10 ways to escape boredom in metro Detroit this week

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Wednesday, April 27 -
Woodward Line Poetry Series
@ Scarab Club -
Woodward Line Poetry Series, which is supported by the Michigan Council of the Arts, is a great organization that gives poets a forum for their work. The night will feature a series of different poets as they share their personal stories and poems.  
Starts at 7 p.m.; 217 Farnsworth St., Detroit; 313-831-1250; scarabclub.org.
Wednesday, April 27 - Woodward Line Poetry Series @ Scarab Club - Woodward Line Poetry Series, which is supported by the Michigan Council of the Arts, is a great organization that gives poets a forum for their work. The night will feature a series of different poets as they share their personal stories and poems. Starts at 7 p.m.; 217 Farnsworth St., Detroit; 313-831-1250; scarabclub.org.
Friday April 29 -
Eddie Logix’s Ohana Tape Release Party
@ Elizabeth Theater -
Eddie Logix is a DJ and producer, who is holding a special release party at the Elizabeth Theater for his new tape, Ohana. While information about this event is particularly sparse, we gleaned that special guests will include Pig Pen and Peace to Mateo. There will be “vibes by” Blair French and DTCHPLNES too -— whatever that means. 
Starts at 9 p.m.; 2040 Park Ave., Detroit; 313-962-2933; parkbardetroit.com; tickets are $5; 21 and older only.
Friday April 29 - Eddie Logix’s Ohana Tape Release Party @ Elizabeth Theater - Eddie Logix is a DJ and producer, who is holding a special release party at the Elizabeth Theater for his new tape, Ohana. While information about this event is particularly sparse, we gleaned that special guests will include Pig Pen and Peace to Mateo. There will be “vibes by” Blair French and DTCHPLNES too -— whatever that means. Starts at 9 p.m.; 2040 Park Ave., Detroit; 313-962-2933; parkbardetroit.com; tickets are $5; 21 and older only.
Friday, April 29 -
Todd Barry
@ The Crofoot -
Todd Barry is a stand-up comedian who has been on the circuit for years now. He has done stand-up all across America, and you may have seen him on late night shows like Conan Live, Late Show with David Letterman, and Jimmy Kimmel. He’s also a talented voice actor and has lent his voice to many Adult Swim TV shows. If you’re looking for a night of laughs and good times, check out this seasoned comic. 
Starts at 8 p.m.; 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac; 248-858-9333; thecrofoot.com; tickets are $18.50 in advance and $20 at the door. Photo via Wikipedia.
Friday, April 29 - Todd Barry @ The Crofoot - Todd Barry is a stand-up comedian who has been on the circuit for years now. He has done stand-up all across America, and you may have seen him on late night shows like Conan Live, Late Show with David Letterman, and Jimmy Kimmel. He’s also a talented voice actor and has lent his voice to many Adult Swim TV shows. If you’re looking for a night of laughs and good times, check out this seasoned comic. Starts at 8 p.m.; 1 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac; 248-858-9333; thecrofoot.com; tickets are $18.50 in advance and $20 at the door. Photo via Wikipedia.
Saturday, April 30 -
Queen of Cups Burlesque Variety Show
@ Blind Pig -
We are so excited to see that Queen of Cups Burlesque Variety Show is returning to the Blind Pig. Burlesque dancing is a true art form, plus it’s super fun and exciting to watch. This special performance will feature burlesque performers Bunny Valentine, Red Rum, Dahlia Fatale, Mylitta La Fae, Gala Delicious, and many others. 
Doors open at 9:30 p.m.; 208 N. First St., Ann Arbor; 734-996-8555 blindpigmusic.com; tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door; 18 and older only.
Saturday, April 30 - Queen of Cups Burlesque Variety Show @ Blind Pig - We are so excited to see that Queen of Cups Burlesque Variety Show is returning to the Blind Pig. Burlesque dancing is a true art form, plus it’s super fun and exciting to watch. This special performance will feature burlesque performers Bunny Valentine, Red Rum, Dahlia Fatale, Mylitta La Fae, Gala Delicious, and many others. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.; 208 N. First St., Ann Arbor; 734-996-8555 blindpigmusic.com; tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door; 18 and older only.
Saturday, April 30 -
The Naked Magic Show
@ Royal Oak Music Theatre -
We’re not really sure why Australia is fascinated with live shows and nudity (i.e. Thunder Down Under and those dudes who did penis tricks), but we are definitely not mad about it. These two Australian babes not only entertain you with their fun magic tricks, but you also get to stare at their gorgeous naked bodies. It’s a true two-for-one deal. Why haven’t magic shows been naked all the time? We’re not sure, but we’re happy to see these guys doing it!  
Doors open at 7 p.m.; 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; romtlive.com; tickets are $35-$45; 18 and older only.
Saturday, April 30 - The Naked Magic Show @ Royal Oak Music Theatre - We’re not really sure why Australia is fascinated with live shows and nudity (i.e. Thunder Down Under and those dudes who did penis tricks), but we are definitely not mad about it. These two Australian babes not only entertain you with their fun magic tricks, but you also get to stare at their gorgeous naked bodies. It’s a true two-for-one deal. Why haven’t magic shows been naked all the time? We’re not sure, but we’re happy to see these guys doing it! Doors open at 7 p.m.; 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; romtlive.com; tickets are $35-$45; 18 and older only.
