🔒 10 things to do this weekend in Metro Detroit

DETROIT – The holidays are in full swing in Detroit with the opening of the Monroe Street Midway and markets.

10 things to do this weekend in Metro Detroit

The holidays are in full swing in Detroit with the opening of the Monroe Street Midway and markets.

Downtown Detroit Markets (Cadillac Square), Wednesday through Sunday: Cadillac Square has transformed into the city’s vacation hub with a curated collection of 18 Detroit vendors where you can find specialty gifts, home decor, pet supplies, books and more. The row of holiday shops will lead you directly to the Cadillac Lodge, a wintry indoor hangout for the ultimate cozy ambience that offers hot chocolate and treats. More info here.

Monroe Street Midway, opens Friday: The winter edition of the popular outdoor spotlight will be your family’s new winter tradition. Right in the heart of downtown Detroit, you can enjoy a 20-foot arctic slide, winter bumper cars, winter puck putt, and delicious treats. The Midway is free to attend. Some activities require paid entry. Santa Claus will start making appearances later in the season. More info here.

Novi Pet Expo (Suburban collection show), Friday to Sunday: Looking for your new best friend? Join the celebration of all things furry, feathered and finned! From pet costume contests to sausage dog races and even canine stars of America’s Got Talent, this show has everything you need for your pets. Tickets are $12 for children 12 and older, $7 for 11 and under. Children 3 and under and pets are free. More info, timetables and tickets here.

Ford Free Playful Learning Weekend (Michigan Science Center), Saturday and Sunday: Discover, learn and play when the Michigan Science Center opens for free this weekend for the whole family. Special activities and experiences will be available. Access includes Mi-Sci’s latest exhibit: Level Up with Electric Playhouse Travels. Mi-Sci members can get early entry tickets. Reservations required. Book here.

Royal Oak Vodka Fest (Farmers Market), Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Shaken, stirred or pure? Here’s your chance to sample dozens of the best vodkas from around the world, including local brands. Meet brand ambassadors who will guide you through the tasting experience and give you insight into each flavor. General admission includes 10 samples. 21 and over only. Tickets are $45. More info and tickets here.

Faust (Detroit Opera), Saturday 7:30 p.m.: Would you make a pact with the devil? Experience the classic 1859 opera in a whole new way. Directed by Lincoln Center Theater Resident Director Lileana Blain-Cruz, Faust is updated with a modern version and features restored music and scenes that have never been played. Tickets start at $29. Program and tickets here.

Ladies Night (Fox Theatre), Saturday 8 p.m.: Oh what a night! Break out the champagne and enjoy the sweet sounds of R&B hitmakers Bobby Brown, Joe, El DeBarge and NEXT. Listen to hits like ‘My Prerogative’, ‘Stutter’, ‘Who’s Johnny’ and more. Get tickets here.

Big Bird Run (Reacreation Authority Center, Roseville), Sunday 10 a.m.: The 44th annual race will take you through Gration Ave., I-696 and several residential streets. Choose from a fun 10k, 5k or 1 mile run. Registration is still available. Proceeds go to community organizations that help local families in need. More info and registration here.

All Things Detroit Holiday Experience (Eastern Market, Shed 5), Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Get a head start on your shopping with the Popular Market Holiday Edition. Shop from over 200 local small businesses and vendors offering holiday-themed crafts, food and gifts. Tickets are $5 at the door or $10 online, allowing for early entry. List of suppliers here.

Reeve Carney (Chrysler Black Box), Sunday 4:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.: Of Hadesville at Motown, Reeve Carney brings his signature Broadway sound to an intimate cabaret here in Detroit. Carney was the first Peter Parker in Spider Man on Broadway and is the original and current Orpheus in the hit musical Hadesville, now in its third year on the Great White Way. He will sing a collection of Broadway hits traditionally sung by the biggest divas on stage. Two performances only. Get tickets here.

Find more events with our Live Guide calendar here.

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