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Lifestyle Things to do in Metro Detroit

6 Things to Do in Metro Detroit in June

Published May 31, 2019 by

Summer in Metro Detroit is around the corner. To celebrate, spend a sunset with your animal friends at the Detroit Zoo, a night with “The Greatest Showman” and see the return of New Kids on the Block.

 Compiled by Alexa Caccamo

Featured photo via Detroit Zoo

June 7

Sunset at the Zoo

Detroit ZooVia Detroit Zoo's Facebook

7-11 p.m.

Detroit Zoo

8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak

You can’t go wrong with a trip to the zoo, especially at sunset! On June 7, the Detroit Zoo will host its annual fundraising gala, “Sunset at the Zoo.” From 7-11 p.m., guests will enjoy tastings from more than 45 of Metro Detroit’s best restaurants, live entertainment, live and silent auctions and can explore the 125-acre zoo at twilight. Join your animal friends during a sunset at the zoo. Tickets start at $175 on zoonet.detroitzoo.org.

June 14

Birmingham Movie Night

Movie Night in BirminghamVia Birmingham Shopping District's Facebook

7:30-10:30 p.m.

Booth Park

Harmon and Old Woodward, Birmingham

Take your friends, family and kids out for a movie at Birmingham Movie Night. At 7:30 p.m., the the city of Birmingham will play Disney’s “Zootopia” on a big screen in Booth Park. Admission is free and guests can enjoy complimentary popcorn, ice cream and water as well as potential giveaways. Log out of your Netflix and Hulu accounts and watch a movie outdoors in Birmingham.

June 14-16

“The Wonderful Music of Oz”

Detroit Symphony OrchestraVia Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Facebook

Friday, June 14, at 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 15 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, June 16 at 3 p.m.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Once you walk into the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on April 14, “you’re not in Detroit anymore” because the orchestra will take you on a trip to Kansas with its music performance, “The Wonderful Music of Oz.” Under the musical genius of conductor Andres Franco, with the vocals of Kelli Rabke, Blaine Krauss, Scott Coulter and John Boswell, you’ll follow the yellow brick road. Tickets start at $24 on dso.org.

June 18

New Kids on the Block: The Mixtape Tour

New Kids on The BlockVia New Kids on The Block Facebook

7:30 p.m.

Little Caesars Arena

2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Multiplatinum pop group, New Kids on the Block, will be making a stop at Little Caesars Arena on June 18 for The MixTape Tour. See your favorite ‘80s band back on stage, performing to classics like “You Got,” “I’ll be Loving You (Forever)” and “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind).” Eighties stars Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naught by Nature will also join the tour. Tickets start at $39.95 on Ticketmaster.

June 23

Birmingham Chef Clash

Birmingham Chef ClashVia Birmingham Farmer's Market Facebook

10 a.m. to noon

Birmingham Farmers Market

Parking Lot #6, North Old Woodward, Birmingham

If you are a fan of cooking competition shows, then you’re going to love what Birmingham Farmers Market has in store on June 23. At 10 a.m., local chefs will meet to compete in the “Birmingham Chef Clash.” Guests can watch competitors put their culinary skills to the test as the execute two dishes, one savory and one sweet, using ingredients from the market. Chefs will be judged on interactions with patrons, taste and presentation. If you want to watch a cooking show outside of your television screens, then head over to the Birmingham Chef Clash. Admission is free.

June 24

Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show.

Hugh Jackman in DetroitVia Hugh Jackman's Facebook

7 p.m.

Little Caesars Arena

2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Actor, singer, producer and Grammy winner Hugh Jackman is going to pay a visit to Detroit on June 24 for his The Man. The Music. The Show tour, In this concert, Jackman will perform to hit songs from musical productions and films like “The Greatest Showman,” “Les Miserables” and more. Come see the man, the music and the show at Little Caesars Arena at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $49 on Ticketmaster.

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