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THE MADS Live Movie-Riffing with MST3K's Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu

Wed., Aug. 23, 7-11 p.m. and Thu., Aug. 24, 7-11 p.m.
phone 248-263-2111

Two nights, two different films! The Mads Are Back! Join Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu as they screen some of the worst movies ever made and “riff”, or comedically make fun of, them live in the same style as the Peabody Award-winning TV series. $30 ticket price includes free meet and greet, photos, and autographs before and after the event. PG-13 for language and some adult humor. $30 includes meet and greet
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Main Art Theatre (map)
118 N. Main St.
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone (248) 263-2111
THE MADS Live Movie-Riffing with MST3K's Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu

"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

Current Swell

Thu., Aug. 24, 8 p.m.

Canadian indie outfit Current Swell has churned out six records over the course of 12 years, each one a more detailed and more personal reflection of their journey from YouTube fandom to sold-out show status. Their upbeat brand of indie folk found urgency on 2017’s When to Talk and When to Listen, which sounded like a mashup of the Lumineers and Of Monsters and Men. Doors open at 8 p.m.; 208 South First St., Ann Arbor; 734-996-8555;; Tickets are $7. $7
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The Blind Pig (map)
208 S. First St.
Downtown Ann Arbor
phone (734) 996-8555; (734) 623-7110 (FAX)
Current Swell

Berkley Pub Crawl

Thu., Aug. 24, 5:30 p.m.-12 a.m.
phone 248-376-0200

The evening brought to you by the Berkley Area Chamber of Commerce, will start at Amici’s Pizza and Living Room at 5:30 p.m. and keep crawlers noshing on complimentary munchies and enjoying drink specials as they stroll and shuttle to the bars. The evening ends at American Legion where prizes will be awarded to crawlers. Each ticket includes a T-shirt while supplies last, free shuttle bus and raffle prizes. $20 in advance $30 at the Door
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Amici's Pizza and Living Room (map)
3249 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone (248) 5444100; (248) (FAX)
Berkley Pub Crawl

Italian Back to the Future Wine Tasting

Thu., Aug. 24, 6-8 p.m.
phone 734-222-9841

Join us for our August Wine Club, where you'll taste old world Italian wine you should drink today. The cost is $40/person and includes light appetizers. Wine Club members are free, and their guest, half off. Reservation is required - (734) 222-9841. Abbazia di Novacella Kerner Alto Adige 2015 Andrea Felici Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jessi 2015 Gratis Ciutta Roballa Gialla Collio 2015 Valle del Acate Frapatto Vittoria 2015 Grati Mondo Caniolo IGT Toscana 2012 Tenuta Ibidini Nero D’Avola Sicilia 2015 Torre Raone Rosso Colline Pescaresi IGT 2011 Borgo Maragliano Brachetto Piemonte 2016 The cost is $40/person. Wine club members are free, and their guest, half off.
Vinology (map)
110 S. Main St.
Greater Ann Arbor Area
phone (734) 222-9841
Italian Back to the Future Wine Tasting

A House Divided: A Century of Jim Crow & the Legacy of Housing Discrimination in Detroit

Thu., Aug. 24, 6:30-8 p.m.
phone 347-383-3756

@ Riverfront-Lakewood East Park, 14578 Riverside Blvd, Detroit, MI 48215-3119
Detroit writer, historian, and educator Jamon Jordon presents, "A House Divided: A Century of Jim Crow & the Legacy of Housing Discrimination in Detroit." Jordon is the founder of the Black Scroll Network History & Tours and President of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History of Detroit. free


Thu., Aug. 24, 7-9 p.m.
phone 248-291-6133

Art & Soul collaborates with award winning photographers, pairing each photographer with one foster child to capture the soul of these beautiful children, through photography.Photographers include Joe Vaughn, Janna Coumoundouros, Scott Sprague, Boswell Hardwick, Josh Carroll, Brian Day, William E Dwyer, Father Bob McCabe, Elayne Gross, Marisol Dorances-Silva, Tony Bennett, Marla Michele Must, Nick Hagan, Alex Alexander, Marta Xochilt Perez, Ralph Jones, Heather Saunders, Carrie Hall, and Justin Milhouse. The traveling exhibit will be at The Conserva August 22 - September 17th with an opening reception August 24th 7-9pm. Reservations are not required. Full dinner and bar service available. Free

Mahindra Summer Concerts present Samantha Farrrell

Thu., Aug. 24, 7-9 p.m.

