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AMC @ Night [clear filter]
Thursday, June 14

8:00pm EDT

Welcome to AMC2018! A FireHouse Music Series Celebration
The FireHouse Music Series is an intimate performance and multimedia platform for showcasing emerging Detroit artists. In this special event for the AMC, join us on the north lawn of the Detroit Institute of Arts for a picnic style, mini-concert. Produced and hosted by Stephanie Blair, the event will feature music by Monica Blaire, OneFreq, Trey P., Detroit Che, DJ Stacye J and DJ Bleak G. There will be refreshments, some screen printing of Firehouse x AMC merch, and the opportunity to register for the AMC weekend. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday June 14, 2018 8:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Detroit Institute of Arts (North Lawn) 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

10:00pm EDT

Dream Cafe Kick-off Party with djs Whodat + LadyMonix
A kick-off dance party as the AMC transforms the Cass Cafe into the “Dream Cafe.”

Sets by djs Whodat + LadyMonix

Thursday June 14, 2018 10:00pm - Friday June 15, 2018 2:00am EDT
Dream Cafe (Cass Cafe) 4620 Cass Ave
Friday, June 15

6:30pm EDT

Cumbia Kids Sci-Fi Party
The AMC believes that creating dynamic content for kids is critical to a more just, creative and collaborative world. They also love a great party. The House of Cyborg presents a dazzling event for kids, caregivers, and community of all ages. Featuring DJs Mother Cyborg and Kristy La rAt, face painting, coloring stations, food trucks, bubbles and more. The film "Ratchet & Clank" will also be shown at sunset. Based on the popular video game, a spunky Lombax and a defective robot join forces to try and save the world.


Mother Cyborg

House of Cyborg

Friday June 15, 2018 6:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
New Center Park 2998 W Grand Blvd, Detroit

8:00pm EDT

You just got through your first full day of conference sessions. We’ll see you on the dance floor. Featuring two stages with DJ sets by Stacye J and the Anthology of Booty. Live performance by TT The Artist. Hosted by Miz Korona.

Friday June 15, 2018 8:00pm - Saturday June 16, 2018 2:00am EDT
The Marble Bar 1501 Holden St, Detroit, MI 48208

8:00pm EDT

The Original AMC Karaoke + Bowling Party
An AMC classic and our longest running party. Join for karaoke and unlimited bowling in the Garden Bowl, the oldest active bowling center in the U.S. All the lanes, all night long. Karaoke is hosted by Jennyoke. Free for registered AMC participants.


Friday June 15, 2018 8:00pm - Saturday June 16, 2018 2:00am EDT
The Garden Bowl 4120 Woodward Ave

10:00pm EDT

Comedy Night
If I can't laugh it's not my revolution! How else are we supposed to survive this never ending political circus? Join comedians from Detroit and around the country for a special AMC night of stand up comedy and much-deserved laughter. Featuring Francesca Fiorentini (AJ+ Newsbroke), T. Wise (That Blue Boy), Luna Malbroux (How to Be a White Man), Joe Aasim (Neopolitan Ice Cream), and Kai Quix (Quix, Women + Queers).


Francesca Fiorentini

AJ+ Newsbroke
Francesca Fiorentini is a journalist, comedian and activist. She is host and producer of the show Newsbroke on AJ+, the digital outlet of Al Jazeera Media Network. She is also a field correspondent with Explorer on the National Geographic Channel. As a stand up comic Francesca has... Read More →

Joe Aasim

Neopolitan Ice Cream

Kai Quix

Quix, Women + Queers

Luna Malbroux

How to Be a White Man

T. Wise

That Blue Boy

Friday June 15, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday June 16, 2018 12:00am EDT
Dream Cafe (Cass Cafe) 4620 Cass Ave
Saturday, June 16

7:00pm EDT

The Gathering: An AMC Youth Party!
Join us as we network, share media, design, and dance together.  Detroit's Motor City Street Dance Academy will be hosting a Bboy/Bgirl session.  Performances from local artists.

