Get Out: Goodnight Histio, 9/11 Tribute, 'Urban Roots' and More
There's lots to do in Royal Oak this weekend. Here are some suggestions.
A variety of colorful events are going on this weekend in Royal Oak, including:
When/where: Thursday 6 p.m., Goodnite Gracie
Why go: Help a good cause and help raise awareness of histiocytic disorders. Shawn Parys is the father of two children who have been diagnosed with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), for which there is no cure. This charity event will contribute to awareness and bring in donations to the Histio Cure Foundation to support further research and move toward finding a cure. For more information, visit http://on.fb.me/goodnighthistio
Pricing: Donations at the door. Funds will also be raised through drink sales and raffle prizes.
When/where: Thursday 9 p.m., Sangria Sky Club
Why go: Heat up the night with salsa! Learn to salsa dance from 9-10 p.m. for free with Marc Brewer and afterward dance the night away with music from DJ Cisco until 2 a.m. in this 21 and up event.
Pricing: Free lessons 9-10 p.m., $7 cover charge after 10 p.m.
When/where: 8:45-10 a.m. Friday, Memorial Park
Why go: Mojo in the Morning radio show and Royal Oak’s Fire Station #2 plan a special tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Volunteers are needed to help blow up the balloons. Visit www.timeteamdetroit.com to sign up.
Pricing: free of charge
4. 'URBAN ROOTS'
When/where: Saturday 6-11 p.m., 323 East Gallery
Why go: Urban Roots is a documentary directed by Mark MacInnis that explores the urban farming movement in Detroit. 323 East Gallery and Urban Roots have teamed up for an art exhibition featuring a variety of artists' interpretations of the movement. The exhibit runs until Oct. 5.
When/where: Sunday 9 p.m., Fifth Avenue
Why go: Enjoy an evening of local acoustic music, free pool, half-off pizza and $2 domestic bottled beer.