10 Things to Do This Weekend (January 12-14)

Cirque du Soleil Crystal, Kids Comic Con, Jill Jack's Birthday Bash, and more


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This 1960 Chevrolet Corvair is just one of the cars on display at The Henry Ford's Engines Exposed exhibit // Photograph Courtesy of KMS Photography

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Joe Matarese has appeared on shows including The Late Show with David Letterman, America’s Got Talent, and Comedy Central Presents. His weekly podcast, Fixing Joe, features phone calls from listeners and celebrity guests. Jan. 11-13. $10+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Cirque Du Soleil Crystal: The first-ever Cirque Du Soleil on ice is coming to Little Caesars Arena this month. World-class ice skaters and acrobats will perform their gravity-defying acts as the show’s main character, Crystal, dives into her world of imagination. Jan. 10-14. $40+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com

Detroit Film Theatre: The Divine Order is Switzerland’s official Oscar submission for the year. The film, which is about a woman in a male-dominated society who finds herself leading the town’s suffragette movement, previously won the Audience Awards at the Tribeca and Traverse City Film Festivals. Jan. 12-14, 21. $9.50. 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org

Kids Comic Con: For the first Kids Comic Con, families will have the chance to join in on super hero-themed activities, crafts, and games. Kids are welcome to dress up in superhero costumes and will have the chance to meet some of their favorite characters. Jan 13. Free. Orchard Mall, 6445 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield Twp.; 248-855-3330; orchardmallwb.com

Ultimate Fishing Show: Tackle, trips, and boats — Michigan’s biggest fishing show has it all. The event features an indoor lake with over 110,000 gallons of water where tournament pros will show off their tricks. Jan. 11-14. $10. Suburban Collection Showplace; 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi; 248-348-5600; showspan.com/UFD

Main Art Theatre: John Leguizamo, Wesley Snipes, and Patrick Swayze star in the 1995 classic To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar as girls heading to Los Angeles for a drag show. Jan. 12-13. $7. 118 N. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-542-5198; landmarktheatres.com

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum: Critters Up Close invites attendees to meet some of the museum’s favorite animals. This month’s “featured critters” are mammals. Jan. 13 and 14. Free with museum admission. 220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor; 734-995-5439; aahom.org

The Henry Ford: The Engines Exposed exhibit takes visitors under the hood of classic cars, including the 1919 Ford Model T and the 1960 Chevrolet Corvair. The exhibit also delves into the thinking behind the most advanced hybrid and electric cars. Jan. 13-Feb. 28. $22. 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; 313-982-6001; thehenryford.org

Fusion Shows 10th Birthday: Chicago indie rockers Twin Peaks and Canadian punks Pup and The Flatliners will be dropping by Pontiac to celebrate the 10th birthday of Fusion Shows. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to Ruth Ellis Center, a Detroit-based shelter for LGBTQ youth. Jan. 13. $23. The Crofoot, 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac; 248-858-9333; thecrofoot.com

Jill Jack Birthday Bash: Local artist Jill Jack’s Birthday Bash show has become a tradition at The Ark. Jack recently released her 12th studio album, which is entitled These Days. Jan. 13. $20. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-1800; theark.org

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