"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.
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/monthhttp://michigantaichichuan.com
@ 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
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. Freehttps://ghcwc.eventbrite.com
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
$5 plates of good food at Corktown Tavern! This is the Thanksgiving edition. Yeah, I get it: we have a while till it's actually Thanksgiving but who doesn't dream of what you see in the event photo. For $5, you will get some turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, a little bit of cranberry sauce, a biscuit, and stuffing. I might get some pumpkin and apple pie, if anyone is into that sort of thing. -Chef Shawn Addison $5https://www.facebook.com/events/463887303808003/?notif_t=plan_user_invited¬if_id=1472053059283117
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
In conjunction with the Flint Youth Film Festival, the FIA will be exhibiting a number of works by young, local filmmakers throughout the month of August. The Flint Youth Media Project introduces the art of filmmaking to people ages 13–25 and college students regardless of age. In addition to a series of free filmmaking workshops, the program has provided opportunities for participants to share their work with peers, the public, and professional filmmakers and screenwriters. $0 – $7http://flintarts.org/exhibitions/current/FlintYouthMediaProject.html
@ Riverfront-Lakewood East Park, 14601 Riverside Blvd, Detroit, MI 48215 48215
Jon Muhammad of SanKofa Life presents an open-air talk on learning how to optimize your health and wellness naturally. Free, all ages welcome. https://www.facebook.com/SanKofaLifeNetwork/ Free
Thursdays it’s cut-loose comedy as we present the comedy of 12 of the current rising stars in the Detroit Metro area and beyond. You will see a variety of comedians from beginners trying their hand at comedy (sometimes they are the funniest) to established comics unveiling new material to the occasional comedian auditioning to perform at the Comedy Showcase. Anything can happen as we present this uncensored cacophony of comedy. …and a good time will be had by all! $5http://www.aacomedy.com/zsepjamm.cfm
Join us for award winning Kuhnhenn Beer (at our Clinton Township taproom) paired with award winning comedians for a night of laughter. 21 years old and over only please. no coverhttps://www.facebook.com/events/861554317322802/
@ Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair, 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374
Ash Can Van Gogh performs an acoustic set on the Cultural Stage at the Michigan State Fair. Free Fair admission on Thursday, September 1 for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies in uniform. Any veteran or active military members receive free fair admission with military ID. 4-H members receive free admission with proof of 4-H membership. Varies, concert included with fair admission
Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.