Celebrate summer by having some fun around Metro Detroit. This month, check out a book talk by Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, 2019 Wine SEEN at an art gallery, pizza-making class and more.
Compiled by Ri’An Jackson
Wyandotte Street Art Fair
3200 Biddle St., Wyandotte
Experience creativity and culture at the 58th annual Wyandotte Street Fair. View the talents of over 200 fine artists, or groove to live performers all day long. The event features 25 restaurants and local vendors. Admission is free.
The Music of Queen featuring the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
3554 Walton Blvd., Clarkston
If you’re a fan of rock band Queen, you won’t want to miss this unique orchestra show. Conductor Brent Havens will be accompanied by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on July 14 at 7:30 p.m. to present “The Music of Queen” at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre. Blending rock with classical music, the orchestra will be joined by a rock band that will showcase the familiar sounds of Queen in a new way. Tickets start at $29.50 on Ticketmaster.
Farmington Founders Festival
33425 Grand River Ave., Farmington
The Greater Farmington Founders Festival is returning July 18-21 for its 55thncelebration. The festival features a parade along Grand River Avenue, bingo and beer tents, food trucks, live music, a dog show and vintage vendors. There will also be a fireworks show on Saturday night. Admission is free. More information available here.
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PizzaYOLO: How to Make Pizza
4458 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit
Channel your inner chef and learn how to make Neapolitan pizza at Detroit’s PizzaPlex select Tuesdays in July. Participants of this two-hour class will learn how to make dough and cook pizza in a wood-fired oven. The class also features a wine and cheese tasting. Tickets are $60 on Eventbrite.
Judge Rosemarie Aquilina Book Talk and Signing
The Detroit Writing Room
1514 Washington Blvd., Suite 203, Detroit
Come meet Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, SEEN’s monthly recipe columnist, and author of the thriller novel “Triple Cross Killer” at The Detroit Writing Room. Here, she will give a book talk, answer questions from the audience and sign copies of the novel. Tickets are available on Eventbrite and include a copy of “Triple Cross Killer.”
Next Space Studio & Gallery
530 Hilton Road., Ferndale
Join the SEEN team for a wine tasting at Next Space Gallery in Ferndale 6-8:30 p.m. Sample a variety of wines from Elie Wine Co. while exploring the art gallery. Tickets are available at seenthemagazine.com/event/wine-seen-2019.
Birmingham Day on the Town
Shop until you drop at downtown Birmingham’s biggest shopping day of the year. Local merchants will display their best goods at the best prices around Maple and Old Woodward from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. From clothing and jewelry to home décor, there are plenty of treasures to discover. Admission is free, and attendees receive free parking at all meters and parking structures.
Mary J. Blige and Nas Concert
DTE Energy Music Theatre
33 Bob Seger Dr., Clarkston
Hip-hop and R&B artists Mary J. Blige and Nas have joined forces for their first combined tour and are making a stop on July 28 at DTE Energy Music Theatre. The performance will feature hits from both stars. Tickets start at $22 on Ticketmaster.