Compiled by Marvin Poindexter, Arts & Entertainment Editor
Photo credit to reactpresents.com
From Camelot to Kent State: Pop 1960-1975
Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave.
Now till Aug. 25
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Detroit Institute of Arts presents an exhibition which embraces a generation of well-known artists, or more specifically, pop artists. In response to consumerism, popular mass media and more, these artists took inspiration from these concepts and managed to create unique vibrant pieces of art.
Lil Baby: The New Generation Tour
The Fillmore Detroit
2115 Woodward Ave.
Atlanta-born rising rap star Lil Baby is now on tour. In 2018, he gained a massive amount of attention after the release of his hit single, “Yes Indeed” featuring Drake. Baby also released three projects within the same year, comprised of two mixtapes and his debut studio album. “Harder Than Ever,” “Drip Harder” and “Street Gossip” were all released in the span of one year, one project being a collaborative project with Gunna. He will be performing at the Fillmore Wednesday, April 3. For more information, check out thefilmoredetroit.com.
Detroit Tigers versus Kansas City Royals
2100 Woodward Ave.
April 4, 6 and 7 at 1:10 p.m.
The Detroit Tigers are taking on the Kansas City Royals in a three-game series at Comerica Park. Surrounded by various bars, restaurants, theatres and parks, downtown Detroit has plenty to offer. Take time before or after the game to enjoy all the city has to offer.
Ariana Grande: Sweetener World Tour
Little Caesars Arena
2645 Woodward Ave.
After releasing her fourth studio album “Sweetener,” Ariana is back on tour based on her recently released fifth studio album, “Thank U Next.” Ariana has accomplished a lot during the span of her career. Just recently, the pop diva has surpassed over 8 billion streams on music streaming services spread out over 3 platinum selling albums.
The Big 80s
3711 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
April 5 and 6
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is celebrating one of the most iconic decades: the 80s! Relive the nostalgia of this classic era by re-experiencing timeless music from artist such as Robert Palmer, Michael Jackson, Mr. Mister, Cher and more.
Silent Party Detroit
Saint Andrew’s Hall
431 E Congress St
Admission/fees: $10 in advance, $25 the day of the event.
Urban Fetes presents “Three Floors of Fun.” Upon arrival attendees will receive a pair of custom Urban Fetes wireless headphones. The volume can be adjusted to your liking, while being able to choose between three DJs to listen to. Each headset has a colored LED (blue, red, green) that shows what channel you are listening to, so you can dance along with those listening to the same DJ.
Motown Masquerade Aid Ball
The Corner Ballpark
1680 Michigan Ave.
This highly anticipated event welcomes everyday heroes from Detroit. As part of the event, all proceeds will benefit Wayne Metro’s “Save the Day Fund,” providing aid to families in crisis. Events will include a silent auction, and a performance by the local performers, the Dan Rafferty Band.
Saint Andrew’s Hall
431 East Congress Street
Rapper, producer and songwriter Earl Sweatshirt is performing live in concert. Earl has seen a massive amount of success being a solo artist. Songs such as “I Don’t Like Shit, and I Don’t Go Outside” have helped put him on the map, aside from his affiliation with Odd Future.
Drinks X Design: Detroit City of Design
545 St. Antoine St
Detroit, MI 48202
5:30 to 8 p.m.
Detroit is a city filled with design and creativity. Join Design Core Detroit as they showcase the work of the city of Detroit as well as the design partners who are activating the Detroit City of Design Action Plan through projects that advance the practice of inclusive design.