10 Things to Do This Weekend (May 24-26)

Skip the Memorial Day weekend traffic. There’s plenty to do right here in metro Detroit.
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A. Spencer Barefield performs on May 25 in Palmer Woods. // Photograph courtesy of Barbara Barefield

Pride and Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical: The production tells the life story of the iconic R&B singer, producer, and songwriter. May 22-June 2. $39+. Fisher Theatre, 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-872-1000; broadwayindetroit.com 

Florence + The Machine: The band, whose latest release was named one of #Rolling Stone#’s best albums of the year, will be performing with special guest Blood Orange. May 24. $39.50+.  DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Village of Clarkston; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

St. Mary’s Polish County Fair: Enjoy live music, shopping, authentic Polish food, carnival rides, and more during this Michigan summer tradition of almost 50 years. May 24-27. $5. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Campus, 3535 Commerce Rd., Orchard Lake; 248-706-6775; stmaryspolishcountryfair.afrogs.org

Kill Move Paradise: A social commentary on racial violence and police brutality, this New York Times Critic Pick play tells the story of four dead black men caught in limbo, taken from the world before their times. May 24-June 16. $22. Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron St. Ann Arbor; 734-635-8450; theatrenova.org

Ayana V. Jackson Artist Talk & Reception: View the artwork and hear the internationally-recognized photographer discuss her series Dear Sarah, which explores the story of Yoruban princess Sarah Forbes Bonnetta, who was captured and enslaved during a tribal war in 1848 before becoming goddaughter to Queen Victoria two years later. May 25. David Klein Gallery, 1520 Washington Blvd., Detroit; 313-818-3416; dkgallery.com

Eddie Money: The performance will mark the classic rocker’s 28th consecutive year playing at the DTE Energy Music Theatre. May 25. $15+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Village of Clarkston; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

Detroit Jazz Ambassadors with A.Spencer Barefield & Friends Holiday Concert: Celebrate Memorial Day and Detroit jazz artist A. Spencer Barefield’s 66th birthday with food, live music, and a tour of a grand historic home in Palmer Woods. May 25. $50+. Historic home address provided with RSVP/ticket purchase, Detroit; 313-891-2514; palmerwoods.org

Sum 41: Best known for their singles “In Too Deep” and “Fat Lip,” the Grammy-nominated pop punk band will be accompanied by special guest Assuming We Survive. May 25. $40. The Shelter, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-961-6923; saintandrewsdetroit.com 

India Arie: The Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. May 26. $45+. Sound Board, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, 313-309-4700; soundboarddetroit.com

Glenn Miller Orchestra: Founded more than 80 years ago, the orchestra will be performing classics like “In the Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade,” and “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” May 26. $59+. Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org


Related: Remember Michigan’s Fallen Soldiers This Memorial Day 

 

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