Perfect Picnic with Keegan Rodgers

Keegan C. Rodgers, owner of The Lakehouse Bakery in Chelsea, leads this lively talk!

It's the best time of the year in Michigan and the perfect time for al fresco dining. Learn how to pick the right foods, recipes, and pairings for a lovely outdoor picnic for a family, a small group of friends or a romantic meal for two. Learn tips & tricks for packing a perfect picnic baskea.

Japan Week | Mini Shoebox Obliteration Rooms

Create a miniature version of Yayoi Kusama's famous interactive art installations. Hand assemble paper dollhouse-sized furniture, use it to furnish a white-walled shoebox 'room', then add tiny colorful stickers to your heart's content.

Immediately after this event there will be a screening of Kusama Infinity, a documentary on the life and art of Yayoi Kusama. This craft is intended for teens and adults.

Film Screening | Pariah

Join AADL for a film screening of Dee Rees' Pariah.

A black teenager living in Brooklyn embraces her identity as a lesbian, but she struggles with how much she can confide in her parents.

In 2022, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant", making it the first narrative feature from the 2010s chosen to be in the registry.

Film Screening | The Unabridged Mrs. Vera's Daybook

Join AADL for a screening of The Unabridged Mrs. Vera's Daybook.

The Unabridged Mrs. Vera's Daybook tells a story of activism, art, and love, through the work of David Faulk and Michael Johnstone, two San Francisco artists and long-term AIDS survivors. During one of the darkest periods in US History, the two men decide to bring joy and color to a broken community. Taking to the streets bedecked in glitter, baubles, and recycled plastic, the two form a cadre of colorful kindred spirits they call Verasphere.

This 80-minute documentary is rated PG.