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Paczkies, Pierogies and Polkas

Tue., Feb. 9, 7:30 a.m.
phone 248-619-6692

This tour starts with a visit to a Polish church for Chrusciki and coffee as you learn about the parish. The step on guide takes you around the Poletown plant and explains what happened to the neighborhood prior to the building of the plant, the desecularization of the churches, the neighborhoods and the people. At the Polish Art Center you will see specialty products from Warsaw and other areas such as famous pottery and stoneware, amber, bright floral scarves and more. The bakery will be stocked with Paczki, Polish egg bread, almond and poppy seed rolls and other delectable pastries. $65
Step On Bus Tours (map)
215 W Troy St
Downtown Ferndale
phone 248-619-6692

Paczki Day

Tue., Feb. 9, 10 a.m.
phone 313-873-1117

Hamtramck is the place to be on Paczki Day. From its annual Paczki Run to its specialty paczki bakeries, the city has plenty to offer those wanting to celebrate Fat Tuesday with never-ending indulgences. Named “Best Bar on Paczki Day,” Small’s Bar proves it deserves that title with free cover, live music, and plenty of Polish food and drinks. The Hamtramck bar will be selling their special Paczki Bombs, which combines both the goodness of a jelly-filled doughnut and some good booze. No cover
Small's (map)
10339 Conant
phone (313) 873-1117
Paczki Day

My Health Diabetes Prevention Program

Tue., Feb. 9, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
phone 734-222-9800

The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan will offer two My Choice…My Health: Diabetes Prevention Program® workshops in Detroit starting February 9th with the goal to reduce the number of people dealing with diabetes. This 16-week program is designed for those at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes in communities where the need is greatest, with the goal that participants will adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. To register, visit: Free

Documentary Feature Film - Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer

Tue., Feb. 9, 6:45-9:30 p.m.

Qualifying for two Academy Award® considerations, the film is an emotional journey that takes us through the lives of women -and men- who are dealing with genetic mutations (BRCA 1 and 2) and their related hereditary cancers. Dr. Kristi Funk, M.D, Angelina Jolie's breast surgeon and co-founder of Pink Lotus Breast Center speaks passionately about the need for awareness, and thus the prevention. The film includes pre-eminent specialists on hereditary cancer including Dr. Armando Giuliano, Dr. Susan Domchek plus cancer survivors and those who ultimately do not survive -- all featured are hoping to help save the lives of others. $12

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Main Art Theatre (map)
118 N. Main St.
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone (248) 263-2111
Documentary Feature Film - Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer


Tue., Feb. 9, 7 p.m.
phone 248-858-9333

King brings their their carefully crafted dream-soul sound to The Pike Room with James Gardin. $12 ADV - $15 DOS
The Crofoot Pike Room (map)
1 S. Saginaw St.
Downtown Pontiac
phone (248) 858-9333

Larry McCray in concert with special guest Thornetta Davis

Tue., Feb. 9, 7-9 p.m.
phone 734-241-7878

Michigan's own Larry McCray performs the second in a series of free "Tuesdays are Bluesdays" concerts, part of Monroe County's 29th Annual Black History Month Blues Series. McCray will be joined by Detroit's Queen of the Blues, Thornetta Davis. Free

Mardi Gras

Tue., Feb. 9, 7 p.m.
phone 313-965-4600

This year’s Mardi Gras celebration “has gone to the dogs.” Fishbones Detroit has teamed up with the Michigan Humane Society to help out the animals. Detroit will bring some Southern flavor to Greektown with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, $3 beers and $5 hurricane specials, and live music inspired by New Orleans courtesy of Jarrod Champion and the Sunny Side Street Band. Dress to impress in your royal best and you may walk home $1,500 richer. King and queen costumes will be judged at 10:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Michigan Humane Society. $15
Fishbone's Rhythm Kitchen Cafe - Greektown (map)
400 Monroe St.
phone (313) 965-4600; (313) 965-1449 (FAX)
Mardi Gras

Steve Poltz // Grant-Lee Phillips

Tue., Feb. 9, 8 p.m.
phone 734-761-1451

Songwriters Steve Poltz and Grant-Lee Phillips command the stage. $20
The Ark (map)
316 S. Main St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 763-8587
Steve Poltz // Grant-Lee Phillips

This is the living vessel: person. This is what matters. This is our universe.

Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through March 28
phone 313-626-2000

Cranbrook’s head of ceramics, Anders Ruhwald, curates a new exhibition at Pewabic. This exhibition is a special collaboration with Pewabic and Cranbook, featuring ceramic artists from all over the country. Throughout the run of the exhibition there will be special speakers and programs located at both places. The exhibition runs until March 28. Free
Pewabic Pottery (map)
10125 E. Jefferson Ave.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 822-0954; (313) 822-6266 (FAX)
This is the living vessel: person. This is what matters. This is our universe.

The Charles Boles Quartet

Tuesdays, 6 p.m.
phone 313-882-5299

Charles Boles is an internationally known conductor and music director, who has worked with such absolute greats like Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, B.B. King, and other notable acts. The quartet performs during the dinner rush every Tuesday at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe in Grosse Pointe Farms. Free
Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe (map)
97 Kercheval Ave.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 882-5299
The Charles Boles Quartet

Marcus Elliot Quartet

Tuesdays, 8 p.m.
phone 313-961-2543

Saxophonist/ composer/ educator Marcus Elliot is gaining recognition for his imaginative improvising, and thoughtful voice on the saxophone. Elliot performs professionally as part of the Detroit Jazz scene, where he has been practicing and composing the music that you will hear every Tuesday night at Cliff Bell's. Free
Cliff Bell's (map)
2030 Park Ave.
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 961-2543 (FAX); (313)
Marcus Elliot Quartet

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.

Detroit Weather: 365 Days

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through April 16

Detroit Weather: 365 Days is a 90-minute video by Susan Goethel Campbell. The two-channel video comprises thousands of still images taken every minute, 24 hours a day, for one year, enabling the viewer to see how weather patterns come and go and move in all directions. Free with museum admission
Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
phone (313) 833-7900
Detroit Weather: 365 Days

DJs and Dancing

phone 313-961-1929

Every Tuesday at 10pm, Dick Wolf and Todd Modes host a DJ event, where they spin everything from house to funk, rock, and Top 40. no cover
Town Pump Tavern (map)
100 W. Montcalm
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 961-1929
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