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Arts & Entertainment

Published July 14, 2016

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1. Aqua Fest
July 15-17 • St. Clair Shores

If you’re looking for a summer festival with something for everyone, you won’t want to miss Aqua Fest July 15-17 along the Nautical Mile in St. Clair Shores.

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Published July 13, 2016

DETROIT — Immortalized in film and literature, there are few things more quintessentially American than the road trip. For a country that early on embraced the notion of packing up and heading west, the road trip offers an opportunity for modern Americans to walk in the footsteps of their ancestors.

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Published July 13, 2016

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FARMINGTON HILLS/TROY — Just do it.

That is the message that Farmington Hills resident and artist Michele Sapp, 62, tells people who are interested in creating art of their own.

“If you feel like you want to make something, make it for the sheer enjoyment of (it), and learn your craft,” Sapp said. “That could be taking classes, reading, learning new techniques. You’ve got to love what you do.”

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Published July 7, 2016

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1. Oakland County Fair
July 8-17 • Springfield Oaks County Park, Davisburg

The Oakland County Fair is a much-loved summer tradition, and this year the event will come to town July 8-17 at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg.

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Published July 6, 2016

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — Around the Grosse Pointes, Harry Burkey is known for his roles in different capacities: from an educator, to an actor who has worked on Grosse Pointe Theatre productions, to a volunteer.

But one of his lesser-known roles in life is that of indie film performer.

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Published July 5, 2016

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ROYAL OAK — The combination of art, kids and ingenuity made for an interesting event recently during the second annual Art Battle!

The contest, party and art showing was organized by a group of six Northwood Elementary School students and was held June 25 at 822 Gallery on 11 Mile Road as a way to celebrate the end of the school year and raise money for the Royal Oak Animal Shelter.

“We thought it would be a great idea for the animals,” said fifth-grader Tarian Miller.

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Published June 30, 2016

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1. Clawson’s Fourth of July celebration
Monday, July 4 • Clawson

When it comes to the Fourth of July, there ain’t no party like a Clawson party. Independence Day has been a big deal in this small town since the 1930s, and this year is no exception.

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Published June 29, 2016

HAZEL PARK — Around 80 artists have already signed up for the Hazel Park Art Fair, now in its fifth year, but there are still booth spaces available for those who want to sell their art. There is a fee for the booth, benefiting a good cause, and the artist keeps any profit they make.

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Published June 29, 2016

ROCHESTER HILLS — Everyone wants a place to call home, a place with a loving family who will support them through good times and bad. But the harsh reality is not everyone has that.

In Michigan, there are 13,000 children in need of loving foster homes while the state works to reunite them safely with their parents or to find them adoptive homes. The state has over 800 children who are ready to be adopted into their forever homes, according to Orchards Children’s Services.

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Published June 29, 2016

DETROIT — For an arts and culture destination, the Scarab Club’s location — directly behind the Detroit Institute of Arts, at the corner of Farnsworth and John R streets — couldn’t be more perfect.

But despite being around for more than 100 years, Scarab Club members say many people still don’t know who or what they are, or that visitors are welcome.

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Published June 28, 2016

FERNDALE — Several kids in the Woodward Talk’s coverage area currently have their art displayed on public buildings in Ferndale as part of a program to showcase the artistic skills of local students.

The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce’s The Artist in You competition selected six students to feature their art in large 4-by-6-foot installations on local Ferndale businesses, with three of them receiving $500 scholarships.

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Published June 27, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD —  Get out the lawn chairs and head down to Marshbank Park’s concert hill for the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission’s annual summer concert series. 

The Marshbank Music Series — formerly known as Hot Music, Hot Nights — will run 7-8:15 p.m. July 13, 20 and 27, and Aug. 3 and 10. Food will be available for purchase from the Optimist Club of West Bloomfield, and the proceeds will benefit the club’s programs. Alcohol is not permitted in the park. 

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Published June 23, 2016

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1. GM River Days Festival
June 24-26 • Detroit

If you haven’t had a chance to explore downtown Detroit’s newly renovated riverfront, GM River Days is the perfect time to check it out and have some summer fun while you’re at it.

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Published June 22, 2016

FARMINGTON/FARMINGTON HILLS — The Farmington Community Band’s sound is just right for its upcoming concert — it’s had 50 years to practice, in a way. 

The band is celebrating its semicentennial with A Lifetime of Music — A Golden Anniversary Concert at 3 p.m. June 26 at Orchestra Hall, at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit. 

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Published June 22, 2016

ROYAL OAK — The excitement began building June 15 during an afternoon preview of the 19th annual Ford Arts, Beats & Eats.

Key festival members gathered at Lockhart’s BBQ to reveal the 2016 commemorative poster — created by Royal Oak’s own FWD design and marketing firm — along with new festival initiatives, including Meters Made Beautiful and #ABEHunt16.

The social scavenger hunt and giveaway will allow attendees to share selfies at various locations throughout the festival for a chance to win prizes.

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Published June 22, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — There are plenty of television shows devoted to the excitement and tension of cooking competitions.

But nothing compares to seeing chefs go head to head right in front of you in real time.

That’s what visitors can expect when they head to the Birmingham Farmers Market on Sunday, June 26. The second annual Chef Clash will take place 10 a.m.-noon with some of the city’s hottest chefs battling it out for the title of 2016 BFM Master Chef.

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Published June 21, 2016

ROCHESTER — The historic Chapman House has deep roots in Rochester, which developer Geoffrey Dancik is hoping will continue to grow — this time, as a fine-dining restaurant.

For the past three years, Dancik, of Bentley Properties LLC, and his team have been renovating the historic home and converting it into a fine-dining restaurant featuring modern American cuisine inspired by French traditions.

The doors officially re-opened Friday, June 17, an event that was greeted with anticipation and relief from staff.

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Published June 21, 2016

BIRMINGHAM — Looking to kick this summer break off with a creative bang? You’re in luck, because ParkArt is back again this Friday night for a third year of crafty fun for the whole family.

The Community House will host the event 5-8 p.m. June 24 throughout Shain Park, where kids can create a variety of expert-led projects in a range of mediums, from drawing and painting to sand art and puppetry.

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Published June 16, 2016

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1. Benefit for Orlando
Friday, June 17 • Soho, Ferndale

In response to the June 12 mass shooting at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub, Ferndale businesses are coming together for a benefit to raise funds for the victims of the attack and their families.

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Published June 15, 2016

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Shortly before the end of another school year, Grosse Pointe Park officials honored several creative young artists for their visions for Arbor Day.

The Park City Council honored winners of the city’s 33rd annual Arbor Day poster contest during a meeting May 23.

“On behalf of the Grosse Pointe Park Beautification Commission, I want to thank the mayor and the council for supporting our Arbor Day poster contest,” said Beautification Commission member Pat Deck.

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Upcoming Events

The events in our calendar were submitted prior to the coronavirus crisis. As efforts have increased to contain the spread of the coronavirus, many events have been canceled. Read More... On March 13, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order to cancel all events statewide that involve more than 250 people. It is recommended that you call ahead if you still intend to attend one of these events.

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