10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend (July 27-29)

Celebrate the end of July at an art fair, sidewalk sale, and more


Maker Faire at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, July 28-29 // Photograph by Gary Malerba

DTE Energy Music Theatre: Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer, and producer Jim Gaffigan is bringing his unique brand of humor to Detroit. Named one of the highest grossing comedians by Forbes in 2016, Gaffigan is known for his stand-up acts about fatherhood and observations on life. July 28. $29.50+. 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Village of Clarkston; 248-377-0100; 313presents.com

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Comedian Bill Hildebrandt is a show business veteran who brings a fast-paced and streamlined delivery to the stage. July 26-28. $10+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Concours d’Elegance: Browse over 300 classic cars and historically relevant vehicles at the 40th Annual Concours d’Elegance of America. Cars range from the gaslight era to modern collectables. July 27-29. $35+. The Inn at St. John’s, 44045 Five Mile Rd., Plymouth; 734-414-0600; concoursusa.org

St. Clair River Classic: The St. Clair powerboat race will be accompanied by numerous family-friendly activities, music, and vibrant live entertainment. July 27-29. No cost. Riverview Plaza, 201 N. Riverside Ave., St. Clair; 586-493-4344; oparacing.org

Taco Showdown: Join more than 1,500 other taco lovers for samples from over 20 of the best taquerias in Michigan. Live music, merchants, and interactive games will also be featured. July 29. $15+. Eastern Market, Shed 5, 2934 Russell St., Detroit; 313-833-9300; after5detroit.com

Wild Summer Nights: Held in the Detroit Zoo’s Main Picnic Grove, the Wild Summer Nights event series will feature performances by a variety of local children’s, pop, folk, and blues bands. Wednesday nights in July and August except July 4. No cost with admission. The Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak; 248-541-5717; detroitzoo.org

The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation: Featuring work by tech enthusiasts to crafters, the family-friendly Maker Faire is described as the “Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth.” July 28 and 29. $28. 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; 313-982-6001; detroit.makerfaire.com

Coheed and Cambria and Taking Back Sunday: The American rock bands are embarking on a co-headlining U.S. tour. Expect to hear songs like Coheed and Cambria’s “Welcome Home” and Taking Back Sunday’s “Cute Without The ‘E.’” July 27. $29.50+. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metro Pkwy., Sterling Heights; 586-268-9700; 313presents.com

Jason Mraz: Celebrating the 15th anniversary of his platinum record, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, the “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up” singer is hitting the road with folk/pop singer Brett Dennen. July 28. $25+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-0100; 313presents.com

Midtown Summer Sidewalk Sale: Select shops along Cass Corridor are extending their stores to the sidewalk for this annual shopping event. Participating shops include Nora, Source Booksellers, Fresh 101, and more. July 28. No cost. Shops at The Auburn, 4240 Cass Ave., Detroit; Event Page


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