The Friday Five — March 2-5

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published March 1, 2023


1. Winter Fest
March 5 • Southfield

The Southfield Parks & Recreation Department will host Winter Fest from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Southfield Sports Arena, 26000 Evergreen Road. The free community event will feature indoor and outdoor activities, including ice skating, a ropes course, a climbing wall, horse-drawn carriage rides, marshmallow toasting, and crafts and information courtesy of the Southfield Police Department and Southfield Public Library. For more information, call (248) 796-4620 or visit

2. The Big Font Comedy Tour
March 4 • Clinton Township

The Big Font Comedy Tour — starring comedian, actor, television writer, author and musician Paul Reiser — will bring the laughs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Macomb Center for the Perfoming Arts on the Macomb Community College - Center Campus, 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township. Reiser is best known for "Mad About You," a hit NBC show that aired from 1992 to 1999 and had a reboot in 2019. Seating is limited, with remaining tickets ranging from $51 to $59. For more information, call (586) 286-2222 or visit

3. 'Clue: On Stage'
March 2-5 • Grosse Pointe Woods

Grosse Pointe Theatre will perform “Clue: On Stage” at 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium at Parcells Middle School in Grosse Pointe Woods. Inspired by the classic board game and based on the 1985 movie, the madcap comedy explores the murder of Mr. Boddy at Boddy Manor in the midst of a dinner party, leading a cast of quirky characters to try to figure out who is the killer. Tickets cost $35; future shows will take place March 10-12. For more information, and to share a memory during the company's 75th anniversary year, visit

Read the story: Grosse Pointe Theatre keeps audiences guessing — and giggling — with ‘Clue’

‘Here We Go Two Point OH!’
During the pandemic, the story of Eric Goldstein’s journey with glioblastoma brain cancer was directed by the Rosedale Community Players but only appeared on YouTube due to safety concerns. A year and a half later, the one-person show — titled "Here We Go Two Point OH!" — will be live on stage at 7 p.m. Saturday at the RCP, 17029 13 Mile Road in Southfield. Previously, the performance was free with viewers asked to make a donation to the Henry Ford Hermelin Brain Tumor Center’s organization Game On Cancer; this time around, it will be ticketed with funds helping to support the RCP following the shutdown. For more information, call (313) 532-4010, email or visit

Read the story: Southfield man’s brain cancer journey comes to the stage

'The Jungle Book'
Stagecrafters Youth Theatre will present “The Jungle Book” March 2-4 at the Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette Ave. in Royal Oak. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; Sunday is sold out. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. The ensemble comprises 8-18 year olds who have the opportunity to act, direct and manage all aspects of the production. For more information, visit

Read the story: Stagecrafters Youth Theatre to perform ‘The Jungle Book’

4. Detroit Whisky Festival
March 3 • Detroit

The 6th Annual Detroit Whisky Festival boasts "the best whiskeys, bourbons and ryes from around the world." Ages 21 and older can find out for themselves this Friday at Shed 3 at Eastern Market, 2934 Russell St. in Detroit. During the strolling event, attendees can choose from mixed cocktails or a straight taste, while also interacting with brand representatives. VIP early entry will be at 6 p.m. and includes access to special items and 15 spirit/cocktail samples; general admission is at 7 p.m. and includes 10 samples. Food will be available at an additional cost. For more information, visit

5. 'Fresh Pasture'
March 4 • Rochester

Moo-ve quickly, because Saturday will be the last opportunity to see "Fresh Pasture" — featuring more than 30 works focused on dairy cattle and dairy farms — at the Paint Creek Center for the Arts, 407 Pine St. in Rochester. The exhibition is free, with most pieces available for purchase. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit or call (248) 651-4119.

Read the story: PCCA kicks off 2023 exhibition season with ‘Fresh Pasture’

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