The weekend is here! Need something to do? Here’s a list of things to get into this weekend in and around Detroit.

Friday, 5/10/13

Deranged-Never Mess with a Black Woman’s Family May 10-12
Music Hall
Times and ticket prices vary
Veteran Actress Robin Givens and comedic actress Terri J. Vaughn give Detroit a comedy with a twist of suspense, just in time for Mother’s Day. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call the Music Hall box office at (313) 887-8500.

The Mountaintop April 25- June 2
Performance Network Theatre
Times and ticket prices vary
Katori Hall’s play, The Mountain Top, tells the story of the night of April 3, 1968 at the Memphis’ Lorraine Motel which is also known as the night before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Come and watch this moving and enlightening story come to life on stage in Ann Arbor. For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call (734) 663-0681.

Saturday, 5/11/13

Aida May 11-19
Detroit Opera House
Times and tickets vary
Ancient Egypt is also the setting for Giuseppe Verdi’s dramatic tale of the Ethiopian Princess Aida, who finds herself torn between her love for her country and her love for the handsome Egyptian military commander Radames. Against the backdrop of their two warring nations, these doomed lovers struggle to defy the odds as their fates are sealed. A moving saga of timeless love, Aida remains an enduring favorite of opera lovers worldwide. For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call (313) 237-SING [7464]

Rodin presents Second Saturdays with @phifedom aka Drake Phifer
Rodin Bar and Restaurant in Midtown
Time: 10 p.m.
Known in music circles for his work with Urban Organic Lifestyle Music, drake phifer has produced multi-media events over the years featuring soul artists such as Kem, Dwele, Eric Roberson, Ledisi, Goapele and many others. When djing, however, Phifer, known as @phifedom selector taps on different genres of music to create a sonic collage filled with a warm, luscious rhythms. From Afrobeat to Amp Fiddler; Bossa Nova to James Brown; Treacherous 3 to Clear Soul Forces; Naked Music to Karriem Riggins. For more information, call (313) 285-9218.

Get on Your Suit and Tie Shhh
Westin Book Cadillac
Time: 9 p.m.
Cost: Free
Oh you fancy huh? Time to prove it! Spring is coming to a close and it’s time to end it on a high note with none other than a Spring Formal. Party will be from 9pm to 12am on the 2nd Floor of the Westin Book Cadillac. Valet is available on Washington, but everyone knows you’ll be arriving in a black car thanks to Uber! Take the escalators up and you can’t miss it. If you know where the Motor Bar is, you know where the party is. After parties to follow and maybe even an after-after party…depending on how fancy you get. For more information call (313) 442-1600

Collective Peace (Live Band)
La Casa De La Habana Cigar & Martini Lounge
10 p.m.
Open to the public
Experience the fine art of prominent cigar brands, accompanied by quality selections of martinis, wines and an assortment of quality premium cognacs and vodkas while you listen to Collective Peace. For more information, visit


Sunday 5/13/13

Double Tree Hilton Hotel – Fort Shelby
11 a.m.
Bliss Sunday Brunch @ The Double Tree Hilton in Downtown Detroit is the ultimate breakfast destination. It has been recently voted as the # 1 brunch in Metro Detroit Mother’s Day, the Bliss experience gets even better! In addition to its beautiful ambiance, Bliss Sunday Brunch has improved its already appetizing buffet, by adding Fresh Seafood, a Chocolate Fountain, MORE Soul food, and so much more! Make your reservation by calling 313-499-0100 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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