11 Things to Do This Weekend (July 15-17)

Kevin Hart stand-up, a Thomas Rhett show, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer goes Broadway
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Kevin Hart brings the laughs to Little Cesars Arena on July 14 and 15. // Photograph courtesy of 313 Presents

Kevin Hart

Detroiters will have two opportunities to see Grammy and Emmy Award-nominated comedian Kevin Hart live this when his Reality Check tour stops at Little Caesars Arena. Expect tickets to go fast — Hart’s last stand-up tour sold out at more than 100 arenas around the world. $59.50+. July 14 and 15. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313presents.com

Bill Engvall

The Blue Collar Comedy alum is on the road one last time for his Here’s Your Sign – It’s Finally Time Farewell Tour. The actor and comedian, most recently seen portraying Reverend Paul on the Tim Allen sitcom Last Man Standing, plans to retire from touring at the end of the year. $35.50+. July 15. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313presents.com 

African World Festival

Experience African culture and history at Detroit’s biggest celebration of the Black diaspora. The event will feature performances from a variety of local and national musical artists, such as blues queen Thornetta Davis, reggae group The Legendary Wailers, and Flint rapper Mama Sol. Attendees can also enjoy traditional art displays and authentic cuisine, completing the immersion into African culture. $15. July 15-17. Hart Plaza, 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit; thewright.org

Dancin’ in the Street

Taking place in the streets of downtown Rochester, this mid-summer dance party offers a fun night out for the entire family. Local band The Square Pegz will provide live music, while a variety of Rochester eateries will be on-hand serving tasty samples for when you inevitably dance-up an appetite. No Cost. July 15. West Fourth Street, Rochester; downtownrochestermi.com 

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The 39th African World Festival features entertainment, shopping, art displays, food, and more. // Photograph courtesy of the Charles H. Wright Museum

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic

Widely considered to be one of the most influential figures in the funk music scene, the 80-year-old musician’s legacy was recognized with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. Hear classics like “Atomic Dog” when he and his rotating cast of musicians stop in Detroit. $48+. July 15. Sound Board at Motor City Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313presents.com

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Calling all Sunnydale residents: The cult classic show’s 2001 episode “Once More, with Feeling,” has been adapted into a live musical. The event will feature a costume contest, photo opportunities, and a Q&A session with cast and crew. $14+. July 16. Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit; redfordtheatre.com

Berkley Street Art Fest

Catch local artists at work this weekend, as they adorn Coolidge Highway with colorful chalk art for the Berkley Street Art Fest. You can even help determine the winner of the festival’s art contest by voting for your favorite pieces. Plus, one artist will transform a blank wall right before your eyes, adding to Berkely’s vast collection of public murals. No Cost. July 16. Downtown Berkley; berkleystreetartfest.com

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Country artist Thomas Rhett is at Pine Knob Music Theatre this weekend. // Photograph courtesey of John Shearer

Thomas Rhett

Country music star Thomas Rhett is stopping at Pine Knob for his Bring the Bar to You Tour. The five-time Grammy Award nominee kicked off the tour last month in anticipation of his upcoming sixth studio album, Where We Started. Special guest singers Parker McCollum and Conner Smith will also perform. $34.50+. July 16. Pine Knob Music Theatre, 33 Bob Seger Drive, Village of Clarkston; 313presents.com

America You Kill Me

This new documentary recounts the inspirational story of gay rights warrior Jeffrey Montgomery, who led the Midwest in the fight for LGBTQ civil rights and against violence toward the community. Showing in select theaters, the documentary has already won the Freep Film Festival’s Spirit of Michigan Award and the LGBTQ Unbordered International Film Festival’s Excellence Award. $12.50. July 17. Cinema Detroit, 4126 Third St., Detroit; cinemadetroit.com 

Laura Veirs

Prepare for a deeply personal experience as folk artist Laura Veirs performs songs from her latest album, Found Light, which she composed in the wake of her 2019 divorce. The album is an introspective collection of songs that share and explore her sadness, freedom, and sense of rebirth. $20. July 17. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; theark.org

Yoga in the Rock Garden

Treat yourself to a peaceful Sunday morning practicing outdoor yoga in Meadow Brook Hall’s majestic Rock Garden. The class will be led by registered yoga teacher Shannon Kraegel, who invites yogis of all skill-levels to focus on strengthening and stretching the body while also releasing stress. Bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. No cost. July 17. Meadow Brook Hall, 350 Estate Drive, Rochester; meadowbrookhall.org