10 Things to Do This Weekend (Feb. 22-24)

Concerts, film and food festivals that are perfect for filling your weekend

Mac N CheeseDIA: Prior to the 2019 Oscars this Sunday, the Detroit Institute of Arts will be screening all of the short and live-action films nominated for the award ceremony. Feb. 8 – 28. $9.50. Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Ave., 313-833-4005; Detroit; dia.org

West Side Story: Conductor Leonard Slatkin helps close out the American music festival with this performance featuring lively music from the classic West Side Story among works from other composers. Feb. 21 & 22. $15+. Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church, 17150 Maumee Ave., Grosse Pointe; 313-831-1250; scarabclub.org

My Favorite Murder: Podcasters Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff discuss cases of true crime while adding their comedic take. Feb. 22. $44.50+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-309-4700; 313presents.com

Storytelling Festival: The 32nd annual festival will feature entertaining stage as well as spoken word performances. Feb. 23. $25. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-1800; theark.com

2Cellos: This concert will feature music from 2Cellos’ October album, Let There Be Cello. Feb. 23. $47.50+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

Palmer Woods Music in Homes: Presenting private performances in the historic homes of Detroit’s Palmer Woods district, the concert series will host a jazz ensemble that pays homage to late and great African-American musicians and composers for Black History Month. Feb. 23. $50. Palmer Woods Association, Detroit; 313-891-2514; palmerwoods.org

Chelsea Cutler: The 21-year-old singer and songwriter of the 2017 hit “Your Shirt” will be performing songs from her 2018 album, “Sleeping with Roses II.” Feb. 23. $15+. Saint Andrew’s Hall, 431 E. Congress Street, Detroit; 313-961-8961, saintandrewsdetroit.com

Detroit Cocktail Camp: Learn how to shake, mix, and muddle a cocktail with a few of metro Detroit’s best bartenders at this 21-and-up event. Feb. 23. $48. Lost River, 15421 Mack Avenue, Detroit, eventbrite.com

Mac N’ Brews: Sample some of metro Detroit’s heartiest mac n’ cheese dishes and beer at this craft brews and comfort food festival, which includes a lineup of 40 local restaurants and breweries. Feb. 24. $50+. Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E 11 Mile Rd, Royal Oak; allevents.in

Morris Day and The Time: Recruited to the Warner Bros. label by fellow Minneapolis native, Prince, Morris Day and The Time has put together an impressive musical catalogue that sets them apart from other musicians of the ’80s. Reunited since 2008, The Original 7ven — as the group is also referred — is better than ever. Feb. 24 $38+. Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-309-4700; 313presents.com

What are you doing this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

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