10 Things To Do in Detroit This Weekend To Distract You From the Return of Winter Weather

Don’t let the temps stop you from enjoying great eats, thought-provoking art, and foot-tapping music
10 Things To Do in Detroit This Weekend To Distract You From the Return of Winter Weather

Annual Classical Roots Celebration: This year’s Classical Roots Celebration celebrates 39 years by honoring trumpeter, composer, and Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Chair Terence Blanchard, as well as jazz violinist and MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter with the world premiere of a yet unnamed piece commemorating the 50-year anniversary of the 1967 Detroit riots as well as a cello concerto titled featuring soloist Christine Lamprea. March 3. $75+. Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111.

Barenaked Ladies: The two-time Billboard Music Award Winner alt-rock band returns to Detroit for their 2017 tour to perform songs from their 14 studio albums. March 3. $50+. Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-309-4700.

Bitter Sweet: Coffee, Tea, and ChocolateBitter Sweet: Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate is the first exhibition at the museum that is designed to engage all five senses. In addition to seeing artwork related to the way people drink coffee, visitors can also touch, hear, smell, and taste coffee-and-tea-related beverages. Through March 5. $5+Detroit Institute of Art, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900.

Comedy Castle: Roy Wood Jr., a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Def Comedy Jam, Last Comic Standing, and more. March 2-4. $15+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900.

Common Ground: Inspired by composer Max Ritcher’s re-composition of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, dance ensembles Eisenhower Dance, State Street Ballet, and Ezdanza bring classical and contemporary styles together to create Common Ground. March 4. $25+ Michigan Opera Theatre1526 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-961-3500.

2017 Wedding Show: This year’s wedding show features metro Detroit-based salons, DJs, photo booth companies, limousines, chapels, florists, linen companies, and more. Attendees also have a chance to win an Andiamo wedding. March 5. $5. Andiamo Banquet Center, 7096 E. 14 Mile Rd., Warren; 586-268-0200.

No Man’s Land: Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart hit Broadway to tell the tale of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land.  Lively conversation between the two escalates to a power struggle. March 5. $15. Main Art Theatre, 118 N. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-542-5198.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Hedwig and the Angry Inch is known as a gender-bending tale that breaks the fourth wall. The musical follows a fictional rock band fronted by an East German singer named Hedwig Robinson. Through March 5. $61+. Fisher Theatre, 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, 313-872-1000.

Drag Queen Bingo: Partnering up with the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Domestic Violence Advocacy Project, Five15 presents another Sunday of Drag Queen Bingo. All proceeds from this 18-and-older event will go to domestic violence victims. March 5. $35. Five15, 515 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak; 248-515-2551

Royal Oak Restaurant Week: Downtown Royal Oak kicks off its 2017 Restaurant Week this weekend. Foodies can enjoy special three-course lunch and dinner menus in over 25 venues in the downtown area, including our 2017 Restaurant of the Year, Bistro 82. Through March 12. $15+. Downtown Royal Oak.

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