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FREE & CHEAP Things to Do This Week

These events are $20 or less - most are free - and sure to keep you busy all week.

Eric Michael Dyson - June 20

Got an event you'd like to list in next week's Free & Cheap? Send an email to calendar@blacdetroit.com with FREE & CHEAP in the subject line!

20 WEDNESDAY: Michael Eric Dyson

The author discusses his latest book, What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America, which examines key players from Jay-Z to Black Lives Matter.

Free

6-8 p.m.

Detroit Public Library

5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit

detroitpubliclibrary.org

20 WEDNESDAY: Male Review

This all-male open mic night showcases local performers from all genres.

Free

7 p.m.

Jazz Café at Music Hall

350 Madison St., Detroit

jazzcafedetroit.com

20 WEDNESDAY: Conference of the Birds - The Music of Eric Dolphy

The Tony Holland Ensemble performs the music of the great jazz artist, Eric Dolphy.

Free

7 p.m.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit

thewright.org

14 THURSDAY: DHack - Detroit's Hackathon 

Ages 11-plus are invited to this three-day technology competition.

Free

times vary

Wayne State University

dhack.org

22 FRIDAY: GM River Days

Presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, enjoy Jet Ski demos, live music, delicious eats and more. 

Free-$5

11 a.m.-10 p.m. today-June 24

Detroit International Riverfront

Detroit

riverdays.com

22 FRIDAY: Sunset Sessions

This post-work party features lawn games, house music, food and drinks for purchase, and more.

Free

4-10 p.m.

Beacon Park

1901 Grand River Ave., Detroit

downtowndetroitparks.com

23 SATURDAY: Outdoor Spin

Get your heart rate pumping with this outdoor spin class led by Pulse Fitness. Remember to bring a towel and water. Preregistration required.

Free

9 a.m.

Beacon Park

1901 Grand River Ave., Detroit

downtowndetroitparks.com

23 SATURDAY: Mixology 101 - Tequila

This two-hour course will unlock your inner bartender. Students will enjoy fun, new cocktails while learning the skill to make them at home for parties and events. Preregistration and ID required.

$20

5 p.m.

Detroit Mixology

11000 W. McNichols Road, Suite 120, Detroit

eventbrite.com

24 SUNDAY: Classic Hip-Hop

DJ Dave Paul pays homage to the golden era of rap and hip-hop by bumping tracks from 1979 to 1999 during this "day party."

$10-$15

11 a.m.-5 p.m.

El Club

4114 W. Vernor Highway, Detroit

elclubdetroit.com

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