Events starting Jul. 21 in Detroit

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Fleatroit Junkcity Summer Flea

Sun., July 21, 11 a.m.
Scripps Park 3660 Trumbull St., Detroit Greater Detroit Area

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, and thanks to the folks behind Fleatroit Junkcity, Detroit’s got a trove of trash, treasure, and really cool stuff. (Not to mention the added perk of reusing, recycling, and not contributing to landfill fuckery. Hell yeah!) For Fleatroit Junkcity’s summer edition, they’ve enlisted some of the city’s best collectors to haul their cool shit outdoors to the grounds of Scripps Park in Woodbridge. DJs Dave Ja Vu and Ho-Hanna will provide the tunes, and gourmet hot dog pop-up Daddy Dog will be on site for fueling purposes and for those in need of some spiritual guidance, the ladies of GeminEye Tarot will be conducting readings.

Belle & Sebastian

Sun., July 21, 7 p.m.
Royal Oak Music Theatre 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak Downtown Royal Oak

Buy from Ticketmaster$36+

Intimate storytellers and stalwarts of bright and somber indie rock, Belle & Sebastian are still coloring our lives with the chaos of trouble. Led by Stuart Murdoch, the six piece hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, has maintained both indie and mainstream cred thanks to the acclaim garnered from the band’s critically acclaimed 1996 sophomore record, If You’re Feeling Sinister (which, according to at least one pool of music critics, is considered one of the 1,001 albums we should listen to before we die). Approaching its ninth record, the band’s forthcoming output is slated for a September release and comes in the form of an original soundtrack for the upcoming Days of the Bagnold Summer — a complicated coming-of-age film based on Joff Winterhart’s award winning graphic novel. Montreal’s Men I Trust is also on the bill. Doors open at 7 p.m.; 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; Tickets are $36+. 248-399-2980

Crash Detroit

Fri., July 19, 6 p.m., Sat., July 20, 2 p.m. and Sun., July 21, 2 p.m.
Clark Park 1130 Clark St., Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Crash Detroit is back and kickin’ major brass. The three-day festival invites street bands from all over the country with some loud and local representation via the Detroit Party Marching Band, Motor City Soul Street, Post Imperial Jazz Band, and others. Crash Detroit will host performances at the Old Miami, Dequindre Cut Freight Yard, and a headlining event at Clark Park in Southwest Detroit. To get things rolling on Friday, or Crash Night, Crash will pass through Detroit bars, businesses, and public spaces with spontaneous roving performances, with hints being dropped the night before as to where the bands might appear.

Pig & Whiskey

Fri., July 19, 6 p.m., Sat., July 20, 11 a.m. and Sun., July 21, 11 a.m.
Downtown Ferndale 9 Mile and Woodward, Ferndale Greater Royal Oak Area

Fri., 7/19-Sun., 7/21 Pig & Whiskey @ Downtown Ferndale BBQ We’ve all heard the saying “everything is better slathered in BBQ sauce and/or whiskey.” OK — so technically it’s not a popular saying, but Metro Times’ annual celebration of live music, barbecue, and booze is returning for a sticky ’n’ sweet, meat-filled weekend. Pig & Whiskey returns to downtown Ferndale for three days offering more than 20 food vendors ranging from classic barbecue to sweet treats, as well as more than 70 liquors, beers, cocktails, and hard ciders and spritzers. This year will also see the return of the top-shelf tent for those with more expensive tastes. To whet your appetite even further, this year’s musical lineup includes Verve Pipe, Laith Al-Saadi, Electric Six, Stone Clover, Tart, and Michigan Rattlers. (See our feature with the band this week.) Oh yeah, admission to Pig & Whiskey is free. Don’t forget to tip your bartenders. 248-546-1632

Play Ball! Transforming the Game, 1876–2019

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Continues through Sept. 15
Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit Midtown

It’s back. Just in time to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Detroit Tigers’ 1984 World Series championship, the DIA will once again look at baseball culture through the lens of an art history museum. This year’s exhibition explores the evolution of America’s pastime with a special focus on two championship teams, the 1887 Detroit Wolverines, Detroit’s first professional baseball and championship team, and the 1984 Detroit Tigers. Highlights include Ty Cobb memorabilia; the history of baseball cards, including the first card of an African-American player, Jackie Robinson; handwritten scorecards kept by announcer Ernie Harwell; and baseball-themed works of art from the DIA’s collection. 313-833-7900

KAWS: Alone Again

Wednesdays-Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 4

Remember when that 17-foot creepy Mickey Mouse-esque statue curiously appeared on the grounds of Quicken Loans’ campus downtown last year? The KAWS creation titled “Waiting” ignited a conversation about public art and how it speaks to its surrounding community. Now, more KAWS is coming to Detroit: In partnership with Library Street Collective, MOCAD will display five sculptures, a site-specific wall work, and three paintings by the renowned Brooklyn-based street artist. Alone Again boasts bold colors, abstractions, deconstruction, and commentary on turbulent times. The museum’s spring exhibition opening also welcomes 12 never-before-seen paintings by figurative surrealist Eddie Martinez, as well as Nicolas Lobo’s Wellness Center, which will be on display at Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead. Work will be on display through Aug 4. (313) 832-6622

