The weekend is here! Need something to do? Here’s a list of things to get into this weekend in and around Detroit.
Lunchtime Acoustics: Emilio Basa
Cadillac Square at Campus Martius
Detroit’s finest singer/songwriters perform acoustic music for downtown workers and visitors at lunchtime.
Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront
Rivard Place: Detroit Riverfront
11:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront is a FREE summer reading program presented by the General Motors Foundation and hosted by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. This interactive and family-oriented program was designed to promote literacy throughout southeastern Michigan while engaging children ages 3 to 10 and their families to experience the beautiful and re-energized Detroit Riverfront.
Midday Music Series: Dr. Angela Celeste May
Campus Martius Park
Lunchtime music series featuring the area’s best local/regional rock, R&B, blues, country, soul and pop bands. On Wednesdays, “93.9 THE RIVER” spotlight Detroit favorites.
The Beach at CMP
Campus Martius Park
Treat yourself to a casual after-work “beach bar” in downtown Detroit! Island sounds on the FRANKENMUTH BREWERY STAGE. Food & drinks.
Belle Isle Summer Series (BLISS)
Yoga classes, food trucks, kayak rentals at Belle Isle beach, bike rentals, segway tours, game rentals at Sunset Point, Detroit Dog Rescue adoptions.
Paradise Arts Festival: Zion Henry Gibson and Taslimah Bey
Paradise Valley Park
A monthly cultural arts festival with a focus on visual arts, dance and music — plus specialty acts, eclectic retail and food/drink specials.
For Kids: Magic Carpet Theatre
Kidz Shows at Campus Martius
2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Children’s theatre and dance performed on the park’s main stage followed by hands-on arts projects and games. Magic Carpet Theatre Imagination is the key to this creative storytelling trio.
Run This Town – Detroit
The Run This Town movement was founded and launched on May 8, 2012, in Detroit, Michigan. The infectious networkingout sessions have touched hundreds, if not thousands, of people in the Metro-Detroit area. RTT-Detroit members have lost countless pounds, experienced reductions in blood pressure, and expanded their personal, fitness and professional networks.
Wheelhouse Detroit Corktown Tour
Wheelhouse Detroit-Rivard Place
Get inside info on the oldest neighborhood in Detroit. Check out Victorian homes, historic churches and buildings, vibrant and dynamic businesses and urban farms. Stops include Most Holy Trinity Church, Ponyride, Brother Nature Produce, Sprit of Hope Church, Roosevelt Park and Grinnel Lofts. This tour includes a stop for a quick snack and beverage along the way. Tour distance: 10 miles.