7 Things to Do This Weekend (April 15-17)

Catch the ultimate Beatles tribute and celebrate Easter with the Detroit Zoo and the Daxton Hotel
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Celebrate Easter with the animals at the Detroit Zoo’s Bunnyville event. // Photograph courtesy of Detroit Zoological Society

Lil Tecca

Lil Tecca rose to mainstream fame just one year into his hip-hop career, with his 2019 single “Ransom,” which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The 19-year-old rapper is now touring in support of his latest studio album, We Love You Tecca 2, which was released last August and includes singles “Repeat It” and “Lot of Me.” $32.50. April 15. Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit; livenation.com


The Detroit Zoo is planning two days of springtime fun for its annual Bunnyville event. Participants will embark on a golden egg hunt, searching for one of the 150 eggs hidden throughout the zoo, to earn a prize. Children can also enjoy “ed-zoo-cation stations,” habitat chats, live entertainment, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, and complimentary bunny ears. No cost with admission. April 15 and 16. Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak; detroitzoo.org

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Mawtini Dabkeh Troupe performs at the Detroit Institute of Arts this weekend. // Photograph courtesy of the DIA

Miracle in Milan

Upon its release, Italian director Vittorio De Sica’s Miracle in Milan showed at the 1951 Cannes Film Festival and was awarded the event’s highest honor: the Palme D’Or. An ode to the nobility of everyday people, this enchanting, neorealist fairy tale remains relevant to this day, despite its antiquity. It follows cherubic orphan Totò, as he fights to save his community from greedy land developers. Thanks to a recent restoration, visitors to the Detroit Film Theatre this weekend, can experience all the imaginative whimsy and slapstick comedy in 4K. $9.50. April 15-17. Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; dia.org

Mawtini Dabkeh Troupe

In honor of Arab American History Month, the Detroit Institute of Arts is hosting a Michigan-based Palestinian folk dancing group called the Mawtini Dabkeh Troupe, which performs at weddings, festivals, and other celebrations across the country. Dabkeh is a joyous style of traditional dance that has been practiced, in various forms, throughout the Arab world. The performance is free to watch, but attendees are required to register in advance. No cost. April 16. Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; dia.org

The Healer and the Heartbreaker

Best known for her role in the movie 8 Mile, Detroit rapper Miz Korona has also received several Detroit Music Awards and opened for nationally touring acts like Scarface and Run DMC. This special installment of The Cube’s Poetry & Music series celebrates the Detroit MC’s powerful new EP, The Healer & the Heartbreaker, which contains her most vulnerable and relatable material to date. The evening will feature live performances from Miz Korona and DJ Stacye J, as well as healer- and heartbreaker-themed poems. $20. April 16. The Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; dso.org

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The Fab Four brings its covers of Beatles songs to Detroit this weekend. //  Photograph courtesy of The Fab Four

The Fab Four

Since its formation in 1997, California-based Beatles tribute band The Fab Four has played in venues across the world — from France to Japan to the United Kingdom — and held a resident Las Vegas show called Fab Four Mania. Over the years, the group has covered nearly the entire Beatles songbook, as well as much of the members’ solo material. Such a resume leaves little doubt that The Fab Four’s Saturday performance at Music Hall will be a delightful journey back into the heyday of one of history’s most influential musical acts. $30+. April 16. Music Hall, 350 Madison Ave., Detroit; musichall.org

Easter at the Daxton Hotel

This Easter Sunday, forge new holiday traditions at the Daxton Hotel. After a decadent meal from the grand buffet, the entire family can enjoy an afternoon full of activities. The Easter bunny will be on-site to craft balloon animals and pose for photo ops with the kiddos, while a mimosa bar offers customized, fruity cocktails for the adults. The event will also feature pony rides, an Easter egg scavenger hunt, a caricature artist, and live jazz music by Nick Stone — an acclaimed saxophonist who has toured with the likes of Ne Yo and Charlie Wilson. $78+. April 17. Daxton Hotel, 298 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham; daxtonhotel.com