Things to do in Detroit area, July 12 and beyond – The Oakland Press

Things to do in Detroit area, July 12 and beyond – The Oakland Press

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• The Del McCoury Band: Sept. 6, Flagstar Strand Theatre,  Flagstar Strand Theater, 12 N Saginaw St. Pontiac,, ticket prices vary.

• Iraqi-Saudi singer and composer Majid Al Mohandis: Oct. 11, Fox Theatre, Detroit, ticket prices vary.

On sale 10 a.m. July 12

• “MJ Is Startin’ Somethin’ In Detroit”: Oct. 23-Nov. 3, Fox Theatre, Detroit, ticket prices vary.

• Musiq Soulchild, Marsha Ambrosius and Angie Stone: Nov. 17, Fox Theatre, Detroit, ticket prices vary.

Note: Events are subject to change; check with venues for updates. Tickets on sale at,, or the XFINITY Box Office at Little Caesars Arena.


• Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears with Shane Guerrette: July 12, The Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale,, doors at 7 p.m., all ages, $23+ adv.

• Elektrik Dream: 8 p.m. July 12, cover band, The Roxy, 401 Walnut Blvd., Rochester, 248-453-5285,, general- $25+.

• I Prevail and Halestorm, Hollywood Undead and Fit For A King: 6 p.m. July 13, Pine Knob Music Theatre, Independence Twp.,, ticket prices vary.

• Toby Keith tribute, Chris Stapleton Tribute: 7 p.m. July 13, American Ride tribute to Toby Keith and Traveler a Chris Stapleton tribute, Wildwood Amphitheater, 2700 Joslyn Ct., Orion Twp.,, bring lawn chairs or blanket, no outside food or beverage, $20+.

• Ivan Pulley: 8 p.m. July 13, at 20 Front Street, Lake Orion, 248-783-7105,, doors at 7:30 p.m. all ages, $18+.

• Rapid Eye Movement- A Tribute To REM: July 13, The Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale,, doors at 7 p.m., all ages, $20+ adv.

• Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs: 7:30 p.m. July 14, Sound Board at MotorCity Casino, Detroit,, ticket prices vary.

• Alanis Morissette, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Morgan Wade: 7 p.m. July 16, Pine Knob Music Theatre, Independence Twp.,, ticket prices vary.

• Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, The Vindys: 7:30 p.m. July 16, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, Rochester Hills,, ticket prices vary.

• Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers: July 16, Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W 4th St. Royal Oak,, 248-399-3065, doors at 7 p.m., ticket prices vary.

• Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago: 7:30 p.m.  July 17, Pine Knob Music Theatre, Independence Twp.,, ticket prices vary.

• Brass Transit-The Musical Legacy Of Chicago: 7:30 p.m. July 17, Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit,, $39+.

• Lil Poppa: 7 p.m. July 17, El Club Detroit, 4114 W. Vernor Hwy.,, $47.59.

• Def Leppard, Journey, Steve Miller Band: 6 p.m. July 18, Comerica Park, Detroit,, ticket prices vary.


• One Night Stans: Tom McCarthy-July 11-13; Sal Demilio-July 18-20 at 4761 Highland Road, Waterford Twp., OneNightStans.Club, 248-249-1321, ages 18+, ticket prices vary.

• Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Chad Daniels-July 12-13; Josiah Jones-July 17; Sam Tallent-July 18-20, at 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak,, 248-542-9900, ages 18+, ticket prices vary.

• Comedian David Dyer: 8 p.m. July 12, Younger’s Irish Tavern, 120 S. Main St., Romeo,, ages 21+, $20+.

• Comedian Darren Fleet: 7:30 p.m. July 12, Emagine Royal Oak, 200 N. Main St., Royal Oak,, $45+.


• Oakland County Fair is July 5-14, with carnival, at Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, 248-634-8830,, admission and ticket prices vary. New show in 2024 is the Sea Lions Splash. Fair parking, which includes admission, is $15/vehicle and $10/motorcycle or walk-in.

