10 Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit (April 20-22)

Celebrate your refund (or at least the end of tax season) at one of these metro Detroit events


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Catch Dancing with the Stars' Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd as they dance to detroit on their Confidential tour on april 21. // Photograph courtesy of Jerry Metellus 

Cranbrook Art Museum: 2018 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art features capstone works from 70 emerging artists, architects, and designers from the academy’s 2018 class. April 21-May 13. Free with admission. 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3323; cranbrookartmuseum.org

Fox Theatre: Forgotten Harvest’s 26th annual Comedy Night will be headlined by the group’s co-founder, stand-up comedian Tim Allen. The former Home Improvement actor returns to his hometown for the event with a goal of providing over 2 million meals for those in need. April 20. $28.50+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; 313presents.com

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Named one of the “25 Funniest People in America” by Entertainment Weekly, Dave Attell puts a witty spin on “very adult” material. April 19-21. $30+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Detroit Opera House: Since its founding in 1993, the Paul Taylor Dance Company has performed in over 540 cities in 60 different countries around the globe. Experience the international, award-winning troupe’s take on modern dance when they come to Detroit this month. April 21-22. $29+. Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-961-3500; michiganopera.org

Fox Theatre: Dancing With The Stars choreographers Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy, and Peta Murgatroyd are bringing Confidential, a narrative-driven show that combines ballroom elegance and a true love story, to the Fox Theatre. April 21. $25+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; 313presents.com

A Very John Waters Birthday: In celebration of his 72nd birthday, writer and director John Waters, who has been called “The Prince of Puke” by the Baltimore Sun, will give live commentary on his 1994 film Serial Mom. April 21. $65+. El Club, 4114 Vernor Hwy, Detroit; 313-279-7382; elclubdetroit.com

Detroit Film Theatre: In Syria follows a woman named Oum, who turns her house into a safe harbor for children and neighbors when her city is under siege. April 20-22. $7.50+. 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org 

Redford Theatre: A special screening of rare Thanhouser Company silent shorts will be accompanied by a Barton Organ. April 20. $10. 17360 Lahser Rd., Detroit; 313-537-2560; redfordtheatre.com

Indigo Girls: The folk rockers established themselves in the late ’80s, and they’re now stopping by the Motor City to play some of their most memorable tunes, like “Closer to Fine,” “Get Out the Map,” and “Go.” April 22. $32+. SoundBoard at Motor City Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-309-4700; soundboarddetroit.com

Women Rock: Featuring an orchestral take on songs from Carole King, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, and more, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s performance will pay tribute to the most iconic women in rock. April 20-22. $19+. Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5100; dso.org

 

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