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FREE & CHEAP Things to Do This Week

These events are $20 or less - most are free - and sure to keep you busy all week

Cupcakes and Coding - April 21

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16 MONDAY: I Am Evidence Viewing

Ericka Murria, rape survivor and director of Supreme Transitions, hosts a viewing of this film produced by Mariska Hargitay, which tells the stories of four survivors whose rape kits went untested for years.

Free

7 p.m.

The Carr Center Gallery

311 E. Grand River Ave., Detroit

313-899-8155

17 TUESDAY: Alexis Lombre Performs

This young jazz pianist discovered early that the true essence of music is not just about what you hear but how it makes you feel.

Free

8 p.m.

Cliff Bell's

2030 Park Ave., Detroit

cliffbells.com

18 WEDNESDAY: City of Champions Day Celebration

Celebrate and view artifacts that commemorate the accomplishments of Detroit's amazing athletes and teams during the 1935-36 seasons, and also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Detroit Tigers winning the World Series.

Free

6-8:30 p.m.

Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit

detroithistorical.org

19 THURSDAY: DPS Community District Dad's Day in Pre-K Conference and Workshop

This second annual event is a fatherhood conference and workshop designed to provide supportive information and resources to male participants using speakers, networking and educational materials.

Free

8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Northwest Activities Center

18100 Meyers Road, Detroit

dpsfdn.org

20 FRIDAY: Parkade

Open to the public and FIRST Championship robotics competitors, this pop-up arcade will feature more than 20 classic games, each reinvented using 2018 technology. Every day through April 29.

Free

10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Beacon Park

1901 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit

downtowndetroitparks.com

20 FRIDAY: The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers Presents Betrayal and Trust

The award-winning troop presents another live storytelling event, featuring real people and true stories, plus musical and dance guests.

$20

8 p.m.

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit

thewright.org

21 SATURDAY: Coding And Cupcakes

This program will introduce children ages 4-5 to innovative programming concepts and technical problem solving.

Free

12:30-2 p.m.

New Paradigm Loving Academy

1000 Lynn St., Detroit

313-252-3028

21 SATURDAY: A Principal's Tale Book Signing

Shelley Mcintosh, who holds a doctorate in education, signs copies of her new book, in which she takes readers to the office of the principal and shares her educational background.

Free

2 p.m.

Northwest Activities Center

18100 Meyers Road, Detroit

843-507-8373

21 SATURDAY: Michigan State University Science Festival Night at the Museum

Enjoy a tour of Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science and Technology and partake in hands-on science activities throughout the evening, including a rap show

Free

2 p.m.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit

thewright.org

22 SUNDAY: Kayak Stage Play

Alone in a kayak on a vast stretch of water, Annie Iverson recounts the strange chain of events that got her there.

$17-plus

3 p.m.

Matrix Theatre Company

2730 Bagley St., Detroit

matrixtheatre.org

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