The GVSU chARTer Gallery will feature about 500 pieces of art specifically created by students who attend a Grand Valley State University charter school.
The students displaying their work will represent 9 different charter schools located in metro Detroit.
Representing a wide range of grade levels, spanning from kindergarten to high school Their submissions will showcase a variety of mediums and artistic styles.
The GVSU Detroit Center serves as a hub designed to house teachers and students looking to meet, work, and learn outside of their school.
MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER ACTIVITY
Exciting activities to get you in the mood the festivities of the Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra’s presentation of “Sci-Phonic” and
Faygo Movies in the ‘D’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.
Try your hand at one or both of these activities… Free and fun for all ages.
· Alka Seltzer Rockets – create unique wings, nosecones and bodies for your rockets powered by a simple chemical reaction.
· Gravity Well – Experiment with gravity and learn how objects orbit one another within our solar system.
August 27 2016 – 1:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS MAIN STAGE
Presented by Hudson Vagabond Puppets
Stage Show, 1 p.m.An old-fashioned revue of original songs, witty jokes, and earth-smashing dances performed by giant dinosaur puppets.
Program dramatizes historic and scientific facts (as well as some myths) about the great age of the dinosaur.
Enormous puppets populate the stage, including your host Willie Mammoth, Smiley the Saber-Toothed Tiger, Bessie the lovable 27-foot long Apatosaurus, Tony and Trixie Triceratops, Terry the Pterodactyl, and the 11-foot tall T. Rex in a musical trip through pre-history.
Model Magic Dino Sculptures –
Make & Take Session, 2 p.m.
August 27 2016 – 7:00 PM
CAMPUS MARTIUS PARK
STAR WARS SPECTACULAR
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 7 P.M.
During Detroit SummerFest, don’t miss the Michigan Philpharmonic performing Sci-Phonic, supported by WRCJ 90.9 FM.
Stick around for the 8 p.m. showing of STAR WARS: The Force Awakens.
August 27 2016 – 9:00 PM
9-11 P.MThe Infatuations are simply… Detroit.
This band is a genre-bending mash-up of Funk, Soul and Detroit Rock & Roll with the well-crafted-pop-soul of Motown, to the sheer in-your-face bravado of
Parliament Funkadelic, to the raw untamed energy of Detroit Rock & Roll.
The Infatuations live performance has been described as electric, energetic, and euphoric. Leadsinger Kendrick Hardaway,
guitarist Christian Draheim,
bassist The Wolf,
guitarist Nick Behnan and
drummer Robert Myers
draw more and more fans into their #InfatuNation during every set. “Consistently fun and always drawing new fans” according to concert promoters, “they keep the ladies dancing and the fellas drinking”.
August 28 2016 – 11:00 AM
PAINTING WITH A TWIST
11 A.M. – 3 P.M.
Painting with a Twist – Detroit/Downtown studio will be onsite with a painting demonstration by one of their very own local artist.
Participants may also partake in a 10-15 minute painting session with the artist.
This is your chance to see what PWAT has to offer.
In addition, to painting you will have the opportunity to win paintings being raffled off by Painting with a Twist.
part of SUNDAY BRUNCH
August 28 2016 – 11:00 AM
Kenny Watson is a Motor City native, carved out of musical excellence and is equipped with the message of Love
With the vocal versatility that spans across the genres of R&B, Jazz, Alternative, Classical and Hip-Hop, Kenny Watson comfortably and confidently offers a unique musical experience.
August 28 2016 – 1:00 PM
The Redwoods are an alternative rock band based in Detroit, MI.
All members are comprised of students/friends of the Detroit Institute of Music Education. As aspiring professional musicians, The Redwoods push boundaries musically and incorporate a large number of styles into their songwriting.
Fiesta Del Rio Event
WEST RIVERFRONT PARK
DETROIT, MI 1801 W. Jefferson , Detroit, , MI (map)
Inaugural Fiesta Del Rio Event –
Detroit’s West Riverfront Park –
Fiesta del Rio presented by the :
Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
Southwest Detroit Business Association
Hacienda Mexican Foods in Detroit.
comes to the West Riverfront Park on
Saturday, August 27th from 11am – 10pm.
The event will showcase the culture of southwest Detroit through :
– Six local musical acts and dance troupes will provide entertainment at the festival’s main stage,
followed by an evening performance by Grammy Award-winning band
A separate stage dedicated to children and youth programming will feature ;
traditional folk dance troupes.
Ten food vendors from the southwest Detroit community will provide Mexican, Dominican, and Venezuelan-inspired selections for purchase at the festival’s “Taste of Southwest Detroit” food court.
Local painters, ceramicists, sculptors, and visual artists will also be participating in the event and displaying their work.
live music including national headliner Ozomatli ,
Low Rider Car Show,
Taste of Southwest Detroit Food Court,
artisians, family entertainment and more.
Grammy Award-winning band Ozomatli will perform at the festival.
COURTESY: FIESTA DEL RIO DETROIT
General Motors will be a sponsor of a hands-on robotics arena for children.
The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission is $5
on-site parking is $5.
Orchesta La Inspiracion – ? 5:30 ?