10 Things to Do This Weekend (Jan. 25-27)

Music festivals, comedy shows, and art fit to fill your weekend
Skater artist performing a spin
Figure skater in a tight spin

U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Speed skating and impressive acrobatics will be on full display as the country’s best figure skaters take to the ice. Those who qualify will have the chance to be part of the  U.S. World Figure Skating team. Jan. 22-27. $15+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

Brett Riley: Comedian Brett Riley has come a long way from sneaking into comedy clubs with a fake ID. Today, Riley headlines his own performances and has a Hulu show in the works. Jan. 24-26. $18. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic: Join Elmo and friends as the funny, red puppet learns new magic tricks from magician Justin, which in turn leads him to the grasp a new mantra, “never give up.” Jan. 4-Feb. 2. $15+. Fox Theater, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; 313presents.com

The Magpie Salute: Formed by Rich Robison, the Black Crowes’ former guitarist, in 2016, the American rock band will be performing songs from their latest album, High Water I, which was released last August. Jan. 25. $30. Saint Andrew’s Hall, 431 E Congress St., Detroit; 313-961-8961; saintandrewsdetroit.com

Ann Arbor Folk Festival: Taking place over two nights, the festival will feature Grammy nominated artist Brandi Carlile, singer of the haunting hit “The Story,” and New York composer Rufus Wainwright. Jan. 25 and 26. $42.50+. Hill Auditorium, 825 N University Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-764-2538; theark.org

Ferndale Blues and Music Festival: The 18th annual event’s lineup includes local and out-of-state artists, like New York City spiritual-folk group and headliner, Gedayla, performing at venues throughout the city. Jan. 25-Feb. 2. No cost for admission, headliner being the exception. Woodward Avenue and Nine Mile Road, Ferndale; 248-259-0058; ferndalebluesfestival.org

Tigerfest: Perfect for Little Leaguers, tickets for the event promise tours of the Tigers’ dugout and batting cages, meet and greets with players Miguel Cabrera and Michael Fulmer, and the chance to win a trip for four to spring training. Jan. 26. $15+. Comerica Park, 2100 Woodward Ave, Detroit; 313-962-4000; mlb.com

Chamber Music: Beach and Prokofiev: Compositions by musicians Amy Beach, Sergei Prokofiev, and M.E. Bossi will be featured this winter during the Scarab Club’s 21st season of Chamber performances. Jan. 27. $10+. Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church, 17150 Maumee Ave., Grosse Pointe; 313-831-1250; scarabclub.org

MJ Live: This tribute to the King of Pop features all of Michael Jackson’s biggest hits, from “Billie Jean” to “Beat It.” Jan. 27. $25+. Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-309-4700; 313presents.com

Engaging African Art: Highlights from the Horn Collection: Robert Horn’s extensive art collection will be on display, featuring pieces from more than 60 African cultures. Jan. 27-May 26. No cost with museum admission. Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint; 810-234-1695; flintarts.org

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