7 Things to Do This Weekend (Feb. 18-20)

Disney on Ice, Black History Month celebrations, and the annual Winter Blast
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Disney on Ice is bringing its Mickey’s Search Party show to Little Caesars Arena. // Photograph courtesy of 313 Presents

Disney on IceMickey’s Search Party

This magical ice show combines compelling storytelling, dynamic musical numbers, and of course, everyone’s favorite Disney characters. Audience members will encounter Elsa, Belle, Buzz Lightyear, Moana, Aladdin, Ariel, and more, as they accompany Mickey Mouse on an epic quest to find and save Tinker Bell from the devious Captain Hook. $20+. Through Feb. 20. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313Presents.com

Where We At

Irwin House Global Art Center, in partnership with the National Conference of Artists Michigan, is celebrating both Black and Women’s History Months with its latest exhibit: Where We At. The juried exhibition features 22 local women artists, including Asia Hamilton, Bre’ann White, Ida Hawkins, Nonnie Williams, Olivia Indigo, and Shirley Woodson. The showcased works explore the journey of Black women in the arts — both now and throughout history — as inspired by the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and ’70s. No cost. Through April 16. Irwin House Global Art Center & Gallery, 2351 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; irwinhousegallery.org

Barry White Tribute

This weekend, the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom offers the chance to hear your favorites from the late Barry White performed live. Vocalist Jourdan Carroll — affectionately known to his fans as Big Daddy Boo Bear — possesses a magnetic charisma and engaging stage presence that allows him to emulate the 1970s R&B maestro exquisitely. The setlist will feature such classics as “I’m Gonna Love You a Little Bit More,” “I’ve Got So Much to Give,” and “My First, My Last, My Everything.” $28+. Feb. 18. Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, 7096 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren; andiamoshowroom.com

Black History Movie Night

As part of its celebratory Black History Month programming, the city of Southfield is hosting a Black History Movie Night, featuring a showing of The Black Godfather. The 2019 documentary explores the life of music executive, entrepreneur, and film producer Clarence Avant, through the testimony of his closest friends, family, and colleagues. Movie-goers can enjoy refreshments from Shelly’s Hot Dog and We Be Poppin’ Popcorn. No cost. Feb. 18. Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield; cityofsouthfield.com

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Enjoy ice sculptures and other attractions at this year’s Winter Blast. // Photograph courtesy of Winter Blast

Winter Blast

Winter Blast 2022 is moving to downtown Royal Oak. Guests can explore an ice sculpture garden, watch carving demonstrations, go ice skating, and fly down the event’s legendary winter slide. And if ever the cold starts to creep in, they can thaw out at one of the festival’s many heated tents and marshmallow-roasting stations. There will also be a local music showcase featuring dozens of acts. No cost. Feb. 18-20. Downtown Royal Oak, East of Main and Third Streets and South of 11 Mile, Royal Oak; winterblast.com

Northville Art House Members’ Exhibition

This weekend marks the start of Northville Art House’s Members’ Exhibition. This year’s event will encompass a variety of media and styles, through the original works of 70 artists. Guests are invited to participate by casting their votes in the Members’ Choice Awards. No cost. Feb. 18-March 19. Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady, Northville, northvillearthouse.org

Nicolas Uncaged 8: A Ceremonious Gala and Benefit

Join the Senate Theater’s annual celebration of all things Nicolas Cage. This formal costume gala channels a glamorous Hollywood awards show, with a full bar and guests dressed to the nines. As is tradition, the event will feature screenings of two Nicolas Cage films. This year’s selections are Charlie Kaufmann’s critically acclaimed 2002 comedy-drama Adaptation and the 2018 psychedelic action-horror film Mandy. Proceeds will benefit the theater, as well as partner Cinema Detroit. $25. Feb. 19. Senate Theater, 6424 Michigan Ave., Detroit; senatetheater.com

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