Funeral for L. Brooks Patterson this afternoon

"Suffice it to say, I fell in love with Petoskey ⚓⛵⚓" 📷 @allmondk56/Instagram

Weather: High 78°, low 62° ☔ ⛅

A bit of a dip in temperatures, relatively speaking, coming on Thursday. We will struggle to reach 80 degrees -- oh, the horror! Don't worry, the heat will return this weekend.

There are storm chances this afternoon. We'll be tracking the latest all day from the weather office.

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Traffic: Portion of I-94 closing again in Detroit this weekend 🚧

Crews will be repairing pavement on I-94 in Detroit this weekend, requiring the closure of westbound I-94 from I-96 to US-12 (Michigan Avenue) starting at 9 p.m. Friday. All lanes of the freeway are expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday.

I-75 overnight closures TONIGHT

As if we needed more I-75 construction to worry about! 😤 Construction crews will intermittently close northbound I-75 for 15-minute periods during the overnight hours TONIGHT -- this starts at 10 p.m. and will be over by 5 a.m. Friday, so says MDOT.

Check the live Traffic Map here.

Funeral service for L. Brooks Patterson

A funeral service will be held this afternoon for longtime Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, who died earlier this month. The funeral will begin at 1:30 p.m. in Troy. You can watch the service live on ClickOnDetroit.

Meet the Budweiser Clydesdales in Utica 🐎

The World-Famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be making an exclusive appearance at Jimmy John's Field in downtown Utica on Thursday. Fans can hang out with the hitch and get their picture taken with these living legends!

Local leaders talk impact of Livernois Avenue construction project

The Detroit Association of Black Organizations will hold a press conference to discuss the impact of the Livernois Avenue construction project on local businesses and announce next steps. Construction has impacted businesses on the historic Livernois Avenue of Fashion. 

Pizza Throwdown at Eastern Market 🍕

You say what is a Pizza Throwdown? A pizza throwdown is a gathering of all that is pizza under one roof. During the “Throwdown” thousands of people will be able to sample pizza from some of the city's best pizza makers.

🗓️ Here's what's on the calendar:

  • Aug. 17 -- ⚔️♞ Renaissance Festival begins!
  • Aug. 17 -- Woodward Dream Cruise 🚗
  • Aug. 23 -- Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills at Ford Field
  • Aug. 29 -- Michigan State Fair begins 🎡
  • Aug. 30 -- Michigan State football opener vs. Tulsa 🏈
  • Aug. 30 -- Arts, Beats and Eats weekend 🖼️ 🎶 🍔
  • Aug. 31 -- Detroit Jazz Festival kicks off 🎷
  • Aug. 31 -- Michigan football opener vs. Middle Tenn. State 🏈
  • Sept. 2 -- 🇺🇸 Labor Day
  • Sept. 7 -- Dally in the Alley in Midtown 🍻
  • Sept. 8 -- Detroit Lions open season in Arizona 🏈
  • Sept. 14 -- 18th Annual Tour de Troit 🚴

Check the Live Guide calendar for more local events, and post your own. 

Today in history: Woodstock Music Festival opens 🎸

On August 15, 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival opens on a patch of farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York town of Bethel. Despite their relative inexperience, the young promoters managed to sign a roster of top acts, including the Jefferson Airplane, the Who, the Grateful Dead, Sly and the Family Stone, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many more. And the rest, as they say, is history.


50% off tickets to Renaissance Festival ⚔️♞

If you haven't gotten in on this Renaissance Festival tickets discount, do it now! Seriously, you can't lose here, and it's a GREAT time over at the festival. It's available for a limited-time -- you can only buy these tickets for a 50% discount through Aug. 17.

Here's a link to learn more about the 2019 Renaissance Festival. This year's festival runs weekends and Labor Day, Aug. 17 to Sept. 29. The fun all happens at 12600 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI 48442.

Adventure awaits! Purchase your half-off tickets here!

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Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.