Jul
30
11:30 am11:30

Detroit History Club's LUNCH AND LECTURE

THE GREAT DEPRESSION IN DETROIT: NEAR BEER, BANK RUNS, AND RUIN.

On a chilly Tuesday in October 1929, Detroit was rocked by the crash of the stock market. The crash and America’s response to it would soon plummet the nation into the Great Depression. Banks closed and businesses shuttered. Hoovervilles, script bills, and breadlines became common sights, and few cities felt the depression in a more unique way than Detroit. Factories laid off workers in droves. Henry Ford refused to believe it was happening. Prohibition made some men rich and cost others everything. From eating muskrat to carrying a few bottles of whiskey across the river, Detroiters learned to survive until Roosevelt's New Deal, World War Two, and the greatest undertaking of public works projects in our nation's history dragged the country back onto its feet. Join The Detroit History Club as we explore Detroit in The Great Depression.

This event will take place inside a building built to be the Merchants & Mechanics Bank of Hamtramck. Later the building changed hands, becoming The State Bank of America, Hamtramck in 1929. A run on the bank, criminal charges against a member of its board, and the Great Depression shuttered it in 1930. Today the building has found new life as Bank Suey, a privately owned community space. For lunch, you’ll enjoy a meal common to Detroit residents of the 1930’s: soup and homemade sausage with bread and “near beer” (after all prohibition was the law of the land). Our chef for this humble but delicious meal is Chef Gary Marquardt C.E.C. Chef Gary is a native Detroiter and the chef emeritus of the University of Michigan.  A two time Bocuse d'Or finalist. Chef Gary is currently chef instructor at Washtenaw Community College specializing in charcuterie and classical cuisine. He hold numerous awards in both ice sculpting and culinary competitions. The afternoon's lecture will be presented by The Detroit History Club’s own Bailey Sisoy Isgro. Following our discussion of the tragedies, adventures, and innovation of the Great Depression, Alissa Shelton of Bank Suey will speak to her family's rehabilitation of the former bank/Chinese restaurant (is the name making sense yet?) including a tour of the behind the scenes workings of a roaring twenties bank turned Chinese food restaurant turned community space.

$45-- Purchase tickets through Detroit History Club hereIf you are a Hamtramck resident, the first 10 Hamtramckans are elligble for a discount. Please use our contact form to recieve the code for your discount! 


Jul
11
8:00 am08:00

Google News Lab Training for Detroit's Freelance Journalists

Everyone uses Google, but how do you advance from being an "everyday" user to a power user? This workshop will focus on how technology can empower journalism and equip you with practical tips and techniques to help you get more from using Google. In this workshop, we'll cover an array of free Google tools ranging from reverse image search to Google Earth to VR/360 and more.

This event is hosted in partnership with Issue Media Group (publisher of Model D, Metromode, Flintside, Rapid Growth and Concentrate), The Freelancers Guild of Detroit and Google News Lab. It is designed to offer free training for local freelance journalists who want to hone their digital skills.

More info & RSVP link here. 
 

Jun
15
6:00 pm18:00

MAP LIVE

Doors open at 6p (Feel free to come early to view the portraits!)

On Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m., Bank Suey will host an open panel discussion with several of the people profiled in the MAP project, an event that will include questions from and to the audience.

When nearly half of all Americans do not know a Muslim and 80 percent of news coverage about Islam and Muslims in the United States is negative, there is a lot of misinformation. Not only is the coverage of Muslims negative, it is limiting, framing Muslims purely through a security lens and primarily talking about Muslims instead of to them. In an effort to educate the public on the American Muslim community, the Muslims for American Progress (MAP) project quantified the contributions of Muslims in the state of Michigan, pairing hard facts with human faces.

To learn more about MAP, visit muslimsforamericanprogress.org

 

Jun
11
12:00 pm12:00

Suck it Suicide: Volunteer Training Day

Suck it Suicide volunteer training day. This will be an orientation and training of basic suicide prevention and mental health information. "We will discuss a bunch of really cool shit and you can get to know us as an organization. Super pumped to meet you!" 

Suck It Suicide is about a lot of things: 
>Changing the stigma of suicide, mental illness, mood disorders and depression
>Educating the public about these issues and how to help
>Supporting those who need help now and those who will need help as a survivor if we don't make it in time to help their loved one

Registration info coming soon!

