The Friday Five — May 3-5

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published May 1, 2024


1. May the 4th Be With You!
May 4

Celebrate "Star Wars" and/or Free Comic Book Day at the following:

Free comic books, crafts, comic drawing activities and "Star Wars"-themed photo booth, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 4, Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road,

Chesterfield Township
Free comic books while supplies last, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 4, Chesterfield Township Library, 50560 Patricia Ave.,

Clinton Township
Crafts, video games and free comic books while supplies last, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 4, also Jedi training obstacle course, design a droid, create a Leia or Chewbacca puppet, and more "Star Wars" activities, 11 a.m.-noon, plus ages 7-11 can learn how to draw comics, 1-2 p.m., Clinton-Macomb Public Library - Main Branch, 40700 Romeo Plank Road, registration required for drawing class,

Commerce Township
"Star Wars" movies watch-party with crafts and snacks, also free comic books, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 4, "Star Wars" characters on site noon-1 p.m., Commerce Township Community Library, 180 E. Commerce Road,

"Star Wars" activities, snacks and "surprise" visitor, 2-3:30 p.m. May 4, Franklin Public Library, 32455 Franklin Road, registration required,

Madison Heights
"Star Wars" crafts, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Madison Heights Public Library, 240 W. 13 Mile Road,

Free comic books while supplies last, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 4, Novi Public Library, 45255 10 Mile Road,

Shelby Township
Free comic books while supplies last, also drawing and coloring supplies available and raffle prize drawing for those who dress up as comic book characters, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 4, Shelby Township Library, 52610 Van Dyke Ave.,

Droid scavenger hunt in morning and showing of "Star Wars" movie chosen by vote at 1:30 p.m. May 4, Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Road,

Free comic books for children and teens while supplies last at Warren Public Library - Burnette Branch (23345 Van Dyke Ave.) and other three WPL locations, plus "Star Wars" craft and button-making at Miller branch (inside Warren Community Center, 5460 Arden Ave.), supplies to make comics at Busch branch (23333 Ryan Road), and trivia, "Super Smash Brothers Ultimate" tournament, crafts, scavenger hunt and more with costumes encouraged at Civic Center branch (inside Warren City Hall, 1 City Square), all May 4, see times and possible registration information at

West Bloomfield
Free comic books for ages 5 and older while supplies last, also comic-themed craft and showing of "The Incredibles," 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 4, West Bloomfield Township Public Library - Main Branch, 4600 Walnut Lake Road, card holders in grades 5-12 can learn to draw comics with professional artist, 11 a.m.-noon or 12:30-1:30 p.m., registration required,

2. Farmers markets
May 4-5

Below are local farmers markets opening this weekend. For more happening throughout the year, visit

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays May 5-Oct. 22, Public Parking Lot #6, 660 N. Old Woodward Ave.,

Read the story: Record number of vendors to bring fresh family fun to farmers market

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays May 4 through early November, Riley Park, 33113 Grand River Ave.,

Mount Clemens
7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays May 4-Nov. 23, City Park & Ride Lot, 141 N. River Road,

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays May 4-Oct. 26, corner of East Third and Water streets,

3. Car shows
May 3-5

Below are local car shows taking place this weekend. For more car shows and cruises happening throughout the year, visit

Armada Classic Car Show, also food trucks and giveaways, noon-4 p.m. May 4, Armada Fairgrounds, 74280 Fair St., proceeds and donations benefit St. Baldrick's Foundation to conquer kids' cancer,

Cars and Coffee, hosted by Michigan Bronco Club and MODDED Detroit, 9-11 a.m. May 4, Ford's Garage in Novi, 44175 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite F-139,

Cars and Coffee, featuring Japanese and Asian manufactured vehicles, also complimentary java, 8-11 a.m. May 4, other themed events June 8, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7 and Oct. 12, M1 Concourse, 1 Concourse Drive,

Shelby Township
North Oakland Mopar Muscle, car show and swap meet, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 5, Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave.,

Friday Night Flex, all-vehicle car show, 7 p.m. May 3, continues Fridays through late fall, Michigan Collegiate High School, 31300 Ryan Road in Warren

4. Stage productions
May 3-5

Disney's 'Newsies The Broadway Musical'
Performance by Grosse Pointe Theatre, 8 p.m. May 3-4 and 2 p.m. May 5, also May 8-12, Parcells Middle School, 20600 Mack Ave. in Grosse Pointe Woods,

Read the story: Grosse Pointe Theatre brings something extra to ‘Newsies’

‘Silent Sky’
Performance by Stagecrafters, 8 p.m. May 3-4 and 2 p.m. May 5, also May 9-12, Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette in Royal Oak,

Read the story: ‘Silent Sky’ tells story of Henrietta Leavitt

‘The Prom’
• Presented by Farmington Hills Youth Theatre, 7 p.m. May 2-3, and 1 and 6 p.m. May 4-5, The Hawk - Farmington Hills Community Center, 29995 W. 12 Mile Road,

• Also presented by Birmingham Village Players, 8 p.m. May 3-4 and 2 p.m. May 5, also May 10-12 and 17-19, 34660 Woodward Ave.,

Read the story: Birmingham Village Players to take audiences to ‘The Prom’

‘It Shoulda Been You’
Performance by Ridgedale Players, 8 p.m. May 3-4 and 2 p.m. May 5, also May 10-12 and 17-19, 205 W. Long Lake Road in Troy,

5. Cinco de Mayo events
May 4-5

Festival presented by Mezcal Kitchen & Bar, features authentic Mexican food, merchants, cultural activities, beverage stations, live music, dancing, kids zone and more, noon-11 p.m. May 4 and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. May 5, East Nine Mile Road between Woodward Avenue and Bermuda Street,

Bar crawl, earn stamps for each of 13 businesses visited for chance to win raffle prizes, 1-5 p.m. May 5, register at The Hub Stadium inside Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk, 44175 W. 12 Mile Road,

Fiesta features 150-plus types of tequila, taco bar, and music and performances, 2-10 p.m. May 5, The Backdoor Taco & Tequila Bar, 401 S. Main St.,

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