10 Things to Do This Weekend (June 7-9)

Attend stimulating art events, a Jim Gaffigan standup show, and celebrate the LGBTQ community at a Pride festival
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Bob Seger

As part of their final tour, rock and roll legends Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band will be performing six shows at the DTE Energy Music Theatre. June 6-21. $50+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Village of Clarkston; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

Songs & Stories: An Evening with Art Alexakis and More

Alternative rock frontmen Max Collins of Eve 5, John Wozniak of Marcy Playground, Chris Collingwood of Fountains of Wayne, and Art Alexakis of Everclear will each be performing some of their bands’ most popular songs and telling the stories behind them. June 7. $26+. Emerald Theatre, 31 N. Walnut St., Mt. Clemens; 586-630-0120; theemeraldtheatre.com

Pewabic House and Garden Show

View work from ceramic artists throughout North America, while enjoying tours, live music, demonstrations, and a biergarten. June 7-9. No cost. Pewabic Pottery, 10125 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit; 313-626-2000; pewabic.org

Jim Gaffigan

The Grammy-nominated actor and comedian will be headlining local food rescue organization Forgotten Harvest’s 27th annual Comedy Night. June 7. $35+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com 

First Fridays Ypsilanti and Ypsi Pride

First Fridays is a self-guided monthly art walk throughout Ypsilanti, hosted by multiple venues. This month, First Fridays has partnered with Ypsi Pride to celebrate the LGBTQ community. Pride events include a drag review, fire performers, a biergarten, a kid’s zone, and vendors.  June 7. No cost. North Washington Street, Ypsilanti; 734-606-9774; facebook.com 

Paganini Variations

Conducted by Leonard Slatkin, this show will feature compositions by Juliet Palmer, Makoto Ozone, and Sergei Rachmaninoff. June 7-9. $15+. Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Motor City Pride

Attend the largest Pride festival in the state, and enjoy live music, dance, poetry, and burlesque, as well as food trucks, vendors, and craft beer. June 8-9. $5. Hart Plaza, 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit; motorcitypride.com

Jason DeMarte: Garden of Artificial Delights

This Michigan artist juxtaposes the natural and consumer worlds by combining them into striking works of photography and digital editing. June 8-Sept. 1. No cost with museum admission. The University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0395; umma.umich.edu

 Out of the Crate: New Gifts and Purchases

This exhibit will showcase some of the museum’s latest acquisitions, including Archibald J. Motley Jr.’s “Café Paris” and Philip Guston’s “Arrival.” June 8-Sept. 15. No cost with museum admission. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org

Easy Rider

The film, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, follows two bikers traveling across the country while capturing the counterculture of the 1960s. June 9. $5. Senate Theater, 6424 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-894-0850; senatetheater.com


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