The Friday Five — April 21-23

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published April 19, 2023


1. Oakland County Earth Day
April 22  • Royal Oak

The Oakland County Earth Day climate march, rally and fair will take place this Saturday at Centennial Commons Park in Royal Oak. The celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the march at 10 a.m. and the rally at 11 a.m. Hear speeches from politicians, listen to live music and check out more than 50 booths featuring vendors billed as environmentally friendly. For more information, visit

Read the story: Oakland County celebrates Earth Day

More Earth Day (April 22) events:

Bloomfield Township
Free native flower seedlings, activities for kids and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nativity Episcopal Church, 21220 W. 14 Mile Road,, (248) 646-4100

Clinton Township
Climate change discussion, 10:30 a.m., Clinton-Macomb Public Library - Main Branch, 40900 Romeo Plank Road, (586) 226-5020,

“Our Planet, Our Future" theme during community free day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R St., (313) 577-8400,

Farmington Hills
Earth Day celebration and march from 4-7 p.m., Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Road, also community march at 3:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, 26165 Farmington Road, (248) 473-1870,

Harrison Township
Community cleanup hosted by Harrison Township Beautification Commission, 9 a.m.-noon, meet at McDonald’s, 16 Mile Road and Crocker Boulevard, RSVP to

Hazel Park
Park cleanups, 9 a.m.-noon., register for where you want to help by calling Hazel Park Community Center at (248) 547-5535

Huntington Woods
Cleanups at Burton Community Park, Gillham Recreation Center, Reynolds Park, Mary Kay Davis Park and more, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.,

Rochester Hills
Get tutorial on using iNaturalist app to catalog species in park, guided walks depart every hour from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 North Hill Circle,

Royal Oak
Memorial Park cleanup, 10 a.m., meet at corner of 13 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue, sign up at

Shelby Township
Earth Day celebration featuring live bluegrass music, animal ambassadors, eco-friendly crafts, education stations, guided hikes and more, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., also artisan market and tree-planting ceremony at noon, Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, 4101 River Bends Drive,

Sterling Heights
Learn how to help the planet, work on a craft and more, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Nature Center, 42700 Utica Road,, (586) 446-2710

STEM Earth Day with TechKnowKids, intended for grades K-5, 2 p.m., Warren Civic Center Library, One City Square, Suite 100, registration required,, (586) 751-0770

West Bloomfield
West Bloomfield High School Laker Nature Preserve cleanup and trail maintenance, 9 a.m.-noon, 4925 Orchard Lake Road,

2. Record Store Day
April 22 • Various locations

This Saturday, a number of local independent businesses will offer special deals, host bands and feature new music or vinyl re-releases not available elsewhere as part of Record Store Day. Participants include Weirdsville Records, located at 61 Macomb Place in Mount Clemens; UHF Records, 512 S. Washington Ave. in Royal Oak; Village Vinyl, 5972 Chicago Road in Warren; Melodies and Memories, 23013 Gratiot Ave. in Eastpointe; Found Sound, 234 W. Nine Mile Road in Ferndale; and Ripe Records Detroit, 15212 Charlevoix St. in Grosse Pointe Park. For more information, check out

Read the story: Record Store Day carries the right tune

3. 'Private Lives'
April 21-23 • Walled Lake

The Inspired Acting Company, a new professional theater group located at 1124 E. West Maple Road in Walled Lake, will perform its first-ever show, "Private Lives," at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. The "classic comedy about the wisdom of second chances" will also run on weekends through May 7, and is the first of six productions slated for 2023. General admission tickets cost $35 for plays and $45 for musicals, and can be purchased at

Read the story: Professional theater company set to open in Walled Lake

4. Warren Symphony Orchestra
April 23 • Clinton Township

The Warren Symphony Orchestra's final performance of the 2022-2023 season, titled “Out of This World,” will feature the music of "Star Wars" at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Macomb Center for the Perfoming Arts. Admission costs $23 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for college students; all others can enter for free but will need to pick up a ticket at the box office at the venue, located on Macomb Community College's Center Campus at 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township. For more information, visit or call (586) 286-2222.

Read the story: Warren Symphony Orchestra celebrates 49 years

5. ArtSail Spring Fine Arts and Crafts Show
April 23 • Waterford

The ArtSail Spring Fine Arts and Crafts Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Oakland County Farmers Market, located at 2350 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford. The event will feature handcrafted works by 26 artists, whose mediums include painting, pottery, glass art, jewelry, woodworking, candles and quilting. Acoustic music duo Hot Ugly will perform, and BBQ food cart Blue Kuna will be on site. For more information, visit or call (248) 858-5495.

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