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FREE & CHEAP: 9 things to do the week of August 7

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

8/9 - LGBT Community Chat

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

WEDNESDAY: Third Annual LGBT Community Chat

Come together for a community chat to discuss and plan to build mutual trust, better relationships and inclusive environments. The event is free and open to all.

6-8 p.m. on August 9
Palmer Park
Detroit
CLick here for more information.

FRIDAY: Detroit, the House of Techno V

Techno artists Mike Huckaby, Norm Talley, DJ Minx Womenonwax, Chuck Daniels and Rebecca Goldberg spin sets at this indoor/outdoor event. Tickets are $8-$12 and the event is 21+.

9 p.m. on August 11
Marble Bar
21501 Holden St., Detroit
residentadvisor.net

FRIDAY: Brut Detroit Weingarten

Enjoy a glass of wine or beer while listening to local musicians under the sun and stars. No cover. $3 Sangria for Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m.

August 11-13
The Villages Biergarten
1420 Van Dyke Ave., Detroit
brutdetroit.com

FRIDAY: Ribs and R&B Music Festival

The 21st Annual festival is back with great sounds and eats, including performances by SLAVE, Sheila E., CeCe Peniston and Atlantic Star. The event is free and open to the public.

11 a.m. on August 11-13
Hart Plaza
1 Hart Plaza, Detroit
ribsrnbmusicfestival.com

FRIDAY: Open Mic

Whether you're a performer or just love to ee talented people, this open mic night is open to musicians, poets, comedians, magicians, really anyone who creates. Hosted by Cye Pie. $1 suggested donation.

6:30-9 p.m. on August 11
The Bottom Line Coffee House
4474 3rd St., Detroit
More information here.

SATURDAY: Taco Festival

Take in some sounds and some ice-cold margaritas, with food served from local restaurants, Ima, Small Plates, Esto's Garage and many more. General admission tickets are $12.

Noon on August 12
West Riverfront Park
Detroit
Tickets available here.

SATURDAY: Slutwalk Detroit

Stand against slut shaming, victim blaming, and let the world know consent is mandatory. Free to participate.

1-4 p.m. on August 12
Palmer Park
19021 Woodward Ave., Detroit
More information here.

SATURDAY: Faygo Movie Night in the D: Lion

Grab a blanket and head outside to see the movie Lion on the big screen. The event is free to attend.

8-11 p.m. on August 12
Campus MArtius Park
800 Woodward Ave., Detroit
More information here.

SATURDAY: Ponyride Summer Market Series

Shop from local makers and craftsmen at the Ponyride Market

10 a.m.-6 p.m. on August 12
Ponyride
1401 Vermont St., Detroit
More information here.

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