The Friday 5 — April 1-3

By: Jennifer Sigouin | Online Only | Published March 31, 2016

1. Fill a bowl to feed the hungry
Saturday, April 2 •  Pewabic, Detroit

More than 800 handcrafted bowls — all created by artists and students — will be available for purchase during Pewabic's 24th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.

The event will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 2 at the historic Pewabic studio, located at 10125 Jefferson Ave. in Detroit. Admission to the event is free, but student-made bowls cost $5, and artists' bowls range from $15 to $40. Everyone who purchases a bowl will receive a complimentary lunch featuring a selection of soups and breads from local restaurants and bakeries.

Participating restaurants and their soups are Peabody’s, chicken noodle soup; Picano’s, minestrone; Sero’s, lemon rice; Beverly Hills Grill, beef mushroom barley; Vivio’s, unstuffed cabbage; Sindbad’s, clam chowder; Zoup!, chicken pot pie and a vegetarian soup; Russell Street Deli, vegan soup; and St. John Hospital/Touch Point, cheeseburger chowder.  Fresh-baked bread will be provided by Julian Brothers Fine Food & Bakery, and Crispelli’s Bakery & Pizzeria.

“We are so grateful to Pewabic Pottery for their friendship and continued support these past 24 years,” Gleaners President Gerry Brisson stated in a press release. “Once again they are opening their doors and tapping the support of talented artists to help feed our hungry neighbors.”

2. Hunt for treasure
Saturday, April 2 • Clawson

Are you always on the lookout for a great deal? Head over to Clawson this Saturday and browse through a large selection of garage sale items and crafts at the annual Tables of Treasure event. The sale will run 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 2 at the Hunter Community Center, 509 Fisher Court. Proceeds will benefit the Clawson Senior Center and the programs it supports.

3. Practice your swing
April 1-3 • Metro Detroit

There might still be a chill in the air, but a number of local golf courses are open for business.

Lincoln Hills Golf Course in Birmingham, Red Oaks Golf Course in Madison Heights and Evergreen Hills Golf Course in Southfield are just a few that are scheduled to be open this weekend, weather permitting. Call your local course for more information, including available tee times.

You can also perfect your swing indoors at locations like C.J. Barrymore’s Indoor Golf Dome in Clinton Township or the Indoor Golf Club Of Michigan in Fraser — or get a virtual practice in with one of the golf simulators at the The Drive In in Clawson.

4. Enjoy music at the Macomb Center
Friday, April 1, and Sunday, April 3 • The Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Clinton Township

The Macomb Center for the Performing Arts will host two nights of music this weekend.

On Friday, April 1, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
 will present an evening of classical music featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral.” The concert is part of the DSO’s inaugural season of residency at the Macomb Center through the William Davidson
 Neighborhood Concert Series. Ticket prices start at $25, or $10 for students.

On Sunday, April 3, the genre changes with “All That Jazz,” performed by the Motor City Symphony Orchestra. The show will feature pianist Anastasia Rizikov and guest conductor Nan Washburn. Music will include George Gershwin’s “Crazy For You Overture,” Dave Brubeck’s “It's About Time.” George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” Duke Ellington’s “Suite from The River” and Ted Ricketts’ “Satchmo! (Tribute to Louis Armstrong).” Prices start at $23, or $10 for college students.

The Macomb Center is located at 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township. Visit for ticket information and details on upcoming shows.

Get a dose of history
Sunday, April 3 • Governor Warner Mansion, Farmington

The Governor Warner Mansion in Farmington will hold its spring open house 1-5 p.m. April 3 at the mansion, 33805 Grand River Ave.

Visitors will have a chance to tour the mansion and check out new exhibits on vintage handkerchiefs and swimwear. Costumed docents will be in every room to answer questions.

For more local events, visit our Community Calendar.

C & G Staff Writers Victoria Mitchell and Sherri Kolade contributed to this report.