Jun
10
Jun 25

MAP Portrait Exhibition on View!

https://www.muslimsforamericanprogress.org/about/

Portraits from the MAP project will be on view at Bank Suey June 10 through June 25, 2017! It will be on display during all public events at Bank Suey, with special viewing hours below: 

Exhibit Viewing Times:

  • June 10, 1–6 p.m. 
  • June 15, 6–8:30 p.m.
  • June 17, 2–7 p.m. |  during MAP Live
  • June 24, 2–7 p.m.

To learn more about MAP, visit muslimsforamericanprogress.org

Jun
10
12:30 pm12:30

SHOP SUEY: Hamtramck Marketplace

Join us for our second Saturday Marketplace each month! 12:30-6:30p!  

Featuring:

--The LuckenBooth Detroit: Tarot readings + handmade jewelry, Celtic knits

--Sparklegarden: rings & jewelry by local metalsmith

--Get More Higher: T-shirts designed in Hamtramck, screened in SW Detroit.

--Hamtramck Heritage Textile Mural Project: Submit textile patterns that mean something to you for inclusion in the summer 2017 mural!

--Deb's Creative Threads: Handmade neckwarmers, belts and othersewn items.

--2nd Floor Bookstore: A selection of new & used books for both adults & kids!

--Wandering Flamingo Vintage: Vintage clothing,vinyl, & handmade necklaces!

--MAP Portrait Exhibit on view: Muslims for American Progress (MAP), is a project of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), the project educates the public by providing a much-needed, evidence-based portrait of a deeply misunderstood community. The MAP project quantifies the contributions of American Muslims in the state of Michigan, pairing hard facts with human faces. Portraits of individuals profiled in the project are displayed on Bank Suey’s walls this month from June 10-June 25.

If you are a vendor and want to apply, please fill out this form. 

Stay tuned for the vendor list! 

 

 

May
27
6:30 pm18:30

​“The Wall Speaks—Voices of the Unheard” Finissage Closing Party

Saturday, May 27th, 6:30p at Bank Suey, 10345 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck

After two incredible, fruitful months, "The Wall Speaks" exhibition in Hamtramck is ending. We will celebrate the artists, speakers, organizers, docents, interns, volunteers, helpers, and viewer/participants who made this such a meaningful experience at our closing party on May 27th, 6:30p at Bank Suey. Wojtek Sawa, author of the exhibition, and Alissa Shelton, owner of Bank Suey will host the party - appetizers and refreshments will be served.

The Wall Speaks – Voices of the Unheard” is an internationally acclaimed exhibition, combining Art & History. It is dedicated to Polish children of World War II and all those today who are treated as less than fully human, and whose voices are unheard.The interactive multimedia exhibition makes use of history to draw viewers into sharing contemporary experiences of marginalization and abuse. During the months of April & May 2017, the community space, Bank Suey, became a pop-up museum, its entire 2,000 sq.ft. hosting the immersive experience and presenting weekly events featuring art, music, lectures and community discussions. We bridged the experience of Polish war children with that of Syrian war children through the "Children of Syria" exhibition featuring the work of Ilham Mahfouz. Our collaborators and supporters included: Hamtramck mayor, Karen Majewski, the department of classical and modern languages, and Global Studies Institute at Wayne State University, Hamtramck superintendent of education, Tom Nyczay, Polish-American Congress, Michigan division, Ukrainian Archives and Museum of Detroit, Vera Andrushkiw, Muslim-Jewish Forum, father Mirek Frankowski of St. Florian parish, Sugar Law Center and the National Lawyers Guild, Syrian-American Medical Association and dr. Abdalmajid Katranji, Yemeni students and community leaders in Hamtramck, Hamtramck High School, and Horizon Alternative School, the Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Chicago, Chicago Society P.N.A, Friends of Polish Art, American Institute of Polish Culture, and many others. We wish to thank Michigan Radio, WDET and Metro Times, and Walter Wasacz for their coverage of the project.

Most important we are thankful for the heartfelt reactions of viewer/participants, some of whom co-created the content and image of The Wall Speaks exhibition through their entries on interactive bricks.

May
27
3:30 pm15:30

The Wall Speaks: Live Storytelling

The Wall Speaks: Live storytelling from community members and Sugar Law clients. Presented by the Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice. 
 

