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Mike Tyson

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.

 

FestiFools

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.

 

ArtXDetroit

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.

Info: ArtXDetroit.com.

 

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.

 

VegMichigan

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.

Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi; 866-653-8900, classicmotorcarauctions.com.


Film

 

 

Michigan Theater

• Watch the final battle for Middle-Earth in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. 7 p.m. April 1. $7.50-$10.

• High-school classmates reunite after 25 years and relive their memories of the ’80s in Sunny. 2 p.m. April 6. Free.

• When a king collapses, his body-double must pull off the biggest scam of his career to save their country in Masquerade. 2 p.m. April 6. Free.

• Gus Van Sant wrote and directed Last Days, inspired by the life of Kurt Cobain. 7 p.m. April 8. $7-$10.

• In The Last Mimzy, a brother and sister discover a box of high-tech artifacts masquerading as toys and soon discover that they’re responsible for saving the world. 7 p.m. April 15. $7-$10.

Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor; 734-668-8463; michigantheater.org.

 

Redford Theatre

The Three Stooges festival features six of the Stooges’ best work. Watch Larry, Moe, and Curly at 8 p.m. April 5; 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. April 6. $5.

• Paul Newman and Robert Redford star as Wild West outlaws in search of a more successful criminal career in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. 8 p.m. April 19; 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. April 20. $4.

• Buster Keaton was known for his silent films, physical comedy, and deadpan expression. See why he earned the nickname “The Great Stone Face” during the Buster Keaton festival, featuring his films Electric House, Playhouse, The Scarecrow, and The Goat. 8 p.m. April 27. $8-$12.

17360 Lahser, Detroit; 313-537-2560; redfordtheatre.com.

 

State Theatre

The Crow stars Brandon Lee as a rock musician who is murdered by a group of thugs. One year later, a crow appears at his grave to raise him from the dead. The film, which takes place in Detroit, has become infamous because Lee was accidently shot during filming and died 12 hours later. Midnight. April 6. $7

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America follows two obnoxious teens who are on a mission to get another television after theirs disappears. Midnight. April 20. $7.

• The first film adaption of Freaky Friday follows a mother and daughter who make a wish to trade places. Their wish comes true, and the two are left to navigate each other’s complicated lives. 1:30 p.m. April 21. Free for children 12 and under. $7.50-$10.

233 S. State St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-8667; michtheater.org/state.

 

Detroit Film Theatre

• An intense family drama turns into a legal thriller when Simin obtains a visa to leave Iran for the U.S., where he hopes to make a better future for his 11-year-old daughter. But his wife doesn’t want to leave her sick father in The Separation. 7 p.m. April 4. $5.

Women Without Men interweaves stories of four Iranian women and their relationships during a time of political turmoil in 1953 Iran. 7 p.m. April 5. $5.

Black Orpheus brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus to the madness of Carnival. 3 p.m. April 6. $5.

• Weird connections ensue after two women become friends in the groundbreaking 1974 film, Celine and Julie Go Boating. 7 p.m. April 6; 1 p.m. April 7. $7.50.

Close-Up uses a real-life event, the arrest of a man who impersonated a famous filmmaker, to investigate movies, identity, and existence. 7 p.m. April 11. $5.

Nicky’s Family tells the story of Nicholas Winton, a man who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children before World War II. 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. April 19; 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., April 20; 2 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. April 21. $7.50.

• Take a look at the 1964 Harlem ghetto, filled with drugs, violence, and deep despair, in The Cool World. 3 p.m. April 20. $5.

• The 1971 film Max Et Les Ferrailleurs wasn’t released in the United States until 2012. This crime drama follows a Paris detective who is out for justice after watching too many criminals slip through his fingers. 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. April 26 & 27; 2 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. April 28. $7.50.

• A knight, recently returned from the Crusades, challenges death to a game of chess in hopes of extending his life in The Seventh Seal. 4 p.m. April 27. $5.

Detroit Institute of Arts; 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org.
 

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