7 Things to Do This Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-30)

Catch a Halsey concert, a comedic Shakespeare play, and the return of Monroe Street Midway
The Monroe Street Midway reopens for the season on May 27. // Photograph courtesy of Bedrock

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged/Revised

Shakespeare in Detroit returns with The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged/Revised. This family-friendly show packs all of Shakespeare’s plays into just 75 hilarious minutes and features an abundance of modern comedic twists. $45. Through May 29. Marygrove Conservancy’s Proscenium Theater, 8425 W. McNichols Road, Detroit; eventbrite.com

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline chronicles the iconic country singer’s compelling journey from her early days playing honky-tonks in her Virginia hometown through her rise to fame at the Grand Ole Opry. The production also features some of her greatest hits, such as “Crazy,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” and “I Fall to Pieces.” $37+. Through June 19. Meadowbrook Theatre, 378 Meadow Brook Road, Rochester; mbtheater.com

Monroe Street Midway Grand Opening

This weekend, Monroe Street Midway kicks off its second summer of family-friendly entertainment in Downtown Detroit. Guests can experience tried-and-true favorites, such as the Rocket Mortgage Sports Zone, as well as new additions, including an experiential nine-hole mini golf course. The Rollout Detroit roller rink also returns with new and improved facilities. No cost. May 27-Sept. 5. The Monroe Street Midway, 32 Monroe St., Detroit; deckedoutdetroit.com 

Kickball PC WHOH
Support WHOH Detroit at the nonprofit’s Kickball Tournament this Memorial Day weekend. // Photograph courtesy of WHOH

WHOH Detroit Kickball Tournament

Nonprofit WHOH (Whose House Our House) Detroit is dedicated to bridging the gap between law enforcement and the urban community. In its second annual Playing Together to Evolve Together community policing event, it will use sports to bring local youths and public safety officers together to have positive interactions. The aim of the kickball tournament is to foster healthy relationships and aid officers in understanding how to interact with the population. Those interested in playing or volunteering can register online. No cost. May 28. Hamtramck Stadium, 3201 Dan St., Hamtramck; whohdetroit.org

Kensington Metropark Art Fair

In addition to browsing the countless paintings, sculptures, functional artworks, and jewelry pieces, guests at the Kensington Metropark Art Fair can enjoy a meal from one of the on-site food trucks and watch as some of the featured artists engage in plein air painting. Plus, the serene backdrop of Maple Beach sets this event apart from the legion of local street festivals. No cost with park admission. May 28-30. Kensington Metropark’s Maple Beach, Maple Beach Drive, Milford; kensingtonartfair.com


Multi-platinum, genre-bending artist Halsey will stop at Pine Knob on Sunday as part of the Love and Power Tour, supporting her Grammy-nominated album, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power. In addition to selections from this album, concert-goers will hear some of her most popular hits, such as “Bad at Love” and “Without Me.” $29.50+. May 29. Pine Knob Music Theatre, 33 Bob Seger Drive, Clarkston; 313presents.com 

Memorial Day Service

The city of Birmingham will hold its annual Memorial Day observance event in Shain Park. Civil War reenactors will assist in the service, which will include addresses by the mayor and state representative, as well as patriotic music and an introduction of veterans. No cost. May 30. Shain Park, 270 W Merrill St., Birmingham; bhamgov.org