6 Things to Do This Weekend (Jan. 22-24)

Cozy up with virtual events from The Detroit Historical Society and Detroit Symphony Orchestra
 Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Nicholas McGegan leads the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming virtual concert. // Photograph courtesy of the DSO

Date Night: A Virtual Improvised Romantic Comedy 

Ferndale-based Go Comedy is taking its improvised romantic comedy show virtual. Date Night is directed by Pete Jacokes, a resident cast member at Go Comedy and a home team member at Planet Ant in Hamtramck. The 45-minute show kicks off at 8 p.m. Attendees are sent a live link after they purchase a ticket. $5+. Jan. 22. Virtual; facebook.com

St. Clair’s Icy Bazaar

This weekend, take a much-needed break from the house with a drive up to St. Clair. The Icy Bazaar is the perfect outdoor event for winter fun and some socially distanced socializing. While you chat, you can take in the live ice carving demonstrations and entertainment. The event will also feature food, drinks, and an eclectic selection of vendors. No cost. Through Jan. 24. 201 N. Riverside Ave., St. Clair; stclairchambermi.com

Vivaldi’s “Gloria”

Antonio Vivaldi is regarded as one of the greatest Baroque composers and was highly influential on music written both during and after his lifetime. Innovative for its time, Vivaldi’s music was known for its buoyant character and contrasting harmonies. No exception is “Gloria,” which is a choral composition based on the Christian hymn “Gloria in excelsis Deo.” You can stream the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s rendition of the piece, conducted by Nicholas McGegan, this Friday. Bonus: the orchestra will also perform Vivaldi’s “Concerto Grosso, RV 565.” $12. Jan. 22. Virtual Concert; dso.org

Detroit Historical Society
The Detroit Historical Society’s Boom Town Ball gives attendees a peek at a new exhibit. // Photograph courtesy of Detroit Historical Society

The Salad Days

This new exhibit at Detroit Artists Market features pieces by Detroit artists who were working during the aughts, a time when self-made artist spaces thrived in the city. A free opening reception for the exhibition takes place on Jan. 22. Attendance is limited, so guests must register ahead of time on Eventbrite. No cost. Jan. 22-Feb. 20. Detroit Artists Market, 4719 Woodward Ave., Detroit; detroitartistsmarket.org

Face the Music Detroit: A Live Discussion

Learn the history of Detroit’s vibrant rock and jazz music scenes, which yielded acts like The Go, The White Stripes, and Miles Davis. The Detroit Experience Factory will facilitate an intimate, hour-long discussion with two local industry’s movers-and-shakers, including jazz and blues drummer RJ Spangler, who has played for such greats as The Drifters, and Martha & the Vandellas. Another surprise guest speaker has yet to be announced. $1+. Jan. 23. Virtual event; detroitexperiencefactory.org

Boom Town Ball 2021

To celebrate its centennial, the Detroit Historical Society is stepping back in time to the 1920s. The organization’s annual fundraiser is named Boom Town Ball after the Detroit Historical Museum’s newest exhibit, which will be unveiled this year — although ball attendees will receive a sneak peek. The digital broadcast will feature segments from inside the Detroit Historical Museum, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, and the Detroit’s Historical Society’s rarely seen Collections Resource Center. In addition to mixing up cocktails and bidding on auction items, participants will get to virtually tour some of the city’s infamous speakeasies, such as the Cadieux Café and Café D’Mongo’s. $30+. Jan. 23. Virtual event; detroithistorical.org