8 Things to Do This Weekend (July 23-25)

Check out the Michigan Medieval Faire, Telegraph Cruise, live music, and more
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Metro Detroit band Lochaven performs at the Pike Room this weekend. // Photograph courtesy of Paul Raymond

Lochaven

Formed by a group of friends from the suburbs of metro Detroit — even named after the road that connects their towns — alt-rock band Lochaven oozes that down-to-earth, hyper-local feel. Still, you’ll want to catch the group in an intimate, live show while you still can. Since releasing its first album just last year, the group’s melodic rock anthems have been gaining steam rapidly, receiving airtime from various local radio stations and spots on playlists such as Loudwire’s Weekly Wire, Marble Collective’s Fresh Rock, and New Fury Media’s TNF Discover. Luckily for you, Lochaven will appear at Pike Room this weekend, performing selections from its newly released EP, Saturday Mourning Car Tunes. No cost. July 24. Pike Room, 1 Saginaw St., Pontiac; thecrofoot.com

Telegraph Cruise

For a full day — 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. — each July, thousands of classic car enthusiasts line Telegraph to ogle their dream rides in the annual Telegraph Cruise, which spans throughout Taylor, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, and Redford Township. Numerous businesses along the Telegraph corridor will open their parking lots to spectators, with some even hosting special events. No cost. July 24. Telegraph Road, Taylor; exploretaylor.com

See class cars during the full-day Telegraph Cruise event. // Photograph courtesy of City of Taylor

Michigan Medieval Faire

The historical Canterbury Village makes the ideal venue for the Michigan Medieval Faire. While exploring a medieval village, families will be entertained by minstrels, jesters, fire breathers, and jousting knights — all against the backdrop of a castle. Themed refreshments, including ale, mead, and turkey legs, will be available at the Clansman Gaelic Pub. $10. July 24 and 25. Canterbury Village, 2359 Joslyn Ct., Orion Charter Township; michiganmedievalfaire.com

Stony Creek Art Fair

Flora and Fauna is this year’s theme for the annual, juried Stony Creek Art Fair. Patrons will browse works of various mediums — including paintings, sculptures, installations, ceramics, jewelry, and fibers — from more than 80 artists. Join them to pick up a piece of unique, handmade décor for your home, and enjoy hands-on art experiences. No cost. July 25. Stony Creek Metropark Baypoint Beach, 4300 Main Park Dr., Shelby Township; metroparks.com

Michigan Psychic Fair

The Michigan Psychic Fair offers locals the opportunity to meet with vetted psychic readers and healers in an intimate setting. Guests can choose from a range of mystic services, from classics, like tarot card reading, mediumship, and palmistry, to the more obscure psychometry and spiritual intuitive reading. Plus, stock up on crystals from the fair’s resident gemstone dealer. $5. July 25. Holiday Inn Express Pontiac, 4350 Pontiac Lake Road, Pontiac; michiganpsychicfair.org

Black on Broadway

The Detroit Youth Choir is back with a new performance. This weekend, the group’s Primetime and Center Stage choirs will perform Black on Broadway at Beacon Park. The concert will include selections from acclaimed musicals, such as Hamilton, The Wiz, Lion King, The Color Purple, and Dream Girls, in a tribute to the contributions of Broadway’s African American greats. $25. July 25. Beacon Park, 1901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; detroityouthchoir.org

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The Michigan Medieval Faire will feature entertainment such as jousting nights. // Photograph courtesy of Michigan Medieval Faire

Urban Arts & Eatery Expo

The Urban Arts & Eatery Expo will assemble the hidden gems of metro Detroit business in one place. Local purveyors of art, poetry, and music will join more than 20 food and beverage vendors to create an evening of shopping, crafts, live entertainment, and tasty food samples. Guests can be adorned by the artists at Mind Body Henna or savor the Turtle Potato Chips from Sweet Babe Treats, but they are sure to discover a new favorite. $15. July 25. The Eastern, 3434 Russell St., Detroit; urbanartsexpo.com

Cat Cabaret

Each year, nonprofit, no-kill cat rescue Ferndale Cat Shelter holds a gala to raise funds for its Catfé Lounge. Since opening in 2015, the café has acted as a community space, where people can sip a warm coffee or tea while socializing with adoptable felines. This year’s event, which will take place at Ferndale’s Rust Belt Market, will feature food, raffles, live entertainment, an auction, and of course — kittens. $50. July 25. Rust Belt, 22801 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; catfelounge.com

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