Weekend 10 – August 2-4, 2013

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    The weekend is here! Need something to do? Here’s a list of things to get into this weekend in and around Detroit.
    Friday, 8/2/13
    Tigers vs White Sox *FIREWORKS NIGHT
    COORS LIGHT SKYDECK
    Doors open at 6 p.m.
    $5 Cover or *No Cover before 9pm or with purchase of Food & Beverage Value Card. DJ LADY LEB

    Keeping the Marley Legacy Alice: The Original Wailers
    Magic Bag
    Doors open at 8 p.m.
    Tickets cost $20
    Reggae group The Original Wailers (featuring Al Anderson) will perform at the Magic Bag on Friday, August 2. Doors to the show open at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $20. For more information, visit http://www.themagicbag.com. Saturday, 8/3/13
    Heroes’ Alliance: Engaging and Empowering The Community Annual Benefit Gala
    Carr Center
    6 p.m.
    $100 ticket donation
    The Heroes’ Alliance is committed to educating and engaging both the youth and parents of Detroit through our various platforms including Youth Enrichment Opportunities, STEM and Literacy Programming, and Parental Advocacy Groups. Join the Heroes’ Alliance Saturday, August 3rd at 6 p.m. at the Carr Center in Detroit for a wonderful evening of art, entertainment, and great food all for the purpose of raising funds in support of these efforts! There is a $100 ticket donation. The Heroes’ Alliance will lay out its vision for engaging and empowering the citizens of Detroit. Keynote Address by Sherriff Benny Napoleon. RSVP by calling (313) 649-5399 or emailing HeroesAlliance.net.
    Dressing Up Your Salads Greens with Ease
    Whole Foods Troy
    FREE
    Join us in the Produce Department and sample our wonderful line of Health Starts Here salad dressings; completely oil free and bursting with flavor. We’ll also be sampling a variety of our balsamic and fruit vinegars giving you endless marinade recipes ideas and ways to dress your menu this summer!
    Tigers vs White Sox *FIREWORKS NIGHT
    COORS LIGHT SKYDECK
    Doors open at 6 p.m.
    $5 Cover or *No Cover before 9pm or with purchase of Food & Beverage Value Card. FEATURING SARAH WOODMAN
    Laugh Festival
    Detroit’s Masonic Temple
    8 p.m.
    Tickets cost $25 to $40
    On Saturday, August 3, the Laugh Festival will be held at Detroit’s Masonic Temple. The event, featuring comedians like Hope Flood and Tommy Chunn, begins at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $25 to $40. For more information, visit http://www.themasonic.com.

    AWF31 Tune-Up Concert
    New Center Park
    8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Tune-up for the 31st African World Festival with a free concert by Detroit’s own Heritage Works African drum and dance troupe at 8 pm, followed by Toby Foyeh & Orchestra Africa and a Nigerian Afrobeat/highlife dance party! Hosted by Coco and sponsored by Midtown Detroit, MIX 92.3, and The Wright Museum.Enjoy this free live show at New Center Park, located at the corner of West Grand Blvd and Second Avenue. For more details visit http://www.NewCenterPark.com.

    Sunday 8/4/13
    Troy Traffic Jam
    Columbia Center
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    FREE
    Get ready for an afternoon of “Chrome, M)uscle, and Music” on Sunday, August 4 at the Columbia Center. The City of Troy hosts the 2013 Troy Traffic Jam Classic Car Show to benefit the Troy Historic Village. Take a glimpse at what’s new in the auto industry with unique race cars, specialty vehicles, including the 2014 Stingray Corvette, and the Miss America 10 Speed Boat, winner of the world’s greatest boat race. The sounds of the past aren’t just limited to engines either, as DJ Bob Steel returns to take us back to the past. Tim Hortons Troy will have free coffee & Timbits and Gateway Deli will sell delicious food all day. Be sure and check out the Henry Ford Health System’s wellness tent. The Troy Traffic Jam runs from 10 am – 3 pm and spectator admission is free. For more info, please call or visit us online: 248.524.1147 http://www.troymi.gov/CarShow.aspx

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