One of our favorite beer spots in Royal Oak (and dare we say the one with the best pun?) is bringing a little bit of Kalamazoo to Royal Oak. The beer hall is having a Bell’s extravaganza with a takeover of 14 Bell’s beers. Favorites like Two Hearted Ale, Oberon, and Oarsman along with some lesser known, yet equally delicious brews like Poolside, Milchkaffee, Lager of the Lakes, and one called Double Two Hearted, which just sounds like pure heaven for those IPA lovers (us), will be featured. Begins at 11 a.m.; 316 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-268-1939; alemarysbeer.com; Event is free, beer is not. Free
The Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue will hold a special viewing of the Holocaust exhibit “They Risked Their Lives: Poles Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust” on Wednesday, August 24 at 5:30 p.m. This will be followed by a panel discussion lead by Holocaust experts at 6:30 p.m. Both the display and the speakers will detail how the people of Poland put themselves in peril to rescue their Jewish neighbors from unfathomable hatred and certain death. The event is free and open to all. Donations will be accepted. Freehttp://downtownsynagogue.org
LA's visionary author WIll ALexander returns to Detroit for the release of a hand bound book published by Detroit's white print inc group. The reading and book release is part of the Woodward Line's monthly poetry and music series at the Scarab Club (almost always on the 3rd Wednesday of every month). Special guests are Detroit's favorite surrealist's The Space Band! suggested donation $5
DJs & live beats. DJ Psycho (Detroit Techno Militia/NWEO/Bessie's Boy) Dante LaSalle (Multifarious Animalcules) Jaws That Bite (Young Heavy Souls/Fat Beats) Jason Hogans (Planet E/Third Ear/Really Nice Recordings) Up To The Red is presented by Jason Hogans and happens every 4th Wednesday. Part of 9th Gate Wednesdays (in spirit with Majestic Casual) at Club Above in downtown Ann Arbor. $3 18+ 9-2 $3https://www.facebook.com/events/612287575619071
Enter the magical world of David Dimitri. Lauded “Lord of the Wire” by The New York Times, this world famous high wire dancer and veteran of Cirque du Soleil and Big Apple Circus epitomizes innovation as he alone performs an entire circus. Creating what he calls “a unique magic” in the intimate setting of a tent in Burns Park, his L’homme Cirque balances dramatic feats like high wire flips and a human cannon launch with humor, poetry, and serenades on the accordion. Be awestruck as he exits the tent on a high wire crossing above at 150ft into the sky. General Admission $20 Kids & $30 Adulthttp://a2sf.org/events/one-man-circus-lhomme-cirque-3/
"Lost Cultural Venues of Detroit: Social Spaces and Playgrounds." At the Library of the University of Detroit Mercy, McNichols Campus. June 15 to September 10, 2016 Detroiters once gathered together for music, lectures, poetry, cinema, dancing at venues which are now lost. These included the Graystone Ballroom, Danceland, the Vanity Ballroom, Cobb’s Corner, Alvin’s, the Art Center Music School, the Minor Key, the Grande, Zoots, the Freezer Theatre, the Gold Dollar Show Bar, the Fourth Street Fair, the Grinning Duck Club and many more. Some have been demolished, some sit empty and others are now being used for other purposes.
@ 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.
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. $10http://www.garagecultural.org
The Music in the Park Summer Concert Series returns for another season on Wednesday, June 24. Join rain or shine on the Main Stage in Kellogg Park for family entertainment each week. Bring your picnic baskets, blankets, family and friends for this free summer event! Freehttp://www.plymoutharts.com
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
This Latin American Film Festival features concerts, festivals, art, film, videos, a dance party and a potluck. $10http://www.garagecultural.org
On Thursday night at Harbor House you will find Sky Covington hosting and performing with her band, Club Crescendo, a weekly Open Mic & Jam. This Thursday evening is catered to featuring Detroit's best show of their talents. This new move will fit in nicely with Harbor House's musical schedule, along with a delicious steak and seafood menu, fused with one of the hottest jams in Detroit. Donation
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. $5https://www.facebook.com/events/552269348286073/?active_tab=highlights
The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center has hosted the Michigan Fine Arts Competition annually since 1982 when the Detroit Institute of Arts turned the statewide competition over to the BBAC. Every year, more than 500 artists from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois & Wisconsin enter the competition. Many winners have gone on to national prominence as a result of this competition. Each year, the MFAC is juried by artist(s) or curator(s) of distinction, who select current work of the highest quality. Cash awards support working artists, while recognizing the contributions they make to the cultural fabric of our region. Freehttp://bbartcenter.org/mfac/?utm_source=MetroTimes&utm_medium=Calendar&utm_campaign=MetroTimesCalMFAC
Oh, the modern hippies are here to stay, as is evidenced by the fact that this appearance is a stop on O.A.R.’s “XX Tour.” You heard that right: This jam band has been going for 20 years, at this point. While it would be close to a decade before they achieved mainstream success with their fifth album Stories of a Stranger in 2005, the group’s delicate interaction, righteous instrumentation, and drawn-out groove-heavy jams have made them a favorite with very righteous devotees of the devil’s lettuce since the get-go. Doors at 7 p.m.; 38 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; royaloakmusictheatre.com; advance tickets $49.75-$79.75. $49.75-$79.75
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