6 Things to Do This Weekend (Nov. 12-14)

The Monroe Street Drive-In returns. Plus, stand-up by Bert Kreischer and a Patsy Cline musical.
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Always Patsy Cline is at The Encore through the end of the month. // Photograph courtesy of Michele Anliker Photography

Always Patsy Cline

Based on the true story of its namesake country music legend, Always Patsy Cline is a touching tale told through the memories of Cline’s close friend, Texas housewife Louise Seger. The heartfelt and hilarious musical features 27 of Cline’s unforgettable hits, including “Crazy” and “Sweet Dreams.” $46. Through Nov. 28. The Encore, 7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter; theencoretheatre.org 

Bert Kreischer

Stand-up comedian and actor Bert Kreischer weaves his characteristic party-boy antics with sincere yet humorous anecdotes about family and fatherhood. The result is a truly unique brand of comedy, which he showcases in four stand-up specials, three podcasts, and his new Netflix docu-series, The Cabin with Bert Kreischer. The latter, which features cameos from stars like Caitlyn Jenner, Tom Segura, Joey Diaz, and Kaley Cuoco, shot to the platform’s top 10 just 24 hours after premiering. For his latest project, The Machine, Kreischer partnered with Legendary Entertainment — the creator of The HangoverJurassic World, and Straight Outta Compton — to turn his infamous story about robbing a train with the Russian Mafia into a movie. He’s currently shooting the film alongside Star Wars legend Mark Hamill. $40+. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Nov. 13. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313presents.com

Shop goods by local makers at the Royal Oak Market. // Photograph courtesy of The Guild of Artists & Artisans

Royal Oak Market Art Fair 

In addition to jury-selected works from 60 artists, the sixth annual Royal Oak Market: Art Fair Edition will feature live entertainment, food trucks, and craft beer. Join more than 5,000 fairgoers at this free event, which offers an ideal opportunity for holiday shopping or finding fine art for your own home. No cost. Nov. 12-14. Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak; theguild.org

Monroe Street Drive-In Opening Weekend

Monroe Street Drive-In, which offers outdoor film experiences in the heart of downtown Detroit, returns with a stacked opening-weekend lineup. Things will kick off with Friday’s showing of the 2021 Space Jam film. The fun will continue into Saturday and Sunday, with showings of Sing and F9, respectively. $20. Nov. 12-14. Monroe Street Drive-In, 32 Monroe St., Detroit; emagine-entertainment.com

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Saxophonist Branford Marsalis joins the Detroit Symphony Orhcestra for its Bignamini & Branford program this weekend. // Photograph courtesy of Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Small Works

Northville Art House’s year-end Small Works exhibition will feature more than 150 small treasures with big meaning. The artworks, courtesy of 67 local and national artists, will range from collages, paintings, photography, and traditional prints to 3D ceramics, fused glass, stoneware, and metalwork. The show will run through December, but those who attend the opening reception will also enjoy an awards ceremony, light fare, and Northville Art House’s Funky Little House Ale — a collaboration with North Center Brewing Co. — plus, 10 percent off everything. No cost. Nov. 12-Dec. 18. Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady St., Northville; northvillearthouse.org

Bignamini & Branford

Three-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis will join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra this weekend for three evenings of music and history. The Bignamini & Branford program explores America’s musical roots, showcasing milestone pieces from iconic composers, such as Aaron Copland, John Adams, and George Gershwin. Audiences will also witness the world premiere of Jeff Scott’s “Paradise Valley Serenade,” a composition honoring the famed entertainment district of Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood, where jazz thrived throughout the 1940s. Scott employs jazz riffs and themes to capture the essence of the entertainment mecca, which played host to jazz royalty, including Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday, before being razed in favor of urban-renewal projects starting in the 1950s. $15+. Nov. 13 and 14. Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; dso.org

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