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Where/When: , 7-8:45 p.m. Aug. 18.
Why Go: Enjoy a free showing of "The Tourist," a romantic thriller starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.
Where/When: , daily through Aug. 21.
Why Go: Celebrate summer and Greek culture at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church & Cultural Center this weekend. Enjoy Greek food, dancing lessons and demonstrations, raffle drawings, iconography exhibits, art, jewelry, clothing and more. Fun is also planned for kids, including rides, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, magicians and more.
Pricing: $2 adults, kids under 12 free.
Where/When: , 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Aug. 18.
Why Go: Do you or did you love the 1980s? Then head to Robusto's for The Hogans' 1-year anniversary bash. It's a celebration of all things '80s, with music, drink specials and more. Be sure to don your decade's best: fingerless gloves, leggings, shoulder pads, big hair, preppy, punk, New Wave, and more, "Miami Vice" suits or whatever strikes your mood. It's sure to be totally awesome.
Pricing: No cover.
Where/When: , 6 and 8:30 p.m. each evening through Aug. 20.
Why Go: Singer, actress and Detroit native Freda Payne will be performing at the Dirty Dog this weekend.
Pricing: Varies. Pre-paid reservations required. Call 313-882-5299.
Where/When: The Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; all day Aug. 19.
Why Go: Fridays are all fun at the DIA, with extended hours (10 a.m.-10 p.m.). Enjoy 7 and 8:30 p.m. performances by jazz musician Stephanie Trick, known for her stride piano techniques. Also enjoy drawing in the galleries from 6-9 p.m. for children and adults, plus two fun craft sessions: making wax cylinder seals from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and the art of making Japanese fans from 6-9 p.m.
Pricing: Museum admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 youths 6-17, $5 for college students with ID, free for children 5 and under, Detroit residents (only on Fridays and with proof of ID), and free for members.
Where/When: , 6 and 8 p.m. Aug. 19.
Why Go: Grosse Pointe Public Schools Summer Select Choir will perform two twice at Brownell Middle School on Friday evening.
Where/When: , 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20.
Why Go: It's a night for firsts: the brand-new All Pointes Family Outdoor Movie. Tonight's pick is Despicable Me, an animated comedy about a criminal mastermind and his minions who try to steal the moon. The movie will be shown at Grosse Pointe South's football field at dusk, starting at approximately 9 p.m. Bring snacks, blankets and chairs and hunker down for a night of fun.
Pricing: It's free and open to all residents from all Grosse Pointe communities. Park passes are required and will be checked at the Fisher Road entrance. Only one guest per pass holder will be allowed in.
Where/When: Selfridge Air National Guard Base, near I-94 and Hall Road, Harrison Township; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 20 and 21.
Why Go: The Selfridge Air Show takes to the skies this weekend. Enjoy flying demonstrations by modern and historic military aircraft, military ground vehicles on display and more. One highlight is the B-1B Lancer which will be parked for public viewing and in flight that weekend. Flying begins late in the morning on both days, and approximately three dozen aircraft will be on ground display. Visitors will not be allowed entry after 2 p.m. either day.
Pricing: Free admission and free parking
FILM ON THE HILL
Where/When: Balduck Park, Chandler Park Drive and Canyon Street, Detroit; 8:30 p.m. Aug. 20.
Why Go: The Alger Theater hosts a free outdoor event, "Film on the Hill: A Moonlight Series," on Detroit's east side. The fun begins at 8:30 p.m. with live music, and the animated film, The Secret of Kells, will be shown at dusk. Free popcorn will be available and seating blankets will be available for a small donation.