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MICHIGAN MONTHLY

August, 2017                                                                                                                                                                      Diane K, Editor & Publisher
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DETROIT TIGERS – www.tigers.com

7/31 – 8/2       at New York Yankees
Aug. 3-6         at Baltimore Orioles
Aug. 7-8         at Pittsburgh Pirates
Aug. 9-10       vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Aug. 11-13     vs. Minnesota Twins
Aug. 14-16     at Texas Rangers
Aug. 18-20     vs. L.A. Dodgers
Aug. 22-24     vs. New York Yankees
Aug. 25-27     at Chicago White Sox
Aug. 28-30     at Colorado Rockies
Sept. 1-3        vs. Cleveland Indians
Sept. 4-6        vs. Kansas City Royals

DETROIT LIONS TRAINING CAMP OPEN PRACTICES – free; Detroit Lions headquarters in Allen Park; Gates open 1 hour before practice begins; food & non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase; autograph opportunities; detroitlions.com/trainingcamp

July 31, Aug. 1, Aug. 2 and Aug. 6 at 3:30 pm
Aug. 4 at 9 am
Aug. 5 – Family Day at Ford Field, 10:30 am
Aug. 7 at 2 pm                                                                                                  

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN WOLVERINES – 866-296-MTIX, MGOBLUE.com/Tickets

Sept. 2        vs. Florida Gators; 2:30 pm; ABC
Sept. 9        vs. Cincinnati; noon; ABC, ESPN or ESPN2
Sept. 16      vs. Air Force; noon; BTN
Sept. 23      at Purdue; 3:30 or 4 pm
Oct. 7         vs. Michigan State University; TBD
Oct. 14       at Indiana; noon

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY –msuspartans.com

Sept. 2        vs. Bowling Green; noon
Sept. 9        vs. WMU Broncos; 3:30 pm; BTN
Sept. 23      vs. Notre Dame; 8 pm; Fox
Sept. 30      vs. Iowa; TBD
Oct. 7         at University of Michigan; TBD

FORD COMMUNITY & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER – 15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn; 313-943-2350; dearborntheater.com

Aug. 5         Dearborn Homecoming – Cornhole Tournament
Sept. 23      Gary Lewis & The Playboys
Oct. 7         I Can’t Make You Love Me:  The Stage Play

CAR & MOTORCYCLE SHOWS

Aug. 4-6      Vassar Annual Riverfest Car Show; 989-823-2601
Aug. 5         Bash at the Beach Car Show; Lake St. Clair Metro Park; 586-463-4581
Aug. 6         Clinton Township Gratiot Cruise; ctgratiotcruise.com
Aug. 6         Troy Traffic Jam; troymi.gov/carshow
Aug. 8-10    Frankenmuth Auto Fest; 989-652-6964
Aug. 11-13  Michigan Int’l Speedway NASCAR Weekend; 800-354-1010
Aug. 12       Michigan’s Largest Corvette Show; 9-4:30; Bowman Auto Center, 9603 Dixie Highway, Clawson; CorvettesAmerica.org; 248-884-3812
Aug. 12       Clawson Lions Club’s “Down on Main Street” Car Show; clawsonlions.org
Aug. 12       Utica’s Gasoline Alley;              uticagasolinealley.com
Aug. 13       Rockin’ Rods in Rochester;      downtownrochestermi.com
Aug. 15-19  Back to the Bricks Cruise & Car Show; Flint; 810-654-9029
Aug. 17-19  Ferndale Dream Cruise;           ferndaledreamcruise.com
Aug. 18       Berkley CruiseFest;                    https://www.facebook.com/BerkleyCruisefest
Aug. 19       Birmingham Cruise Event;         Birminghamcruiseevent.com
Aug. 19       Woodward Dream Cruise;         Woodward dreamcruise.com
Aug. 19-24  Ferndale to Pontiac – Woodward Dream Cruise; woodwarddreamcruise.com
Aug. 26       Mackinaw City:  Corvette Auto Show & Mackinac Bridge Parade; 231-436-5574
Aug. 30       Shorewood Kiwanis Harper Charity Cruise; shorewoodkiwanis.org

HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN:

Ticketmaster:  800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com
July 28        Free Outdoor Movie on a giant screen; food trucks, $1/popcorn, family games, Kona ice, movie at sunset; Central Church back field

July 29-30   K of C Ice Cream Social; Sat. 5-5:30; Sun. 8:30-12:45 pm; St. Paul of Tarsus Church, 41300 Romeo Plank, Clinton Township; 586-228-1210

July 29-30   Orchard Lake Fine Art Show®; hosted by Hotworks.org; juried fine art & fine craft show (voted in the top 100 art fairs nationwide); all categories are open; original work only; West Bloomfield High School (between Lone Pine and Walnut Lake Roads); info:  Patty Narozny, 248-684-2613, 941-755-3088, patty@hotworks.org

July 29-30   Mo Pop Festival:  Run the Jewels, Alt-J, more; West Riverfront Park; mopopfestival.com

July 30        Ice Cream Social hosted by The Knights of Columbus; after the 7:45, 9:30 and 11:30 am services; St. Paul of Tarsus, 41300 Romeo Plank, Clinton Township; 586-228-1210

Aug. 3, 10,  Quilting workshops; Troy Historic Village, 60 & 17           W. Wattles, Troy; troyhistoricvillage.org, 248-524-3470

August 4     National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame Annual Golf Classic; $100; Cherry Creek Golf & Banquet Center, 54000 Cheery Creek Drive, Shelby Township; 313-407-3300; http://www.polishsportshof.com/

