The Friday Five — April 18-21

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published April 17, 2024


1. Record Store Day
April 20 • Various locations

Shop for new and used vinyl and CDs, re-releases of music that were out of print or previously unavailable, and connect with fellow fans at Dearborn Music-Farmington, Found Sound in Ferndale, Ripe Records Detroit in Grosse Pointe Park, Weirdsville Records in Mount Clemens, Blast in the Past in Roseville, Solo Records, The Detroit Record Club and UHF Music in Royal Oak, and Media Reload in Utica, check with individual stores for hours,

Read the story: Music fans tune in to Record Store Day

2. Plays and musicals
April 18-21 • Various locations

‘The Book Women’
Fictional play about female librarians who deliver books, magazines, newspapers and other print materials by horseback during Great Depression, 7:30 p.m. April 18-20 and 2:30 p.m. April 21, Groves High School, 20500 W. 13 Mile Road in Beverly Hills,

'Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka'
Performed by Roseville High School Drama Society, 7 p.m. April 19-20, Roseville Middle School, 16250 Martin Road, Instagram

'Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr.'
Performed by Farmington Hills Youth Theatre, 7 p.m. April 18-19, and 1 and 5 p.m. April 20-21, The Hawk - Farmington Hills Community Center, 29995 W. 12 Mile Road,

‘Legally Blonde’
• Presented by Stoney Creek Theatre Company, 7 p.m. April 18-20 and 3 p.m. April 21, Stoney Creek High School, 6755 Sheldon Road in Rochester Hills,

• Also presented by Berkley High School’s Drama Department, 7 p.m. April 18-20 and 3 p.m. April 21, 2325 Catalpa Drive,

Read the story: Berkley students ready to bend and snap for ‘Legally Blonde’ musical

‘Matilda the Musical’
Presented by Lakeview Community Theatre Guild, 7 p.m. April 19, 5 p.m. April 20 and 2 p.m. April 21, Lakeview High School, 21100 E. 11 Mile Road in St. Clair Shores,

3. Craft and vendor shows
April 20 • Roseville and Macomb Township

10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 20, Recreation Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe, 18185 Sycamore St.,

Macomb Township
Also raffle baskets, 50-50 and performance by LCN bands, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 20, L'Anse Creuse High School - North, 23700 21 Mile Road,

4. Touch-a-Truck
April 21 • Southfield

Get hands on with semis, fire engines, wreckers, small work vehicles and more, also drone demonstrations, police K-9s, smoke house and more, 1–4 p.m. April 21 (first hour is sensory sensitive with no flashing lights or loud noises), Southfield Municipal Campus, 26000 Evergreen Road,

5. Community Appreciation Day at Ford House
April 21 • Grosse Pointe Shores

Visit grounds and gardens for free, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 21, Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores, reservations encouraged,

Bonus: Earth Day events
Ongoing • Various locations

While Earth Day is officially celebrated on April 22, there are many events happening before and after the annual holiday, including cleanups, crafts, concerts and garden activities. Check out our local list at

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