10 Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit (April 27-29)

Enjoy the spring weather this weekend at one of these metro Detroit concerts, shows, and plays
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See George Ezra Perform songs from his new album, Staying at Tamara’s, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on April 28. // Photograph Courtesy of George Ezra.

Orchestra Hall: Following a ConcerTalk presentation, Dances & Nocturnes will feature the music of French composers Franck, Debussy, Ravel, and Dutilleux. April 28-29. $15+. 3711 Woodward Ave.; Detroit; 313-576-5100; dso.org

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Sammy Obeid, the youngest member of the national touring troupe CoExist Comedy, has a “refreshingly intelligent” style of comedy. April 26-28. $10+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Fur Ball: The evening of mingling, dancing, cocktails, and dinner will support Fun Raising 4 Animal Rescue, a nonprofit that works with charities such as Dearborn Animal Shelter and the Michigan Animal Adoption Network. April 28. $100. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi; 248-348-5600; funraising4animalrescue.org

The Illusionists: The magic show, which recently finished a run on Broadway, is fronted by seven stars, who perform tricks and death-defying stunts. April 27-28. $30+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; 313presents.com 

Stars on Ice: Fans of U.S. Figure Skating will have the chance to see individual and ensemble routines performed by skaters including Nathan Chen, Ashley Wagner, and Jason Brown. April 28. $30+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com

DNR Outdoor Adventure Center: As part of a Michigan Birds of Prey event, the Michigan Avian Experience will be stopping by the center with hawks, eagles, owls, and falcons. Visitors will also have the chance to touch feathers while exploring bird bones. April 29. Free with admission. 1801 Atwater St., Detroit; 844-622-6367; michigan.gov

George Ezra: International musician George Ezra, singer of the popular song “Budapest,” is coming to town this April to perform songs off his new album, Staying at Tamara’s. April 28. $27.50+. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com

Jimmy Webb: Often referred to as “America’s Songwriter,” Jimmy Webb has written classic songs for musicians like Nina Simone and Carly Simon. This month, Webb is coming to Ann Arbor to perform some of his hits, as well as smash songs he wrote for other musicians. April 29. $26+. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-1800; theark.org

Meadow Brook Theatre: The All Night Strut moves through the Depression, World War II, and the post-war boom in a production filled with jazz, blues, and American songbook standards. April 25-May 20. $28+. 378 Meadow Brook Rd., Rochester; 248-377-3300; mbtheatre.com 

Redford Theatre: Shrek The Musical tells the tale of an unlikely ogre hero who, along with a wisecracking donkey, goes on a journey to rescue a feisty princess. Based on the 2001 film, the musical also features fairy tale misfits including the Gingerbread Man and the Three Little Pigs. April 27-29. $15+. 17360 Lahser Rd., Detroit; 313-537-2560; redfordtheatre.com 

 

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