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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.

African World Festival - Aug. 17

Got an event you'd like to list in next week's Free & Cheap? Send an email to calendar@blacdetroit.com with FREE & CHEAP in the subject line!

15 WEDNESDAY: Wild Summer Nights Concerts

Enjoy a variety of live music performances on the main picnic grove.

Free (with zoo admission)

6:30 p.m.

Detroit Zoo

8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak


15 WEDNESDAY: Moonlight Yoga

In a unique twist on traditional yoga, attendees are provided glow necklaces, bracelets and 16-inch glow batons to incorporate into various poses led by local instructor Michelle Moten of Detroit's Urban Solace. Preregistration required.


8:30 p.m.

West Riverfront Park

1801 W. Jefferson Ave., Detroit


16 THURSDAY: Alex Schrock Trio

The modern jazz outfit led by the guitarist and composer performs.


8 p.m.

Cliff Bell's

2030 Park Ave., Detroit


17 FRIDAY: 36th Annual African World Festival

Explore the Wright, inside and out, while celebrating African culture through poetry, art, traditional drumming and dance.


11 a.m.-11 p.m. today-Aug. 19

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit


17 FRIDAY: Sunset Sessions

This post-work party features lawn games, house music, food and drinks for purchase, and more.


4-10 p.m.

Beacon Park

1901 Grand River Ave., Detroit


17 FRIDAY: Tee Grizzley 

The Detroit rapper performs with Tay Blood, Big 36oz and others.


6 p.m.

Saint Andrew's Hall

431 E. Congress St., Detroit


18 SATURDAY: The Woodward Dream Cruise

The annual event is back with classic cars, live music, games, a "Cruise in Shoes" 5k run/walk and more.


9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, Ferndale, Pontiac and Royal Oak


18 SATURDAY: Canoeing

Enjoy a peaceful paddle through the marsh while experiencing a unique opportunity to view birds, turtles, fish and other wildlife.

$2/adult, $6/child

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Crosswinds Marsh

27600 Haggerty Road, New Boston


18 SATURDAY: Classic Hip-Hop Night

DJ Dave Paul rocks the house with hip-hop tracks from 1979 to 1999.


8 p.m.

El Club

4114 W. Vernor Highway, Detroit


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