Around Town August 12-18

Don’t stay cooped up in the house all week; enjoy some of these events and activities to get you outside having fun!

August 12
6-8:30 p.m.

Celebrate Eid Al-Adha with the Arab American National Museum. “Fun for the whole family with an exhibit scavenger hunt, cookie decorating, special Eid crafts, henna, storytime and much more!”

August 15

Watch Star Wars: Episode IV – a New Hope on the big screen at Henry Ford Museum. “Luke Skywalker is on a mission to save the galaxy from the Empire’s world-destroying battle station. He works with Han Solo and two droids to help the Rebel Alliance, save the princess from Darth Vader, and restore freedom to the Galaxy. “

August 16-17 and 23-24
7:30 p.m.
August 17-18 and 24-25
2 p.m.

Visit Redford Theatre for Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical. “Inspired by the creative genius of Roald Dahl, Matilda The Musical revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Matilda is a girl with remarkable wit, intelligence and unexpected powers. Unloved and unappreciated by her parents, who value television over books, Matilda decides to rewrite her own story. First, she has to survive her first year of school with a headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who loves rules, hates children, and loves to find cruel ways to punish anyone who doesn’t follow her rules. Matilda finds an ally in her timid teacher, Miss Honey. But will Matilda’s creativity and courage be enough to save her and the other students from Trunchbull’s torture? Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs, and even an acrobat, Matilda is a modern ode to girl power. The actors of Young Professionals Youth Theatre, who range in age from 7 to 18, will bring this story to life and have you tapping your toes and cheering on Matilda and her friends. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of this special girl with an extraordinary imagination.”

August 16-18

“The 37th annual African World Festival is bringing over 150,000 attendees to the grounds of The Wright Museum. With performances, poetry, arts and crafts, African drumming and dance, hundreds of vendors, authentic foods of the diaspora and more, thisFREE 3-day festival is for the entire family!”

August 17-18
7 p.m. – 9 a.m.

Join the OAC for their 3rd annual campout at the Outdoor Adventure Center. “Learn how to pitch a tent and roast marshmallows. Fun for the entire family! S’more snacks, crafts, a guided hike and a pancake breakfast will be provided for every registered guest. Water bottle refill stations will be available; please bring your own reusable water bottle.”

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