From Flower Day and Comic Con to funnyman Marc Maron and a River Fest, there are so many fun things to do in Metro Detroit this weekend!
BY SEEN CONTRIBUTORS
May 12 – May 16
Immersive Van Gogh, Detroit
If you haven’t witnessed the magic of this unique and multi-sensory art experience yet, hurry up and get your tickets! This spectacular digital art exhibition allows you to step “inside” the work of Vincent Van Gogh. Tickets range between $34.99 to $54.99 and can be purchased here.
May 13 – 15
Motor City Comic Con, Suburban Collection Showplace
Michigan’s largest and longest-running comic book and pop culture convention returns to Novi for the “biggest and baddest” weekend of drama, inspiration, and thrill. The 2022 event features William Shatner, best known for his work as Capt. James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek franchise, as well as many more actors, writers, and artists. Adult ticket prices range f rom $30-$40 depending on the day, children 6-12 are $10 Friday-Saturday and f ree on Sunday, children 5 and under are free all weekend. motorcitycomiccon.com
Marc Maron at Royal Oak Music Theatre
Comedian and host of one of the first and biggest podcasts, WTF with Marc Maron, will hit the stage this Saturday for his “This May Be The Last Time” tour. Tickets are available here.
May 14, 19, and 22
X: LIFE AND TIMES OF MALCOLM X, Detroit Opera House
See the life of Malcolm X unfold in the opera by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Anthony Davis and directed by Tony nominee Robert O’Hara. Artist-in-Residence Davóne Tines embodies the role of Malcolm X and according to the New York Times, you won’t want to miss this incredible revival. michiganopera.org
Flower Day at Eastern Market
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dahlia’s, tulips and roses, oh my! After a 2 year pandemic-related hiatus, this Detroit institution is back! Grab your wagons and get ready to buy beautiful blooms from vendors throughout the Midwest. Food trucks and other entertainment will be there, but truly, nothing beats the people watching.
Huron River Day Festival, Ann Arbor
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Head to Ann Arbor’s Gallup Park for a fabulous festival celebrating our freshwater. You can paddle boat or kayak, learn to stand up paddle board, go fishing with provided poles, bait and instruction, and much more. There will also be music, food trucks and great learning activities for kids. More information here.