The Friday 5 — Jan. 5-7

Your guide to this weekend's events

Online Only | Published January 4, 2018

1. Winter Wonderland Marketplace
Jan. 6 • Southfield Civic Center, Southfield

The Southfield Civic Center, 26000 Evergreen Road in Southfield, will hold a Winter Wonderland Marketplace at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6. The event will feature family-oriented fun and shopping.

The event will feature plenty of vendors, food, door prizes, raffles and more.

Tickets cost $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Visitors are also asked to bring one canned good that will be donated to make baskets for the homeless. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Genesis Women Shelter.

For more information, call (313) 471-8584.

2. New Year, New You! Wellness Expo
Jan. 6 • Royal Oak Farmers Market

A New Year, New You! Wellness Expo will be held indoors from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E. 11 Mile Road in Royal Oak.

The expo will feature products for a healthier body, mind, home, family and pets, plus free samples and show specials. There will also be expert presentations, health advocates, wellness checks, live entertainment, concessions and more.

Admission and on-site parking are free. For more information, call (248) 246-3276 or go to

3. The Science Behind Pixar exhibit
Now through March 18 • The Henry Ford, Dearborn

Enjoy a unique look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters with The Science Behind Pixar exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum.

This interactive exhibition showcases the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen.

With more than 40 interactive exhibit elements, the exhibition’s eight sections each focus on a step in the filmmaking process to give you an unparalleled view of the production pipeline and concepts used at Pixar every day. Participate in fun, engaging hands-on activities, listen to firsthand accounts from members of the studios’ production teams, and even come face-to-face with re-creations of your favorite Pixar film characters.

Admission to the exhibit costs $5 for members of the museum; for nonmembers, tickets cost $27 for adults, $25 for seniors, or $21.25 for children ages 3-11. Children 2 and younger get in for free.

The Henry Ford Museum is located at 20900 Oakwood Blvd. in Dearborn.

For more information, call (313) 982-6001 or visit

4. Anti-Freeze Blues Festival
Jan. 5-6 • The Magic Bag, Ferndale

Eliza Neals & the Narcotics will headline the first night of the Anti-Freeze Blues Festival this weekend. The festival will take place at 7 p.m. Jan. 5, and 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave. in Ferndale.

James Montgomery and Jim McCarty will headline the second night of the festival. The event will also feature Tosha Owens, Bobby Murray, RJ's Soul Blues Gang and others.

The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Detroit Blues Society.

Tickets cost $20 per person. For more information, visit or call (248) 544-1991.

5. Food Truck Face-Off
Jan. 6 • Detroit Fleat, Ferndale

Detroit Fleat will hold a Food Truck Face-Off from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6. A face-off is held the first Saturday of every month. The event features a different theme or food each month.

The event will feature plenty of food, as food trucks square off in a cooking competition. There will also be prizes given away to attendees.

Admission costs $18. Each purchase of admission allows sampling from each food truck and voting for the best.

Detroit Fleat is located at 1820 E. 9 Mile Road in Ferndale.

For more information, visit