10 Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit (June 1-3)

Kick off the month with comedy shows, country music, street fairs, and more


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Celebrate Axle Brewing Co.'s First Birthday this weekend. // Photograph courtesy of Axle Brewing Co.

Orchestra Hall: Experience Stravinsky’s revolutionary score Rite of Spring, which will be performed by world-renowned pianist Seong-Jin Cho. June 1 and 2. $15+. 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5100; dso.org

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Adam Degi turns the negative into positive, using ex-girlfriends, bad life choices, and car accidents as stand-up material. Through June 2. $10+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Ferndale Pride: For the past seven years, Ferndale has hosted its annual LGBTQ community pride festival. More than 15,000 attendees come out for events leading up to the day-long street fair. June 2. Free. Ferndale; ferndalepride.com

Hoedown: The 99.5 WYCD-hosted Hoedown has been a celebrated Michigan summer tradition for 36 years. Dierks Bentley will headline the event, which features three separate music stages and an open-air beer garden. June 1. $35+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-1000; 313presents.com

Khalid: Perhaps best known for his 2017 hit “Young Dumb & Broke,” the singer is making a stop in Rochester for his Roxy Tour. A dollar from every ticket purchased will be donated to a local animal shelter. June 1. $35.50+.  Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, 234 Festival Dr., Rochester; 248-377-0100; 313presents.com

Axle Brewing Co.: Ferndale's restaurant and taproom Axle Brewing is celebrating its first birthday with a weekend-long party. Featuring throwback menu specials, beer releases, a "Beer for a Year" raffle, and more. June 1-3. 567 Livernois Ave., Ferndale; 248-284-2422; axlebrewing.com 

MJ Live! Michael Jackson Tribute: Sing and dance along to Michael Jackson's greatest hits with one of the greatest Michael Jackson tribute shows in the world. Performances will feature the King of Pop's top songs, including "Billie Jean," "Smooth Criminal,""Black and White," and more. June 2. $45+. The Flagstar Strand Theatre, 12 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac; 248-309-6445; flagstarstrandtheatrepontiac.com

Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix: Detroit's annual racing event returns to Belle Isle. Chevrolet Detroit's Grand Prix presented by Lear will have cars from the Verizon IndyCar Series, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks, and more. June 1-3. $65+. The Raceway at Belle Isle Park Street Circuit, 2 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit; 313-748-1800; detroitgp.com

Birmingham Village Fair: The 55th annual Birmingham Village Fair takes over Shain Park. The weekend-long fair will feature fair foods, carnival games, and exhilarating rides. Proceeds from the fair will benefit more than 15 local nonprofit organizations. May 31- June 3. Free. Shain Park, S. Bates St. and W. Merrill St., Birmingham; 248-644-1700; bbcc.com

ART! Macomb: Celebrate artists and their art at Mount Clemens' Art Fair. ART! Macomb will takeover downtown Mount Clemens, featuring family-friendly activities, performances, and more. Local artists will also be selling hand-crafted goods. June 1-3. Free. Downtown Mount Clemens; 586-469-8666; theartcenter.org

 

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