10 Things to Do This Weekend (June 21-23)

Enjoy the weekend at the Best of Detroit party, a performance by Broadway star Leslie Odom Jr., and summer art and music festivals
Leslie Odom Jr.
Leslie Odom Jr. photograph courtesy of Nathan Johnson

Jeff Bodart

The comedian, who has been performing stand-up since 2001, has a style that is goofy and relatable. June 20-22. $10+. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Best of Detroit

Hour Detroit’s annual celebration gives guests the chance to enjoy a night of flavors, sounds, and style from reader-nominated restaurants, entertainers, and more. This year’s event, hosted by WDIV Local 4’s Evrod Cassimy, features food from more than 25 restaurants and a performance by The Killer Flamingos. June 21. $95+. The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; universe.com

Arts and Acts Festival

Enjoy family-friendly fun in the streets of downtown Northville this weekend. For its 10th anniversary, the festival will feature more than 130 vendors and artisans practicing all forms of art, including literature, food, music, and theatre. June 21-23. No cost. Main Street, Northville; 248-344-0497; northvillearthouse.org

Detroit River Days

This yearly favorite, which benefits the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, features activities on both land and water. These include jet-ski demos, live music, sand sculptures, zip lines, and boat tours. Guests can also enjoy dining options from more than 100 food trucks. June 21-23. $3+. West Riverfront Park, Detroit RiverWalk, Detroit; 313-923-8368; riverdays.com

Landlord Colors: On Art, Economy, and Materiality

The exhibition, which will feature work by more than 60 artists, explores global periods of social discord and their relationship to consumerism and material objects. June 21- Oct. 6. No cost with museum admission. Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3323; cranbrookartmuseum.org

A Night with Leslie Odom Jr.

Best known for originating the role of Aaron Burr in the hit musical Hamilton, the Grammy Award-winning actor and singer will be performing a number of popular jazz and Broadway pieces alongside the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. June 22. $32+. Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

The Front Porch

Musicians of all genres from around the state are heading to metro Detroit to perform on Ferndale neighborhood porches for this one-day festival. June 22. No cost. Ferndale; thefrontporchmi.com 

Bill Maher

Host of HBO’s Real Time and producer and star of the documentary Religulous, Maher is a comedian who pushes the boundaries of religious discussion and political correctness. June 22. $39.50+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3211; 313presents.com

Humble and Human

More than 40 pieces from the Impressionist era will be on display, including works from Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, and Claude Monet. June 23-Oct. 1. No cost with museum admission. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org


This singer, songwriter, and rapper is touring in support of his latest album, We. He is best known for hit single “I Hate You, I Love You,” which reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. June 23. $23. Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-961-8961; saintandrewsdetroit.com

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