10 Things To Do This Weekend (August 25-27)

Have a laugh, listen to some music, celebrate a suburb's birthday, or appreciate some art this weekend


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The Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe exhibit at Cranbrook Art Museum features the artist's furniture, sculptures, and drawings. Photograph Courtesy of PD Rearick.

The Henry Ford: The House Industries: A Type of Learning exhibit celebrates House Industries, a design studio that has created iconic typefaces for Jimmy Kimmel, The New Yorker, Hermès, and more. Free with museum admission. Through Sept. 4. 2900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; 313-982-6001; thehenryford.org

Comedy Castle: Covering topics such as family, relationships, and modern life, Matt McClowry surprises audiences with his blunt honesty and humor. Aug. 24-26. $10+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

DTE Energy Music Theatre: Comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy are on their tour Jeff & Larry's Backyard BBQ Festival. The event features performances by The Marshall Tucker Band and Foghat, with a selection of local barbecue, dunk tanks, and backyard games. Aug. 25. $25+. 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-0100; palacenet.com

Detroit Natural Hair Expo: The Inaugural Detroit Hair Expo will feature more than 30 vendors, live music, and demonstrations, and is open to all ages. Attendees can also participate in workshops and giveaways. Aug. 26. $10+. Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit; detroitnaturalhairexpo.com

Depeche Mode: Depeche Mode has sold over 100 million records. Check out their Global Spirit Tour. Aug. 27. $30+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-0100; palacenet.com

The Music of Prince: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is joined by a guest conductor Brent Havens and vocalist Marshall Charloff to perform some of Prince's biggest hits, including orchestral renditions of "Purple Rain," "When Doves Cry," and more. Aug. 25. $25+. Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, 160 Festival Dr., Rochester Hills; 248-377-0100; palacenet.com

Ted Nugent: Ted Nugent has played more than 6,500 live shows and sold more than 40 million albums, with hits such as "Cat Scratch Fever" to "Fred Bear." Nugent will be performing in Michigan over the summer as a part of the Fifth Third Bank Concert Series. Aug. 25. $25+. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metro Pkwy., Sterling Heights; 248-377-0100; palacenet.com

City Theatre: The local cast of Robocop! The Musical will be accompanied by a live house band in their performances this month. The show is a musical parody of the film RoboCop, which was released in 1987. Aug. 17-26. $20+. 2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; olympiaentertainment.com

Cranbrook Art Museum: Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe serves as the American debut of a career retrospective of the late artist. The exhibit features his furniture, sculptures, and drawings. Through Oct. 8. Free with museum admission. 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3323; cranbrookartmuseum.org

Warren Birthday Bash: Celebrate the city of Warren's birthday this weekend at this year's Birthday Bash. The three-day party will feature free concerts, racing pigs, a craft beer tent, and more. Aug. 24-27. Free. City Square, Van Dyke Rd., Warren; 586-268-8400; cityofwarren.org 

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