Cloud Spinner -- The Park Players Theatre of Detroit
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Cloud Spinner -- The Park Players Theatre of Detroit

Cloud Spinner is a live stage play adaptation of the Michael Catchpool's children story of the same name and is presented by Bobbi Lucas, Katy Schoetzow and Emilio Rodriguez. 

Cloud Spinner is a family-friendly live stage play suitable for all ages about a young boy with magical powers of spinning into clouds. When he runs into a greedy group of royals, they all soon realize that this magical gift comes with environmental consequences when done in excess. The story is enjoyable reminds everyone that it is our responsibility to protect the environment by not taking more than what we need.

Save the date--More details coming soon! 

Learn more about the Park Players Theatre of Detroit

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ArtPrize Pitch Night
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

ArtPrize Pitch Night

ArtPrize teaming up with Bank Suey to present ArtPrize Pitch Night Detroit

> 5 artists.

> 5 minutes each.

> $5,000 cash prize.

> May 31 | 7pm

Five artists from Southeast Michigan will pitch their ambitious, large-scale installation ideas at a public event held at Bank Suey on May 31. The winner will take home a $5k cash prize to realize their idea at ArtPrize 10, where they will be in the running for a combination of public vote and juried awards totaling $500,000. More info at artprize.org/pitchnight

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Be a Good Neighbor Student Project
May
22
5:30 PM17:30

Be a Good Neighbor Student Project

Earn community service hours through the Be a Good Neighbor Project! 

Work on improving Hamtramck through work on resolving community issues like littering, access to recycling, stopping bullying, etc. 

Are you a student interested in joining? Email hcinonprofit@gmail.com or alissa@banksuey.com


Sponsored by Hamtramck Community Iniative & Bank Suey

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Hillbilly Highway Reading Night
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Hillbilly Highway Reading Night

Join us for a literary evening about place, home and identity that explores the common ground between Detroit and Appalachia. Besides their rich labor histories and socioeconomic realities, the two places are linked by the “Hillbilly Highway” migration of the mid-20th century. With a lineup of extraordinary writers and musicians from North and South, urban and rural, this evening will celebrate the art that grows from our common experiences.

Hosted by West Virginia-born, Detroit-based writer Courtney Balestier

FEATURING:
Ronni Lundy
Imani Mixon
Anna Clark
Nandi Comer
Rebecca Gayle Howell
Courtney Balestier

MUSIC BY: 
Brett Ratliff
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Norma Jean Haynes

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Be a Good Neighbor Student Project
May
8
5:30 PM17:30

Be a Good Neighbor Student Project

Earn community service hours through the Be a Good Neighbor Project! 

Work on improving Hamtramck through work on resolving community issues like littering, access to recycling, stopping bullying, etc. 

Are you a student interested in joining? Email hcinonprofit@gmail.com or alissa@banksuey.com


Sponsored by Hamtramck Community Initiative & Bank Suey

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Tunde Wey's Saartj
May
2
to May 5

Tunde Wey's Saartj

Read about Tunde Wey's project in the Freep here. 

WE ARE HOSTING A SERIES OF DINNERS AND OFFERING CONCIERGE SERVICE: THE COST, MENU AND EXPERIENCE ARE TAILORED TO YOUR PRIVILEGE. 

MAY 2 - MAY 5.  
7PM EACH NIGHT.
HAMTRAMCK
FT. SPECIAL GUESTS
SAARTJ ETIQUETTE

More info & tickets here. 

RACIAL WEALTH DISPARITY

president lyndon johnson, during the detroit uprising of 1967, created the kerner commission to draft a report on civil disorders, so-called "race riots". the 600 plus page report released a year later said "...our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal.” while society has evolved, there is little progress; the sort of blatant racism that characterized the 60s is barely relegated to history and institutional racism remains vibrant, as evidenced by the widening racial wealth disparity-- a kerner report postscript released in february 2018 remarks on this. 
currently in detroit, and most other communities of color, there are two factions vying to create equitable communities and close the racial wealth gap. one group is focused on self determination and community agency, while others use philanthropy and a free market approach. using the problem of food access, we will discuss the way forward over delicious food & strong drink.

