Are you looking for some arts, culture, music and family-friendly fun to experience in Southeast Michigan this weekend? From some Motor City history to a showcase of young musicians and a production of Disney’s “Aladdin,” Detroit has so much to offer this weekend. 

One Detroit contributor Dave Wagner of 90.9 WRCJ shares what’s happening around metro Detroit during the May 5 weekend and into next week on “One Detroit Weekend.” 

List of Upcoming Events:  

  • Learn some Motor City history about Detroit’s auto industry with the Motor City Origins Tour Saturday, May 6 at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant. You can also visit the plant 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. every weekend.
  • Enjoy an evening of music performed by top student musicians with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s premier youth ensemble, the Civic Youth Ensemble, playing Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m. for the Wu Family Academy Showcase at Orchestra Hall.
  • Hear a range of works from Latin American composers, including Lalo Schifrin’s jazz-infused tribute to New Orleans, during the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s wind ensemble’s performance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 9 at the Cass Community United Methodist Church.
  • Celebrate the diverse range of animations from local and global animators at the 8th annual Detroit International Festival of Animation at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at the Senate Theater.
  • Have a laugh at the Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle with comedian Christian Johnson, a clean standup comedian from Charlotte, NC. Johnson performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 7.
  • Discover a whole new world with the hit Broadway musical, Disney’s “Aladdin,” now showing at the Fisher Theater through May 14. Matinee and evening performances are both available.  

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