Arts & Entertainment Listings
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Photograph by Jerry Metellus.
For one night only, legendary boxer and now Broadway veteran Mike Tyson will bring his one-man show to Detroit. In Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, audiences will get a personal look into heavyweight’s life. April 6. $45-$300.
Fox Theatre. 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-6611; olympiaentertainment.com.
Cruise Thru the Decades — A Fashion Show
This fundraiser looks at fashion’s journey through the decades, telling the story from the dawn of automobiles in the late 1800s and Christopher Columbus Smith’s first boat. There will be shopping before and after the show at the Detroit Yacht Club, featuring specialty vintage shops, jewelry artisans, and boutiques. Luncheon will be provided. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Apr. 6. $45.
Detroit Yacht Club, 1 Riverbank Drive (Belle Isle), Detroit; 313-824-1200, dyc.com.
Novi Home and Garden Show
In need of inspiration for that project you’ve been neglecting at home? You can likely find it at the Novi Home and Garden Show, which features everything you’ll need, as well as an arts-and-crafts area. 2 p.m.–9 p.m. Apr. 5; 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Apr. 6; 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Apr. 7. $8 adults; $7 seniors (60+); children 12/under free. $5 parking fee.
Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi; 248-737-4477, novihomeshow.com.
It is the “Festifools Creed” to bring together students and community volunteers to create public art that’s unique and free to everyone. Larger-than-life papier-mâché creatures will take over Main Street, as will the Stomp-like music, performed by the U-M student group Groove. Wear your own creative mask, join in the festivities, and get your “fool” on. 4 p.m.–5 p.m. Apr. 7.
Downtown Ann Arbor, Main Street, Ann Arbor; 734-763-7550, festifools.org.
Nearly 40 local Kresge Arts Fellows and Eminent Artist awardees will showcase a range of artwork including dance, musical, and theatrical performances; literary readings; and visual arts exhibitions for Art X Detroit, a biennial event presented in partnership by Midtown Detroit Inc. and the Kresge Foundation. The event will take place throughout Midtown’s cultural center, at more than a dozen venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Detroit Institute of the Arts, and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The free, five-day event will also include workshops, panel discussions and public art displays, with special presentations by writer Bill Harris and poet Naomi Long Madgett, both recipients of the Kresge Foundation’s Eminent Artist award. April 10-14.
Great Lakes Art Fair
Rain or shine, the art fair will go on. The Great Lakes Art Fair is one of the largest indoor art events in Michigan. The bi-annual event showcases fine artists in the region. 1 p.m.–8 p.m. Apr. 12; 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Apr. 13; 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Apr. 14. $7 adults.; children 12/under free. Hall A.
Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi; 248-348-5600, greatlakesartfair.com.
Hellenic Museum of Michigan Grand Opening
Let’s face it: Without Detroit’s Greektown, our city would be much less of a magical place. That said, Detroit’s Greek heritage is one to celebrate, which is precisely the mission behind the Hellenic Museum of Michigan. It honors the brave Greek immigrants that settled in Michigan over 100 years ago. The Museum’s grand opening will kick off a weekend-long celebration of history, remembrance, and culture in Detroit, like the Greek Independence Day Parade. It will feature a dedication ceremony presided by His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit, as well as Museum President Ernest Zachary. April 13. 5 p.m.
Hellenic Museum of Michigan, 67 E. Kirby, Detroit; 313-871-4100, hellenicmi.org.
It’s not just about eating salads. There are immense environmental, health, and ethical benefits from plant-based diets. At the region’s premier vegan tastefest and expo, leading national and local speakers will cover these topics. Samples of tasty vegan cuisine from local restaurants and take-home resources will also be provided. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Apr. 21. $10 at the door. $7 pre-paid. Free for Veg Michigan Members and children 5/under. $5 parking fee. Hall C and Diamond Center.
Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi; 877-778-3464, vegmichigan.org.
MI Earth Day Fest
The Michigan Green Team hosts Rochester’s fifth MI Earth Day Fest after a three-year hiatus. The event is a three-day celebration of green- and healthy-living products, services, and programs sponsored by local community groups and businesses. With 150-plus exhibits, 20-plus presentations, as well as entertainment, concessions, kids activities, and awards from the U.S. Green Building Council, the fest is “one of the planet’s largest Earth Day celebrations,” according to the MGT. All proceeds will be donated to local “green” programs. Apr. 26-28.
MI Earth Day Fest, Third & Water Streets, Rochester; 248-808-3601, miedf.org.
Novi Metro Detroit Spring Classic Car Auction
Hundreds of classic cars, antique trucks, and special-interest vehicles will be available for car enthusiasts to bid on, as well as automotive memorabilia and toy car collectibles. Apr. 26-28. $10 per day. $15 weekend pass. $5 parking fee. Halls B & C.