 

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Be a Good Neighbor Student Project
Apr
17
5:30 PM17:30

Be a Good Neighbor Student Project

Earn community service hours through the Be a Good Neighbor Project! 

Work on improving Hamtramck through work on resolving community issues like littering, access to recycling, stopping bullying, etc. 

Are you a student interested in joining? Email hcinonprofit@gmail.com or alissa@banksuey.com


Sponsored by Hamtramck Community Iniative & Bank Suey

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BEATS + BOOKS + BRUCH
Mar
25
10:00 AM10:00

BEATS + BOOKS + BRUCH

SUNDAY, MARCH 25
BEATS + BOOKS + BRUCH 10a-2p

Sacramento Knoxx will perform live instrumentals paired with incremental collective conversations with Bank Suey through crossroads of literary arts and media & technology literacy. This will be done through a fun and engaging back and forth between listening and discussion with the audience lead by Bank Suey & Knoxx.
- 10AM to 11AM
HEARTBEATS - interactive music making
- poetry readings from raychel g.
- 12PM to 1PM
Knoxx live session
AADIZOOKAANAN ANAAMAAGON
(stories under the snow)
*special edition print available*

More info here. 

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Stories & Song
Mar
24
4:00 PM16:00

Stories & Song

SATURDAY MARCH 24
Book Suey open noon- 6p with Stories & Songs 4-5p
 

Join Phil Leslie for a crazy hour of stories, songs, jokes and games for everyone. Bring the little kids, the big kids, the teenage kids, even the grown-up kids! 
There'll be lots of silliness, surprises and good stuff to think about, as always. For the uninitiated: expect to sing along, laugh, maybe get up on stage, and join other folks in the wonder of a good story. Gather 'round!

More info here. 

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Be a Good Neighbor Student Project
Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

Be a Good Neighbor Student Project

Earn community service hours through the Be a Good Neighbor Project! 

Work on improving Hamtramck through work on resolving community issues like littering, access to recycling, stopping bullying, etc. 

Are you a student interested in joining? Email hcinonprofit@gmail.com or alissa@banksuey.com


Sponsored by Hamtramck Community Iniative & Bank Suey

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"What Had Happened Was"...a night of storytelling and illustration
Mar
17
7:00 PM19:00

"What Had Happened Was"...a night of storytelling and illustration

Hosted by Detroit History Club
42.00-- To purchase tickets visit: http://www.detroithistoryclub.com/events/what-had-happened-wasa-night-of-storytelling-and-illustration

Someone starts talking about a memory, a story, a person of inspiration. Beers get opened. An artist grabs a pen and flips open his sketch pad. People laugh, they cry, they learn. Poems are written, paintings are made, and our history comes alive for a moment. It becomes a tangible baton that is passed from person to person and in those moments Detroit shines. The Detroit History Club is proud to present "What Had Happened Was"...a night of storytelling and illustration. 
Join us at Hamtramck’s Bank Suey for a spectacular night of learning and entertainment. You'll be greeted with popcorn and Faygo pop. This is a BYOB event - You are welcome to bring your own alcoholic beverages if you choose. Once the lights dim our epic lineup of Detroit noteables will take to the stage to deliver the stories that inspire, remind, and entertain them. As they speak Detroit illustrator, professor, and history buff David Chow will draw illustrations of their stories live. You'll see the stories come to life as the collaboration of visual and spoken history storytelling merge. We can promise laughs, learning, and a peek into what historians do when no one is looking. We hope you'll grab a cocktail and join us.
Because The Detroit History Club operates as a members-only club, out of private homes, hidden spaces, and secret locations, you’ll need to join before being able to buy tickets to events.  At checkout you’ll be asked if you are already a member; if not, select “New Member.” Membership to The Detroit History Club is five dollars per calendar year.  Each person attending an event must have a membership of their own.  Membership cards may be picked up at the first event you attend as a new member, and new cards are issued at the first event you attend each year.  Detroit History Club events are for persons twenty-one years old and up. We drink, we swear, we talk about things, and we’d love for you to join us. Whether you come as a couple, a group, or a singleton, our events are designed to encourage you to make new friends, explore ideas, and learn- all while eating, drinking, dancing, and generally behaving in a way that makes us proud to call ourselves Detroiters.