Aug. 4-5      Highland Games hosted by St. Andrew’s Society of Detroit; Livonia; 248-526-1849

Aug. 4-5      Allen Park Arts & Crafts Street Fair; 734-258-7720

Aug. 4-6      St. Mary Milford Fair; free; Fri. 5-10 pm; Sat. 10-9 (clz 5-6 pm), Sun 1-5 pm; 1955 E. Commerce Road; stmarymilfordmi.org; 248-685-1482

Aug. 4-6      Fine Art & Acoustic Music Festival; downtownBrighton.com; 810-227-5086

Aug. 4-6      Dearborn Homecoming Festival; 313-943-2350

Aug. 4-6      Northville Buy Michigan Now Festival; 248-390-0974

Aug. 5         Michigan Honey Festival; Nickless Pavilion; Frankenmuth; michiganhoneyfestival.com or http://www.mfea.org/event/michigan-honey-festival/

Aug. 5         Oxford Lone Ranger Festival; 248-628-2543

Aug. 7-8      Quilt Exhibit; Troy Historic Village, 60 W. Wattles, Troy; troyhistoricvillage.org, 248-524-3470

Aug. 10,      The Life of St. Paul; 8:30 am; refreshments;

17 & 24       St. Paul of Tarsus Church, 41300 Romeo Plank, Clinton Township; 586-228-1210

Aug. 10-13  Monroe River Raisin Jazz Festival; 800-252-3011

Aug. 11       Euchre Tournament (21 & over); 6 pm; $15 includes snacks, coffee, tea, pop, beer, water; $5 extra for food; St. Peter’s Church, Fr. Welch Hall, 95 Market, Mt. Clemens; limited to 100 players; RSVP to Pat, 586-468-4578

Aug. 11,      Theatre performances featuring stories of

12, 19         real Troy residents (past, present, future); Troy Historic Village, 60 W. Wattles, Troy; troyhistoricvillage.org, 248-524-3470

Aug. 11-12  Michaywe Arts & Crafts Show; Gaylord; 989-939-8919

Aug. 11-13  Milford Memories Summer Festival; 248-685-7129

Aug. 12       Treasure Hunter’s Market; 8-3; Dodge Park, Sterling Heights; sterling-heights.net

Aug. 12       Taco Festival; $2 tacos from top Detroit restaurants; 12-6 pm; $12 general admission; West Riverfront Park; tickets: freep.com/tacofestival

Aug. 12-13  Historic Baseball World Tournament; Greenfield Village, Dearborn; 800-835-5237

Aug. 12-13  Shelby Township Art Fair; 586-731-0300

Aug. 13       Golf Outing hosted by St. Ronald; Sycamore Hills, Macomb Township; 586-792-1190

Aug. 14-20  Armada Fair; 586-784-5488

Aug. 16       Jazz on the Avenue:  Alexander Zonjic & Friends, Urban Jazz; 7-9 pm; free; City Hall Park, 13615 Michigan Avenue (corner of Schaefer); eastdowntowndearborn.com

Aug. 17-20  Assumption Church Greek Festival; St. Clair Shores; 586-779-6111

HAPPENINGS – continued

Aug. 17-20  Antique Boat Show & Vintage Festival; Port Sanilac; 810-622-9931

Aug. 19       Music Festival; American/Vietnamese food & drinks; 5:15 pm; Our Lady of Grace, 26256 Ryan, Warren; 586-755-1313

Aug. 19       Todd Schleiger for Governor at the Woodward Dream Cruise; 10 am – 6 pm; Pioneer Park (next to Art Van), Royal Oak; Chris Ruzzin,                  cruzzin@schleigerforgovernor2018.com; schleigerforgovernor2018.com

Aug. 19-20  One-hour steam train excursions featuring Pere Marquette 1225 during the Howell Melon Festival; $15 adults, $10 children, departures at 10, 12, 2, 4, and 6 on Saturday,  and 10, 12, 2, and 4 on Sunday;  tickets: www.michigansteamtrain.com

Aug. 24-26  Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic; $9/participating schools and a portion of the presale proceeds benefits the schools; $10/gate; hosting over 80 Michigan schools; Wayne State University; detroitsports.org/pkc or xenith.com

                  Aug. 24    Walled Lake Western vs.
                                 West Bloomfield; 4 pm

                                 Davison vs. Southfield A&T; 7

                  Aug. 25    Almont vs. Grosse Ile; 4 pm

                                 Lowell vs. Warren De La Salle; 7

                  Aug. 26    East English Village Prep vs.

                                 River Rouge; noon

                                 Oak Park vs. Utica Eisenhower; 3

                                 Detroit Martin Luther King vs.
                                 Indianapolis Cathedral; 6 pm

Aug. 24-27  Warren Birthday Bash; 586-268-8400

Aug. 25-26  Country Days and Hot Air Balloon Fest; Metamore; 810-678-6222

Aug. 25-27  St. Mary Queen of Creation Family Fest; New Baltimore; 586-725-2441

Aug. 25-27  Chesterfield Arts and Music Festival; 586-949-0400

Aug. 25-27  Lincoln Park Days; 734-560-1121

Aug. 26       Warren Astronomical Society Open House; Wilcott Mills Metropark, 20505 29 Mile, Ray; www.warrenastro.org

Aug. 27       Farewell & Thank You Reception for Rev. Ron Essman; 11:30 mass & reception; St. Paul of Tarsus Church, 41300 Romeo Plank, Clinton Township; 586-228-1210

