10 Things to Do This Weekend (Aug. 23-25)

Catch music by Daryl Hall and John Oates, comedy by John Crist, and photography by emerging artists
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Hall and Oates
Hall and Oates photograph courtesy of Stuart Berg

Detroit Dance City Festival

The international festival, which celebrates dance and art, features performances, classes, a Friday night dance party, and more. Aug. 20-25. Pricing varies by performance. See website. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-638-2192; detroitdancecityfestival.com

John Crist

Viral phenomenon-turned-comedian John Crist will make an appearance in Detroit as part of his Up Close Comedy Tour. A finalist on Comedy Central’s Up Next Comedy Competition, this is a funny man you won’t want to miss. Aug. 22-24. $35+. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

High School Musical

Kick off the back-to-school season with this theatrical recreation of Disney’s hit movie. Intended for all ages, the musical follows all your favorite characters—Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, and more—through the typical teenage trials surrounding family, friends, school, and love. Aug. 23-Sept. 16. $15+. Ringwald Theatre, 2742 Woodward Ave, Ferndale; 248-545-5545; theringwald.com

Summer Arts and Culture Festival

For the third year in a row, the Detroit Repertory Theatre is hosting its outdoor street fair, which will span four blocks and feature local artists and vendors, live music, dancing, food, and more. Aug. 24. No cost. Detroit Repertory Theatre, 13103 Woodrow Wilson St., Detroit and the surrounding area; 313-868-1347; detroitreptheatre.com 

Daryl Hall and John Oates

The best-selling duo in music history according to the Recording Industry Association of America, Hall and Oates are best known for their six No. 1 singles, “Rich Girl,” Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That,” “Maneater” and “Out of Touch.” Aug. 23. $40+. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill,  14900 Metro Pkwy, Sterling Heights; 586-268-9700; 313presents.com 

Swing Dance Party

Get dressed up in your best vintage garb and come down to Midtown for classic cocktails, live music, and swing dance lessons with an open floor to follow. Aug. 24. $10+. The Cube, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; dso.org

Crazy Rich Asians

Grab a blanket and a bag of popcorn and take a seat on the lawn at Campus Martius to watch the highest grossing romantic comedy in a decade. Aug. 24. No cost. Campus Martius, 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit, downtowndetroitparks.com

Focus: On Detroit Photography Festival

Along with a range of exhibitions with work from emerging artists, Detroit’s first outdoor photography festival will feature photo-related workshops, artists’ talks, music, spoken word, food trucks, and a beer garden. Aug. 24. No cost. Cool Cities Park, 14150 Woodrow Wilson St., Detroit; focushope.edu

Hazel Park Art Fair

Presented by the Hazel Park Arts Council, this fair will feature work by local arts, demonstrations, and performances. Guests can also enjoy DIY project opportunities and live figure drawing. Aug. 24 and 25. No cost. Green Acres Park, 620 W. Woodward Heights, Hazel Park; hpartfair.org

Leon & Lulu Fall Artists’ Market

Stop by this Clawson gem for work by more than 30 local jewelers, woodworkers, painters, potters, and more. No cost. Aug. 25 and 26. Leon & Lulu, 96 W. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson; 248-288-3600; leonandlulu.com


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