15 Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit (May 25-28)

Enjoy parades, fairs, outdoor activities, and more this Memorial Day weekend


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Rolling Stone's 50 Funniest People, Maria Bamford brings her comedy act to the Royal Oak Music Theatre on May 25. // Photograph Courtesy of Piper Ferguson

Royal Oak Music Theatre: Named one of the 50 Funniest People by Rolling Stone, comedian Maria Bamford has had various late-night television appearances as well as starred in the cult web series The Maria Bamford Show. She’s also the first female comic to have two Comedy Central Presents specials. May 25. $29.50+. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Detroit native Dave Landau finds jokes where others find tears in areas including family, pop culture, and the state of the world. May 24-26. $10+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com 

Detroit Film Theatre: As part of the Ingmar Bergman: The Centennial Retrospective event, the legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman will have several of his works featured at the Detroit Film Theatre throughout 2018. His film Persona shows the delicate relationship between a mute actress and the young nurse taking care of her. May 26. $7.50+. 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org

Eddie Money: Following the premiere of his new AXS TV reality show, Real Money, in April, the “Take Me Home Tonight” and “Two Tickets to Paradise” singer will perform the best of his ’80s and ’90s hits in Clarkston. May 25. $10+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-0100; 313presents.com

Greta Van Fleet: The Frankenmuth quartet, whose classic rock sound has been compared to Led Zeppelin by Rolling Stone magazine, is playing three nights in support of their double EP, From The Fires. May 22-25. $54+. The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com

Movement: This year’s lineup for Detroit’s annual electronic music festival includes performances by Diplo, Claude Vonstroke, Loco Dice, and Wu-Tang Clan. Along with single-day tickets and weekend passes, VIP tickets are available for purchase and include access to special viewing areas, complimentary chair massages, private air-conditioned bathrooms, and more. May 26-28. $85+. Hart Plaza, 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit; movement.us

Slayer: After three-and-a-half decades in the metal scene, Slayer is embarking on its final tour. Known for songs like “Raining Blood” and “Angel of Death,” the group will be joined by Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament. May 27. $29.50+. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metro Pkwy., Sterling Heights; 586-268-9700; 313presents.com

The Decemberists: Following the release of their eighth studio album, I’ll Be Your Girl in March, the Portland-based indie rock band is embarking on a national tour. A special ticket package is available for purchase, and it includes a pre-show performance and Q&A, a signed poster, and more. May 25. $35+. Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor; theark.org

Outdoor Adventure Center Memorial Day Celebration: Join the Outdoor Adventure Center in downtown as they celebrate the beginning of summer break. The family-friendly event will include lawn games, sidewalk chalk, and team building activities. Free with admission. 1801 Atwater St., Detroit; 844-622-6367; michigan.gov

Warren's Greatest Garage Sale: Drive down to the City of Warren this weekend to buy unique, gently-used items at the Greatest Garage Sale. Locals and vendors will be selling a wide variety of items including jewelry, antiques, furniture, and more. May 27-28. $1. 1 City Sq., Warren; 586-268-8400; cityofwarren.org

Civil War Remembrance at Greenfield Village: Remember the Civil War and its impact on American history at Greenfield Village. The annual event features demonstrations, reenactments, exhibits, and more. New this year are presentations focused on telling the stories of women and African-Americans of the Civil War, performances by Tin Cremona and Friends, and American banjo music. May 26-28. $21+. Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; 313-982-6001; thehenryford.org

St. Mary's Polish Country Fair: Kickoff the unofficial start of summer at Michigan's largest country fair. Hosted by St. Mary's Preparatory, the Polish Country Fair features carnival rides, Vegas tents, food, games, and more. May 25-28. $5+. Orchard Lake St. Mary's Campus, 3535 Commerce Rd., Orchard Lake; 248-706-6775; stmaryspolishcountryfair.org

St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade: Grab your blankets and lawn chairs and set up camp along Harper Ave. The city of St. Clair Shores hosts its 66th annual Memorial Day Parade. Following a 5K run, the parade featuring marching bands, military groups, beauty queens, and more, will march down Harper Ave. from 9 Mile Rd. to 11 Mile Rd. May 27. Free. Harper Ave. from 9 Mile Rd. to 11 Mile Rd., St. Clair Shores; scsmdp.com

Detroit Diaspora Mid-Day Party: Marketing and promotions company Urban Organic hosts its 2nd annual Detroit Diaspora Mid-Day Party. The annual dance event features performances from soul, R&B, hip hop, and house artists, dancing, Youruban face painters, and more. May 27. $5+. The Eastern, 3434 Russell St., Detroit; 313-986-2975; urban-organic.net

Ferndale Memorial Day Parade: Celebrate Memorial Day at the oldest parade in Michigan. This year marks Ferndale's 100th Memorial Day celebration of honoring fallen soldiers. The parade will start at 10 a.m. and will end with a ceremony and service. May 28. Free. Livernois Ave. and Breckenridge St., Ferndale; 248-546-2361; ferndalemi.gov 

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