Free & Cheap Things to Do This Week

Events in and around Detroit, all under $20, sure to tickle your fancy without hurting your wallet.

Prince tribute

Monday, April 15

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib

The congresswoman discusses her rise to Congress as an Arab-American woman.

Free, 5-7 p.m.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 651 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit

Sahaja Yoga and Meditation

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Learn how to find peace and a calm mind at our weekly meditation workshop.

Free, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Detroit Public Library, Campbell branch, 8733 Vernor Highway, Detroit

No Cap Mondayz

Join this live talk show and open mic session, hosted by Necie Jones.

$10, 6 p.m.

Aretha’s Jazz Café, 350 Madison St., Detroit

Tuesday, April 16

Yancyy

As part of the Java and Jazz series, saxophonist Yancyy displays his 20 years of experience as a musician and entertainer.

Free, 6-7 p.m.

Detroit Public Library, main branch, 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Wednesday, April 17

Damon Young

He’s the co-founder and editor-in-chief of VerySmartBrothas, a senior editor for The Root, and a columnist for GQ.

Free, 6-7:30 p.m.

Detroit Public Library, main branch, 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Thursday, April 18

Chavis Chandler Live Listening Session

The artist hosts this live listening session with special guests Minus and Phil Swish.

$10-$12, 8-11 p.m.

El Club, 4114 W. Vernor Highway, Detroit

Friday, April 19

Bunnyville

Enjoy a golden egg hunt with more than 100 eggs hidden throughout to zoo, live entertainment, photo opps with the Easter Bunny and more. Today-April 20.

Free (with admission), 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak

FIRST Championship

The FIRST Robotics Competition is returning to downtown Detroit for a second year with STEM-themed activities. Today-April 27.

Free, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Downtown Detroit Parks and Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit

Trapxart Show and Party

This movement fuses art, hip-hop culture and the spirit of being your own boss.

$20, 10 p.m.

El Club, 4114 W. Vernor Highway, Detroit

Saturday, April 20

Dirty Mind 4: The Prince Tribute

This annual Prince showcase will feature a special guest, internationally known DJ, who’ll play all of Prince’s hits plus rare and unreleased music.

$20, 8 p.m.

Aretha’s Jazz Café, 350 Madison St., Detroit

Urban Fêtes Silent R&B vs. Trap Party

Vibe out to three live DJs spinning the hottest new and old-school R&B and trap hits.

$10-$20, 10 p.m.

Bosco Lounge, 22930 Woodward Ave., Ferndale

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