The Friday Five — March 24-26

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published March 22, 2023


1. Village egg hunt
March 24-25 • Troy

Hop on over to the Troy Historic Village, 60 W. Wattles Road, for its annual egg hunt from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Children can play indoor and outdoor games, make a craft, collect eggs to trade in for treats, and test their skills with the hop-stacle course and carrot toss. Advance tickets cost $8 for Troy Historical Society members and $10 for nonmembers; ages 2 and under can attend for free. Parents can sign up for a time slot at For more information, call (248) 524-3570.

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More Easter activities:

Rochester Hills
Meet the Easter Bunny from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the gazebo in Festival Park, 104 N. Adams Road in Rochester Hills. Families should bring their own cameras to this walk-up only event. Future dates are April 1, 2, 7 and 8. For more information, visit or call (248) 375-9451.

Beginning Saturday and ending April 8, the Easter Bunny will be available for photos in the South Court at Macomb Mall, 32233 Gratiot Ave. in Roseville. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day except Sundays, which are noon to 6 p.m. For more information about pricing, and to learn about days to bring children with sensory issues and pets, visit

Shelby Township
Gardner White will host Family Spring Fling events at seven of its showrooms during the next three Saturdays. In the C & G Newspapers’ coverage area, the Shelby Township store, 14055 Hall Road, will kick off the holiday fun from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 25. Children can hold and pet ducks, chickens, sheep, goats and rabbits, as well as meet costumed superheroes, fairy tale characters and storybook friends. Other activities will include making stuffed animals, face painting and balloon twisting. Snacks and assorted sweets and treats will be provided. For more information about the other dates and locations, visit

Take photos with the Easter Bunny and get creative with egg dying from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 86 Plastic, 5075 Livernois Road in Troy. Parents are asked to provide a donation for Blessings in a Backpack, and can bring their unwanted documents for the shred truck from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (734) 536-3231 or email

The Warren Spring Carnival — featuring the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt, face painting, inflatables, balloon sculptures, a gaming trailer and more — will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Warren Community Center, 5460 Arden Ave. Admission and activities are free. For more information, visit

2. Motor City Rockers
March 24-25 • Fraser

The regular season is winding down for the Motor City Rockers, a professional minor league ice hockey club which skates out of Big Boy Arena, 34400 Utica Road in Fraser. Catch the team for two games against the Birmingham Black Bears this weekend, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday. During their inaugural season, the Rockers (26-16) rank third in the Continental Division of the Federal Prospects Hockey League. Their remaining home games before the playoffs are April 1, 14 and 15. For more information, visit

3. Views, vintage and vroom
March 24-26 • Novi

The Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi, will host a number of events this weekend.

• The 65th annual Michigan in Perspective history conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information and to register, visit

• Shop for ’80s, ’90s and ’00s clothing, records, toys, video games and more from 70-plus vendors at the Totally Rad Vintage Fest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Early bird entry is at 8:30 a.m. For more information, visit

• The Hot Rod & Racing Expo — featuring performance parts manufacturers, racing retailers, engine builders and more — will roll into town from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit

• Buy, sell and trade parts, bikes, accessories and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the J & C Motorcycle Swap Meet. For more information, visit

Prices and admission costs vary by event. For more information, visit

4. Step Afrika!
March 25 • Clinton Township

See Step Afrika! perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Macomb Center for the Perfoming Arts on Macomb Community College's Center Campus, 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township. The professional stepping company blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African-American fraternities and sororities, traditional west and southern African dances, and contemporary dance and art forms, while also integrating songs, storytelling, humor and audience participation. Tickets start at $28. For more information, call (586) 286-2222 or visit

Also on stage:

‘Harry Townsend’s Last Stand’
Follow the ups and downs of a father-son relationship during "Harry Townsend’s Last Stand" at 8 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Meadow Brook Theatre, in Wilson Hall on Oakland University's campus, 378 Meadow Brook Road in Rochester. The play opened March 22 and will run on select dates until April 16. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call (248) 377-3300.

5. Detroit Roller Derby Allstars
March 25 • Detroit

The Detroit Roller Derby Allstars travel team members will battle one another during a special matinee game at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St. in Detroit. During halftime, the Detroit Junior Roller Derby squad will take to the track for an exhibition game. Doors open at 2 p.m. Up to two children ages 12 and younger will be admitted for free with a paying adult. Tickets cost $14 and should be purchased at

For more events, visit our Community Calendar, sponsored by the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, at To upload your own events for free, create an account at