Events starting Aug. 19 in Detroit

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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

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

Welcome To Paradise

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 31


(734) 433-7673

Monday Night Improv!

Mondays, 8 p.m.
Planet Ant Theatre 2320 Caniff St., Hamtramck Hamtramck

Buy Tickets$5


MONDAYS | Planet Ant Black Box | 8p | $5 Improv Monday with Planet Ant is the longest-running improv show in ALL of history, ever (don't fact check that). Every Monday night on the Ant Hall stage brings a fresh, new, hilarious night of comedy from the Planet Ant Home Team and their opening guest troupe — AND the show ALWAYS ends with our traditional (and free) Open Improv Ant Jam, where we invite YOU to come up and play! Ghost Light bar opens 7p | black box doors 7:30p | show 8p (313) 365-4948; (313) 365-0782 (FAX)

F*ck Mondays: Sailor's Mouth Yoga

Mondays, 8 p.m.
PJ's Lager House 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit Corktown


You got a bad case of the 'Mondays'? F*ck that! Let's get bent! You are invited to swear, drink, and do yoga to shake off the Mondays at PJ's Lager House in Detroit. This 45-minute- ish class lead by your Swearing Yoga Coach, A-Bomb, will get you all stretched out while throwing down a serious string of naughty words. Hell, you might even learn some new ones while you are at it! Dress to be comfortable (yoga pants/leggings totally encouraged), and bring your own yoga mat. Please note -- There is very limited space, so there is a high possibility of sell out. (313) 961-4668

Dinner Show: Jennifer Westwood & Dylan Dunbar Acoustic

Mon., Aug. 26, 6-8 p.m.
PJ's Lager House 1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit Corktown


FREE Dinner Show! Jennifer Westwood & Dylan Dunbar play acoustic in the front room. Genre bending duo based in Detroit, Michigan that combines blues guitar licks, soulful vocals and rustbelt sensibilities. (313) 961-4668

Karaoke Night

Mondays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
McShane's Irish Pub and Whiskey Bar 1460 Michigan Ave., Detroit Corktown


Karaoke & Industry Night with Robby Robb $2 PBR, Miller High Life & Strohs $4 Jameson $6.25 Select Appetizers 313 961 1960

Monday Night Roller Training at the Lexus Velodrome

Mondays, 8-10:30 p.m.
Lexus Velodrome 601 Mack Ave.,, Detroit Brush Park


A new sport for skaters is in the works! The Lexus Velodrome track in Detroit, Michigan has created a common ground for all types of skaters! The Lexus Velodrome is now sharing the curved track with inline skaters, as they are launched around the slopes at speeds up to 30mph! 8-10 PM, Spoke Easy Bar open late, and open access to the Velodrome tracks! Rental skates are available, helmets are required!

Brain Candy

Third Monday of every month, 7-9 p.m.
Green Brain Comics 13210 Michigan Ave., Dearborn Greater Dearborn Area

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Arts Event--one poet, one prose writer, one musician and one visual artist sharing their talents. 313-582-9444

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.

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

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

Aboriginal Totems

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 3


313-494-5800

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

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

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