10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend (August 17-19)

The Armada Fair, Woodward Dream Cruise, and Michigan Comic Con are just a few of the many events going on this weekend


Woodward Dream Cruise drives through metro detroit on aug. 18. // Photograph courtesy of Woodward Dream Cruise

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Born and raised in Michigan, Tom McCarthy moved to Los Angeles with stars in his eyes and loose change in his pockets. He’s performed at legendary clubs like the Laugh Factory and opened for Comedy Central and Netflix stars like Nate Bargatze and Shane Mauss. $10+. Aug. 16-18. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Cranbrook House Tour: Take a look inside the first floor of the Cranbrook House, an Arts and Crafts-style masterpiece designed by renowned architect Albert Kahn. The guided tour will include handcrafted furniture, tapestries, tiles, stained and leaded glass, and other works of fine and decorative art. Aug 2-31. $10+. 380 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3147; housegardens.cranbrook.edu

DIYpsi: The weekend-long summer event features work by more than 80 local indie artists as well as hand crafted food and drink, and live music. Aug. 18 and 19. No cost. ABC Microbrewery, 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti; diypsi.com

Woodward Dream Cruise: The world’s largest automotive event spans through several cities in metro Detroit, featuring live entertainment, car shows, and food from local restaurants. Aug. 18. No cost. Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, Berkley, Bloomfield Township, Ferndale, Pontiac, Royal Oak; 248-362-4242; woodwarddreamcruise.com

I Love The ’90s: Relive the ’90s with radio station 105.1 The Bounce’s second annual Birthday Bash. While the lineup is subject to change, hip-hop icons Salt-N-Pepa, Montell Jordan, Kid ‘n Play, Tone Loc, Rob Base, and Young MC are among the artists expected to perform. Aug. 17. $25+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-0100; 313presents.com

Rascal Flatts: Catch the “What Hurts The Most” and “Life is a Highway” band during its Back To Us Tour. The group has invited country artists Dan + Shay and Carly Pearce to serve as opening acts. Aug 18. $29.50+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-0100; 313presents.com

Red Baraat: Named “The best party band in years” by NPR, the eight-piece group from Brooklyn, New York, is coming to DSO’s The Cube with their North Indian Bhangra, go-go, rock, and jazz sound. Aug. 17. $15+. Detroit Symphony Orchestra Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation: Celebrate National Aviation Day with free admission, free parking, and free activities at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation courtesy of Delta Air Lines. Learn about the early years of flight and see the new and improved Heroes of the Sky exhibit. Aug. 19. No cost. 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; 313-982-6001; thehenryford.org

Michigan Comic Con: Fans of comics, animation, superheroes and more gather at Cobo Center for the annual Michigan Comic Con. Creators, exhibitors, and comic-related celebrities will be in attendance for meet and greets and panel discussions. Aug. 17-19. $30+. Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit; 313-877-8777; michigancomiccon.com

Armada Fair: The Armada Fair returns for its 146th year. The week-long festival features country-themed activities including livestock sales, tractor pulls, carnival rides, and more. Aug. 13-19. $6+. Armada Fairgrounds, 74280 Fair St., Armada; 586-784-5488; armadafair.org


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