Happening This Weekend: Cars, Concerts, Girls Night Out and More
Enjoy sizzling blues, escapist jams, a bit of culture and crafts and a cool ladies night out.
GIRLS NIGHT OUT
Where/When: Downtown Mount Clemens, 5-9 p.m. Aug. 4.
Why Go: It's Girls Night in downtown Mount Clemens, and the theme is Hawaiian. Be sure to don your tropical stylings and enjoy a fun night of shopping, drink specials, games, refreshments, giveaways, and live music by surf rockers The Slot Rods, on the Fountain Stage, along Macomb Place, near Pine Street.
Where/When: The Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Detroit; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 5.
Why Go: Enjoy a Friday full of fun at the DIA with music, crafts and art. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. everyone can practice making their own Cylinder Seals, an ancient way of signing one's name and proving ownership. From 6-9 p.m. everyone can practice making Uchiwa, Japanese paper fans. At 7 and 8:30 p.m., enjoy performances by the George Cole Quintet, with music that brings to mind Gershwin, Mercer and Porter. And of course, it's Friday, so the galleries will be open for drawing.
Pricing: Museum admission is $8 for adults; $6 for seniors; $4 for kids 6-17; and all events are included with admission. Of course, members get in free.
LAKE ST. CLAIR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Where/When: Wahby Park, in front of Blossom Heath Park and Harbor, 7-8 p.m. Aug. 4.
Why Go: Enjoy a free chamber music-strings concert in the park, performed by the Lake St. Clair Symphony Orchestra.
MOUNT CLEMENS IS JAMMIN'
Where/When: Downtown Mount Clemens, 7:30-11 p.m. Aug. 5.
Why Go: Enjoy two free concerts, the last of the season, in downtown Mount Clemens. At 7:30, Air Margaritaville performs Jimmy Buffett classics as part of the Bud Light Riversight & Sound Series, along the waterfront. Head over to the Fountain Stage at 9:30 for a show by The Allies, who'll perform acoustic rock with edge.
Where/When: All along Gratiot, from 14 Mile to Wellington Crescent; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 7.
Why Go: Celebrate the Motor City's heritage with this awesome cruise, attended by more than 100,000 people, and now in its ninth year. Enjoy music, memories, cool cars, and plenty of other fun for all ages all day long.
GROSSE POINTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT
Where/When: St. John Hospital & Medical Center, 3-4:30 p.m. Aug. 7.
Why Go: Members of the Grosse Pointe Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Bach and Handel in the Moross Cafe at St. John Hospital. Special guest soloists Don Baker and Laurie Landers Goldman, both members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, will perform.
Pricing: Free. Call 313-640-1773 if you have questions.