10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend (July 6-8)

See a magician perform death-defying feats, celebrate National Fried Chicken Day, rock out at a concert, and more


Love Chicken? Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day at Gold Cash Gold on July 6. // Photograph Courtesy of Gold Cash Gold. 

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Comic and writer Dan LaMorte has showcased on Comedy Central’s 2016 Comics to Watch and headlined the first Young Guns of Comedy Tour, traveling across 13 states. July 5-7. $10+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

David Blaine: Magician David Blaine will present a dynamic fusion of magic and stunt work in his one-man show. Having been buried alive in New York City for a week, survived 44 days inside a transparent box in London, and other feats, the death-defying magician will be sure to shock and awe audiences. July 7. $50+. Fox Theatre; 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; 313presents.com

Grand Opening Gala: The Great Lakes Center for the Arts’ gala fundraiser will include commanding performances by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Interlochen Arts Camp’s World Youth Honors Choir, and other surprise guests. July 7. $1,000+. Great Lakes Center for the Arts, 800 Bay Harbor Dr., Bay Harbor; 231-439-2600; greatlakescfa.org 

Arcade Fire: The Grammy Award-winning rock band’s Everything Now Continued Tour will feature a selection of singles from their popular The Suburbs and Everything Now records. July 7. $43+. Saint Andrew’s Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-961-8961; saintandrewsdetroit.com

Beck: The five-time, Grammy Award-winning artist’s most popular songs include “Loser,” “Dreams,” and “Wow.” The alternative-pop duo Oh Wonder will also perform. July 6. $35+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; 313presents.com

Styx and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: Join legendary ’70s rockers Styx and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts for a night of old-school hits, such as “Renegade” and “Bad Reputation.” The popular ’80s heavy metal band Tesla will open the show. July 6. $29.50+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-0100; 313presents.com

Flint Institute of Arts: The From Lens to Eye to Hand: Photorealism 1969 to Today exhibit features work from distinguished American painters like Richard Estes, Audrey Flack, and Ralph Goings, and explores the role of photorealism in pop art. Through Aug. 12. Free with museum admission. 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint; 810-234-1695; flintarts.org

Gold Cash Gold: Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day at Corktown's pawn-shop turned restaurant. In honor of the holiday, the eatery will be serving a $35 chicken special with five pieces of pickle-brined fried chicken, biscuits, and champagne. July 6. $35. Gold Cash Gold, 2100 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-242-0770; goldcashgolddetroit.com

Butterfly Parade: This family-friendly, butterfly-themed event will feature music, crafts, hiking, and more. Kids can even make their own butterfly wings and T-shirts to wear during the afternoon parade. July 7. Free. Red Oaks Nature Center, 30300 Hales St., Madison Heights; 888-627-2757; oakgov.com

Jesse McCartney: The pop singer-songwriter stops by Detroit as part of his Better With You U.S. Tour. Known for hits "Beautiful Soul" and "Leavin'," the solo artist will be performing songs from his latest album, Better With You. July 6. $30+. The Majestic Theatre, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-9700; majesticdetroit.com

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