10 Things to Do This Weekend (July 12-14)

See a standup performance by comedian Mary Santora or enjoy the music of Queen performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
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Mary Santora
Mary Santora photograph courtesy of Comedy Castle

Concert of Colors

In its 27th year this summer, the annual diversity and music festival will feature forums, workshops, film screenings, dance lessons, and live music. July 10-18. No cost. See concertofcolors.com for venues.

Mary Santora

This up-and-coming comedian’s straightforward, quick-witted style won her the titles of “Best Female Comedian” from Cleveland Scene magazine. She also participated in the 2018 “Best of the Midwest” competition at LaughFest in Grand Rapids. July 11-13. $10+. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Sam Bush

This multi-instrumentalist has won a lifetime achievement award from the American Music Association and is best known for fusing bluegrass with jazz, rock, blues, and other genres. July 12. $40+. Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-291-6160; otussupply.com

Parallel Visions

Enjoy the opening reception of the exhibit, which will show diverse works of art, including paintings, sculptures, performances, installations, and more from Kresge Arts Fellows. Opening reception, July 12. Exhibit, July 12-Aug. 24. No cost. Wasserman Projects, 3434 Russell St. Suite 502, Detroit; 313-818-3550; wassermanprojects.com

101 WRIF Presents Riff Fest 2019

Detroit’s 101 WRIF is returning to DTE this year with its rock n’ roll festival. It will feature performances by bands like Shinedown, Seether, and Badflower on the main stage, as well as those by rising stars like Diamonte and East Lansing band Wilson on the second stage.  July 13. $30+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 33 Bob Seger Dr., Village of Clarkston; 248-377-0100; 313presents.com

The Greatest Showman

Downtown Rochester’s 18th season of Movies in the Moonlight — weekly film showings under the stars — kicks off on July 13. This weekend’s film is The Greatest Showman and will include a pre-show presentation from The Striped Circus. July 13-Aug. 3. No cost. The parking lot at the corner of East Third Street and Water Street; 248-656-0060; downtownrochestermi.com

Carly Rae Jepsen

Best known for her breakout single “Call Me Maybe,” the Canadian singer-songwriter is touring in support of Dedicated, her first album release in four years. One dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to Crisis Text Line. July 13. $26+. The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., 313-961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com

Palmer Woods Home and Garden Tour

Participants will be able to examine the magnificent art, architecture, landscaping, and interior design of the homes and gardens in the historic Palmer Woods neighborhood. July 13 and 14. $35+. Palmer Woods is located just west of Woodward Avenue and north of Seven Mile Road in northwest Detroit; 313-891-2514; palmerwoods.org

The Music of Queen Featuring the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The orchestra will be joined by a full rock band and vocals in a show that will fuse classical with classic rock. July 14. $30+. Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, 3554 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills; 248-377-0100; 313presents.com

Detroit Riverfront Past, Present, and Future Walking Tour

Enjoy the view and learn about attractions along the Detroit Riverwalk, including Milliken State Park, the Outdoor Adventure Center, and the Dequindre Cut. July 14. No cost. Cullen Plaza, 1340 Atwater St., Detroit; 313-962-4590; detroitriverfront.org


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