The Friday Five — Feb. 23-25

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published February 7, 2024


1. Vegas, bowling and cornhole fundraisers
Feb. 23-24 • Various locations

Charity Vegas Night
Poker, blackjack, craps, slots and roulette, live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and open bar, $15,000-plus in prize giveaways and more, 21 and older, supports local families and charities, 6:30-11 p.m. Feb. 23, Shelby Gardens, 50265 Van Dyke Ave. in Shelby Township,

Bowling for Baldrick’s
DJ, raffles, free swag and strike contest, supports research for childhood cancer treatments and cures, 4-8 p.m. Feb. 24, also live music by Twistin’ Tarantulas at 9 p.m., Bowlero Lanes & Lounge, 4209 Coolidge Highway in Royal Oak,,

Cornhole tournament
Hosted by 13Forever to help fight pediatric cancer, also gift baskets, 50-50 and cash award for winner, 4-8 p.m. Feb. 24, Great Shots Backyard Bar and Games, 36901 Garfield Road in Clinton Township,

2. Outdoorama
Feb. 22-25 • Novi

Lumberjack competitions, live birds of prey, trout pond, educational seminars, pellet shooting range, hog roast, gear shopping, travel options and more, 1-8 p.m. Feb. 22, noon-8 p.m. Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 24 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 25, also Big Buck Night (Feb. 22 only) and deer processing (Feb. 24), Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi, admission also covers Cottage & Lakefront Living Show, same times, dates and location,

3. Great Lakes Comic-Con
Feb. 23-24 • Warren

Includes guests associated with 40th anniversaries of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Transformers" and “The Neverending Story,” and 50th anniversay of “Land of the Lost,” also an appearance by WWE’s Eric Bischoff, plus many more, 5-9 p.m. Feb. 23 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 24, Sports & Expo Center, Building P on Macomb Community College - South Campus, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road in Warren,

See more: Comic Con, historic events come to Macomb College

4. The Barricade Boys
Feb. 23 • Clinton Township

Hear music from “Les Misérables,” “West Side Story,” “Jersey Boys” and more, stories from the performers’ time on tour with “Wicked,” “Billy Elliot,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and more, plus music by classic and modern pop and rock artists, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Macomb Center for the Perfoming Arts on Macomb Community College - Center Campus, 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township,

5. Military trivia
Feb. 24 • Eastpointe

Featuring six-time “Jeopardy!” champ and Tournament of Champions semi-finalist Sandie Baker, 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society Museum, 16600 Stephens Road in Eastpointe, teams of 3-4 people can register through or (586) 872-2581, spectators welcome,

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