6 Things to Do This Weekend (Nov. 19-21)

An exclusive sneaker pop-up, a Kane Brown show, and an exhibit with two iconic Detroit artists
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Check out eBay’s sneaker pop-up in Detroit this weekend. // Photograph courtesy of eBay

Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony

Kick-off of the holiday season with the 18th annual Detroit Tree Lighting, which is back in person after last year’s virtual event. In addition to lighting up the tallest Michigan-grown Norway spruce of the year, the city will provide live entertainment from musicians and a host other festivities. Attendees will enjoy carriage rides, ice skating, and holiday shopping at the Downtown Detroit Markets. No cost. Nov. 19. Campus Martius, 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit; downtowndetroitparks.com

Hard to Find Sneaker Shop

Those shopping for a sneakerhead this holiday season won’t want to miss eBay’s Hard to Find Sneaker Shop. The pop-up will visit just a handful of select cities, bringing with it some of the rarest and most sought-after kicks on the market, all available for purchase. Also on-site will be a rare display of all 50 pairs from the Off-White x Nike Dunk Low collection, borrowed from sneaker collector and seller Jaysse Lopez of Urban Necessities. The sneaker pop-up is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No cost. Nov. 19 and 20. Hard to Find Sneaker Shop, 1446 Michigan Ave., Detroit; twitter.com/ebay; instagram.com/ebay 

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Ann Hampton Callaway and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will perform the hits of Barbra Streisand. // Photograph courtesy of Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The Streisand Songbook

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will be joined by platinum-selling singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway in a nostalgic celebration of one of America’s most enduring musical artists, Barbra Streisand. Together, they will perform timeless classics from across the icon’s five-decade career. $19+. Nov. 19-21. Orchestra Hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; dso.org 

Kane Brown

Kane Brown and his pop and R&B-tinged style of country music began raising eyebrows immediately upon the 2016 release of his self-titled debut album, which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. Now with two platinum albums and five American Music Awards under his belt, Brown will stop at Little Caesar’s Arena to perform such chart-topping hits as “Heaven” and “What Ifs,” as well as songs from his latest project, Mixtape Vol.1, which features collaborations like “Be Like That,” with Khalid and Swae Lee, and “Last Time I Say Sorry,” with John Legend. The concert is part of Brown’s Blessed & Free Tour, which will make him the first country artist in history to headline all 29 NBA basketball arenas in a single tour. $40.50+. Nov. 20. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313presents.com

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Detroit Film Theatre shows Eyimofe on nov 20. // Photograph courtesy of Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri

Eyimofe (This is my Desire)

The heartrending independent drama Eyimofe, from twin co-directors Arie and Chuko Esiri, garnered widespread acclaim when it debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2020. Audiences were dazzled by the film’s rich colors and textures, and critics praised the use of neorealist storytelling to paint a vivid portrait of the swarming streets and intricate social fabric of contemporary Lagos, Nigeria. Eyimofe follows two strangers — Mofe and Rosa — as they each fight for a fresh start while navigating the struggles of everyday human life. $9.50+. Nov. 20. Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; dia.org

Leni Sinclair and Gary Grimshaw

This weekend, Edo Ramen House and Lounge will hold a one-night-only exhibition showcasing works from two of Detroit’s most prolific artists. Music photographer and Kresge Award recipient Leni Sinclair shot artists including Iggy Pop, MC5, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane, and Jimi Hendrix. She was also a local leader of the counter-culture movement in the 1960s and ’70s. Celebrated poster artist Gary Grimshaw, who practiced his craft concurrently, was a trailblazer of psychedelic art and design. Prints will be available for purchase, and live music will be provided by DJ Marcie Bolen. No cost. Nov. 20. Edo Ramen House and Lounge, 4313 W 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak; edoramenhouse.com

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