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Play Ball! Transforming the Game, 1876–2019

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Continues through Sept. 15
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


It’s back. Just in time to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Detroit Tigers’ 1984 World Series championship, the DIA will once again look at baseball culture through the lens of an art history museum. This year’s exhibition explores the evolution of America’s pastime with a special focus on two championship teams, the 1887 Detroit Wolverines, Detroit’s first professional baseball and championship team, and the 1984 Detroit Tigers. Highlights include Ty Cobb memorabilia; the history of baseball cards, including the first card of an African-American player, Jackie Robinson; handwritten scorecards kept by announcer Ernie Harwell; and baseball-themed works of art from the DIA’s collection. 313-833-7900

Free Admission to Cranbrook Gardens

Through Oct. 31, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Cranbrook House & Gardens 380 Lone Pine Rd, Bloomfield Hills Greater Birmingham Area

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Stroll through the Sunken Garden, discover a garden folly on The Mountain, and take a moment to unwind by the Reflecting Pool or Japanese Garden. Enjoy free self-guided admission to all 40 acres of Cranbrook Gardens - featuring extensive plantings, fountains, statuary, lakes and streams - and watch as they evolve from spring through fall! Free admission to Cranbrook Gardens is provided by presenting sponsor, PNC Bank, and sponsors All Seasons Independent Living, fleurdetroit, Holiday Inn Express Birmingham-Detroit, and Roberts Restaurant Group. Cranbrook House tours and special events require admission. Please visit our website to learn more. 248-645-3149

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

Discover Your Special Power at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan's Ninjago Event Days

Through Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Great Lakes Crossing 4362 Baldwin Rd., Auburn Hills Greater Detroit Area


LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan wants families to discover their radical powers at NINJAGO Event Days Saturday, July 20 to Monday, Sept. 2. Based on The LEGO NINJAGO Movie, the event days will have several activities for kids and parents to hone their skills to become a master NINJAGO warrior. Guests will be challenged to create a ninja battle scene, accomplish a scavenger hunt and build their own mech machine to fight the forces of evil and help Master Wu’s team prevail. Kids can meet and greet Kai, one of the stars of NINJAGO and watch the movie.

Petanque

Mondays-Fridays, 12-1 p.m. Continues through Nov. 1
Campus Martius Park 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit Downtown Detroit


Come play the 100+ year old French sport of Petanque. Similar to Italian Bocce, Petanque (Pay-Tonk) is a fun way to while away your work day. We supply all of the equipment, and teach you how to play. 734-771-0924

From Camelot to Kent State: Pop Art 1960-1975

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 25
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


313-833-7900

Welcome To Paradise

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 31


(734) 433-7673

Aboriginal Totems

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 3


313-494-5800

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

Live T-shirt Screen Printing

Ongoing, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Detroit Shipping Company 474 Peterboro St., Detroit Cass Corridor


Check out Armadillo Printwear at the Detroit Shipping Company, 474 Peterboro St. for a live t-shirt screen printing demonstration. Our staff is available to demonstrate and talk about the screen printing process. 313-460-8333

The Big Picture Guided Tour

Tuesdays-Sundays, 1 p.m., Fridays, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 3 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


313-833-7900

Anatomy of a Hug

Thu., Aug. 22, 8-10 p.m., Fri., Aug. 23, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Aug. 24, 3-5 & 8-10 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 25, 2-4 p.m.
Tipping Point Theatre 361 E. Cady St., Northville Greater Northville Area

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The one constant in Amelia’s life has always been TV. Growing up in different foster homes, it was a comfort to know she always had a makeshift family waiting for her on the screen. Now in her 30’s, Amelia continues to escape her daily life with the help of TV. When her estranged mother moves in, she is forced to make an actual human connection. Anatomy of a Hug is a touching story of finding a way to forgive, even when it seems impossible. 248-347-0003

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 19
SJHS Oakland Hospital 27351 Dequindre, Madison Heights Greater Detroit Area


Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is an international fellowship of people who have experienced difficulties in life as a result of our relationship to food and eating. Our program of recovery is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. We make use of AA principles to gain freedom from addictive eating. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins at FA meetings. Membership is open to anyone who wants help with food. 313-629-3767

After Dark

Thursdays, 8-11 p.m. Continues through Oct. 10
The Apparatus Room 250 W Larned St., Detroit Greater Detroit Area


Every Thursday evening, After Dark showcases local Detroit artists in performance. From jazz to hip hop to R&B to house and techno, After Dark is committed to highlighting a diversity of new voices emerging from all corners of Detroit.

Multimedia Drawing Class

Thursdays, 2-4 p.m.
Jewish Community Center 6600 W. Maple Rd., West Bloomfield Greater Birmingham Area


Artists of all skill levels are invited to join a weekly drop-in multimedia drawing class at the Jewish Community Center. The two-hour sessions on Thursdays from 2 – 4 p.m. include all the materials, a still life arrangement and professional instruction from Todd Larson, a Detroit area artist and ceramicist. 248-432-5467

Downriver Poets Unit

Thursdays, 7-9 p.m.
Penelope's Venue 12219 Dix Toledo, Southgate Downriver


Meets every Thursday from April to August, beginning April 12th from 7:30 to 10:30 pm at Penelope’s Venue in Southgate on Dix. All ages are welcome to attend. The theme for the end of summer publication is “Recovery.” 313-410-3903

Sky Covington & Club Crescendo

Thursdays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Northern Lights Lounge 660 W. Baltimore St., Detroit New Center


Northern Lights Lounge Proudly Presents Neo Soul & Jazz Cabaret w/ Sky Covington Ft. Club Crescendo Jimi Blues on Keys Alex Brooks on Drums Greg Cook on Bass & Special Guest Northern Light Lounge | 9:00 pm - 1:00 am | No Cover 660 W. Baltimore Detroit , MI northernlightslounge.com 313-873-1739

Karaoke Night at Ghost Light!

Thursdays, 10 p.m.
Ghost Light 2314 Caniff St., Hamtramck Hamtramck

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Thursdays | Ghost Light | FREE Every Thursday, come through for a tune or two (or three, or four) — hosted by our resident karaoke babe Jerry Everett + Apollo Entertainment Systems! bar opens 7p | 21+

Interstellar Thursdays with Tony Nova

Every other Thursday, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
The Grasshopper Underground 22757 Woodward Ave., Ferndale Downtown Ferndale

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Interstellar Thursdays with Tony Nova at The Grasshopper Underground. Start your weekend off early at The Grasshopper Underground. Come dance with Tony Nova at Grasshopper Underground on Interstellar Thursdays. Take a journey filled with galactic goodies like House Music, Minimal, Deep House & Dub, Tech – House and everything Electronic. It’s the place to be for Electronic music heads. from 9:00pm – 2:00 am "No Cover" $3 Beer & Shot Specials Vibes: Tony Nova House Music | Minimal | Tech – House | Bass | Chill 248-268-3219

The Jimmy Blues Band

First Thursday of every month, 9:30 p.m.
Northern Lights Lounge 660 W. Baltimore St., Detroit New Center


(313) 873-1739

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