10 Things to Do This Weekend (Dec. 29-31)

End 2017 on a high note at these metro Detroit events


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Take a ride on a Model T down a decorated Main Street at Greenfield Village's Holiday Nights // Photograph Courtesy of KMS Photography

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Featured as a contributing writer for nightly talk shows, Keith Alberstadt’s stand-up has a hint of both sarcasm and Southern charm. Dec. 28-30. $10+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

The Henry Ford: Main Street is filled with lanterns and sleigh bells for Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village. Visitors can ice skate, send letters to Santa, and take a home tour during this tradition. Select nights in December. $19+. 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; 313-982-6001; thehenryford.org

Detroit Film Theatre: Set in 2020, Napping Princess tells the story of a young girl who goes on a journey through her dreams. Dec. 29. Free. 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org

Detroit Historical Museum: The Photography Department at College for Creative Studies has partnered with the Historical Society to create Re-Documenting Detroit, an exhibit that will feature images from students as well as the late Detroit photographer Bill Rauhauser. Open throughout December. Free with museum admission. 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-1805; detroithistorical.org

Rick Springfield: Known for his No.1 hit “Jessie’s Girl,” the ’80s-rock legend is bringing his Goodbye 2017 Concert to the Motor City. Springfield released his 18th studio album in 2016. Dec. 29. $47+. Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-309-4700; soundboarddetroit.com

Sky Ferreira: Once positioned to become the next Britney Spears by a major record label, Sky Ferreira has morphed into a dark pop-rock artist with one of the most banned album covers in American history (Night Time, My Time). Ring in the New Year with the rebellious artist’s laid-back set. Dec. 31. $20+. El Club, 4114 Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-436-1793; elclubdetroit.com

Noon Year's Eve: Kids can enjoy cookies and hot cocoa, make their own noisemaker, and ring in 2018 without missing bedtime at the Detroit Historical Museum. Dec. 31. Free. Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-1805; detroithistorical.org

The Drop Motor City NYE: The annual lowering of the "D" festival moves to Beacon Park this year. The Drop will feature live music, carriage rides, and a Kids' Zone. Dec. 31. Free. Beacon Park, 1901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-355-0413; motorcitynye.com

Pretty Lights Live: For two nights only, Derek Vincent Smith, as known as Pretty Lights, brings his mix of hip-hop, big band, and classic vinyl sounds to The Fillmore. Dec. 28-29. $35+. The Fillmore, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-961-5451; thefillmoredetroit.com

D.L. Hughley: Comedian and actor D.L. Hughley brings his stand-up show to the Detroit Opera House. He will be joined by fellow comedians Gary Owen and Red Grant. Dec. 30. $39+. Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-237-7464; michiganopera.org

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