6 Things to Do This Weekend (Jan. 14-16)

A wine tasting, Wild Card Weekend at Emagine, and stand-up by John Crist
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The Monroe Street Drive-In in Detroit shows Cruella on Jan. 14. // Photograph courtesy of Emagine Entertainment

Cruella

See Emma Stone as one of Walt Disney’s most notorious villains on the Monroe Street Drive-In’s 60-foot, outdoor screen. Before she became Cruella de Vil, Estella was a clever young grifter with dreams of making it in fashion. But living on the streets of London — where she encounters a pair of thieves and befriends a blue-blooded fashion icon — she develops a taste for revenge. $20. Jan. 14. Monroe Street Drive-In, 32 Monroe Street, Detroit; emagine-entertainment.com

John Crist

Internet comedy darling John Crist is taking his viral humor on tour and making a stop at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. Crist’s videos — including the popular “Honest Football Coach,” “Every Parent at Disney,” and “Brands that need to be Cancelled” — have received over one billion views and have been featured on ESPN and The Today Show and in USA Today and The Huffington Post. He’s also done his own comedy special, called I Got Questions, which can be found on Amazon Prime, DirecTV, and Spotify. $40+. Jan. 14. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; axs.com

Downtown Rochester Snowglow

Take the entire family on a winter safari this weekend at Downtown Rochester’s annual Snowglow, where more than 40 sculptures in the themed ice-carving competition will line the streets, taking the form of lions, elephants, zebras, and more. Guests will also enjoy live carving demonstrations, marshmallow roasting, shopping, fireworks, and of course, Rochester’s famous Big, Bright Light Show. No cost. Jan. 14 and 15. Downtown Rochester, downtownrochestermi.com 

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Watch the big games on the big screen this Wild Card Weekend at select Emagine theater locations. // Photograph courtesy of Emagine Entertainment

Owl Prowl

Head to the Red Oaks Nature Center for a guided evening nature walk to learn all about the ways nature comes alive at night. You’ll even get the chance to spot owls and other nocturnal wildlife in their natural habitats. Participants, who must be at least 6 years of age, are asked to keep their voices low, as these creatures tend to spook easily. $6. Jan. 15. Red Oaks Nature Center, 30300 Hales St., Madison Heights; oakgov.com

Wild Card Weekend

Experience the first round of NFL playoff matchups live and on the big screen this Wild Card weekend. Whether you’re most excited to see the Raiders face off against the Bengals or the Cardinals take on the Rams, you can catch every moment at Emagine theater locations across the area. Theaters will be selling game day food and drink specials. No cost for admission. Jan. 15-17. See website for locations; emagine-entertainment.com

Snake Your Way into Tasting like a Pro

Learn to hold your own against wine experts with this course from The Royce Wine School series, in which you will be guided by an expert sommelier through a side-by-side evaluation of six carefully curated wines. Along the way, you’ll learn some of the tasting techniques used by the pros. $45. Jan. 16. The Royce, 76 W. Adams Ave., Detroit; eventbrite.com

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Ashley Winn is an associate editor at Hour Detroit magazine. After growing up in the metro Detroit area, she studied journalism and political science at Wayne State University. Winn now enjoys covering politics, criminal justice, and other hard news topics. Outside of the office, she can be found watching true crime documentaries or brunching at one of her favorite local restaurants. Winn can be reached at awinn@hour-media.com.