Toni Baker-Tyson at Northlake Mall theater

Fighting a summer cold last weekend was definitely the pits, but I managed to brave through my dry cough and runny nose to see the movie “Detroit.”

Although “Detroit” received unfavorable ratings at the box office (I was one of eleven people in the theater), I was still intrigued with the film, which has been called one of the most dangerous films of the year. I still encourage you to see the film based on gut-wrenching true events during 1967 in Detroit.

Check out my weekend picks.


Leslie and Friends ~ This band performs a variety of music genres from jazz, easy listening, Motown, disco, R&B, and much more. Join Leslie and Friends outdoors Friday and Saturday at Stonecrest Shopping Center, I-485 and Rea Road,  7 p.m. Cost: Free. Bring your lawn chair, dance shoes and picnic baskets. More info


Adrian Crutchfield kicks off the Funk Fest afterparty ~ After Goodie Mob and Erykah Badu performances this weekend at the PNC Music Pavilion, saxophonist Adrian Crutchfield will keep the party rolling from 11:00 p.m until 2 a.m. with members of Badu’s band. Adrian Crutchfield has taken the world by storm in recent years, not only as the last sax player to perform and record with Prince, but also touring domestically and internationally with acts such as Lionel Ritchie, Bette Midler and Cee Lo Green. Location: The Rabbit Hole, 1801 Commonwealth Ave. Cost: $10 in advance and $12 at the door. More info


Dave’s Paddle Boats ~ Looking for a relaxing way to unwind on a Sunday afernoon? Great family fun and an awesome idea for a first date event. Check out Dave’s Paddle Boats. Time: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Location: WT Harris Blvd. and Hwy 29 (behind the shops on the lake). Cost: $10 per boat for 30 minutes.
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Toni Baker-Tyson is a social butterfly. Her entertainment picks are published each Thursday on Email Toni at

Toni Baker-Tyson is an entertainment columnist for She enjoys being a social butterfly out on the town, loves live music, the arts, and foreign films. Her passion is volunteering with the...