10 Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit (June 22-24)

Celebrate the official start of summer at these local events


British Crooner Sam SMith takes the Little CAesars Arena stage as part of his The Thrill of It All Tour on June 22. // Photograph by Ruven Afanador

Orchestra Hall: As part of the William Davidson Neighborhood Series, the DSO brings orchestral programs to various venues across metro Detroit, like Shaarey Zedek, Macomb Center, and Seligman Center. June 21-24. $25. 3711 Woodward Ave.; Detroit; 313-576-5100; dso.org

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Known for his energetic stage presence, former radio host and punk rock lead singer Mike O’Keefe delivers an original brand of self-deprecating humor. June 21-23. $10+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Mike Tyson: Catch the champion boxer’s one-man show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth Round 2, this month in Detroit. The performance is based off of Tyson’s New York Times best-selling memoir, and been featured on Broadway. June 24. $35+. MGM Grand, 1777 Third Ave., Detroit; 877-888-2121; mgmgranddetroit.com

Chromeo: The Montreal electro-funk duo is making a stop in Royal Oak in support of their latest album, Head Over Heels. Each ticket comes with a digital copy of the record. June 22. $28.50+. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. 4th St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com

Keith Urban: The Grammy Award-winning country singer is hitting the road for his 58-city Graffiti U World Tour 2018. Kelsea Ballerini will serve as the tour’s supporting act. June 22. $34+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-1000; 313presents.com

Outlaw Music Festival: In its third year, the touring country festival will feature performances from Willie Nelson & Family, The Head and the Heart, and Old Crow Medicine Show. June 24. $29.50+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Clarkston; 248-377-1000; 313presents.com

The Front Porch: This unique concert event features Michigan music artists from all around the state performing on front porches in Ferndale. Music genres range from rock to gospel. June 23. Downtown Ferndale; 248-905-1611; thefrontporchmi.com

Meadow Brook Theatre: Experience the Michigan premiere of Burt & Me, a romantic musical comedy about a reunited pair of high school sweethearts. May 30-June 24. $28+. 378 Meadow Brook Rd., Rochester; 248-377-3300; mbtheatre.com 

Sam Smith: English singer Sam Smith is on tour in support of his sophomore album, The Thrill of It All. Expect to hear hits like "Too Good at Goodbyes," "Stay With Me," and "I'm Not the Only One." June 22. $35+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com

GM River Days: The Detroit Riverfront will alive with the GM River Day festivities. For its 12th year, the festival will take over the RiverWalk offering food, entertainment, rides, and more. June 22-24. $3+. Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, Renaissance Center, Detroit; 313-923-8368; riverdays.com


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