The Friday 5 — Feb. 28-March 1

Your guide to this weekend's events

C&G Newspapers | Published February 26, 2020

1. Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama 
Feb. 28-March 1 • TCF Center, Detroit

In its 68th year, Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama is returning to TCF Center, formerly known as Cobo Center, Feb. 28-March 1 to feature 800 hot rods, customs, trucks, motorcycles and more, all custom built by car enthusiasts.

With a chance to see the Ford GT40 and P330 Ferrari used in the Oscar-winning “Ford v Ferrari”; Cody Walker, from “Furious 7”; wrestling legend Ric Flair; and more than 800 of the best and most outrageous custom hot rods, cars, trucks and motorcycles from across the country and around the world, the event has something for every enthusiast.

TCF Center is located at 1 Washington Blvd. in Detroit. Event hours are noon-10 p.m. Feb. 28, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 29 and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 1. Tickets cost $21 for adults, $8 for children ages 6-12, and are free for children 5 and younger at the gate. Discount tickets are available at O’Reilly Auto Parts for $19 and $7. For more information, visit or call (248) 373-1700.

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2. ‘Haphazardly Ever After’
Feb. 27-March 1 • Baldwin Theatre, Royal Oak

Stagecrafters Youth Theatre will perform “Haphazardly Ever After” from Feb. 27 to March 1 at the Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette Ave., south of Fourth Street, in downtown Royal Oak. 

The plot follows a kindly king and queen whose four unhappy adult children keep thwarting their efforts to live happily ever after as a family. A last-ditch attempt at a solution includes supplies purchased at The Enchanted Depot and leads to an unexpected twist. The show features more than 30 cast members performing to the tune of the theater’s almost 100-year-old pipe organ.

Performances of “Haphazardly Ever After” will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 27, 28 and 29, and at 2 p.m. Feb. 29 and March 1. Tickets cost $14 for adults and $8 for youths. Purchase tickets online at, by phone at (248) 541-6430 or at the box office one hour prior to the performance.

3. Cottage and Lakefront Living Show
Feb. 27-March 1 • Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

Browse for new ideas to enhance your cottage and your summer experience during the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show, which takes place Feb. 27 through March 1 at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi.

The show will include walk-through, full-size cabins; choices for docks or seawalls; the newest water toys; artists with their creations; experts to answer questions; landscaping ideas; and more. Experts throughout the show will also share tips, advice and knowledge on purchasing, renting, planning, maintaining and enjoying spring, summer and year-round vacation and lakefront homes.

Show hours are 1-9 p.m. Feb. 27, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 29 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 1. Admission costs $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-14. Children ages 5 and younger will be admitted for free. Advance tickets for Thursday and Friday cost $10. On-site parking is available for a fee. For more information, visit,, or call (616) 447-2860.

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4. Walk for Warmth
Saturday, Feb. 29 • Macomb Mall, Roseville

A stroll through a warm mall can help keep local residents in need from being left in the cold, as  Macomb Community Action holds its 30th annual Walk for Warmth on Saturday, Feb. 29, at Macomb Mall. 32233 Gratiot Ave. in Roseville.

The event consists of a 5K walk through the mall and costs $25 per person to take part. Funds raised will benefit efforts aimed at keeping heat and power on in the homes of those struggling financially during the winter months. Particpants can sign up at or at the event itself beginning at 8 a.m. The walk itself will kick off at 9 a.m. For more information, visit

Related story: Community prepares for 30th annual Walk for Warmth

5. Taste of Troy
Sunday, March 1 • San Marino Club, Troy

Nearly 30 of Troy’s top restaurants will offer samples of their best cuisine during the 28th annual Taste of Troy — a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Troy — from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the San Marino Club, 1685 E. Big Beaver Road. 

In addition to sampling the food, attendees can bid on gift baskets, sports tickets, spa services, and hotel and restaurant gift certificates in live and silent auctions; enjoy live music; and meet former Detroit Lion Billy Sims at the Billy Sims Barbecue booth. Restaurants will also compete for a number of awards, including the Critics’ Choice and People’s Choice awards.

Tickets cost $45 per person in advance and $55 at the door. For advance tickets, call (248) 689-1687, visit or stop by the Boys & Girls Club.

Staff Writers Eric Czarnik, Sarah Wojcik, Kara Szymanski, Brendan Losinski and Terry Oparka contributed to this report.