The Friday 5 — Jan. 28-30

Your local guide to this weekend's events

Metro | Published January 19, 2022


1. Red Wings alumni vs. local heroes
Jan. 30 • Suburban Ice Rochester

Detroit Red Wings alumni players will face off against the Guardians Ice Hockey team — featuring Rochester police, fire and EMS members — at 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at Suburban Ice Rochester, 52999 Dequindre Road. The charity game will benefit the New Day Foundation for Families, a Michigan nonprofit dedicated to reducing the financial burden and emotional stress caused by cancer. The event will also include a chuck-a-puck contest and a gift basket raffle. The $15 tickets can be purchased on-site or at Children under age 5 can attend for free. Doors will open at 1:15 p.m.

Also this weekend, the facility will offer free ice time for first-time skaters (ages 3 and older) at 1 p.m. Jan. 29, as well as host a free goalie clinic from 11:45 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. Jan. 30. For more information, visit Suburban Ice Rochester's website.

2. '9 to 5 — The Musical'
Jan. 28-30 • Baldwin Theatre, Royal Oak

Stagecrafters will open "9 to 5 — The Musical" this weekend at the Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette Ave. in Royal Oak. Based on the hit 1980 movie, the "screwball comedy" has serious undertones as the main female characters deal with their sexist and tyrannical male boss. So in addition to paying $35 per ticket, guests are also asked to bring toiletries, hats, gloves and school supplies as Stagecrafters partners with Women Empowering Women of Michigan. For more information about the show, which runs on select dates from Jan. 28 to Feb. 20, visit or call (248) 541-6430. For more about the nonprofit, visit Masks must be worn, regardless of vaccination status.

3. PRISM Men’s Chorus performance
Jan. 29 • Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Township

The Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township, on the campus of Macomb Community College, will feature the PRISM Men’s Chorus’ “Holiday Concert — Simply the Best” at 8 p.m. Jan. 29. (The show was scheduled for Dec. 10 but was canceled.) The songs are a collection of the group’s favorities from its six years of existence, and will feature more than just festive favorites. Tickets start at $25. For more information, call (586) 286-2222, or visit or

4. Bridal expo and antique arms show
Jan. 29-30 • Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

The "Novi Bridal Expo" will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 29 and 30 at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. Meet with vendors and exhibitors, watch fashion shows, and win prizes. Tickets cost $15 and parking costs $5. Register online and be entered into a special drawing. For more information, visit

The "Michigan Antique Arms Show" will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 29 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 30. Visit as many as 500 tables featuring collectible arms, swords, knives, uniforms and accoutrements. Guests can buy, sell and trade, and have an item appraised. Tickets cost $7 and parking costs $5. For more information, visit

5. Build a snowman at Governor Warner Mansion
Jan. 30 • Governor Warner Mansion, Farmington

Do you want to build a snowman? The Farmington Community Library will invite families to read stories, sing songs and build a snowman from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 30 on the grounds of the historic Governor Warner Mansion, 33805 Grand River Ave. in Farmington. No registration is required for the free event. For more information, visit

Bonus: Donate blood, be entered to win Super Bowl trip
Now through Jan. 31 • Various locations

The American Red Cross and NFL are giving anyone who donates blood, platelets or plasma through Jan. 31 a chance to win two tickets to Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles Feb. 13. The package also includes entry to the official NFL Tailgate and Super Bowl Experience, round-trip airfare, three-night hotel accommodations for Feb. 11-14, and a $500 gift card for expenses. In addition, participants will be entered to win a home theater package, which includes a laser projector, a screen, a sound bar, a subwoofer, a gift card for technical support and installation, and a $500 e-gift card for food and more. For more information and to make an appointment, visit

For more events, check out our Community Calendar. To submit an event, email or call (586) 498-1037. To advertise an event online or in our print publications, call (586) 924-9139.