#PLAYDETROIT: APRIL EVENTS HAPPENING IN DETROIT

What’s popping in Detroit this April: The flowers are finally trying to bloom and so are we… Enjoy our curated list of upcoming low-key events happening in Detroit throughout the city that will be sure to help you shed all of your winter layers.

Jit City (Vol. 7)

April 5th, Friday 10pm-2am

The Whiskey Disco – 2 John R Detroit, MI

Sheefy McFly and Tiptonaires present to you the seventh edition of Jit City and it’s just how it sounds. So freshen up on your footwork, throw on your booty shorts and Jay’s and let’s party!

FREE

The marquee is seen before the start of The Pretender at the Redford Theatre in Detroit on Saturday, April 14, 2018 as part of the Freep Film Festival.

The Annual Freep Film Festival

April 10-14th

Attending the Freep Film Festival has never let me down. Every year for the last five years I have enjoyed many documentaries connected to my hometown of Detroit. The festival produced by Detroit Free Press creates a hub for storytelling on the big screen and not only that the five days will be full of panel discussions, parties and music events.

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Red Bull Arts Detroit Resident Artist Exhibition Opening

April 12th, Friday 6-9pm

Red Bull Arts Detroit – 1551 Winder Street Detroit, MI

It’s time to see what went down during the Red Bull three-month artist residency with artist Tiff Massey, Patrick Quarm and Miatta Kawinzi. Each artist brings dope creations to the table that we all can appreciate, so be sure to check out what they cooked up in the lab.

Michigan Farm to Table

April 14th, Sunday 12-4pm

DNR Outdoor Adventure Center – 1801 Atwater St Detroit, MI

With more than 50,000 farms in Michigan and over 1,300 in Detroit this event will bring Michigan farmers together under one roof. The event focuses on sharing information and resources from hundreds of agriculturalist.

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The Art of Nostalgia: A Feel Good Experience

April 19th, Friday 8pm-12am

The Artist Village of Detroit – 17336 Lahser Road Detroit, MI

Forget your troubles and come get happy! Come. Experience. Feel good.” Organizers DoitDetroit and Defox Enterprise is creating an experience where can feel your best and forget your troubles for a few hours. Come be yourself and walk out with a new positive vibe and maybe even a friend or two.  

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7th Annual Venus Rising: An All Women Art Exhibition

April 26th-27th, Saturday 7-11pm

Tangent Gallery – 715 Milwaukee St Detroit, MI

This event will feature an abundance of Southeast Michigan female artist and creators from all different art mediums. Help embrace your inner Venus energy and support phenomenal women selling loads of originals, prints, stickers and posters.

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Norm Talley, Rufus Gibson [something clever]

April 27th, Saturday 6pm-2am

TV Lounge – 2548 Grand River Detroit, MI

House jams all night with Norm Talley, Rufus Gibson, Nesto and a few others. If you need get your life, end up here.

Free before 10pm and $10 after.

DEATH at Deluxx Fluxx

April 28th, Sunday 7-11pm

Deluxx Fluxx – 1274 Library St Detroit, MI

The legendary rock band DEATH from Detroit will be performing live in the funky space of Deluxx Fluxx. DEATH has been around since 1975 and are looked at as one of the first punk bands in the world.

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