The Friday Five — Jan. 27-29

Metro | Published January 25, 2023


1. 'Broadway Bound'
Jan. 27-29

See the final chapter of Neil Simon’s Eugene Trilogy when Grosse Pointe Theatre stages "Broadway Bound" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the auditorium at Parcells Middle School, 20600 Mack Ave. in Grosse Pointe Woods. The follow-up to “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Biloxi Blues" will also run Feb. 2-5. Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased at or by calling the box office at (313) 881-4004.

Read the story: ‘Broadway’ coming to Grosse Pointe

'Unnecessary Farce'
During the second of three consecutive weekends, "Unnecessary Farce" will take center stage at St. Dunstan’s Playhouse, 400 Lone Pine Road in Bloomfield Hills. Showtimes are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (844) 386-7826 or visit

'The Game's Afoot'
The Rosedale Community Players will perform "The Game’s Afoot" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Peace Lutheran Church, 17029 W. 13 Mile Road in Southfield. Future shows are scheduled for Feb. 3, 5, 10 and 11 (Feb. 4 is sold out). For more information, visit or call (313) 532-4010.

2. Fire and Ice Show
Jan. 28 • Franklin

See a fire juggler and an ice sculptor from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday during the inaugural Fire and Ice Show at the Franklin Public Library, 32455 Franklin Road. Lady FireFox, from Sterling Heights, eats and breathes fire, and uses fire fans and fire hula hoops, among other daring stunts. Seven-time world champion ice sculptor Tajana Raukar, from Ice Dreams Sculptures in Plymouth, will create art to be displayed in the reading garden until it melts. For more information, visit the event page on the library's website or call (248) 851-2254.

Read the story: Ice sculpting, fire juggling planned at Franklin library

3. Art exhibits — opening receptions
Jan. 27 & 28 • Various locations

Around 200 student pieces will be on display until March 2 at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, 1516 S. Cranbrook Road in Birmingham. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. For more information, visit

Mount Clemens
The 50th edition of the "Michigan Annual L," a statewide fine art competition and exhibition, will have its opening reception and award presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Place in Mount Clemens. The works will be on display until Feb. 25. For more information, visit or call (586) 469-8666.

Umoja Fine Arts, 16250 Northland Drive, Suite 102, in Southfield, will host two receptions for its "A Contemporary Art Affair" exhibit, from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday. See the original pieces from more than 30 artists in person until March 11 or online at

4. 'Moonshine Ballads and Various Charms'
Jan. 27 • Grosse Pointe Farms

Vocalist Patricia O’Callaghan will join the Gryphon Trio to present a new Americana program, "Moonshine Ballads and Various Charms,” from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Friday inside the Lakeside Ballroom at The War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Drive in Grosse Pointe Farms. The concert is described by the musicians as evoking “open skies, dark tales and lazy afternoons.” Seating will be cabaret style, with complimentary snacks and a cash bar; there is also a preferred seating option with one drink included. For more information, visit or call (313) 335-3300.


5. The Novi Home Show
Jan. 27-29 • Novi

Whether it's big or small, indoors or out, get help with a variety of projects during The Novi Home Show from 2 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. Early attendees can take advantage of doorbuster gifts, while a number of exhibitors will offer show specials, contests and more. WJR’s The Inside Outside Guys will broadcast live Saturday and Sunday; representatives from Best Buy will host seminars about smart technology in homes and yards all three days. For more information, including how to get discount tickets, visit

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