7 Things to Do This Weekend (Dec. 3-5)

Enjoy a Dan + Shay concert, the ’Cirque Dreams Holidaze’ show, and loads of holiday shopping
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Country duo Dan + Shay perform at Little Caesars Arena on Dec. 3. // Photograph courtesy of Catherine Powell

Mark Normand

In addition to having filmed two specials with Comedy Central, prolific stand-up comic Mark Normand has been featured on numerous television shows, including The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and The Late Late Show with James Corden. Plus, he’s made an unparalleled seven appearances on Conan. Normand can also be heard on his own podcast, Tuesdays with Stories. Better yet — catch him live, at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. $25. Through Dec. 4. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; comedycastle.com 

Dan + Shay

In their eight years in the music industry, three-time Grammy Award-winning country duo Dan + Shay have amassed 38 RIAA certifications and eight No. 1 singles on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Fans who attend the group’s concert at Little Caesar’s Arena will see some of their greatest hits — such as “10,000 Hours” and “Tequila,” and “Speechless” — performed live. $39.50+. Dec. 3. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313presents.com

Liminal Landscapes

Liminal Landscapes’ opening reception celebrates the launch of the first shared exhibit from Ann Arbor artists and married partners John Gutoskey, who is the owner of JG Studio and A2 Print Studio, and Peter Sparling, a professor emeritus of dance at the University of Michigan. The exhibition will offer a range of works, from paintings and prints to videos and dance compositions. No cost. Dec. 3. Cultureverse Gallery, 309 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; cultureverse.org

Shop more than 30 vendors at the Kris Kringle Market in Rochester. // Photograph courtesy of Brad Ziegler Photography

Kris Kringle Market

Local merchants will line the streets of Downtown Rochester this weekend, emulating the 700-year European tradition of open-air Christmas markets. More than 30 vendors, selling everything from specialty foods to wreaths and handcrafted gifts, will include Cindy Lou Ceramics, J’Adore Pets, Bliss Soap Co., Honey & Home, and Rochester Fudge Co. Plus, there will be a warming tent on-site to help you battle the chilly December air. No cost. Dec. 3 and 4. Downtown Rochester, West Fourth Street, between Main and Walnut Streets; downtownrochestermi.com

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Ballerinas, aerialists, carolers, nutcrackers, penguins, reindeer, and gingerbread people frolic through an elaborate wonderland, in this whimsical musical-circus hybrid. Families can sing along to original compositions and seasonal favorites, such as “Deck the Halls,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Jingle Bell Rock,” when they catch any of the holiday spectacular’s five showings at the Fox Theatre. $34.50+. Dec. 3-5. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313presents.com

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Enjoy an enchanting holiday story with Cirque Dreams Holidaze. // Photograph courtesy of 313 Presents

Detroit Urban Craft Fair

The Masonic Temple will host 100 local creators this weekend at Michigan’s longest-running indie craft fair. Vendors will be offering a diverse array of items, including art prints, hair and body products, ceramics, jewelry, leather goods, candles, tasty treats, and more. $5+. Dec. 3-5. Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St., Detroit; detroiturbancraftfair.com

80’s at The 8

A 1980s music festival will take over the Birmingham 8 theater this Saturday, with four live tribute bands performing across three stages. In addition to the gnarly tunes, attendees can enjoy ’80s trivia, a best dressed contest, retro memorabilia, and popular ’80s movies showing in the auditoriums all evening long. $40. Dec. 4. Birmingham 8, 211 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham; emagine-entertainment.com

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