Aug. 31 -     Romeo Peach Festival; 586-752-6633

Sept. 4

HAPPENINGS – continued

Sept. 1-4     Arts, Beats & Eats; Royal Oak; 248-541-7550

Sept. 2-3     Art on the Bay, Inc.; New Baltimore; 586-383-0139

Sept. 8        Euchre Tournament (21 & over); 6 pm; $15 includes snacks, coffee, tea, pop, beer, water; $5 extra for food; St. Peter’s Church, Fr. Welch Hall, 95 Market, Mt. Clemens; limited to 100 players; RSVP to Pat, 586-468-4578

Sept. 8-9     Smokin’ Jazz and Barbecue Blues; Brighton; downtownBrighton.com; 810-227-5086

Sept. 8-10   Plymouth Community Fall Festival; 734-335-0199

Sept. 8-10   Art & Apples Festival presented by Paint Creek Center for the Arts; Rochester; 248-651-4110

Sept. 9-12   Richmond Area Good Old Days Festival; 586-727-1320

Sept. 14-17 Metro Boat Show; Harrison Township; 734-261-0123

Sept. 14-17 Troy Family Daze Festival; 248-918-4559

Sept. 16      Food & Wine Experience; 1-4 pm; unlimited sampling of chef creations, demos, seminars and panels, tastings of fine wines and craft beers and distinctive spirits; $85-$100 Grand Tasting; $120-$135 VIP Grand Tasting; Campus Martius Park, downtown Detroit; tickets: foodandwine.freep.com

Sept. 23      Warren Astronomical Society Open House; Wilcott Mills Metropark, 20505 29 Mile, Ray; www.warrenastro.org

DETROIT SOCIAL EVENTS by ULTIMATE FUN PRODUCTIONS – info@ultimatefunproductions.com

Aug. 12       Gin & Rum Experience; Royal Oak Farmers Market

Sept. 16      Whiskey N Wine Fest

Oct. 14       Oktoberfest; Royal Oak Farmers Market

Nov. 4         Vodka Rox; Royal Oak Farmers Market

TOP 10 TAKEOVER – a dining series spotlighting 10 best new restaurants in Metro Detroit; freep.com/top10

August 8     PARC

August 24   Flowers of Vietnam

TBD            Katoi

MICHIGAN LOTTERY AMPHITHEATRE AT FREEDOM HILL – 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights; 586-269-9700, www.freedomhill.net

July 31        Rancid, Dropkick Murphys

Aug. 1         Mary J. Blige, Lalah Hathaway

Aug. 3         89x Birthday Bash:  Young the Giant, more

Aug. 9         Santana

Aug. 12       The Chick Corea Elektric Band, Bela Fleck & Flecktones

Aug. 17       Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackberry Smoke

Aug. 19       Summer White Concert:  KEM, more

Aug. 25       Ted Nugent

Aug. 26       Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, Chaka Khan

Aug. 27       Make America Rock Again

Sept. 8        Lauryn Hill, Nas

Sept. 9        Sublime, Rome, The Offspring

Sept. 16      Tom Jones

DTE ENERGY THEATRE – 7774 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston; 248-377-0100, www.palacenet.com; T.M.

Aug. 1         Rod Stewart, Cyndi Lauper

Aug. 6         I Love The 90’s – The Party Continues

Aug. 7         Linkin Park, Machine Gun Kelly

Aug. 8         James Taylor & His All Star Band, Bonnie Raitt

Aug. 10       Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzman

Aug. 11       Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience

Aug. 13       Brantley Gilbert, Tyler Farr, Luke Coms

Aug. 14       Kings of Leon, Nathaniel Rateliff

Aug. 17       Yes, Todd Rundgren

Aug. 19       Chris Stapleton, Margo Price, Brent Cobb

Aug. 20       Love Jones: The Musical

Aug. 22       Earth, Wind & Fire, Chick w/Nile Rodgers

Aug. 25       Jeff Foxworthy & Larry The Cable Guy

Aug. 27       Depeche Mode

Sept. 1        John Mayer

Sept. 3        Deep Purple, Alice Cooper

Sept. 9        Bob Seger

Sept.  23     Matchbox Twenty, Counting Crows

Sept. 28      Sammy Hagar & The Circle

Sept. 29      101 WRIF presents RIFF Festival

MEADOW BROOK AMPHITHEATRE– 3554 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills; 248-377-0100, palacenet.com; T.M.

July 30        Lifehouse & Switchfoot

Aug. 2         Gordon Lightfoot

Aug. 3         Goo Goo Dolls

Aug. 4         Jay’s 80s Sumer Bash: Retro Futura

Aug. 9         Pentatonix

Aug. 11       Idina Menzel

Aug. 20       Logic, Joey Bada$$, Big Lendo

Aug. 25       The Music of Prince w/the DSO

Aug. 26-27  Wine & Craft Beer Festival

Sept. 3        Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home “Love & Comedy” Tour

THEATRE CALENDAR:

Aug. 18-27     Popcorn Falls; Snug Theatre, 160 S. Water Street; 810-278-1749, riverbanktheatre.com

Sept. 8-23      Ship of Dreams:  Titanic (musical drama); Avon Players, 1185 Washington, Rochester Hills; avonplayers.org; 248-608-9077

Sept. 8 -         Sister Act; Main Stage; Stagecrafters The

Oct. 1            Baldwin Theatre, Main Stage, Royal Oak; 248-541-6430, stagecrafters.org

Sept. 15 -       Oliver! River Bank Theatre, 358 S. Water;

Oct. 1            810-278-1749, riverbanktheatre.com

CITY THEATRE – olympiaentertainment.com

7/13 – 8/6       Hockey – The Musical

Aug. 17-26     RoboCop!  The Musical

CANTON VILLAGE THEATER – 50400 Cherry Hill Road; 734-394-5300, cantonvillagetheater.org

Aug. 3-4         Julius Caesar – The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

Aug. 26          LePeTiT Cirque, America’s Only All-Kid Cirque Company

Sept. 7-10      Women Are From Venus, Men Are From Uranus

Sept. 15-24    Anything Goes (1962)

Sept. 28-30    Schoolhouse Rock Live! JR.

