10 things happening in metro Detroit this week
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@ Meadow Brook Theatre
Atomic is an off-Broadway musical that is making its way to Meadow Brook Theatre. The story follows Leo Szilard, a scientist who is working on creating the first atomic bomb. The company he works for is government funded, and he must deal with the ethics, scientific progress and of course, love.
Shows start at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday and Sunday; 207 Wilson Hall, Oakland University, Rochester; ticketmaster.com; tickets are $33.
Beards, Brahms, and Burlesque
@ Max M. Fisher Music Center
Johannes Brahms was a famous composer and pianist, and the DSO is celebrating his work with the Brahms festival. Beards, Brahms, and Burlesque (try saying that three times fast) is celebrating Brahms humble beginnings as a bordello pianist. There will be fabulous jazz music from the Detroit Pleasure Society, artists from the Michigan Burlesque Festival, and a beard contest for those who havent stopped since No Shave November.
Starts at 7 p.m.; 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111 dso.org; tickets start are $15; contest registration with a ticket is $50.
@ City Theatre
Go Comedy! Improv Theater is proud to present Robocop! The Musical at the City Theatre. The show is an adaptation of the classic 80s movie with a musical parody twist. The show originally opened in 2010, but has since gone through some rewrites and improvements to make it even more enjoyable. Robocop! The Musical runs from Feb. 19 through March 6.
Shows start at 8 p.m.; 2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 800-745-3000; olympiaentertainment.com; tickets are $29.50 and $37.50.
Juggalos unite! Fans of the Insane Clown Posse gear up because this years Juggalo Day is hitting Detroit for two special nights. There will be performances by Killjoy Club, JCW Superstars, ICP (Ringmaster Show), and Esham. The Faygo-loving crew has been celebrating their culture and fans with Juggalo Day for years, and this years event is shaping up to be one for the books.
Doors open at 6 p.m.; 14238 Harper Ave., Detroit; 313-824-1700; harposconcerttheatre.com; tickets are $25; all ages welcome.
@ Royal Oak Farmers Market
Whiskey Business is back, yall! The MT signature event is making its return to the Royal Oak Farmers Market for an evening of whiskey (duh), food, and dancing. You will be able to sample some of the greats (Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, Makers) as well as some local concoctions (Detroit City Distillery).
Doors open at 8 p.m., 7 p.m. for VIP; 316 E. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak; 248-202-4662; whiskeybusinessmi.com; tickets are $50, VIP $70.
Book launch and reading: Lynn Crawford and Matvei Yankelevich
@ Jam Handy
Indie bookstore DittoDitto is hosting a literary reading of two fantastic writers. Lynn Crawford is a local novelist and arts writer. Her novels include Fortification Resort and Simply Separate People. Her latest effort is entitled Shankus & Kitto. Matvei Yankelevich has spent some time in Detroit, but resides in New York City, where he teaches at Columbia and Queens College. Some of his latest works are Alpha Donut, Boris by the Sea, and Some Worlds by Dr. Voigt.
Starts at 5 p.m.; 2900 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit; dittoditto.org;
Candles & Bourbon
@ Belle Isle Boat House
Need a little 1940s flashback fun? The Candles & Bourbon event will be right up your alley. Enjoy an evening of bourbon, entertainment, and delicious food at the Belle Isle Boat House. The events Facebook page advises to dress in your best black-tie 1940s ensemble. Plus, it is a fundraiser for the Save Historic Detroit Homes so your money is going to a fantastic cause.
Starts at 7:30 p.m.; East Picnic Way, Detroit; eventbrite.com and search candles and bourbon; tickets are $65 in advance, $75 at the door.
Food Truck Workshop
@ Detroit Custom Coach
Oh, food trucks, how we love thee. Detroit Custom Coach specializes in making food trucks for entrepreneurs all over the city, and they want to help you make your food truck dream a reality. Street tacos with a twist? Gourmet grilled cheeses? Sweet and savory crepes? Whatever your food truck idea is, Detroit Custom Coach wants to give you an inside look on how to create and brand your very own food truck.
Runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; 13201 Northend Ave., Oak Park; 248-716-5114 detroitcustomcoach.com; tickets are $22.09.
Om @ the Max
@ Max M. Fisher Music Center
Let the Brahm Festival continue! This event combines the melodic and soothing music of German composer Brahm and the art of yoga into one (hopefully) relaxing event. Certified yoga instructor and DSO librarian Ethan Allen will lead a group yoga session open to all experience levels while accompanied by Brahms chamber music performed live by members of the DSO. For all yoga enthusiasts, this is a truly special event and a unique way to get into a downward dog.
Starts at 11 a.m.; 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111 dso.org; tickets are $25. (photo via DSO's tumblr)
SOUP at Spaulding winter dinner
@ Assemble Sound
Want to have a hand in which Detroit neighborhood gets a face-lift? Come out to Assemble Sound for a delicious potluck and learn about projects going on in different Detroit neighborhoods. If you attend, you donate $5 and get to hear about four different projects. Each person gets to vote on which project seems the most beneficial and the winner gets all of the money collected to start on their project. Its a great way to give back to the city, and try some delicious food.
Starts at 4 p.m.; 2300 17th St., Detroit; search SOUP at Spalding Winter Dinner under the Facebook events tab; admission is $5. (Photo via Soup at Spaulding's Facebook page)