10 Things To Do This Weekend (September 15-17)

This weekend's forecast calls for concerts, comedy, and festivals.


Published:

Fela Kuti at the Fox Theater, 1986. By Leni Sinclair. Photograph Courtesy of The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History: View the work of the 2016 Kresge Eminent Artist in The Music and the Times: Photographs by Leni Sinclair exhibit. The historian, photographer, and activist has been documenting live performances of musicians, since the 1960s. Through Sept. 17. Free with museum admission. 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-494-5800; thewright.org

Brazilian Day Street Festival Michigan: Experience the beauty of Brazilian art, food, and music, including a live performance of Capoeira Angola, a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and self-defense. Sept. 16. Free. Dabl’s African Bead Gallery, 6559 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-898-3007; mbad.org

Brides Day Bridal Show: Get big ideas for your big day, chat with wedding consultants, designers, and planners, and check out a live fashion show at this one-day bridal expo. Sept. 17. $10. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi; 941-323-1121; novibridalexpo.com

Motor City Rockabilly Rumble: The one-day event will feature car vendors, burlesque, and performances by Death By Rodeo, Bones Maki & The Treble-Aires, The Hi-Views, Slim Goodie & The Rockabilly Devils, and Cindi Lou & The Red Hot Royals. Sept. 16. $5. Cellarmen’s, 24310 John R. Rd., Hazel Park; 586-413-4206

Adam Ant: The singer/songwriter performs Anthems — The Singles Tour. Hear 1982’s “Goody Two Shoes” and 2013’s “Cool Zombie.” Sept. 15. $30+. Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-309-4614; soundboarddetroit.com

Paramore: Promoting the release of After Laughter, the rock band is on tour with special guest Best Coast. Sept. 15. $38.50+. Fox Theatre; 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; olympiaentertainment.com

Streetlight Manifesto: Formed in the early 2000s, the seven-piece ska punk band is known for hits like “The Three of Us” and “We Will Fall Together.” Sept. 15. $25+. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com

Tim Allen: The actor and comedian returns to his home state with two stand-up shows. Featuring "mature" content, Allen's performance will be for audiences 18 and over. Sept. 16-17. $55+. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com

Troy Family Daze Festival: Enjoy a weekend of family fun at the 7th annual festival. Featured entertainment includes amusement rides, camel and pony rides, games, and Rosco the Clown. Sept. 14-17. Free. Troy Civic Center, 3425 Civic Center Dr., Troy; 248-909-0977; troyfamilydazefestival.com

Zombie Apocalypse Glow Night: Dress up in your best zombie attire and manuever around a glow-in-the-dark high ropes course. Sept. 15. $40. Adventure Park at West Bloomfield, 6600 West Maple Rd., West Bloomfield Township; 248-419-1550; westbloomfieldadventurepark.org

Edit Module
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Review: Testa Barra Wows with Contemporary Dishes
    The Macomb Township restaurant serves Italian fare that is on par with the surging Detroit food...
  2. Exploring Metro Detroit’s Tiki Trend
    Mutiny Bar and Lost River serve up island vacations with every drink
  3. Michigan-Made, Mother Nature-Approved Tools for Your Kitchen
    Ditch disposables and opt for reusable products
  4. A Deeper Look into the Racial and Ethnic Tensions Dividing Metro Detroit
    From the city to the suburbs, existing segregation could be hindering the region’s progress
  5. Every Day is Throwback Thursday at This Roseville Steakhouse
    Mr. Paul's Chophouse has remained consistently delicious for more than 50 years
  6. 3 Eateries that Focus on People, Profit, and the Planet
    These triple bottom line businesses are part of Detroit’s FoodLab organization
  7. A Look at the Inexplicable Exclusion of Detroit Tigers’ Lou Whitaker from the Baseball Hall of Fame
    Writer Michael Betzhold investigates the Major League slip-up
  8. Q&A: Nancy Barr, Curator of Photography at the Detroit Institute of Arts
    Plus, information about the DIA’s upcoming exhibit, Lost & Found
  9. This Vegan Catering Company Celebrates the ‘Natural Beauty of Food’
    Plus, tips on how to create your own photo-worthy grazing board
  10. Your Guide to Environmentally Friendly Organizations in Metro Detroit
    These 10 local businesses are paving the way for a healthier and happier planet