The month of February has flown by, I can hardly believe it.
I just looked at the forecast for the weekend and it is supposed to be close to 60 degrees. Let’s hope that it stays that way — and here’s to having some fun this weekend.
The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers — Detroit
It seems like people have a hard time telling the truth right now, but there are places where you can find people who tell you true stories. During an evening of storytelling you can hear someone’s truth.
You can find an evening of storytelling this Friday at the Charles H. Wright Museum. Come out and listen to the stories at The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers.
This is the first show of the fifth season. The theme for the evening is Global Love Stories. Four storytellers will tell us a story about love.
Tickets for the show are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
The show starts at 8 p.m. The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is located at 315 E. Warren Avenue in Detroit.
East Side Reading Series — Detroit
Pages Bookshop will be hosting the East Side Reading Series this Saturday, February 18.
Come out to the bookshop to hear six writers read from their original work. This months theme is “devotion.” All of the writers focus on different genres so there is something for everyone.
And don’t be confused — although it’s called the “East Side Reading Series,” the event is on the West Side of town.
While you’re at Pages don’t forget to take a look at the shelves for a new book.
The book reading will be from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Pages Bookshop is located at 19560 Grand River, Detroit 48223
Midtown Bar Tour- Detroit
Since this weekend is supposed to be pretty nice, a walking tour could be pretty fun. Usually you see walking tours downtown, however this one will be in Midtown. This walking tour will also take you to some of the bars in Midtown.
This bar tour is organized by Calvin Moore at Seven Point Two Tours. If you haven’t listened to the interview with Calvin over at the Daily Detroit Happy Hour Podcast you should probably go do that.
The tour is on Saturday, February 18 and starts at 7 p.m. The tour begins at The Old Miami.
This is a walking tour, so be sure to wear sensible shoes. Also it goes without saying, that this is a 21 and over tour. Go get that baby sitter for the night.
Tickets for the tour are $15 per person, and you can buy them online.
The Old Miami is located at 3930 Cass Avenue in Detroit.
February Soul Stomp — Detroit
It seems like last week that I was writing about January’s Soul Stomp, but here we are again. If you are in the need for some soul music this Saturday night is the monthly Motor City Soul Stomp at the Marble Bar.
Come out and listen and dance to the rare 60s and 70s soul and funk music picked out by Dan Austin, Brad Hales, and Eric Aytes. Kenan Juska (Chances with Wolves) will be this month’s special guest.
There is no cover for Motor City Soul Stomp. It runs from 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
The Marble Bar is located at 1501 Holden Street in Detroit.
Tutankhamen “Wonderful Things” Exhibit- Bloomfield Hills
I have been wanting to add the Tutankhamen exhibit at The Cranbrook Institute of Science sooner, but we’ve had some pretty cool stuff going on the past few weeks. And let’s face facts, it isn’t going anywhere for a while.
Earlier this month the Tutankhamen exhibit opened, and now is your chance to check out some of the Pharaoh’s sacred and personal possessions.
There are 131 replicas on display in the exhibit. Artisans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Pharaonic Village in Giza, Egypt recreated items found inside the tomb of Tutankhamen.
You have plenty of time to check out the exhibit since it will be at Cranbrook until September 3. But if you don’t have plans this weekend I suggest checking it out.
There is an additional admission price to see the Tutankhamen exhibit. (Adults: $10, Seniors 65 and over and children 2-12: $8)
General admission: Adults: $13.00, Children ages 2 — 12: $9.50, Seniors 65+: $9.50, Children under 2: Free, All Members: Free
Hours: Monday: Closed, Tuesday-Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cranbrook Institute of Science is located at 39221 Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan