Detroit’s turning 313 this week and the celebration is on! There are dozens of events, including many free festivals, tours and concerts taking place in commemoration.
Here’s a list of events where you can celebrate Detroit’s 313th birthday:
■ Detroit Loves the Riverfront: Free riverfront celebration at Milliken State Park with lawn games, ice cream and music. 6-8 p.m. Monday. More info:www.ForwardArtsDetroit.org/DetroitLove.
■ Neighborhood Public Art Tour: Celebrate northwest Detroit and its fantastic neighborhood public art. Free tours at 1 and 4 p.m. Wednesday. Tours last 2½ hours and leave from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Space limited. RSVP at 313-833-4005.
■ Detroit’s 313th Birthday Celebration: 6-10 p.m. Thursday at Detroit Historical Museum. Cash bar, food truck rally, all-Detroit music from Motor City Soul Club; $10, $5 for DHS members. Buy tickets atwww.detroithistorical.org or at the door.
■ Drink Detroit: Birthday bar crawl of Detroit’s historic bars. 6-9 p.m. Thursday, $10; starts at Anchor Bar, 450 W. Fort St. Go towww.weknowdetroit.com for info.
■ Dwele concert and 313 T-shirt fashion show: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Campus Martius. Free.
■ 313th birthday celebration and “A Theatre of Color: Costume Design for the Black Theatre by Myrna Colley-Lee”: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren. Free.
■ Cadillac Square concert: Paul Shonk, noon-2 p.m. Thursday. Free.
■ Paradise Valley concert: Shane McKeever, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday at Beatrice Buck Park. Free.
■ Campus Martius concert with Dennis Coffey, Thornetta Davis, Hot Sauce, the Infatuations and more: 5-11 p.m. Friday. Free.
■ Kidz Show pop-up parade and face painting at Campus Martius: 1-2 p.m. Saturday. Free.
■ Shakespeare in Detroit: “Romeo and Juliet,” 7-9:15 p.m. Saturday at Grand Circus Park. Free.
■ At St. Anne Catholic Church, 1000 Sainte Anne St., Detroit, Archbishop Allen Vigneron is to preside at 7 p.m. Saturday at the 313th parish Feast Day Mass, which will be followed by a procession and reception, refreshments and music.
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