10 Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit (April 13-15)

Don't let superstition keep you indoors this Friday the 13th weekend


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catch the train at the greenfield village reopening on april 14. // Photograph courtesy of The Henry Ford / KMS Photography

Orchestra Hall: Award-winning violinist Ray Chen will take center stage in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Schumann’s “Spring,” Symphony No. 1. ConcerTalk, an informal presentation about music, will be held an hour before the show starts. April 12-14. $15+. 3711 Woodward Ave.; Detroit; 313-576-5100; dso.org

Great Lakes Art Fair: Dubbed “the fastest growing indoor art event in Michigan,” this year’s Great Lakes Art Fair will feature paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, and apparel. April 13-15. $7. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi; 248-348-5600; greatlakesartfair.com  

Main Art Theatre: In National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar, Nicholas Hytner directs a veteran stage cast in a modern take on Caesar’s fall from grace and the civil war that erupts after his murder. April 15 and 17. $15. 118 N. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-542-5198; landmarktheatres.com 

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum: Critters Up Close invites attendees to meet some of the museum’s favorite animals. This month’s featured critters are salamanders and vernal pond creatures. April 14. Free with admission. 220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor; 734-995-5439; aahom.org

Celtic Woman: The worldwide Irish sensation known as Celtic Woman is coming to Detroit this April for their Homecoming concert. The singing group is known for its covers of “You Raise Me Up” and “The Voice.” April 13. $49+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; 313presents.com

Fisher Theatre: Based on the 2003 film of the same name, School of Rock follows wannabe rock star Dewey Finn as he poses as a substitute teacher and turns a class of straight-A
students into a rock band. April 10-22. $30+. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-872-1000; broadwayindetroit.com 

Meadow Brook Theatre: Set during hunting season in upstate New York, The Snow Geese tells a story about the newly widowed Elizabeth Gaesling and her oldest son, who will soon be deployed overseas to fight in WWI. Through April 15. $28+. 378 Meadow Brook Rd., Rochester; 248-377-3300; mbtheatre.com

Nick Jonas: Critically-acclaimed musician Nick Jonas performs at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre. Openers include Atlanta-based rapper, Uno the Activist, and the winner of this year's Oakland University "Battle of the Bands" contest. April 14. $25+. 234 Festival Dr., Rochester; 248-377-0100; 313presents.com

Greenfield Village: After a long winter season, the historic Greenfield Village reopens for the Spring. Celebrate the reopening of Henry Ford's Greenfield Village with a ride in a Model T, a walk through one of four farms, and more. April 14. $21+. 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; 313-982-6001; thehenryford.org

Eisenhower Dance Presents Arc: Known for their exquisite choreography and contemporary pieces, Eisenhower Dance presents their latest show, Arc. Directed by Stephanie Pizzo, Arc is the newest addition to the dance company's contemporary series. April 14. $20+. Music Hall Center for Performing Arts, 350 Madison St., Detroit; 313-887-8501; musicahall.org

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