More on facebook here! 

 


Throughout the exhibition "The Wall Speaks- Voices of the Unheard" The artist and Bank Suey are curating a series of discussions, events, and workshops around the themes of marginalized voices and bridging communities. 
Learn more about the exhibition here. 

May
25
6:30 pm18:30

Yemeni Night at Wall Speaks

Yemeni high school students visiting "The Wall Speaks - Voices of the Unheard" undertook the initiative to organize an event dedicated to Yemen and those who are suffering there. The evening will be presided by Hamtramck school board member Moorthada Obeid and teacher Anna Huk-Glaeser. Students will present art and poetry relating to events in Yemen.

May
24
6:30 pm18:30

Songs of Struggle

Songs of Struggle: Protest Songs both local & global, old & new. Presented by the Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice. 

Doors open at 6:30
Program begins at 7p

More on facebook here. 
 


Throughout the exhibition "The Wall Speaks- Voices of the Unheard" The artist and Bank Suey are curating a series of discussions, events, and workshops around the themes of marginalized voices and bridging communities. 
Learn more about the exhibition here. 

May
21
6:00 pm18:00

Islam Judaism and the Challenge of Religious Authority

This discussion will examine the growing crisis of authority in Muslim and Jewish communities in the United States and around the world. Both faiths include complex legal traditions, which have expressed themselves with varying degrees of centralization and plurality in different times and places. Recent social, political, and even philosophical developments have contributed to a crisis which has pervaded many aspects of Muslim and Jewish life, but one which has been felt particularly in religious communities. Panelists will explore how the democratization of knowledge through various electronic media and the growth of mass education has led to the rise of new interpretive methodologies, to challenges posed by law-interpreters to the ulama/rabbinate, and to a general acceptance of the increasingly important role of individual conscience in religious experience. Perhaps as a countermeasure to these changes, both Jewish and Muslim communities have witnessed attempts to centralize religious authority, and to align religion with state power in order to bring order to this post-modern religio-legal anarchy. Against the backdrop of traditional models of religio-legal authority in Judaism and Islam, the panelists will explore whether these developments are causes for despair or sources of hope.

Presenters:

Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Pill is an attorney and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University, where he teaches courses on Jewish, Islamic, and American law. He received his JD from Fordham Law School, his LLM and SJD in Law and Religion from Emory Law School, and smikhah from Bais Midrash L'Talmud of the Lander College for Men. Shlomo is also an associate rabbi at the New Toco Shul in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Director of The Institute for Jewish Muslim Action, which is building cooperative relationships between Jewish and Muslim communities in the United States through educational initiatives, policy research, and political and legal advocacy on issues of mutual interest in American life. 

Mohammad Khalil is an associate professor of religious studies, adjunct professor of law, and director of the Muslim Studies Program at Michigan State University. He received all of his degrees from the University of Michigan. He specializes in Islamic thought and is the author of various works including Islam and the Fate of Others: The Salvation Question (Oxford University Press, 2012) and a forthcoming book on Jihad, Radicalism, and the New Atheism (Cambridge University Press).

More on facebook. 

May
17
7:00 pm19:00

Muslims for American Progress with ISPU

When nearly half of all Americans do not know a Muslim and 80 percent of news coverage about Islam and Muslims in the United States is negative, there is a lot of misinformation. Not only is the coverage of Muslims negative, it is limiting, framing Muslims purely through a security lens and primarily talking about Muslims instead of to them. In an effort to educate the public on the American Muslim community, the Muslims for American Progress (MAP) project quantified the contributions of Muslims in the state of Michigan, pairing hard facts with human faces. Please join the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) as we provide a much-needed, evidence-based portrait of a deeply misunderstood community. Rebecca Karam, the Primary Investigator of the MAP study will speak, followed by an open discussion with ISPU’s Sarrah Buageila and Rebecca. This event is part of “The Wall Speaks­­—Voices of the Unheard” exhibition, where the artist and Bank Suey are curating a series of discussions, events, and workshops around the themes of marginalized voices and bridging communities.

Portraits from the MAP project will be on view at Bank Suey June 10 through June 25, 2017.

