Electrician, World’s Biggest Roller Coaster


ELECTRICIAN – Oakland, CA Electro-folksongs about social war and relationships, by Neil Campau – Formerly of the anarchist-folk duo, World History, and most well-known as the founder of DoDIY.org. His music has often been compared to Bill Callahan, Will Oldham and/or Jeff


WORLD’S BIGGEST ROLLERCOASTER- local experimental dream-folk. These folks handed me a demo at a Kimya Dawson show a while back, and they are sweet. check it out.


at the Trumbullplex
4210 Trumbull
Detroit, MI 48208.

$6 donation, doors at 7. music around 8.

The Trumbullplex Zine Library will be open for your reading pleasure.

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Small Craft Skillshare and Pop-Up Shop: One Girl Circus and my marigold

Amid all the bustle and distraction, a chance to pause and focus on what really matters. To give time and attention to needle and thread, family and friends, craft and conversation. The Small Craft September 8 pop-up shop and skillshare is a celebration of the hand stitch. And the hand stitch is a celebration of our true priorities.

Photo: Karen LePage

For this month’s skillshare, we’re proud to welcome back Karen LePage of One Girl Circus. Karen is a talented seamstress, a crafty author, and a longtime supporter of Small Craft. With her help, you’ll make your own wrist cuff or headband, while learning to stitch designs and embellishments on knit fabrics. Stitch your own design, or choose one of the templates provided. Once you’ve learned the techniques in this workshop, you’ll be able to upcycle your favorite t-shirts into accessories, or mend-by-decoration the t-shirts you can’t bear to give up!

Materials Kit provided for $8. (Or bring your own jersey knit fabrics/old t-shirt, sewing needle, and button/craft or multiwork thread.)

September’s pop-up shop is by my marigold, aka Small Craft’s own Amy Cronkite! Amy is known, not only for her own craftsmanship, but also for her organizational work with Handmade Detroit and the Detroit Urban Craft Fair. She has a deep love of the Great Lakes, and it shows in every stitch of the embroideries she’s bringing to her shop. She’ll also have fabric necklaces and other handmade treasures, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to browse.

This Saturday will also see the return of Detroit’s legendary street festival Dally in the Alley. If you’re spending the day at Dally, please feel free to stop by and visit us at the nearby Trumbullplex, where we’ll be sharing free coffee, tea, and homemade vegan baked goods.

Small Craft Pop-Up Shop and Skillshare
Saturday, September 8
Pop-Up Shop open 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Skillshare begins at 3:00 pm
Trumbullplex Theater
4210 Trumbull

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Defiance, Ohio!


JOJJON oh hell yeah

Thursday, August 30th, 2010

4210 Trumbull, Detroit
doors at 7, music at 8
$6 donation

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Small Craft Skillshare and Pop-Up Shop: Aromaholic and Chuppy Love

When you think of the Trumbullplex, you might not think of it as a place to make a facial cleanser, find a crocheted bear, or visit a lemonade stand. But chances are, you do think of it as the home of all that is unique, independent, and creative. And from the skillshare, to the pop-up shop, to the refreshments, everything about Small Craft’s August 11 event is one-of-a-kind, no-strings-attached, and do-it-yourself. If those are your values, this is your Saturday!

August’s skillshare is entitled Scrub-a-Dub-Dub! A DIY Guide to Facial Cleansers. Join Liz Drabik, owner of Aromaholic: Intoxicating Bodycare, in making a simple and inexpensive facial scrub using all-natural ingredients. We’ll start the class with a guide to the basic ingredients, and discuss which are best suited to different skin types. Participants will then get to choose from a variety of materials such as clays, ground nuts and seeds, base oils, and essential oils in crafting their own unique scrub.


Photo: Genna Cowsert

The day will also feature a special guest pop-up shop by Chuppy Love. Only the coldest heart could resist this line of cute little amigurumi characters, crocheted by local graphic designer and crafter Genna Cowsert. All of Genna’s bears, lambs, monsters, and other creatures are handmade, using allergen-free fiberfill and Eco-Fi eco-friendly felt. We’ve enjoyed Genna’s participation in many of our past events, and we’re proud to showcase her adorable aesthetic and fine craftsmanship.

As always, we’ll be offering free coffee, tea, and homemade vegan baked goods. And this month, we’ll also feature a kids’ lemonade stand! Ramona, 6, and Henry, 3, will be making and serving ice-cold lemonade at pay-as-you-wish prices. Stop by their stand and quench your summer thirst, while supporting an early education in independent business.

Admission to our pop-up shop is free. There is a $5 materials fee for those who take part in the skillshare.

Small Craft Pop-Up Shop and Skillshare
Saturday, August 11
Pop-Up Shop open 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Skillshare begins at 3:00 pm
Trumbullplex Theater
4210 Trumbull

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7pm, $6


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Saturday July 28th at the Trumbullplex

DEKODER – Montreal “post-punk” with members of Cross-Stitched Eyes, influenced by anarcho-punk, new wave to cold wave, goth and death rock. Really good. dekoder.bandcamp.com/

SKINLESS BONELESS – awesome Pittsburg experimental punk that is heavy, skuzzy, and really smart. http://www.sgmgrecords.com/skinlessboneless.html

BREAK ANCHOR http://www.facebook.com/breakanchor

THE A-GANG http://www.myspace.com/theagang

BILL BONDSMEN http://www.myspace.com/thebillbondsmen

FIRES IN JAPAN http://www.reverbnation.com/firesinjapan

and maybe JOEY MOLINARO!!!!!

A Defiant Culture Production.

7pm- $6 donation
4210 Trumbull, Detroit
all ages

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Small Craft Skillshare: Copper Etched Jewelry and Animal Rights Activism

July Small CraftSpend Saturday afternoon making copper etched jewelry and supporting animal rights activism. Also: drinking coffee and tea, enjoying vegan treats, hanging out with friends, and exploring a pop-up shop filled with upcycled craft supplies!

On July 14, Small Craft will host a skillshare with Christine Wagner of  Design Specimen. Christine makes copper etched jewelry as part of a larger practice of animal rights activism, and she’ll be bringing both her techniques and her message to the Trumbullplex.

For a $5 materials fee, you’ll be given everything you need to make an etched copper pendant:

  • A pre-cut and pre-drilled copper disk
  • Pre-printed image transfer (there will be a couple of design options to choose from, crafty and vegan messages)
  • Q-Tips
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Safety Glasses
  • Jump Rings
  • Sandpaper
  • Cording for hanging pendant on
  • How-To Packet

When the skillshare ends, you’ll bring home your own handmade pendant, along with a renewed sense of compassion for animals.

You can pre-register for your spot here.

Christine will also have a small selection of goods for sale.

Small Craft July Upcycle Shop and Skillshare
July 14
Upcycle Shop open 2:00-6:00 pm
Skillshare begins at 3:00 pm
Trumbullplex Theater
4210 Trumbull

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