10 Things To Do This Weekend (June 9-11)

From burgers and beers to comedy shows and concerts, metro Detroit has you covered


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Shed 5 Flea is held in the Eastern Market throughout the summer. // Photograph courtesy of Shed 5 Flea

Comedy Castle: Delivering offbeat, one-liner comedy, Brad Wenzel has performed on Conan and at Limestone Comedy Festival, Riot LA Festival, and more. He started performing standup as a 17-year-old in Michigan. June 8-10. $10+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Burger and Brews Bash: The one-day event will feature craft beers and burgers from several local restaurants, such as B Spot Burgers in Royal Oak, McShane’s Irish Pub and Whiskey Bar in Detroit, Marconi’s Pizza in Bloomfield Hills, and more. June 9. $25+. Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak; 248-543-1000; burgerbashdetroit.com

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Heroes Gala: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s seventh annual Heroes Gala will feature a red carpet and cocktails, concert, formal dinner, and afterglow. The event honors philanthropists Madeline H. Berman and her husband, the late Mandell L. Berman. Black-tie attire is required, and proceeds will support the DSO’s effort to grow local music education for children. June 10. $1,000+. Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3771 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5120dso.org

Motor City Pride: Michigan’s largest annual pride event returns to Hart Plaza to celebrate and support LGBT communities and families. In conjunction with the National Pride March, this year’s pride parade will start in the center of downtown Detroit. June 10-11. $5 for ages 13 and older, free for 12 and younger. 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit; motorcitypride.org

Shed 5 Flea: The flea market will feature a variety of shopkeepers, pickers, and makers who will be selling architectural salvage, vintage, and craft goods. June 11. Free. Shed 5 at Eastern Market, 2934 Russell St., Detroit; 734-459-0050; mercantilefairs.com

Main Art Theatre: A warrior sets out to find a cure to the curse of his superhuman abilities in the anime film Princess Mononoke. Along the way he runs into a princess who forces him to fight for his life. June 9-10. $7. 118 N. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-542-5198; landmarktheatres.com 

Deftones and Rise Against: The two rock bands will co-headline their summer tour, which kicks off in Chicago. Rise Against will play hits from their previous albums as well as their latest album, The Black Market, while Deftones will play a selection of songs from their eight studio albums. June 10. $25.50+. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metro Pkwy., Sterling Heights; 586-268-9700; palacenet.com

City Theatre: Created by Mitch Albom, Ernie stars TJ Corbett and Peter Carey in a tale about Ernie Harwell, the Hall of Fame Detroit Tigers’ announcer known as “The Voice of Summer.” June 8-25. $25. City Theatre, 2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3465; olympiaentertainment.com

Meadow Brook Theatre: The Bright Star Touring Theatre tumbles down the rabbit hole and meets the Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, and evil queens in an hour long adaptation of Lewis Carol’s classic tale Alice in Wonderland. June 10. $24. Meadow Brook Theatre, 378 Meadow Brook Rd., Rochester; 248-377-3300; mbtheatre.com

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