ISPU to report on the MAP project & portraits. More info on the facebook event and on https://www.muslimsforamericanprogress.org/

 

 

May
11
6:30 pm18:30

Vera Andrushkiw on "Holodomor"

Renowned lecturer and Ukrainian affairs expert Vera Andrushkiv will speak about "Holodomor" the great famine perpetrated by the Soviets which killed millions of Ukrainians.The presentation will be preceded by a musical performance on the "bandura," Ukrainian national instrument similar to a mandolin. Beautiful original Ukrainian posters from the collection of the Ukrainian Archive and Museum in Hamtramck will be on display.

More on facebook. 


Throughout the exhibition "The Wall Speaks- Voices of the Unheard" The artist and Bank Suey are curating a series of discussions, events, and workshops around the themes of marginalized voices and bridging communities. 
Learn more about the exhibition here. 

May
4
6:30 pm18:30

Glasses + Know Your Rights Discussion

 

"The Wall Speaks" artist Wojtek Sawa will talk about his Glasses Installation followed by a discussion on citizen's rights today led by Bill Goodman. Presented by the Sugar Law Center for Economic & Social Justice. 

Doors open at 6:30
Program begins at 7p

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About the speaker: 
William Goodman of Detroit, Michigan, practices civil rights law in the firm of Goodman and Hurwitz, PC. His past achievements include almost ten years in New York City as legal director for the Center for Constitutional Rights, where he led the Center’s work representing Guantanamo Bay detainees, Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange and the wrongfully convicted teens in the notorious “Central Park jogger” case. Bill earned his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Chicago. He is a board member of Sugar Law and the National Lawyers Guild. 

More on facebook here. 


Throughout the exhibition "The Wall Speaks- Voices of the Unheard" The artist and Bank Suey are curating a series of discussions, events, and workshops around the themes of marginalized voices and bridging communities. 
Learn more about the exhibition here. 

Apr
22
May 7

“Children of Syria” Installation on Display

Saturday, April 22, 2017 through Sunday, May 7, 2017:

“Children of Syria” expands the original “Wall Speaks” installation to bridge experiences of World War II Polish children with those of children in Syria today. The multimedia installation conceived by visual artist Wojtek Sawa will feature paintings and ceramic works by Syrian-American artist Ilham Mahfouz as well as her collection of press photos depicting children in war time Syria. The exhibition will be presented in the dramatic interior of the second floor of Bank Suey. A night time video projection onto the exterior facade of Bank Suey as well as interior video projections will also be shown.

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Ilham Mahfouz is a Syrian American Artist, a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, where she majored in painting and ceramics with a minor in art history.  She lives and works in Michigan, teaching art at the Pontiac Art Center, as well as Arabic Language at University of Detroit Mercy. Ilham paints, and does mixed media pieces at home. Her work has recently been on display at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, MI, the New Art Museum, Armada Michigan, and in the Amnesty Human Rights international Museum  in Denmark.

Ilham was born in Damascus Syria, of which she says:

”it is a beautiful ancient city, with great ethnic and religious diversity. Its wonderful people had lived there in peace and harmony till this sad barbaric war started...My art is a reflection of the Genocide of the people of Syria, the bombing, loss of humanity, loss of involvement, loss of care for human lives. For years now, children, women, and men have been killed, tortured, have lost their loved ones, their homes, they’ve had to flee for their lives, using any means possible. It is like an Exodus of people escaping on land, seas.....People are fleeing on unsafe boats, and some have lost their lives at sea, their bodies swept by waves to  shores, children lying dead ... airstrikes have killed people through the use of banned chemical nerve gas ...yet no one has cared, no one listened, as if it is OK and these lives don't matter ....

I use mixed media paint, skulls etc... to try to show this, I express it in the darkness of colors, fear and screams frozen in ceramic figures .... some faces filled with fear, others with no emotion, as if unaware of their tragedy.

There is a link between World War II, in the installation of artist Wojtek Sawa and the Genocide of the people of Syria today .... I wonder if tyranny then was different than Now ... or Greed ... that both feed evil and Genocide...I believe we are all children of Adam and Eve, we are all sisters and brothers, we are one family of the Human race who should live in harmony and peace.”


Throughout the exhibition "The Wall Speaks- Voices of the Unheard" The artist and Bank Suey are curating a series of discussions, events, and workshops around the themes of marginalized voices and bridging communities. 
Learn more about the exhibition here. 

