10 Things to Do This Weekend (March 29 – 31)

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The Ann Arbor Film Festival: This experimental film festival has been occurring for nearly 57 years and was ranked no. 1 for USA TODAY’s 2019 10 Best Readers’ Choice Film Festivals. March 26 – 31. $6+. Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-668-8463; michtheater.org

Leonard Ouzts: Known for having a thought-provoking style, Ouzts draws from his life, family, and politics for his routines. March 28 – 30. $10+. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Aubrey: Hailing all the way from Birmingham, Alabama, award-winning playwright Joe Musso brings his latest production, which centers on a struggling heroin addict named Aubrey, to the Motor City. March 28 – May 19. $20+. The Detroit Repertory Theatre, 13103 Woodrow Wilson St., Detroit; 313-868-1347; detroitreptheatre.com

Happy Hour Drinkware Experience: At the Glass Academy, participants will have the chance to work with glassblowers to make one-of-a-kind drinkware in this hour and a half course. March 28 – June 25. $150. The Glass Academy; 25331 Trowbridge St., Dearborn; 313-561-4527; glassacademy.com

Friday Night Live! El Violin Latino: Heavily influenced by Eastern European folk and Roma music, violinist Gregor Heubner will perform with vocalist Yumaria Grijt. March 29. No cost. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org

Cinderella: Enjoy an updated take on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic tale in this enchanting, family-friendly theatrical performance. March 29 – 31. $34+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-6611; 313presents.com

The Music of David Bowie: Conductor Brent Havens will lead a full orchestra through some of David Bowie’s biggest hits, including “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” and “Under Pressure.” March 30. $32+. Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Homeshake: Montreal-based singer-songwriter and musician Peter Sagar will take the stage to perform his synth-pop songs from his 2019 album, Helium. March 30. $15+. El Club, 4114 Vernor Hwy, Detroit; 313-279-7382; elclubdetroit.com

The Ultimate Gaming Experience: Enjoy a night filled with PS4, Xbox One, Wii, and vintage games. March 30. $10+. The Craft Cafe Detroit, 15641 E. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-434-9541; eventbrite.com

Jamey Johnson and Kelsey Waldon: The two Country-singers will be performing their hits throughout the night. Expect to hear Waldon’s 2016 song, “All By Myself,” and Johnson’s 2010 smash-single, “Macon.” March 30. $25+. The Fillmore Detroit,  2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments below.


Related: An Award-Winning Playwright From Alabama Brings His Latest Production to The Detroit Repertory Theatre

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