DETROIT – Spring is heating up with several park cleanups to celebrate Earth Day, Olivia Rodrigo and shows for the whole family.
10 things to do this weekend in Metro Detroit
The Band’s Visit (Fisher Theatre), multiple showtimes: Experience the power of music in the Tony Award-winning musical about an Egyptian band that ends up in the wrong town. With a sweeping Grammy Award-winning score by David Yazbek, the critically acclaimed show explores how music can build bridges despite cultural differences. The touring cast includes Israeli actor Sasson Gabay who played Tewfiq in the original 2007 movie, reprising the role, as well as Detroit-native Joe Joseph and Broadway veteran Janet Decal. Showtimes and tickets here.
Blue Man Group (Fox Theatre), through Sunday: Discover the curious world of Blue Man Group in a spectacular that combines live music with creativity, art and technology. From one-of-a-kind instruments to hilarious audience interactions, the Blue Man Group’s new show features fan favorite sequences as well as new additions. Tickets start at $25 and is suitable for all ages. Schedule and tickets here.
Art + Earth (Belle Isle Aquarium), through Sunday 10am to 4pm: Artists from around our community display works bringing attention to the environment and conservation. 35 local artists have been selected for an exhibit using mixed media on a range of issues. Admission to the aquarium and exhibition are free. More info here.
Dequindre Cut Spring Cleanup, Saturday 10am to 2pm: Help clean up The Cut! Lend a hand to get Dequindre Cut ready for the busy summer season by picking up litter and trash around the greenspace. Volunteers will be provided with all the necessary equipment. All ages welcome. 18 and under must volunteer with an adult. Register to volunteer here.
Red Wings vs. Penguins (Little Caesars Arena), Saturday 12:30pm: It’s the final home game for our boys in Red as they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. Cheer on the Wings and stick around for fan appreciation day with special photo opportunities, giveaways and legendary players. Get tickets here.
Olivia Rodrigo (Masonic Temple), Saturday 6:30pm: Good 4 U if you snagged tickets to one of the hottest shows this summer. The High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star’s record-breaking debut single Driver’s License shot Rodrigo to instant superstardom followed up by her Grammy-winning album Sour. Good luck getting tickets.
Parsons Dance (Music Hall), Saturday 8pm: Leap into the Music Hall to experience the movement of one of the most internationally renowned dance companies. The New York-based performers show off their athleticism and artistry through contemporary dance under the direction of David Parsons. Get tickets here.
Family Day at Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Sunday 10am to 5pm: Enjoy a fun-filled day of exploration at the museum. Bring the whole family for extra activities like a scavenger hunt, exploration guide and model boat craft. Admission is free with registration and includes museum registration. Register for free here.
Urban Arts & Eatery Expo (Eastern Market), Sunday 11am: Head on over to Shed 5 for the 4th annual Urban Arts & Eatery Expo highlighting dozens of local businesses with food, drinks, art, poetry and music. A fashion show will showcase designs by some of Detroit’s up and coming artists. Admission starts at $5. Vendor list, tickets and info here.
Morris Day & The Time (Sound Board), Sunday 8pm: The legendary R&B icon is bringing the funk back to Motown. The band who brought out the “Jungle Love” is ready to rip it up with their classics as well as some new hits. 21 and over. Tickets start at $45. Get tickets here.