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Around Town Rundown: Week of Monday, Feb 12, 2018

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Black history month heroes

Celebrate Black History Month heroes at The Garfield Park Arts Center with artwork honoring African-American heroes through the lens of local artists. The exhibit runs from Feb. 2-24. Tickets are free. For more information visit www.gpacarts.org. 


Literature and solutions

The Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library will host a panel discussion of the book The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery, on Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Panelists will include award-winning Detroit newspaper columnist Rochelle Riley, the book’s editor; A’Lelia Bundles, author of the book, All About Madame C.J. Walker; and Tamara Winfrey-Harris, social commentator and author of the award-winning book, The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America. This event is free, but seating is limited to the first 300 people. Underground parking is available for $1 per hour at 840 N. Pennsylvania Street. Parking is also available at meters around the library, located at 40 E. St Clair St.


Monster Jam 

Monster Jam is the most action-packed event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport competition. Monster Jam features the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-DTM, El Toro Loco®, Monster Mutt® and many more. Monster Jam leaves you on the edge of your seat as these competitors thrill fans with jaw-dropping displays of gravity-defying feats. Ages two years and older require a ticket. Tickets go on sale Feb. 9 at 10:00 a.m. Show starts on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. For ticket information visit www.monster


Faizon Love Live

You’ve seen him in the classic movie Friday as Big Worm; he’s also starred in Parenthood, Elf, Grow House and most recently, The New Edition Story and Real Husbands of Hollywood: it’s Faizon Love! He will be Live at Morty’s Comedy Joint Feb. 16-17 for four performances at 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. each night. Go to mortyscomedy.com for tickets.

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