Belle Isle Art Fair, Guns N’ Roses, Motor City Car Crawl, and more things to do in metro Detroit this week
Select events happening in metro Detroit this week. Submit your events to metrotimes.com/calendar. Thurs. 8/5-Sun. 8/8: The Motor City is thirsty for cars. Not only is it impossible to get your hands on a new — or used — set of wheels, thanks to an international chip shortage, but we've also been deprived of popular events aimed at car enthusiasts, namely the North American International Auto Show, which has been canceled for the second year in a row. Fret not, as the Detroit Auto Dealers Association and the Downtown Detroit Partnership are teaming up to satisfy our need for speed, er, cars with the Motor City Car Crawl. Described as a sprawling, walkable, city-wide event, the Motor City Car Crawl will showcase new cars throughout the downtown area, including Beacon Park, Cadillac Square, Campus Martius, Spirit Plaza, Capitol Park, and Grand Circus Park. The event is free, however, there is a ticketed event on Saturday, Aug. 7 that will benefit eight local children's charities. —Jerilyn Jordan.