10 Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit (March 23-25)

Celebrate the first official weekend of Spring with the Nain Rouge, Pink, and more
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Pink takes over Little Caesars Arena on march 25 to promote her latest album Beautiful Trauma // Photograph courtesy of Ryan Aylsworth

St. John Lutheran Church: The Chamber Soloists of Detroit’s season finale will feature Detroit Symphony Orchestra principal violist, Eric Nowlin, and principal cellist, Wei Yu, in collaboration with Ann Arbor Symphony Concertmaster and University of Michigan Professor of Violin, Aaron Berofsky, and CSD artistic director and pianist, Pauline Martin. March 25. $30. 23225 Gill Rd., Farmington Hills; 586-944-5353; chambersoloistsdetroit.org

Fox Theatre: A veteran of Ice Cube’s Friday franchise, Mike Epps headlines two back-to-back performances of the Platinum Comedy Tour, which features Don “D.C.” Curry, Rickey Smiley, and Tommy Davidson. March 24. $56+. 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200; 313presents.com

Detroit Opera House: Fronted by artistic director Virginia Johnson, the Dance Theatre of Harlem uses ballet as a way to celebrate African-American culture. Guests may arrive one hour prior to the show to attend a “Dance Talk” conversation about the art of dance. March 24. $29+. 1526 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-961-3500; michiganopera.org

Ann Arbor Film Festival: Founded in 1963, it’s the oldest avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America. Artists and filmmakers from all over the world will be in attendance. March 20-25. Pricing varies. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-995-5356; aafilmfest.org

Dan Savage: Writer, TV personality, and activist Dan Savage’s Savage Love Live tour covers sex and relationships. March 25. $35+. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980; royaloakmusictheatre.com

Hot Rod & Racing Expo: Geared toward motorsports and hot rod enthusiasts, the two-day expo features exhibitors focused on restoration, road racing, drag racing, engine building, insurance, and more. March 24 and 25. $15. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi; hotrodracingexpo.com

Marche du Nain Rouge: Join citizens in banishing the fiendish creature, The Nain Rouge, and his evil intentions for Detroit during the 9th annual celebratory equinox parade. Costumes and masks are encouraged, but not required for the free event. March 25. Cass Corridor, Detroit; marchedunainrouge.com

Pink: With more than 42 million album sales and 75 million singles under her belt, pop star Pink is hitting the road to support her latest album, Beautiful Trauma. Indie pop group Bleachers will open the show. March 25. $47.45+. Little Caesars Arena, 2645 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com

Orchestra Hall: Revel in what Beethoven regarded as one of his best works when the DSO performs the legendary composer’s Seventh Symphony, featuring violinist Augustin Hadelich. March 23-24. $15+. 3711 Woodward Ave.; Detroit; 313-576-5111; dso.org

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle: Tammy Pescatelli, a former “Final Five” on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, has made more than 100 talking-head appearances on networks such as VH1, CMT, MTV, and E!. March 22-24. $10+. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900; comedycastle.com

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