• Uncle Sam Jam: July 11-14, Woodhaven Civic Center Park, 23101 Hall Road, Woodhaven, live music, monster truck rides, ax throwing, a petting zoo, and more. Fireworks at dusk on Friday,,

• Art in the Park: Plymouth July 12-14, downtown Plymouth, more than 400 artists from 30 states,

• Annual Lavender Festival: July 12-14 and July 19-21 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill, features lavender fields, open-air market, make-and-take workshops, educational sessions on aromatherapy, gardening, and natural wellness, and a children’s activity tent, lavender-infused treats and lavender-infused hard cider and beer for sale. Advance admission tickets are $12 each, include entry to Funland and a train ride to and from the lavender fields. Children 2 and under admitted free.

• Lakefront Psychic and Holistic Festival: July 12-14, St. Clair Shores,

• Berkley Street Art Fest is 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 13, on Coolidge Highway, between Catalpa and Beverly,, free admission.

• Pontiac City-wide Community Clean-up and “Celebration Day” is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 13, at Murphy Park, 441 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. S, near Elm St., Pontiac, clean-up and community gathering featuring music, food and children’s activities. Volunteer sign up is at

• Troy Recreation’s new Troy Midsummer Bash event is from noon-3 p.m. July 13, at Jeanne Stine Park, (parking at the Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois Road), Troy.  This free drop-in event features “Pedal Troy 200”  pedal car race, bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting. Pits open at noon and  pedal car race lineup is at 1:30 p.m. Registration is $10 per racer and each participant receives a medal and sweet treat,

• Detroit’s annual Concert of Colors festival: July 16-21, free festival at several locations including Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Institute of Arts, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Scarab Club, Arab American National Museum, Spot Lite Detroit, Michigan Science Center, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, Detroit Historical Museum,

• Dancin’ in the Street: 6-10 p.m. July 19, downtown Rochester, music by The Keynote Sisters from 6-6:45 p.m.followed by SpaceCat. Event includes Taste Fest,

• Ann Arbor Art Fair: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. July 18-19, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 20, 30 downtown blocks of art, nearly 1,000 artists, live music, demos and activities.

• Armenia Fest: 5-10 p.m. July 20, Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak, [email protected], free festival celebrating Armenian music and culture and food to purchase.


• Michigan Stage presents Broadway in the ‘Burbs:  “Lost in Yonkers” is July 11-20; “Peerless” performances are July 18-28 and “Guys & Dolls” is July 25-Aug. 3, at Seaholm High School in Birmingham, ticket prices vary, nonprofit,

• “The Pin Up Girls”: July 12-Aug. 11, at Riverbank Theatre, 358 S Water Street, in downtown Marine City, produced in special arrangement with StageRights. Tickets are $38 at or by calling the box office at 810-278-1749, Tickets are $34 for veterans.

• “It’s Only Life- A Musical Revue”: July 12-28, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. at 1124 E. West Maple Road, Walled Lake,, $40-$45.

• “Doctor Moloch”: July 12-Aug. 4, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., Theatre NOVA, 410 West Huron St., Ann Arbor,, 734-635-8450,, $28, Pay-What-You-Can tickets available at door. World Premiere Science Fiction theatre about Artificial Intelligence by Michigan playwright Carla Milarch.

• “Guys and Dolls”: July 13-July 21, at The Berman Center for Performing Arts, $40.

• “Play Fair”: A Night of One Acts: 7:30 p.m. July 13, July 20, and July 27, ThumbCoast Theaters’ Riverbank Theatre, 160 S Water Street, Marine City. Tickets are $30, 810-278-1749,

• “Shrek the Musical Jr.”: July 19-July 28, presented by Stagecrafters, at Baldwin Theatre, 415 S Lafayette Ave, Royal Oak,, 248-541-6430, tickets are $15 each for adults and youth plus a $3 fee.

• The Addams Family”: 6:30 p.m. July 20 and 3 p.m. July 21, Flagstar Strand Theatre, 12 N Saginaw St. Pontiac, featuring 50 gifted student performers and interns between the ages of 7-18, DACO encourages attendees to donate cereal boxes to assist families experiencing food insecurity, $20 for adults and $15 for children.

• Shakespeare Royal Oak-“Twelfth Night”: July 25-Aug. 4, Starr Jaycee Park outdoor event, Royal Oak, Also two education programs-KidsAct! for students entering grades 1-8 and the SRO Teen Ensemble for students entering grades 9-12, Tickets are $35 at or at box office before performances.

