10 Things to Do This Weekend (May 3-5)

Big concerts, a Cinco de Mayo parade, and a Kentucky Derby celebration top the list
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Snow Patrol performs at Royal Oak Music Theatre on May 4. // Photograph courtesy of AEG Presents

The Beauty Queen of Leenane: This Tony Award-winning play focuses on Maureen Foley and her toxic relationship with her mother, which threatens to end the only romance she’s ever known. May 2-26. $25+. Allesee Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

DMX: The first artist to have his first four albums all hit No. 1 on the charts, DMX has been making hardcore rap since 1991. May 3. $85. Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-961-8961; saintandrewsdetroit.com

Ben Platt: The Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning actor and singer is touring in support of his debut solo LP, Sing to Me Instead. May 4. $65.50+. Fisher Theatre, 3011 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit; 313-872-1000; broadwayindetroit.com

Detroit Derby Brunch: Just because you’re not at the Woodford Reserve doesn’t mean you can’t don an over-the-top hat. This fifth annual brunch event, which raises funds for local nonprofits, features a hat showcase, as well as prizes, raffles, and a photo booth. May 4. Roostertail, 100 Marquette Dr., Detroit; 313-822-1234; detroitderbybrunch.com 

Snow Patrol: Since their debut more than 20 years ago, the band has sold over 15 million albums worldwide. They will be performing songs from their sixth studio album, Megaplex, at their Royal Oak concert. May 4. $35+. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com

Virginia Violet & the Rays: Led by vocalist Virginia Nastase, the soul group calls their nostalgic sound a modern take on Motown. While you listen, grab a craft beer or small plate at Otus Supply, the trendy Ferndale restaurant that is hosting the group. May 4. Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-291-6160; otussupply.com

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta & Parade: The Mexican Patriotic Committee of Metro Detroit’s two-day art, music, and food festival will culminate on Sunday at noon with a parade route that starts at Central and Vernor streets. May 4 and 5. Mexicantown Latino Cultural Center, 2835 Bagley Ave., Detroit; facebook.com

Jeff Allen: This clean comedian is best known for his film Happy Wife, Happy Life, Revisited, and his stand-up topics often include family life and marriage. Allen has also appeared on Comedy Central, VH-1, Showtime, TBN, CBN, Family Net, and more. May 5. $25. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 South Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Mindfulness Brunch: In partnership with Namaste Life and Equanimity Tribe, the Foundation Hotel is hosting a yoga and meditation session followed by a chef’s choice, family-style brunch in the private dining room at Apparatus Room. May 5. $50+. Detroit Foundation Hotel, 250 W. Larned St., Detroit; 3138005500; detroitfoundationhotel.com

All About Eve: Starring Lily James and Gillian Anderson, the film tells the story of theater star Margo Channing and her girl-next-door biggest fan, whose intentions might not be so innocent. May 5 and 7. $15. Main Art Theatre, 118 N. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-542-5198; landmarktheatres.com


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