Concert benefits The Greening of Detroit. Samantha Farrell is a singer/songwriter who was discovered in 2008 by the late Dave Matthews’ Band horn player LeRoi Moore. Moore proceeded to record and produce her second (breakout) album Luminous, prior to his tragic passing. Owner of one of the most compelling voices in music, Farrell has shared the stage with the Dave Matthews Band, Ingrid Michaelson and Matt Nathanson, among others. Her songs regularly appear in independent films and have been featured on the TV shows “One Tree Hill”, “Shark” and “Privileged”. $10

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Pin Ups & Privates

Thu., Aug. 24, 7:30-11:30 p.m.
phone 415-666-5735
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Beat me daddy eight to the bar! Join us for the Pin Ups & Privates, Detroit's Finest Big Band/Swing Dance/USO-style Event! On Thursday, August 24st, at Belle Isle's Detroit Boat Club! Dance to Big Band favorites by the Rhythm Society Orchestra! Show off you best Pin Up look! Wear your 1940s Military Services uniform or zoot suit! Enjoy a delicious USO-themed strolling supper! Wet your whistle at our open bar! Have your V-Day Photo taken! Learn how to do the Lindy Hop! Create memories of a lifetime! $85
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Jonathan Taylor Trio

Thu., Aug. 24, 8 p.m.

Jon Taylor is a Detroit-based drummer, improviser, composer, and educator. His trio, featuring master bassist Jaribu Shahid and pianist Michael Malis, explores the stunning breadth of American music with original compositions influenced by everything from the tight-knit arrangements of Ahmad Jamal to the polyrhythmic trances of Steve Coleman to the spontaneous power of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. -Cliff Bell's no cover

Cliff Bell's (map)
2030 Park Ave.
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 961-2543 (FAX); (313)

Rusted Root

Thu., Aug. 24, 8:30 p.m.

Having collaborated with one another for two decades, Rusted Root, has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape shift their music into their own distinct and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold worldwide and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root, transcends age, generations, cultures and musical styles. Their music has been featured in films like Ice Age, Twister and Matilda, TV shows like New Girl, Ally McBeal, Charmed and Chuck as well as recent Enterprise Rent-A-Car commercials. Bassist and vocalist Patrick Norman says, “From the very first time we played music together, I knew we had something special. The music and the enjoyment of creating and playing with one another I feel is the driving force behind this band.” The powerhouse ensemble’s sweat-inducing and hypnotic live performances have allowed them to tour alongside everyone from Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page’s reunion tour and countless others. $20 and up
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St. Andrew's Hall (map)
431 E. Congress
Downtown Detroit
phone (313) 961-6358
Rusted Root

The Mahindra Summer Concert Series

Thu., Aug. 24, 7-9:30 p.m.
phone 231-670-7033

A fundraiser for the Greening of Detroit presented by Mahindra. June 29th: The Crane Wives July 27th: Asamu Johnson and the Associates of the Blues August 24th: Samantha Farrell $10
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Summer Concert Series

Thu., Aug. 24, 7-9:30 p.m.
phone 248-364-6252

@ Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester, MI 48309
Swing into summer with Meadow Brook Hall’s summer concert series, featuring live music by local musicians. Enjoy a relaxing and fun evening of conversation and light hors d’oeuvres, stroll the gardens, or take a self-guided tour of the main level of The Hall. July 13: Kimmie Horne July 27: Shahida Nurullah August 10: Ben Sharkey August 24: Dave Bennett The Summer Concert Series features hors d’oeuvres, a full cash bar and self-guided main floor tour of The Hall (available until the first intermission.) Will occur rain or shine. Reservations are required. $30
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Meadow Brook Hall (map)
Oakland University
Greater Rochester Area
phone (248) 370-3140
Summer Concert Series

Beginner T'ai Chi Ch'uan Classes

Mondays, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Aug. 2, 2018
phone 248-854-3953

For over 27 years, the Michigan T'ai Chi Ch'uan Institute has been teaching the traditional syllabus of Wu Family T'ai Chi Ch'uan lineage in Metro Detroit. The beginner classes teach students the 108 posture hand form through one on one instruction. The 108 posture form takes every joint in your body through its full natural range of motion while challenging your balance, improving coordination, relaxing your breathing, and increasing circulation. Stop in for a free introductory class! $70/month

LAZY Thursday

Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31
phone 313-961-3043

Come in and get lazy, have a drink and enjoy live jazz by Logan Quinn and Kevin Miller. $6 Classic Cocktails from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free
The Whisky Parlor (map)
608 Woodward Avenue
phone 313-961-3043
LAZY Thursday
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