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International Artist in Residence Exhibition

Thu., Aug. 21, Fri., Aug. 22 and Sat., Aug. 23
phone 888-495-2787

This exhibition showcases new work by 555 Artist in Residence, John Robinson. Robinson is visiting from Belfast Ireland. He has photographed places and structures while cycling through Detroit. The opening reception is August 21 from 6 to 9.

http://www.555arts.org
555 Gallery (map)
2801 W. Vernor Hwy.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (888) 495-2787
International Artist in Residence Exhibition

Kimmie Horne

Thu., Aug. 21, 6 & 8:30 p.m., Fri., Aug. 22, 6, 8:30 & 10:30 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 23, 6, 8:30 & 10:30 p.m.
phone 313-882-5299

Kimmie is an outstanding vocalist and a phenomenal performer. She transforms non-traditional jazz songs into swinging sensations, as evident with her jazzy rendition of "I Will Survive".

http://www.dirtydogjazz.com
Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe (map)
97 Kercheval Ave.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 882-5299
Kimmie Horne

The Valdez Collective

Wednesdays, 9:30 p.m. Continues through Oct. 29
phone 313-483-7283

Every Wednesday, enjoy live Jazz featuring world-renowned drummer Skeeto Valdez, guitarist Kris Kurzowa, pianist Phil Whitfield and bassist Takashi Io. No cover

http://www.motorcitywine.com
Motor City Wine (map)
1949 Michigan Ave
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 483-7283; (313) (FAX)
info@motorcitywine.com
The Valdez Collective

James Brown Dance Party

Thu., Aug. 21, 6-9 p.m.
phone 313-623-5800
Lovetravelsimports@aol.com

Get up to get down at this month’s edition of 3rd Thursdays on Livernois. In honor of the release of Get on Up, the August installment will also include a costume contest and dance lessons, all hosted by Love Travels Imports. James Brown is the theme of the evening, but attendees will also be celebrating the opening night of D:hive Build Bazaar at Cakes and Bakes. Free

http://www.Facebook.com/LivernoisCommunityStorefront

The Soil and the Sun

Thu., Aug. 21, 8 p.m.
phone 248-546-3644

One might wonder what exactly experiential spiritual orchestral rock really is. Well, find yourself at the Loving Touch this Thursday and you’ll find out. The Soil and the Sun formed as a two-piece but have evolved into a bigger group with talents include the oboe, violin, guitars, accordion, percussion, piano, keys, and vocals. Their mission is to reconnect their audience with nature through their unique harmonies, layered melodies, and an intentional instrumentation. $10 - $12

http://www.thelovingtouchferndale.com
The Loving Touch (map)
22634 Woodward Ave.
Downtown Ferndale
phone (248) 546-3644
The Soil and the Sun

The Reefermen

Thu., Aug. 21, Sat., Sept. 13 and Tue., Oct. 14
phone 313-451-8970

http://www.facebook.com/OakwoodGrille
Oakwood Bar & Grill (map)
17621 Oakwood
Greater Dearborn Area
phone (313) 271-5550
The Reefermen

Charity Car Raffle

Thu., Aug. 21, 5 p.m.
phone 855-HELP-GCH

Do you love the smell of a brand new car? Here’s your chance to get one. Grace Center of Hope is raffling off a Brand New 2014 Chevrolet Camaro 2LS Coupe to benefit the homeless men, women and children living at Grace Centers of Hope. $25

http://www.gracecentersofhope.org
American House Stone (map)
3741 South Adams Rd
Greater Rochester Area
phone 248-257-4005

FINDING MONA LISA: 313 THE TRAILER

Thu., Aug. 21, 5-10 p.m.
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Through the Finding Mona Lisa 313 Documentary catch a glimpse of the five countries that this group, was able to explore from 2007-2012; see the transformation that was brought about within the lives of the teens and their families; hear testimonials from community members, educators and parents. Most importantly, learn how Jocelyn Rainey was able to shine light on and capture the most beautiful, loving and endearing aspects of five groups of young black men from Detroit traveling around the world. 10.00

The Music Hall (map)
350 Madison Avenue
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 887-8503; (313) - (FAX)
info@musichall.org
FINDING MONA LISA: 313 THE TRAILER

