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The North American International Auto Show kicks into gear Jan. 19-27 at Cobo Center.


The Big, Bright Light Show

Every night between 6 p.m. and midnight, 1.5 million lights will light up the buildings of downtown Rochester from the South Bridge to north of Romeo Road and from Walnut to Water Street. Through Jan. 6.

Downtown Rochester;


The Ultimate Fishing Show

Whether you’re in the market for new lures, poles, reels, tackle, or even a new boat, you’re guaranteed to find something to tickle your fancy at The Ultimate Fishing Show. The event also includes free seminars, Shore Lunch Fish Fry, and a kids’ Trout Pond. 3-9:30 p.m. Jan. 10. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Jan. 11. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Jan. 12. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 13. $10 adults, $4 children 6-14, 5 and under free. $5 parking fee.

Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi; 800-328-6550.


Bob Saget

Comedian and actor Saget performs stand-up comedy but is most notable for his role as Danny Tanner on the show Full House. Saget was also the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos until 1997. Currently, he’s the voice of Ted Mosby as the narrator in How I Met Your Mother. 8 p.m. Jan. 18. $39.50-$55.

Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980 or


The North American International Auto Show

• Since its start in 1907, The North American International Auto Show has grown into an international exhibit showcasing more than 60 exhibitors. More than 5,000 journalists attended last year, 30 percent of them international. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Jan. 19-26. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 27. $6-$12

• Before the public event, there will be a back-tie Charity Preview. Proceeds from it directly benefit a wide range of children’s charities. Since 1976, more than $87 million has been raised for southeast Michigan children’s charities. 6-9 p.m. Jan. 18. $300. (Black-tie event).

Cobo Center. 1 Washington Blvd. Detroit; 248.283.5173 or


The Michigan Winter Dog Classic

More than 7,000 dogs from 160-plus breeds, educational demonstrations, obedience and conformation judging, and breed seminars make up this event. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 24. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 25-26. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 27. $8-$35. 6 and under free. $5 parking fee.

Suburban Collection Showplace. 46100 Grand River, Novi; 248-348-5600 or


Plymouth Ice Festival

This is largest free ice sculpture display in the nation. Ice sculptures will be available for viewing 24 hours a day, weather permitting. Throughout the first day there will be several events provided by various sponsors. 2-9 p.m. Jan. 20. Runs through Jan. 22. Free.


Adam Carolla

Comedian, actor, and radio personality Carolla is currently best known for “The Adam Carolla Podcast,” which has set the record as most-downloaded podcast, according to Guinness World Records. 8 p.m. Jan. 25. $35.

Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980 or


Novi Home Improvement Show

Exhibits showcase the latest trends in kitchens, baths, windows, remodeling, and more. 2-9 p.m. Jan. 25. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Jan. 26. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan 27. $7-$8, 12 and under free. $5 parking fee.

Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi;

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