LET DOWN YOUR HAIR
Looking for some fun out of the sun with the kids? Head to Northville’s Marquis Theatre, housed in a restored Victorian structure, to see a performance about a girl with very long locks. Rapunzel runs Aug. 13-Sept. 25. $9. (248) 349-8110;
BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of their breakout smash of a second album, Bringing Down the Horse, with a two-disc re-issue, the Wallflowers — featuring vocalist/guitarist Jakob Dylan, bassist Greg Richling and keyboardist Rami Jaffee — appears with the Blues Traveler 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester.
$25-$65. (800) 745-3000; palacenet.com.
Pioneering post-war sculptor
Eva Hesse was among the first to use materials such as latex, fiberglass, steel and plastics (including Accession II, in the DIA’s permanent collection), helping to usher in the postminimal art movement in the 1960s — before she died of a brain tumor at 34. Explore her life and creative genius in the film Eva Hesse — which includes the artist’s journals, correspondence with friend and mentor Sol LeWitt and interviews with artists Richard Serra, Dan Graham and more — Aug. 19-21 and Aug. 27 at the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts. $7.50-$9.50. (313) 833-4005; dia.org.
OUT OF THE BOX
BoxFest Detroit, an annual theater festival that allows women directors to showcase their talents, will feature the work of 13 local women theater artists, including Yolanda Fleischer, Wendy Katz Hiller, Michelle Resnick, Frannie Shepherd-Bates and more. Performances take place over two weekends, Aug. 19-27, with proceeds benefiting one or more directors as a scholarship. $30/festival pass; $10 day pass. Planet Ant Theatre, Hamtramck. Boxfestdetroit.com. *