10 Things to Do This Weekend (November 24-26)

There's way more to do than just Black Friday shopping this weekend in metro Detroit


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Wizard of Oz at The Fox Theatre, Nov. 25-26 // Photograph Courtesy of Olympia Entertainment/Peter Coombs

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Longtime comedian Billy Ray Bauer takes jabs at everything from growing up in ’60s Detroit to the “gory details” of raising four boys. Nov. 24 and 25. $18. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Detroit Opera House: The BalletMet Columbus troupe teams up with the Opera Theatre Orchestra for The Nutcracker, narrated by former James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore. Nov. 25 and 26. $52+. 1526 Broadway St., Detroit; 844-321-4045; detroittheater.org

Made in the Mitten Holiday Market: This artisan market will feature goods made in Michigan as well as live music, food, a bounce house, and kid-friendly activities. Nov. 25. $2 for adults, free for children. Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak; madeinthemittenstore.com

Pop Up Boutique Sip and Shop: Check out this one-stop-shop for accessories, cosmetics, cocktails, and more. Nov. 25. Free. The D Loft, 9342 Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck; thedloft.com

Redford Theatre: See rare cartoons, including some in original 35-mm prints, at the Classic Cartoon Festival. Nov. 25. $5. 17360 Lahser Rd., Detroit; 313-537-2560; redfordtheatre.com

Joe Bonamassa: The two-time Grammy Award-nominee, blues-rock artist Joe Bonamassa is touring in support of his release, Blues of Desperation. Nov. 24. $79+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; olympiaentertainment.com

Music of Queen: “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Are the Champions” fans can catch Music of Queen performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and vocalist Brody Dolyniuk. Nov. 25-26. $28+. Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

City Theatre: A rambunctious bunch of school kids meet their match when their sweet teacher is replaced with a strict substitute in Miss Nelson is Missing! Nov. 25-26. $25+. 2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-6611; olympiaentertainment.com

Fox Theatre: The Wizard of Oz tells of Dorothy’s journey down the yellow brick road. The production is taking the stage with incredible special effects and choreography. $30+. Nov. 25 and 26. 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; olympiaentertainment.com

Friendsgiving Fest: Hosted by local band Twin Falls, the inaugural Friendsgiving Fest will feature performances from Mango Lane, Small Parks, Sammi Lanzetta, and Ugly Answers, as well as a non-perishable food drive benefiting Detroit Friendship House. $8+. Nov. 25. 2320 Caniff Ave., Hamtramck; 313-365-4948; planetant.com

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