10 Things to Do This Weekend (April 26-28)

Comedy shows, concerts, and theatrical performances you don’t want to miss
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Martha Graham Dance Company will perform in Ann Arbor on April 26 and 27. // Photograph By Brigid Pierce

Noah Gardenswartz: Before he became a comedian, Gardenswartz worked as a journalist, hedge fund day trader, elementary school teacher, and a cannabis grower. He uses the unique perspective, which he gained from this wide base of experience, in building his stand-up routine. April 25-27. $10+. Comedy Castle, 310 S Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com 

Vivaldi’s Gloria: Conducted by Nicholas McGegan, this event will feature selections from the work of the Italian baroque musical composer Antonio Vivaldi. April 25-27. $15+. Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Trevor Noah: Known to put an insightful and humorous spin on current events, the host of The Daily Show is returning to Detroit for his Loud and Clear Tour 2019. April 26. $35+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

Martha Graham Dance Company: Founded in 1926, the oldest modern dance company in America will present a wide selection of performances that combine a classic style with more contemporary choreography. A Q&A with the group will take place following each night’s show. April 26 and 27. $42+. Power Center, 121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-2538; ums.org

Pink: Known for her powerful vocals and for blending the genres of pop, rock, and R&B, the triple-platinum singer will be performing songs from her latest album, Beautiful Trauma. April 26 and 27. $47.45+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-745-3000; 313presents.com

Chelsea Handler: Join Hillary Sawchuk, a metro Detroit native and founder of the podcast A Drink With, as she takes the stage with Chelsea Handler for the comedian’s sit-down comedy tour. Each ticket purchase includes a copy of Handler’s new book, Life Will Be the Death of Me. April 27. $35+. The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com

Motor City Laugh-a-Thon: The Detroit comedy festival will feature standup routines by Deray Davis, Bruce Bruce, Lil’ JJ, and more. April 27. $69. The Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St., Detroit; 313-638-2724; themasonic.com

The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene: The art exhibit focuses on ecological issues that have developed as a result of human activity. April 27-July 28. No cost with museum admission. The University of Michigan Museum of Art, 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-0395; umma.umich.edu

Allelujah!: The play tells the story of small-town hospital striving to keep its doors open. The comedic and thought-provoking production has received praise from The Guardian and the Daily Telegraph, among others. April 28. $12. Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-2538; ums.org

Kenny Lattimore: The R&B singer and songwriter is known for hits like “For You” and “Never Too Busy.” Singer, songwriter, and pianist Vivian Green will join Lattimore as a special guest. April 28. $30+. Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave.; 313-309-4700; 313presents.com


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