10 Things to Do This Weekend (Aug. 2-4)

John Mayer, Beck, and more music and arts events you won’t’ want to miss
Beck photograph courtesy of Peter Hapak

Charivari Detroit

This free, three-day electronic music festival will host local emerging DJs and feature live art and yoga demonstrations, vendors, and food. Aug 2-4. No cost. West Riverfront Park, Detroit; charivaridetroit.com

John Mayer

The seven-time Grammy Award winner, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist presents his 2019 World Tour. Dubbed “An Evening with John Mayer,” the show will have no opening acts and will consist of two sets, spanning Mayer’s extensive recording career. Aug. 2. $59.50+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com 

[Cu + Fe] Metalsmithing Workshop

Open to students ages 12 and up, this workshop teaches basic metalsmithing skills and leads registrants in creating bracelets, necklaces, or keychains out of copper and iron. Through Aug. 2. $160+. Troy Historic Village, 60 W. Wattles Rd., Troy; 248-524-3750; troyhistoricvillage.org

Gaelic Storm

With more than 3,000 live shows under their belts, Gaelic Storm will perform their fusion of Irish and modern music at The Ark. Aug. 2. $25. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-1818; theark.org

Emo Night Brooklyn

The party celebrates the bands former “emo kids” grew up listening to, such as The Used, Brand New, and Taking Back Sunday. The event’s founders and DJs, Ethan Maccoby and Alex Badanes, are often joined by punk-scene icons as guest DJs. Aug. 2. $10. Saint Andrew’s Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-961-8961; saintandrewsdetroit.com

Marked: The Art, Body and Soul of the Tattoo Artist

The installation will feature art from more than 20 artists from six metro Detroit tattoo and art studios, each with their own unique styles. Aug. 2-24. No cost. Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady St., Northville; 248-344-0497; northvillearthouse.org

Beck and Cage the Elephant

Chart-topping alternative artists team up to bring #The Night Running Tour# to amphitheaters across North America. The musicians, joined by special guests Spoon and Wild Belle, are supporting food security efforts at each stop by donating a portion of proceeds to local charities. Aug. 3. $29.50+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 33 Bob Seger Dr., Clarkston;313-377-0100; 313presents.com

The Tempest

Shakespeare’s classic story about shipwrecked survivors stranded on a remote island will make its metro Detroit debut in Starr Jaycee Park. This daylight production is family-friendly. Aug. 3. $15. Starr Jaycee Park, 1201 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak; 248-399-3727; brownpapertickets.com

Bryan Ferry

The British singer and songwriter is best known for songs such as “Virginia Plain,” “Street Life”, and “Love is a Drug,” which he recorded as a vocalist for the glam art rock band Roxy Music. Aug. 3. $30+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-6611; 313presents.com 

Abstraction, Color, and Politics: The 1960s and 1970s

During this era, art — and especially abstract art — experienced as big an upheaval as did social and political life. Artworks in the exhibit explore the relationship among art, politics, race, and feminism. Aug. 4. No cost with admission. University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0395; umma.umich.edu

From The Archive: Q&A: UK Pop Sensation Anne-Marie