Here are five things you should know about Arts, Beats & Eats as you go about your week:
- Arts, Beats & Eats attendees can help support Royal Oak parks by choosing to park in city-run Arts, Beats & Eats parking lots. Parking at all official downtown lots and structures is $15. The revenue from the official lots supports improvements to Royal Oak parks.
- The Detroit Institute of Arts will present the animated film A Cat In Paris for children and cinema buffs alike inside the Oakland County Parks Kids Zone from 8:30 – 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. The movie is 65-minutes long.
- This year Arts, Beats & Eats is teaming up with Oakland County Parks to offer free admission, as well as a special tribute concert for disabled veterans and family members, on Sunday, Sept. 1. The concert will feature 50 Amp fuse on the Michigan Lottery Stage, with a complimentary lunch and beverages from bd’s Mongolian Grill. Interested veterans can contact 248-541-7550 to receive passes.
- On Saturday the Priority Health Zumbathon Celebration will transform the Michigan Lottery Stage into a red-hot, exhilarating dance fitness explosion from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Last year nearly 1200 people participated in a huge Zumba class-style event at the festival.
- On Saturday the streets of Royal Oak will be filled with hundreds of runners for the Priority Health Arts in Motion runs and walk benefitting Michigan Youth Arts and new non-profit partner Rock CF, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the quality of life for people with cystic fibrosis. Last year’s 5K was so popular that this year the event also will feature a 10k run and a 5k walk option for entrants. To register as a runner or volunteer go to: http://www.michiganyoutharts.org/events/5k.