10 Things to Do This Weekend (July 5-7)

Jennifer Lopez comes to town, along with alternative rock band 311 and musical comedian “Weird Al” Yankovic
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez photograph courtesy of 313 Presents

27th Annual Salute to America

An Independence Day concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band will feature a firework show, canon fire, and classic summer food. July 3-6. $18+. Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn; 313-982-6001; thehenryford.org

“Weird Al” Yankovic

The top-selling comedy recording artist in history will be accompanied by background singers and an entire symphony orchestra. July 5. $30+. Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, 3554 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills; 248-377-0100; 313pesents.com

Dirty Heads and 311

Alternative rock band 311 has been fusing the genre with others, such as rap and funk, since 1990. For this tour, they’re joining forces with Dirty Heads, another genre-bending rock band, known for their reggae sound. July 5. $26+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 33 Bob Seger Dr., Clarkston; 248-377-0100; 313pesents.com


As a part of the New Center Park Friday Film Series, you can see the sit under the stars as you watch this anime-style film about a boy named Kun, who runs away from home and finds a magical garden that allows him to travel through time. July 5. No cost. New Center Park., 2998 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; newcenterpark.com

Jennifer Lopez

The pop music icon made her debut 20 years ago with her first album, On the 6. Since then, she has had 10 top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and three No. 1 albums. Now, she’s celebrating her birthday with her first U.S. headlining tour, It’s My Party. July 5. $50+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-745-3000; 313presents.com

Andy Beningo

A final four finalist on CMT’s Next Big Comic, Beningo has performed his everyman-style of clean comedy in more than 2,800 shows. He will be accompanied by Bill Boronkay. July 5 and 6. $18+. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Oakland County Fair

This fair will have the usual carnival rides and food stands, but it will also feature a Dirt Bike of Death Globe, a demo derby, fireworks, petting zoo, battle of the bands, and a lawn mower rodeo. July 5-14. $6. Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg; 248-634-8830; oakfair.org

Art in the Market Walking Tour

Explore and learn about the Eastern Market murals created by artists from around the world. July 6. $15. Cairo Coffee, 2712 Riopelle St., Detroit; 313-962-4590; detroitexperiencefactory.org

Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair

The 49th annual fair will feature more than 100 local, regional, and nationally known artists that specialize in ceramics, collage, sculpture, pastels, and more. Local performers and food vendors will also be onsite. No cost. July 6 and 7. Memorial Park, 31050 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak; royaloakarts.com

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers

With the unique vocals of lead singer Sarah Shook, the band makes classic country with a modern twist. July 7. $20. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-1818; theark.org

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