Earth Day is April 22nd…
Fela: The Man, The Movement, The Music Exhibit
Charles H. Wright Museum
“This exhibition celebrates the life and music of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, a dynamic figure who transcended the boundaries of political expectation and culturally coerced standards of morality. His undying passion for African peoples, understanding of the power of art and politics, and unyielding struggle against the colonial forces in Nigeria during the 1950s and 1960s, solidified his legacy as a shimmering agent of change against the status quo.”
Festival of the Arts Family Day
Farmington Hills Costick Center
Music and hands-on activities for kids.
The Oregon Shadow Theatre’s Thumbelina
Detroit Institute of Arts
“Celebrate Earth Day with Thumbelina as she makes her way through a series of natural habitats in search of a home. While the plot follows Hans Christian Anderson’s famous story, the Oregon Shadow Theater take a comic turn by linking Thumbelina’s journeys in the land of flowers to music of the 1960’s and 70’s.”
Earth Day 2012—Mobilize the Earth
“Our planet, our home is being neglected. Climate change continues unabated. It seems there’s a new ecological disaster happening almost daily. This Earth Day it’s time to mobilize the planet from the ground up to send a message that the Earth won’t wait!”
April 21st Events for Earth Day
Keep it Clean for Earth Day at Indian Springs Metropark
5200 Indian Trail, White Lake
Local families – with kids ages 4 and older – can do their part to help with this part cleanup.
Nature Tales Earth Tales at the Leslie Science & Nature Center
1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
“Kids ages 1 to 5, along with mom and dad, are welcome to attend this story session, which also includes a chance to plant seeds and create their very own work of art with some recycled stuff. No registration required.”
Earth Day Celebration at the Detroit Zoo
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission: $14/ages 15-plus, $9/ages 2-14
“Go green at the Detroit Zoo with crafts, live entertainment and a scavenger hunt. Kids will play games made from recycled goods. Plus, local conservation groups are here, giving tips on how to keep the planet clean.”