DETROIT – A long weekend for some means lots to do in Detroit – here’s a look at what’s going on around town:
10 things to do this weekend in Metro Detroit
Fire & Ice (Valade Park), Friday to Sunday: Get a taste of the Renaissance fair with a celebration of the elements. From medieval music to forging demos, go back in time to a world without electricity. There will be fire and ice dancers, live music, dance parties and character meetings. Do not miss the fire and ice tower on Saturday! Schedule for events here.
Shen Yun (Detroit Opera House), Friday through Sunday: Experience the worldwide sensation celebrating China’s rich history with a dazzling performance of traditional dance, music and artistic. Schedule and tickets here.
Detroit Auto Swap Meet (Suburban Collection Showplace), Saturday through Sunday at 8:00: Get ready for one of Michigan’s biggest car swap meetings. There will be over 300 stands to rummage through for new and used parts for sale. Find rare parts at discounted prices and get some serious deals. Admission is $ 10 and free for children. More info here.
Aqua Freeze Festival (St. Clair Shores), Saturday to Sunday at 12:00: Get together for some frozen fun at the Aqua Freeze Festival. You will find dozens of ice sculptures with living carvings, food trucks, horse-drawn carriage rides and craft tent. The event is free and open to all ages. List of food trucks and breweries here.
Steve-O (Royal Oak Music Theater), Saturday at The infamous MTV celebrity, Steve-O, brings his crazy stunt-filled jokes to life in an interactive and multimedia stand-up show. Warning: this show is for adults only with extreme and graphic content. If you’re brave enough, get tickets here.
Comedy Takeover with Rickey Smiley (Music Hall), Saturday at 19:30: Stand-up and award-winning radio host for his namesake, nationally syndicated show, Rickey Smiley, brings his comedy tour to Motown. He brings his friends Faizon Love, Capone, Pierre and Damon Williams with him. Get tickets here.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Shop & Bowl (Majestic Theater), Sunday at 13-19: Experience a treasure trove of vintage clothing and home furnishings. From vinyl records to jewelry and handmade items, you are sure to find unique items to suit your style. Live vinyl DJs will keep the energy flowing, as well as a Bloody Mary bar and pizza that can be purchased. More info here.
Cameo and The Dazz Band (Sound Board), Sunday at 20:00: Sign up! These two funk legends take the stage at Motor City Casino and take it back to the 80s. Get tickets here.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration (Charles H. Wright Museum), Monday at 9-12: Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with a hybrid of virtual events and on-site events. This year’s virtual keynote speaker is former UN Ambassador Andrew Young. The events include workshops, discussions and a screening of a documentary about Andrew Young. Full program of events here.
Henry Ford Museum, Monday 9: 30-17: 00: In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., offers the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation free admission all day long. You can see Rosa Parks’ bus and experience the Minds of Freedom program, which highlights the contributions of civil rights activists. More info here.
Find more events with our Live Guide calendar here.
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