Saturday, April 30 -
Opening Celebration Ride
@ Dequindre Cut -
If you haven’t checked out the newly remodeled Dequindre Cut, then you officially have plans on Saturday. Whether you want to ride your bike, walk your dog, or go for a nice run, the Dequindre Cut will be your new home to escape the city and get a little fresh air. Plus, if you go to the Opening Celebration Ride, you will be one of the first to try out the cut’s new extension. Photo by Rex Roof via Creative Commons. 
Event runs from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.; 2934 Russell St., Detroit.
Saturday, April 30 - Opening Celebration Ride @ Dequindre Cut - If you haven’t checked out the newly remodeled Dequindre Cut, then you officially have plans on Saturday. Whether you want to ride your bike, walk your dog, or go for a nice run, the Dequindre Cut will be your new home to escape the city and get a little fresh air. Plus, if you go to the Opening Celebration Ride, you will be one of the first to try out the cut’s new extension. Photo by Rex Roof via Creative Commons. Event runs from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.; 2934 Russell St., Detroit.
Sat., April 30 —
Sun., May 1 - 
Michigan Antique Festival
@ Springfield Oaks County Park -
Held at the Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg, the Michigan Antique Festival is the best place to find those knickknacks and classic antiques. They have multiple locations that feature different kinds of antiques, and there will even be a beer tent that will feature a variety of Michigan craft beer. And there’s a classic car show. If you love antiques, this festival has your name written all over it. 
Event runs 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday; 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg; miantiquefestival.com; admission is $6 for adults and free for children 11 and younger.
Sat., April 30 — Sun., May 1 - Michigan Antique Festival @ Springfield Oaks County Park - Held at the Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg, the Michigan Antique Festival is the best place to find those knickknacks and classic antiques. They have multiple locations that feature different kinds of antiques, and there will even be a beer tent that will feature a variety of Michigan craft beer. And there’s a classic car show. If you love antiques, this festival has your name written all over it. Event runs 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday; 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg; miantiquefestival.com; admission is $6 for adults and free for children 11 and younger.
Sunday, May 1 -
18th Blessing of the Lowriders
@ Grace in Action -
Celebrating its 18th year, the blessings of the Lowriders is a car show/parade that shows off the unique Lowrider cars that Detroit’s Southwest Latino community love so much. It takes place right after the Cinco de Mayo parade, and it has become a part of the community’s history now. This event is more than just a car show though — it is a rite of passage for the youth in the community as well. 
Starts at 3 p.m.; 1725 Lawndale St., Detroit.
Sunday, May 1 - 18th Blessing of the Lowriders @ Grace in Action - Celebrating its 18th year, the blessings of the Lowriders is a car show/parade that shows off the unique Lowrider cars that Detroit’s Southwest Latino community love so much. It takes place right after the Cinco de Mayo parade, and it has become a part of the community’s history now. This event is more than just a car show though — it is a rite of passage for the youth in the community as well. Starts at 3 p.m.; 1725 Lawndale St., Detroit.
Sunday, May 1 -
Sleeping Beauty
@ Music Hall -
We all know the classic story of Sleeping Beauty, but the Russian Ballet Theatre is returning to Detroit with a brand-new production of this classic fairytale. As great as the movie is, this production presents a special opportunity to see the world-renowned Russian Ballet Theatre present a favorite story live on stage. 
Starts at 2 p.m.; 350 Madison St., Detroit; 313-887-8500; musichall.org; tickets are $30, $40, and $50.
Sunday, May 1 - Sleeping Beauty @ Music Hall - We all know the classic story of Sleeping Beauty, but the Russian Ballet Theatre is returning to Detroit with a brand-new production of this classic fairytale. As great as the movie is, this production presents a special opportunity to see the world-renowned Russian Ballet Theatre present a favorite story live on stage. Starts at 2 p.m.; 350 Madison St., Detroit; 313-887-8500; musichall.org; tickets are $30, $40, and $50.
Sunday, May 1 -
Listen to Your Mother
@ Saint Andrew’s Hall -
Listen to Your Mother gives motherhood a microphone. Their goal is to take the audience on a journey of motherhood, and hopefully give some advice to moms raising children right now, moms raising grandchildren, and moms-to-be. A portion of the proceeds from every performance is donated to a Detroit charity. 
Starts at 2 p.m.; 431 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-961-8961; saintandrewsdetroit.com; tickets are $15.
Sunday, May 1 - Listen to Your Mother @ Saint Andrew’s Hall - Listen to Your Mother gives motherhood a microphone. Their goal is to take the audience on a journey of motherhood, and hopefully give some advice to moms raising children right now, moms raising grandchildren, and moms-to-be. A portion of the proceeds from every performance is donated to a Detroit charity. Starts at 2 p.m.; 431 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-961-8961; saintandrewsdetroit.com; tickets are $15.