Events starting Aug. 10 in Detroit

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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

Anatomy of a Hug

Sun., Aug. 25, 2-4 p.m.
Tipping Point Theatre 361 E. Cady St., Northville Greater Northville Area

Buy Tickets26-47


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

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

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.

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

Weekend Brunch at McShane's

Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
McShane's Irish Pub and Whiskey Bar 1460 Michigan Ave., Detroit Corktown


Join us at McShanes for our Weekend Brunch, featuring made to order omelettes, speciality eggs benedict, biscuits & gravy, pancakes, French toast and more all highlighted the best Corned Beef Hash in Detroit! All of this and more like our famous Bloody Mary Bar, Bottomles-ish Mimosas & our Herbal Tea and Coffee station. 313 961 1960

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

Drawing in the Galleries

Fridays, 6 p.m., Saturdays, 12 p.m. and Sundays, 12 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown


313-833-7900

All-Star Showdown

Fridays, Saturdays, 8 & 10 p.m.
Go Comedy! Improv Theater 261 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale Downtown Ferndale


248-327-0575

Name This Show

Fridays, Saturdays, 11:45 p.m.
Go Comedy! Improv Theater 261 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale Downtown Ferndale


248-327-0575

James C. Harrison & Darin Latimer Art Show– “Imaging Each Other”

Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31

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@ Schmidt's Antiques Inc., 5138 West Michigan Avenue
Schmidt's Antiques is pleased to announce a public presentation and sale of works by Detroit-born artists James C. Harrison (1925-1990) & Darin Latimer entitled "Imaging Each Other". Starting with an open reception on Friday, August 2nd, Schmidt’s Michigan Art Gallery will feature a preview of the collection from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with an artist talk by Latimer beginning at 7:00 p.m. The public sale and exhibition will commence Saturday, August 3rd, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, and continue each Saturday through the end of the month, or by appointment. 7344342660

ComedySportz Detroit

Saturdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
ComedySportz Detroit Arena 1100 Woodword Heights, Ferndale Greater Ferndale Area

Buy Tickets$17.00 Adults, $12.00 Youth


Need a new idea for date night or fun with the family? ComedySportz® is improvisational comedy played as a sport in over 25 cities nationwide, and in the UK. We’ve been bringing the funny since 1984. Two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs like those seen on "Whose Line Is It Anyway" The audience votes for the winners and a referee calls the fouls. It's the only entertainment that's funny enough for bachelor parties and clean enough for your church or business group. 248-721-8024

Live Motown Tribute Saturdays

Saturdays, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
cobo joes 422 west congress, Detroit Greater Detroit Area


The Only Place in Detroit where you will find Live Motown Music performed EVERY SATURDAY The Funk Brothers Tribute Band performs with a variety of Detroit Vocalists, which have included Grammy considered jazz artist & Detroit Music award winner, Joan Belgrave, The Stubbs Girls and more 313-965-0840

Bike & Brew Tours

Sun., Sept. 1, 10 a.m., Sat., Sept. 7, 10 a.m., Sun., Sept. 15, 10 a.m., Sat., Sept. 21, 10 a.m., Sun., Sept. 22, 10 a.m. and Sat., Sept. 28, 10 a.m.
Brew Detroit 1401 Abbott St, Detroit Corktown

Buy Tickets$37.50

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Motor City Brew Tours Presents: Bike & Brew Tours - Guided Bike Tours in Detroit. Detroit history themed bike tours include experienced and knowledgeable tour guides, relaxed riding pace for all biking abilities, small riding groups, Michigan beer and food (included) and free safe and secure parking. 248-825-3085

Rocky Horror Picture Show Viewing Experience

Second and Fourth Saturday of every month, 11:15 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
State Wayne Theatre 35164 Michigan Ave, Wayne Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$10


Join the Rocky Horror Preservation Society for a screening and full audience participation shadow cast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show! Yell things! Throw things! Do the Time Warp with one of the best shadow casts around. For those who have never experienced The Rocky Horror Picture Show in a theater with a cast, there is truly nothing like it. It's not just a movie and it's not just a stage performance. It's an amazing experience that will have you wanting more! The movie is rated R, so standard R rating age rules apply. 734-326-4602

New Baltimore vets ‘ruck' around for fitness and fun

Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Aug. 8
New Baltimore Township Hall 36535 Green St., New Baltimore Greater Detroit Area

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AMVETS Post 52 in New Baltimore is host and the starting place for the Aug. 11 Macomb County Veterans and Supporters Ruck. What is rucking? Walking with a backpack or rucksack. The Ruck goes in a circular route from the AMVETS post to Anchor Bay and back is free and open to all; friends, allies, and whole families participate. 586-913-6023

Class of 98 Band, the 90s Party Palooza

Sat., Nov. 16, 8 p.m., Sat., Nov. 30, 8 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 21, 8 p.m.
Magic Bag 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale Downtown Ferndale

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