6 Things to Do This Weekend (May 7-9)

This weekend promises classic films, local eats at food trucks, and standup from a Detroit Red Wings player-turned-comedian
“Under The Skin” by Miroslawa Sztuczka is among the works on display in Detroit Artists Market new exhibit. // Photograph courtesy of Detroit Artists Market

Choice/Chance

In his youth, artist and Holocaust survivor Rene Lichtman studied under influential abstract expressionists. After migrating to Detroit in 1969, he helped direct a documentary on the League of Revolutionary Black Workers and became a founding member of Hidden Children and Child Survivors of Michigan. Now, the painter will exhibit his latest works, which combine Bauhaus, expressionist, and surrealist styles, at Lawrence Street Gallery. No cost. Through May 30. Lawrence Street Gallery, 22620 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; lawrencestreetgallery.com 

Gender

The newest exhibition from Detroit Artists Market presents a selection of artworks in which local creatives explore the idea of gender through their own thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Pieces from featured artists, including Aaron Decker, Judy Eliyas, Jo Powers, James Stephens, and Miroslawa Sztuczka, depict themes of sexuality, gender roles, and gender stereotypes. No cost. Opening reception on May 7; exhibition from May 7-June 5. Detroit Artists Market, 4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit; detroitartistsmarket.org

Darren McCarty Comedy Show

Long known as a fierce enforcer for the Detroit Red Wings, four-time Stanley Cup champion Darren McCarty has made a name for himself as a comedian, in recent years. He has a penchant for telling it the way it is, cracking jokes about everything from his time on the ice to his failed marriages. In this standup show at Emagine, McCarty will share stories, laughs, and even a peek behind the curtain of professional hockey. $25+. May 7. Emagine Theatre, 200 N. Main St., Royal Oak; emagine-entertainment.com 

Downtown Street Eats PC Downtown Detroit Parks - food trucks
Downtown Street Eats is back with a new lineup of rotating food trucks. // Photograph courtesy of Downtown Detroit Parks

Downtown Street Eats

This Friday marks the opening of Detroit’s annual Downtown Street Eats — the largest weekly food truck experience in the state. During lunch hours and special events throughout the season, both new and mainstay food trucks, carts, and local restaurant pop-ups can be found in parks and public spaces throughout the downtown area. In the coming weeks, visiting eateries will include Curbside 313, Brass Kitchen, Sonny’s Hamburgers, Impasto, Little Brother’s Burgers, and Tasty Fixin’s Catering Co. No cost. May 7-Summer 2021. Cadillac Square, Detroit; Woodward Esplanade, 600 Woodward Ave., Detroit; downtowndetroitparks.com

Charade (1963)

Stanley Donen’s classic romantic comedy Charade, starring Academy Award-winning actors Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, will show this weekend at the Senate Theater. Follow the principal characters as they chase after a gang of thieving villains in this spy movie-meets-love story, featuring suspense, a twisting plot, and lots of witty banter. $6+. May 8. Senate Theater 6424 Michigan Ave., Detroit; facebook.com

Michigan Flower, Art, and Home Improvement Show

Stroll through the Michigan Flower, Art & Home Improvement Show at Canterbury Village this weekend. The festivities will include demonstrations, activities, live entertainment, and outdoor dining — plus the area’s largest assortment of flowers and plants from local farms. Guests will have the opportunity to learn gardening and landscaping tips, explore new building and home décor trends, and shop one-of-kind paintings, hand-crafted ceramics, woodworks, and other artworks by local artisans. No cost. May 8 and 9. Canterbury Village, 2359 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion; canterburyvillage.com

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