7 Things to Do This Weekend (June 18-20)

Enjoy a Father’s Day steakhouse experience, check out local Juneteenth events, and see work from more than 100 creatives at Arts and Acts
Father's Day steakhouse
Enjoy a dinner prepared by Chef Michael Barrera at Frame’s Father’s Day Weekend Summer Steakhouse. // Photograph by Joe Vaughn

Juneteenth Events

Juneteenth began as a commemoration of June 19, 1866, the day the last enslaved African Americans were freed in Texas. It has since evolved into a celebration of Black culture, history, and contributions. This weekend, check out these Juneteenth events — including Emagine Entertainment’s Juneteenth Film Festival, new exhibits at art gallery Collected Detroit, and more — in the metro Detroit area.

Father’s Day Weekend Summer Steakhouse

This Father’s Day, treat Dad to a steak dinner prepared by the Frame’s Chef Michael Barrera, former head of the culinary program at Detroit’s Prime and Proper. You’ll begin the meal with a Caesar salad, before digging into your choice of Filet Mignon or Prime Ribeye, paired with summer sides like honey-balsamic glazed carrots and garlic citrus broccolini. Then, finish things off with a decadent strawberry shortcake. For an additional charge, you’ll receive wine or cocktail pairings selected by Frame’s resident sommelier Sean Crenny or mixologist Jaz’min Weaver. $70. June 18-20. Frame, 23839 John R Road, #2, Hazel Park; framehazelpark.com

Arts and Acts

This weekend, the Northville Art House will welcome the public to the 11th-annual Arts and Acts Festival. The three-day event comprises three fairs — Art in the Sun, Maker’s Mart, and the Young Artist Juried Art Fair — and work from more than 100 fine artisans and craftersIt will also feature the annual Short on Words literary contest and the sidewalk Chalk Festival. No cost. June 18-20. Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady St., Northville; northvillearthouse.org

Arts and Acts PC Michelle Chang
Arts and Acts will showcase work by more than 100 fine artisans and crafters. // Photograph by Michelle Chang

Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru

You’ll be guided through Cretaceous, Jurassic, and Triassic landscapes by an engaging and educational digital audio tour when you embark on Jurassic Quest this weekend. Explorers will encounter more than 70 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a T. Rex, Spinosaurus, and a Triceratops. Designers collaborated with leading paleontologists to accurately replicate every detail of each scaly, furry, or feathered creature, to offer the ultimate realistic experience. All attendees will receive a free, safari-style commemorative photo against a dinosaur backdrop. $49+. June 18-July 4. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 33 Bob Seger Dr., Village of Clarkston; jurassicquest.com

“Still Going On” Motown Mile

A new walkable outdoor installation from the Motown Museum, “Still Going On” Motown Mile commemorates the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On album. The installation is broken up into different sections, each of which feature historical and contemporary photographs. At each stop, visitors can scan a code on an image to enjoy a track from Gaye’s iconic album. Headsets or earbuds are required. No cost. June 19-September. Woodward Avenue to the front steps of the Motown Museum at 2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; motownmuseum.org

Junk in the Trunk

More than 50 vendors and crafters will offer new and used goods at Downtown Rochester’s community resale event, which will join the usual Saturday farmers’ market. Available for purchase will be antiques, collectibles, furniture, glassware, handmade jewelry, and artwork — just to name a few. No cost. June 19. Upper Farmers Market Lot, 202 E. Third St., Rochester; downtownrochestermi.com

 Michigan Mega Food Truck Rally

The annual Michigan Mega Food Truck Rally will take over 21 wide-open acres in Canterbury Village. In addition to diverse fare from some of the area’s best food trucks — think Hustlin’ Tacos, Smoke Ring BBQ, Galindo’s, Howdy Doodles Ice Cream Truck, and Get Roasted — guests will enjoy local beverages from craft brews and seasonal ciders to fresh-squeezed lemonade. Plus, entertainment will be provided in the form of live music from DJ Chris. $5. June 19 and 20. Canterbury Village, 2369 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion; michiganmegafoodtruckrally.com  

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