April is Jazz Appreciation Month and what better way to celebrate the genre than with a performance from Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis. There’s a host of other performances coming to town, including Celtic Woman at the Fisher Theatre, “Breaking the Waves” at Detroit Opera and “Annabella in July” at the Detroit Repertory Theatre.  

Plus, support local small businesses during All Things Detroit Day at Eastern Market or check out some visual art at the College for Creative Studies Valade Gallery and the Cranbrook Art Museum. See what’s coming up on “One Detroit Weekend” with contributor Dave Wagner of 90.9 WRCJ.

Upcoming Events:   

  • Three-time Grammy Award-winning jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis performs Friday, April 5 at Orchestra Hall in Detroit with his quartet: pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner. 
  • The 20th anniversary tour of Celtic Woman takes place at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit Saturday, April 6, featuring traditional Irish music with a contemporary flare. 
  • Detroit Opera presents “Breaking the Waves,” a new production making its Detroit premiere, on select dates through April 14.  
  • Shop with more than 200 local small businesses at the 10th annual All Things Detroit Day in Eastern Market Sheds no. 3, no. 4 and no. 5 on Sunday, April 7.  
  • The Detroit Repertory Theatre presents “Annabella in July,” a fast-paced comedy that’s sure to make you laugh, through May 5.  
  • The Studio at Hilberry Gateway Theatre in Detroit presents a production of “Amélie” from the Wayne State University Department of Theatre and Dance through April 20.  
  • The College for Creative Studies Valade Family Gallery presents an exhibit from artist Eleanor Oakes titled “Love’s Labor” through April 27. An opening reception will take place Friday, April 5. 
  • The Cranbrook Academy of Art showcases its 2024 Graduate Degree Exhibition, featuring works from the next generation of artists and designers, through May 12 at the Cranbrook Art Museum. 

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