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8 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This April

April 1, 2018

Looking for things to do in Metro Detroit this month? Check out these dining, arts, entertainment and family events.

April 2

Justin Timberlake Concert

Courtesy Ryan McKinley

7:30 p.m.

Little Caesars Arena

2645 Woodward Ave, Detroit

Justin Timberlake will bring The Man of the Woods Tour — named after his latest album released in February — to Little Caesars Arena at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 2. “Man of the Woods” is Timberlake’s first album in five years. It offers a personal look at his family and journey into fatherhood with songs like “Young Man.” Tickets for the concert start at $54 on Ticketmaster.

April 4-29

Italian Film Festival USA

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Locations vary

The Italian Film Festival USA will host free screenings of the latest Italian films throughout the month of April. The festival opens Wednesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. at the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Detroit Film Theatre with “In guerra per amore” (At War For Love). For the first time, the festival will expand beyond Metro Detroit and offer screenings in East Lansing at Michigan State University. Visit italianfilmfests.org for times and locations.

April 10-22

“School of Rock — The Musical”

things to do in Metro DetroitCourtesy of Matthew Murphy

Showtimes vary

Fisher Theatre

3011 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit

“School of Rock — The Musical” is coming to the Fisher Theatre in Detroit April 10-22. The musical is based on the 2003 film of the same name and features music from the movie. Tickets start at $39 on Ticketmaster.

April 14


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Starting 9:30 a.m.

Maybury Farm

50165 Eight Mile Rd, Northville

Grab your Easter basket and head to Maybury Farm in Northville Saturday, April 14, for an Eggstravaganza. There will be three egg hunts, with a special golden egg hidden in each hunt. No basket will go empty, as each child will receive a prize bag. There also will be face painting and appearances by the Easter Bunny, Smokey Bear and the Tooth Fairy. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Egg hunts take place at 11 a.m. for ages 2 and 3, 11:30 a.m. for ages 4 to 6 and noon for ages 7 to 10. Admittance is $5 per vehicle. No pre-registration is necessary.

April 20


7-10 p.m.

Fox Hills Golf  & Banquet Center

8768 N Territorial Rpad, Plymouth

The 8th annual Uncorked will be held 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center in Plymouth. The event hosted by the Educational Excellence Foundation features a wine tasting, strolling dinner and silent auction that raises money for educational experiences for students in Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at any Busch’s Fresh Food Market.

April 20-22

Michigan Modernism Art and Antiques Show

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Southfield Pavilion

26000 Evergreen Rd, Southfield

See furniture and art reflecting design movements of the 20th century at the Michigan Modernism Art and Antiques Show April 21-22 at the Southfield Pavilion at 2600 Evergreen Road. Attendees will have a chance to shop the collections of 60 dealers. A VIP preview will be held Friday, April 20, featuring entertainment by Nicole New, wine, hors d’oeuvres and free admission to the show all weekend. VIP tickets are $75 on eventbrite and $95 at the door. Regular admission is $12. Children under 12 get in free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 21, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22.

April 21

Cranbrook Academy of Art Exhibit

things to do in Metro DetroitCourtesy PD Rearick

Cranbrook Academy of Art

39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills

See more than 70 thesis projects created by Cranbrook Academy of Art MFA students. The showcase culminates two years of studio work from the next generation of architects, artists and designers. The exhibition opens Saturday, April 21, and runs through Sunday, May 13.

April 26

Food Allergy Awareness Luncheon

11 a.m.

Knollwood Country Club

5050 W Maple Road, West Bloomfield Township

SEEN is partnering with the University of Michigan Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center to present a spring luncheon at Knollwood Country Club in West Bloomfield at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26. A panel discussion on food allergies will be moderated by WDIV-TV Channel 4 anchor Sandra Ali. Proceeds from the event will benefit food allergy research, education and awareness. Buy tickets starting at $125 at facspringluncheon.org.

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