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DETROIT (CBS Detroit) It’s one of the first summer weekend weather events of the year, so there’s no excuse to lay around the house — especially when you see our list of what’s hot around town.

Check it out:

Liberty Run

Saturday morning, organizers are going to try to get into the Guinness Book of work records with the first ever Liberty Run in Canton, an event tied to the city-wide LibertyFest.

Hundreds of people will do the one mile, the 5K and 10K runs — dressed up as the Statue of Liberty. Participants will get a three-piece costume including a robe, crown and inflatable torch when registering for the race.

Anyone can still register on site for $40. It’s part of the city’s LibertyFest, which includes fireworks, a carnival and more. Get more information HERE.

Rock ‘N Roll Royalty

Fun stuff will unfold this weekend at Orchestra Hall in Detroit when rock ‘n roll royalty pays a visit. Neil Sedaka will be live on stage at 10:45 a.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Get tickets HERE.

‘Glee’Ful Time

You’ve probably seen her on the TV show “Glee” and now you can see her live on stage. The diminutive Kristin Chenowich will command the stage at the Detroit Opera House at 8 p.m. Friday. Get tickets HERE.

The Great Beyond

There’s a cool show  at 7 p.m. Friday at the Wayne State University Planetarium, located on Cass in Midtown Detroit. Visit to learn about the current night sky, and see the full dome film “Seven Wonders.” The event is free and open to the public. Get more information HERE.

Father’s Day

It’s a special Father’s Day weekend tradition at the Henry Ford in Dearborn, where visitors will see the Greenfield Village motor muster, antique and classic cars on parade all weekend. It’s a great day for the family.

Virtual Reality Tour

Country crooner Brad Paisley is live on stage at DTE Energy Music Theatre Saturday for his “Virtual Reality World Tour”with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. Check out the outdoor plaza area with games, contests, photo ops, food vendors and performance stage. Continuing with the tour theme there will be a “Virtual Opry” stage that incorporates a futuristic Grand Ole Opry backdrop and signature mic stands. Lawn tickets are $35, and pavilion, $72. Get ticket information and more HERE.

Fireworks

Start summer off with a bang at Kensington Metropark near Milford/Brighton on Saturday, June 16 when the park celebrates the beginning of the summer season with fireworks! The show begins at 10 pm;

Brunch at the DIA

The Detroit Institute of Arts will feature its brunch with Bach event, which features musicians from the Great Lakes Music Festival, the White Knights. Brunch happens at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the DIA. Tickets to the concert are $20, breakfast is included in $35 tickets. Get more information HERE.

Jill Scott

Grammy award-winning singer and actress Jill Scott is set to bring here “Summer Block Party” to Detroit’s Fox Theater on Sunday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. Get tickets HERE.

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