10 Things to Do This Weekend (January 19-21)

Dog shows, concerts, films, and more


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Comedian Sean Donnelly// Photograph courtesy of Sean Donnelly

Flint Institute of Arts: The museum’s annual Community Gala is a diversity initiative held in honor of Black History Month. The evening event will feature a topical lecture, gallery opening, a strolling supper, and live music. Cocktail attire is requested, and proceeds benefit the Flint Institute of Arts programs and exhibitions. Jan. 20. $60+. 1120 East Kearsley St., Flint; 810-234-1695; flintarts.org

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Comedian Sean Donnelly has appeared on MTV’s World of Jenks and The Late Show with David Letterman, and can now be seen on TruTV’s World’s Dumbest. Jan. 18-20. $10+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts: Moscow Festival Ballet is presenting its version of the classic fairy tale Cinderella, with music by composer Sergei Prokofiev. Jan. 20. $43+. 44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Twp.; 586-286-2222; macombcenter.com

Michigan Winter Dog Classic: Considered Michigan’s largest dog show, the annual four-day event has been around since 1934. Guests can expect to see more than 7,000 dogs, 160-plus breeds, and a variety of vendors at this month’s show. Jan. 18-21. $10. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi; 248-348-5600; themichiganwinterdogclassic.com

Wild Winter: The fun doesn't stop at the Detroit Zoo in winter. During Wild Winter weekends, visitors are invited to check out the zoo’s indoor habitats and take part in special activities, such as crafts and zookeeper talks. Jan. 20. Free with admission. Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak; 248-541-5717; detroitzoo.org

Detroit Film Theatre: Using dark humor and satire, The Teacher is a Czech Republic/Slovakian film that focuses on abuses of power and fear-mongering. Jan. 19-21. $9.50. 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org

Main Art Theatre: Blade Runner: The Final Cut is Blade Runner as you have never seen it before. The film features new special effects and extended scenes. Actor Harrison Ford stars as a 21st-century detective in the film, which is based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Jan. 19-20. $7. 118 N. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-542-5198; landmarktheatres.com

Marshmello: Electronic dance music producer Marshmello is visiting Detroit this month. The producer has worked with the likes of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, and has quickly taken the industry by storm. Jan. 19. $35+. The Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St., Detroit; 313-638-2724; themasonic.com

The Isley Brothers: Members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Isley Brothers are headed to Detroit. The group worked with Carlos Santana in 2017 to make their newest album, The Power of Peace. Jan. 21. $60+. SoundBoard at Motor City Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-309-4700; soundboarddetroit.com

The Nashville Songbook: Country music singer Mandy Barnett and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra are coming together to put their spin on music by the iconic Patsy Cline. Jan. 19-20. $24+. Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

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