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Detroit Moxie's Weekend Roundup

I don’t have any witty banter, weird facts, or weather reports today. Today, I just give you some cool things to do in Detroit this weekend. I felt kind of bad, though, so I included a few more photos from my trip up north last weekend.

The mighty Mackinac Bridge as seen from the Upper Peninsula.

A covered bridge on the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive at Sleeping Bear Dunes.

Weekend Roundup

1. Alger Theater presents: Film on the Hill - Free, outdoor screening of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark at dusk. Attendees will even get free popcorn! August 28th.

2. Little Acorns - Little ones ages 1-4 (and their adult counterparts) explore the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. August 27th.

3. Come Hear Belle Isle - Live music and non-profits from around the city will be showcased at the Remick Music Shell. See what fabulous things the city has to offer while listening to local bands such as The Sights. August 28th.

4. People's Art Festival - The largest free arts festival in the city of Detroit features artists, performers, filmmakers, and musicians. August 28-29.

5. Pop Up Detroit (Facebook link)- A "pop up" art gallery initiated by young residents will open in the Shops at the Kresge Building. Local artists will show their work in the vacant shops to bring attention to the amazing spaces and artists in Detroit. August 27-September 13. (Read more at Real Detroit Weekly)

Also, the Michigan Renaissance Festival heads in to its second weekend and Troy Restaurant Week ends on Friday, August 27th.

Do you know of a great event going on in Metro Detroit this weekend? Add it to the comments and share it with us!

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I will be at the People's Art's Festival again this year, but another event to add on is the March for Jobs, Justice, and Peace going on this Saturday. 10:30 am, gathered at 151 W. Jefferson, at the UAW National Programs center. More info pasted below..

Join Rev. Jesse Jackson, a coalition of organizations, and union, community, religious, and political leaders are we march to demand real change for working families and all America.
This march on August 28 will also commemorate Detroit's 1963 Walk to Freedom lead by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. At the Walk to Freedom, King delivered his "I have a Dream" speech for the first time before sharing it with the world later that summer at the March on Washington.

It's time to enact real change for working families and all America. We are calling on our national leaders to rebuild America by focusing on:

JOBS - economic reconstruction driven by targeted stimulus, reindustrialization and trade policy that will create jobs, support manufacturing in America, and put workers first.

JUSTICE - enforcement of the law regarding workers' rights, civil rights, industrial regulation, and creation of strong urban policy, and fair and just education, economic, and health policy.

PEACE - ending the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, saving lives and redirecting the war budget to rebuilding America.

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterToka313

Looking forward to seeing The Sights on Belle Isle this weekend!

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTina Kozak

Dragon on the Lake in downtown Lake Orion.

A Lake Orion Festival celebrating Art, Legends and Dragons!

Come experience a festival as unique as the village of Lake Orion on August 28th & 29th from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Celebrate Art!

•Chalk Art Challenge.
•All Media Exhibit - Dragons, Lakes & Legends.
•Plein Air Painters and Artists' Demonstrations.
•Kids' Art Display.
•Unique Art to Buy.
•Fun Art to Create.
Celebrate Dragons!

•Dragon Boat Races on Lake Orion.
•Dragon Pub, Beer & Wine Tent (Saturday 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. featuring live entertainment from 5 - 10 p.m. & Sunday 12 noon - 6 p.m.)
•Dragon Tattoo Contest.
•Follow the Fire Breathing Dragon around Lake Orion in the Lighted Boat Parade.
Be part of the Legend!

•Family Fun Games, Activities, Entertainment & Contests to Delight Kids of all Ages.
•Enjoy Delectables from Local Eateries.

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMel


Glad you finally made it Up North before summer was over :). The Pierce Stocking drive is especially beautiful in the fall.

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

EVENT-METAMORA COUNTRY DAYS- Parade, food, music, hot air balloons and fireworks.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY -- 8-27 & 8-28

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGordy O'Copnnor

Thanks for adding your favorite events, everybody!

We had such a great time up north. Can't wait to continue to indulge our Michigan travel bug.

August 26, 2010 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

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