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 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.