Thursday, July 27, 2006

Fourth Fridays: Round II

The D comes alive this Friday night with the second installment of 4th Fridays with Ford, a new monthly event featuring live concerts, food and drink specials, guided walking tours and a showcase of local art and films.

Sponsored by the Tourism Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) and the Detroit 300 Conservancy, this week's 4th Friday event kicks off at 5 o'clock sharp with an after-work party that's sure to ease the pain of a long work-week and get you ready for the weekend in no time flat.

Take a stroll through the Arts Market near Campus Martius Park (CMP) or one of the area's new retail stores and grab a bite or a cold drink - several local restaurants and bars are offering specials all day and night - or just kick back and relax to the sounds of techno-duo Liz Copeland and Clark Warner, who are set to perform on the Fountain Stage from 5 to 7.

If you're craving something a little more interactive, indulge your Detroit curiosity and join Inside Detroit for its Re-Discover Detroit tour. It leaves CMP at 5:30.

It will definitely be worth your while to stick around late, because from 7:30 - 10:30, Rock and Roll Hall of fame legend Dave Mason is set to take the main stage for a free concert that's not to be missed.

Enjoy the music while taking in the local art along Woodward courtesy of Edgewise, or check out some of Detroit's best clubs and bars with Inside Detroit's exclusive pub-crawl at 9 pm.

At 10, head over to the Biegas Gallery for a the
4th Friday Film Festival, a mini-film fest courtesy of Detroit's Prince Igor Productions. Catch four made-in-Detroit films for only $5. If you're lucky, you might even win a walk-on role in the new independent film, Sleepy Guy.

For more information on 4th Fridays, please click here.

For a 4th Fridays map filled with discounts to use at the event, see this page.

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