Nashbash

Thu., Aug. 21, 5 p.m.
phone 724-794-6255
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Nashbash, set in the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, boasts a roster of first-class national and local performers, including headliner Mary Bragg, and local favorites Annie and Rod Capps, The Surefires and Judy Banker. In addition to great live music, this year's Nashbash features a Trunkapalooza flea market, street eats from local food carts, beer and wine, and BBQ by Aut Bar. There will also be an after party at Aut Bar.

http://www.a2gov.org/market
Ann Arbor Farmer's Market (map)
315 Detroit St.
Greater Ann Arbor Area
phone (734) 994-3276

Berkley Annual Pub Crawl

Thu., Aug. 21, 5:30-11:30 p.m.
phone 248-376-0200
RoseAnn@berkleychamber.com

The Berkley Pub Crawl is August 21! The evening will start at Amici’s Pizza and Living Room, and crawlers will nosh on complimentary munchies and enjoy drink specials as they stroll and shuttle to the bars. The evening ends at Blarney Stone where prizes will be awarded to crawlers. Tickets include a T-shirt (pre-reg), appetizers, drink specials and shuttle. Venues of the crawl are Amici's Pizza & Living Room, Blarney Stone Pub, Crispelli's Bakery & Pizzeria, Hartfield's Hatrick Pub , O'Mara's Restaurant & Pub, Republica, and 24 Seconds Bar & Grill. $20.00

http://www.berkleychamber.com/events/pub-crawl/
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Arts du Jour

Thu., Aug. 21, 6 p.m.
phone 248-541-7550

On August 21, Arts du Jour returns to the Barbara A. Hallman Memorial Plaza & Veterans Memorial located outside the Royal Oak Library and City Hall. Arts du Jour is the charity preview event for Ford Arts, Beats & Eats. The event offers a sneak peek into the tastes and sounds that thousands of people look forward to experiencing at the annual Labor serve their finest dishes both inside and outside the library, and talented bands and cultural performers take to two stages. Ten nonprofit organizations will receive proceeds from Arts du Jour and event attendees can choose which of those organizations their ticket benefits.

http://www.artsbeatseats.com
Royal Oak Library (map)
222 E. Eleven Mile Rd.
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone (248) 541-1470
Arts du Jour

DEGRADATION: An Art Show by Matt Fields

Thu., Aug. 21, 6-10 p.m.

DEGRADATION by Matt Fields – Works of Stress, Rebirth, and Understanding Selected for the 2014 Emerging Artist Series, curated by VATO and Adam Owen Layne. Thursday August 21st 6:00pm - 10:00 pm As a part of "Emerging Artist" series of shows, the historic Scarab Club (located behind the Detroit Institute of Arts) will host a one-night solo show displaying the artwork of Matt Fields. Free Admission Free

https://www.facebook.com/events/279049078966246/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1
Scarab Club (map)
217 Farnsworth
Midtown
phone (313) 831-1250; (313) 831-6815 (FAX)
DEGRADATION: An Art Show by Matt Fields

Health Insurance 101

Thu., Aug. 21, 6-7 p.m.
phone 313-549-9884
newsroom@bcbsm.com

Understanding your health care plan can be tough, whether you’re new to health insurance or you’ve had it in the past. Either way, learn about the basics of coverage, how to manage your costs and your cost‐savings benefits. Join a free interactive session near you to help you better understand your new health care plan. Call 1‐855‐272‐1045 for more information. Free

http://www.bcbsm.com/learnyourplan
Ecorse City Library (map)
4184 W. Jefferson
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 389-2030

Jesse McCartney

Thu., Aug. 21, 6 p.m.
phone 313-961-8137

TWIX® Brand Peanut Butter sponsors Jesse McCartney's In Technicolor Tour with Guinevere.

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St. Andrew's Hall (map)
431 E. Congress
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 961-6358

Matt Fields

Thu., Aug. 21, 6 p.m.
phone 313-831-1250

Matt Fields is a photographer who has spent most of his life growing in the Detroit Metro area. His recent works deal with photographing temporary installations that use string, paper, and wire as a medium. You won't want to miss this emerging artist at the Historic Lounge from 6 to 10. $5

http://www.scarabclub.org
Scarab Club (map)
217 Farnsworth
Midtown
phone (313) 831-1250; (313) 831-6815 (FAX)
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