10 Things to Do This Weekend (March 8 – 10)

Concerts, art, and food fit to fill your weekend
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Shen Yun: Translated as “the beauty of divine beings dancing,” the classical New York-based Chinese dance company Shen Yun Performing Arts and its mission is to revive the 5,000-year-old Chinese culture through the art of classical, ethnic and folk, story-based dance. There will be colorful costumes, high-tech backgrounds, and an orchestra accompanying the skillful dancers, who have received praise from actress Cate Blanchett, Tony Award-winning producer Stewart F. Lane, and the Chicago Tribune. $80+. Mar. 1-10. Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway St., Detroit; 844-647-4697; shenyunperformingarts.org

Preacher Lawson: Lawson has won various awards and was a finalist on America’s Got Talent. $25. March 7-9. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

Dinner in the Dark: Guests are about to enjoy a meal, masterfully crafted by the chefs at MGM Grand in Detroit, but before they can dig in there’s one catch: they’ll have to agree to eat blindfolded. That’s the premise for the Dinner in the Dark fundraiser hosted by Leader Dogs for the Blind, a Rochester Hills organization that offers guide dog training, orientation and mobility training, and a summer camp program at no cost to blind and visually impaired individuals around the world. $285,000. March 8. $125+. MGM Grand Detroit,
1777 Third Ave., Detroit; leaderdog.org

Mariah Carey: The “We Belong Together” singer is coming to the Motor City to perform songs from her 2018 album, Caution, along with some of her biggest career hits. Mar. 8. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-6611; 313presents.com

Classical Roots: This Detroit Symphony Opera performance will honor local philanthropist Dr. William F. Pickard, and composer and professor Dr. Robert A. Harris. $15+. March 8 & 9. Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

DAM’s Annual Scholarship Exhibition: Presented by The Detroit Artists Market, the exhibit features juried works by scholarship finalists as well as select pieces by Wayne State faculty and alumni. No cost. Mar. 8 – April 13. Detroit Artists Market, 4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-8540; detroitartistsmarket.org

Meek Mill: The rapper is touring in support of his 2018 album, Championships, which features hits like “Going Bad,” “Uptown Vibes,” and “On Me.” $29.50+. Mar. 9. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-6611; 313presents.com

Monster Jam’s Stadium Series: Each standing at 12 feet and weighing a colossal 12,000 pounds, trucks including Grave Digger, Scarlet Bandit, and Avenger are expected to backflip, doughnut, and wheelie — all while racing at speeds up to 70 miles per hour. Fans are encouraged to get in on the action by using their phones at the event to vote for their favorite drivers in the two-wheel and freestyle competitions. $15+. Mar. 9 & 10. Ford Field, 2000 Brush St., Detroit; 313-262-2808; monsterjam.com

Vince Staples: One of the hottest names in modern hip-hop, Vince Staples is known for songs like “Norf Norf” and “Home.” $29.50+. Mar. 10. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com

Hamtramck Music Festival: The sixth annual music jamboree takes places at over 24 of the city’s bars, venues and restaurants, with more than 200 bands performing a number of genres. $15. Mar 7-9. Downtown Hamtramck, 2019.hamtramckmusicfest.com

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

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