Weekend Roundup: April 3-5

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Looking for a way to entertain all those out-of-town relatives? This weekend happens to be a fantastic one for the arts:

Kristen Iversen Reading
As part of the UC Visiting Writers Series, acclaimed author and head of UC’s literary nonfiction PhD program, Kristen Iversen, will be giving a reading. Check out our brief interview with Iversen here. April 3, 4 p.m., Langsam Library, UC Campus

Humana Festival of New American Plays
This weekend marks the second-to-last for the 39th annual Louisville theater festival showcasing the work of emerging playwrights and talent. If you don’t mind hopping over the river to a different city, this is a great day trip (or one-night getaway). Read our article on the festival here. Through April 12, showtimes vary

Detroit ’67, last weekend 
It’s the last weekend of the regional premier of Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit ’67, a play about two siblings who inherit their parents home, take a mysterious white woman into their care, and eventually find themselves becoming divided as the city condemns an increase in police brutality. See our event listing here. Through April 5, Ensemble Theater.

The Lion King, through April 26
The oft-praised stage rendition of Disney’s The Lion King started this weekend and runs for just under a month, so get your taste of the stunning visuals and music while you can. See our event listing here. Through April 26, Aronoff Center.

Eastside to Findlay Market Ride
With the weather warming up, there is a whole slew of bike-riding events happening around the city, including this weekly ride from Hyde Park Coffee Emporium to Findlay Market. Saturdays, 9 a.m.

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