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FREE & CHEAP Things to Do This Week

These events are $20 or less - most are free - and sure to keep you busy all week

14th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

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13 MONDAY: Robert "Sput" Searight and Nate Werth Perform

The Grammy Award-winning artists take drums and percussion out of the shadows with their newest project, Ghost-Note.

$12

8-10:30 p.m.

Cliff Bell's

2030 Park Ave., Detroit

cliffbells.com

14 TUESDAY: Brown Bag Weekly Film Series - 'Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy' (Thursday, also)

Enjoy a film during your lunch hour.

Free

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit

thewright.org 

14 TUESDAY: DPSCD Lunchtime Bus Tour

Check out some of the most sought-after schools in Detroit.

Free

Noon

Martin Luther King High School (pick up location)

3200 E. Lafayette St., Detroit

eventbrite.com

14 TUESDAY: Free Flow Yoga Class

This class, taught by Adria Moses, is designed for beginners - focusing on foundations, breath and free flow.

Free

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Whole Foods Market

115 Mack Ave., Detroit

eventbrite.com 

15 WEDNESDAY: 'To Be Young, Gifted and Black: A Portrait of Lorraine Hansberry In Her Own Words'

A unique, bold and hilarious play that recreates the world of Lorraine Hansberry, a great American woman, artist and author of A Raisin in the Sun.

$15

7 p.m.

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit

thewright.org

16 THURSDAY: Leaders & Innovators Series: Workplace Harassment

Learn what you can do as an employee to enjoy a harassment-free environment and as a manager, how you can keep your office a positive working environment.

Free

7:30 a.m.

Lawrence Technological University - UTLC Gallery

21000 W. 10 Mile Road, Southfield

eventbrite.com

16 THURSDAY: Third Thursday Speaker Series: The Algiers Motel Murders

Danielle McGuire, an associate professor at Wayne State University and award-winning author, discusses the murder of three teenagers by Detroit police at the Algiers Motel on July 26, 1967.

Free (registration required)

6 p.m.

Dossin Great Lakes Museum

100 Strand Dr., Belle Isle, Detroit

detroithistorical.org 

16 THURSDAY: Michael Eric Dyson Speaks

The best-selling author, political analyst and professor of sociology at Georgetown University will be the keynote speaker for the Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society's 10th anniversary lecture, "Race in America."

Free (registration required)

6 p.m.

Wayne State University - Community Arts Auditorium

450 Reuther Mall, Detroit

wayne.edu

17 FRIDAY: 14th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony

The city's mega-sized tree is lit for the first time this season.

Free

5 p.m.-midnight

Campus Martius Park

800 Woodward Ave., Detroit

visitdetroit.com 

18 SATURDAY: Light Up Beacon Park

DTE Energy Foundation and the Downtown Detroit Partnership introduce downtown's newest public space and kick off the winter season with interactive light exhibits, performances, a live stream of the tree lighting at Campus Martius, and more.

Free

5 p.m.-midnight

Beacon Park

1901 Grand River Ave., Detroit

downtowndetroitparks.com

19 SUNDAY: Mary Clifton Stork's Nest Prenatal Workshop

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. - Zeta Nu Zeta Chapter - hosts this free prenatal workshop event.

Free

9 a.m.

Inkster Preparatory Academy

27355 Woodsfield St., Inkster

inksterzetas.org

19 SUNDAY: Drop-In Workshop: Watercolor Postcards

Create postcards of your own design to send to friends and family.

Free

noon-4 p.m.

Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit

dia.org

19 SUNDAY: Gospel Brunch with Jon Plair

The gospel musician entertains while the syrup and mimosas flow.

$8

1-3 p.m.

Baker's Keyboard Lounge

20510 Livernois Ave., Detroit

theofficialbakerskeyboardlounge.com 

19 SUNDAY: Detroit Roller Derby

The home opener of the 2017-18 season feature a double header: The Grand Prix Madonnas vs. Devil's Night Dames and D-Funk AllStars vs. Detroit Pistoffs

​$18

1 p.m.

The Masonic

500 Temple Ave., Detroit

themasonic.com

19 SUNDAY: Yoga, Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Enjoy an indulgent afternoon featuring a one-hour yoga class followed by a wine tasting with chocolate pairings and appetizers

$20

2:30-5:30 p.m.

Simply Yoga Dearborn

1627 Monroe St., Dearborn

eventbrite.com

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