Looking for something to do in the Detroit area this weekend? Here are our suggestions:
Now through July 7: How much do you about Detroit's oldest neighborhood? Corktown, traditionally known for its early Irish immigrants, has been home to German, Maltese, Mexican immigrants and more — plus, of course, the Irish and African-Americans who settled there. This exhibit features the history of the Workers Row House, built in 1849 and still standing in its original site. This simple house represents the many changes in Corktown through the years, and how history and community engagement is shaping the Detroit of the future. In addition to weekday hours, the museum is open this Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and admission is free.
Saturday June 29: Did you know that honeybees are crucial to pollinate the vast majority of our food supply? Have a great time eating, drinking, socializing, listening to music and bidding on fantastic auction items, all to raise funds for our precious bees! The non-profit Bees in the D aims to promote conservation of these essential creatures and build even more healthy hives in the City of Detroit. The Bee-Bee-Q takes place at the Outdoor Adventure Center from 1 – 4 pm – buy tickets online for $12 and up. Special pricing is available for a family four pack of tickets, and you can even add on a hive tour as well.
Now through September 15: If you're a baseball fan, or just appreciate a unique aspect of sports history, take a step back in time and celebrate the great American pastime of baseball at Play Ball! Transforming the Game, 1876-2019, with this new year of the DIA's continuing series. Celebrate the championships of the 1887 Detroit Wolverines and the 1984 Detroit Tigers, and view many rare baseball cards, including cabinet cards from the 1880s, trade cards published by tobacco manufacturers in the early 1900s, cards distributed with gum from the 1930s up to 1992, as well as more recent cards. In addition to weekday hours, the museum is open this Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm and admission is free for residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.
Sunday, June 30: Detroit's own National Premier Soccer League semi-pro team is on a winning streak! Undefeated in their last 8 games, NO goals were scored against them. Founded by Detroiters for Detroiters, come see what all the Le Rouge excitement and camaraderie is about by attending their next game at home at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck, vs Toledo Villa. General admission tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate (if available — they often sell out!).
Sunday, June 30: Free Concert presented by the Music on Belle Isle Group! This is the second in an eight-concert series promoting the restoration of the Remick Bandshell on Belle Isle. Just ahead of our country's birthday, enjoy some patriotic tunes performed by the illustrious Motor City Brass Band, Michigan’s first competitive British style brass band. Directed by Craig Strain, the band will play on Belle Isle's Sunset Point from 6:30 – 7:30 pm . As they say, “It's more than a concert… It's a show!”