The Farmington Civic Theater will host two special events next week, a concert by a Grand Rapids-based folk-rock band and a documentary and panel discussion about migration from Detroit into the suburbs.
On Thursday, the Farmington/Farmington Hills Multiracial Multicultural Community Council hosts a 7 p.m. showing of The New Metropolis, a documentary about the economic and social impacts of people moving from center city neighborhoods into communities like Farmington and Farmington Hills.
Moderator Frankie Darcell will be joined by panelists including State Rep. Vicki Barnett, State Sen. Vincent Gregory, city managers Steve Brock (Farmington Hills) and Vince Pastue (Farmington), Greater Farmington Area Chamber director Mary Engelman, Michigan Dept. of Civil Rights director Dan Krichbaum and Jay Marks, school quality consultant for Oakland Schools.
Seating is limited; reserve your spot by calling 248-871-2500.
The Crane Wives, a Grand Rapids-based indie folk-rock band, will perform on Friday, 8 p.m. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m.
Band members Kate Pillsbury, Emilee Petersmark, Tom Gunnels, Ben Zito and Dan Rickabus have played several high-profile summer festivals on the west side of the state and recently won the St. Cecilia's Music Award in the Folk/Country category at Art Prize. The Oct. 19 concert provides a unique opportunity to hear them on this side of the state.
General admission tickets are $5 and available at the theater box office Sunday 12:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. and Monday-Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are also available at Dagwood's Deli and at the door Friday.
A link to the band's music may be found on the theater's website www.theFCT.com