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


Published:

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 

 

Edit Module
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

Poke Bowl Chain Pokē Pokē is Expanding to Detroit

And Michigan overall, for that matter

Bryce Vine Talks Love, Politics, and His Upcoming Full-Length Album, 'Carnival'

The “Drew Barrymore” singer performs tonight at The Shelter in Detroit

10 Things to Do This Weekend (Feb. 15-17)

Embrace this cold, winter weekend with comedy shows, family fun, and musical performances that are suited for all tastes.

6 Last-Minute Date-Night Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Because your significant other is worth more than a simple movie and dinner

A First Look at Royal Oak’s Soon-to-Come Condados Tacos

The build-your-own taco joint will open this spring
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. And the 2019 Restaurant of the Year Is: Prime + Proper
    A polished ambience and masterful dishes at downtown Detroit’s Prime + Proper, reimagine the...
  2. 24 Hours With . . . Sophia Bush
    Actress, activist, and co-founder of Detroit Blows
  3. Bottoms Up
    More than 60 years after Black Bottom was razed, the Detroit region named for its rich, dark soil...
  4. Three Generations, One Roof
    University of Michigan Professor Natasha Pilkauskas finds one type of household is on the rise
  5. Live Long and Prosper
    Ann Arbor’s Forever Labs builds a thriving business banking stem cells on the prospect of...
  6. Japanese Exchange
    Adachi brings a fresh Asian-inspired menu to a Birmingham landmark
  7. Another Crack in the Ceiling
    A young, rising female activist shares the impact and inspiration of Rashida Tlaib’s historic...
  8. Smart Cookies
    More than a century ago, Juliette Gordon Low sparked a movement to inspire girls to embrace their...
  9. Pure and Simple
    Drawing inspiration from the spring bridal runways and celebrity brides alike (we’re looking at...
  10. Spicy Peanut Soba Noodles
    The mother-daughter team behind recipe development site, Crowded Kitchen, cooks up mindful dishes...