Sept. 30         A Bit of Beethoven and Blue Jeans

REDFORD THEATRE – 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit; 313-537-2560, redfordtheatre.com

Aug. 10          Jackson Browne, Greg Leisz Benefit Concert

Aug. 11-12     Grease

Aug. 12          Honey, I Shrunk The Kids

Aug. 25-26     The Wizard of Oz

Aug. 29          Bruce Campbell VIP Book Signing Event

Aug. 29          Evil Dead – Introduced by Bruce Campbell

DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS – www.dia.org

Due to the fact that DIA has changed their web site and made it user-unfriendly, I don’t know if some of the workshops, etc. have been canceled or I just cannot find them.  I will no longer include the DIA in my newsletter after this month.

Aug. 2   Fluxfilm and Yoko Ono

Aug. 4   Detroit Cypher Battle w/Burnt Sugar Arkestra

Aug. 4   Origins of Hip-Hop:  Dolemite

Aug. 5   Family Hip Hop Showcase

FOX THEATRE – Olympiaentertainment.com; 313-471-6611

Aug. 5            #FollowMe – CANCELED

Aug. 25          Shreya Ghoshal

Sept. 9           Frankie Valli

Sept. 15         Paramore – Tour Two

Sept. 18         Gorillaz

Sept. 19         Sturgill Simpson wsg Fantastic Negrito

Sept. 23         All Star Comedy Festival

LITTLE CAESARS ARENA –

olympiaentertainment.com

Sept. 12-20    Kid Rock

Sept. 27      Ed Sheeran

THE PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS -- 248-377-0100, www.palacenet.com;

Aug. 2         Roger Waters:  Us + Them Tour

Aug. 12       Bruno Mars

Sept. 8        Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Sept. 10      Fall Bridal Celebrations

Sept. 23      Bob Seger

MOTOR CITY CASINO HOTEL – 2901 Grand River Avenue, Detroit; www.motorcitycasino.com; 313-237-7711; Ticketmaster

Aug. 10       Tower of Power, Jake Clemons Band

Aug. 25       Motor City Cage Night – Live Mixed Martial Arts Fights

Sept. 15      Adam Ant

Sept. 22      Jim Breuer

Sept. 24      Marinella + Antonis Remos

ANDIAMO CELEBRITY SHOWROOM – Warren; 586-268-3200, AndiamoShowroom.com; 800-745-3000

Sept. 22      Eva Evola

Oct. 13       Pasquale Esposito

Oct. 20       Bridget Everett

DETROIT OPERA HOUSE – michiganopera.org

Sept. 23            The Sistine Chapel Choir

Oct. 14-22         Rigoletto

Oct. 28-29         Ballet Hispanico

COBO CENTER – 313-877-8777; cobocenter.com

Aug, 24       Young Professional’s Conference

Aug. 26       Detroit Natural Hair Expo

Aug. 26       Radio One Women’s Empowerment

Sept. 12-13 US/Canada Border Conference

MACOMB CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS - Macomb Community College, 44575 Garfield, Clinton Twp; 586-286-2222, www.MacombCenter.com

Sept. 11       Nathan Carter

Sept. 15       Forbidden Broadway; comedy & cocktails

Sept. 23       Terry Barber-Broadway music on tour

THE MASONIC TEMPLE -- 500 Temple Avenue, Detroit; 313-832-7100; themasonic.com

Aug. 6         Fleet Foxes

Sept. 14      My Son Teller Set It Off Tour

SUBURBAN COLLECTION SHOWPLACE – 46100 Grand River, Novi; 248-348-5600 or www.suburbancollectionshowplace.com  

7/26 – 8/5       AAU Junior Olympic Games

Aug. 13-17     Rockwell Automation

8/31 – 9/4       The Michigan State Fair

Sept. 6-8        SPEACCE

Sept. 12-14    The Battery Show

Sept. 17         Bride’s Day Bridal Show

Sept. 23-24    Brickworld – Lego Fan Exposition

Sept. 26-27    AFPD Fall Liquor Show

Sept. 28         Texas Instruments Tech Day

MARK RIDLEY’S COMEDY CASTLE - 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak, 248-542-9900, www.comedycastle.com

Aug. 3-5         David Dyer

Aug. 10-12     J. Chris

Aug. 17-19     Connie Ettinger

Aug. 20          Ted DiBiase – The Million Dollar Man

Aug. 22          Ryan Davis

Aug. 24-26     Matt McClowry

Sept. 7-9        Mike Green

SOARING EAGLE CASINO & RESORT – Mt. Pleasant; 800-585-3737, www.soaringeaglecasino.com

