8 Things to Do This Weekend (July 29-31)

RuPaul’s Drag Race on-stage, a Zac Brown Band concert, and the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show
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Heroes and Villains Disney exhibit
See Disney costumes —including this yellow ballroom dress from the 2017 Beauty and the Beast live action film — at the Heroes and Villains exhibit. // Photograph courtesy of Walt Disney Archives

Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume

The Heroes and Villains traveling exhibit is currently showing at the Henry Ford Museum, allowing metro Detroiters the chance to see the iconic costumes from their favorite Disney movies up close. The vast display features more than 70 original pieces from 32 different films. Highlights include Cruella de Vil’s dress from the 2000’s 101 Dalmatians, the famous ball gown from the 2015 adaptation of Cinderella, Jack Sparrow’s Pirates of the Caribbean costume, and Mary Poppins’s traveling dress from the original 1964 film. $24+. Through Jan. 1. The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; thehenryford.org

Romeo & Juliet

Shakespeare Royal Oak returns, presenting an open-air production of William Shakespeare’s classic comedy-tragedy Romeo & Juliet. This timely reinterpretation is set in a war-torn Verona, plagued by climate crisis and unrest. Amid the chaos, Romeo and Juliet find one another and use their love to defy the miserable circumstances surrounding them. $30. July 28-Aug. 7. Starr Jaycee Park, 1321 W. 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak; shakespeareroyaloak.com

Zac Brown Band

Since 2002, the Atlanta-based Zac Brown Band has been cranking out its unique brand of “southern rock” music, earning three Grammy Awards in the process. This weekend, the group will perform at Pine Knob Music Theatre as part of its Out in the Middle Tour, accompanied by country singer-songwriter Caroline Jones, who is best known for her 2021 single “Come In (but Don’t Make Yourself Comfortable).” $40.50+. July 29. Pine Knob Music Theatre, 33 Bob Seger Dr., Clarkston; 313presents.com

Zac Brown Band
Zac Brown Band performs at Pine Knob on July 29. // Photograph courtesy of Danny Clinch

¡Viva Maestro!

When political corruption and violent unrest divide his native Venezuela, the conductor of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel, must decide whether to use his platform to speak publicly against the powers that be. This stirring documentary depicts the famed musician’s ethical battle between courage and silence, and his ability to unite his people through music. $9.50. July 29-31. Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; dia.org 

RuPaul’s Drag Race

The world’s most famous drag queen, RuPaul, has taken his show on the road this summer for the Werq the World 2022 tour. He’s joined by fellow queens Kameron Michaels, Rose, Vanessa Vanjie, and Yvie Oddly, along with finalists from the 14th season of the Emmy Award-winning series. $29.70+. July 30. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metro Parkway, Sterling Heights; 313presents.com

Huey PC Yankee Air Museum
Ride a UH-1 Huey helicopter at the Yankee Air Museum this weekend. // Photograph courtesy of Yankee Air Museum

Noah Jackson and Full Circle

Grab a chair and a blanket and enjoy a night of jazz at the Sosnick Courtyard. This Saturday, local Grammy-nominated bassist, cellist, and composer Noah Jackson will put on an outdoor concert with his new band, Full Circle. $20+. July 30. Sosnick Courtyard, 51 Parson St., Detroit; dso.org

Orchard Lake Fine Art Show

This two-day juried art fair takes place annually among the rolling hills and lavish homes of West Bloomfield. In addition to browsing works by up to 150 diverse artists, visitors can enjoy live music, food vendors, and a youth art competition. $5. July 30 and 31. 6900 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield; artsandeducationinc.org

Huey Flight Experience

Those interested in history or aeronautics — or wild rushes of adrenaline — can experience a ride on a UH-1 Huey helicopter this weekend. The aircraft, called Greyhound, is a physical remnant of American history that dates back to the Vietnam War when it traveled overseas for combat. $125. July 31. Yankee Air Museum, 47884 D St., Belleville; yankeeairmuseum.org

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