The Friday Five — Feb. 23-26

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published February 22, 2023


1. Autorama
Feb. 24-26 • Detroit

The Meguiar’s Detroit Autorama, presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts, will celebrate its 70th anniversary this weekend at Huntington Place, 1 Washington Blvd. in Detroit. Known as “America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show," the event is expected to draw 800 custom rides from builders around the world. Hours are noon-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Discount general admission costs $23, or $9 for children ages 6-12. For more information, visit or call (248) 373-1700.

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2. 'National Geographic Live'
Feb. 26 • Clinton Township

Explore how people are adapting to the changing planet during "National Geographic Live" at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lorenzo Cultural Center on the Macomb Community College - Center Campus, 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township. Environmental anthropologist and filmmaker Alizé Carrère will take the audience to such places as the floating gardens of Bangladesh to the ice pyramids of northern India. Tickets range from $15 for students to $30 for adults. For more information, call (586) 445-7348 or visit

3. 'The Drowsy Chaperone'
Feb. 25-26 • West Bloomfield

The Nicely Theatre Group will present "The Drowsy Chaperone" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts, 6600 W. Maple Road in West Bloomfield. The story centers around a man who, after putting on his favorite record from 1928, sees the music come to life in his living room. The show will run approximately 100 minutes with no intermission, is considered family-friendly and will continue the following weekend with three performances. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

The Ringwald Theatre at the Affirmations LGBTQ+ Community Center, 290 W. Nine Mile Road in Ferndale, will kick off its Sweet 16th year with the not-so-sweet "Assassins," a controversial musical which centers on America's four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. The month-long run of performances will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

‘Three Men and A Tenor’
Described as a "unique vocal music and comedy show experience," "Three Men and A Tenor" will take center stage from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at The Hawk - Farmington Hills Community Center, 29995 W. 12 Mile Road. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Farmington Hills Special Services website or call (248) 473-1850.

4. Shoppe Sylvan
Feb. 26 • Sylvan Lake

Shoppe Sylvan — an “eye-popping” makers market featuring 26 juried makers, bakers, designers and creators; live music; a “roaring” fire; and artisan food trucks — is scheduled for noon-4 p.m. Sunday at the Sylvan Lake Community Center, 2456 Pontiac Drive. The $1 entry fee will help fund the Sylvan Summer Concert Series. For more information, go to Facebook or Instagram and search for “Shoppe Sylvan.”

5. Cottage & Lakefront Living Show
Feb. 23-26 • Novi

The Cottage & Lakefront Living Show will take place from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi. Meet with designers, lakefront builders and realtors; shop for furnishings, boats and docks; look into vacation services and financing; and more. Admission is $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-14; parking costs $5. For more information, visit or call (248) 348-5600.

Also at Suburban Collection Showplace this weekend, Outdoorama will cater to those interested in hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking, bird watching and more. Days and hours are the same as the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show, and one admission will get people into both events. 

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