Aug. 2         I Love the 90’s The Party Continues Tour

Aug. 4         R. Kelly, Ashanti, June’s Diary

Aug. 8         Santana, Ann Wilson of Heart

Aug. 12       Brad Paisley, Dustin Lynch

Sept. 14      Matchbox Twenty, Counting Crows

MICHIGAN PHILHARMONIC – 734-451-2112 or www.michiganphil.org

Aug. 5         Music Concert; 7:30; Lake Erie Park

Sept. 30      A Bit of Beethoven and Blue Jeans; The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, Canton

Oct. 21       Philharmonic Thriller; Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex, Plymouth

Nov. 10       Hail to The Veterans! Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Plymouth

THE COLOSSEM @ CAESARS WINDSOR –

Aug. 5         Jeff Durham

Aug. 10       Tony Orlando (19 and over)

Aug. 20       Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson

Aug. 25       Gene Simmons

Sept. 8        Penn and Teller

Sept. 9        Il Divo

Sept. 16      Alabama

Sept. 29-30 Million Dollar Quartet

THE DETROIT ZOO – detroitzoo.org; 248-541-5717

Aug. 11       Appetite for Adventure

Aug. 26       Alzheimer’s Walk; 7:30 am registration; Walk 1.8 miles; Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Royal Oak; seniorhelpersmi.com

Sept. 6        Senior Day

Sept. 10      Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo

Sep. 15-16  Meet Your Best Friend Pet Adoption

Sept. 22      Zoo Brew

Wild Summer Nights Concerts:  6:30-8 pm

Aug. 2         Steve King & The Dittilies

Aug. 9         Athens Creek

Aug. 16       Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Aug. 23       Gary Greenfelder Orchestra

Aug. 30       Cosmic Groove

CARPATHIA CLUB – 38000 Utica Road, Sterling Heights; 586-978-2292, carpathiaclub@comcast.net

Friday Fish Fry:  4:30-7pm; $9:50/baked or fried cod; $11/fried perch, kids half price; carry outs available

Alternate dish changes each Friday

Aug. 4         Kassler Rippchen

Aug. 11       Goulash

Aug. 18       Jaeger / Ziguener Schnitzel

Aug. 25       Port Roast

Sept. 1        No Fish Fry – Labor Day Weekend

Sept. 8        Ham Hocks

Sept. 15      No Fish Fry – Oktoberfest

Sept. 22      Chicken Paprikash

Sept. 29      Breaded Pork Chops

Other events:

Sep. 15-17  Oktoberfest

Oct. 18       Fashion Show (reserved seating only)

Nov. 5         Card Party (reserved seating only)

Nov. 11       Kirchweih (reserved seating only)

Dec. 8         German Christmas Show (reserved seating)

DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Orchestra Hall, Detroit; www.dso.org or 313-576-5111

Aug. 12          Motor City Soles

Aug. 16          Louis le Diable

Aug. 19          OM @ The Max

Aug. 21          Kris Johnson Group

Aug. 25          The Music of Prince

Aug. 30          Mix @ The Max feat. Ben Sollee

Sept. 15         2017 MI Sports Hall of Fame

Sept. 28-30    Skeleton Crew – Detroit Public Theatre

GIBRALTAR TRADE CENTER -- Mt. Clemens: 

586-465-6440, www.gibraltartrade.com

For concealed pistol license training class, register in the market office or call Aim Straight at 586-565-1403

Aug. 5-6       Rubber Stamp & Arts Festival

Aug. 11-13    Sports Cards & Collectibles Show

Aug. 18-20    Gun & Knife Show

Aug. 25-27    Holistic Festival

Aug. 26-27    Mom to Mom Sale

Sept. 16       Building Materials Auction

GILBRALTAR TRADE CENTER CLOSES FOR GOOD

Friday Bike Night – Outdoor Event

Aug. 5          Truck Warz

Aug. 11        Mob Opera

Aug. 18        OCD

Aug. 25        Masquerade

STERLING HEIGHTS – sterling-heights.net; Parks & Recs: 586-446-2700; Music in the Park held at Dodge Park Amphitheater at 7 pm:  586-446-2692

Aug. 3         Crush…best of Bon Jovi; 7 pm; Dodge Park Amphitheater

Aug. 8         National Night Out; 6:30-9 pm; Sterling Heights Police Department, 40333 Dodge Park; demos, raffles, refreshments, etc.; 586-446-2800

Aug. 12       Treasure Hunter’s Market; 8-3; Dodge Park

Aug. 12       Dinner & Decoding Escape Room; meal (3 appetizers, choice of 4 entrees, nonalcoholic beverages and gratuity), Escape Room admission; start at Senior Center, dinner at Black Rock-Novi, return to Senior Center; $50/resident, $52/non-resident (21 & older); Ref.#: 4002.001

Aug. 17       American Band (rock/dance); 7 pm; Dodge Park Amphitheater

Aug. 25       Toledo Mud Hens Baseball game; bus leaves at 3:30 pm; $54/residents, $56/non-residents; Ref.#: 5002.065

Aug. 26       Mega 80’s (pop/rock); Balloon Artist; 7 pm; Dodge Park Amphitheater

FUNDRAISERS

Aug. 18       Golf Outing to benefit Romeo Foundation for Educational Excellence; 11 am shotgun start; 18 holes, dinner, beverages on course, prizes; $125/person; $50/dinner only; Heather Hills Golf Club, 3100 McKail, 810-798-3971; tickets: Amy, 586-531-0611, aaul@sbcglobal.net

Aug. 25       Patrick O’Rourke Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Outing; 9 am; 18 holes with cart, continental breakfast, light lunch, pig roast dinner; $75/person; $30/dinner only; Golf Club at Mount Brighton, 4141 Bauer, Genoa Township

