10 Things To Do This Weekend (July 14-16)

There's nothing quite like these warm Michigan weekends


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Dossin Great Lakes Museum photograph courtesy of the Detroit Historical Museum

Comedy Castle: Get ready to laugh. Though Ben Moore began doing stand-up comedy in a bar full of college students, he has gone on to become a favorite on the syndicated radio program, The Bob & Tom Show. July 13-15. $10+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Concert and Cuisine 2017: More than a dozen metro Detroit-based eateries will be represented at this year’s Concert and Cuisine, which will feature The Grass Roots as its musical guest. Live and silent auctions will also be part of the event, which benefits Meadow Brook Theatre’s mission to bring theater to Michigan. July 15. $85. Meadow Brook Theatre; 207 Wilson Hall, Rochester; 248-377-3300; mbtheatre.com

Heroes vs. Villains Bar Crawl: Attendees are encouraged to dress in their best hero or villain costume for this Royal Oak-based bar crawl. Drink specials will be available at participating bars, which include Fifth Avenue, Tequila Blue, 526 Main, and more. A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. July 15. $22+. Downtown Royal Oak; facebook.com/detroitcrawls

Redford Theatre: The Redford Theatre will present a special showing of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, a 1986 classic featuring a high school senior playing hooky in Chicago. July 14-15. $5. 17360 Lahser Rd., Detroit; 313-537-2560; redfordtheatre.com

Dossin Great Lakes Museum: During the Vintage and Antique Racing Boat Show, a collection of racing boats and hydroplanes from the Vintage American Outboard branch of the American Power Boat Association will be on display on Belle Isle alongside Miss Pepsi, the Dossin family’s hydroplane. July 15. Free. Dossin Great Lakes Museum, 100 The Strand, Detroit; 313-833-5538; detroithistorical.org

CeCe Winans: This gospel singer’s Let Them Fall in Love tour will feature songs off her latest album, including “He’s Never Failed Me Yet” and “Run to Him.” July 14. $30+. Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-309-4614; soundboarddetroit.com

Chicago and The Doobie Brothers: These iconic American rock bands, who have sold more than 150 million records across the world combined, are embarking on a co-headlining summer tour with more than 30 dates. July 16. $25. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-0100; palacenet.com 

Concert of Colors: Celebrate diversity at the 25th annual Concert of Colors, which will feature musical acts from around the city and the world at venues such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Michigan Science Center, and more. July 12-16. Free. Various metro Detroit locations; 313-582-2266; concertofcolors.com

Kenny Rogers: This country music hall of famer is celebrating nearly six decades in music for his final world tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal. The musician will be joined by special guest Linda Davis, performing tracks like “The Gambler,” “Lucille,” and “Islands in the Stream.” July 14. $20+. Meadow Brook Amphitheatre,160 Festival Dr., Rochester Hills; 248-377-0100; palacenet.com

Postmodern Jukebox and Straight No Chaser: While on tour in the United States, these co-headlining bands will be making a stop in Michigan for their Double Feature Tour. Each band will be performing contemporary pop songs with a unique twist. July 15. $30+. Meadow Brook Amphitheatre,160 Festival Dr., Rochester Hills; 248-377-0100; palacenet.com

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