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Beginner T'ai Chi Ch'uan Classes

Mondays, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Aug. 2, 2018
phone 248-854-3953

For over 27 years, the Michigan T'ai Chi Ch'uan Institute has been teaching the traditional syllabus of Wu Family T'ai Chi Ch'uan lineage in Metro Detroit. The beginner classes teach students the 108 posture hand form through one on one instruction. The 108 posture form takes every joint in your body through its full natural range of motion while challenging your balance, improving coordination, relaxing your breathing, and increasing circulation. Stop in for a free introductory class! $70/month

Happy Hour

Mondays-Fridays, 3-6 p.m. Continues through Nov. 30

@ Au Cochon, 260 N Old Wordward Ave Birmingham, MI 48009
Need an escape during the week? Head over to Au Cochon in Birmingham weekdays from 3 – 6 p.m. and explore upscale French café cuisine during Happy Hour. Offerings include half-off all appetizers and sides, including pomme frittes and Fromage blanc, a fresh cheese served with truffle honey, lemon and toast points, as well as Au Cochon’s 17 wines by the glass. For $5, guests can enjoy well drinks, and for $6, house cocktails such as the Pear Hiver and Light as a Feather.

Summer Art Program

Mondays-Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 8
phone 313- 471- 9768
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Art and music workshops for children. Learn guitar, keyboard, percussion, singing, painting, drawing, ceramic, art crafts, skateboard building, youth theatre, and breakdancing. Children will showcase their new skills during performances on Saturdays at 8pm. $10
Garage Cultural: Center of Art and Creativity (map)
3439 Livernois
Greater Detroit Area
Summer Art Program

Step to Greater Health Community Walking Program

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. Continues through Nov. 17
phone 313-451-1278

Are you interested in living a healthier and more active life? Look no further! Step to Greater Health Community Walking Club is a free walking program designed for adults featuring monthly enrichment classes from April through November. Participants at all levels of fitness are welcome. Beginning Monday, April 18, join on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Palmer Park at 6pm for an experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression. Free
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Palmer Park (map)
19013 Woodward Ave.
Greater Detroit Area Step to Greater Health Community Walking Program

The Four Noble Truths

Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. Continues through Oct. 31
phone 734-239-5985

This course introduces Buddha’s revolutionary message that suffering can come to an end through one’s own efforts. Following Gelek Rimpoche’s transcript Four Noble Truths participants rely on readings, discussion and meditation. Mondays, Sep 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 $70, members free This course is also available on line, via GotoMeeting: $70, Jewel Heart members free
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Birmingham Unitarian Church (map)
651 N. Woodward at Lone Pine Rd.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (248) 647-2380
The Four Noble Truths

Free Heartfulness Meditation & Relaxation

Mondays, 7-8 p.m. Continues through May 1, 2017
phone 248-255-9635

@ Heartfulness Meditation Institute, IV floor 3270 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy
Welcome to the free heartfulness meditation sessions and plunge into refreshing, absorbing meditation Every Sunday: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon Every Monday: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Every Wednesday: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Free Heartfulness Meditation & Relaxation

Homemade Stories Live

Last Monday of every month, 7 p.m.

Homemade Stories Live is a storytelling show where top local and national storytellers share entertaining stories all themed around good music. PLUS an open mic where brave audience members can take the stage to share a slice of their own lives. Come be a part of this storytelling experience. Each show features 2 guest storytellers and 3 open mic storytellers where names will be drawn for audience members to share a 3-minute story. (18+) $15 ADV - $20 DOS
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Cliff Bell's (map)
2030 Park Ave.
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 961-2543 (FAX); (313)
Homemade Stories Live

Janet Kelman's Sculpture, Oracle, at ArtPrize at the GR Ford Museum

Through Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 9
phone 734-389-0454

@ ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI
Janet Kelman has been chosen to show her newest wall sculpture, Oracle, at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. Oracle is a multi-layered arrangement of luscious glass panels evoking images of streaming water. It will be on display at the Gerald R Ford Museum, September 21 through October 9.
Janet Kelman's Sculpture, Oracle, at ArtPrize at the GR Ford Museum

