10 Things to Do This Weekend (Sept. 13-15)

Standup by Ron White and concerts by Keb’ Mo’ and NF are some of the most exciting events
Keb’ Mo’ Solo
Keb’ Mo’ photograph courtesy of Paradigm Agency

Bryan McCree

Known for his appearances on Comedy Central as well as MyNetworkTV’s Comics Unleashed, McCree will have you in stitches with his unique standup show. Sept. 12-14. $10+. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com 

Strange Beautiful Music 12

For the 12th year, New Music Detroit is holding a festival that celebrates eccentric tunes, featuring a variety of genres that include contemporary chamber music, noise improvisations, European folk, and much more. Sept. 12-14. $10. Dso.org for times and locations.

Jeffrey Osborne

The Grammy-nominated R&B singer-songwriter, vocalist, and drummer, who is best known for 1980s hits like “On the Wings of Love” and “Stay with Me Tonight,” is touring in support of Worth it All his first album of new material in 15 years. Sept. 13. $35+. Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-309-4700; 313presents.com

Keb’ Mo’

Following collaborations with artists like Bonnie Raitt and Natalie Cole, this Grammy Award-winning bluesman is bringing his tunes — including those on his new album, Oklahoma — to Michigan. Sept. 14. $35+. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-668-8397; theark.org


Accompanied by Kyd the Band, the Michigan-native hip hop artist is touring in support of his forthcoming album, The Search. NF’s most recent album, Perception, reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold more than two million albums worldwide. The rapper is best known for singles “Let You Down” and “Lie.” Sept. 14. $30+. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metro Pkwy., Sterling Heights; 586-248-9700; 313presents.com

Fall Beer Tasting Boat Cruise

Sample your choice of more than 40 seasonal beers, hard ciders, and spiked seltzers — many of them local — as you cruise the Detroit River aboard the five-story Detroit Princess Riverboat. Sept. 14. $65. Detroit Princess Riverboat, 1 Civic Center Dr., Detroit; motorcitybrewtours.com

Renegade Craft Fair

Once a year, this festival brings local art, live DJs, installations, and craft food and drink offerings to the Eastern Market area. The marketplace will feature more than 35 shoppable local and national makers and designers. Sept. 14 and 15. No cost. 1200-1398 Division St., Detroit; renegadecraft.com

Ron White

The actor and standup comedian will be at The Fillmore this weekend with his signature cigar and scotch in hand, performing in his typical deadpan style. White has appeared in several movies and television shows, including Horrible Bosses, Reno 911!, Sex and the City 2, and The Gong Show with Dave Attell. Sept. 14. $45+. The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com

Concert in Clark Park: Mexican Independence Day

Bring some chairs and blankets and celebrate Mexican Independence Day at this family-friendly event. Enjoy free performances by Ballet Folklorico Pasión Mexicana and Mariachi Femenil. Sept. 15. No cost. Clark Park, 1130 Clark St., Detroit; 313-841-8534; clarkparkcoalition.com

Leela James

Blues and funk artist Leela James captivates audiences with her thoughtful lyrics and soulful style, which marries powerhouse vocals with smooth R&B beats and gospel themes with aggressive rock riffs. Sept. 15. $28. Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-309-4700; 313presents.com

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