10 Things To Do in Detroit This Weekend (Feb. 17-19)

From whiskey tastings to Broadway shows, there’s plenty to do around metro Detroit.
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Detroit Symphony Orchestra: Gershwin Rarities! features the music of George Gershwin, Shostakovich, and Griffes, as well as a world premiere by the DSO’s composer-in-residence, Gabriela Lena Frank. Feb. 17-18. $15+. Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111

Wharton Center for Performing ArtsFusing classical, hip-hop, R&B, and more, the duo Black Violin delights audiences with fresh takes on tunes from artists as disparate as Brahms and Ed Sheeran. The group has collaborated with the likes of Tom Petty, The Eagles, and other award-winning artists. Feb. 17. $14. 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing; 517-353-1982

Sound Board: Comedy’s lovable “Queen of Mean” Lisa Lampanelli brings her racy brand of stand up to Detroit for a night of insult comedy and gut-busting laughs. Feb. 17. $30+. Motor City Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-309-4614

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts: The first theatrical event of its kind to tour the globe, Shadowland by Pilobolus mixes shadow theater, dance, circus, and concert in the coming-of-age story of a young girl. Feb. 17. $46+. 44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township; 586-286-2222;

Fox Theatre: The iconic musical Annie, now in the second year of its national tour, will warm the hearts of musical theater lovers young and old. This iteration of the show is directed by the original and Tony Award-winning lyricist and director Martin Charnin. Feb. 17-18. $30+. 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200;

Whiskey Business: More than 100 whiskeys from around the world will be available for sampling. Cigars, beer, live music, and local food trucks will also be part of the scene. Feb. 18. $45+. Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak;

Music Hall: In Married But Single Too, Sharon Wilson is married to R&B sensation Julian Johnson, but is tired of the fights and empty promises. One of Sharon’s old flames appears, showing her all of the love she’s missed. Feb. 16-19. $40+. 350 Madison St., Detroit; 313-887-8501;

Michigan Theater: Aaron Diehl and Cécile McLorin Salvant will take on the classics of George Gershwin and Jelly Roll Morton in Jelly and George: Aaron Diehl and Cécile McLorin Salvant. Feb. 19. $24+. 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-668-8463;

Detroit Boat Show: Yachts, pontoons, fishing boats, personal watercraft, and hundreds of other sea-worthy vessels will be on display for one of the area’s largest boat trade shows. Aside from new boat models, accessories and gear, this year’s highlights include the comedy cooking duo Mac and The Big Cheese, an exhibit dedicated to the history of bathing suits, fishing and cooking seminars, and a kids sailing simulator. Feb. 11-19. $13. Cobo Center: 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit; 734-261-0123;

Planet Ant Theatre: In Macdeth, Shakespeare’s Scottish play takes on new life as a punk rock musical set in a post-apocalyptic, dystopian world. Feb. 17-March 11. $20. 2357 Caniff Ave., Hamtramck; 313-365-4948;

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