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What's Up Weekend? Free & Cheap Stuff to do June 10 - 12

TGIF Young & Free!

Sometimes it’s the struggle trying to find a weekend move in Michigan.  I mean, don’t get me wrong – I love Michigan and everything.  But there are times I feel like there’s not much going on besides the usual. I know I ain’t the only one! So, as often as possible, I will be digging for fun, free (or super cheap) stuff to do around town.

This weekend…

Prince Tribute & Friday Night Live! Funk Dance Party

  •  When: Friday June 10, 2016 - 7 p.m.
  • Where: Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Price: FREE! Make your reservation here
  • You just can’t go wrong with Prince, duh! There will be live performances, dance battles, DJs spinning the best of Prince. I don’t know about you, but I’m throwing on whatever purple I have and heading to this fun event tonight.

2016 Ford Flat Rock Summer Blast

  • When: Fri., June 10 – Sun., June 12
  • Where: Huroc Park
  • Price: FREE!
  • Festivals = fun, free, and food. This one has a bonus, fireworks! And Taylor Hicks, former American Idol, will be performing. Plus, carnival rides, a car show, corn hole tournament and much more.

Summer Drive-in

  • When: June 11 – 7:30 p.m.(gates open)
  • Where: USA Hockey Arena – Greater Plymouth Area
  • Price: $10 (for 2 movies!)
    • What’s showing:
      • Screen 1 - Captain America: Civil War (PG-13) followed by Star Wars: Episode VII-The Force Awakens (PG-13)
      • Screen 2 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (PG-13) followed by X-Men: Apocalypse (PG-13)
      • Screen 3 - The Jungle Book (PG) followed by Zootopia (PG)

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

  • When: Sat., June 11 & Sun., June 12 (more dates on website)
  • Where: Downtown Ann Arbor
  • Price: FREE
  • This free summer festival has everything from outdoor cinema and yoga on the lawn to craft beer tastings and DIY marching bands. There will be events and performances all over Ann Arbor, with most ticketed shows at The Power Center including; Flip FabriQue's Catch Me! (6/11 and 6/12).

Flea Market & Garage Sale

  • When: Sat., June 11 – 10 a.m.
  • Where: Hazel Park Raceway
  • Price: $12 Parking
  • I love a good garage sale. I can get rid of stuff and find some good bargains.  If you live in an apartment or dorm this is the perfect opportunity to clear some things out! Drive in, park, and sell your stuff. Parking spaces are only $12.

Cash in on Your Authentic Voice

  • When: Sat., June 11 – 10 a.m.
  • Where: Courtyard Marriot
  • Price: FREE
  • We gotta stay motivated, y’all. This sounds like a really cool workshop on how to maximize your personal “voice,” or brand, to make money.

What are you doing this weekend? If you have an event geared towards 17- to 25-year olds, shoot me an email, slide in my DMs, or hashtag #WhatsUpWeekendMI and I’ll post it on the weekend it falls on!

Be Easy,

Erin