6 Things to Do This Weekend (Feb. 5-7)

Celebrate Black History Month and shop Valentine’s Day gifts all in one weekend
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Andrew Grams conducts this weekend’s virtual Detroit Symphony Orchestra show. // Photograph courtesy of DSO

Mozart’s “Prague Symphony”

Widely known as the “Prague Symphony,” for the city in which it premiered in 1787, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 is one of the Classical period composer’s most popular works. Its three contrasting movements are best known for their sophistication and a strong emphasis on wind instruments. This Detroit Symphony Orchestra show is conducted by Andrew Grams.  $12. Feb. 5. Virtual event; dso.org

Ice Carving Show

This weekend, dozens of sculptures will line the streets and daily live carving demonstrations will take place in Downtown Mount Clemens. The 16th annual Ice Carving Show will feature a theme: gratitude toward first responders and frontline and essential workers. The event will even present a special display called the Hallway of Heroes, which has been erected to honor the dedicated professionals. No cost. Feb. 5-7. Various locations, Mount Clemens; cityofmountclemens.com 

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Metro Detroit Irish fiddler Mick Gavin (center) hosts The Ark’s “Crossroads Ceili.” // Photograph courtesy of The Ark

Leni Sinclair: Motor City Underground

As an active member of Detroit’s 1960’s counterculture, photographer and political activist Leni Sinclair documented the area’s historic social justice movements from the inside. Her now-iconic works depict various underground scenes, from everyday life in Detroit’s Black community to the crusades of the White Panthers, an anti-racist, ally organization that Sinclair co-founded in 1968. See her work in this new exhibit. Suggested donation of $5. Feb. 5-April 18. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit; mocadetroit.org

I Love My Blackness & Yours

In honor of Black History Month, the Detroit Institute of Arts is partnering with youth social justice project Wee the People to remember two Black photographers of the 20th century. I Love My Blackness & Yours is a virtual event that aims to teach children the stories of Gordon Parks and James Van Der Zee, including how the accomplished photographers celebrated Blackness through their art. No cost. Feb. 6. Virtual event; dia.org

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The Love from Afar pop up kicks off this weekend. // Photograph courtesy of Elaine B. Jewelry

Crossroads Ceili

The Ark’s popular Crossroads Ceili was named after the traditional Celtic céilí – a jovial social gathering complete with folk music, singing, dancing, and storytelling. The show has now remained true to its name for 25 years, offering viewers energetic performances of traditional Irish song and dance. This year’s virtual rendition will be hosted by metro Detroit Irish fiddler Mick Gavin. No cost. Feb 6. Virtual event; theark.org

Love from Afar

Beginning this weekend, Ferndale’s Elaine B. Jewelry will host a Valentine’s Day pop up with three local, female jewelry artists. In addition to the brand’s own seasonal collection of wearable, heart-themed pieces, Love from Afar will offer minimal metalworks from Smith Shop’s Amy Weiks, nature-inspired trinkets by Collyn Debano of Tree Trunk Arts, and the contemporary creations of Ella Callas Jewelry. No cost. Feb. 6-13. Elaine B. Jewelry, 22961 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; elainebjewelry.com

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