Summer seems to be rushing by, so take some time this weekend to slow down and enjoy yourself. Here's a few fun nearby happenings:
Where/when: Thursday 7:30 p.m.,
Why go: Witness an enlightening documentary on the value of raw foods for health. David Wolfe, a raw foods expert and one of the stars of the film, will be there for a post-film Q&A.
Where/when: Friday 5:30 p.m., Why go: B. Nektar Meadery produces tantilizing flavors of mead (honey wine) including orange blossom, wildflower, vanilla cinnamon and more. Here's your chance to try them for free! Ages 21 and up only.
Where/when: Saturday 4 p.m.,
Why go: Rock out to a free show at UHF with Speedy Greasy, which plays good old fashioned rock 'n' roll. While you're hanging out, peruse the extensive vinyl selection the store offers. Other items the store carries include CDs, posters, pins and more.
Where/when: Sunday 5 p.m.,
Why go: Experience a great musical vibe at Gusoline Alley's open mic night. You can choose to participate or just kick back and relax with a few drinks and imbibe on the atmosphere. Open mic night is run by Gino Fanelli and Niko Pittman of The Red Hot Sugar Daddies. You can catch them during brunch every Sunday at in Royal Oak.
Where/when: Thursday 8 p.m.,
Why go: Share an evening of laughter with Eric Hunter and special guest Joe Zimmerman. Hunter has opened for big-name comedians including Kevin Nealon, Dave Coulier, Brian Regan and Ray Romano. He covers a number of topics in his comedic shenanagins and is also known for his deadpan humor that he uses while trying to impress the ladies in the audience.