Farmington Founders Festival Presented By Meijer

July 18-21
Downtown Farmington Grand River Ave., Farmington Greater Detroit Area

The annual Greater Farmington Area Founders Festival presented by Meijer returns this year for its 55thcelebration of summer with many new attractions including a major expansion into the city’s Shiawassee Park. A soft opening for the Beer Tent starts at 5 p.m. Thursday July 18, while the full festival runs from July 19 through 21. The festival will be bringing back some traditional events like the parade up Grand River Avenue, the Bingo Tent, Beer Tent, and live music. Several new features including fireworks Saturday night, a children’s carnival, and a pig roast will be added. Along with the transition to Shiawassee Park come all-new parking locations. Plenty of parking will be available at Farmington High School, next to Our Lady of Sorrows church, behind the Maxfield Training Center, and other lots around town. A courtesy shuttle provided by American House Senior Living Communities and Omega Benefit Strategies will operate daily between Farmington High and the festival grounds for handicapped and elderly visitors. A stretch of Shiawassee Road will be closed to through-traffic between Farmington Road and south-bound Power Road. (248) 477-1199

The Garden Cruise a benefit for The Greening of Detroit

Sun., July 21, 9 a.m.
Detroit Garden Works 1794 Pontiac Drive, Sylvan Lake Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$0-$50

(248) 335-8089

Sip and Sample CYCLEBAR Troy

Sun., July 21, 9 a.m.
CYCLEBAR 311 East Big Beaver Road, Troy Greater Royal Oak Area

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Yoga, Wine and a View

Sun., July 21, 10 a.m.
Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery 7258 County Rd 50, Amherstburg Canada

Buy Tickets$35

Annual Festival of Chariots

Sun., July 21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Novi Civic Center 45175 W. Ten Mile Rd., Novi Greater Detroit Area

The event begins with a three-mile parade through major streets of Novi featuring a 40-foot tall, hand-pulled chariot and live music FREE lunch, yoga, live music, cooking demos, shopping, and much more. The Kirtan Yoga Fest from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. will feature artists, like Grammy-nominated Gaura Mani and others from New York, India and around the world. The festival wraps up around 6:00 pm. The Festival is open to the public and admission is free. 2487031596

Boozy Brunch Day Party Greek Invasion

Sun., July 21, 11 a.m.
Exodos Rooftop 529 Monroe Avenue, Detroit Greektown

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Brunch on the Patio

Sun., July 21, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Dearborn Hills Golf Course 1300 S. Telegraph Rd., Dearborn Greater Dearborn Area

Dearborn Hills Golf Course will host "Brunch on the Patio," July 21, featuring a scrambled egg bar, Belgian waffle bar and other traditional breakfast favorites, as well as a cash bar. Join us on the patio for this special event. Cost: $18 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under. Prices do not include 6% sales tax and 18% service charge. Children two and under are free. For further information, contact course professional, Chip Hierlihy, at 313-563-3043

Scout Day at the Detroit Tigers with Pack 729

Sun., July 21, 12:30 p.m.
Comerica Park 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Buy Tickets$25

(313) 471-2255

Detroit Rooftop Bar Crawl!

Sun., July 21, 1 p.m.
48226 Detroit, Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$35

Toronto Blue Jays at Detroit Tigers

Sun., July 21, 1:10 p.m.
Comerica Park 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit Downtown Detroit

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(313) 471-2255

Journey through Journaling

Sun., July 21, 1:30 p.m.
SheHive 2505 Hilton Road, Ferndale Greater Ferndale Area

Buy Tickets$45-$55

Taco Showdown Detroit 2019

Sun., July 21, 2 p.m.
Shed #5 2801 Russell St, Detroit Eastern Market

Buy Tickets$15-$25

"The Lion King" A Family Movie Outing

Sun., July 21, 2:30 p.m.
Bel Air Luxury Cinema 10100 East 8 Mile Road, Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$20

U.N.I.T.Y. Awards Luncheon

Sun., July 21, 2:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets$0-$200

American Psycho: The Musical casting call

Sun., July 21
University Presbyterian Church 1385 S. Adams Rd., Rochester Hills Greater Rochester Area

Lakeland Players announced additional auditions. Adults and teens ages 16 and older. Roles also available for older actors ages 40 and over. Sunday, July 21 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.. Monday, July 22 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. () ; () (FAX)

Drew Lynch - Special Event

Sun., July 21, 4:30 & 7:15 p.m.
Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak Downtown Royal Oak

Buy Tickets$20

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