Courtesy of Keep Growing Detroit
Well, it’s been quite the recovery following the aftermath of more flooding and power outages, so how about a leisurely wine tasting or a yoga flow this week? If you’ve been wanting to learn more about the amazing programs at Keep Growing Detroit, tune in to our IG takeover this Friday for the inside scoop. Plus, our friends at Planet Detroit and Detroit Documenters are kayaking and training people to report on public meetings. Here’s what to do in Detroit this week:
📚 Great Start Collaborative Wayne Literacy Event: This is a family literacy fling that you won’t want to miss! There will be resources, literacy games and crafts, snacks, giveaways and more for parents and their kiddos. August 18, free, info.
💼 Detroit West Weekly Career Fair: Are you ready for a career change/advancement? Team Trinity is hosting open interviews for school bus drivers, school bus assistants and school sedan drivers. August 18, free, info.
🚘 “Body by Fisher” Exhibit: For your next rainy day adventure, head to the Detroit Historical Museum to check out the new exhibit on The Fisher Body Company, the former auto body producer that started as a family business. Now through June 2022, free for DHM members/$10 for adults, info.
🎧 Detroit is Different Presents — A Lot of Studio: Check out a unique live podcast hosted by influential Detroiters, live in a Detroit neighborhood. Grab some dishes from Soul on a Roll and Big Ma’s Coney Cart, take home vegetables from the Detroit is Different garden and chat with your neighbors. Aug. 19 (every Thursday until Sept. 9), free, info.
💐 Fresh Cut Flower Bouquet Workshop: Make the most of seasonal color with a bouquet making workshop hosted by The Helm at Detroit Abloom, where you’ll learn about different seasonal blooms, create a vase bouquet and learn the best way to harvest some of the common garden flowers to ensure continuing blooms. Aug. 19, $25, info.
🌱 Instagram Takeover with Keep Growing Detroit: The Detour team is excited to host Danielle Daguio of Keep Growing Detroit on our IG story! Tune in between 9 a.m. and noon to learn more about KGD’s programs, growing and purchasing sustainable produce and much more. Aug. 20, free, info.
🛍️ Vintage Alley: While you’re grocery shopping in Eastern Market, check out the vendors with vintage clothing, decorative items, jewelry and art on Division Street. Aug. 21 and Saturdays, free, info.
🔥 Haute to Death at Marble Bar: Get ready for some fiery beats on the patio this weekend! Proof of vaccination required or negative test within 48 hours. 21+. Aug. 21, $6+, info.
🌊 Kayaking with Planet Detroit/Detroit Documenters: Get ready for an evening of kayaking, food + drinks and learning about flooding and environmental issues in Jefferson Chalmers. Space is limited! Aug. 21, free, info.
🥳 Clark Park Culture and Arts Festival: Join the Keepin’ it Safe Summer Party festivities in Clark Park, with performances from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Matrix Theatre and Ballet Folklorico Moyocoyani Izel. Aug. 21, free, info.
🏛️ Downtown Art and Architecture Tour: Downtown Detroit is full of epic architecture. On this two-hour tour led by Detroit Experience Factory, you’ll explore The Belt Art Alley, see the works of influential Black artists, discuss the Spirit of Detroit and much more. Aug. 22, $20, info.
🥕 The Detroit Tour of Urban Farms and Gardens: Garden Resource Program Members and children 6 and under can still take part in this annual tradition with Keep Growing Detroit. Come check out all the gardens, make connections and get inspired! Aug. 24, free for kids/$8 for members, info.
🌳 Yoga at Eliza Howell Park: Start your week off right with an all-levels, accessible and free yoga provided by Yoganic Flow in partnership with Sidewalk Detroit. Aug. 23, free, info.
💻 Detroit Documenters orientation: Are you or someone you know interested in learning more about Detroit’s local government? Come learn what Documenters do and how you can provide a public service—and get paid! Aug. 23, free, info.
⚖️ Detroit Reparations Symposium: The Michigan Democratic Party Black Caucus hosts this Zoom panel as the city begins to explore reparations initiatives, moderated by journalist and Detour pal Ken Coleman. Aug. 24, free, info.