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Australia’s Strange Fruit: Tall Tales of the Seven Seas

Tue., June 27, 5:55 p.m., Wed., June 28, 5:55 p.m. and Thu., June 29, 5:55 p.m.

As a highlight of the University of Michigan Bicentennial celebration, Australia’s Strange Fruit are entering new and exciting waters to tell even taller tales in this world premiere! Filled with equal measures of spectacle, disaster, and beauty, this fantastic voyage follows the antics of three eccentric mariners as they explore the power of the imagination in a quest for common ground. Be amazed as these world-renowned acrobats dip and sway atop incredible sway-pole masts as their vessel "The Fabulist” pitches and rolls above Top of the Park. Australia’s Strange Fruit is famous for their beautifully costumed, choreographed dancers gracefully dipping and bowing above the crowd on elevated poles. Since 1994, this Melbourne company has performed at over 600 international festivals in over 55 countries, to well over 5 million people. They last joined us in 2011, attracting record attendance at Top of the Park, consistently drawing over 3,000 people to each of their performances, and are the most demanded return performers in our annual audience surveys. Come early and stay afterward to hear the University of Michigan’s Head Carillonneur Tiffany Ng will perform a music score of maritime songs co-curated with the Artistic Director of Australia’s Strange Fruit on the world famous Burton Memorial Tower carillon. The University of Michigan is celebrating 200 years of impact throughout 2017. On June 27th, Australia's Strange Fruit will be preceded by the MStaff200 event, a free afternoon festival on the U-M Diag that celebrates the contributions of university staff. The “Tall Tales of the High Seas” show lasts 30 minutes, come early to get a good spot for this all age and family-friendly performance. This event was made possible with the support of the University of Michigan Bicentennial Committee, The National Endowment for the Arts and The A2SF Imagination Fund Families; The Belden Family, Cindy and John Nixon, Fran and Irwin Martin, and Eileen and Ron Weiser.

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Ingalls Mall (map)
915 E Washington St.
Greater Ann Arbor Area
phone (734) 647-2278
Australia’s Strange Fruit: Tall Tales of the Seven Seas

Campville USA

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 11
phone 313-881-7511

Build, Play, Learn, and Grow with Campville USA at The War Memorial Summertime mini-camps for kids, teens, and college students offer diverse and exciting experiences As summer quickly approaches, The War Memorial is pleased to announce the return of Campville USA, a series of mini-camps for children aged 5+, teens, and college students. Campville USA begins on June 19 and runs through August 11; each camp has its own schedule, ranging from one-day to one-week engagements. All Campville USA activities are held at The War Memorial, located at 32 Lake Shore Drive in Grosse Pointe Farms. 40.00-255.00
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Grosse Pointe War Memorial (map)
32 Lake Shore Dr.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 881-7511
Campville USA

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Tuesdays-Sundays, 5 p.m. Continues through July 2
phone 734-994-5999

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is an exhilarating celebration of performing arts, outdoor entertainment, and community spirit. A boutique music and arts festival, the nearly four-week gathering offers dozens of performances, activities, exhibitions, and screenings representative of the best in music, dance, comedy, film, circus and street arts, and family entertainment. Top of the Park is held along a beautiful campus green and offers admission-free concerts, movies under the stars, open-air spectacles, and unique family attractions. Free
U-M Institute of Humanities (map)
915 East Washington
Greater Ann Arbor Area
phone (734) 936-3518
Ann Arbor Summer Festival

"Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe" Exhibition

Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 8
phone 248-645-3320

Cranbrook Art Museum presents the U.S. debut of "Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe," a career retrospective of one of the most important and influential designers of the twentieth century. Artmembers Always Free, Children 12 & under Always Free, Adults $10, Seniors (65 and older) $8, Students with ID $6
Cranbrook Art Museum (map)
39221 N. Woodward Ave.
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (877) 462-7262
"Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe" Exhibition

The Promise of Never Again

Wed., June 28, 7 p.m.

Genocide is one of many stains on human history and the erasure of many races has taken place throughout the ages. Scott Straus is a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of Fundamentals of Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, and thus can be considered an expert on ending genocide. Straus is also a council member at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum where he works closely with the Simon-Skojt Center on Genocide Prevention. His lecture comes at an important time in human history, as many races and religions still face rampant discrimination and xenophobia. free

Holocaust Memorial Center (map)
6602 W. Maple Rd
Greater Birmingham Area
phone (248) 661-0840
The Promise of Never Again


Wed., June 28, 8 p.m.

Indie cult icon Paleface taught Beck a few tunes back in the day, and has been one of the biggest indie-folk acts around, thanks in part to his “girlfriend-drummer” Mo Samalot, who provides the sweet harmonies featured on many of his tracks. You might recognize him from Paste magazine’s short documentary, Paleface: The Making of One Big Party, or from reading about him in Metro Times itself since we love the dude’s music. Paleface has worked on three albums with the Avett Brothers, and is an accomplished visual artist to boot. Paleface keeps himself busy, to say the least, but his music never falters. $5

PJ's Lager House (map)
1254 Michigan Ave.
phone (313) 961-4668

We Are The Northern Lights Concert

Wed., June 28, 6:30-8 p.m.

