The weekend is here! Need something to do? Here’s a list of things to get into this weekend in and around Detroit.

Friday, 7/19/13

Lunchtime Acoustics: Emilio Basa

Cadillac Square at CampusMartius

12:00 p.m.

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

12:00 p.m.

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

5:30 p.m.

Treat yourself to a casual after-work “beach bar” in downtown Detroit! Island sounds on the FRANKENMUTH BREWERY STAGE. Food & drinks.

Saturday, 7/20/13

Belle Isle Summer Series (BLISS)

Belle Isle

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

12:15 p.m.

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

Detroit Riverfront

10 a.m.

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.



Sunday 7/21/13

Wheelhouse Detroit Corktown Tour

Wheelhouse Detroit-Rivard Place

12:00 p.m.

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.

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