Looking for something to do in the Detroit area this weekend? Here are our suggestions:
Thursday – Sunday: Love summertime BBQ? The 5th annual Michigan Ribfest returns to Lake Orion with monster trucks, Moscow mules, and a kidz zone. There's also plenty of live music, including a headlining set by Melvin Davis, Detroit's “Soul Ambassador,” on Friday night.
Friday & Saturday: Foolish, the comedian who's also made his mark on Detroit's airwaves at WJLB, Hot 107.5, and The Bounce, will be spittin' jokes at the Punchline Comedy Lounge in Southfield this weekend.
Friday, July 5th: The king of song parodies brings his tour to metro Detroit this weekend to perform hits like “Like a Surgeon,” “Amish Paradise,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” and — if you're lucky — a few polka medleys. His “Strings Attached” tour marks the first time he's ever hit the road with a full orchestra in tow.
All weekend: Get out of the heat and learn about this Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning poet in the new documentary at the DIA. The film features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, and Toni Morrison herself.
Weekends 8am to 8pm: Aside from Eastern Market, Detroit has lacked food markets and grocery stores for so long that's it's a big deal when a new one opens up. So use the opening of Plum Market's swanky new waterfront location as an excuse to head downtown and wander among the sites. With over 5,000 square feet on the first floor of the Ally Detroit Center and a focus on healthy organic food, it's a sign of the changing times for the city. Plus, you can order Möet from a vending machine!