7 Things to Do This Weekend (July 30-Aug. 1)

Cheer on your favorite WWE superstars, enjoy a performance by The Stylistics, take your pup to a party, and more
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Celebrating the opening of the new Lathrup Village Dog Park at the Bark in the Park event. // Photograph courtesy of Jim Nelson

Blkout Walls

Organized by a group of Midwestern artists, the inaugural Blkout Walls mural festival will begin this weekend. Over the course of the event, which kicked off on July 24, commercial structures throughout Detroit’s North End neighborhood have been adorned by 20 hand-selected muralists. In addition to observing the creators live at work, the public can enjoy music, food, walking mural tours, and panel discussions with artists like Rachel Wolfe-Goldsmith, Sheefy McFly, and Sydney James. No cost. Through July 31. Detroit’s North End; blkoutwalls.com   

Bark in the Park

We all need a night out once in a while — and that includes our furry friends. That’s why the brand-new Lathrup Village Dog Park is hosting Bark in the Park. Your pooch can participate in fun contests — including the Wiggle Butt, the Peanut Butter Lick, and Cutest Puppy — and free trials of the new digs. Meanwhile, you will enjoy speakers, pet product vendors, and demonstrations on alternative veterinary therapies from Dr. Nicole LeVeque. Proceeds will benefit the dog park. No cost. July 31. Lathrup Village Dog Park, 27400 Southfield Road, Lathrup Village; lathrupvillage.org

Fine Art at the Village

In addition to diverse fine artworks from 100 artists around the country, this juried show will feature live art demonstrations, entertainment, children’s activities, and an outdoor food court. Plus, you can search for the $25 and $100 vouchers hidden throughout the show to save some cash on your favorite piece. No cost. July 31 and Aug. 1. The Village of Rochester Hills, 104 Adams Road, Rochester Hills; fineartatthevillage.com

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The Stylistics perform at the Pontiac Music Festival this weekend. // Photograph courtesy of Pontiac Music Festival

Le Rendez-vous du Détroit

This weekend, harken back to the fur-trade era and the founding of Detroit by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac and a convoy of French settlers. Le Rendez-vous du Détroit celebrates Detroit’s rich French and Native American heritage with cultural food, exhibits, presentations, and music and dance performances. Highlights include an 18th-century fashion show, historical games and crafts, a silent auction, and demonstrations of everyday living in the 1700s. $10. July 31 and Aug. 1. Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 Jefferson Ave., Detroit; historicfortwaynecoalition.com

Pontiac Music Festival

Some of metro Detroit’s favorite local acts come together for this outdoor show in Downtown Pontiac. Concertgoers will enjoy smooth soul tunes, courtesy of Midnight Star, and lively funk numbers from a quirky band of pirates called The Original Lakeside. But 1970s soul group The Stylistics is sure to steal the show. You may recognize some of the 12 consecutive R&B top-10 hits the group churned out during that decade. These include “Stop, Look, Listen,” “You Are Everything,” “Break Up to Make Up,” and “You Make Me Feel Brand New.” $25+. Aug. 1. Crofoot Festival Grounds, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac pontiacmusicfest.com

Chic and Unique Vintage Market

Husband and wife event-planning duo Justin and Danyel started Chic and Unique Market as a labor of love in 2017. It has since become a popular summer tradition, hosting more than 100 vendors — plus, live music, food trucks, and giveaways. Vintage lovers will discover a plethora of rustic, handmade, and repurposed items, including furniture, home decor, clothing, and accessories, alongside other vintage and antique treasures. $5. Aug. 1. Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Road, Shelby Township; chicanduniquemi.com

WWE Live Supershow

Raw and Smackdown fans will have the opportunity to see their favorite stars live in action this weekend. The Little Caesars Arena will host an evening of high-profile matchups, including the 2-on-1 Handicap Match for the Universal Champion, in which Rey and Dominik Mysterio will face Roman Reigns. Guests will also witness both Raw and Smackdown Women’s Championships. Raw Champion Rhea Ripley will defend her title against Charlotte Flair, and Smackdown Champion Bianca Belair will face Bayley. And you won’t want to miss an appearance by John Cena. $40+. Aug. 1. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313presents.com 

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