The Friday 5 — April 26-28

Your guide to this weekend's events

C&G Newspapers | Published April 24, 2019

1. MI Earth Day Fest
April 26-28 • Rochester Municipal Park, Rochester

The annual MI Earth Day Fest will return to Rochester Municipal Park, 400 Sixth St., April 26-28, and according to according to organizers, it’s one of the planet’s largest Earth Day celebrations.

The festival will feature more than 100 exhibits offering eco-friendly and healthy living products and services, many with free samples. Leading environmental and wellness community groups will also provide presentations, hands-on workshops, wellness checks and networking roundtable opportunities. Kids can also join the fun, with activities, arts and crafts, and a straw bale climb hosted at the Kids’ Korner.

Festival hours are 4-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, visit

2. VegFest
Sunday, April 28 • Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

VegMichigan will present its annual VegFest from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi.

The event will include numerous exhibits, cooking demonstrations and guest speakers, including actress and plant-based advocate Alicia Silverstone and best-selling author Michael Greger, M.D.

Admission costs $12.50 in advance or $17 at the door. For more information, visit or call (248) 867-2155.

3. Madison Family Spring Carnival
April 25-28 • Madison High School, Madison Heights

You know it’s spring when the carnival comes to town.

The Madison Family Spring Carnival —  a collaboration between Madison District Public Schools and the Skerbeck Entertainment Group — is back for another season at Madison High School, 915 E. 11 Mile Road.

The carnival opens at 3 p.m. April 25-26 and at noon April 27-28. Guests can look forward to a variety of thrill rides, games, and delicious food and drinks, all in a fun, festive atmosphere geared toward families.

Parking and shuttle services will be available at Madison Elementary, 27107 Hales St. Tickets cost $27 at the door or $20 purchased in advance at

Related story: Madison District Public Schools prepares for spring carnival

4. Ferndale Spring Fever
April 25-27 • Downtown Ferndale

JSB Squad Productions and the Charles William Group will host the inaugural Ferndale Spring Fever music event April 25-27 at multiple venues in downtown Ferndale, near Nine Mile Road and Woodward Avenue.

More than 40 musical acts will perform at The Magic Bag, The Loving Touch, New Way Bar and Otus Supply Co. during the three-day festival. Ticket prices range from $25 to $70. For a complete list of concerts and other activities, or to purchase tickets, visit

5. ‘Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind’
April 26-May 5 • Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church, Grosse Pointe Woods

Grosse Pointe Theatre’s Purdon Studio Theatre, will present “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” April 26 to May 5 at Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church, 19950 Mack Ave. in Grosse Pointe Woods.

The production promises 30 plays in 60 minutes, which means none of the plays are more than two minutes long — and many are far shorter. As part of the experimental show, audience members determine the order of the plays and which plays are performed in a given night by calling out numbers associated with each play. In some cases, audience members also become characters themselves.

Tickets cost $15, and parking is free. For tickets or more information, visit or call (313) 881-4004.

Related story: Experimental show promises 30 short plays in 60 minutes

Staff Writers Mary Beth Almond, Andy Kozlowski and K. Michelle Moran contributed to this report.