10 Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit (May 4-6)

May the Fourth be with you as you celebrate Cinco de Mayo and more at these local events


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Rock band Dr. Dog performs at the Majestic Theatre on May 4. // Photograph by Ryan McMackin

Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament: Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher makes his formal recital debut in Detroit. Fletcher moved here from Manhattan in 2016 and purchased a vintage home in Detroit’s North Rosedale neighborhood. He’ll play selections from his lengthy discography. May 6. $20. 9844 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-865-6300; cathedral.aod.org

Fox Theatre: Festival of Laughs brings a variety of acts to the Motor City for a night of comedy. Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Arnez J, and George Wallace will deliver a mix of sass and wit. May 5. $56.50+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-6611; 313presents.com

Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel: America’s Got Talent judge Howie Mandel began his career over 30 years ago and has maintained versatility in television, film, and stage. Join the comedian for his brand of stand-up. May 4. $45+. Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-309-4700; 313presents.com

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Montana native Auggie Smith arrives in Royal Oak with his manic rant-style comedy about pop culture and politics. May 3-5. $18+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com 

The Clairvoyants: Austrian mentalist duo Amelie van Tass and Thommy Ten from season 11 of America’s Got Talent will bring their Second Sight act to Detroit. Receiving praise from celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Cowell, this show features a heavy technological element along with magic. May 3. $32+. Sound Board at the MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-309-4700; 313presents.com

Main Art Theatre: After a young girl is taken away from her family in Spirited Away, she is transported to a spiritual world where she works in a bathhouse for the gods. This Academy Award-winning picture transcends realms and shows the importance of self-empowerment and strength. May 4-5. $7. 118 N. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-542-5198; landmarktheatres.com

Anthony Hamilton: The hit-making soul singer, songwriter, and producer has been compared to artists like Bill Withers and Bobby Womack. Expect to hear songs off his most recent album, What I’m Feelin’. May 6. $75+. Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-309-4700; 313presents.com

Dr. Dog: The rock band released its latest album, Critical Equation, on April 27, and will be accompanied by rhythm and blues musician Son Little at its Detroit stop this month. May 4. $27.50+. The Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-9700; majesticdetroit.com

Strawberry Festival: Hamtramck's St. Florian Parish hosts its 50th annual Strawberry Festival. The event features authentic Polish food, beer, strawberry pastries, and more. May 5-6. Free. St. Florian Parish, 2626 Poland St., Hamtramck; 313-871-2778; stflorianparish.org

The Mammals: Indie root band The Mammals reunites after a nine-year "hibernation." They recently released a new album, Sunshiner. Seth Bernard will also be performing. May 4. $20. The Ark,  316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-1800; theark.org

 

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