Things To Do In Detroit: Your City 5 For The Weekend Of April 17-19

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The weekend is right around the corner and is filled with sports, music, comedy, art, and theatre. It seems as if the energy of the city during the day has made its way into the night life allowing for a growing list of options each weekend for all of its residents. We will always try to keep the list of events as localized to the heart of Detroit and it looks as it won’t be an issue with all the growing talent and innovative event curators. With all that being said, let’s get into the City 5, along with an added Bonus event!

All Weekend (Thurs-Sun): Art X Detroit 2015 Event Lineup – After a successful opening night and incredible first weekend, Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience (AXD) is gearing up for its second weekend celebrating Detroit’s thriving arts scene, April 16-19, in Midtown, Downtown and Eastern Market. The public is invited to experience visual art installations, panel discussions, artist talks, dance, musical and theatrical performances, film screenings, literary readings, workshops and more during this free festival in the city’s remarkable collection of galleries and museums. Featuring the works of the nearly 40 Kresge Eminent Artists and Artist Fellows, the biennial AXD is staged over three weekends (April 9–12, 16–19, 25–26) at nearly 20 venues throughout the city.

Friday-Sunday: Detroit Tigers – This weekend offers a 3 day series of home games for the Detroit Tigers.  The weather is going to be great this weekend and the ball park will be filled with the best fans a city can ask for! Come out and support the Tigers (7-1) at Comerica or the multiple restaurant/sports bar options within a few blocks of the ball park.

Friday & Saturday: Rocky LaPorte Stand-Up at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle – Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle in Royal Oak is hosting a three day comedy series with Rocky LaPorte.  Thursday night is unfortunately sold out already but tickets for Friday and Saturday are still available at

Thursday-Saturday: Exotic Adventures – Join Leonard Slatkin and the DSO in worldly travels of song and dance to the music of Ravel and Ginastera, accompanied by associate concertmaster Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy, rising young French mezzo-soprano Isabelle Druet, and multi-talented classical and jazz pianist Simon Mulligan.

SaturdayDetroit Zombie Apocalypso – The Detroit Zombie Apocalypse III is coming on Sat., April 18 to the Tangent Gallery / Hastings St. Ballroom. This show is a benefit for the American Cancer Society via The Walking Hope for ACS and LLS (a Walking Dead and pop culture themed fan site dedicated to raising awareness and funds for ACS and cancer charity). 8:30pm showtime, $10 suggested minimum donation. Dress to impress in your deadest attire!


Friday: Bleu’s Official 420 Party – The official celebration of 420 is going to happen a couple days early this year to offer some good vibes and a place to enjoy good music and company amongst other visionaries. Celebrate the festivities at a proper club this saturday along with Special guests – Nas, Shay OMyGod, and Photographer Rob Allor.

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