10 Things to Do this Weekend (Aug. 12-14)

An exhibit tour at Cranbrook Art Museum and concerts from The Beach Boys and Red Hot Chili Peppers are among the highlights
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Take a tour of the exhibit ‘A Tiger’s Stripes’ with artist Tyrrell Winston. // Photograph courtesy of PD Rearick

God Kinda Looks Like Tupac

New from Detroit playwright Emilio Rodriguez, God Kinda Looks Like Tupac tells the story of a Black high schooler whose unconventional portrait of the divine, shown in a student art exhibit, draws concern among school officials. As they debate whether to support or discourage the girl’s unorthodox style, an important new question arises: is it truly the ideas of the student or those of the teachers that require reexamination? The play uses humor and candor to explore concepts of political correctness and societal expectations. $22. Through Aug. 21. Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor; theatrenova.org

An Unmasking of Thyself

This interactive performance and gallery exhibition by multi-disciplinary artist Imani Ma’at AnkhmenRa Amen is presented in a series of four evening events. This Friday, attendees at the final installment will “Unmask Joy,” as they participate in African drum and dance festivities. Amen’s corresponding photography exhibition explores the multi-layered masks we wear — cultural, emotional, and spiritual. $10. Aug. 12. Playground Detroit, 2845 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; playgrounddetroit.com

Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival

Enjoy live music, food trucks, and boutique vendors at this outdoor music festival. In addition to a full lineup of jazz musicians, families are welcome to participate in fun, bite-sized workouts, such as a 5-mile morning walk, bike rides, and hula-hooping. The event will culminate in a performance from internationally acclaimed singer Kimmie Horne. No cost. Aug. 12 and 13. Southfield Municipal Campus, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield; cityofsouthfield.com

Milford Memories

More than 300 artists will display their works at this annual summer festival. The event will also feature two stages of live music, food and drink tents, a 5K run, a canoe race, cornhole and volleyball tournaments, and activities for kids. While there is no cost for admission before 6 p.m., some activities and tournaments do carry an entry fee. No cost. Aug. 12-14. Central Park, 317 Union St., Milford; milfordmemories.com

Artist Tour: A Tiger’s Stripes

Detroit-based artist Tyrrell Winston, known for his artistic depictions of nostalgia, memory, and sports, will showcase four of his works in his first solo museum exhibition. The works that comprise A Tiger’s Stripes are created from found materials such as school bleachers, worn basketball nets, and car tarps. This Saturday, Winston himself will lead a tour of the exhibition, offering firsthand insights into his artwork and creative process. No cost with museum admission. Aug. 13. Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; cranbrookartmuseum.org

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Hear The Beach Boys’ biggest hits at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre this weekend // Photograph courtesy of 313 Presents

Michigan Philharmonic

Visual and auditory beauty collide in this outdoor performance on the charming grounds of the Ford House. In accordance with the evening’s theme, “Michigan Phil at the movies,” the orchestra will perform familiar songs from notable movie soundtracks. $25. Aug 13. Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores; fordhouse.org

Shelby Township Art Fair

The 39th edition of this annual juried art fair, which takes place at River Bends Park, will feature more than 120 exhibits from local and national artists and crafters. Visitors can also enjoy live music, a market full of Michigan-based vendors, interactive exhibits, and crafts for kids. No cost. Aug. 13 and 14. River Bends Park, 5700 22 Mile Road, Shelby Township; shelbyartfair.org

The Beach Boys

Co-founder and lead singer Mike Love leads this legacy version of iconic California surf rock band The Beach Boys, which also features longtime member Bruce Johnston and musical director Scott Totten. The group’s Sixty Years of the Sounds of Summer tour will treat fans to a career-spanning performance of chart-topping singles, including “Surfin’ USA,” “California Girls,” and “Good Vibrations.” $29.50+. Aug. 14. Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, 160 Festival Drive, Rochester Hills; 313presents.com

Robots in the Park

This family-friendly event is full of interactive robotics and STEM activities. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore a variety of topics across the fields, as well as witness exciting robot demonstrations and take home robotics-themed keepsakes. No cost. Aug. 14. West Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth; downtownplymouth.org

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Indie rock outfit The Strokes and funk master Thundercat will join the California rock institution behind hits like “Under the Bridge” and “Californication” for this eclectic show at Detroit’s Comerica Park. The 32-city global stadium tour comes on the heels of the Chili Peppers’ 2022 album, Unlimited Love, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in April. $95+. Aug. 14. Comerica Park, 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313presents.com

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