Culture: It’s A Grand Opening Chaldean Cultural Center Museum Grand Opening being held on Wednesday September 13 at 6 p.m. The museum is inside Shenandoah Country Club located at 5600 Walnut Lake Rd. West Bloomfield. You can contact the Cultural Center for tickets. Go to www.chaldeanculturalcenter.org
Awake My Soul is a day dedicated to spiritual renewal, meant to meet you wherever you may be in your own spiritual journey. Distinguished Catholic speakers will come together for Awake My Soul in order to engage both your mind and soul and you grow in intimacy with our Lord Jesus Christ. Join us for a night of talks, Adoration, Eucharistic Procession and live music. Doors open at 4:30 pm at the Mother of God Church in Southfield. The evening will conclude with midnight Mass. Register for the event at ecrc.us.
Festival: Arts, Beats & Eats is back in town on September 2 and will run through September 5. Each year, Arts, Beats & Eats draws in thousands of people. A variety of events will be happening in Downtown Royal Oak during the festival. The festival showcases hundreds of musical acts, a lineup of food from Detroit, an art show and more. This year’s performers include Buckcherry, Our Lady Peace, Gavin DeGraw, Three Dog Night, Laith Al-Saadi, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. For more information, visit www.artsbeatseats.com
The Detroit Jazz Festival, which is considered to be the world’s largest jazz festival, is back to take residency in downtown Detroit through September 5. This year’s lineup includes artists such as George Benson, Ron Carter, the Roy Hargrove Quintet, the Soul Rebels and Marcus Roberts and the Modern Jazz Generation. For details, visit www.detroitjazzfest.org
Family Fun: The Michigan State Fair is back in town on Friday, September 1 and runs through September 5 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair ranks itself as Michigan’s No. 1 Family Event, with activities to get kids up close with farm animals and other livestock. Activities include the state fair parade, a farmer’s market, racing pigs, a circus, midway rides, and more. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for children 11 and younger, and free for children two and under. For more information go to www.michiganstatefairllc.com
Join us August 19 from 7 pm to 12 am on the Belle Isle Boat House lawn in a pavilion transformed into a space designed for an evening infused with Latin cuisine, scotch, cigars, and Cuban-inspired music. The evening will feature a tasting and education portion as well as interesting raffle prizes. Think warm thoughts for this premiere event…Wear prints, florals or a fancy fedora and prepare to spice things up as we transport you to Havana Nights! Revel in the tastes, sights, and sounds of Cuba. Tickets: $75. For more information contact email@example.com or (248) 821-1128.
Charity: Cruisin’ to Drive Out Hunger. This summer, more than 3,000 classic cars will cruise Woodward Avenue, setting the stage for the official Woodward Dream Cruise preview party: Forgotten Harvest’s 15th Annual Cruisin’ to Drive Out Hunger. The event is 6-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Westborn Market located at 27659 Woodward Ave. in Berkley. The event features a delicious taste fest with products from Chive Kitchen, Coop, Huron Room, Treat Dreams, Vinsetta Garage, Westborn Market, and more. Along with the tasty food and refreshing drinks, there will also be live entertainment by Larry Lee and the Back in the Day Band, dancing, a silent auction, and, of course, plenty of classic car action. Tickets are $150 and sponsorship packages begin at $500. To purchase, visit forgottenharvest.org or call (248) 268-7521.