What to Do in Detroit This Weekend: April 12-14, 2013

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Spring has sprung in Detroit, and signs of it are cropping up everywhere. It's still pretty chilly, but never fear. Here's a list of Motor City fun and entertainment to warm you this weekend, April 12-14.


Friday, April 12, 7:30 p.m.

Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward, Detroit

From $29.50

This tour represents the first time in 40 years that rock gods Yes will perform the complete playlists from three of their albums: "The Yes Album," "Close to the Edge," and "Going for the One." This concert features special packages that include near-stage seating, a band meet-and-greet, exclusive limited-edition gifts, and more. The Grammy-winning, multiplatinum group consists of bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and singer Jon Davison.

Art X Detroit

Friday-Sunday, April 12-14, various times

Midtown Detroit's cultural center, various locations


This city-wide art fest features literary, visual, and performing artists in all genres and mediums. Events will be hosted at over a dozen venues around Midtown. Stop by the Detroit Library, the Detroit Institute of Arts, College for Creative Studies, MOCAD, Michigan Science Center and IMAX Theater, Scarab Club, Charles H. Wright Museum, Magic Stick, Majestic Theatre, and other art hubs. Check the website for who's exhibiting what, when, and where.

Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival

Friday-Sunday, April 12-14, various showings

Various locations

Cost by film -- check website

Check the website for special package pricing. In all, 30-plus films will be shown during throughout the festival, which is in its 15th year.

Scooby-Doo! Live Musical Mysteries

Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m., 2 p.m.; Sunday, April 14, 1 p.m.

Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward, Detroit

From $19.50

Zoinks! It's Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang live and in person -- Fred, Velma, Daphne, and Shaggy. And they're not cartoon characters. This time, they have to snoop out a pesky ghost who's haunting an old theater. Music and fun follow the doggie detective and his pals. Kids of all ages will love this show (my 15-year-old is looking forward to it!). Buy a Family Four Pack of tickets and save $3 per admission.

Brazeal Dennard Chorale

Saturday, April 13, 4 p.m.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward, Detroit

From $20

Don't miss this Legacy Concert celebrating African American music. Dr. Augustus Hill directs the award-winning Brazeal Dennard Chorale, with special performances by husband and wife duo, tenor Rodrick Dixon and soprano Alfreda Burke. Pianist is Alvin Waddles. Dixon is known for his DSO "Too Hot to Handel" concerts. Chorale executive director Don Robinson said in a press release that the Legacy Concert is a must for this time and place.

Detroit Derby Girls Double-Header

Saturday, April 13, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Masonic Temple, 500 Temple, Detroit

$18 for both bouts

One ticket gets you a roller derby double feature as the Detroit Pistoffs take on the Pistolwhippers at 6 p.m. and the D-Funk Allstars collide with the Devil's Night Dames at 8 p.m. Make it a family affair and bring the kids. Each paid adult admission buys you two free kids passes for children 12 and under.

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