If you love boating, events revolving around boating, and water fun then AquaPalooza is the event for you. This free two-day event, hosted by Colony Marine on Lake St. Clair is jam packed with family fun for those of all ages. It is a celebration of the boating lifestyle held by many Michiganders. What makes this event even more special is that the only way to get to is by sea! There will be no car access to any of the festivities so grab your boat, canoe, Jet Ski or flotation devise and head on over! Five local bands and one national act will be set up on the beachfront of Belle Maer Marina, just off Belvidere Bay, north of the mouth of the Clinton River and Directly east of the Selfridge airfield. Activities and concerts will run from 12:30-7:00 p.m. both days
RM Auctions, the official auction house of the Concours dElegance of America at St. Johns, returns to Americas automotive heartland July 26 to celebrate 20 years of record-setting auctions in the Detroit area. A long-standing summer tradition for motoring enthusiasts, the single-day sale boasts a reputation for including a full range of American classics, with many being conceived and built right in the Motor City. This years auction will feature an exciting selection of more than 80 motor cars from such renowned Detroit-made marques as Chrysler, Packard, Cadillac, and Lincoln among others. Highlights are led by a stunning 1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Convertible Victoria, one of only three surviving Waterhouse-bodied Chryslers and previously in single-family ownership for 70 years. Other American features poised for the auction podium include: a concours award-winning 1906 Studebaker Model G Touring, which is reportedly the oldest existing four-cylinder Studebaker; a carefully restored 1931 Cadillac V-12 Convertible Coupe, offered from 32 years of CCCA member ownership; and a 1940 Packard Custom Super Eight One Eighty Convertible Sedan, which has been owned by noted enthusiasts for half a century, including Michigan collectors Richard and Linda Kughn, and restored with the input of coachbuilder Howard Dutch Darrin himself . American marques are joined by a fantastic selection of Classic Era Rolls-Royces highlighted by a remarkably original 1929 Phantom II Torpedo Tourer, built for the ruling Chief of Nandgaon State in India, and a matching-numbers 1929 Phantom I Ascot Tourer, one of only 28 built, along with a 1927 Phantom I Brougham de Ville, and a 1923 Silver Ghost Oxford Seven-Passenger Touring.
Come relive the fun and memories of cruising Gratiot and leave with new ones! From Hot Rods to Cool Rides; all are invited to this one day walk down memory lane. An all lanes "Cruise Zone" has been established for this event from 10 mile rd- 13 mile rd, but over hundreds of businesses and vendors will be hosting activities throughout all the Classic Gratiot Strip! Come enjoy this community event and don't forget to pick up a commemorative "Gratiot Cruise shirt".
Check out the 2nd Annual Bayou Detroit event. Enjoy Cajun, zydeco, and Mississippi River delta blues music, Cajun cuisine and dance lesson, and door prizes. Both Jo Serrapere & The Willie Dunns and Creole du Nord will be performing all night.
The wait is over! Get ready for the return of Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band to Comerica Park as part of Jimmy Buffett’s “This One’s For You Tour 2014” with special guest John Fogerty.
Pioneer in the industrial music movement and electronic music influence, Nine Inch Nails teams up with Soundgarden for a North American Tour coming to DTE with opener Death Grips.
The RDF Boys are back for another night of bluegrass!
Celebrate the release of Jesse Kramer's album, "Acacia." His debut album is a tribute and reflection of the Africanisms that shapes Jazz and American music and culture.
Alternative hip-hop has never been better, that is, since the reunion of Jurassic 5. Following their 2007 break-up, it was a quiet six years for Jurassic fans, until the boys reunited for last year’s Coachella festival. After playing a few shows together, Jurassic 5 announced their “Word of Mouth Reunion Tour” earlier this year, complete with a Royal Oak pit stop. If their new song “The Way We Do It” is any indication of what’s to come for the group, fans have a lot to look forward to. In the music video, the boys, sounding better than ever, go stomping through Colorado’s infamous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in the dead of winter. Wrapped up from head to toe, they throw down lines like they were never on hiatus, showcasing their ceaseless talent.
The Hard Lessons will be hitting the stage at Magic Bag this Saturday in celebration of their newly released album Arms Forrest. For these Detroit natives the release of Arms Forrest brings about a change for the band with songs ranging from raw-guitar to slinky-dance-groove tracks. All-in-all, their transformation proves for a great show full of heart and relatable lyrics that are sure to tug at the heart strings of any Detroiter.
Don't miss this Blakdog record release show with Awesome Jarvis and the Whales, Moon Walks, Prude Boys and Deadly Viper Assassination Squad.
Crane Maiden, a marionette show, follows the love, loss, and betrayal of a young man and his mystical maiden. The story is a traditional Japanese folktale, rooted in centuries of oral histories. Reserve your seat now to see this magic unfold.
5 Mo Artists Detroit and Dishing Tea Entertainment present a La Troupe de Arts production, "No Time for the Pain." This original theatrical production was written by native Detroiter Demetris "Big Meach" Taylor. "No Time for the Pain" will take you on a journey through life and the LGBT culture as twins "Danielle and Eric confront one another on the issues of betrayal, infidelity and HIV." This producation tackles some of life's most pressing issues, while giving audience members the chance to see the similaries between people from all walks of life.
It’s summer time and at Main Art Theatre that means weekend midnight madness is back! Liven up your weekend or celebrate your insomnia by checking out midnight showings of classic films every Friday and Saturday. This weekend, Main Art will be screening The Room, an American black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies that asks the question, “Can you really trust anyone?” Writer, director and star, Tommy Wiseau will introduce both screenings. Tickets for this special event are $15 and the film starts at midnight. Student, Child and Senior tickets are also available.
Innovators unite! If you enjoy being on the forefront of creativity, then the Maker Faire is the weekend event for you. Celebrating the latest inventions in robotics, electronics, rockets, food, fashion, science and more, this Faire allows the DIY concept to run wild. Exhibitors come from all over, offering demonstrations and hands-on workshops for everyone. This event is eye-popping, mind-boggling, ingenious and inspiring fun for the whole family. The Faire runs from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; $28 for a single day pass and $47 for both days; Child and Senior tickets are also available.
Come out and enjoy a night of kings and queens, princesses and duels at the Redford Theaters showing of the 1987 classic, The Princess Bride. This PG rated film is full of hilarity and romance from beginning to end and will spice up any average summer night. Don’t forget to hit the concession stand, which prices are distinctly low and the popcorn is always delicious.
You can bring your best friend but, in this case, the ‘BFF’ does not stand for best friend forever. No, this is the one and only Best Fest Forever Fest! It’s a daylong festival celebrating Michigan’s diverse community of musicians and artists. Hoping to build a stronger, more balanced scene in Detroit (and also in the galaxy!) the lineup prioritizes women, POC, and LGBTQ performers. Celebrate progress with delicious food, good friends, a fun clothes swap, and tunes from several DJs and bands. The fun runs from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.
After performing at the closing ceremonies of the FIFA World Cup last week, Grammy-award-winning hip-hop recording artist, musician, actor and politician Wyclef Jean is set to perform at the 16th annual Cannabis Cup, hosted by High Times. Wyclef will be performing Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m. at the weekend-long event that takes place at Auto City Speedway. Two-day passes are $65 and single day tickets for Saturday’s expo and concert and party are $35.
Keith Fields is a trickster. This Brit is known for fooling people as he makes them laugh. And now, living in the U.S., his tricks are reaching a whole new audience. His interactive show ‘Keith Fields – Live and Tricking’ integrates magic, stunts and rip-roaring comedy. Fields has tricked all over the U.S. – from Broadway to Vegas. Hell, he once had Robin Williams as his opening act. You can’t get more official than that.
The Maker Faire Detroit returns to The Henry Ford for two days of unbridled creativity and a whole lot of forward thinking. More than 400 makers will bring their wares, ideas, inventions and solutionsoffering everything from robots, flame shooters and animatronics to solar-powered mechanical sculptures and fashionable finds.
To help combat the obesity crisis in our state and raise money to support health and wellness programs, the Rhonda Walker Foundation will once again host its annual Give and Get Fit (GGF) 5k/10k walk/run. The purpose of GGF is to raise awareness, address health disparities, and promote physical fitness in Detroit. Give and Get Fit will take place on Sunday, July 27, 2014 on Detroits Riverwalk located in the heart of downtown Detroit. Each year, hundreds of health-conscious metro-Detroiters come together for a morning of fitness including a 5K/10K race, yoga, pilates and a health fair. This fun event is open to the public and provides an opportunity for exhibitors to provide product samples, information and health screenings. To register, please visit: http://www.active.com/detroit-mi/yoga/rhonda-walker-foundation-give-and-get-fit-2014.
Father Solanus Guild, a Capuchin ministry, will be hosting the 57th anniversary of the death of Father Solanus with daily Masses and Novena for his beatification, July 23-31, 2014. Weekday Masses at noon with Novena prayers will take place at St. Bonaventure Monastery Chapel. Dan Crosby, OFM Cap will be the homilist for all other weekend Masses. For more information, click on www.SolanusCasey.org.
Ernie returns to the City Theatre for a fourth season to remember "The Voice of Summer." This two man play is presented by Blue Cross Blue Sheild of Michigan and Blue Care Network, and is dedicated to beloved Detroit Tigers announcer, Ernie Harwell. Ernie's fourth season will again feature the doubleheader Experience, with convenient showtimes that allow fans to watch the play and catch a Tigers game in the same day.
Get ready for the 30th anniversary performance of the Lunar Glee Club (also known as the Lunar Octet). This group is an innovative no-vocals musical ensemble that is reuiniting to bring their fresh brand of Afro-Latin jazz alive again!
Check out award-winning performer, songwriter, folksinger and instrumentalist, Joel Mabus.
Get ready for Panic! At The Disco's "The Gospel Tour" with Walk The moon and Magic Man. This tour follow's Panic! At The Disco's last sold-out tour, the "Too Weird Tour," which recieved rave reviews about lead singer Brendn Urie's voice, about how much energy the group had and more.
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