Saturday June 16, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
CASS COMMONS: Memorial Hall

7:00pm EDT

Black Music
Starts with a gallery event hosted and curated by Brian Oscar, with visual art by Detroit-based Black artists who seek to “define themselves for themselves.” Featuring  live performances, by Sterling Toles and Rafael Statin, showing that Detroit Black music is alive and present in ways that cannot be defined, or contained by the mainstream. Continues all night long with sets by Detroit-based Black DJs who pull music from across time, genre, and culture, with sets by Terri “Whodat” McQueen, Deon Jamar, and Nicole Misha.

(AMC@NIGHT Shuttle Transportation from this event ends at 2:00am)

Saturday June 16, 2018 7:00pm - Sunday June 17, 2018 6:00am EDT
The Baltimore Gallery 314 E Baltimore Ave

8:00pm EDT

Join us for the signature music event of the Allied Media Conference! Two stages: inside the museum and outside in Mike Kelley's Mobile Homestead. Performances and sets by: Le1f, Oshun, Los Hermanos, Miz Korona and the Korona Effect, Vespre, K-HAND, Stacey HOTTWAXX Hale, DJ Pia, and Beige. Hosted by Miz Korona. Entry is free for registered AMC participants.

Saturday June 16, 2018 8:00pm - Sunday June 17, 2018 2:00am EDT
MOCAD 4454 Woodward Ave

10:00pm EDT

Portage Garage Sounds at the Dream Cafe
Portage Garage Sounds resident dee-jays Charles Trees, Benjamin Kenjiro Saginaw, Zachary Shigeto Saginaw and Vinnie Massimino play an eclectic mix of music for dancing from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Cass Café. Portage Garage Sounds (PGS) is a record label from Hamtramck, MI, formed in early MMXVII. PGS's mission is to Fight Hate, Promote Love, Fight Racism, Promote Unity, Fight Bigotry, and Promote Music. PGS is a proud sponsor of the 20th annual Allied Media Conference.

Saturday June 16, 2018 10:00pm - Sunday June 17, 2018 2:00am EDT
Dream Cafe (Cass Cafe) 4620 Cass Ave
Sunday, June 17

6:00pm EDT

The Free Brunch Program
Our session is an installation of a seasonal event that we have been producing in Philadelphia. The FREE BRUNCH PROGRAM started as a response to the ‘brunch culture’ that has invaded many cities experiencing food insecurity and blight. In the tradition of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense’s Free Breakfast program and in the joyful spirit of many traditions of feeding large groups of people a hearty meal with a side of entertainment and leisure, we welcome everyone to dress fancy and come hungry. Let’s nurture and feed each other, let’s do brunch.

Please Register for this event at https://freebrunchprogram.eventbrite.com


Charlyn Griffith/ Pronoun they or Honey

Socially Engaged Artist, Wholistic.art
They pray for freedom NOW, forever and for us all. Playing in this massive life experience and thinking about it a lot with 3 children, a partner and a lot of other loves. Their community is being shaped by the ancestors and there is gratitude at the Center of that experience. They... Read More →

Asadullah Saed

Asadullah lives in Detroit and is a father and artisan host. He embodies the spirit of beautiful rebellion and wants to make ppl comfortable in his home. He will host the space for our event.
Asadullah lives in Detroit and is a father and artisan host. He embodies the spirit of beautiful rebellion and wants to make ppl comfortable in his home. He has generously provided the space for our program. His home is available on Airbnb and he looks forwarding to supporting more... Read More →

Sunday June 17, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

6:00pm EDT

Black Independence Celebration
It ain’t easy being black in America, when it ain’t real freedom. What does freedom look like? What does your blackness look and feel like? What does black liberation look like in conversation with music, poetry, art, dance and convening? Come get free with AMFM and commemorate Juneteenth with Chicago curators, Detroit artists and more. Hosted by AMFM.

Sunday June 17, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
The Baltimore Gallery 314 E Baltimore Ave

8:00pm EDT

Allied Ever After
The AMC is over! Come get down with your AMC friends. DJs: Beige, Nandi, and Mike Medow.

Sunday June 17, 2018 8:00pm - Monday June 18, 2018 2:00am EDT
Dream Cafe (Cass Cafe) 4620 Cass Ave