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Tue., Aug. 14, 7 p.m. and Wed., Aug. 15, 7 p.m.

Aubrey “Drake” Graham first rolled into our hearts in 2001 as the wheelchair-bound basketball star on Degrassi: The Next Generation, and we dare say no one could have guessed he would become the Champagne Papi we’ve come to worship. Started from the bottom and alas, here we are. Ever since he left the city, we’ve been waiting for Drake to call us on our cell phone — or at least come back to Detroit, seeing that it’s been a two-year drought without our beloved Drizzy, and we are thirsty. Now, we have the double record Scorpion, Drake’s fifth studio album, to thank for his return. Drake is joined on the tour by Migos in what is sure to be a night of hip-hop to remember. $59.50+

Play Ball: Baseball at the DIA

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Continues through Sept. 16


Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
phone 313-833-7900
Play Ball: Baseball at the DIA


Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 2

Before there was Dorothy — and her little dog, too — there was Glinda (the Good Witch) and Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West), two friends from opposite sides of the poppy field. Opposing personalities and viewpoints collide (namely, that of their reactions to the Wizard’s corrupt government), which leads to Elphaba’s eventual journey into wickedness. With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell), Wicked the musical combines the alternative telling of the trippy and timeless classic film with Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. $63+

Fisher Theatre (map)
3011 W. Grand Blvd.
New Center
phone 313-872-1000


Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 30

Hold onto your butts because shit is getting straight up jurassic. If you’ve ever daydreamed about what it might be like to walk among gentle giants triceratops and brontosaurus — or get freaked out by a terrifying T-Rex — then Dinosauria at the Detroit Zoo is for you, returning as the largest dinosaur adventure of it’s kind in the country with some 40 lifelike animatronic dinos featured along a 3-acre DinoTrail. Whether you’re looking for some family fun or a stoner adventure, this is sure to be a blast from the past. $6 in addition to Zoo admission

Detroit Zoo (map)
8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Greater Royal Oak Area
phone (248) 541-5717

“Star Wars and the Power of Costume”

Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 30


Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
5200 Woodward Ave.
phone 313-833-7900
“Star Wars and the Power of Costume”

Dennis Coffey

Tuesdays, 8-11 p.m.

Tuesdays at 8pm w/ Motown Funk Brother Thursdays at 8 p.m. Dennis Coffey will deliver Acid Jazz. Free

Northern Lights Lounge (map)
660 W. Baltimore St.
New Center
phone (313) 873-1739
Dennis Coffey

Old Town BluesFest

Wed., Aug. 22 and Fri., Sept. 21
phone 517-371-4600


Metro Times Best of Detroit Party 2018

Fri., Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m.

It's that beautiful time of year again when we celebrate the best the city has to offer! The Metro Times Best of Detroit Party returns Friday, Aug. 24 to celebrate the best metro Detroit restaurants, bars, clubs, businesses, entertainment, and more.

We're taking the party to the water this year! The party starts at 6:30 p.m. at Detroit's Roostertail. Entertainment includes triple headliners Rio & the Rockabilly Revival, Beggars, and the Reefermen; burlesque performances from the fabulous Miss Holly Hock, Ada Vice, Leena Allure; additional music from DJ Danny D; food from more than 20 restaurants; and specialty cocktails.

General admission tickets include entry, bites from more than 20 restaurants, and five drink tickets. Tickets are $35 through Aug. 23, or $50 day of the party. VIP tickets are $55 through Aug. 23 and include VIP entrance, valet parking, VIP swag bag, exclusive VIP bar, food, and seven drink tickets.

More information and tickets are available at You can revisit our Best of Detroit issue here.
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Roostertail (map)
100 Marquette Dr.
Greater Detroit Area
phone (313) 822-1234; (313) 822-7988 (FAX)
Metro Times Best of Detroit Party 2018
Ghost Light (map)
2314 Caniff St.

Hazel Park Art Fair

Sat., Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Green Acres Park (map)
9 1/2 Mile west of I-75
Greater Detroit Area
DTE Energy Music Theatre (map)
7774 Sashabaw Rd.
Greater Detroit Area
phone 248-645-6666
Sound Board (map)
2901 Grand River Ave.
Downtown Detroit
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