@ Mt. Brighton, 4141 Bauer Rd. Brighton, MI, 48116
Ski Girls Rock, a previously Vail and Beaver Creek exclusive program, inspired and designed by Olympic gold medalist and World Alpine Ski Champion Lindsey Vonn, will continue this season at Mt. Brighton! Ski Girls Rock is a two day program led by female instructors focusing, not only on improving skiing technique, but also empowering girls through the sport and building students’ confidence while developing friendships, teamwork and social skills. Passholders $120 | Non-Passholders $160
@ The Habitat Lounge, Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor
Renowned Flautist, Alexander Zonjic, will perform at The Habitat Lounge at Weber’s Restaurant on Sunday, February 19. Habitat Lounge, which hosts the Ann Arbor restaurant's best live bands seven-nights-a-week, is the area’s top spot for nighttime entertainment and drinks. His first set will begin at 7 p.m. Premium tables are available.
Experience this new travelling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum that explores forgeries and the length forgers will take to deceive the public. This interactive exhibit features all kinds of real and fake objects from historical and cultural artifacts to household items and brand names. Learn how to tell a fake from an authentic item and have fun trying to guess which objects are the real deal. School programming available. www.museumwindsor.ca $5.00http://www.museumwindsor.ca
The “Altar Boyz”—Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham—are going to save the world…and probably make you swoon in the process. This rockin’ musical comedy joins them on the last night of their “Raise the Praise” national tour. “Altar Boyz” runs February 8 through March 5, 2017, at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. Get your tickets by following the link to ticketmaster.com or call the box office at 248-377-3300. Show times vary, visit www.mbtheatre.com for more info. $27-$42http://www.mbtheatre.com/altar-boyz
The Theatre Company of University of Detroit Mercy’s 46th season continues with William Inge’s Bus Stop, running Feb. 9-26, at the Marlene Boll Theatre at the downtown Detroit YMCA. Bus Stop follows a bus full of strangers who find themselves stranded at a roadside dinner in Kansas City in the middle of a howling snowstorm. All roads are blocked, and these weary travelers are forced to mingle and wait out the storm. As the evening progresses and personalities start to emerge, the relationships formed by total strangers turns into an uproarious romantic comedy that never strays far from the truth. Adult Ticket; $25http://www.TheTheatreCo.com
Henry and Alice are a middle-aged couple who are tired with busy careers, children, and a routine life that excludes romance. Alice believes the fire has gone out of their 25 year marriage, and wants to rekindle the magic that brought them together. Armed with a Sex for Dummies manual, Alice rents a hotel room in hopes that the book’s exercises will help them become romantically connected again. Is there hope? Contains adult content. $28-$35http://www.tippingpointtheatre.com
@ Legoland Discovery Center Michigan, 4240 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan will celebrate the highly anticipated big-screen adventure, The LEGO Batman Movie, with an exclusive event taking place on February 18-20 and 25-26. The LEGO® Batman™ Movie Days promises an epic weekend of fun for families, with everything centered on the beloved crime- fighter who claims he “only works in black. And sometimes, very, very dark gray.” LEGO Batman Movie Days will include special games and activities throughout the attraction, including a scavenger hunt in MINILAND, a large-scale mosaic build featuring characters from the movie as well as photo opportunities with LEGO Batman.
Drawing its inspiration from traditional museum period rooms, this exhibition reinvents that presentation model by featuring distinct spaces that examine key moments in Cranbrook’s history. The evolution of the domestic landscape is chronicled by showcasing works from our collections. ArtMembers Always Free Children 12 & under Always Free Adults $10 Seniors (65 and older) $8 Students with ID $6http://www.cranbrookartmuseum.org/exhibition/cranbrook-time-machine-twentieth-century-period-rooms/
Celebrating the generous spirit of our community, From the Vault features a selection of recent and promised gifts of art by important twentieth-century masters such as Richard Serra, Louise Nevelson, Anni Albers, Josef Albers, and Robert Rauschenberg, as well as work by acclaimed Cranbrook Academy of Art alumni including McArthur Binion, Sonya Clark, Charles Eames, and Eero Saarinen. ArtMembers Always Free Children 12 & under Always Free Adults $10 Seniors (65 and older) $8 Students with ID $6http://www.cranbrookartmuseum.org/exhibition/from-the-vault-recent-gifts-to-the-collection/
@ The Creature Conservancy, 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd
The Creature Conservancy is featuring Harper, our cougar, during the month of February! See her for a special presentation on our Stone Stage each Saturday and Sunday - at 2:00 p.m. and again at 4:00 p.m. Our other animal ambassadors are also on display! Indoors and/or outdoors, you can see many species of animal, including kangaroos, prairie dogs, alligators, arctic foxes, and many more. Bring a snack and take a break at our indoor or outdoor picnic areas. The main building is accessed by parking in the lot immediately off Ann Arbor-Saline Rd and following the guided signs to the entrance. $6/child (ages 2-12), $8/adult (age 13+), free/children under 2; for a self-guided tour of the outdoor animals only: $2/person (ages 2+)
@ Heartfulness Institute, IV floor 3270 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy
Welcome to the free heartfulness meditation sessions and plunge into refreshing, absorbing meditation Every Sunday: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon Every Monday: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Every Wednesday: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Detroit Unity Temple will once again host a display of beautiful quilts and fiber arts from artists in the metro Detroit area and beyond. We look forward to you coming and bringing family and friends to view this beautiful exhibit. This event is free to the public. Freehttp://www.detroitunity.com
Edward Gorey’s masterful pen-and-ink drawings that illustrate his captivating books conjure a vaguely Edwardian world of handcars, boater hats, and Dickensian children. With titles such as The Hapless Child, The Loathsome Couple, and The Fatal Lozenge, Gorey’s protagonists often meet an untimely demise. Despite the subject matter, his work transcends the mere macabre, offering instead a dark humor that has found contemporary resonance with cultural phenomena from Goth and steampunk to Lemony Snicket and Tim Burton. Although Gorey’s métier was the illustrated novel, his talent and reach extended to other creative realms. Museum Admission: ArtMembers (Join Now!) FREE, Children 12 & Under FREE, General $10, Seniors (65 and over) $8, Students with ID $6.http://www.cranbrookartmuseum.org/future-exhibitions/
Have you tried desperately to institute a weekly board game night but your family is like, “nah”? We have just the thing for you. Comic book store Vault of Midnight, which opened a location in Detroit last year, is hosting a game night at Queen’s Bar and all board game lovers are welcome to nerd out over the tactile pastime. There will be game masters on hand to help you learn new board games. You can purchase tickets at the store’s Detroit location, and space is limited, so you’ll need to get your ticket ahead of time. $10
In this talk writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit looks at the state of hope in the present moment and what disasters like 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina can tell us about political crises and civil society, drawing on both books and more recent political events. freehttp://bit.ly/2iyZCpE
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