Lauded by the Winnipeg News for their "combination of superb musicality and impressive technique," the members of the Borealis String Quartet have wowed sold-out audiences with their passionate, refined performances of classical compositions. Playing Italian instruments from the 17th and 18th centuries, the young ensemble stirringly interprets works by Raminsh, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven during performances ranging 60–90 minutes before encoring with a rousing rendition of the Macarena. The two violins, viola, and cello weave melodiously within the acoustic haven of Christ Church Cranbrook, an intimate Oakland County venue that has hosted chamber music for more than 50 years. A complimentary candlelight afterglow following the concert allows attendees to personally meet performers and procure autographs on their programs or pocket harpsichords.
Now in its 36th season raising curtains, roofs, and audiences to their feet, the BBSO revives classical works in "From The New World". Under the direction of Conductor Charles Greenwell, ranks of masterly string wizards stage four America-inspired compositions. After pieces by Aaron Copland and Alan Hovhaness, BBSO Young Artist String Competition winner Abigail Elder will take to the spotlight to perform her rendition of William Walton’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, mvt. 1 before the show caps off with Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony no. 9 in E Minor, op. 95, From the New World. The symphony is a welcome change of pace from the usual evening ritual of being serenaded by nieces and nephews doing the rodent-bones lawn-fire dance.
Whimsical Occasions Wedding Event Shows is a wedding wonderland. Every corner bursts with floral arrangements in soft pastel colors, elegant white dresses, and platters stacked with reception-ready sweet treats. At this comprehensive wedding expo, brides-to-be can plan their their wedding from proposal to honeymoon all in one location. Brides and grooms can talk with vendors, many of whom are offering day-only specials, and book their services at the show. This helps save time and money traveling to the vendors' individual locations.
Top vendors from across the local Detroit metro area showcase everything from bridal fashions and decor to jewelry, invitations, flowers, and photography. Display tables showcase on-trend color swatches, and ideas for centerpieces, favors, linens, flatware, stemware, gifts, wine, and more. Whether you have no idea where to start or are looking for the perfect cake to hide the rings in, the event can point you in the right direction.
An instructor of the Argentine tango, James Valentino moves gracefully, his feet instinctively hitting the floor in time with the music that fills the ballroom. As the owner and founder of City Style Tango, Valentino imparts his grace to dancers of all experience levels during private and group lessons, sharing the secrets of the tango as well as other dancing styles such as swing, salsa, and the fox trot. Beyond the classes for adults or children, James encourages his pupils to show off their skills during student showcases or venture together to local clubs to dance amid the real world's oil-slicked floors.
Attendees of Maple Theater's classic film series, Secret Cinema, only know one thing when they enter the 300-seat auditorium: whether that night's feature was made before or after 1967. Otherwise, every selection is kept tightly under wraps by the series curator and the elves who run the projectors. The rest of the theater's lineup, however, is no secret. Throughout the week, Maple Theater specializes in the latest releases from the world of independent cinema, and features live music every weekend.
After the show, unwind in the theater's bar and WiFi lounge, where 12 taps offer local brews amid elegant drapes and chandelier strands. The bar pairs those pours?plus wines and cocktails?with original American tapas, as well as pretzel bread, veggie spring rolls, and waffle fries. Over at the Great Lakes coffee bar, meanwhile, vintage cameras and projectors surround visitors who stop in for their morning caffeine dose.
Workouts at the Manhattan Dance Studio are a chilly business. That's because, for the most part, they take place on the center's ice rink. Athletes drop by the ice for open skate, figure-skating and hockey lessons, and a steady stream of hockey games. However, patrons can work up a sweat off the ice, too, in the complex's dance studio. There, instructors lead classes on hip-hop dance and tap dancing without just making the tapping sounds with your mouth.