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The Friday 5 — