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                                                                                            • FCB Big Band
                                                                                              FCB Big Band 7/31
                                                                                               

                                                                                              Come share an evening with The Farmington Community Big Band, and enjoy a host of vocal solos and energetic introductions, as well as favorite jazz and swing pieces.

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                                                                                            • Ernie
                                                                                              Ernie 7/31 5:30PM
                                                                                               

                                                                                              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. 

                                                                                              Place: City Theatre
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                                                                                            • PhoenixPhest Grande Faculty Concert Series

                                                                                              The Faculty Concert Series showcases the world-class Phest faculty perfromers in three seperate chamber music concerts during the week. 

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                                                                                            • Rock’n’Blues Fest
                                                                                              Rock’n’Blues Fest 7/31 7:30PM
                                                                                               

                                                                                              Get ready for performances by the Johnny Winter Band, Edgar Winter Band, Savoy Brown's Kim Simmonds, Vanilla Fudge and Peter Rivera when The Rock'n'Blues Fest returns to DTE Energy Music Theatre. 

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                                                                                            • Bill Kirchen
                                                                                              Bill Kirchen 7/31 8:00PM
                                                                                               

                                                                                              Ann Arbor guitar god, Bill Kirchen whirls through his whole gallery of country and rock styles this Thursday. 

                                                                                              Place: The Ark
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                                                                                            • Sandy Danto
                                                                                              Sandy Danto 7/31 8:00PM
                                                                                               

                                                                                              Sandy Danto performs a special homecoming evening of comedy with Brenton Biddlecombe and Jeff Horste. 

                                                                                              Place: Magic Bag
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                                                                                            • Lansing JazzFest

                                                                                              The Lansing JazzFest began in 1995, back when local musicians donated their time to perform and neighborhood volunteers pitched in to make sure festival-goers had a great time. Over the years, the scope of the festival has grown. Now, national and regional performers take the stage, and there are tons of clinics, workshops and children's activities. This festival takes place in the streets of Old Town Lansing, at the intersection of Turner St. and E. Grand River Ave. 

                                                                                              Place: Lansing
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                                                                                            • 8th Annual Trinity International Film festival

                                                                                              The 8th Annual Trinity International Film Festival (TI Film Festival) has become Detroit's signature event for independent filmmakers worldwide to showcase their movies. 

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                                                                                            • Planet D Nonet
                                                                                              Planet D Nonet 8/1 8:00PM
                                                                                               

                                                                                              Don't miss Planet D Nonet, Detroit's award-winning sing band. 

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                                                                                            • Imminent Disclosure Festival

                                                                                              Since the beginning of time, man has wondered, “Are we alone?” The truth is here. Full disclosure: aliens do exist and this festival is dedicated to celebrating this knowledge. This is a weekend fest with music, art, dance and friends. There are several local headliners including: Dixon’s Violin, Downtown Brown, Leaving Lifted, Sick and many more. Claim your space, lay out your tent and get ready for a weekend party that is out of this world. The fest will kick off Friday at 3 p.m.

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                                                                                            • Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland

                                                                                              The Greater Detroit Jazz Society presents Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland at Shields of Southfield. 

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                                                                                            • Royal Oak Beer Fest
                                                                                              Royal Oak Beer Fest 8/2 7:30PM
                                                                                               

                                                                                              Beer aficionados, beer lovers and casual beer drinkers unite during Royal Oak Beer Fest. This event will be an amazing experience in taste and sound, including hot new music to compliment cool brews. Over 60 breweries from around the world, across the state and down the street will showcase their unique libations in our celebration of craft beer and, of course, the people who helped to create them. Speak to brewers and company representatives about their favorite brews and discover new favorites and special "limited release" beers and ales. And, for those of you who just cannot get enough, try a VIP ticket, which allows you to enter an hour early and get first pick of the beers you've been waiting to try. 

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                                                                                            • Persuasion
                                                                                              Persuasion 8/7
                                                                                               

                                                                                              Having performed on Fox 2 News and called “the hottest band in Metro Detroit,” Persuasion provides an exciting, get-up-and-dance performance every time!  With a combination of talented vocalists and electrifying musicians, the band’s selections include Disco, Top 40, R&B, and more.

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                                                                                            • Detroit Bass Day, “Tribute to the Funk”

                                                                                              One Band Global presents the second annual Detroit Bass Day, "Tribute to the Funk." In tradition with last year's festivities, this year's ceremonies will begin with a photo shoot in fron of United Sound Systems Recording Studio, home of some of the world's greatest funk music. After the picture, enjoy an all star tribute to Funk with performances by world renowned bassists Nate WaQs, Ralph Armstrong, Tony Green and Kern Brantley with the all star band. Special guests Bryon Miller, Bootsy Collins, All Turner, George Clinton, Amp Fiddler and Luis Resto will also perform.  After the tribute, Detroit Bass Day will continue with an after party at Bert's, which will feature another all star jam session and performances by funky bands like Nadir Distorted Soul and Enema Squad. 

                                                                                              Category: Music, Urban, Funk
                                                                                            • Go Wild for a Cure!
                                                                                              Go Wild for a Cure! 8/10 7:30AM
                                                                                               

                                                                                              Join us at the Detroit Zoo to raise awareness for lupus. All proceeds will go towards support, education and research with the goal of finding a cure for lupus!

                                                                                              Place: Detroit Zoo    Tags: zoo
                                                                                              Category: Events, Community, Benefit
                                                                                            • The Crane Wives
                                                                                              The Crane Wives 8/14
                                                                                               

                                                                                              From Grand Rapids, The Crane Wives are a “home grown indie-folk outfit” that resists conventional musical standards.  Using three-part vocal harmonies, eclectic instrumentation, and a unique creative organic style, The Crane Wives are known for their contagious energy.

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                                                                                            • Summer Eastern Market Tours

                                                                                              Stroll from shed to shed, shop to shop and restaurant to restaurant on this culinary adventure that is Eastern Market. Enjoy tasty food samples, meet the farmers and learn fun facts about one of Detroit's coolect markets. Tuesdays and Saturdays during the summer, "come hungry, leave happy [and] learn healthier" on an Eastern Market Tour. 

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                                                                                            • The Paisley Fogg

                                                                                              Take a love for 60’s music, a three-guitar front line combined with a solid rhythm section, add some “Janis and Grace” and top it all off with some British invasion and a dose of American Psychedelia, and you have The Paisley Fogg!

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                                                                                            • Farmington Community Chorus

                                                                                              Our traditional close to the concert series, the Farmington Community Chorus performs a mix of pop, jazz, and classical vocals, accompanied by fine musicianship and wonderful solos.

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                                                                                            • Zoo Brew
                                                                                              Zoo Brew 9/26 6:00PM
                                                                                               

                                                                                              Lions and Tigers and Brews, oh my!  Taste unique beers from select Michigan craft breweries, live music and food for purchase. The experience will also feature exclusive access to the Zoo’s habitats at twilight, complimentary tram tours of the Zoo, animal enrichment and zookeeper talks. The event includes admission and 12 beer-tasting tickets (additional tasting tickets and food will be available for purchase).

                                                                                              Place: Detroit Zoo
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                                                                                            • 20th Annual Metro Detroit Walk & 5K Fun Run to Cure Lupus

                                                                                              Join the Michigan Lupus Foundation while we raise awareness for lupus and enjoy a day of fun and exciting activities! City: Harrison Township

                                                                                              Place: Metro Beach Parkway    Tags: walk
                                                                                            • A Taste of Southfield
                                                                                              A Taste of Southfield 10/7 5:00PM
                                                                                               

                                                                                              One of the city's premier events, A Taste of Southfield returns for the 10th annual celebration of food and fun. This event, presented by the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce, features diverse culinary options from over 20 restaurants. This year, A Taste of Southfield will feature a Best Restaurant Contest, where attendees can vote on their favorite restaurants as well as food and/or beverage demonstrations throughout the evening. A Taste of Southfield Community Cookbook will also be launched, and members of the community will be able to submit their own recipes. Recipes will be compiled and sold at the festival for a small fee. 

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                                                                                            • THE RENAISSANCE MAN

                                                                                              Double, double, toil, and… turkey leg? This hilarious adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, set in the Gloriana Renaissance Festival, follows Lady Emma and the brave Ren Faire warrior, Martin Mackabee, as they overthrow the King of the Faire. Under the new monarchy, there will be strict historical accuracy – no more dunk tanks, no more fairies, and NO MORE TURKEY LEGS! From the playwright of IT CAME FROM MARS and DEAD MAN’S SHOES comes another laugh-out-loud comedy. Starring Aral Gribble II, Lydia Hiller, Leslie Hull, Alysia Kolascz, Wayne David Parker, and Peter Prouty.

                                                                                              Place: Performance Network    Tags: theater, theatre
                                                                                              Category: Theater, Events
                                                                                            • Weekly Improv Drop-In Class

                                                                                              We know that sometimes it's hard to commit to a whole semester of improv classes. Other times one class a week just isn't enough. Either way you slice it, Planet Ant's new Weekly Drop-In Class is just the thing for you!

                                                                                              Category: Comedy, Improv
                                                                                            • Jazz Vinyl Club
                                                                                              Jazz Vinyl Club 7/31 8:00PM
                                                                                               

                                                                                              Kick back and relax to the all things jazz (Not your grandfather's jazz, though). The scratches and pops seem to have a way of making jazz sound better... A rotating list of DJ's will be playing nothing but jazz on vinyl every Thursday from 8pm-11:30pm.  

                                                                                              Place: Motor City Wine    Tags: free
                                                                                              Category: Music, DJ, Jazz
                                                                                            • O'Mara's Comedy Night
                                                                                              O'Mara's Comedy Night 7/31 10:00PM
                                                                                               

                                                                                              Produced/hosted by Harry Artin Berberian of Electric Eel Entertainment. Showtime is 10 p.m. Come early for dinner! 1/2 off drink specials.

                                                                                              Place: O’Mara’s
                                                                                              Category: Comedy, Stand-up, Events
                                                                                            • Rooftop Comedy Showcase at Bookies Bar & Grille

                                                                                              Stand-Up in Detroit presents the Rooftop Comedy Showcase every Thursday at Bookies Bar & Grille. During the free comedy show, featuring new comedians every week, Bookies will offer ½-off appetizers, $5 mason jar beers, $4 bombs and $4 martinis for the ladies.

                                                                                            • Mike Jellick Trio
                                                                                              Mike Jellick Trio 7/31 9:00PM
                                                                                               

                                                                                              jazz pianist and vocalist

                                                                                              Place: Motor City Wine    Tags: live jazz
                                                                                            • Women Who Rock
                                                                                              Women Who Rock 7/31 9:30AM
                                                                                               

                                                                                              From Joan Jett to The Supremes, women had a huge hand in forming what music is today. The Women Who Rock exhibit, going on right now at the Henry Ford Museum, celebrates these women and brings some of the most iconic pieces from these women and their performances. Joan Jett’s black leather jacket, Madonna’s Blond Ambition Butier and Lady Gaga’s disgusting, but legendary, meat dress are just a few of the pieces on display. Women Who Rock is presented by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and will be on display through August 17.

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                                                                                            • Garden Party
                                                                                              Garden Party 7/31 5:00PM
                                                                                               

                                                                                              Every Thursday evening through August, the Detroit’s historic Whitney mansion will host a party in its illustrious garden sanctuaries. Built in 1894 for lumber baron David Whitney Jr., the elaborate structure now serves as a sort of time capsule in the center of Midtown, allowing you to escape the incessant buzz of city life and peak into a previous chapter of Detroit. Nosh shrimp and oysters at the raw bar or enjoy champagne and wine specials amongst the vibrant flowers. If appetizers won’t satisfy, the full dinner menu will also be available. Happy hour begins at 5:00 p.m. with live entertainment running from 6:30 to 8:30. 

                                                                                              Place: The Whitney
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                                                                                            • Imminent Disclosure Festival

                                                                                              Since the beginning of time, man has wondered, “Are we alone?” The truth is here. Full disclosure: aliens do exist and this festival is dedicated to celebrating this knowledge. This is a weekend fest with music, art, dance and friends. There are several local headliners including: Dixon’s Violin, Downtown Brown, Leaving Lifted, Sick and many more. Claim your space, lay out your tent and get ready for a weekend party that is out of this world. The fest will kick off Friday at 3 p.m.

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                                                                                            • Go Wild for a Cure!
                                                                                              Go Wild for a Cure! 8/10 7:30AM
                                                                                               

                                                                                              Join us at the Detroit Zoo to raise awareness for lupus. All proceeds will go towards support, education and research with the goal of finding a cure for lupus!

                                                                                              Place: Detroit Zoo    Tags: zoo
                                                                                              Category: Events, Community, Benefit

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                                                                                            • Rhonda Walker Foundation Give & Get Fit
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