10 Things to Do During the First Weekend in May in Metro Detroit

Ignore the cold and rainy weather. This weekend calls for attending annual events, stand-up comedy, and discovering talented local artists.
10 Things to Do During the First Weekend in May in Metro Detroit

You Are Here – Wayne State University Graphic Design Exhibition: The You Are Here – Wayne State University Graphic Design Exhibition will feature artwork by Wayne State University’s graphic design students, who study signage, object labels, environmental design, and more in the school’s art program. May 5-7. Open to the public. The Baltimore Gallery, 314 E. Baltimore Ave., Detroit; 607-592-0089.

Cinderella Ballet Performance: Performed by the Macomb Ballet Company, Cinderella tells the transformative tale of a young woman who braves uncertainty to find true love with a prince. May 5-6. $5+. Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township; 586-286-2222.

Joe Machi of Last Comic Standing: Finishing fourth on season eight of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, comedian Joe Machi brings his sense of humor to Royal Oak. May 5-6. $20+. Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900.

32nd Annual Promise Ball: Presented by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan Chapter, this year’s Promise Ball will feature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, mariachi music, dinner, a live auction, dancing, and more. Proceeds will benefit type 1 diabetes research. May 5. $300+. MGM Grand Detroit, 1777 Third St., Detroit; 877-888-2121.

All Things Detroit and Food Truck Rally: Planned as a pre-Mother’s Day event, festivities include live entertainment, food trucks, family activities, and more. May 7. $5+. Eastern Market Shed 3, 4, 2934 Russell St., Detroit;

Michigan International Women’s Show: Featuring food, beauty, shopping, health, and fashion exhibits, the show returns to Suburban Collection Showplace for another year of festive entertainment. Celebrity guests include actor Keegan Allen, who appears on Pretty Little Liars, and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez. May 4-7. $8+. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi; 248-426-8059.

Treasured Temples and Synagogues of Metro Detroit: Visit a selection of houses of worship that are filled with art, architecture, and historic artifacts during this comprehensive tour. May 4. $68. Step on Bus Tours, 215 W. Troy St., Ferndale; 248-619-6692.

Alfred Hitchcock’s The Trouble With Harry: Built in 1928 and preserved as one of America’s original silent theaters, the Redford Theatre continues its dedication to the nostalgic by showing Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 classic The Trouble with Harry. May 5-6. $5. Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Rd., Detroit; 313-537-2560.

26th Annual Detroit Music Awards: This year’s event, presented by the Detroit Music Awards Foundation, will feature performances by local artists who represent a variety of musical genres. May 5. $20+. The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit.

Trey Anastasio Band: Trey Anastasio of Phish is hitting the road with the six original members of his namesake band. May 6. $39.50+.  Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980.

 

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