10 Things to Do This Weekend (May 10-12)

From theater and fashion to floral masterpieces and concerts, there’s a Mother’s Day celebration for every kind of mom
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Maren Morris will perform at The Fillmore Detroit on May 11. // Photograph courtesy of Jamie Nelson

Songs My Mother Taught Me: A part of the Detroit Institute of Art’s Friday Night Live! Series, this unique performance combines storytelling and music. Accompanied by eight instruments, Sonya Belaya tells the story of her mother’s disappearance, exploring themes of loss, motherhood, and identity. May 10. No cost with museum admission. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org

Flower & Art Fair: Get started on your garden or find the perfect Mother’s Day gift in Downtown Lake Orion. Not only will there be flowers and garden goods from birdhouses to succulents, there will also be more than 30 artisans selling jewelry, pottery, photography, and more. May 10 and 11. 118 N. Broadway St. Lake Orion; 248-693-9742; downtownlakeorion.org

Maren Morris: Known for her vocals on the song “The Middle,” the country singer-songwriter has toured with Keith Urban, Niall Horan, and Sam Hunt. May 11. $40+. The Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com

Purple Stride: Run the 5K or walk with your family to raise funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer. The event will also feature entertainment and children’s activities. May 11. No cost to register, attendees are encouraged to raise funds for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Milliken State Park & Harbor, 1900 Atwater St., Detroit; 877-272-6226; pancan.org

The Studio: A Modern Floral Workshop: Learn to make and care for your own centerpieces this Mother’s Day weekend. Bruch and professional photography will also be provided. May 11. $125. Tribe Detroit, 31850 Mound Rd., Warren; eventbrite.com

Mother’s Day Fashion Show: The second annual fashion show, which benefits the nonprofit Refuge for Nations, will feature handmade styles by local immigrant and refugee women. Select pieces will be available for purchase. May 11. $20. Durfee Innovation Society, 2470 Collingwood St., Detroit; refugefornations.com

Secrets of the Desert: learn about the culture behind belly dancing this National Belly Dance Day with performances, henna tattoos, and headwrap demonstrations. Unique clothing and accessories will also be available for purchase. May 11. $10+. St. Patrick Senior Center Inc., 58 Parsons St., Detroit; 313-833-7080; eventbrite.com

The Festival of Laughs: This show will feature renowned comedians Sommore, DC Young Fly, George Wallace, Lavell Crawford, Mark Curry, and Guy Torry. May 11 and 12. $57.50+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

Detroit to Dakar: The Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit’s original play tells the true story of a group of young Detroit singers who travel to Dakar, Senegal. The play explores themes such as art, culture, and heritage. May 11 and 12. $10+. Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; mosaicdetroit.org

The Grapes of Wrath: Adapted from John Steinbeck’s novel, this opera follows a poor farming family that travels the country in search of economic prospects during the Great Depression. May 11-19. $35+. Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-237-7464; michiganopera.org


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