10 Things to Do This Weekend (July 19-21)

Enjoy Detroit Art Week activities, classical music from masters like Mozart, and standup comedy by Nate Fridson
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Detroit Art Week
Pamela Council, Claire Lachow, and Kearra Gopee of Red Bull Arts Detroit Resident Artist Exhibition pose for a portrait at Hart Plaza. // Photograph courtesy of Red Bull Arts Detroit

Women of Jazz Symposium

Learn and play music as directed by jazz artist, bandleader, and bassist Marion Hayden, or attend the final concert at St. Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church. July 15-20. $15+. MSU Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-578-9700; cms.msu.edu

Haydn Symphony No. 97

Other selections to be performed include Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto, and Mozart’s music from Idomeneo: Chaconne and Pas seul. July 18-21. $10+. See website for locations; 313-576-5111; dso.org

The Michigan Glass Project

The eighth annual live art and music festival will benefit Art Road Nonprofit, which fights to keep art classes a part of Detroit’s public education. July 19-21. $20+. Russell Industrial Center 1600 Clay St., Detroit; 313-872-4000; themichiganglassproject.com

Red Bull Arts Detroit Resident Artist Exhibition

Held in conjunction with Detroit Art Week, Red Bull Arts Detroit’s second artist residency exhibition of the year features work by sculpture, print, and performance artist Pamela Council; photographer and visual artist Kearra Amaya Gopee; and artist and writer Claire Lachow. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on July 19. July 19-Aug. 30. No cost. Red Bull Arts Detroit, 1551 Winder St., Detroit; redbullarts.com

Jeff Lynn’s ELO

First formed in 1970, the Electric Light Orchestra has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. The group will be joined by special guest Dhani Harrison, who is a British instrumentalist. July 20. $50+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com

Thank You, Mies Tour

Join in the Detroit Art Week festivities at Detroit Artists Market this Saturday with a tour of the exhibition Thank You, Mies, which is in its final days. The tour will be given by curator Dennis Nawrocki. Snacks and drinks will be served. July 20. No cost. Detroit Artists Market, 4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-8540; detroitartistsmarket.org

If Only I Could Say It With Words, Readings & Conversation

As a part of Detroit Art Week, Detroit-based writers Lynn Crawford and Christin Lee will moderate an afternoon of readings and conversation about women. Writings by Rochelle Marrett, Cherise Morris, and Yasmine Rukia will be featured, as will paintings by Los Angeles artist Kelly Reemtsen. July 20. No cost. David Klein Gallery, 1520 Washington Blvd., Detroit; 313-818-3416; dkgallery.com

Nate Fridson

The Detroit native is known for his sarcastic and autobiographical stand-up. July 18-20. $10+. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Photo Safari

A trip to the Detroit Zoo is always a great way to learn about wildlife, but this weekend it will also be a great place to view work from metro Detroit photographers, exhibit your own, and maybe even win a prize. July 20 and 21. No cost with admission. Detroit Zoo 8450 W 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak; 248-541-5717; detroitzoo.org

This Morning a DJ Saved my Life: Point of Influence

The event, which hosts a different DJ each month, features brunch, cocktails, coffee, and music. July 21. No cost. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-6622; mocadetroit.org


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