Aug. 25       Benefit on the Bay for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen; 5:30 pm; dinner, drinks, desserts, dancing; $65/person; MacRay Harbor, Harrison Township; 313-579-2100 ext. 153

Aug. 26       Walk to Stop Diabetes hosted by American Diabetes Association; 8-noon; Comerica Park, 2100 Woodward, Detroit; info: Stephanie, 248-433-3830 x6695 or scamalo@diabetes.org; to register: diabetes.org/detroitstepout

GOLF EVENTS --

July 31        ChaChaCha; Eaglecrest Golf Course; Michigan Women’s Golf Association; www.mwgolf.org

Aug. 13       Championship Series Event #5; Lakes of Taylor Golf Course; Michigan Men’s Publinx, www.mipublinx.com

Aug. 13       Scratch Best Ball Tournament; Lakes of Taylor Golf Course; Michigan Men’s Publinx, www.mipublinx.com

Aug. 17       Michigan Senior Publinx; Cherry Creek Golf Course; www.mpsga.org

Aug. 19       Chapman; Rattle Run Golf Course; Michigan Women’s Golf Association; www.mwgolf.org

Aug. 28-30  Michigan Senior Publinx; Polo Fields Golf Course; www.MPSGA.org

Sept. 9        Stroke Play; Durham Hills Golf Course; Michigan Women’s Golf Association; www.mwgolf.org

Sep. 23-24  Eraser Two Person; The Lynx Golf Course; Michigan Women’s Golf Association; www.mwgolf.org

Sep. 23-24  Atlas Trophy Matches; Oakland University – Sharf; www.GAM.org

HEALTH EVENTS:

Aug. 11          Senior Center Health & Wellness Expo; 1-5 pm; 46425 Tyler, Belleville; Joyce, 734-697-8076;

Aug, 14,         Infertility + Miscarriage Our Lady of

Sept. 11         Consolation Support Group; 7 pm; St. Fabian Catholic Church, Social Hall Room 11; 32200 Twelve Mile, Farmington Hills; info: olc.infertility@gmail.com                 

Aug. 23          Blood Drive; 1-7 pm; St. Paul of Tarsus, 41300 Romeo Plank, Clinton Township; 586-263-3516

Aug. 26          Alzheimer’s Walk; 7:30 am registration; Walk 1.8 miles; Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Royal Oak; seniorhelpersmi.com

OUTDOOR EVENTS

July 28 -      Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival;

Aug. 6         coastguardfest.org

July 29-30   Au Sable Canoe Marathon; Grayling & Oscoda; ausablecanoemarathon.org

Aug. 5         Traverse City Classic Boats on the Boardwalk; www.wwcacbs.com

Aug. 9         St. Clair Shores Handicapped Fishing Derby; 586-393-8801

Sep. 14-17  Lake St. Clair Boating & Outdoor Festival Metropark; boatingandoutdoorfest.com

ST. JANE FRANCES BIKE CLUB – meet at 6:45 pm, ride at 7 pm; sjfbike@mail.remind.com to sign-up for info

Aug. 2         Ride the Paint Creek Trail; gather in the Rochester Municipal Park (off of University Road, west of Rochester Road)

Aug. 9         Ride through Downtown Royal Oak; check with Linda at Lsmithsjfparish@gmail.com

Aug. 16       Ride the Dodge Park Trails to Downtown Utica; gather at Cinder Block restrooms at the Main entrance

Aug. 23       Ride the Clinton River Trail; gather in the Onyx Ice Arena parking lot (24 & Dequindre)

Aug. 30       Ride the Paint Creek Trail; meet at 6:15; gather in the Rochester Municipal Park (off of University Road, west of Rochester Road); dinner in downtown Rochester

ROYAL OAK MUSIC THEATRE – 318 W. Fourth; www.royaloakmusichtheatre.com; 248-399-2980

Aug. 13       Michael Franti

Aug. 19       John Butler Trio

Aug. 25       Chad Calek (18 & over)

Aug. 28       Lil Yachty

Sept. 8        The Mavericks

Sept. 15      Streetlight Manifesto

LOVING TOUCH – Ferndale; Ticketmaster

Aug. 4         Man Eating Lion, Spirit Breaker

Aug. 5         The Messanger Birds

Aug. 10       Grown Up Avenger Stuff

Aug. 11       The Rocket Summer

Aug. 12       Stay Away

Aug. 13       Big Gov

Aug. 14       Riley Pinkerton

Aug. 16       The Creepos

Aug. 19       Scott H. Biram

Aug. 21       He Is We

Aug. 24       Cosmic Knot, Gasoline Gypsies

Aug. 25       Jason Richardson & Luke Holland

Sept. 3        Dent May

FILLMORE – 2115 Woodward; Detroit; 313-961-5450, T.M., www.livenation.com

Aug. 1         Spoon

Aug. 12       Sabrina Carpenter

Aug. 18       August Alsina

Aug. 30       SZA

Aug. 31       2 Chainz

Sept. 15      Danzig

Sept. 17      Marisela

Sept. 20      J. Balvin

Sept. 21      Steve Earle & The Dukes

Sep. 23-24  John Mulaney:  Kid Gorgeous

Sept. 27      Manchester Orchestra

Sept. 28      John Cleese & The Holy Grail

Sept. 30      Broken Social Scene

TOKEN LOUNGE – Ticketmaster

Aug. 3         Jackyl & Hyde shoot

Aug. 5         The Crampton Brothers

Aug. 11       A Tribute to Ozzy:  Little Ozzy

Aug. 12       Portalfest 2017

Aug. 13       Greg Howe feat. Stu Hamm

Aug. 18       A Tribute to the Doors:  The Detroit Doors

Aug. 19       The Jelly Jam fest. Ty Tabar

Aug. 20       Heros of Sharlet

Aug. 21       Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden singer 1994-99)