Apr
22
6:30 pm18:30

The Children of Syria - Opening Talk

Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ 6:30

“Children of Syria” will be introduced by Ilham Mahfouz and Wojtek Sawa, as well as Dr. Abdalmajid Katranji of the Syrian-American Medical Association, who regularly goes to war-torn Syria and neighboring refugee camps on volunteer medical missions.

“Children of Syria” expands the original “Wall Speaks” installation to bridge experiences of World War II Polish children with those of children in Syria today. The multimedia installation conceived by visual artist Wojtek Sawa will feature paintings and ceramic works by Syrian-American artist Ilham Mahfouz as well as her collection of press photos depicting children in war time Syria. The exhibition will be presented in the dramatic interior of the second floor of Bank Suey. A night time video projection onto the exterior facade of Bank Suey as well as interior video projections will also be shown.

More in the facebook event! 

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Ilham Mahfouz is a Syrian American Artist, a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, where she majored in painting and ceramics with a minor in art history.  She lives and works in Michigan, teaching art at the Pontiac Art Center, as well as Arabic Language at University of Detroit Mercy. Ilham paints, and does mixed media pieces at home. Her work has recently been on display at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, MI, the New Art Museum, Armada Michigan, and in the Amnesty Human Rights international Museum  in Denmark.

Ilham was born in Damascus Syria, of which she says:

”it is a beautiful ancient city, with great ethnic and religious diversity. Its wonderful people had lived there in peace and harmony till this sad barbaric war started...My art is a reflection of the Genocide of the people of Syria, the bombing, loss of humanity, loss of involvement, loss of care for human lives. For years now, children, women, and men have been killed, tortured, have lost their loved ones, their homes, they’ve had to flee for their lives, using any means possible. It is like an Exodus of people escaping on land, seas.....People are fleeing on unsafe boats, and some have lost their lives at sea, their bodies swept by waves to  shores, children lying dead ... airstrikes have killed people through the use of banned chemical nerve gas ...yet no one has cared, no one listened, as if it is OK and these lives don't matter ....

I use mixed media paint, skulls etc... to try to show this, I express it in the darkness of colors, fear and screams frozen in ceramic figures .... some faces filled with fear, others with no emotion, as if unaware of their tragedy.

There is a link between World War II, in the installation of artist Wojtek Sawa and the Genocide of the people of Syria today .... I wonder if tyranny then was different than Now ... or Greed ... that both feed evil and Genocide...I believe we are all children of Adam and Eve, we are all sisters and brothers, we are one family of the Human race who should live in harmony and peace.”

Apr
13
6:00 pm18:00

"What to Talk About When You Talk About Islam" 

Thursday, April 13, 2017 @6p- "What to Talk About When You Talk About Islam" A primer with Saeed A. Khan.

Professor Khan's bio:

Saeed A. Khan is currently a professor in the Departments of History and Near East & Asian Studies at Wayne State University. He is also a founding member and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding (ISPU): a Michigan-based Think Tank promoting the study and analysis of US social and domestic policy. Additionally, he is co-host of Detroit Today on WDET. Finally, he was an author of the recent ISPU report, “Manufacturing Bigotry: A State-by-State Legislative Effort to Push Back Against 2050 by Targeting Muslims and Other Minorities.”

Presented in partnership with Muslim-Jewish Forum of Detroit & supported by Michigan Muslim Community Council.

More on facebook.

 

 

Apr
11
7:00 pm19:00

Book Release Party for Anne Elizabeth Moore!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 @ 7p -Book Release Party: Celebrate the release of Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes, the latest work from Write A House awardee, Detroit-based theorist and cultural critic Anne Elizabeth Moore. Come celebrate the release of Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes, the latest work from Detroit-based theorist and cultural critic Anne Elizabeth Moore. Beer, wine, cake, and friends will abound, plus there will be *very* brand spanking new books *literally* hot off the presses! You can smell them, or purchase them and get them signed, or just hug them a little bit.

SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMERS
Casey Rocheteau
Liana Aghajanian
Leslie Rogers

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
It is her birthday

ABOUT THE BOOK
Every day, heinous acts are perpetrated on women’s bodies in this political economy—whether for entertainment, in the guise of medicine, or due to the conditions of labor that propel consumerism. In Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes, award-winning journalist and Fulbright scholar Anne Elizabeth Moore explores the global toll of capitalism on women with thorough research and surprising humor. The essays range from probing journalistic investigations, such as Moore’s reporting on the labor conditions of the Cambodian garment industry, to the uncomfortably personal, as when Moore examines her experiences seeking care and community in the increasingly complicated (and problematic) American healthcare system. Featuring illustrations by Xander Marro, Body Horror is a fascinating and revealing portrait of the gore of contemporary American culture and politics.

