10 Virtual Arts & Entertainment Events Happening in June

Participate in digital art tours, book clubs, and film viewings at home
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The Film Lab is hosting a “Cheer” Watch Party & Q&A this month. // Photograph courtesy of Netflix

While businesses may be reopening around metro Detroit, plenty of local organizations are still holding virtual events this month to help maintain social distancing protocols and slow the spread of the coronavirus. Here are 10 arts and entertainment events to add to your calendar:

In the Studio: IG Live Series

Join Playground Detroit and Detroit affiliated artists every Wednesday for intimate conversations on Instagram and painting studio sessions. Gain access to top emerging artists during these livestreams and join in on the conversation while they answer your questions. Through June 24. No cost. For more information, click here.

Virtually Real Art Fair (Palmer Park Art Fair redux)

Palmer Park is holding a temporary art fair, with installations staying up in the community this month. The event also includes artist features and demonstrations on how to purchase the art virtually. June 6-June 21. No cost. For more information, click here.

Virtual Cocktail Hour with Children’s Book Author Bonnie Clark

The Detroit Writing Room is hosting an evening with Bonnie Clark, author of children’s book, Taste Your Words. Clark will do a reading of her book and answering questions about writing and publishing children’s literature. Attendees are encouraged to have a cocktail in hand. June 9. $5. For more information, click here.

Cheer Watch Party & Q&A

Join The Film Lab as they watch episode 2 of Netflix docuseries Cheer. Start the episode at 8 p.m. then head to Facebook for a live conversation and Q&A session with Cinnamon Triano, associate producer for the show, and Chelsea Yarnell, producer and co-director. June 10. No cost. For more information, click here.

Thursdays at the Museum Presents “Suffragette Tour”

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners is partnering with the Detroit Institute of Arts to offer a virtual tour that highlights artwork that depicts the women’s suffrage movement. Trained docents Howard Rosenberg and Ray Henney will talk guests through the collection. June 11. For more information, click here.

Country Club Disco – Friday Night Livestream

Join Golf Clap and friends for a Friday night disco party. The event streams on all major platforms and the main conversation will take place on twitch.tv. June 12. No cost. For more information, click here.

UMMA Book Club: Stories from the North

The University of Michigan Museum of Art’s virtual book club will discuss Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Learn more about North American Indigenous People through different works of literature, paintings, and drawings. Enjoy storytelling by Elizabeth James, as well. June 18. No cost. For more information, click here.

Kiki Watch Party

University of Michigan Spectrum Center is offering a virtual film screening of Kiki. The 2016 documentary follows New York City ballroom culture and the LGBTQ youth of color who participate in it. June 18. For more information, click here.

Well-Read Black Girl Virtual Book Club

This book club through Pages Bookshop will discuss American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson this month. The book, which Barack Obama included on his 2019 summer reading list, tells the story of an African American FBI agent who is recruited by the CIA. Purchase American Spy at Pages and receive 15% off. No cost. For more information, click here.

The Art of Poetry: A Virtual Open Mic Night Experience

Detroit Writing Room’s house poet, Krystalle, will host an online open mic. Those interested in participating can sign up to share a poem, song, story, or other creative work. June 29. $5. For more information, click here.

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