The Friday Five — July 27-30

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published July 25, 2023


1. Sterlingfest
July 27-29 • Sterling Heights

Live music includes headliners Hip Hop Hooray (tribute act) July 27, Steven Adler (formerly of Guns N’ Roses) July 28 and Ann Wilson (Heart) July 29, also kids stage featuring music, magic, juggling and more, carnival rides, fireworks, food, and arts and crafts show, 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Dodge Park, 40620 Utica Road,

Read the story: Police prepare to keep Sterlingfest safe

2. Outdoor art shows
July 29-30 • Various locations

Fine Art at The Village
Featuring approximately 70 artists, also kids activities, food court and live demonstrations, plus free admission and parking, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 29 and noon-6 p.m. July 30, 104 N. Adams Road in Rocheter Hills,

Read the story: 19th annual Fine Art at The Village returns July 29-30

Stony Creek Art Fair
Also music, storytelling, food trucks, hands-on exhibits and the Children's Entrepreneurship Market, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 29 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 30, Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park Drive in Shelby Township,

Orchard Lake Fine Art Show
120 artists expected, also live music, food trucks and Youth Art Competition, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 29 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 30, 6900 Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield, $5 admission partially supports Institute for the Arts & Education,

Read the story: Orchard Lake Fine Art Show set to return

3. Sidewalk sales
July 28-29 • Grosse Pointe & Birmingham

Streetside Sale-ebration
Formerly known as Sidewalk Sale, features deals, vendors, and local makers, crafters and artisans, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 28 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 29, on Kercheval Avenue between Cadieux and Neff roads in The Village, Downtown Grosse Pointe,

Day on the Town
Shop for high-end merchandise in stores and on streets and sidewalks in downtown Birmingham, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 29,

4. Motor City Nightmares
July 28-30 • Novi

Horror expo and film festival, scheduled guests include Bruce Campbell ("Evil Dead"), Kane Hodder ("Friday the 13th"), makeup artist Ve Neill and many more, 5-10 p.m. July 28, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 29 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 30, Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel, 21111 Haggerty Road,

5. Theater and music festivals
July 27-30 • Various locations

'Love Labor's Lost'
Outdoor performances by Shakespeare Royal Oak, 8 p.m. July 27-29 and 2 p.m. July 30, also Aug. 3-6, Starr Jaycee Park, 1321 W. 13 Mile Road,

Grace Music Festival
Featuring We Are Messengers, Tasha Layton and Blake Reynolds, also speakers, nonprofit vendors, food trucks, children’s play areas and more, 2 p.m. July 29, Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metropolitan Parkway in Harrison Township,

One-Act Festival
Four original short plays presented by Playwrights@Work, 8 p.m. July 28-30, Birmingham Village Players, 34660 Woodward Ave., (248) 644-2075

Read the story: Watch original plays at the annual One-Act Festival

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