7 Things to Do This Weekend (March 4-6)

Go Skating with the Stars, see Stomp at Music Hall, and catch the year’s biggest UFC fight live on the big screen
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Stomp is at Music Hall in Detroit through March  6. // Photograph courtesy of Steve Mcnicholas

Stomp

Since getting its start performing on the streets of the U.K. 27 years ago, Stomp has risen to international fame. In addition to visiting more than 50 countries across the world, the percussion group has performed at the Academy Awards and at the closing ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Members make music out of anything they can get their hands on, from brooms to hub caps to Zippo lighters. The result is a unique blend of percussion, dance, and visual comedy that has earned the group numerous honors, including a New York Obie Award, an Olivier Award (England’s version of the Tony) for best choreography, and a Drama Desk Award. You can catch Stomp’s performance, which will feature two brand new pieces, at Music Hall this weekend. $49+. Through March 6. Music Hall, 350 Madison Ave., Detroit; broadwayindetroit.com

Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint

In conjunction with the Detroit Institute of Arts special exhibition By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500–1800, the Detroit Film Theatre presents the Visionary Women film series, comprised of recent documentaries that explore the lives and works of some of the 20th century’s most influential artists. This week, viewers can watch Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint. Its Swedish namesake was both an artist and a mystic, whose paintings, were inspired by modern science, spiritualism, and nature and are among the first abstract works known in Western art history. No cost. Through March 7. Virtual screening; dia.org

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Figure Skating in Detroit hosts its annual Skating with the Stars fundraiser this Saturday at Campus Martius. // Photograph courtesy of Figure Skating in Detroit

The Art Collab Project

Dearborn’s Padzieski Gallery is celebrating its grand re-opening with The Art Collab Project. More than 60 Southeast Michigan artists — ranging from sculptors to painters, photographers to designers — were recruited and paired off at random to produce content for this curated exhibition. The teams were given one month and challenged to create something they would not have created solo. The artists received little instruction — they were simply encouraged to step outside their creative comfort zones and learn from their partners, while contributing their own unique skillsets and perspectives. The resulting collection is a testament to the diversity of the metro Detroit art community, as well as its willingness to learn, share, and collaborate. No cost. Through March 18. Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; padzieskigallery.org

Anything Goes

Aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and wanted criminal Moonface Martin form an unlikely alliance, to help Reno’s stow-away pal, Billy Crocker, win the heart of his beloved. But there’s one problem: she’s engaged to a wealthy English nobleman. Anything Goes is a Broadway classic that combines tap-dancing sailors, blackmail, and a good-old love triangle with a score full of show tunes standards like “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “Anything Goes.” $33. March 3-5. Berman C enter for Performing Arts, 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield Twp.; nicelytheatregroup.org

Erin Brockovich

Emagine Entertainment is celebrating International Women’s History Month this March with a series of weekly films featuring some of the most beloved and inspirational women in the industry. This weekend’s pick is 2000’s Erin Brockovich, which stars Julia Roberts as the title character. This biography tells the story of an unemployed single mother who (almost) single-handedly brings down the power company that’s been polluting a city’s water supply. But fair warning: you may want to leave the little ones at home for this R-rated flick. $5. March 4-10. Locations at emagine-entertainment.com

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Catch UFC 272: Covington vs Masvidal on the big screen at Emagine theater this weekend. // Photograph courtesy of Emagine Entertainment

Skating with the Stars

Local nonprofit Figure Skating in Detroit (FSD) provides coaching in both figure skating and academics for girls ages 6-18. This weekend, the organization aims to raise $20,000, at its major annual fundraiser, Skating with the Stars. The event will feature live, on-ice performances by the girls of FSD, as well as appearances by special guests, including Olympic gold medalist Meryl Davis, figure-skating champion Starr Andrews, and Miss Michigan Teen 2020 Aneesa Sheik. Attendees can also take to the rink themselves, before warming up with a cup of rich hot chocolate. $15+. March 5. The Rink at Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit; eventbrite.com

UFC 272: Covington vs Masvidal

You can catch what’s shaping up to be the biggest fight of the year live at Emagine theaters across the metro Detroit area. Colby “Chaos” Covington and BMF champion Jorge Masvidal will go head-to-head for the main event of Saturday’s UFC 272. Once roommates and training partners, the pair has shared bad blood since Covington’s nasty split with American Top Team. Now, they have the chance to settle the years-long feud in the octagon. $25. March 5. Locations at emagine-entertainment.com

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