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Fash Bash

at the Detroit Institute of Arts

An annual fundraiser for the Detroit Institute of Arts in collaboration with Neiman Marcus, presented by the Founders Junior Council, featuring upcoming couture fashions in the Neiman Marcus Art of Fashion Runway Show, and a big after-party. Attire is “fashionably chic.” 7 p.m. Thurs. Tickets start at $100. All proceeds benefit the DIA. Complimentary parking on John R. DIA, 5200 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 833-5646 or fashbashtickets@dia.org.

37th African World Festival

at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

With several stages of live performances, poetry, arts and crafts, African drumming and dance, hundreds of vendors, authentic food. Other festivities include master crafts exhibitions, live demonstrations and more. RB artist Freddie Jackson performs on the main stage Friday night. Other performers include the Clark Sisters on Saturday, and the Afrobeat Ensemble Kalakuta on Sunday. Vendor booths will be located on Brush and Farnsworth streets. Presenting sponsors are the Ford Motor Company Fund, Wayne State University, Go RVing, among others. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800. thewright.org.

‘Letters from Long Binh’

at Boll Family YMCA Saturday

U-M grad Greg Stern’s tribute to his dad’s Vietnam service, “Letters from Long Binh,” will screen at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Trinity International Film Festival in Detroit. Stern, a 10-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, found a cache of recordings, letters and pictures after his father’s death, which form the basis for his prize-winning documentary. Tickets $10 and up. The screening will be at Marlene Boll Theatre in

Article source: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/2019/08/14/entertainment-calendar/39961609/

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