10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit this Weekend (August 24-26)

Concerts and more are in town this weekend
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Comedian and writer Nate Craig brings his act to Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle This weekend, Aug. 23-25. // Photograph Courtesy of Nate Craig.

Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town: Award-winning country acts Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town will unite during The Bandwagon Tour. Lambert’s hits include “The House That Built Me” and “Little Red Wagon,” while Little Big Town is known for songs like “Better Man” and “Girl Crush.” Aug. 24. $29+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-0100; 313presents.com

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Comedian Nate Craig is featured on MTV’s Acting Out and was a cast writer for the channel’s show Ridiculousness. He regularly performs at The Hollywood Improv and UCB Theaters. $10+. Aug. 23-25. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

GetBack! Beatlemania: Internationally acclaimed as the “next best thing” to seeing The Beatles live, tribute band GetBack! Beatlemania will return to Meadow Brook to celebrate the iconic English band’s album Yellow Submarine. Using authentic vintage instruments, the group will play more than 40 classic songs. Aug. 25. $15+. Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, 234 Festival Dr., Rochester, 248-377-0100; 313presents.com

Detroit Sushi Festival: The Midtown-based festival will serve up some of the region’s best sushi and Asian cuisine from local vendors and eateries. Aug. 24. $40+. Eastern Market, Shed 3, Detroit; detroitsushifest.com

Gladys Knight and The O’Jays: From her career beginning in the 1960s, Knight continues her artistry with her latest album, 2014’s Where My Heart Belongs, while the O’Jays’ are still earning praise for their No. 1 hits “Love Train,” “Put Your Hands Together,” and more. Aug. 26. $49.50+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; 313presents.com

Walk to End Alzheimer’s: Held in more than 600 communities across the country, the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual walk is the largest U.S. fundraising event for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Aug. 25. Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak; 248-996-1044; act.alz.org

Gov’t Mule and The Avett Brothers: The American rock bands are co-headlining six amphitheater shows this summer. The band Magpie Salute will also perform. Aug. 25. $25+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-0100; 313presents.com

Deep Purple and Judas Priest: Rock band Deep Purple, best known for “Smoke on the Water,”  and heavy metal band Judas Priest are co-headlining a North American tour along with The Temperance Movement. Deep Purple’s latest album, inFinite, was released in 2017, while Judas Priest released Firepower this year. Aug. 24. $34+. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metro Pkwy., Sterling Heights; 586-268-9700; freedomhillamphitheater.com

Summer White Concert: The fourth annual music event stars R&B singers Tank and K. Michelle, with special guests R&B singers Major and Demetria McKinney. Aug. 25. $29+. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metro Pkwy, Sterling Heights; 586-368-9700; 313presents.com

Bulldogs, Beards, and Brews: Kiss a bulldog, pamper your pet, get a beard trim, and enjoy a cup of joe at the first Bulldogs, Beards, and Brews event. Hosted by Detroit Barbers Barbershop + Brand and Detroit Bulldog Rescue, the fundraiser will provide information about fostering or adopting the dogs and benefit the local nonprofit’s mission of rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing bulldogs. Aug. 26. No cost. Detroit Barbers Barbershop, 2000 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-284-4100; detroitbarbers.com


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