10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend (August 3-5)

Ring in the new month at one of these local events
Shakira returns to Detroit on August 4 after her El Dorado tour was postponed in January. // Photograph courtesy of Kayt Jones/RCA Records

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Never missing a chance to laugh at himself, comedian Matt Holt often jokes about being the youngest of eight kids, his two divorces, and what it’s like being a single father. The co-host of the podcast The Interweb Podshow also has a comedy album called I’m in Show Business! $10+. Aug. 2-4. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Royal Oak Music Theatre: Voted a “top 100 comedian of all time” by Comedy Central, Paul Reiser has more than 30 years of experience acting in Oscar and Emmy Award-winning films and shows, like Mad About You, Aliens, Whiplash, and Stranger Things. Aug. 3. $29.50. 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com

Cranbrook House Tour: Take a look inside Cranbrook House, an Arts and Crafts-style masterpiece designed by renowned architect Albert Kahn. The guided tour will include handcrafted furniture, tapestries, tiles, stained and leaded glass, and other works of fine and decorative art. Aug 2-31. $10+. 380 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3147; housegardens.cranbrook.edu

Fine Art at the Village: Now in its 15th year, the two-day, family-friendly event features work by artists from all over the country, entertainment, children’s activities, an outdoor food court, live demonstrations, and more. Aug. 4 and 5. No cost. 236 N. Adams Rd., Rochester Hills; 248-375-2870; fineartatthevillage.com

Fridays, Friends, and the Fords: Head to Edsel and Eleanor Ford House for a tour of the grand home’s art, architecture, landscape, and history. Afterward, bring a picnic basket and blanket to enjoy the lake view. Aug. 3 and 17. $15. 1100 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Shores; 313- 884-4222; fordhouse.org

Kenny Chesney: Country artist Kenny Chesney will be joined by Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion, and Brandon Lay during his Trip Around the Sun Tour 2018. Prep for the concert with Chesney’s 2017 album, Live in No Shoes Nation. Aug. 4. $68+. Ford Field, 2000 Brush St., Detroit; 313-262-2808; fordfield.com

Shakira: The 12-time Grammy Award-winner is coming to Detroit with her El Dorado World Tour. Initially scheduled for January, the tour was postponed to August. Tickets are valid for the new date or can be refunded at point of purchase if necessary. Aug. 4. $40.50+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com

Smashing Pumpkins: To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their formation, Smashing Pumpkins presents the Shiny and Oh So Bright Tour. Joined by Canadian rock band Metric, the tour will be the first in 20 years to feature all of Smashing Pumpkins’ founding members, minus one member. Aug. 5. $29+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com

Belle Isle Art Fair: The third annual Belle Isle Art Fair returns to the state park. Enjoy artwork from various artists and partake in many arts and crafts activities hosted by the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Michigan Renaissance Festival. Aug. 4 and 5. No cost. Belle Isle, 2 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit; 313-821-9844; belleisleartfair.com

Populace Coffee Latte Art Throwdown: Witness 16 baristas will go head-to-head in a latte art contest hosted by Populace Coffee. Each round, competing baristas will create latte art with different milk and a different type of design. Winning baristas will receive various prizes, including cash. Aug. 3. No cost. The Siren Hotel, 1509 Broadway St., Detroit; 212-604-0318; Event Page

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