10 Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit (May 18-20)

Shop for flowers, check out Star Wars costumes and sketches, meet comic book heroes, and more


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C-3Po, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with R2-D2, Star Wars: a New Hope. Photograph Courtesy of LucasFilm Ltd.

Detroit Institute of Arts: The museum’s newest exhibit, Star Wars and the Power of Costume, will feature more than 60 of the original costumes from the first seven movies of the Star Wars franchise. Sketches that give a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of the film will also be on display. May 20-Sept. 30. $14+. 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org

Orchestra Hall: Alexi Kenney, named “a talent to watch” by the New York Times, brings Sergei Prokofiev’s 2nd Violin Concert for his Detroit debut. May 17-20. $10+. 3711 Woodward Ave.; Detroit; 313-576-5100; dso.org

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Greg Hahn delivers energetic physical humor, one liners, and crowd work for his unique brand of comedy. May 17-19. $10+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com 

Detroit Free Press Sports Awards: Spend the evening honoring top athletic accomplishments in metro Detroit high school sports. The event is hosted by the Detroit Free Press and will feature a special appearance by Detroit football legend Calvin Johnson as well as a red carpet entrance before the show. May 18. $18+. The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com

Motor City Comic Con: This year’s event will feature work from more than 250 comic book creators, writers, and artists. Attendees can also shop from over a million comics, collectible toys, anime, movies, and pop culture crafts. May 18-20. $10+. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi; 248-426-8059; motorcitycomiccon.com

Redford Theatre: The theater will be hosting a The Little Mermaid sing-along event, which will feature a showing of the Disney animated classic paired with on-screen lyrics. May 18-20. $5+. 17360 Lahser Rd., Detroit; 313-537-2560; redfordtheatre.com

Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train: The musical groups are coming together for a nationwide co-headline tour. Expect to hear hits like “You Make My Dreams” from Daryl Hall and John Oates, and “Hey, Soul Sister” from Train. May 20. $49.50+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com

The Doo Wop Project: The five-piece singing group, made up of stars from Broadway’s Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, covers songs by classic artists like Smokey Robinson and The Temptations as well as put doo-wop-era spins on songs from today’s artists, including Jason Mraz and Maroon 5. May 18-20. $19+. Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Flower Day: Eastern Market's annual floral gathering returns on its usual Sunday after Mother's Day. This year's Flower Day is sponsored by the Metro Detroit Flower Growers Association and will feature Michigan growers selling unique varieties flowers. May 20. Free. Eastern Market, 2934 Russell St., Detroit, 313-833-9300; easternmarket.org

Allee Willis Loves Detroit: Detroit-native and songwriter Allee Willis performs at City Theatre for two nights. A mix of sing-a-longs, personal anecdotes, and other surprises, Willis' show will be a one-of-a-kind experience. May 18-19. $45+. City Theatre, 2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3465; 313presents.com

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