Events starting Jul. 19 in Detroit

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Free Sun Smart Solutions at Founders Festival

Sat., July 20, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sun., July 21, 12-5 p.m.


@ Shiawassee Park, 32340 Shiawassee St. Farmington, MI 48336
Need sunscreen? Priority Health, a Michigan-based health insurer, is working to increase awareness and prevention of skin cancer and will be at Founders Festival passing out sun smart solutions including free sunscreen and UV stickers that alert you when it’s time to reapply. We’ll be encouraging attendees to post photos of themselves with their stickers and sunscreen using the hashtag #PriorityHealthSunSmart. For every photo posted with the hashtag, Priority Health will donate $1 to the American Cancer Society of Michigan.

Germanfest!

Sat., July 20 and Sun., July 21

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@ Carpathia Club, 38000 Utica Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Feel the Prost! Get ready for Germanfest fun from daily Bier Stein Holding competitions to Schuplatter Dance Shows. Eat, Drink, Sing, Laugh - It's a Fest! Live music, local craft and German beers, authentic German food, dance performances, huge fest tent, bounce houses for the kids, and soccer games on a huge European-size field. Crafts and vendors, too! 586-978-2292

Live Music: Wayward Mission



@ Unity Vibration Tasting Room, 93 Ecorse Rd
The musicians that would eventually form Wayward Mission started as the brain child of Tim Dziekan (previously of Ragbirds). In the summer of 2016. Tim wanted an informal jam session and invited anyone that wanted to come out to join him at the pavilion in Lillie Park to jam on old timey bluegrass tunes. Various musicians would drop by, but a core group began to coalesce, which included Nick Raeon on banjo, Mike Coapman on fiddle, John Yax on mandolin, and Tim Dziekan on guitar. This group began to form arrangements on mostly traditional bluegrass tunes, but also ventured into 734-277-4063

Towner EP Release w/ ZZVava and Apollos Din



@ LoFi, 220 South Main St.
Local band Towner is set to release their first EP with friends, ZZVava and Apollos Quad 269-744-0864

Friday Night Motown Review w/Apropos


The Whitney 4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown

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(313) 832-5700

The Village of Rochester Hills presents Family Movie Night showing Smallfoot


The Village of Rochester Hills NE corner of Walton and Adams, Rochester Hills Greater Rochester Area


As part of their 2019 Family Movie Night series, the Village of Rochester Hills will be showing “Smallfoot” on Friday, July 19th, 2019! This free family fun event is sponsored by Cornerstone Community Financial Credit Union. There will be tons of fun activities for the kids including a bounce house, Kona Ice food truck, popcorn, giveaways and chances to win prizes! The fun starts at 7:00 PM and the feature film “Smallfoot” will begin at dusk.

Total Sensory Freakout: Detroit’s Zeitgeist Collective, 1997 to 2008

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Sept. 2


University of Detroit Mercy’s Libraries / Instructional Design Studio presents "Total Sensory Freak-out: Detroit's Zeitgeist Collective, 1997 to 2008." This art exhibit documents the 11-year life of the independent, community-run art gallery and theater. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. This is the sixth exhibit in a series showcasing Detroit’s cultural history and curated by Maurice Greenia, Jr., who has selected playbills, postcards, original artworks, newspaper articles and other items from his collection. Greenia is an artist and works at the Detroit Mercy Library. 313-993-1795

King's X


Token Lounge 28949 Joy Rd., Westland Greater Detroit Area

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734-513-5030

STARGAZERS by Reina Hardy

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. and Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Continues through Aug. 4
Theatre Nova 416 W. Huron, Ann Arbor Downtown Ann Arbor


Rupert Knox is looking for love in all the wrong planets. He’s an astrophysicist who wants two things in life: to make the astronomical discovery of the millennium and find a date to his sister’s wedding. He may have found both in Claire, a mysterious celestial poet. But when another woman shows up at Rupert’s door, all three star-crossed lovers will have to make big choices about mortality, true love, and whether to stick with vodka or switch to beer. Directed by David Wolber, Stargazers features Kaitlyn Valor Bourque, Eddie Rothermel, and Katelyn Wilson. July 11 - Aug. 4, 2019 734-635-8450

The Generous Pour at The Capital Grille

Mondays-Sundays, 5-9 p.m. Continues through Sept. 1
The Capital Grille 2800 West Big Beaver Rd., Troy Greater Royal Oak Area

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The Capital Grille’s annual The Generous Pour wine event has returned for its eleventh year. This year’s theme is Legends of the Land, where guests can sip on any combination of seven select wines including the Maggy Hawk 2015 Pinot Noir, the 2015 Cenyth Red Blend, and the Arrowood 2013 Red Blend. Each is from California’s Jackson Family that tell a unique story of origin and sustainability. From July 8th through September 1, 2019, guests are offered a customized wine tasting paired with the restaurant’s classic menu items, including hand-carved steaks and fresh (248) 649-5300

Greater Farmington Founders Festival

Sat., July 20, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sun., July 21, 12-5 p.m.
Shiawassee Park Shiawassee & Orchard Lake, Farmington Greater Detroit Area


The Greater Farmington Area Founders Festival has been a summer tradition for over 55 years. The festival will be expanding the footprint and moving the entire festival to Shiawassee Park. Festival goers can expect to see a variety of entertainment including live music, roaming entertainment for the kids,, food vendors, touch a truck, hot air balloon glow, crafters, inflatable fun, Bingo and Fido Fest! Festivals bring back memories for many and create new memories for generations to come. We are bringing back some old festival favorites which will be announced in the coming days.

Chase Atlantic


Saint Andrew's Hall 431 E. Congress St., Detroit Downtown Detroit

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313-961-6358

Welcome To Paradise

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 31


(734) 433-7673

VAZUM album release w/ Gold Crayon, VSTRS


PJ's Lager House 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit Corktown


VAZUM post-punk / goth - 12 am Gold Crayon indie / alternative - 11 pm Vstrs psych / alternative - 10 pm 18+ (313) 961-4668

Progressive Caucus Fundraiser w/ Rashida Tlaib


PJ's Lager House 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit Corktown

Buy Tickets$20


Join the Progressive Caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party for an evening with one of the most impressive progressive leaders in the nation, Detroit’s very own, Representative Rashida Tlaib. Come meet and network with our statewide coalition of activists as we channel our rage into organizing a political revolution like nothing this country has ever seen. We are asking a $20 donation, give more if you can, if you can't give what you can. All funds will be used to help us support progressive candidates and causes. (313) 961-4668

Unboxing: Doublespeak

Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 18


(313) 832-6622

Nicolas Lobo: Wellness Center

Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 18


(313) 832-6622

Eddie Martinez: Fast Eddie

Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 18


(313) 832-6622

KAWS: Alone Again

Wednesdays-Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 4


Remember when that 17-foot creepy Mickey Mouse-esque statue curiously appeared on the grounds of Quicken Loans’ campus downtown last year? The KAWS creation titled “Waiting” ignited a conversation about public art and how it speaks to its surrounding community. Now, more KAWS is coming to Detroit: In partnership with Library Street Collective, MOCAD will display five sculptures, a site-specific wall work, and three paintings by the renowned Brooklyn-based street artist. Alone Again boasts bold colors, abstractions, deconstruction, and commentary on turbulent times. The museum’s spring exhibition opening also welcomes 12 never-before-seen paintings by figurative surrealist Eddie Martinez, as well as Nicolas Lobo’s Wellness Center, which will be on display at Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead. Work will be on display through Aug 4. (313) 832-6622

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