10 Things to Do This Weekend (January 18-20)

There’s a number of concerts, films, and comedy shows perfect for your weekend
10 Things to Do This Weekend (January 18-20)
ROCK OF AGES // PHOTOGRAPH BY JEREMY DANIEL

David Koechner: Best known for iconic roles such as Champ Kind in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Todd Packer in The Office, Koechner will showcase his live talents for this stand-up routine in Royal Oak. Jan. 17-19. $20+. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2: 200 years after its debut, conductor Pablo Rus Broseta, cellist Wei Yu, and others will perform Symphony No. 2. Jan. 17-20. $25. Multiple locations including West Bloomfield, Plymouth, Bloomfield Hills, and Grosse Pointe; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Rent: First debuting in 1994, the rock-musical tells the story of a group of New York City artists struggling to survive during the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Jan. 17-20. $90+. Fisher Theatre, 3011 W Grand Blvd, Detroit; theatredetroit.com

War Memorial Series: Aeolus Quartet & Franklin Cohen: The Aeolus Quartet and clarinetist Franklin Cohen will perform music by Mozart, Beethoven, and Ben Johnston for the inaugural season of the Chamber Music Society of Detroit’s new regional partner series. Jan. 18. $10+. War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms; 313-881-7511; warmemorial.org

The Great Tamer: Famed Greek artist Dimitris Papaioannou’s latest endeavor is a surreal dance production that examines life, death, and the brief period in between. Jan. 18-19. $34+. Power Center, 121 Fletcher St., Ann Arbor; 734-764-2538; ums.org

Rock of Ages: It’s 1987 again for audience members of the classic rock musical, which tells the story of a small-town girl who meets a big-city boy, set to songs from Bon Jovi, Journey, and more. Jan. 18-19. $34+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 800-745-3000; 313presents.com

The Great Buster: The film honors the life of the actor Joseph Frank “Buster” Keaton, who was well known for his performances in silent films. Jan. 18-20. $9.50. Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org

Vegas and the Rat Pack: Far from sunny Las Vegas, vocalist Anita Hall continues the musical legacy of Rat Pack members Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. $19+. Jan. 18-20. Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Jess Hilarious: Best known for her female lead role as Brittany in Fox’s scripted comedy show “REL,” the Baltimore stand-up comedian will be performing her witty, raunchy routines. Jan. 19. $39+. MGM Grand Detroit, 1777 Third Ave, Detroit; 877-888-212; mgmgranddetroit.com

The Isley Brothers: Remaining members of the Isley Brothers continue to perform with the same musical tenacity and genre-defying funk that first made them popular in 1973. Jan. 20. $60+. Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-309-4700; 313presents.com

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