Read the (starred) review from Publisher's Weekly here: http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-940430-88-1

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Apr
9
5:30 pm17:30

Breaking Walls & Building Peace with Tourism

Sunday, April 9, 2017 @ 5:30- Peace and interfaith activist, TED fellow, and National Geographic explorer, Aziz Abu Sarah,  will talk  about how tourism can promote peace in Israel-Palestine. Hosted by Muslim-Jewish Forum & Peace Meal Kitchen. $5 suggested donation at door. 

More on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/881909645280279/

Apr
7
8:00 pm20:00

The Detroit Musical, The Wall Speaks Benefit (AT ANT HALL)

Friday, April 7, 2017 @ 8p - The Detroit Musical, The Wall Speaks Benefit* (AT ANT HALL): An original comedy, The Detroit Musical follows one Detroit family through 300 years of the ups and downs of life in the Motor City. *$20 admission, ticket sales benefit the exhibition, please inquire using the contact form to purchase tickets! 

An original comedy penned by Mikey Brown and Shawn Handlon, The Detroit Musical follows one Detroit family through 300 years of the ups and downs of life in the Motor City. When Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac lands his canoe on the banks of the Detroit River in 1701, he's accompanied by Jacque LaMerde, a fur trader who plants his roots in the nascent city. And though the LaMerdes never achieve the fame of the Fords or Fishers, they do bear witness to the city's landmark moments. This hilarious comedy features 10 original songs, and an assembly line of laughs, plus you just might learn something new about one of the great cities in the history of America.

Starring Stefanie Bainter, RJ Cach, Chris Korte, Paris Mason, and Dez Walker

Directed by Shawn Handlon

Written by Shawn Handlon and Mikey Brown

 

Mar
31
7:00 pm19:00

“The Wall Speaks—Voices of the Unheard”

“The Wall Speaks – Voices of the Unheard” is an internationally renowned exhibition, combining Art & History. For the months of April & May 2017, the community space, Bank Suey, will become a pop-up museum, its entire 2,000 sq. ft. hosting the immersive experience.

Learn more about the exhibition here! 

The Wall Speaks opens at Bank Suey (10345 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck MI, 48212) on March 31, 2017 at 7p. The exhibition will run from Friday March 31, 2017 through Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017.

EVENT LINKS:

  • https://www.facebook.com/events/1897399363877570/
Mar
20
7:00 pm19:00

Seraphine Collective March Open Meeting

Join us for Seraphine Collective's monthly open meeting, to learn more about Seraphine Collective and get involved! And hey, why not bring a friend?!

"Seraphine Collective is an inclusive, supportive and active community of feminists designed to foster creative expression and camaraderie among underrepresented musicians and artists in Detroit."

During the meeting, you'll get an overview of everything Seraphine Collective is working on, have a chance to ask questions, share feedback and ideas, and sign up to help wherever you fit in. 

Seraphine Collective welcomes people of all genders and identities who are interested in fostering creative expression and camaraderie among feminists in Detroit.

Learn more here. 

Mar
11
11:00 am11:00

Shop Suey: Hamtramck Marketplace

Our very first marketplace at Bank Suey will be Saturday March 11th, from 11a-5p

Join us for our very *first* local marketplace, SHOP SUEY, on March 11, from 11a-4p! 

Featuring: 

  • Deb's Creative Threads: Neckwarmers, belts and other handmade sewn items
  • Drifter Coffee: Coffee, tea,cocoa + locally sourced treats
  • The LuckenBooth Detroit: ITarot readings + handmade jewelry, Celtic knits
  • Potty Mouth Magnets: Handmade stamped ceramic magnets
  • Loaves and Waffles: Hamtramck baked bread & waflles
  • Owen & Abbey: reclaimed wood home goods
  • Mama Suebee's Kitchen: Jams, breakfast bars, Kale chips + cook-books
  • Hedgewitch Holistics: Herbal tea blends, tinctures, massage oils, zines+
  • Nakee Butter: Nut butter spreads with health benefits
  • Mr. Levi's MyTFine Soul Sauce & Fibonacci pins
  • Detroit Kombucha Brewing Co: Fresh on tap Kombucha, by the glass, bottle, or growler

Learn more here! 

