A full slate of entertainment is coming up in April at the Croswell Opera House in downtown Adrian.
In addition to two mainstage shows — a magic show by Adrian native Stuart MacDonald on April 6 and the Tony Award-winning musical “Once” running the final two weekends of the month — the Croswell is offering several different kinds of entertainment in Farver’s, the theater’s new bar:
Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m.: “Topdog/Underdog,” a reading of a play by American author Suzan-Lori Parks. This play, which won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for drama, chronicles the adult lives of two African-American brothers as they cope with poverty, racism, work, women, and their troubled upbringings.
Thursday, April 4, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Live music by Triplicity, a jazz trio featuring Dan Kesterke, Kelly Ford and Jon Diener, all members of the Siena Heights University music faculty.
Friday, April 5, from 5 to 8 p.m.: Maple syrup-themed drink specials; maple syrup experts from The Pileated Forest in northern Michigan; guest artist Janelle Carpenter of AlphaBands.
Saturday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m.: Ben Carrico will perform close-up magic tableside in the bar before Stuart MacDonald’s mainstage show at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m.: Team trivia.
Thursday, April 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: The Brad Skinner Trio performing original jazz tunes.
Friday, April 12, from 8 to 10 p.m.: Open mic night for acoustic music, poetry, and more.
Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m.: An evening of musical theater songs featuring Alexandrea McCarty, an Adrian College theater student who will be joined by Charlie Penn, Aaron Ellis and Phillip Clark.
Tuesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m.: Team trivia.
Thursday, April 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Acoustic duo Jordan Blanchard and Nathanael Zuellig.
Friday, April 19, from 7 to 9 p.m.: Music by Autumn Ridge, a Michigan-based trio that performs around the Midwest, recently returned from a west coast tour, and released their debut album in February.
Tuesday, April 23, from 8 to 10 p.m.: Comedy night featuring Robert Schneider and friends.
Thursday, April 25, from 7 to 9 p.m.: Music by husband-and-wife acoustic duo Kristi Davis and Dave Boutette. Davis is a former Radio City Music Hall Rockette and the author of a comic memoir titled “Long Legs and Tall Tales.”
Most events in Farver’s are free of charge, although donations are welcome. The Croswell is at 129 E. Maumee St. For more information, call 517-264-7469 or go to croswell.org.