Darren McCarty Standup, Food Trucks in Detroit, & More

“Under The Skin” by Miroslawa Sztuczka is one of the works on display in the new exhibition at the Detroit Artists Market. // Photo courtesy Detroit Artists Market

Choice / chance

In his youth, the artist and Holocaust survivor Rene Lichtman studied with influential abstract expressionists. After migrating to Detroit in 1969, he helped direct a documentary about the League of Revolutionary Undeclared Workers and became a founding member of Hidden Children and Child Survivors of Michigan. Now the painter will exhibit his latest works in the Lawrence Street Gallery, which combine Bauhaus, Expressionist and Surrealist styles. No costs. Until May 30th. Lawrence Street Gallery, 22620 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; lawrencestreetgallery.com


Detroit Artists Market’s latest exhibit features a selection of artwork where local creatives explore the idea of ​​gender through their own thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Pieces by artists such as Aaron Decker, Judy Eliyas, Jo Powers, James Stephens and Miroslawa Sztuczka show themes such as sexuality, gender roles and gender stereotypes. No costs. Opening reception on May 7th; Exhibition from May 7th to June 5th. Detroit Artists Market, 4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit; detroitartistsmarket.org

Darren McCarty Comedy Show

Long known as the bitter enforcer for the Detroit Red Wings, four-time Stanley Cup champion Darren McCarty has made a name for himself as a comedian in recent years. He has a penchant for telling it as it is and joking about everything from his time on the ice to his failed marriages. In this standup show at Emagine, McCarty will get stories, laughs, and even a behind-the-scenes look at professional hockey. $ 25 +. May 7th. Emagine Theater, 200 N. Main Street, Royal Oak; emagine-entertainment.com

Downtown Street Eats PC Downtown Detroit Parks - Food TruckDowntown Street Eats is back with a new line of rotating food trucks. // Courtesy photo of Downtown Detroit Parks

Downtown Street eats

This Friday marks the opening of Detroit’s annual Downtown Street Eats – the state’s largest weekly food truck experience. During lunch breaks and on special occasions throughout the season, you can find both new and main food trucks, carts, and pop-ups of local restaurants in parks and public areas throughout downtown. In the coming weeks, among others, Curbside 313, Brass Kitchen, Sonny’s Hamburger, Impasto, Little Brother’s Burgers and Tasty Fixin’s Catering Co. will be among the restaurants visiting. May 7 – Summer 2021. Cadillac Square, Detroit; Woodward Esplanade, 600 Woodward Ave., Detroit; Downtowndetroitparks.com

farce (1963)

Stanley Donen’s classic romantic comedy Charade, starring Oscar-winning actors Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, will be screened at the Senate Theater this weekend. Follow the main characters as they chase down a gang of thieving villains in this spy movie love story. $ 6 +. 8th of May. Senate Theater 6424 Michigan Ave., Detroit; facebook.com

Michigan Flower, Arts and Home Improvement Show

Stroll the Michigan Flower, Art & Home Improvement Show in Canterbury Village this weekend. Celebrations include demonstrations, activities, live entertainment and outdoor dining, and the largest assortment of flowers and plants from local farms in the area. Guests have the opportunity to learn gardening and landscaping tips, explore new building and home decor trends, and purchase unique paintings, handcrafted ceramics, woodwork, and other artwork from local artisans. No costs. May 8th and 9th. Canterbury Village, 2359 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion; canterburyvillage.com

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