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FREE & CHEAP: 13 things to do the week of February 20

These free and cheap events will keep you busy this week.

February 21 - Living Single Bar Takeover at Detroit City Distillery

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TUESDAY: Living Single Bar Takeover

Throw it back the ‘90s when La Rondinella bartender Lee Payne takes over Detroit City Distillery with a menu of sassy drinks named after Overton, Khadijah and the rest of the Living Single crew.

4-11 p.m. on February 21
Detroit City Distillery
2462 Riopelle St., Detroit
detroitcitydistillery.com

TUESDAY: Parlor Talk: Preserving Black Space

Lauren Hood of Live6 Detroit and Chase Cantrell of Building Community Value lead a conversation about Hood’s recent Model D op-ed on preserving the cultural integrity of Detroit’s black neighborhoods.

6-8 p.m. on February 21
Urban Consulate
4470 Second Ave., Detroit
urbanconsulate.com

WEDNESDAY: Blackout Trivia

Test your knowledge on black culture at this trivia event. It’s free to play, and the bar will be serving $5 Long Island iced teas.

7-9 p.m. on February 22
Mo Better Blues
546 E. Larned St., Detroit
facebook.com/blackouttrivia

WEDNESDAY: Just Poetry

Wayne State University’s Department of Criminal Justice present a community conversation through poetry about justice in America. The event free and open to those 18+.

6:30 p.m. on February 23
Marble Bar
1501 Holden St., Detroit
More information here.

THURSDAY: Bettye LaVette

Detroit soul singer Bettye LaVette performs a free concert at the DIA. Advanced registration is required.

7:30-9:30 p.m. on February 23
Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit
dia.org

THURSDAY: Shwayze

Grab a “Corona and Lime” for this live performance with the funky musician. Tickets are $17 in advance.

8 p.m. on February 23
The Magic Bag
22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale
themagicbag.com

THURSDAY: Kodie Shane

The Atlanta-based singer and rapper Kodie, member of Lil Yachty’s Sailing Team rap crew, performs in Ferndale for the first time. Tickets are $15.

8 p.m. on February 23
The Loving Touch
22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale
thelovingtouchferndale.com

FRIDAY: Jerk X Jollof

Jerk X Jollof is back celebrating African/Caribbean culture, cuisine and nightlife, including music by Keely Ferguson and Kyle Hall, and food by Jerk Island. Tickets to the party are $15.

8 p.m. on February 24
Marble Bar
1501 Holden St., Detroit
jerkxjollof.com

FRIDAY: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

The play, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill takes you through legendary Jazz singer Billie Holiday’s tumultuous life, set during one of the last performances of her life. Tickets are $20.

8 p.m. on February 24
Stagecrafters
415 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak
stagecrafters.org

SATURDAY: Third Man Pressing Grand Opening

Check out Third Man Records’ new vinyl pressing plant with live music, and freshly pressed limited edition records for sale. The event is free to attend.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. on February 25
Third Man Pressing
441 W. Canfield St., Detroit
thirdmanrecords.com

SUNDAY: 2017 Black Author Showcase

Pick up books and chat with around 25 black authors at this annual event. Tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for kids ages 5-12.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. on February 26
Northwest Activities Center
18100 Meyers Road, Detroit
detroitbookcity.com

SUNDAY: Tarot & Tea

Get a 15 minute tarot reading and a 12oz pot of tea for $15.

Noon-4 p.m. on February 26
SocraTea
71 Garfield St. Ste. 50, Detroit
socrateadetroit.com

SUNDAY: Thundercat

California musician Thundercat performs at the Magic Stick. Tickets are $18.

8 p.m. on February 26
Magic Stick
4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit
majesticdetroit.com

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