10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend (July 13-15)

From Motown to alternative rock, there's plenty of local concerts to check out


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SNL's Michael Che brings his comedy act to Royal Oak on Friday, July 13. // Photograph by Dave Kotinsky

Michael Che: Named one of Rolling Stone's 50 Funniest People and co-anchor of Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update, Michael Che is known for his reflective, laid-back stage presence and blunt, yet insightful humor. July 13. $25+. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com

Big Three: After a successful inaugural season, the three-on-three league returns with iconic names from the NBA including Metta World Peace, Nate Robinson, and Baron Davis. The evening will feature four back-to-back games. July 13. $25+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com

The International Gem & Jewelry Show: The International Gem & Jewelry Show, which is the longest running direct-to-consumer jewelry presentation, offers a variety of pieces from wholesalers at the lowest possible prices. July 13-15. $6+. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi; intergem.com

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum: As part of this month’s Critters Up Close event, guests will have the chance to interact with snakes. July 14 and 15. Free with museum admission. 220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor; 734-995-5439; aahom.org

Barenaked Ladies: With their 15th album, Fake Nudes, due this fall, the band hits the road with alternative rock group Better than Ezra and singer-songwriter KT Tunstall. July 14. $25+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com

Journey and Def Leppard: The hitmakers behind “Don’t Stop Belivin’” and  “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” are going on a North America tour. July 13. $39.50+. Comerica Park, 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-962-4000; mlb.com

Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour: In celebration of Disney’s Kingdom Hearts, the score for the popular video game will be performed by a world-class orchestra. July 14. $79+. Fisher Theatre, 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-872-1000; ticketmaster.com

Panic! at The Disco: Following the release of their new album, Pray for the Wicked, the Grammy-nominated rock band is visiting 28 U.S. cities this summer. Rock and electropop band Arizona and singer-songwriter Hayley Kiyoko will serve as opening acts. July 14. $29.75+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com

The Legends of Motown: Andiamo Restaurants presents The Legends of Motown show with energetic performances by iconic Motown musicians, The Temptations, The Four Tops, and special guests, The Stylistics. July 14. $20.50+. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metro Pkwy., Sterling Heights; 586-268-9700; 313presents.com

Canines in Cadillac Square: Bring your furry friend down to the Cadillac Square Beer Garden to sip Frosé with Fido. Dogs can enjoy pet-friendly alternatives, like grrROSÉ or Play All Day IPA, provided by City Bark. July 15. No cost. Cadillac Square Beer Garden, 662 Woodward Ave., Detroit; downtowndetroitparks.com

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