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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, June 3, 1982-Page 7-B

re the usual concerts,
its, and exhibitions
se Louis and Cobo. And
I again feature the an- 4
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a day's relaxation,
not forget the annual
ions. The Greek com-
summer's first festival,
lay party last weekend,
heritage and creating
est food this side of
he portion of the city
Greeks to attract and
as well as make a little
red in the celebration.
NED to overwhelm
served in the Aikon
iwn. Dubbed Saganaki
senu, the creamy goat's
I with brandy is im-
h, but as the waiter
sat the table by igniting
a huge fireball, the en-
erupts into an ex-
OPA!!! and another
ing me one of those
~whow to throw a par-
other ethnic neigh-
weekend features a dif- FLAGS SIGNIFYI
om another part of the landmark to those w
with its large fountain
verfront area, becomes
yet another celebration of ethnic heritage, good
riverfront is changed ethnically each weekend,
e weekend this summer overshadowing the others
ger than Super Bowl Weekend last January. The
transformed itself into an arena for Formula One
troit Grand Prix.
NNOT be anyone left in the state who does not know
of the season this weekend. The racecourse has
m city streets around the Renaissance Center and
front. With the cheapest, standing room tickets for

NG the start of Detroit Grand Prix Week flutter in downtown Detroit. The Renaissance Center looms in the background as a

andering the city.

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Sunday's race selling for $15, with
others costing $65, it is not an event for
the casual observer.
As the Grand Prix literally roars in
and out of Detroit, it will leave a city not
unlike any other large metropolis. For
even with its reputation as a dirty,
dangerous city in a depressed state,
there is a little culture that shines
through.
A day in Detroit could encompass the
Cultural Center, with the Detroit In-
stitute of Art, the Science Center, the
Historical Museum, and the Public
Library. The Fisher Theater plays host
to big-budget Broadway shows
periodically, and many people ap-
parently enjoy them.
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, the
third largest in the state, is located in
downtown Detroit.
City parks are plentiful in this in-
dustrial giant. Besides the large parks
in the city, such as Palmer, there is the
well-known Belle Isle, located in the
Detroit River. The island provides a
peaceful change from the hustle of the
city with its zoo, heavily wooded trails
for jogging or horseback riding, horse
and canoe rentals, and plentiful picnic
areas.
Historic Fort Wayne is also available
to both those interested in the history of
Detroit and interested in a little fun
poking around an old fort.
AND WHAT CITY would be a city
without a nightlife? The numerous local
bars, nightclubs, and restaurants are
as diverse as the population, which
makes sense.
For the sportsfans who cannot think
of anything more enjoyable than an af-
ternoon in the baseball bleachers, Tiger
Stadium is the answer, Detroit's own
baseball team makes a good excuse for
taking the day off to sit in the bleachers
and do nothing but hope the hometown
guy hits the ball with the stick.
The automobile capital of the world
and all its glory and diversity lies but
only an hour from Ann Arbor. It would
be a shame to never visit. And the ex-
cuse cannot be that there's nothing in
Detroit.

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SPECTATORS AT Hart Plaza watch Greek folk dancers (inset) perform at
the ethnic festival held last weekend.

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