@ WeWork Campus Martius, 1001 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI
Please join NYC-based indie-pop-folk duo We Are The Northern Lights (WATNL) for an intimate acoustic performance at WeWork Campus Martius. Drawing comparisons to "The Civil Wars" and "The Lumineers" WATNL is on a 7-week nationwide tour in support of the release of their debut EP "Now Or Never". There is no cover but you must RSVP on the band's website. Happy Hour sponsored by WeWork from 5:30 - 6:30. The concert will take place from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. CDs and other merchandise will be available for purchase. Free
We Are The Northern Lights Concert

Arbor Teas Summer Reading Series Book Launch

Wed., June 28, 7-8:30 p.m.
phone 734-994-7698

Award-winning local sci-fi writer David Erik Nelson reads from his "till death do we part" sci-fi love story about a young couple in a relationship on fast-forward. Discussion follows. Free

Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull

Wed., June 28, 7:30 p.m.

Enrique Iglesias has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, released ten studio albums plus two greatest hits compilations, and is a multiplatinum artist in almost every country around the world. He has headlined ten world tours to more than 10 million fans throughout his career having performed in literally every corner of the world from New York to Sydney to Cape Town to Minsk to London to Belgrade to Santiago to Mexico among many more.

From Mr. 305 to Mr. Worldwide, Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull, rose from the streets of Miami to exemplify the American Dream and achieve international success. His relentless work ethic transformed him into a Grammy®-winning global superstar and business entrepreneur. $139.95, $99.95, $79.95, $59.95, $49.95 and $29.95 reserved
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Palace of Auburn Hills (map)
6 Championship Dr.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (248) 377-0100
Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull

CFM & The Cairo Gang

Wed., June 28, 8 p.m.

Don't miss a performance by CFM and The Cairo Gang at El Club! $10-$12
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El Club (map)
4114 W. Vernor Hwy.
Midtown CFM & The Cairo Gang

Barefoot and Free Yoga Festival

Wed., June 28, Thu., June 29 and Fri., June 30

The second annual Barefoot & Free Yoga Festival will be held at Proud Lake from July 28-30. You can get your yoga moves on for the entire weekend or for just one day. The prices for single-day passes and weekend passes are listed on the website: Starting at $95

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Proud Lake Recreation Area (map)
3500 Wixom Rd.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (586) 685-2433

Beverly Buchanan: Low Country

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. Continues through July 29
phone 313-818-3416

@ David Klein Gallery Detroit, 1520 Washington Blvd. Detroit, MI 48226
An exhibition of work from artist Beverly Buchanan (1940-2015) will open to the public in Detroit for the first time since her death. Buchanan was a radical black, female artist who investigated the implications of gender, race, and identity through the rejection of dismissive categorizations inspired by identitarian politics. This timely exhibition will feature Buchanan’s iconic sculptures and works on paper. Free
David Klein Gallery (map)
163 Townsend
Downtown Birmingham
phone (248) 433-3700; (248) (FAX)
Beverly Buchanan: Low Country

DRAWN TO DETROIT: Scarab Club Sketch Session Artists

Wednesdays-Sundays, 12 p.m. Continues through July 8
phone 313.831.1250

Wednesday, May 24-Saturday, July 8, 2017 Reception:Friday, May 26, 5-8 p.m. The 3-hour sessions are free to SC members and full-time students, with all others paying a fee of $10. The sessions are not instructional, but provide an opportunity for artists of all skill levels to independently draw live models. Easels, benches, and tables are provided and artists bring their own materials, in order to paint or sketch. Weekly calendar: Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. – Life Model (nude model) Saturdays 10 am-1 p.m. – Costume Model 1:30-4:30 p.m. – Life Model Sundays, 1:30-4:30 p.m. – Life Model Free to members, $10 non-members
Scarab Club (map)
217 Farnsworth
phone (313) 831-1250; (313) 831-6815 (FAX)
DRAWN TO DETROIT: Scarab Club Sketch Session Artists

FAILE: The Size of the Fight

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 12
phone 313-600-7443

Library Street Collective (LSC) is proud to present the first Detroit exhibition for FAILE, the Brooklyn-based artist collaboration between Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. The show’s title, Size of the Fight, references Mark Twain’s quote, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog,” and relates to the city’s impressive comeback over the past few years. FAILE is inspired by the resilience, passion, and energy they see the Detroit community bringing to the city’s infrastructure and art scene. free
Library Street Collective (map)
1260 Library St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 600-7443 (FAX); (313)
FAILE: The Size of the Fight


Through June 30, 12-7:30 p.m.
phone 249-219-5511

DOWNTOWN ROYAL OAK SHOP CLOSING! 108 E 5th St. Call (248) 219-5511 Open Sunday -Thursdays noon to 7:30 p.m. Fridays until 2 p.m. Closed Saturdays Selling off all merchandise...make your best offer. Some proceeds to benefit animal rescue & relief. Treasures for everyone. all prices

Downtown Royal Oak (map)
Main & S. Troy
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone () (FAX); ()
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