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Hamtramck Music Fest: Bank Suey Stage! SATURDAY
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

Hamtramck Music Fest: Bank Suey Stage! SATURDAY

Friday: 
7:30 Zac Fortin | 8:30 Post Imperial Jazz Band | 9:30 Blue Pontiac
Saturday: 
7:30 Legume | 8:30 The Sugar Clouds | 9:30 Soul Pepper

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The 5th Annual Hamtramck Music Fest is a live music event in Detroit’s beloved enclave of Hamtramck, March 1–4, 2018. Celebrating Metro Detroit’s diverse music community, audiences hop venue to venue via foot, car, or shuttle to experience live performances by over 160 bands in 21 of Hamtramck’s favorite bars, venues and restaurants. 

One $10 wristband provides three days and nights of live music for the community, with many shows 18 and up, as well as daytime performances for family audiences. 

HamtramckMusicFest.com

HMF MISSION STATEMENT: 

Powered by the People, the Hamtramck Music Fest's organizers and musicians are volunteering their time and talents for the betterment of our extended community. Hundreds of bands and dozens of venues are featured during 'the largest local music festival of its kind,' taking place the first weekend of March annually. 

All donated festival proceeds in 2018 will go to the Hamtramck Public Schools Music and Art programs. The festival includes family friendly events during the day, as well as nighttime performances at local Hamtramck establishments. 

Through pro-active citizenry, music, and culture, the HMF is determined to celebrate and enrich our community in Hamtramck and the surrounding Metropolitan Detroit area. We strive to provide a safe, diverse, and enjoyable festival for all. 

HMF ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY: 

The Hamtramck Music Fest (HMF) has a Zero Tolerance Policy regarding harassment, discrimination of any kind, and matters of public safety. 

HMF reserves the right to remove anyone from the festival who does not adhere to these guidelines. 

Patrons, performers, volunteers, and community members should feel free to raise any concerns related to these guidelines, and the HMF is committed to respond in a respectful and timely manner.

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Hamtramck Music Fest: Bank Suey Stage! FRIDAY
Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

Hamtramck Music Fest: Bank Suey Stage! FRIDAY

Friday: 
7:30 Zac Fortin | 8:30 Post Imperial Jazz Band | 9:30 Blue Pontiac
Saturday: 
7:30 Legume | 8:30 The Sugar Clouds | 9:30 Soul Pepper


The 5th Annual Hamtramck Music Fest is a live music event in Detroit’s beloved enclave of Hamtramck, March 1–4, 2018. Celebrating Metro Detroit’s diverse music community, audiences hop venue to venue via foot, car, or shuttle to experience live performances by over 160 bands in 21 of Hamtramck’s favorite bars, venues and restaurants. 

One $10 wristband provides three days and nights of live music for the community, with many shows 18 and up, as well as daytime performances for family audiences. 

HamtramckMusicFest.com

HMF MISSION STATEMENT: 

Powered by the People, the Hamtramck Music Fest's organizers and musicians are volunteering their time and talents for the betterment of our extended community. Hundreds of bands and dozens of venues are featured during 'the largest local music festival of its kind,' taking place the first weekend of March annually. 

All donated festival proceeds in 2018 will go to the Hamtramck Public Schools Music and Art programs. The festival includes family friendly events during the day, as well as nighttime performances at local Hamtramck establishments. 

Through pro-active citizenry, music, and culture, the HMF is determined to celebrate and enrich our community in Hamtramck and the surrounding Metropolitan Detroit area. We strive to provide a safe, diverse, and enjoyable festival for all. 

HMF ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY: 

The Hamtramck Music Fest (HMF) has a Zero Tolerance Policy regarding harassment, discrimination of any kind, and matters of public safety. 

HMF reserves the right to remove anyone from the festival who does not adhere to these guidelines. 

Patrons, performers, volunteers, and community members should feel free to raise any concerns related to these guidelines, and the HMF is committed to respond in a respectful and timely manner.

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