Just when you think that summer nights downtown couldn’t get any better, the Greektown Preservation Society is bringing us Greektown at Sundown. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting July 31, Monroe Street, between Beaubien and St. Antoine, will be transformed into the ultimate mecca of entertainment. The automobile-free, walkable plaza will be filled with local art, street performers, live music, and al fresco dining.
Greektown at Sundown will feature all kinds of art, including head-turning window displays by IKEA, dPOP!, and Detroit’s Hellenic (Greek) Museum. Additionally, award-winning photographer, Eric Perry, is hosting his exhibit “Forward” in a pop-up gallery at 567 Monroe Street. The pop-up gallery will be featuring images from Detroit’s infamous “Slow Roll” bike ride every Friday – Sunday from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Be sure to bring some smiles because Perry will be on-site taking portraits of visitors.
Greektown Preservation Society decided to heighten the excitement by bringing us Strolling Cirque performers. The performers’ talents range from juggling to fire breathing to plate spinning. Our Strolling Cirque performers will be accompanied by brilliant musicians all weekend. The musicians include violinist, Grace Rodgers, guitarist, Justin Alexander, and acoustic music sets by Pato Margetic and Omar Aragones.
Now don’t forget about the food! Greektown’s dining options are not only endless, but absolutely delectable. Eight restaurants along Monroe Street will be featuring street patio seating. This is a great opportunity for visitors to enjoy both the delicious food and live entertainment at the same time. The eight restaurants that will be offering outdoor dining are Santorini, Pappy’s Grill, Golden Fleece, Krema, Plaska, Astoria Bakery, Pizza Papalis and Red Smoke Barbeque.
What would Greektown at Sundown be without shopping? You can take some time to explore the diverse shopping scene that is Detroit. There are many stores that are unique to area, such as Detroit vs. Everybody, Sports Mania Detroit and more. For those of you who are interested in exploring some of the city’s newest shops outside of Monroe Street, John Varvatos, Moosejaw and Nojo Kicks are some excellent options that are only a short walk away.
Mark your calendars, call your friends, bring the family, and make plans for a memorable evening Downtown this summer. People of all ages are more than welcome to join the party, and encouraged to participate in all the festivities. OPA!
Greektown at Sundown will be held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. starting Friday, July 31 through Sunday, September 6, as well as, on Labor Day, Monday, September 7.
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