• “Pippin”: July 26-Aug. 4, Flagstar Strand Theatre, 12 N Saginaw St. Pontiac, presented by Rose Above Theatre Company,, ticket prices vary.


• Family Day at Cranbrook Art Museum: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 18, Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, register at Children 12 and under receive free admission, Cranbrook on the Green is full price.

• Drop-In Workshop-Creature Marionette Puppets: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 10-11, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. July 12, and noon-4 p.m. July 13-14, Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-833-4005,

• “Artist Talk-The Cuban Contemporary Lens”: 3 p.m. July 13, Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, (previously scheduled for June 15)

• DIA Inside|Out: High-quality reproductions of artworks from the DIA’s collection are at outdoor venues throughout Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties, through October, The city of Rochester is participating, for locations visit

• Birmingham Bloomfield Cultural Arts Awards: The Cultural Council of Birmingham Bloomfield is accepting nominations through July 15, for the Birmingham Bloomfield Cultural Arts Awards. Awards ceremony is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center,

• Southside Summer Series – Watercolor Workshop:  Thursdays, through July 18, The SHAC at River’s Edge Brewing Co.,125 S. Main St., Milford, doors at 6 p.m.,, every other week, rotates between a full concert and an art workshop with acoustic music.

• Cranbrook on the Green: Artist-designed mini-golf is open weekends in May and September, and during regular museum hours throughout the week in July and August, one round of mini-golf-$15 adult non-members, includes admission to Cranbrook Art galleries, $8 for ages 12 and younger, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, register for a time slot at

• Rotating Exhibits Gallery: “I am Hopeful because…” exhibit of multimedia art created by Farmington Public School students, viewable through Aug. 23, at Farmington Hills City Hall, 31555 W Eleven Mile, Farmington Hills, whenever city hall is open, usually Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,

• Southfield Photo Prize exhibition: The community is encouraged to visit the public exhibition to view the finalists photos which have been enlarged and placed on display on the Southfield Parks & Recreation building, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield. Voting is open through Aug 31 at

• Glass52 exhibit: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Aug. 30, Habatat Galleries, 4400 Fernlee Ave., Royal Oak,

• Tiff Massey-“7 Mile + Livernois”: Exhibit through May 11, 2025, Detroit Institute of Arts Rivera Court, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit,

• Thursdays at the Museum: 1 p.m. Thursdays, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, self-guided visit of our collections for adults 55 and older. Groups of 25 or more in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties can receive free bus transportation,

• The Hawk Makerspace: The Hawk – Farmington Hills Community Center, featuring craft space, specialized equipment including a laser cutter, 3D printer, and sewing lab. Makerspace users may purchase passes to use the equipment during Open Studio hours. Classes are also offered,,-explore-learn/the-hawk/amenities/makerspace.

• Drop-in Design: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, self-guided art-making activities in the Cranbrook Art Museum, Art Lab, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills,, general admission-$10.

• University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 South State St., Ann Arbor, 734-764-0395,, ticket prices vary.

Beats, continued

• Mother Mother and Cavetown, Meet Me @ The Altar: 6:30 p.m. July 12, Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre, Sterling Heights,,  ticket prices vary.

• Black Lips: July 12, The Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, 248-820-5596,, all ages, doors at 6  p.m., $5-$25+.

• SwiftieFest 2024 Taylor Swift tribute: 7 p.m. July 12 and noon, July 13, Wildwood Amphitheater, 2700 Joslyn Court, Lake Orion, www.Orion.Events, $20+ each.

• Poolside Performance-Vespre: 6 p.m. July 18, Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, featuring  vocal ensemble, strings,, free, bring blankets and chairs, cash bar from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Mini-Golf open, (regular fees apply).

• Bass on the Block: 1 p.m. July 19-20, Crofoot Festival Grounds, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac,, all ages, ticket prices vary.

• Sad Summer Festival 2024: 1 p.m. July 21, Crofoot Festival Grounds, 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac,, all ages, ticket prices vary.

• Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribute: 7 p.m. July 21, The Roxy, 401 Walnut Blvd., Rochester, 248-453-5285,, doors at 6 p.m., general- $25+.

• Matthew Ball – The Boogie Woogie Kid: 6-7 p.m. July 22, Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., Ortonville, register at 248-627-1462,, free.