10 Things to Do This Weekend (June 28-30)

Welcome the summer weather with a Jimmy Eat World concert, balloon festival, and University of Michigan art exhibit
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Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World photograph courtesy of 313 Presents

Ricarlo Flanagan

Flanagan, who has headlined at various comedy clubs across the country, is best known for his humorous cynicism. June 27-29. $10+. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Objects in the Round

This collaborative public art project by photographer Mary Mattingly invites the public to explore their relationships to objects, built landscapes, and consumption. June 27-30. No cost with museum admission. The University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0395; umma.umich.edu

Back to the 90s

Throwback to the 1990s with popular R&B singers of the era. Performers will include Next, Donell Jones, Case, H-Town, and more. June 28. $79+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

Sunset Sessions at Beacon Park

Enjoy the underground spins of DJ Holographic in Beacon Park. You can relax on the lawn, show off your moves, or play the provided lawn games while you listen. Lumen Detroit will offer refreshments. June 28. No cost. Beacon Park, 1903 Grand River Avenue, Detroit; 313-962-0101; empoweringmichigan.com

Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World

Both formed in the ’90s, the two multi-platinum alternative rock bands will be touring with supporting act Ra Ra Riot. June 28.  $29.50+. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metro Pkwy., Sterling Heights; 586-268-9700; 313pesents.com 

Michigan Challenge Balloon Fest

The perfect summer date activity, this annual event offers skydiving and stunt kite shows, carnival rides, fireworks, and of course, balloon launches. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. June 28-30. $5. Howell High School Complex, 1200 W. Grand River Ave., Howell; michiganchallenge.com

Dierks Bentley

The multi-platinum singer-songwriter, along with Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes, and Hot Country Knights, is coming to Detroit as part of his Burning Man Tour. June 29. $36+. DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Rd., Village of Clarkston; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

Paint by the Water BBQ

Hosted by The Craft Café Detroit, Spend your Saturday afternoon painting the Detroit skyline from the banks of Belle Isle. Food, water, and painting supplies will be provided. June 29. $40. Belle Isle, Detroit; thecraftcafedetroit.com 

Young The Giant and Fitz and The Tantrums

Indie pop band Fitz and the Tantrums will be co-headlining their summer tour with Young The Giant, whose latest single, “Superstition,” hit No. 1 in the Alternative radio chart. June 29. $29.50+. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metro Pkwy., Sterling Heights; 586-268-9700; 313presents.com

Steve Miller Band and Marty Stuart

Both beginning their careers in the 1960’s, these classic rock and country acts are teaming up to present what they call “an amazing evening of original American music.” June 30. $29.50+. Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, 14900 Metro Pkwy., Sterling Heights; 586-268-9700; 313presents.com


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