8 Things to Do This Weekend (Aug. 6-8)

Guns N’ Roses at Comerica Park, Broadway tunes in Ferndale, an air show at Willow Run Airport, and more
Broadway in the Burbs PC Ron Chavez
Ben Chaves, who plays Omar in the Aladdin national touring show, is among the performers participating in this weekend’s Broadway in the Burbs event. // Photograph courtesy of Ron Chavez

Tony Deyo

Tony Deyo is best known for his witty stand-up material, sharp delivery, and impeccable comedic timing. He landed his first late-night television feature on Conan in 2013, and within a year, he had also appeared on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Gotham Comedy Live, and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. After debuting as the No. 1 selling stand-up album on iTunes, his album Comedy Road Trip earned a spot on the Billboard comedy chart. $15+. Through Aug. 7. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; comedycastle.com

Broadway in the Burbs

This weekend, The Dot Garage will act as the backdrop for a brand-new event from Michigan Stage and Downtown Ferndale. The Broadway in the Burbs concert will present Broadway stars from shows like Aladdin, Book of Mormon, and Fiddler on the Roof, who will perform everyone’s favorite numbers from hit musicals such as Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Pippin, and Dear Evan Hansen. But there’s even more fun to be had with craft tents, a sprinkler play area, and the reveal of a mural by artists Daniel Casardo and Mike Ross. No cost. Aug. 7. The Dot, 221 W. Troy St., Ferndale; downtownferndale.com

Detroit Lions Family Fest

This Saturday, make your way to Ford Field for an entire day of family-friendly games, activities, and entertainment. Autograph sessions, meet-and-greets, and photo ops mean the chance to get up-close and personal with the Detroit Lions themselves, as well as the team’s cheerleading squad. You’ll enjoy live music, giveaways, and a Detroit Lions Locker Room Sale, where you’ll snag some old-school Lions gear while benefitting Detroit Lions Charities. Face painting and balloon art, meanwhile, are sure to keep kids busy. Or, if your family is looking for a challenge, head out to Brush Street and try your hand at yard games, such as cornhole, putt-putt, and a 40-yard dash. No cost. Aug. 7. Ford Field, 2000 Brush St., Detroit; detroitlions.com

Thunder Over Michigan Air Show at Willow Run Airport
The USN Blue Angels take to this sky at this weekend’s Thunder Over Michigan Air Show. // Photograph courtesy of Yankee Air Museum

Thunder Over Michigan Air Show

Spectators will park right on the airfield, ensuring a prime view of awe-inspiring performances by the USN Blue Angels, the USAF Thunderbirds, and the USAF F-35A Lightning II and USAF A-10 Demo Teams. If that’s not enough, they’ll also have the opportunity to explore the Yankee Air Museum displays, meet Warbird pilots, and take to the sky themselves with Huey helicopter rides. All proceeds will support the museum in its efforts to educate the public on the history of American aeronautics and the aerospace industry. $185 for drive-in car pass. Aug. 7 and 8. Willow Run Airport, 801 Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti; yankeeairmuseum.org

Motor City Car Crawl

This new event from the Detroit Auto Dealers Association and the Downtown Detroit Partnership brings four days of car-gazing, food-grazing, and fundraising to six downtown Detroit parks. In addition to showcasing a wide assortment of new vehicles from metro Detroit dealers, Beacon Park, Cadillac Square, Campus Martius, Capitol Park, Grand Circus Park, and Spirit Plaza will each host local food trucks and live entertainment. No cost. Through Aug. 8. Downtown Detroit; downtowndetroitparks.com

Guns N Roses
Guns N’ Roses plays Comerica Park this Sunday. // Photograph courtesy of Guns N’ Roses

Hamtramck Music Festival

Audience members will bounce among the 18 venues of the 8th Annual Hamtramck Music Fest, experiencing a sampling of metro Detroit’s diverse music community. Over three days and nights, the bars and restaurants will host live performances by more than 150 bands, and one $15 wristband will get you access to all of it. $15. Through Aug. 8. Barter Detroit, 11601 Joseph Campau St., Hamtramck; 2021.hamtramckmusicfest.com

Michigan Hippie and Veggie Fest

Join free spirits from across the Midwest for a two-day celebration of peace, love, and grooviness. The Michigan Hippie and Veggie Fest will feature an outdoor market with fresh local farm veggies, vendors, a DIY tie-dye station, and a vintage car show, as well as live entertainment from both musicians and cirque performers. $5. Aug.7 and 8. Canterbury Village, 2359 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion; facebook.com

Guns N’ Roses

In 1987, Guns N’ Roses released its debut album, Appetite for Destruction, which sold 30 million copies globally, to become the best-selling U.S. debut ever. Six studio albums later, the band has become one of the most influential acts in rock music history. This weekend, you can see these living legends perform selections from their vast catalog of hits — such as “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Paradise City,” “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” and “November Rain” — live at Comerica Park. Plus, an opening performance from Mammoth WVH, a hard rock solo project from Wolfgang Van Halen, who is the son of Eddie Van Halen and former bassist for the bands Van Halen and Tremonti. $39.50+. Aug. 8. Comerica Park, 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313presents.com

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