-7pm

Grand River Creative Corridor (graffiti)

Clark Park has ice skating, during the day

Grand Circus park has ice skating at night with lights