See Where, When and How Detroit Marks Kwanzaa Through Jan. 1

December 26, 2019, 6:42 AM

Holiday season isn't done, and not just because New Year's Eve and Day are next week.

Kwanzaa runs for today through Jan. 1, and Detroit has events, of course.

The Charles H. Wright Museum of Aftican American History lists free daily activities. "Visitors will enjoy seven days of tradition as we feel the beat of the drums, experience the vivid colors and vibrations of African dance groups, revel in the messages of dynamic speakers and passionate artists, and support our various vendors," the Cultural Center attraction says at its site.

These are other observances:

DIA Royal Kwanza Tour: Jamon Jordan of Black Scroll Network History & Tours leads Detroit Institute of Arts visitors through the royal and dynastic artifacts in the ancient Egyptian and African exhibits. He explains how African culture influenced European, American and African American culture. $20 | Dec. 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Dec. 27, 6-8:30 p.m.; Jan. 3, 6-:30 p.m. | Tickets

Detroit Deltas celebration: Dec. 30, 5-8 p.m. at Delta Sigma Theta alumni chapter headquarters, 24760 W. Seven Mile Rd. Free. African drummers, dancers and a ceremonial review of the seven principles from 6-7 p.m. after screening of "The Black Candle" film. Vendors and light refreshments. Public welcome and encouraged to wear African garments. Register

Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre: "A Christmas Carol, Oy! Hanukkah, Merry Kwanza," Dec. 29-30 at DIA Lecture Hall, 2 p.m. each day. African, Jewish, American and Czech winter rituals, customs and holiday songs are woven into Charles Dickens' classic via three dozen marionettes and a live chorus. Free with museum admiaaion.

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