The Friday 5 — Aug. 11-13
Your guide to this weekend's events
The Friday Five — Aug. 11-13
Tom Howay, of Metamora, left, and Kerry Borgne, of Birmingham, wipe rain off their vehicles during the 2016 Clawson Lions Club Down on Main car show. This year’s event takes place Aug. 12.
Classic cars sit on display in downtown Rochester during last year’s Rockin’ Rods car show.
The 20K Cycling Road Race begins at Waterford Hills Road Racing during a past summer games.
Alexander Hendrick, 4, of Shelby Township, plays the drums at the Charity Music booth during the 2016 Shelby Township Art Fair.
The cast of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” rehearses.
Posted August 10, 2017
1. Down on Main Street car show
Aug. 12 • Clawson
The 19th annual Down on Main Street car show, hosted by the Clawson Lions Club, will cruise into Clawson at 8 a.m. Aug. 12. The event will take place rain or shine and goes until the final trophy is presented, which is usually around 3:30 or 4 p.m.
The show, which always takes place the Saturday before the Woodward Dream Cruise, is expected to feature more than 400 car show entries, including antiques, street rods, muscle cars, trucks, boats, choppers, antique campers and bicycles. The vehicles will be lined up for a half-mile beginning at 14 Mile Road and stretching south on Main Street.
Event organizers will be selling T-shirts, car show posters and popcorn.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit www.clawsonlions.org.
2. Rockin' Rods n' Rochester car show
Aug. 13 • Downtown Rochester
Rochester will also play host to a car show this weekend, as this year's Rockin' Rods n' Rochester car show will take over the downtown area.
The show will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 13 on Walnut Boulevard, between University and Second streets.
Nearly 400 vehicles are expected to roll into town for the show, including hot rods, classics, muscle cars, specialty vehicles, trucks and more.
Prizes will be awarded in various categories at 3:30 p.m.
In addition to the vehicles on display, the event will also feature automotive art, live music, a 50-50 raffle, posters and T-shirts for sale, and food.
For more information, visit www.rochesterlionsclub.org.
Related story: Rockin’ Rods to take over the streets of downtown Rochester
3. Michigan Senior Olympics opening ceremony
Aug. 11 • Bloomer Park, Rochester Hills
The opening ceremonies for the Michigan Senior Olympics will take place 6-8 p.m. At Bloomer Park, 345 John R. Road in Rochester Hills.
The event is free and open to the community.
Attendees can enjoy free food, giveaways, live music by Midwest Dueling Pianos, vendor tables, inflatables, kids games and more. The ceremony will be marked by a torch lighting.
For more information, visit www.michiganseniorolympics.org.
4. Shelby Township Art Fair
Aug. 12-13 • Shelby Township municipal grounds
The largest annual event put on by the Shelby Township Parks, Recreation and Maintenance Department will return to the township this weekend. The Shelby Township Art Fair will once again take over the Shelby Township municipal grounds, located at 52700 Van Dyke Ave., south of 24 Mile Road.
The fair will take place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13.
The family-friendly event will include a kids area, an interactive community mural, live entertainment, an interactive music area, a selection of local food, 22 Michigan-made vendors, 55 artists and 20 crafters. The kids area will include inflatables and special stations hosted by the township's Police and Fire departments, a craft area, a display of youth and teen art and more.
The first 700 attendees will receive a 2017 Shelby Township Art Fair swag bag full of information, special gifs and promotions.
Parking for the event is free and will be available at the municipal grounds and Mae Stecker Park. A free shuttle service will pick up and drop off fairgoers from the Shelby Community Center every 15 minutes, or as needed.
Several live entertainment acts will perform at the event, including the Detroit Flyhouse Circus. For a full list of scheduled entertainers, visit www.shelbyartfair.wix/shelbyartfair.
For more information, call (586) 731-0300.
Related story: Annual art fair returns to Shelby municipal grounds
5. 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' performances
Aug. 10-13 • Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Township
The Heart of the Hills Players will bring “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” the story of Kansas native Millie Dillmount starting a new life in New York City, to the stage this weekend. The Heart of the Hills Players consists of local residents ages 50 and older.
Showtimes will be 2 p.m. Aug. 10-11, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and 3 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Macomb Center for Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township.
The play follows the story of Millie, who after leaving her former self behind, sets her sights on becoming a flapper and finding a wealthy husband.
Tickets cost $16 in advance and $18 at the door (based on availability), or $12 each for groups of 10 or more purchased in advance. Seating is reserved. For tickets, visit www.macombcenter.com or call (586) 286-2222.
For more information on Heart of the Hills Players, visit hohplayers.org.
Related story: ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ gets ready to roar
Staff writers Victoria Mitchell, Mary Beth Almond and Sarah Wojcik contributed to this report.
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