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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

DEPTH: presented by Detroit Science Gallery

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 17
Michigan Science Center 5020 John R St., Detroit Cass Corridor


Science Gallery Detroit returns to debut its second exhibition, DEPTH. The exhibition invites visitors to take a deep dive into examining the world’s connection to water in scientific and social contexts. Science Gallery exhibitions are designed to merge science and art supported by leading research from universities. Each installment invites visitors to imagine the future of water and mankind and asks: what will that future be? For more info: Detroit.ScienceGallery.com 313-577-8400

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.

Eddie Martinez: Fast Eddie

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


(313) 832-6622

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

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

MARKED: The Art, Body & Soul of the Tattoo Artist

Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. and Tuesdays-Fridays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 24
Northville Art House 215 W. Cady St., Northville Downtown Northville


MARKED, which opens with a public reception on Friday, August 2 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm and runs through Saturday, August 24, features artists from four Metro Detroit tattoo and art studios each with their own individual style and body of work influenced by the tattoo culture. Work includes illustrations, mixed-media, paintings, pyrography, sculpture, and more. In association with the exhibition, the public is invited to submit images of their tattoos to #northvillearthousetattoo to be considered for inclusion in an installation titled, Tattoo and You: Public Photographs. 248-344-0497

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

Global Glass: A Survey of Form and Function

Mondays-Wednesdays, Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 20


Global Glass: A Survey of Form and Function is a remarkable exhibition drawn from the extensive glass collection own by the University of Michigan- Dearborn. The exhibition surveys important artists and works created from the mid-1960s to the present. Global Glass examines both functional glass objects and pure sculptural forms that have often taken cues from other fine arts media and movements in the U.S. and internationally. Among the 56 artists represented are glass giants Harvey Littleton, Howard Ben Tré, Dale Chihuly, Ann Robinson, and Kate Vogel. 313-593-5087

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

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

Tai Chi Class

Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.
Hazel Park Recreation Dept. 620 W. Woodward Heights, Hazel Park Greater Detroit Area


Taoist Tai Ch Society offers beginner Tai Chi class. Learn the benefits of ancient Chinese exercise that reduces stress and increases flexibility. 248.399.7344

Un•Wine•D Wednesday

Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Red Effect Birmingham 2254 Cole St, Birmingham, Michigan 48009, Birmingham Downtown Birmingham

Open Mic

Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak Downtown Royal Oak

BarProv! An Improv Open Mic

Wednesdays, 8 p.m.
Ghost Light 2314 Caniff St., Hamtramck Hamtramck

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Wednesdays | Ghost Light | FREE* Planet Ant Presents: BARPROV — An Improv Open Mic! Looking for stage time? Wanna meet some new improv pals? Improvisors of all experience levels are welcome to take the Ghost Light stage and get their Yes, And on the last Wednesday of each month. Bring a troupe, or come alone and build one with new friends. FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION — supportive onlookers ready to laugh and have some fun will find a home in our audience, always! bar opens 7p | sign-up starts 8p | games begin 9p

Str8 No Chaser with the Mike Jellick Trio

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


w/ The Mike Jellick Trio 21+ (313) 873-1739

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