10 Things to Do This Weekend (Aug. 9-11)

Celebrate the weekend with a tour of Cranbrook Art Museum’s ‘Landlord Colors’ exhibit, the Detroit Improv Festival, and a Pink Floyd film screening
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Landlord Colors
‘Landlord Colors’ photograph courtesy of Cranbrook Art Museum

Detroit Improv Festival

Now in its ninth year, the Detroit Improv Festival will host improvisational comedy shows at different local venues throughout its four-day run. Aug. 7-10. Detroitimprovfestival.org for venues and ticket pricing

Pups in the Plaza

The inaugural event of this series will feature fee-free pet adoptions, dog-friendly activities, a screening of the movie Space Jam, and a photo opportunity with Pistons guard Langston Galloway. Aug. 9. No cost. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 248-377-8611; nba.com

Matthew Dear

Influenced by musicians like Talking Heads and David Bowie, DJ and electronic avant-pop artist Matthew Dear has toured with Interpol, Hot Chip, and Depeche Mode. Aug. 9. $20. Deluxx Fluxx, 1274 Library St., Detroit; 313-788-7015; deluxxfluxx.com

Pink Floyd: The Wall

This documentary explores the music and lives of one of the most iconic bands of all time. The film focuses primarily on the period of time surrounding The Wall, Pink Floyd’s 11th studio album. Aug. 9. $5. The Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Rd., Detroit; 313-537-2560; redfordtheatre.com

Wild Beasts, Wild Wine

Experience the animals of the Detroit Zoo after hours. Each ticket comes with 10 tickets for wine samples from any of the 50 featured local and national wineries. Food and additional wine tickets will be available for purchase. Aug. 9. $45. Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak; 248-541-5717; detroitzoo.org

Ribs and R&B Music Festival

Local barbecue experts will be grilling up ribs, brisket, and chicken, while R&B singers, including Yancyy and Veronica Washington, entertain festival-goers. Aug. 9-11. $5. 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit; 800-794-7503; ribsrnbmusicfestival.com

Ragtime Extravaganza: Music of New Orleans

Paying tribute to Ann Arbor jazz artist Jim Dapogny and other jazz legends, this concert features performances by Evan Christopher and Tom McDermott. Aug. 10. $35+. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-1818; theark.org

Schitt’s Creek Live

Eugene and Daniel Levy will provide fans of the critically acclaimed Canadian sitcom Schitt’s Creek with behind-the-scenes footage and stories from the set. Aug. 10. $59+. Masonic Temple Theatre, 500 Temple St., Detroit; 313-832-7100; themasonic.com  

Artist Walkthroughs: Patrick Hill and Scott Hocking

Landlord Colors showcases art from various eras past as well as that from contemporary movements. Local artists Patrick Hill and Scott Hocking will lead a tour of the exhibit, discussing the art and how it compares to their own practices. Aug. 11. No cost. Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3323; cranbrookartmuseum.org

Life Inspired

Local artists Kristi-Cunningham Soave and Leroy Johnson’s renderings of living subjects are on display at Lawrence Street Gallery all month. Their works can also be viewed at the mid-month reception, which will feature wine and cheese. Aug. 11. No cost. Lawrence Street Gallery, 22620 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-544-0394; lawrencestreetgallery.com


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