East English Village and the Alger have been selected by the Detroit Institute of Art's (DIA) innovative art outreach program, Inside Out, for summer of 2016. The program places reproductions of DIA artworks in exterior locations around SE Michigan. Look for art and additional fun programming starting in August.
We're throwing open the doors for visitors once a month starting May 2016. Come and see the auditorium aisle lights...working for the first time in 30 years...and other amazingly small but super important improvements that we have made to this historic theater. Tours are free and open to all. No reservations required, just show up at the corner of East Outer Drive and East Warren between noon and 2 p.m.
Friday October 31st the Friends of the Alger hosted a Halloween costume party within the Alger Theater! There were over 100 people in attendance and the party went off without a hitch. This event was put on as an effort to continue fundraising for the on-going rehab of the theater as well as to get more people inside seeing the progress that has been made thus far.
The Party included a 5 Category Costume party with prizes for each winner. Some pictures featured below in the slide show. Our personal fan favorite was from Lisa and Brad who dressed up as the Alger Theater itself sporting the marq...
With Halloween around the corner this past week the team at The Alger decorated the theater inside and out for our Halloween Party. Check out the slide show below. Join us October 30th for our Halloween Spook-Tacular for a night of fun, drinks, dancing, and a costume contest! More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/500413420132025/
We also were paid a visit by the city that made some improvements to the area around The Alger. For years now the sidewalk and curb on East Warren has been degrading. We are happy to report that after this past week the curb have been repaired alon...
On Friday Oct 30, Friends of the Alger will host its annual Halloween party. If you want a chance to check out this great old theater in person, tickets to the party are $10, and the organizers are planning a fun evening, complete with a costume contest. All ticket sales benefit the theater.
The event starts at 8pm and goes on into the night.
The Costume Contest will be judged based on 5 categories: Best Horor Film Character, Most originall, Best Couple/Group, Funniest, and Best Overall. There are prizes to for the winners so bring your best!
Last week the Patronicity campaign concluded with great results. The campaign’s goal was to raise $25,000 dollars toward building a community rooftop deck and to purchase new AV equipment for use inside The Alger. The open air, public patio will be available for people to host meetings, see live music, or simply to gather. The first public space of its kind on East Warren, the rooftop will help anchor the neighborhood by making it more welcoming for residents and visitors.
With the start of the campaign we received a commitment from Michigan Economic Growth Corporation for a matching $25,000 i...
The iconic Man in the City “Orange Man” has now joined us on the roof of the Alger
In early September, artist John Suave, creator of Man in the City, visited the Alger Theater. His Man in the City project places steel orange men on different historical buildings hoping people will take note of the buildings’ historical significance and its connection back to the arts.
Man in the City isn’t just a City of Detroit phenomenon. They have also gone as far north as Petoskey placing the orange men around Northern Michigan.
Cindy McSurely, development director for Crooked Tree, had this to share about...
On Saturday August 15th the Friends of the Alger Theater in coordination with the EEV Garage Sale hosted their very own Alger Theater Sidewalk & Pop-Up sale! The event brought 250-300 people to the Alger Theater to visit our vendors and check out our newly renovated storefront which was used for the Alger Pop-Up Shop.
The Alger Pop-Up Shop sold t-shirts, aprons, and tote bags with the 1950s photo of our beloved Alger Theater, (printing donated by Christian of C2 Custom Printing on Mack Ave), as well as sleek water bottles with our new logo, flowers and herbs from the garden of our board pres...
Board Member Bonnie Fahoome was featured in a Podcast which aired August 9th! The Pod Cast gave Bonnie the opportunity to share and talk about the excited things going on in East English Village and with the Friends of the Alger! Check it out on the link below!
The Full Podcast Featured:
Bonnie Fahoome, Board Member, Alger Theater, & SWOT City TechTown Detroit
David Solano, Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter, Portland, Oregon (formerly with WXYZ Detroit)