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With the end of summer comes the exciting fall arts and culture season. CultureSource members have a plethora of performances, exhibits, lectures and events planned to attract all levels of cultural enthusiasts. Mark your calendars now for some that shouldn't be missed, and make sure to check out the September 12th edition of Crain's Detroit Business, where we have collected a more comprehensive list of fall highlights. 

September 2-9, Nights at the Museum at the University of Michigan Art Museum

During Labor Day weekend, as Ann Arbor fills up again with students, faculty and residents returning from summer vacations, UMMA debuts its first-ever outdoor art exhibit, projecting media art along its State Street facade for a week, plus showing the movie Toy Story on Monday night.

Unplugged"Unplugged" by Susan Aaron-Taylor. Handmade felt, shells, and electrical cording.Opening September 9, INfolding/UNfolding, the Art of Susan Aaron-Taylor at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

Aaron-Taylor's sculptural animals evoke the metaphysical through her use of natural elements.  

September 9-11, Art & Apples Festival from Paint Creek Center for the Arts 

Combining two fall favorites, Rochester's PCCA presents their annual art fair in Rochester's Municipal Park.

September 10, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra's Opening Night with Jon Kimura Parker

One of the piano world's greatest joins A2SO at Hill Auditorium for Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2.

September 15, The 25th Annual ArtParty Fundraiser at the Anton Art Center

This fundraiser benefits the Anton Art Center's programs, which have included recent talks from featured Essay'd artists Meg Heeres and Tylonn Sawyer, as well as youth and adult art classes.

September 16-17, Second City at The Ark

The legendary Chicago comedy troupe, where stars like Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert first honed their chops, makes their annual visit to Ann Arbor this weekend. 

September 16, Ciders and Sliders at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Nothing says fall more than a trip to the cider mill—now those over the age of 21 can learn the science of hard ciders during a night at the museum. 

Opening September 18, Unsettled—The Work of Edward Gorey at Cranbrook Art Museum

Gorey's dark pen-and-ink drawings, found in many Victorian novels as well as for costumes and theatrical productions, transcend the macabre with their sly humor and witticism. 

September 21-25, Detroit Design Festival 2016

In celebration of Detroit's designation as a UNESCO City of Design, this year's DDF events explore the ways design will help shape Detroit's future, and includes now signature events like Eastern Market After Dark and Light Up Livernois.

September 29, Night at the Library Tour

Right in the heart of Detroit's cultural district, Detroit Public Library's Main Library is an architectural gem—take a docent-led tour as the library stays open late. 

For a full list of September events, click here

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