10 Things to Do This Weekend (April 19-21)

There’s plenty of film screenings and family-friendly Easter activities to enjoy
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Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry Photograph Courtesy of 313 Presents

Madea Farewell Play TourIt’s the end of the road for Madea, Tyler Perry’s often armed, Bible-misquoting, elderly alter ego. Perry will be joined by Madea franchise stars Tamela and David Mann, and Cassie Davis Paton during the tour’s six Detroit shows. April 18-21. $50+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

AHI: Canadian indie-soul artist AHI is known or songs like “Ol’ Sweet Day” and “Breakin’ Ground,” and he recently appeared on NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series. April 19. $20. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-1818; theark.org

Sorry to Bother You with Special Guest Boots Riley: Kino Club 313, Wayne State University’s film and media studies organization, is hosting a screening of the 2018 dark comedy Sorry to Bother You. The showing will be followed by a Q&A with Boots Riley, director of the film. April 19. No cost. Wayne State University Community Arts Auditorium, 450 Reuther Mall, Detroit; eventbrite.com

Bunnyville: Activities at this annual family-friendly event include a golden egg hunt, face painting, games, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, and performances by a magician and puppeteer. April 19 and 20. No cost with zoo admission. Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, 248-541-5717; detroitzoo.org

Jesus Christ Superstar: Catch a late-night showing of the 1970 rock opera, directed by Norman Jewison, during the Main Art Theatre’s Midnight Madness event. April 19 and 20. $7. Main Art Theatre, 118 N. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-542-5198; landmarktheatres.com

Styx: Directed by Wolfgang Fischer, the German-Austrian thriller follows a successful physician whose sailing vacation turns into a crisis. April 19-21. $9.50. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org 

Oshima Tsumugi Kimono: A new traditional Japanese ensemble has been added to The University of Michigan Museum of Art’s collection of more than 300 kimonos. April 20-June 23. No cost with museum admission. The University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0395; umma.umich.edu

Singin’ in the Rain: The classic romantic-comedy musical is set in 1920s Hollywood. The film follows three performers as they navigate the transition from silent films to talkies. April 20. $5. Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Rd., Detroit; 313-537-2560; redfordtheatre.com

Easter Brunch at The Whitney: Spend Easter morning sipping mimosas in Detroit’s famous 1894 mansion. The restaurant’s annual Easter breakfast is a three-course meal that includes an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Children in attendance will meet the Easter bunny and receive a special gift. April 21. $49. The Whitney, 4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-5700; thewhitney.com

Easter Brunch at Detroit Foundation Hotel: Prepared by Chef Thomas Lents, the brunch buffet in the Apparatus Room will feature handmade pastries and hot and cold stations. Adults can enjoy specialty cocktails while children can look forward to a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny. April 21. $30 for children 12-and-under, $65 for adults. The Detroit Foundation Hotel, 250 W. Larned St., Detroit; 313-800-5600; detroitfoundationhotel.com

 

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