Are you looking for some arts, culture, music and family-friendly fun to experience in Southeast Michigan this weekend? Learn about ways you can celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, see one of metro Detroit’s most in-demand jazz drummers, and catch Grammy-winning global icon Seal on his 30th-anniversary tour.  

One Detroit contributor Peter Whorf of 90.9 WRCJ shares what’s happening around metro Detroit during the May 19 weekend and into next week on “One Detroit Weekend.” 

List of Upcoming Events:  

  • The Blue Llama Jazz Café is hosting one of its own, Ann Arbor-based jazz drummer Jesse Kramer, for a free concert starting at 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 19. Reservations are not required.
  • Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with Detroit Public TV, the AAPI performance collaborative IS/LAND and Rising Voices during “Kizuna Tree,” an interactive installation open at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at the Ann Arbor District Library.
  • Don’t miss your chance to see the Grammy-winning global icon Seal, with special guest The Buggles, for his 30th anniversary North American tour. Seal performs for one night only at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, May 21.
  • Head to the St. Hedwig Catholic Church for a free Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert led by conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez. The performance will feature works from Latin-American composers and is part of the orchestra’s Detroit Neighborhood Initiative.
  • The Grosse Pointe War Memorial hosts An Evening of Red, White and Blue from 6-10:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24 featuring cocktails, live music, dinner, fireworks and a formal dedication to the Fred M. Alger Center.
  • Celebrate 150 years of Asian American history in Michigan with the Detroit Institute of Arts AAPI celebration show, “Evolution: Sharing the Journey,” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 19. The event will feature music, dance and food samples from a James Beard Award-nominated chef.
  • Learn about the different families of instruments during the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20 at Orchestra Hall.
  • Get ready for a rootin’-tootin’ good time as the Honky Tonk Angels perform their classic country tunes at Meadow Brook Theatre. Performances are being held through May 21. 

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