The Friday Five — Feb. 2-4

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published January 31, 2024


1. Winter Blast
Feb. 2-4 • Royal Oak

Live music, ice skating, ice sculptures, snow hill, ski and snowboard experience, zip line, food trucks, kids adventure zone and more, 4-11 p.m. Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Feb. 3 and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 4, activities happening in and around Centennial Commons and Royal Oak City Center,

Read the story: Chill in downtown Royal Oak at the annual Winter Blast

2. Kids' Dog Show
Feb. 4 • Beverly Hills

Hosted by Birmingham Youth Assistance, ages 4-14 can compete in Best Costume (dog and child), Best Trick, Waggiest Tail, Best Looking and Musical Sit (musical chairs for pups), 1-3 p.m., Berkshire Middle School, 21707 W. 14 Mile Road, register at by Feb. 2

Read the story: Kids and pups are invited to compete in dog show

3. Chicken Soup Cook-Off
Feb. 4 • West Bloomfield

More than 20 participants expected, benefit for Metro Food Rescue, CARE House, and Temple Shir Shalom's youth and young adult programming, also silent auction and raffle, 12:30-2 p.m., 3999 Walnut Lake Road, registration and more information at

Read the story: West Bloomfield temple to host 11th annual ‘Chicken Soup Cook-Off’

4. WinterFest
Feb. 3 • Berkley

Bounce houses, ice sculptures, fowling, petting farm, ice skating, cake walk, fire pit s’mores, unicorn rides and food trucks, noon-2 p.m., Berkley Community Center, 2400 Robina Ave.,

5. Ice Carving Show
Feb. 3-4 • Mount Clemens

Live demonstrations noon-4 p.m. Feb. 3 and noon-3 p.m. Feb. 4, also cornhole and many downtown businesses open for shopping, maps available at Fountain Stage, more about this and other city events on Facebook

Bonus: Shiver on the River
Feb. 3 • Detroit

Environmental fair including food, entertainment, exhibitors' tables, magic show, caricatures and live ice carving, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dossin Museum on Belle Isle, 100 The Strand Road,

Read the story: Shiver on the River to blend education and fun on Belle Isle

For more events, visit our Community Calendar — sponsored in February by Macomb Center for the Performing Arts — at To upload your own events for free, create an account at