Featured in Model D here. 

Mar
3
Mar 4

Hamtramck Music Fest: Early Sets

Hamtramck Music Festival : EARLY SETS at Hamtramck Public Library, Cafe 1923 Coffeehouse and Bank Suey!

Join HMF for midday and early evening programming at these 3 stages. These programs include folk music, interactive experiences, and workhops, and all are FREE and open to the public-- no wristband needed.

Learn more here! 

Feb
5
12:00 pm12:00

Suck it Suicide: volunteer training day

Suck it Suicide volunteer training day. This will be an orientation and training of basic suicide prevention and mental health information. "We will discuss a bunch of really cool shit and you can get to know us as an organization. Super pumped to meet you!" 

Suck It Suicide is about a lot of things: 
>Changing the stigma of suicide, mental illness, mood disorders and depression
>Educating the public about these issues and how to help
>Supporting those who need help now and those who will need help as a survivor if we don't make it in time to help their loved one

To register for the volunteer training day please visit: http://eepurl.com/cvMOpr

 

 

Jan
27
Jan 30

New Weird America

New Weird America is a coffeeshop pop-up inside Bank Suey that will be provides drinks, literature, and chill vibes. 

Read more about the November pop-up here: http://detroit.eater.com/2016/11/12/13607812/bank-suey-hamtramck-new-weird-america-coffee

Jan
21
Feb 5

Framed by WDET: Open Viewing Hours

Open Hours: 
--Wednesday, January 18 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Framed by WDET: Hummus Heartland Exhibition Opening featuring a fusion of Liberian and Lebanese food prepared by Kitchen Ramarj.
--Saturday, January 21, 2017 2-5p: Open viewing
--Saturday January 27-January 30, 2017: During "New Weird America" coffee pop up hours
--Sunday, February 5, 2017 3:30-6p: Open viewing


Hummus Heartland is a collection of stories about Detroit’s ubiquitous Middle-Eastern food culture. Radio producer Zak Rosen and photographer Marvin Shaouni join forces to tell intimate stories united by the iconic, delicious food staple – hummus.
Thousands of metro Detroiters trace their descent to the Middle East. Prepare to experience the sounds, images, reflections, and recipes that unite our diverse region. 
Learn more at framedbywdet.org
 

Jan
18
6:00 pm18:00

Framed by WDET

Hummus Heartland is a collection of stories about Detroit’s ubiquitous Middle-Eastern food culture. Radio producer Zak Rosen and photographer Marvin Shaouni join forces to tell intimate stories united by the iconic, delicious food staple – hummus.

Thousands of metro Detroiters trace their descent to the Middle East. Prepare to experience the sounds, images, reflections, and recipes that unite our diverse region. 

The free public opening will take place at Bank Suey in Hamtramck on Wednesday, January 18 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This exhibition opening will also feature a fusion of Liberian and Lebanese food prepared by Kitchen Ramarj.

Learn more at framedbywdet.org

Framed by WDET: Hummus Heartland is presented in partnership with Muslim-Jewish Forum of Detroit.

It is a part of Framed by WDET 101.9 FM, an audio-visual storytelling experience produced by Detroit’s public radio station. Made possible with support from individual contributions, the Knight FoundationThe Kresge FoundationMichigan Council for Arts and Cultural AffairsNational Endowment for the ArtsCommunity Foundation for Southeast Michigan, and our series sponsors.

Dec
9
Dec 10

Grand Circus Magazine: FW16 Issue Release Party

Party with the Grand Circus magazine collaborators and contributors to celebrate the release of issue 4 (Fall Winter 16). 

RSVP + more info here. 
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D.j. set by Humons
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Our FW16 issue will delve into tactical urbanism conducted by People First in Corktown, the journey of Syrian refugees to Detroit, gas station mixtapes, an intervew with the director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, a map of four cool cities that are becoming gradually less cool through the homogenizing influence of “good design,” and more —
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$5 Suggested Cover
As usual: respect the space / no buttheads / have fun / see you there!
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