10 Things To Do in Detroit This Weekend (Feb. 24-26)

Hot rods, cabaret, and a pottery exhibit are just some of the creative events happening around Metro Detroit this weekend.
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Redford Theatre: For as long as man has been capable of thought, the meaning of life has been questioned by scientists, philosophers, the clergy, and more. The British comedy troupe, Monty Python, tackles that question in the screening of Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life. Feb. 24-25. $5. 17360 Lahser Rd., Detroit, 313-537-2560.

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts: Let it Be, a tribute to the Beatles, turns back the clock to Oct. 9, 1980, on what would have been John Lennon’s 40th birthday. The Fab Four reunite after a decade apart to perform. Feb. 25. $59+. 44575 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township; 586-286-222.

The Ark’s 30th Annual Storytelling Festival: This year, the venue brings back some favorite storytellers from festivals past including Bil Lepp, Don White, and Bill Harley, “the Mark Twain of Contemporary Children’s Music.” Feb. 25. $20. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-1800.

AutoRama: The hot rod show returns to Detroit for the 65th time. Classic autos, custom cars, hot rods, and more will be on the trade show floor along with special guest appearances, a pinup girl contest, and the annual Ridler Award competition for the best car in show. Feb. 24-26. $19. Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit; 734-261-0123.

The Henry Ford: Engines Exposed pops open the hoods of dozens of the most memorable vehicles at the Henry Ford. The exhibit will include guided tours, hands-on demonstrations, and more. Through Feb. 26. $16+. 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; 313-982-6220.

Tipping Point Theatre: Henry and Alice have been married for 25 years and the romance seems to be gone. Determined to spice up their marriage, Alice gets a hotel room and brings along a “Sex for Dummies” manual. The Michigan premiere of Sexy Laundry provides insight into Henry and Alice’s quest for the rediscovery of their love. Through Feb. 26. $30+. 361 E. Cady St., Northville; 248-347-0003.

Wharton Center for Performing Arts: Featuring some of the most memorable songs in theater history, Cabaret is a Tony Award-winning musical with a classic score by John Kander and Fred Ebb. Feb. 21-26. $41+. 750 E. Shaw Lane, East Lansing; 517-353-1982.

Cranbrook Art Museum: Described as “a people’s potter,” Detroit native John Glick has been producing pottery from his Farmington Hills studio since 1965. In the exhibit John Glick: A Legacy in Clay, pieces from the acclaimed ceramist’s five decade-long career will be on display. Through March 12. Free with museum admission. 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills; 248-645-3323.

Detroit Institute of Arts: Detroit After Dark showcases the Motor City’s eclectic mix of nightclubs, architecture, musicians, and quiet streets. With photos dating from the 1950s to as recently as 2014, the exhibit cements Detroit’s place as a vibrant city. Through April 23. Free with museum admission. 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900.

Flint Institute of Arts: The Women of a New Tribe is a series of glamorous portraits of African-American women in many social and physical manifestations. Through April 15. Free with museum admission. 1120 E. Kearsley St., Flint; 810-234-1695.

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