10 Things to Do This Weekend (March 22-24)

Theatre, concerts, and cooking to fill your weekend

Girlfriend: Featuring music from Matthew Sweet’s landmark album, Girlfriend, this rock opera explores a budding romance between two young men. March 21 – April 14. $25+. Allesee Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, Rain will be playing hits from The Beatles’ final album. March 22. $34+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-6611; 313presents.com

Annual Sample Sale: Significant savings on designer furniture, lighting, art, and more are available at this event. Admission is a non-perishable food item to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank. March 22 & 23. Michigan Design Center, 1700 Stutz Dr., Troy; 248-649-4772; michigandesign.com

One Crisis From “Crazy”: Organized by the Renaissance Michigan Chapter of the Links, this class, which they call “A Wake-Up Call for Women Who Do too Much,” will feature a panel discussion on mental and emotional health, a free continental breakfast, and more. March 23. No cost. Silver Garden Event Center, 24350 Southfield Rd., Southfield; (248) 569-2299; silvergardenevents.com

Steven Wright: Known for deadpan one-liners and wordplay, Wright’s comedic timing always hits the mark. March 23. $35+. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com

Right Time for Murder – A Dinner Theatre Murder Mystery: Enjoy a full dinner at this family-friendly event, while watching this play-within-a-play-style show, which features drama, chaos, and a 1920’s murder mystery. March 23. $18. Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills; actingoutkidscommunitytheatre.org

Johnny O Live at Ford Patio Bar & Grill: See the dance-pop singer who has produced six studio albums since 1988 and brought us the platinum single “Fantasy Girl.” He will be joined by special guest Bennie Velez. March 23 & 24. $40+. Ford Patio Bar & Grill, 18940 Ford Rd., Detroit; 313-406-4351; fordrdpatiobar.com

Made in Africa Pop Up Shop: Listen to music and browse unique fashion pieces straight from Nigeria at this pop-up shop by African clothing brand Zephans and Co. March 24. No cost. J’adore Detroit, 2501 Russell St., Detroit, 313-312-8585jadore-detroit.com

Ann Delisi’s Essential Cooking at Wright & Company: Downtown hotspot Wright & Company’s James Beard Award-nominated chef, Marc Djozlija, will be preparing a five-course meal for this event, which will feature WDET radio personality Ann Delisi. Guests will also enjoy wine pairings and a pop-up shop by Pingree Detroit — a local company which produces footwear and other accessories in an environmentally friendly way. March 24. $125. Wright & Company, 1500 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-962-7711; wrightdetroit.com 

I’m Not Running: This politically conscious play will be broadcasted live from London. March 24 & 26. $15. Main Art Theatre, 118 N. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-542-5198; landmarktheatres.com

What are your weekend plans? Tell us in the comments below!

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