7 Things to Do This Weekend (Feb. 25-27)

A Dua Lipa concert, the Outdoorama festival, and a reimagined version of ’Oklahoma!’
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Dua Lipa PC 313 Presents
Dua Lipa comes to Little Caesars Arena this Friday. // Photograph courtesy of 313 Presents

Outdoorama

The 48th annual Outdoorama has set up camp at the Suburban Collection Showplace this week for a celebration of Michigan’s great outdoors. This year’s lineup features loads of entertainment and activities, including lumberjack competitions, an up-close encounter with live birds of prey, and a variety of educational seminars on topics from hunting and angling to wildlife watching. The event space will be fitted with pellet and crossbow shooting ranges, a rock-climbing wall, and even an indoor pond where kids can try their hand at catching live rainbow trout. Plus, attendees can find some of the best deals of the year on hundreds of boats, marine accessories, and hunting and fishing gear. $12. Feb. 24-27. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi; showspan.com

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia Tour, which supports the pop superstar’s Grammy-winning record of the same name, stops at Little Caesars Arena this Friday. The audience will hear live renditions of the album’s top tracks, such as No. 1 hits “Break My Heart” and “Levitating,” as well as multi-platinum single “Don’t Start Now.” $45+. Feb. 25. Little Caesar’s Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313presents.com

Oklahoma!

A fresh reimagination of the beloved Oklahoma! is bringing Rodgers’s and Hammerstein’s 1940s musical into the 21st century. The production will arrive at the Fox Theatre direct from Broadway, where it earned widespread acclaim and the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Members of the audience will see the classic show in a whole new light, while experiencing each un-altered word of the original script. $26+. Feb. 25-27. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313presents.com

Oaklahoma PC Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman
Oaklahoma! // Photograph courtesy of Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman

John Osler Black History Month Exhibition

In honor of Black History Month, the Southfield Public Arts Commission is showcasing a series of original oil paintings by local artist John Osler, which celebrate African American people. Osler, who worked as a national advertising photographer for 30 years, is a master of multiple media. In addition to earning gold medals in the distinguished art shows at the Scarab Club, his paintings and photographs appear in collections across the country and beyond. The exhibit will make its debut Friday with a public reception, and all pieces will be available for purchase. No cost. Feb. 25-July. Southfield City Hall, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield; cityofsouthfield.com

Detroit Red Wings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs will cross the Detroit River for Saturday’s international match-up at Little Caesar’s Arena. Such face-offs with our Canadian rivals tend to rouse a particular zeal from both sides of the stadium, so head downtown to cheer on your Detroit Red Wings. $49+. Feb 26. Little Caesar’s Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; ticketmaster.com

Frida

Michigan Opera Theatre’s first production of 2022 opens this Saturday. The biographical opera Frida stars Colombian soprano Catalina Cuervo in the leading role of influential Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Viewers will explore Kahlo’s life, from her humble childhood during the Mexican Revolution, through crushing obstacles and thrilling successes, to her death and enduring legacy as an artistic icon. $59+. Feb. 26 and 27. Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 350 Madison St., Detroit; michiganopera.org

Bees & Biomimicry

The Metropolitan Museum of Design Detroit has partnered with local beekeeping organizations Bees in The D and Detroit Hives on an art show to raise awareness about the importance of our buzzing pollinators. Featured artists include Dawn Smith, Denzel Palm, Fel3000ft, Juan Martinez, and more. No cost. Feb. 26-April 7. Metropolitan Museum of Design Detroit at Collected Detroit, 2439 Fourth St., Detroit; mm-o-dd.org

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