What’s the Buzz for Black History Month?

Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment Events in Metro Detroit recognizing Black History Month 

By Alexandra Lachine, Arts and Entertainment Editor 

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Black History Month Art Exhibition 

Westland City Hall, 36300 Warren Rd., Westland, MI 48185 

Now through the end of February from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday 

Free and open to the public 

The City of Westland Administration and Three Cities Art Club are proud to present an elaborate exhibition showcasing the artwork of local African-American artists. This exhibition can be found in the Gallery of Westland City Hall. Artwork ranges from picturesque, professional photography to pristine paintings and much more, each piece being the proud craft of local, award-winning artists.  

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Friday Night Live! Charenée Wade 

Detroit Institute of Arts Rivera Court, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202 

Feb. 23 starting at 7 and 8:30 p.m. 

No cost of admission for residents of Wayne, Macomb and Oakland Counties 

As a young, award-winning educator and vocalist, Charenée Wade is making waves in Jazz, R&B and Soul. As the first woman to devote an entire album to the work of Gil Scott-Heron, Wade talentedly transformed a tough call into triumphant emotional empathy, intelligence and technique. Pianist Oscar Perez, bassist Paul Beaudry and drummer Timothy Angulo will accompany Wade as her devoted band for the evening. Along with all Black History Month programs at the DIA, this performance will be made possible by the support of donors Art and Nancy Tellem. 

 

 

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African-American History Day 

Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit MI, 48202 

Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Free and open to the public 

The Detroit Historical Society is proud to celebrate Black History Month with this family event on African-American History Day. Starting at 10 a.m., guests can join Madelyn Porter as she invites participation in The Great Migration, the Society’s newest StoryLiving educational program. Storyteller Ivory Williams will returns at noon to shed light on the history of African-American life and heritage in the Motor City. At 1 p.m., learn about Detroit’s Underground Railroad history as Sharon Elizabeth Sexton presents “The African-American Mysteries, Manumission Papers.” Guide Jamon Jordan will also provide drop-in tours throughout the day to highlight the African-American perspective in various exhibits. 

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Black History Month Art Exhibition

Westland City Hall, 36300 Warren Rd., Westland, MI 48185

Now through the end of February from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday through Friday

Free and open to the public

The City of Westland Administration and Three Cities Art Club are proud to present an elaborate exhibition showcasing the artwork of local African-American artists. This exhibition can be found in the Gallery of Westland City Hall. Artwork ranges from picturesque, professional photography to pristine paintings and much more, each piece being the proud craft of local, award-winning artists.