Are you looking for some arts, culture, music and family-friendly fun to experience in Southeast Michigan this weekend? From celebrations for Earth Month and Arab American Heritage Month to Broadway’s Audra McDonald at Hill Auditorium, the Detroit area has so much to offer this weekend.
One Detroit contributor Cecelia Sharpe of 90.9 WRCJ shares what’s happening around metro Detroit during the April 21 weekend and into next week on “One Detroit Weekend.”
List of Upcoming Events:
- In celebration of Earth Day, the Michigan Philharmonic presents “Overture for Our Earth” at 7:30 p.m. at the Salem High School Auditorium. A pre-concert talk will be hosted at 6:45 p.m.
- The Birmingham Concert Band celebrates its 45th season with a free concert Sunday, April 23 at 3 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. The concert will feature Margaret Albrecht on clarinet, 90.9 WRCJ’s Dave Wagner as the organist and composer Nick LeVeck.
- For Arab American Heritage Month, visit the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn. Ongoing exhibits include “Contributions from the Arab World,” “Coming to America,” and “Making an Impact.” The museum is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
- Calling all Broadway fans! Six-time Tony Award-winning soprano singer Audra McDonald will perform at Hill Auditorium at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23.
- Watch performances by national music icons on the small screen this weekend with PBS. You can watch Joni Mitchell receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize. Plus, Roberta Flack on American Masters.
- The Detroit Symphony Orchestra hosts a special meet and greet, book signing, conversation and Q&A with author, musician and educator Brendan Slocumb at 6 p.m. Monday, April 24 about his latest release “Symphony of Secrets.” The event will be led by 90.9 WRCJ host Cecelia Sharpe.
- “Steel Magnolias,” a play by Robert Harting, is showing at Tipping Point Theatre through May 14, with matinee performances on April 26, May 3 and May 10.
- Check out artist Neha Vedpathak’s exhibit “Creative Force” on display at the David Klein Gallery through May 27. As a Detroit resident, Vedpathak’s artwork is closely linked to the environment around them.
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