10 Things To Do This Weekend (August 4-6)

Whether you’re a foodie, art lover, music enthusiast, or something else entirely, you won’t want to stay home this weekend


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The House Industries: A Type of Learning at Henry Ford Museum // KMS Photography

Oakland Uncorked: In partnership with the Oakland County Farmers Market, Oakland Uncorked offers a wine and food tasting experience from local restaurants, including Cacao Tree Café, Parker’s Hilltop Brewery, Fork n’ Pint, Irish Tavern, and The Clean Plate. The Miles Brown Jazz Quartet, a silent auction, and local artisans will also be at the event. Aug. 4. $45. Oakland County Farmers Market, 2350 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford; waterfordchamber.org

Fine Art at the Village: Fine Art at the Village will feature a variety of entertainment, including children’s activities, live demonstrations, and an outdoor food court. Aug. 5-6. Free Admission. The Village of Rochester Hills, 104 Adams Rd., Rochester hills; 248-689-8734; fineartatthevillage.com

2017 Westland All American Backyard BBQ Throwdown: Backyard barbecuers will be put to the ultimate test in this year's annual competition. Hosted by the Westland Area Jaycees, competitors will be judged in categories for chicken, pork ribs, pork, and beef brisket. Aug. 4-6. $40. 6601 Ford Rd., Westland; westlandareajaycees.org

The Magic Bag: Stand-up comedian Tony Hinchcliffe is ready to leave audience members in tears through his edgy jokes and dark sense of humor. Starting his career in 2007, Hinchcliffe has written for Comedy Central Roasts, released a comedy special on Netflix, and keeps people laughing through his podcast. Aug. 4. $20. 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-544-1991; themagicbag.com

The Henry Ford: The House Industries: A Type of Learning exhibit celebrates House Industries, a design studio founded in the 1990s 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

Detroit Institute of Arts: Photographer Jenny Risher is showcasing Detroit's hip-hop scene with her latest project, D-Cyphered. The exhibition includes portraits of over 80 of Detroit's past, present and future hip-hop players. Hip-hop producer Nick Speed has also created a custom playlist for the exhibit. Opens Aug. 3. $25. DIA, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit; (313) 833-7900; dia.org.

PAINTING BY JAMES WILLIAMS // PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF THE BELLE ISLE ART FAIR

Belle Isle Art Fair: Located next to the fountain on Belle Isle, the fair will feature paintings, sculpture, prints, and more from artists hailing from 20 different states. There will also be food vendors, aerial circus acts, and learning experiences throughout the event. Aug. 5-6. Free with state park access. Belle Isle Park, Detroit; belleisleartfair.com

Comedy Castle: Throughout his more than 17 years of comedy experience, David Dyer has written for NBC’s #Late Night with Jimmy Fallon#, won The Grand Rapids Magazine Comedy Joke Off, and performed on various radio and television shows. Aug. 3-5. $10+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Kevin Devine and The Goddamn Band: Writing about the world around him and his own relation to it all, Kevin Devine is a master storyteller who captivates his audience through lyrics and guitar chords. Devine recently released his ninth album, Instigator. Aug. 5. $14+. Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., Ann Arbor; 743-996-8555; blindpigmusic.com

Cranbrook Art Museum: Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe serves as the title artist’s American Debut. The exhibit features hundreds of his pieces including furniture, sculptures, and drawings. Through Oct. 8. Free with museum admission. · Finland 100: The Cranbrook Connection# showcases Finland’s influence on American art. The exhibition features pieces from Cranbrook visitors and artists who have Finnish roots. Through Jan. 14. Free with museum admission. · Cranbrook: A New Domestic Landscape blurs the lines between art and the home. Showcasing contemporary furnishings meant to animate an environment, this exhibit gives a new meaning to decorating. Through Jan. 14. Free with museum admission. 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3323; cranbrookartmuseum.org

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