a.m. See artwork by Detroit Public School students, from Kindergarteners to soon-to-be-graduating high school seniors, at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The exhibit includes paintings, pottery, jewelry and other media. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Thurs and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri. (through May 31). 5200 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 833-7900.
a.m. Attend the Fiber Feast Fashion Show, Luncheon and Sale, hosted by the Ann Arbor Fiber Arts Guild, taking place at Washtenaw Community College. Doors open at 11 a.m. Tickets, priced at $30 each, must be purchased in advance by calling (734) 665-4801. Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River, Ann Arbor. Visit annarborfiberarts.org.
a.m. Arts & Scraps will hold a free open house in celebration of Earth Month. Shop for recycled material donated from local businesses and individuals in hopes of helping people of all ages be creative. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today. 16135 Harper, Detroit. Visit ArtsAndScraps.org.
p.m. Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and Rip Rapson, president and CEO of the Kresge Foundation, will present a talk on “Why the Arts Matter: A Conversation on Art, Engagement and Community” at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. 1:30 p.m. today. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. Call (313) 494-5800.
p.m. The Dallas Children Theatre presents “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. 2 p.m. today. $25 adults, $15 children and $50 for a family four-pack. (This production will best be enjoyed by children who are five and older.) 350 Madison, Detroit. Call (313) 887-8501 or visit ticketmaster.com.
p.m. Go Comedy brings its award-winning All Star Showdown to Elizabeth Theatre (Above the Park Bar, 2040 Park, Detroit.) and Go Comedy! Improv Theatre (261 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale), simultaneously. Both scheduled for 8 and 10 tonight. $15 (Detroit), $18 (Ferndale). Call (248) 327-0575 or visit GoComedy.net or gopassage.com.
p.m. Catch the Fab Faux when they perform The Beatles’ “Rubber Soul” and “The Magical Mystery Tour” in their entirety at The Michigan Theater. 8 p.m. $35-$100. 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. Visit ticketmaster.com.
p.m. The Detroit Institute of Arts will host Michael Conforti, director of the Clark Institute, Mass., as guest speaker for the DIA’s annual Dr. Coleman Mopper Memorial Lecture. Free with museum admission ($8 adults, $6 for seniors, $4 ages 6-17, and free for DIA members and residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 833-7971 or visit dia.org.
TODAY / SUNDAY
a.m. Don’t miss the third annual GreenFest at the Detroit Zoo in celebration of Earth Day. Highlights include earth-friendly crafts, an endangered species scavenger hunt, 30-foot rock climbing wall (weather permitting), family yoga classes, zookeeper talks, science experiments, exhibits by local conservation groups and live entertainment. Supporters of this event are DTE Energy, The Home Depot, IBEW Local 58, Kroger, MetroPCS and Vibe Credit Union. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Sun. Free with zoo admission ($14 adults, $10 children 2-14, seniors 62-plus, active military and free for members and those younger than two. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. 10 Mile at Woodward, Royal Oak. Call (248) 541-5717 or visit detroitzoo.org.
p.m. See a performance of the comedy “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza, winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, at Two Muses Theatre. 8 tonight, 2 p.m. Sun. (Performances continue through May 3.) $20 advance, $22 at-the-door. 6800 Orchard Lake, West Bloomfield. Call (248) 850-9919 or visit TwoMusestheatre.org.
p.m. The Pulitzer Prize-winning “Next to Normal,” that’s been set to a pop-rock score, will be performed at Baldwin Theatre. The play tells the story of a family dealing with bipolar disorder. Expect some unexpected humor. 8 tonight, 2 p.m. Sun. (Performances continue through May 3.) $18 advance, $20 at-the-door. All seats are reserved. 415 S. Lafayette, downtown Royal Oak. Call (248) 541-6430 or visit stagecrafters.org.
p.m. Attorney turned Boogie, Blues and Ragtime musician Matthew Ball, aka “The Boogie Woogie Kid,” will perform music of the 20s, 30s and 40s on the piano at the Farmington Community Library. 2-3 p.m. Sun. Free. 32737 W. 12 Mile, Farmington Hills. Call (248) 553-0300.
p.m. Members of Grammy-Award nominees the Infamous Stringdusters will be in town to bring down the house at the Magic Bag with music from their fifth studio and latest album, “Let It Go.” Doors open at 8 p.m. Sun. $20. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. Call (248) 544-1991 or visit themagicbag.com.
1. Record Store Day
Vinyl fans can enjoy special releases at area record stores for this annual music-lovers holiday. UFH, at 512 S. Washington in Royal Oak, will celebrate 9 a.m.-8 p.m. today with live music from the Muggs, Danny Kroha and Moonwalks. Nearby at Found Sound, 234 W. Nine Mile in Ferndale, the party will start at 8 tonight with sets from the Beggars, Duende, Deadly Vipers and the Scrappers. recordstoreday.com
2. Marc Maron at Royal Oak Music Theatre
One of the comedians paving the way for podcasting, Marc Maron also has his own show on IFC. His podcasts, “WTF with Marc Maron,” is published twice a week and features one-on-one interviews with other celebrities and is often accompanied by commentary from Maron, who also plays guitar. 8 tonight. $35. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. (248) 399-2980.
3. 14th Annual Detroit Greek Independence Day Parade in Greektown
Celebrate Hellenic heritage with Greek music and dancing. 3 p.m. Sun. Free. Monroe in Greektown, Detroit. detroit.greekparades.com.