Aug. 25       Doug Stanhope

Aug. 26       Psychostick, Ideamen

Aug. 27       International Bigtime Wrestling

Aug. 28       SLCA

Aug. 31       Cinderella’s Tom Keifer

Sept. 1        Hold

Sept. 2        Fundraiser for Our Brother Emery the Animal

THE MAGIC STICK – 4120 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-9700, www.majesticdetroit.com; Ticketmaster

July 31     Banks; Majestic Theatre

Aug. 4      Dawes; Majestic Theatre

Aug. 11    Mew

Aug. 12    Michelle Branch; Majestic Theatre

Aug. 26    The Juliana Theory; Majestic Theatre

Aug. 31    Betty Who

Aug. 31    Bonobo; Majestic Theatre

Sept. 4     Electric Guest

Sept. 17   Jack Miller; Majestic Theatre

MAGIC BAG – 22920 Woodward, Ferndale; 248-544-3030, www.themagicbag.com

Aug. 4         The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour:  Tony Hinchcliffe

Aug. 5, 11   The Mega 80’s

Aug. 12       Tales of Cream, Disraeli Gears

Aug. 25       The Night Game

Aug. 26       The Alarm feat. Mike Peters

Sept. 9        The Mega 80’s

Sept. 10      Brand X

Sept. 16      Savoy Brown feat. Kim Simmonds

Sept. 21      The Werks & Passafire, Broccoli Samurai

Sep. 22, 30 The Mega 80’s

THE GRASSHOPPER UNDERGOUND – Ferndale; Ticketmaster

Aug. 17       Cosmo’s Midnight

SAINT ANDREWS HALL – 431 East Congress Street, Detroit; www.livenation.com

Aug. 1         Joshua Radin

Aug. 5         Fastball

Aug. 12       Kane Brown

Aug. 17       The Accidentals

Aug. 19       Neal Morse

Aug. 24       Rusted Root

Aug. 25       Playboi Carti

Aug. 26       Emo Night

Sept. 7        Frankie Ballard

CHENE PARK – Detroit, Ticketmaster

Aug. 2         Boney James

Aug. 5         R. Kelly

Aug. 9         Shalamar

Aug. 12       Fat Tire Tour de Fat

Aug. 16       Lalah Hathaway

Aug. 20       Gucci Mane

Aug. 23       Morris Day, The Time

Aug. 27       Run DMC

Sept. 3        Juice Crew Reunion

MICHIGAN THEATER – Ann Arbor, Ticketmaster

Aug. 4      Lyle Lovett

2STONES EVENTS– 2StoneEvents.com

Aug. 2         Rock The Block – Howell #3

Aug. 9         Dave Bennett Quartet at Jazz @ The Pond

Aug. 9         Karley Davidson at Brighton Bar & Grill

Aug. 17       Robin Horlock at Brighton Bar & Grill

Sept. 13      The Brothers Groove at Jazz at The Pond

MUSIC HALL CENTER - Ticketmaster

Aug. 27    Rooftop Yoga

HAPPENINGS AROUND ONTARIO – ontariotravel.net

July 29-30   Thunder Bay:  Valley Fresh Buskers Festival

Aug. 4-7      Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival; Port Colborne

Aug. 4-7      Ontario Arts & Music Festival; Ontario Place

Aug. 5         Toronto Caribbean Carnival; Grand Parade

Aug. 5         Sandcastle Festival; Colburg

Aug. 6-10    Great Waterfront Trail Adventure; Windsor

Aug. 10-12  Kenora Bass Int’l; Lake In The Woods

Aug. 16-20  Haliburton Forest Festival; Bone Lake

Aug. 18-20  The Big Feastival; Burl’s Creek Park, Oro-Medonte

Aug. 18-20  Summerfolk 2017 – Canadian Connection Celebration; Owen Sound

Aug. 24-27  Tecumseh Corn Festival; Windsor

Sept. 17      Open Streets Windsor

QUOTE:
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted. – Alfred Adler

When you know yourself, you are empowered.  When you accept yourself, you are invincible. – Tina Lifford

THE CROFOOT – 1 South Saginaw, Pontiac; 248-858-9333; Ticketmaster or with link to partner site Ticket Web

July 31     Make Them Suffer; Pike Room

Aug. 1      Good Old War; Pike Room

Aug. 4      Shakewell; Pike Room

Aug. 4      DigiTour; Ballroom

Aug. 4      First Fridays Comedy; Vernors Room

Aug. 7      Slothrust, Tancred; Pike Room

Aug. 10    Daedalus; Ballroom

Aug. 11    Sawyer Fredericks; Ballroom

Aug. 11    A Year in New York; Pike Room

Aug. 12    Call Marvin; Pike Room

Aug. 13    Taking Back Sunday; Ballroom

Aug. 13    John Nolan; Pike Room

Aug. 18    Big Wig, Young Hunger; Pike Room

Sept. 10   The Metal Alliance Tour; Ballroom

EVENTS AROUND LEXINGTON -- http://www.lexingtonmichigan.org/events/list
Lexington Village Theatre – lexingtonvillagetheatre.com

