Urgin' for Sturgeon event swims through Belle Isle Aquarium tomorrow

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Dive into your pockets and help welcome some new friends to the Belle Isle Aquarium.

Rarely do the words “conservation effort” necessarily allude to a “fun” evening. Leave it to the historic Belle Isle Aquarium to prove differently. Enter the "Urgin' for Sturgeon" event. America’s oldest aquarium will pair the unveiling of its Great Lakes sturgeon exhibit with a sturgeon-themed art show.
Graffiti artist Antonio “Shades” Agee will create an exclusive piece of work in front of guests to be auctioned off at the end of the night. If you can’t make the grand reveal, don’t sweat. The exhibit opens to the public Dec. 1.



In addition, the watery affair will give visitors a chance to peek at a scarcely seen corner of the aquarium's basement that's be recreated as a speakeasy, the Freep reports.

Event begins at 6 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m.; Thursday, November 30; 300 River Place Drive, Detroit; 313-331-7760; belleisleconservancy.org, tickets are $60 or 2 tickets for $100, VIP tickets available for $100.

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