6 Things to Do This Weekend (Feb. 4-6)

Catch ’An Officer and a Gentleman’ at the Fisher Theatre, oil painter Karin Wagner Coron’s work at WSG Gallery, and Taylor Tomlinson’s stand-up at Royal Oak Music Theatre
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An Officer and a Gentleman is at the Fisher Theatre through Feb. 13. // Photograph courtesy of Matthew Murphy

An Officer and a Gentleman

Written and directed by Tony Award-nominee Dick Scanlan, An Officer and a Gentleman follows the talented, young Zack Mayo who — determined to secure a future for himself — enrolls in a U.S. Navy training school. He never expected that it would launch him into a journey of self-discovery that would bring him face-to-face with adversity, tragedy, and even love. In addition to its moving message, the musical features a score chock-full of hits from 1980s artists like Rick Springfield, Styx, Debbie Gibson, Richard Marx, Wilson Phillips, and Pat Benatar. $39. Through Feb. 13. Fisher Theatre, 3011 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit; broadwayindetroit.com

Image and the Photographic Allusion

This Oakland University photography exhibit celebrates the oblique and the elusive. Featured artists — including Mary Ellen Bartley, Lucas Foglia, Erik Madigan Heck, Pieter Hugo, Joshua Lutz, and Toshio Shibata — convey their subjects without ever directly unveiling them, producing paradoxical and enigmatic images. No cost. Through April 3. Oakland University Art Gallery, 371 Wilson Blvd., Rochester; ouartgallery.org

Among the Trees

Michigan native Karin Wagner Coron has worked as a practicing artist, producing intensely colorful and active landscapes, for over 40 years. She is currently exhibiting a collection of oil paintings that appeal to both the personal and the collective, reflecting Coron’s own intense relationship with nature as well as the relationship between the land and its inhabitants. No cost. Through March 12. WSG Gallery, 111 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor; wsg-art.com

The Play That Goes Wrong

We’ve all heard the old theater adage, “the show must go on.” The characters in the Olivier Award-winning show The Play That Goes Wrong take the phrase to new heights. The cast and crew trudge on through this hysterically disastrous show as lines are forgotten, actors are knocked unconscious, and technical mishaps abound. It’s a thespian’s nightmare, but for audience members, it’s a much-needed dose of light-hearted foolery. Through March 6. Tipping Point Theatre, 361 E. Cady St., Northville; tippingpointtheatre.com

Kicking Off Black History Month

Southfield Parks and Recreation is kicking off its Black History Month programming with a celebratory evening of culture, history, and live entertainment. Attendees will enjoy spoken-word poetry, hair wrap demonstrations, music from DJ Deezy D, dance performances, and a Black-owned Business Marketplace. Plus, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum will be on-site. No cost. Feb. 5. Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield; cityofsouthfield.com

Taylor Tomlinson

Taylor Tomlinson started doing standup at the age of 16 and has since performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonConan, Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party, and Netflix’s The Comedy Lineup. She also released her first hour-long special, Quarter-Life Crisis, on Netflix, to widespread critical acclaim, last March. On her Deal With It Tour, Tomlinson delivers material on topics like dating, friendships, and technology with her trademark clarity, cynicism, and self-deprecating humor. $30+. Feb. 5. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; royaloakmusictheatre.com

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