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Spring Home and Garden Show

Landscaped gardens, planting and garden supplies, grilling, ideas for patios and decks, and home-energy tips are just a few of the offerings. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 1. $8-$7.

Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi; novihomeshow.com.

 

Friends of the Freer House

Louise Cort, curator for ceramics at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, speaks on Painting with Pottery in the Peacock Room. The room was moved from London to Detroit, in the home of industrialist and art collector Charles Lang Freer, who lived on East Ferry Street in Detroit. Cort discusses Freer’s approach to collecting and his color harmony sensibilities. A reception and tour of the Freer Home (71 E. Ferry) follow. 2 p.m.

April 1 in the Recital Hall of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Lecture free with museum admission. Reception and tour: $10 general, students, $5. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Detroit; dia.org. 313-664-2500.

 

313 Trivia

The Detroit Historical Society hosts 313 Trivia the first Wednesday of each month. Register as a team of three or five, or register solo and be paired with a team of players. The games feature five rounds of 10 trivia questions. Winners receive a complimentary Hard Rock Café tab for the evening, gift cards to the Hard Rock Café and two free-admission passes each to the Historical Museum. Funds raised during the competition go toward the museum’s $20.1-million Past > Forward campaign. 6:30 p.m. April 4. $10.

Hard Rock Café Detroit, 45 Monroe, Detroit; pastforward.detroithistorical.org.

 

First Friday Experience

Let the weekend begin with a night of art, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres in downtown Northville. On the first Friday of each month, select art galleries are open late, and guests can shop and enjoy art demonstrations. 6-9 p.m. April 6.

Downtown Northville; downtownnorthville.com.

 

Great Lakes Art Fair

A “weather-free” marketplace, this biannual event offers guests the opportunity to shop for wood pieces, sculptures, prints, paintings, metal, and more. April 13-15. $7.

Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi; greatlakesartfair.com. 248-348-5600, ext. 236.

 

Shatner’s World

We Just Live In It: Television and film star William Shatner captains a personal tour of his life and career in this one-man show. April 19.  $55-$300.

Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit; shatnersworld.com.

 

African-American History & Culture Tour

A Stewart McMillin-led tour of Detroit explores the history of prominent African-American cultural figures and structures in metro Detroit. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 21. $35.

Private residence, 2136 Seminole, Detroit; stewart@mcmillintours.com, 313-922-1990.

 

Run for Literacy

Detroit Central City Community Mental Health Inc., (DCC) presents its first Run for Literacy: A 5K run with a 1-mile family walk that will feature the Dequindre Cut green for the first time. 10 a.m. April 22. $20, free for kids.

Rivard Plaza, 1340 E. Awater, Detroit; dcccmh.org.

 

Bookstock

A weeklong book sale featuring thousands of donated books, CDs, and DVDs to benefit the literacy programs of metro Detroit. April 22-29.

Laurel Park Place, 37700 W. Six Mile Rd., Livonia; 248-645-7840, ext. 365.

 

The Michigan Modernism Exposition Preview Party

Celebrate the start of the Modernism Exposition with hors d’oeuvres, musical entertainment, and wine as attendees get first pick on 20th-century design pieces. 7-10 p.m. April 27.

The Southfield Municipal Complex, 26000 Evergreen, Southfield; search.antiqnet.com/m&m/. 586-465-9441.

 

The Michigan Modernism Exposition

A showcase and sale of 20th-century modernism with more than 50 exhibitors to benefit the Detroit Area Art Deco Society. 7-11 p.m. April 27. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 28. 12-10 p.m. April 29.

The Southfield Municipal Complex, 26000 Evergreen, Southfield; search.antiqnet.com/m&m/. 586-465-9441.

 

Vegfest Vegetarian Taste Fest and Expo

Everything you need to know about being a vegetarian, with guest speakers, cooking and raw-food demonstrations, and vegan cuisine samples from local and national brands. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 29. $10-$5.

Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi; VegMichichigan.com.
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