10 Things to Do This Weekend (April 26-28)

Comedy shows, concerts, and theatrical performances you don’t want to miss
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Martha Graham Dance Company will perform in Ann Arbor on April 26 and 27. // Photograph By Brigid Pierce

Noah Gardenswartz: Before he became a comedian, Gardenswartz worked as a journalist, hedge fund day trader, elementary school teacher, and a cannabis grower. He uses the unique perspective, which he gained from this wide base of experience, in building his stand-up routine. April 25-27. $10+. Comedy Castle, 310 S Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com 

Vivaldi’s Gloria: Conducted by Nicholas McGegan, this event will feature selections from the work of the Italian baroque musical composer Antonio Vivaldi. April 25-27. $15+. Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Trevor Noah: Known to put an insightful and humorous spin on current events, the host of The Daily Show is returning to Detroit for his Loud and Clear Tour 2019. April 26. $35+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

Martha Graham Dance Company: Founded in 1926, the oldest modern dance company in America will present a wide selection of performances that combine a classic style with more contemporary choreography. A Q&A with the group will take place following each night’s show. April 26 and 27. $42+. Power Center, 121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-2538; ums.org

Pink: Known for her powerful vocals and for blending the genres of pop, rock, and R&B, the triple-platinum singer will be performing songs from her latest album, Beautiful Trauma. April 26 and 27. $47.45+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-745-3000; 313presents.com

Chelsea Handler: Join Hillary Sawchuk, a metro Detroit native and founder of the podcast A Drink With, as she takes the stage with Chelsea Handler for the comedian’s sit-down comedy tour. Each ticket purchase includes a copy of Handler’s new book, Life Will Be the Death of Me. April 27. $35+. The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com

Motor City Laugh-a-Thon: The Detroit comedy festival will feature standup routines by Deray Davis, Bruce Bruce, Lil’ JJ, and more. April 27. $69. The Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St., Detroit; 313-638-2724; themasonic.com

The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene: The art exhibit focuses on ecological issues that have developed as a result of human activity. April 27-July 28. No cost with museum admission. The University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0395; umma.umich.edu

Allelujah!: The play tells the story of small-town hospital striving to keep its doors open. The comedic and thought-provoking production has received praise from The Guardian and the Daily Telegraph, among others. April 28. $12. Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-2538; ums.org

Kenny Lattimore: The R&B singer and songwriter is known for hits like “For You” and “Never Too Busy.” Singer, songwriter, and pianist Vivian Green will join Lattimore as a special guest. April 28. $30+. Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave.; 313-309-4700; 313presents.com


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Ashley Winn is an editorial assistant at Hour Detroit magazine. She grew up in the metro Detroit area and studied journalism at Wayne State University. Winn now enjoys covering politics, criminal justice, and other hard news topics. Outside of the office, she can be found watching true crime documentaries or brunching at her favorite local restaurants. Winn can be reached at awinn@hour-media.com.