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36th African World Festival

Sat., Aug. 18, 11 a.m. and Sun., Aug. 19, 11 a.m.
phone 313-494-5824
awfinfo@yahoo.com.
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Each year the African World Festival draws upwards of 150,000 attendees. To celebrate its 36th iteration, the festival returns to the grounds and interior of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History as a free, three-day cultural event. The largest annual program hosted by the museum, African World boasts a wide array of live dance performances, poetry readings, and African drumming. Attendees can visit the Watoto Village and peruse the imported, handcrafted wares of 150-plus vendors, as well as taste their way through African cuisine with ethnic food offerings. free

http://awfdetroit.com

2nd Annual Summer Motor City Tattoo Expo

Sat., Aug. 18, 11 a.m. and Sun., Aug. 19, 11 a.m.

$20

Detroit Marriott - Renaissance Center (map)
100 Renaissance Center
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 568-8000; (313) - (FAX)
2nd Annual Summer Motor City Tattoo Expo

Motor City Muscle Festival

Sat., Aug. 18, 12 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 19, 12 p.m.

free

Hart Plaza (map)
2600 Atwater St.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 877-8077
Motor City Muscle Festival

Michigan Comic Con

Sat., Aug. 18, 10 a.m. and Sun., Aug. 19, 10 a.m.

Beam me up, Scotty — the time has come for the debut of Michigan Comic Con, where fandoms across the multiverse coexist under one roof for a packed weekend of nerding out. This year’s event will feature appearances by some familiar faces, among them are John Rhys-Davies (Gimli from Lord of the Rings), Lea Thompson of Back to the Future fame, and Darth Maul himself, Ray Pack. Artists, authors, comic creators, and hundreds of vendors will be on deck to make all of your comic and collectible dreams come true. $30-$60

COBO Center (map)
1 Washington Boulevard
Greater Detroit Area
phone () -; () (FAX)
Michigan Comic Con

Play Ball: Baseball at the DIA

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Continues through Sept. 16
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Free

Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone 313-833-7900
Play Ball: Baseball at the DIA

“Star Wars and the Power of Costume”

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 30

$7-$24

Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone 313-833-7900
“Star Wars and the Power of Costume”

Wicked

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 2

Before there was Dorothy — and her little dog, too — there was Glinda (the Good Witch) and Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West), two friends from opposite sides of the poppy field. Opposing personalities and viewpoints collide (namely, that of their reactions to the Wizard’s corrupt government), which leads to Elphaba’s eventual journey into wickedness. With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell), Wicked the musical combines the alternative telling of the trippy and timeless classic film with Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. $63+

Fisher Theatre (map)
3011 W. Grand Blvd.
New Center
phone 313-872-1000
Wicked

Dinosauria

Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 30

Hold onto your butts because shit is getting straight up jurassic. If you’ve ever daydreamed about what it might be like to walk among gentle giants triceratops and brontosaurus — or get freaked out by a terrifying T-Rex — then Dinosauria at the Detroit Zoo is for you, returning as the largest dinosaur adventure of it’s kind in the country with some 40 lifelike animatronic dinos featured along a 3-acre DinoTrail. Whether you’re looking for some family fun or a stoner adventure, this is sure to be a blast from the past. $6 in addition to Zoo admission

Detroit Zoo (map)
8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone (248) 541-5717
Dinosauria
Main Art Theatre (map)
118 N. Main St.
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone 248-263-2111

The 2018 Ann Arbor Blues Festival

Sat., Aug. 18, 12-11 p.m.
phone 734-219-5960
James@a2bluesfestival.com/

2 day festival in Ann Arbor featuring many national and international bands. EarlyBird discounted ticket pricing thru 10am on Mar 16th. BIG SAVINGS! various see ticket url

https://www.a2bluesfestival.com/
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Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds (map)
5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.
Greater Ann Arbor Area
phone (734) 327-2031

Drop-In Workshop: Wire Sculpture

Sat., Aug. 18, 12 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 19, 12 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Midtown
phone 313-833-7900

Classical Nights

Sat., Aug. 18, 3-7 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 19, 3-7 p.m.
phone 313-409-9177
guadalupem@southwestdetroit.com

The Center of Music & Performing Arts-Southwest (COMPÁS) is hosting Classical Nights, a three-day event celebrating music, art and dance, from 3 to 7 p.m. starting on Friday, August 17 through Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Clark Park in Southwest Detroit. The talent of COMPÁS will be on display through a series of shows, featuring classical music, dance, drumming, Latin orchestra and distant Arabic rhythms. For more information on Classical Nights, contact Guadalupe Martinez, Director, Center of Music & Performing Arts-Southwest (COMPÁS), via email at guadalupem@southwestdetroit.com, or phone at 313-409-9177. FREE

What The Frick Is A Frikandel?

Sat., Aug. 18, 4 p.m.-12 a.m.
phone 248-291-6133
theconservaferndale@gmail.com
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WHAT THE FRICK IS A FRIKANDEL??? A frikandel is a Dutch sausage much like a hot dog and The Conserva is the only place in town you can get one! We will have it all week for Woodward Dream Cruise Week. On Saturday we are right in the heart of Mustang Alley and our patio will be the perfect place to enjoy dinner and drinks while people and car watching. Deep fried and served over a mound of smashed Yukon Gold potatoes. Pair it with a beer for $11 during Cruise week. Open Tuesday-Saturday 4PM-Midnight. $11

https://www.facebook.com/events/2004644723179417/

Macbeth

Sat., Aug. 18, 3-5:30 & 7-9:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 19, 3-5:30 p.m.
phone 810-334-6415
esrtheatre@gmail.com

@ The Citadel Stage, 609 Huron Ave Port Huron, MI 48060
Macbeth dramatizes the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. Brave Scottish General Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia. Forced to commit more and more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion, he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler. 16.00

http://www.enterstageright.org
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Macbeth

Tom McCarthy

Sat., Aug. 18, 7 p.m.

$10-18

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