Call For Art: Fury Road To Thunderdome

Mondays-Sundays, 12 a.m. Continues through Sept. 27
phone 586-246-8731

War Boys and War Girls: Get your blow torches, paint brushes and motor oil in gear for the next EPIC Mad Max event! They are looking for War Wagons, War Bikes, Art, Constructs and the max in Mad Max Cosplay. Here's your chance to express yourself with fellow Road Warriors! There are no limits to what can be submitted. As long as you can drive it, ride it, push it, pull it or wear it there, they want to see it. $5
Tangent Gallery (map)
715 E. Milwaukee
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 873-2955
Call For Art: Fury Road To Thunderdome

The Johnny Stevenson Band ‘On the Plaza’

Tue., Sept. 27, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
phone 313-568-5600

@ The GM Plaza, 300 Atwater St. Detroit, MI
Join the GMRENCEN from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday throughout September with ‘On the Plaza’, a weekly series of free entertainment, activities and more on the GM Plaza. On Tuesday, Sept. 27, the Johnny Stevenson Band will take the ‘On the Plaza’ stage and serenade guests during lunchtime while Ashby Ice Cream & Palazzolo’s Gelato serves up a sweet treat. For more information, visit Free
The Johnny Stevenson Band ‘On the Plaza’


Tue., Sept. 27, 5-6 p.m.
phone 313-875-7407

At just 19, Emmalee Aboukasm burst on to Detroit’s Jazz Scene after winning the Detroit Youth Vocalist Jazz Competition in 2014, which was followed by her placement as one of 5 finalists in a New York based International Sarah Vaughn Jazz Vocalist Competition the following year. Since then, she’s been busy studying Jazz and U of M and gigging at some of the city’s premiere Jazz hot spots. This SEPTEMBER 27th @ 5pm, see her perform live at The Historic Metropolitan United Methodist Church of Detroit with her program of Jazz favorites called “Jazz I love" Donation
Metropolitan United Methodist Church (map)
8000 Woodward Ave.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 875-7404

The Art of Social Listening and Online Brand Engagement

Wed., Sept. 28, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
phone 248-641-8151

Do you know how to truly listen and respond to the people that make your business tick? In this workshop led by SS Digital Media, attendees will learn how to create sound social media objectives, identify key influencers within their social eco-system, and how to prioritize social media listening efforts, all the while using free tools instead of costly monitoring platforms. Lunch by Tropical Smoothie. $18 Members; $28
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HFC's "The Road Not Taken: A Fall Star Talk"

Wed., Sept. 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
phone 313-845-9842

HFC's Hammond Planetarium will present "The Road Not Taken," a fall star talk narrated by WHFR's Susan McGraw. Doors open 15 minutes before show and close promptly at 7:30. This star talk takes place on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28. It also takes place on Saturdays starting at 3 p.m. on Sept. 10 and 24. This star talk is free and open to the public on a first come/first served basis. free & open to the public

Henry Ford Community College (map)
5101 Evergreen
Greater Dearborn Area
phone (313) 845-9817

Jazz Greats "OGD" Perry Hughes, Gene Dunlap & Gerard Gibbs

Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Continues through Sept. 28

Four time Detroit Music Award Recipient Sky Covington is moving to the Historic Baker's Keyboard Lounge on Wednesday Night as featured vocalist. She will be performing with the jazz greats "OGD" Gerard Gibbs on Keys, Perry Hughes on Guitar, and Gene Dunlap. $5

Baker's Keyboard Lounge (map)
20510 Livernois
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 345-6300; (313) 345-6303 (FAX)
Jazz Greats "OGD" Perry Hughes, Gene Dunlap & Gerard Gibbs

Latin Art Film Festival

Wednesdays, 8-10 p.m. Continues through Oct. 5
phone 313-471-9768

This Latin American Film Festival features concerts, festivals, art, film, videos, a dance party and a potluck. $10
Garage Cultural: Center of Art and Creativity (map)
3439 Livernois
Greater Detroit Area
Latin Art Film Festival
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