7 Things to Do This Weekend (Sept. 10-12)

Enjoy the Monroe Street Midway Closing Weekend, check out the Berkley Art Bash, and relive the ’90s at the Alanis Morisette concert
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Monroe Street Midway hosts a special events for its final weekend of the summer. // Photograph courtesy of Bedrock

Monroe Street Midway Closing Weekend

The Monroe Street Midway is going out with a bang for its final weekend of the summer. In addition to yard games, giveaways, live entertainment, and face painting, guests will enjoy complimentary access to the Rollercade outdoor roller rink. Plus, the Detroit Lions are hosting a Midway takeover, with appearances from players, cheerleaders, and mascot Rory. No cost. Through Sept. 12. Monroe Street Midway, Downtown Detroit; deckedoutdetroit.com

Fancy: A New Country Musical

The Meadowbrook Theatre reopened its doors this week for the first time since its previous season was cut short by COVID-19 to show the world premiere of Fancy: A New Country Musical. Inspired by the iconic Reba McEntire song of the same name, the show tells the story of young Fancy, who is turned out of her mother’s house with nothing but her guitar and the clothes on her back. Audiences will follow her through the trials and tribulations she faces on her path to becoming a country music superstar. Along the way, they will enjoy country favorites, such as Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line” and Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats.” Through Oct. 3. Meadow Brook Theatre, 378 Meadow Brook Road, Rochester; mbtheatre.com

Live at 5

The Northville Art House’s Live at 5 is a series of fun community gatherings that spotlights the gallery’s current exhibitions. This week’s event will focus on two displays and feature live music from local indie soul musician Alex Mendenhall and refreshments from Garage Grill and Fuel Bar. One of the exhibits featured will be West of Center: Art That Pushes Boundaries, whose 50 works deviate from the techniques, materials, genres, subject matter, and societal norms that traditionally characterize contemporary art. The event will also highlight Northville’s Old Glory: Mural and Ephemera — the U.S. flag painted on Northville’s Marquis Theatre, inscribed with the words “America United September 11, 2001” — to honor the nationally registered memorial, as well as the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Its creator, Detroit artist Jeff Von Buskirk, will present a gallery talk. $35. Sept. 10. Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady St., Northville; northvillearthouse.org

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Berkley Art Bash will feature handmade wares from more than 100 artists. // Photograph courtesy of Berkley Art Bash

Boat the Blue Antique and Classic Boat Show

More than 60 antique and classic boats will be on display this weekend at the River Street Marina. This year’s Port Huron Boat the Blue Boat Show will place special emphasis on boat builders and restorers. The theme pays homage to the long and storied history of boat building in the Blue Water Area, which remains home to numerous building and design companies, including Chris Craft, Hacker, Garwood, Dodge, and Belle Isle Bearcats. The event will also feature classic cars, vendors, children’s activities, and free boat rides. No cost. Sept. 10 and 11. River Street Marina, 525 River St., Port Huron; boattheblue.org

The All Star Showdown

Following a long hiatus, the Go Comedy! Improv Theater will make a grand return this Friday with a classic, The All Star Showdown, which has served as Go Comedy’s weekend anchor show since the club’s 2008 inception. Described as “One part Whose Line is it Anyway, and one part Match Game PM, the Showdown is a highly interactive improvised game show, which allows audience members to get as involved as they want. But don’t worry — the unwilling won’t be picked on. $20. Sept. 10 and 11. Go Comedy! Improv Theater, 261 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale; gocomedy.net

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Alanis Morissette celebrates the anniversary of her album Jagged Little Pill at DTE Energy Music Theatre this weekend. // Photograph courtesy of 313 Presents

Berkley Art Bash

Ever since its first occurrence in 2001, the Berkley Art Bash has been taking over 12 Mile for one day a year and turning it into a massive, art-filled street party. More than 10,000 guests are expected to join the festivities, enjoying live music, snacking on street eats, and browsing handmade wares from more than 100 artists. No cost. Sept. 11. 12 Mile between Coolidge & Greenfield, Berkley; berkleyartbash.com 

Donut, Cider, and Art Fest

Visitors at Canterbury Village’s Donut, Cider, and Art Fest can expect a weekend of autumnal family fun, with shopping, children’s activities, live entertainment, and — of course — delicious fall treats. Vendors will offer a variety of Michigan-made products, including homemade cider, hard cider, and fresh-baked donuts. $5. Sept. 11 and 12. Canterbury Village, 2359 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion; facebook.com

Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette will make a stop at DTE Energy Music Theatre on her current tour, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of her breakout album Jagged Little Pill. Since its release in 1995, Morissette’s expressive lyrics and moody melodies have earned her seven Grammy awards and made her one of the most influential singer-songwriters in contemporary music. The tour will also showcase new songs, such as “Reasons I Drink,” from Such Pretty Forks In The Road — her first original album since 2012. $26. Sept. 12. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 33 Bob Seger Dr., Village of Clarkston; 313presents.com

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