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Thursday, July 14, 2016

20 totally free things to do in Detroit this week

Posted By on Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 5:59 PM

Here is this week's list of fun things to do in and around one of the greatest cities for the greatest price: FREE! We've got things from concerts to art exhibits to dog fashion shows, so take a peek to see if any of these events can be a contender in your adventurous escapades. At the very least, you can take your Tinder date out to one of these and not feel as shitty if it goes poorly. 

Thursday, July 14

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Riverfront Relaxin' featuring Purple Rain
West Riverfront Park, 1801 W. Jefferson, Detroit
6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. 

24th annual Concert of Colors
Various locations in Midtown (check the Facebook page!)
5 p.m. 

Theo Ferrin Art Opening
The Bottom Line Coffee House, 4474 3rd St, Detroit
6 p.m. - 8p.m. 

Friday, July 15:
Exhibition: Poor Man's Art Collective, Presents: Independent Artists United
Carr Center, 311 E. Grand River Ave, Detroit
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

Art and Architecture Walking Tour
Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Ave, 
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 

Highland Park Music Festival
McGregor Public Library, 12050 Woodward Ave, Highland Park
3 p.m. 

Saturday, July 16:
Faygo Movie Night in the D: Creed
Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Ave, Detroit
8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 

Pig and Whiskey Afterparty Night Two
The Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Ave, Ferndale
9 p.m. - 2 a.m. 

Dogs of Detroit Moosejaw Fashion Show
Moosejaw Faves Brand Showcase, 1441 Woodward Ave, Detroit
3 p.m. - 8 p.m. 

Sherwood Forest Art Presents: Brandy Michelle
Sherwood Forest Art Gallery, 19500 Livernois Ave, Detroit
12 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Sunday, July 17:

Annual Black Tattoo, Art, and Music Expo
Eastern Market Corporation, 2934 Russell St, Detroit
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

The Drunken Retort Detroit Presents Natasha T. Miller

The Huma Room @ HopCat, 4265 Woodward Ave, Detroit 
9 p.m. - 12 a.m. 

Summer Film Series: Our Italian Story
Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

Voices of Soul Fine Art Exhibit 
Eastern Market Corporation, 2934 Russell St, Detroit
10:30 a.m. 

Monday, July 18:

Riverwalk Tour
Riverwalk, 300 Atwater St, Detroit 
1 p.m. 

Soulful Mondays w/ TheVoice & Melodiksol
THEY SAY restaurant, 267 Jos Campau, Detroit
7 p.m. - 10 p.m. 

Tuesday, July 19:

Tuesday Smooze Days: Brandon Williams
The Carr Center, 311 E. Grand River Ave, Detroit
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. 

Wolfie Gaines in the MIX
Mix Bricktown, 641 Beaubien, Detroit
9 p.m. - 2 a.m. 

Wednesday, July 20:

Healthy Moves - Work out Wednesday
Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Ave, Detroit
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Dally in the Alley Volunteer Potluck

Dally in the Alley, 4632 2nd Ave, Detroit
7 p.m. - 11 p.m. 

This list is looking pretty, and if you're a fan of all things free, you should also know that MJR theaters just brought back free popcorn Tuesdays. Shit is flames.   

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