Aug. 4            Music in the Park at 7:30 - Devin Scillian

                     with Arizona Suns
Aug.5-6          Lexington Fine Arts Street Fair at 10:00- 5:00


Aug. 10-13     Antique Yard Sale Trail (Lexington & Surrounding area)


Aug. 11          Music in the Park at 7:30 - Taylor Tuckey-Country Western


Aug. 18          Music in the Park at 7:30 - Dave Bennett's  "Rockin' the 50's"

Aug. 25-26     Music in the Park at 7:00 - Margaritafest

Sept. 2           Downtown Lexington - Thumbfest Music Festival 2017


Sept. 15-17    Bach Festival - http://lexington-arts.org

HAPPENINGS AROUND THE STATE . . . www.michiganfun.com (updated every 24 hours)

For a complete brochure of events around Michigan, call 989-845-2080 or fax 989-845-5074 or info@mfea.org to find out how much the brochure with postage & handling will cost.  For road conditions:  1-800-222-6424 (AAA)

Aug. 1-5            Chesaning            Saginaw County Fair; 989-845-2143

Aug. 1-6            Rogers City          Nautical City Festival; 989-734-4656

Aug. 2-6            Mackinaw City      19th Century Trade Fair; 231-537-4851

Aug. 3-6            Hudson                US-127 National Yard Sale; 517-448-8983

Aug. 3-6            Boyne Falls          Polish Festival; 231-582-6222

Aug. 4-5            Lansing                JazzFest; 517-371-4600

Aug. 4-6            Vassar                 Riverfest and Car Show; 989-823-2601

Aug. 4-6            Bay Port              Fish Sandwish Festival; 989-551-9929

Aug. 4-5            Port Huron            Blue Water Blues & Brews Festival; 586-531-2304

Aug. 4-6            Marine City           Maritime Days; 810-650-8395

Aug. 4-6            Bath                    Bath Days Festival; 517-712-8942

Aug. 5-6            Lexington             Fine Art Street Fair

Aug. 5               Croswell               Swinging Bridge Festival; 810-679-2299

Aug. 5               Frankenmuth        Michigan Honey Festival; 810-241-6308

Aug. 5-6            Goodrich              Good Times in Goodrich; 810-335-3085

Aug. 6-12          Coruna                 Shiawassee County Fair; 989-743-3611

Aug. 10-12        Millington             Old-Fashioned Summer Festival

Aug. 10-12        Frankenmuth        Summer Music Fest; 989-652-3378

Aug. 11-12        Bay City               DOW Bay Area Family YMCA Summer Block Party; 989-895-8596

Aug. 11-13        Flint                     Jazz Festival; 810-238-2787

Aug. 11-13        East Lansing        Great Lakes Folk Festival; 517-355-2370

Aug. 11-13        St. Johns             Mint Festival; 989-224-7248

Aug. 11-20        Caseville              Cheeseburger in Caseville; 989-856-3818

Aug. 12             Owosso               Art Walk; 989-723-1199

Aug. 12             Lansing                Phil Denny’s Amory Smooth Jazz Fete

Aug. 13-19        Midland                Midland County Fair; 989-835-7901

Aug. 15-19        Flint                     Back to the Bricks Cruise & Car Show; 810-654-9029

Aug. 17-19        Frankenmuth        Summer Music Festival; 989-652-3378

Aug. 17-19        DeWitt                 Ox Roast; 517-420-5596

Aug. 17-20        Oakley                 Mid-Michigan Old Gas Tractor; 989-780-1295

Aug. 18             Fenton                 Arts Are The Heart

Aug. 18-20        Howell                  Melon Festival; 517-546-0693

Aug. 18-20        Lapeer                 Lapeer Days Festival; 810-664-6641

Aug. 18-20        Sumner                Sumner Daze; 989-463-4531

Aug. 18-20        Montrose              Blueberry Festival; 810-639-3475

Aug. 20-26        Sandusky             Sanilac County 4-H Fair; 810-648-2515

Aug. 24-27        Midland                Folk Music Festival; 989-892-4672

8/30 – 9/3          Ann Arbor             Saline Community Fair; 734-429-1131

Sept. 1-4           Fairgrove              Michigan Beer Festival

Sept. 2              Lexington             Thumbfest 2017; 586-995-1974

Sept. 2-3           East Lansing        Lamafest and Small Flock Sale; 517-281-4092

Sept. 2-3           Port Austin           Art in the Park; 989-738-8736

Sept. 2-3           Algonac               Art Fair; 810-794-4320

Sept. 4              Franklin                Roundup Family Fair / Art in the Village; 248-626-2231

Sept. 4              Owosso               Owosso/Corunna Footbridge Walk; 989-277-9557

Sept. 15-16       Adrian                  Artalicious Fine Art Fair; 517-265-2265

Sept. 15-17       Flat Rock             Riverfest; 734-379-9438

OTHER WEBSITES TO CHECK FOR EVENTS IN THE AREA:

Jimmy John’s Baseball Field, 7171 Auburn Road, Utica; 248-601-2400; USPBL.com

2 Stones Events   www.2stonesevents.com/new-events

Kayak fishing in central Michigan on Facebook, visit Michigan Kayak fishing.com or River Bassin trails.com

Oakland County Football Club – They play at Stoney Creek HS:   www.oaklandcountyfc.com/   

Hunting Calendar:  http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153--312005--,00.html

Weekly Fishing report:  http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10364-34956--,00.html