8 ways to enjoy the weekend

Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape Tour

DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkston

Friday, July 21, 7:30 pm


Comedian, actor, producer, and New York Times best-selling author Jim Gaffigan is making a stop in metro Detroit as part of his Noble Ape Tour. Gaffigan will keep the audience laughing as he jokes about recurring topics such as fatherhood, food, and laziness. Tickets start at $25.50.


Beacon Park Grand Opening

Beacon Park, 1901 Grand River Ave, Detroit

Thursday, July 20 from 11am-11pm, Friday, July 21 from 12pm-11:30 pm, Saturday, July 22 from 9am-12am, Sunday, July 23 from 9am-8:30 pm


Located at the corner of Grand River Avenue and Cass is Detroit’s latest outdoor space, Beacon Park! To kick off the grand opening, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Thursday morning by DTE chairman and CEO, Gerry Anderson and Detroit Mayor, Mike Duggan. Festivities include Detroit sports teams activations, live music, a beer garden, and indie markets. The weekend will close out with a movie screening of the 1980’s classic, Back to the Future. Admission is free.


Plymouth-Canton Super Run 5K: Heroes vs. Villains

Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, 8400 N. Beck Rd, Canton

Saturday, July 22, 8am-11am


Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and more will be seen at this 5K run, where participants can dress up as their favorite superhero or villain for a good cause. Registration is $45 for individual and team runners. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Plymouth-Canton Music Boosters.

Day on the Town

Downtown Birmingham

Saturday, July 22, 9am-7pm


Shopaholics will love Day on the Town, Birmingham’s annual event that offers special deals for select stores downtown. Shoppers will be able to choose from a range of products, including clothes, jewelry, artwork, dishes, antiques, and toys. Other activities include live music, face painting, and arts and crafts.


Breathe Deep for Team Boomer

Somerset Collection, 2800 Big Beaver Rd, Troy

Saturday, July 22, 10am-11am


Kick off your Saturday activities with a 1-hour yoga session at the Somerset Collection! Located on the mall’s first-floor atrium, the session will be suitable for beginners and advanced yogis. Participants should bring their own mat, towel, and a bottle of water. Registration is $25 per person. Proceeds will go towards Team Boomer, an organization that is dedicated to cystic fibrosis research and patient quality of life.

Michigan Philharmonic Concert

Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metro Parkway, Harrison Township

Saturday, July 22, 7:30pm-9:30pm


Enjoy the scenery of a warm, summer night while listening to the sounds from the Michigan Philharmonic. Part of its 2017 Metroparks series, the concert will consist of songs from movies, such as Singin’ in the Rain and Frozen. Admission is $15 per vehicle.


32nd Annual Festival of Chariots

Novi Civic Center, 45175 W. Ten Mile Rd, Novi

Sunday, July 23, 10am-6pm


Celebrate and experience Indian culture with this annual, free event! Festival of Chariots, or Ratha Yatra, is a Hindu festival that is celebrated all around the world. The event will kick off with a parade, which will include a four-foot tall chariot. Other activities include live entertainment, vendors, cooking demonstrations, and yoga sessions.


Incubus: 8 Tour

DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkston

Sunday, July 23, 7 pm

Alternative rock band Incubus are promoting their latest album, 8, with fellow rockers, Jimmy Eat World, performing as the opening act. The band is known for hits such as “Drive,” Wish You Were Here,” and “Love Hurts.” Tickets start at $25.50.

Read more articles by Micah Walker.

Micah Walker is Metromode's intern. She is studying Journalism at UM-Dearborn.
Signup for Email Alerts