10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend (July 20-22)

Grab some friends and attend a concert, comedy show, art exhibit, and more


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Ted nugent performs at dte energy music theatre on july 20. // Photograph courtesy of Brown photography

Orchestra Hall: Conductor Michelle Merrill and soprano Sarah Shafer bring Mendelssohn’s First to metro Detroit. The performance will include the work of Mendelssohn, Mozart, and Britten. July 19-22. $10+. 3711 Woodward Ave.; Detroit; 313-576-5100; dso.org

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: A stand-up comic for over 17 years, David Dyer offers twisted takes on all the weird situations life hands us July 19-21. $18. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Park it Night: Ferndale Parks and Recreation’s Park it Night! includes an evening of live music from Momford & Sons, various family-friendly activities, and a showing of the Disney animated film Coco. July 19. No cost. Harding Park, 989 Mapledale St., Ferndale; 248-544-6767; ferndalemi.gov

Urban Arts & Eatery Expo: Experience the hidden gems of Detroit eateries and art with live music and more than 20 local food vendors. July 22. $25+. DRMM Banquet Facility, 3606 E. Forest Ave., Detroit; 586-441-2624; urbanartexpo.com

Ted Nugent: Known as the ‘Motor City Madman,’ Michigan native Ted Nugent is recognized for hits like “Cat Scratch Fever” and “Just What the Doctor Ordered.” Rock band Blue Öyster Cult and singer and guitarist Mark Farner will open the July concert. July 20. $25+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-0100; 313presents.com

Cranbrook Institute of Science: Da Vinci Machines and Robotics will consist of over 75 exhibits inspired by the manuscripts and drawing of Leonardo da Vinci. The exhibit will explore and connect his studies in anatomy, mechanics, nature, and more to today’s scientific world. July 21-Jan. 13, 2019. $8. 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3200; science.cranbrook.edu

Vans Warped Tour: In its final cross-country tour, the nearly 40-city traveling rock festival will make a stop in Detroit with a lineup including We The Kings, Tonight Alive, Simple Plan, and more. July 20. $45+. Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, 234 Festival Dr., Rochester; 248-377-0100; 313presents.com

Ms. Lauryn Hill: Celebrating the 20th anniversary of her album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the Grammy Award-winning artist is embarking on a world tour. VIP packages, which include a meet-and-greet opportunity, are available, and a portion of the tickets sales will be donated to the Michelle Lynn Holsey Foundation. July 20. $27+. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metro Pkwy., Sterling Heights; 586-268-9700; 313presents.com

Radiohead: Best known for their “Creep” and “Karma Police” tunes, the highly acclaimed English rock band is stopping by Detroit in support of their latest album, A Moon Shaped Pool. July 22. $65+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com 

The Beach Boys: The more than 50-year-old band hailing from California is known for classic rock songs like “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “God Only Knows,” and “Surfin’ U.S.A.” This month, they bring their hits to metro Detroit. July 19. $20+. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metro Pkwy., Sterling Heights; 586-268-9700; 313presents.com

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