10 Things to Do This Weekend (April 12 – 14)

A weekend perfect for the arts
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Italian Film Festival: Metro Detroiters will have the chance to catch more than 15 Italian films as well as attend events with the directors of the films shown at this countrywide festival. No cost. April 3 – May 5. Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-3237; italianfilmfests.org

Freep Film Festival: This annual film festival showcases a curated and diverse lineup of documentaries at 10 venues around downtown Detroit. April 10 – 14. $10+. 160 W. Fort St., Detroit; 313-222-2072; freepfilmfestival.com

Dean DelrayActor and comedian Dean Delray, best known for roles in Love, Maron, and Hell Ride, is the host of his own podcast, Let There Be Talk. April 11 – 13. $10+. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

An Evening with the Clintons: Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are traveling across the country to share stories from their political careers. April 12. $99.50+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

Handel’s Smele: A princess engages in an affair with Jupiter, the king of the gods, in this opera inspired by Roman mythology. April 12. $14+. Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-764-2538; ums.org

The Sound of MusicThis timeless musical, which was first performed in 1959, has won a Tony, a Grammy, and an Academy Award for its score. April 13 & 14. $34+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

2019 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art: Created by more than 70 of this year’s graduates, innovative works of art, architecture, and design will be on display at this annual event. April 13 – May 20. $20. Cranbrook Art Museum, 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3323; cranbrookartmuseum.org

Kinky Boots: This six-time Tony-winning Broadway musical features songs by Grammy-winning pop singer Cyndi Lauper and is based off of the 2005 British film of the same name. April 13. $68+. Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township; 586.286.2222; macombcenter.com

Adam Conover: The comedian, writer, and host of truTV’s Adam Ruins Everything is bringing his unique brand of comedy on an 11-city tour. April 14. $37.50+. The Majestic Theatre, 4140 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-9700; majesticdetroit.com

Say Cheese Fest: Sample plates like mac and cheese, cheese pizza, and grilled cheese from local restaurants at this family-friendly festival. Four drink vouchers are included with each ticket. April 14. $30+. Belle Isle Boat House; E. Picnic Way, Detroit; 773-828-9282; eventbrite.com

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