10 Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit (April 6-8)

April doesn't just bring showers – it also brings concerts, plays, ventriloquist acts, and more


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Chicago-based duo Birds of Chicago perform at The Ark in Ann Arbor on April 7. // Photograph courtesy of Birds of Chicago.

The Fillmore: Critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, actor, and author Lewis Black exposes what he views as the hypocrisy of the world by covering topics such as current events, social media, and politics. April 7. $39.50+. The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com

Darci Lynne and Friends Live: Season 12 winner of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, 13-year-old ventriloquist Darci Lynne, is bringing her puppets to Detroit for a hilarious live show. April 8. $29.75+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; 313presents.com

Novi Home & Garden Show: Stroll though over 20,000 square feet of landscaped gardens, outdoor kitchens, and plants to find inspiration for your backyard and indoor living spaces. April 6-8. $10. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi; 248-348-5600; novihomeshow.com 

Puerto Rican Heritage Night: Club Puertorriqueno de Detroit will hold its first Puerto Rican Heritage Night during the Detroit Pistons vs. the Dallas Mavericks game. Ticket sales will help raise funds for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. April 6. $28+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 248-377-0172; pistons.com/pr

Detroit Film Theatre: Daniela Thomas’s 2016 film Vazante tells the story of a young woman who is forced to marry a slave trader and live in a decaying farmhouse in the Brazilian mountains. Set in the 1800s, the psychologically haunting film highlights the intersection of feminism, colonialism, and racial inequity. April 6-8. $7.50. 118 N. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-542-5198; landmarktheatres.com 

Birds of Chicago: Having mastered a musical style that mixes folk, secular gospel, soul, and rock, the Chicago-based duo is hitting the road in support of their new record, American Flowers. April 7. $20. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-1800; theark.org

Phillip Phillips: The former American Idol winner is known for singles like “Home” and “Gone, Gone, Gone,” and he’s now touring in support of his latest album, Collateral. April 7. $25+. Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-9700; majesticdetroit.com

R&B Only: Dubbed the “largest celebration of R&B music” throughout the country, the traveling musical celebration is coming to Detroit and will feature a set by DJ Printz. April 6. $27+. Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-961-8961; saintandrewsdetroit.com

Robin Trower: Join the legendary British blues-rock guitarist for his Detroit stop promoting his latest album, Time and Emotion, which features songs like “The Land of Plenty,” “I’m Gone,” and “If You Believe in Me.” April 7. $35+. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com

Arthur Miller Theatre: University of Michigan’s Department of Theatre and Drama present Tony Kushner’s Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, a tale of love, sex, and disease set during the mid-1980s AIDS crisis. Through April 8. $30. 1226 Murfin Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-764-2538; smtd.umich.edu 

 

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