Events

In communities across Michigan, humanities-rich programming is making a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of residents and visitors alike. MI Humanities is proud to partner with local community champions to bring you high-quality public programming through community project grants, Museum on Main Street, and more.

PLEASE NOTE: Some events may be canceled or postponed. We work to ensure that our events calendar remains accurate. We strongly urge you to call the event contact for any program you are interested in to confirm that the event is still planned.

Juneteenth Over Lake Lansing

Lake Lansing Park South 1621 Pike St, Haslett, MI, United States

Join us on Saturday, June 15 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm for our Juneteenth Over Lake Lansing event as part of the Meridian Freedom Fest! The event will take place at Lake Lansing Park South (1621 Pike Street, Haslett). Enjoy a day of live music, dancing, yard games, small business vendors, and more! Stilt […]

Pullman Square Summer Concert Series – Black River Band

Pullman Town Square 5593 109th Ave, Pullman, Michigan

Enjoy a free concert from the talented Black River Band outdoors at the Pullman Town Square, 5593 109th Ave, Pullman, MI. Funding for this program was provided by Michigan Humanities–Arts and Humanities Touring Grant. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Michigan Humanities or the aforementioned […]

Juneteenth at the Oak Park Library: Mobile Museum Experience

Oak Park Municipal Grounds 14000 Oak Park Blvd, Oak Park,, MI

Join the Oak Park Library for a Juneteenth celebration! The Black History 101 Mobile Museum's Music of the Movement Exhibit for 2024 is an immersive experience that delves into the powerful impact of music on the social, cultural, and political movements of the Black experience in America. Funding for this program was provided by Michigan […]

Yiddish Film Night: “Uncle Moses” (1932)

Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

When poverty and persecution compel his Polish landsmen to leave their shtetl, "Uncle" Moses, the crude and lusty former butcher, welcomes them to the promised land of his Lower East Side clothing factory.  But is it the land of milk and honey for all?  On loan from the National Center for Jewish Film, this famous and entertaining […]

Summer Day of Puppetry

Sandcastles Childrens Museum 129 E Ludington Ave, Ludington, MI

Village Puppeteers Performance and puppet workshop - June 29 starts at 11:00. The Puppeteers will perform their show "Lost in Storyland" at 11:00 on the third-floor stage, followed by a puppet making workshop at 1:00 in the basement puppet room. Funding for this program was provided by Michigan Humanities –Arts and Humanities Touring Grant. Any views, […]

Family Program Drop In: “Shopping for Shabbat”

Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Outfit the dinner table before sunset!  Explore the exhibit to find all of the supplies needed for Shabbat dinner.  Hurry to the Streets of Old Detroit to make your own Shabbat candles.  Then, visit the neighborhood candy store to buy a special Kosher treat.  Fun for all ages and abilities. Registration is required; register online here. […]

Julia DiLaura, “Schlussel Bathhouse Archaeology”

Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Dig into a fascinating piece of our Detroit Historical Museum exhibit, "In the Neighborhood!"  In 1907 Louis Schlussel opened a bathhouse at the corner of Alfred and St. Antoine streets, featuring Detroit’s first documented mikveh (Jewish ritual bath).  Come learn about the 2019 archaeological dig that recovered bathhouse artifacts. Following the lecture, attendees are invited to view […]

River Raisin Ragtime Revue’s 12th Annual Ragtime Extravaganza

PlaneWave Instruments 1375 N Main St, Adrian, MI, United States

R4's annual festival returns to the PlaneWave Campus in Adrian, Michigan for this year’s Fourth of July weekend and includes a day of live music, family events, and food & drink, all capped off with a community fireworks display. This free event will be held Saturday, July 6 and run from 2:00 pm until the […]

Dragon’s Trial – Mobile Escape Room

Chesterfield Township Library 50560 Patricia Avenue, Chesterfield, MI, United States

You and your group of adventurers have been stopped by this magnificent dragon. The dragon proclaims you need to be tested in a battle of skill and wit. If you fail, your village will be destroyed and burnt to a crisp. But, if you succeed, you and your friends will live to see another day. […]

Panel Discussion: Immigration: Past & Present

Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Our Detroit Historical Museum exhibit, "In the Neighborhood," is all about the daily lives of newcomers to Detroit.  From its 1701 origins through today, Detroit has been enriched by and depended on immigrants.  In partnership with JCRC/AJC, our panel discussion considers immigration’s continuities and changes over time.  You’ll be amazed by what you learn! Registration […]

Underground Railroad Days

Village of Vandalia 18035 State St, Vandalia, Michigan

First conceived in 2009 by Bill Ayers, a Quaker who was public works director for the Village of Vandalia, Underground Railroad Days celebrates the heritage of Vandalia as part of the Underground Railroad.  URSCC and Vandalia partner in the weekend celebration the second weekend in July.  The Village sponsors a soul food dinner, a classic […]

Klezmer Concert featuring Klezundheit

Breakers Covenant Church International 8801 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Help us send "In the Neighborhood" into the history books!  After the Detroit Historical Museum closes at 5pm. Join us at Breakers Covenant Church International (formerly Temple Beth El) for light refreshments and the energizing Klezmer sounds of Klezundheit. Hastings Street has never sounded so good! Registration is required; register online here. Funding for this program […]

Hula Hoop Dancing Class for Teens

Chesterfield Township Library 50560 Patricia Avenue, Chesterfield, MI, United States

Nat Spinz from the Motley Misfits will demonstrate and lead teens grades 6-12 in an energetic hula hoop dancing class. Make sure you wear comfy clothes you move in! Hula Hoops will be provided. This project is funded in part by Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Michigan […]

Summer Fun Concert Series Featuring Guy Louis

Jack E. Kirksey Recreation Center 15100 Hubbard St., Livonia, MI, United States

Join us for the Summer Fun Concert Series on the east lawn of the Kirksey Recreation Center featuring Guy Louis! Guy uses a variety of instruments for his performances, such as acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, and ukulele. Songs are drawn from all genres, including his own songs, and each show is designed for the […]

Pullman Square Summer Concert Series – The Jimmy Savage Band

Pullman Town Square 5593 109th Ave, Pullman, Michigan

Enjoy a free concert from the talented Jimmy Savage Band outdoors at the Pullman Town Square, 5593 109th Ave, Pullman, MI. Funding for this program was provided by Michigan Humanities–Arts and Humanities Touring Grant. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Michigan Humanities or the aforementioned […]

Circus Camp

Chesterfield Township Library 50560 Patricia Avenue, Chesterfield, MI, United States

The circus is coming to town. . .circus camp that is. Artists from Cirque Amongus will offer instruction in 5 different skills for kids who will then present a show for their families. Space is limited. Registration required. Minimum age 6. This project is funded in part by Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National […]

A Celebration Collaboration – Country, Folk, and Irish Music

Heritage Landing 1050 7th St, Muskegon, Michigan

The West Michigan Concert Winds, an award-winning Concert Band will perform Jazz and American favorites on the final concert of their July Wednesday night series. Their guests, The Langford Lads, a sonically stunning trio, where the intersection of Irish, Old-time, and Folk music meet. Featuring guitar, mandolin, tenor band, whistle, flute and vocals perform a […]

Summer Fun Concert Series Featuring Gemini

Jack E. Kirksey Recreation Center 15100 Hubbard St., Livonia, MI, United States

Join us for the Summer Fun Concert Series on the east lawn of the Kirksey Recreation Center featuring Gemini! This group is an act you don't want to miss. They write and play acoustic music for children and families, celebrating the fun, warmth, and humor of family life. Get ready to enjoy a concert filled […]