10 Things to Do This Weekend (June 14-16)

Enjoy the weekend with a baseball art exhibit, Father’s Day happenings, and an event celebrating the abolition of slavery
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Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA Part II photograph courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Arts

Invisible No Longer: LGBTQ+ in Detroit

This pride month, learn about the history of Detroit’s LGBTQ community and the struggle for gay rights through photographs and artifacts at this exhibition, created in partnership with the Ruth Ellis Foundation. Through Sept. 29. No cost with museum admission. Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit; 313-833-1262; detroithistorical.org

Anastasia

Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak is behind this musical based on the 1997 animated film Anastasia. The production tells the story of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevena, the youngest daughter of the last sovereign of Imperial Russia, Tsar Nicholas II. Anastasia is rumored to have escaped from danger when her family was executed in 1918. Through June 23. $39+. Fisher Theatre, 3011 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit; 313-872-1000; broadwayindetroit.com

David Dyer

The comedian has been performing across the country for nearly 25 years and says he loves making people relax, laugh, and forget about the daily grind. June 13-15. $10+. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

The Wonderful Music of OZ

The Detroit Concert Choir will perform with independent vocalists and pianists to present a collection of songs inspired by The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. June 14-16. $24+. Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Xtreme Xperience

Drive the racing line in exotic cars, like Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Porsches, at motorsport facility M1 Concourse. Because the experience includes training by professional instructors, no experience is necessary. June 14-16. $49+. M1 Concourse, 164 South Blvd. W., Pontiac, 866-273-7727, thextremexperience.com 

Paws and Platforms

Get your weekend entertainment from a weightlifting competition hosted by Olympic weightlifting gym 4 Star Strength, while simultaneously helping to raise money for local animal charity Waggin Tails, which helps provide for dogs and cats in need. June 15. $30+. 4 Star Strength & Conditioning, 30942 Industrial Rd., Livonia; 734-674-2132; 4starstrength.com 

Stretch and Sip

Get up and get moving with Detroit Yoga Lab, which will lead an hour-long yoga session on the Founders Brewing Co. Detroit Taproom patio. Bonus: they’ll buy you a pint afterwards. June 15. $20. Founders Brewing Co. Detroit, 456 Charlotte St., Detroit; 313-335-3440; foundersbrewing.com

Juneteenth Jubilee

Juneteenth is a holiday which celebrates the day (June 19) it was announced that the American Civil War had ended and slavery was abolished. The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is celebrating the occasion with presentations, workshops, dance and musical performances, a kid’s zone, and a marketplace full of vendors. June 15. No cost with museum admission. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-494-5870; thewright.org 

Father’s Day Archery

This hour-long class teaches fathers and children about safety, equipment, shooting, and target scoring. Participants will also leave with a keepsake photo. June 16. $5. Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater St., Detroit; 844-622-6367; michigan.gov/oac

Play Ball! Baseball at the DIA Part II

The exhibit, which will focus on the history of professional baseball, will include a selection of rare baseball cards as well as decorated baseballs and other artworks. June 16-Sept. 15. No cost with museum admission. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org


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