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Black History Museum Announces Aug. Schedule

 DETROIT - Events at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

August 2010

 

Hustle for History (recurring weekly - $)

Sunday 8/1: 5 – 7 pm

Come get your groove on with our weekly hustle lessons, taught by instructors "Two Left Feet" and “Shorti Smoove." Free for Members, $7 for non-members.  Purchase 5 lessons and receive a complimentary Museum membership!  For more information, please call (313) 494-5800. http://chwmuseum.org/upcoming-events/details/5-hustle-for-history.html

 

2010 Roots, Rhythm and Rhyme Poetry Slam

Wednesday 8/4 @ 7 pm

Detroit Jazz Fest in partnership with CityWide Poets presents the 2010 Rhythm, Roots & Rhyme Poetry Slam, with 3 youth and adult sessions, starting August 4 at the Charles H. Wright Museum.  For more information on how to sign up and compete, contact Phoenix at rrrpoetryslam@gmail.com or via phone at (313) 207-6572.  No cost. http://chwmuseum.org/upcoming-events/details/6-2010-rhythm-roots-a-rhyme-poetry-slam.html

 

The Legacies Project (film screening)

Thursday 8/5 @ 6 pm

Presented by Nice Work Public Media, The Legacies Project trains high school and college students to interact with community elders through filming comprehensive oral histories, encouraging a reassessment of American attitudes on aging in the best way possible – not by preaching, but by creating a huge volume of meaningful intergenerational exchanges.  The possibilities – and the stories – are endless.  For more information, please contact Jay Nelson at (734) 327-5901.  No cost.  http://chwmuseum.org/upcoming-events/details/17-the-legacies-project-film-screening.html

 

Hustle for History (recurring weekly - $)

Sunday 8/8: 5 – 7 pm

http://chwmuseum.org/upcoming-events/details/10-hustle-for-history.html

 

2010 Dancin' On The Street (D.O.T.S.) Festival

Saturday 8/14 @ 12 - 8 pm

The Heidelberg Project in partnership with the Charles H. Wright Museum celebrate Detroit's diversity in music and dance on the 3600 block of Heidelberg and Elba streets from 12 - 8 pm, rain or shine!  Highlights include music and street performers, children's activities, fun, food & other entertainment.  For more information please download the flyer at http://heidelberg.org/DOTS%20Festival%20Flyer.pdf.  No cost.  http://chwmuseum.org/upcoming-events/details/14-2010-dancin-on-the-street-festival.html

 

Hustle for History (recurring weekly - $)

Sunday 8/15: 5 – 7 pm

http://chwmuseum.org/upcoming-events/details/11-hustle-for-history.html

 

28th Annual African World Festival

Friday – Sunday, 8/20 - 22 from 12 – 11 pm each day

The Charles H. Wright Museum presents the 28th Annual African World Festival at Hart Plaza on Detroit’s beautiful riverfront.  Be among the 350,000 souls in the sun-drenched sea of humanity exploring the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of African and African American culture and music.  Headliners include legendary reggae ambassadors Third World and native son K'Jon.  This family-friendly festival includes something for all ages - the children’s Watoto Village, the Health is Wealth Pavilion, Generation Next Kingdom, and the Artists’ & Elder’s Villages.  No cost.  
For more information, please call (313) 494-5844. http://chwmuseum.org/upcoming-events/details/9-28th-annual-african-world-festival.html

 

2010 Roots, Rhythm and Rhyme Poetry Slam (2nd session)

Saturday 8/21 @ 3 pm

Detroit Jazz Fest in partnership with CityWide Poets presents this second poetry slam at Hart Plaza’s Underground Café during African World Festival.  For more information on how to sign up and compete, contact Phoenix at rrrpoetryslam@gmail.com or via phone at (313) 207-6572.  No cost.  http://chwmuseum.org/upcoming-events/details/7-2010-rhythm-roots-a-rhyme-poetry-slam.html

 

Hustle for History (recurring weekly - $)

Sunday 8/22: 5 – 7 pm

http://chwmuseum.org/upcoming-events/details/12-hustle-for-history.html

 

Opening Reception for Portraits of Life and Landscapes: The Art of Frank Kelley, Jr.

Friday 8/27: 6 – 9 pm

Opening Reception for Portraits of Life and Landscapes: The Art of Frank Kelley, Jr., an exhibition in the Contemporary Artists' Gallery, which runs from 8/27 - 12/12/2010.  Light refreshments will be served.  No cost. http://chwmuseum.org/upcoming-events/details/16-opening-reception-for-portraits-of-life-and-landscapes-the-art-of-frank-kelley-jr.html

 

Hustle for History (recurring weekly - $)

Sunday 8/29: 5 – 7 pm

http://chwmuseum.org/upcoming-events/details/13-hustle-for-history.html 

 

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Ave.
Detroit Michigan, 48201



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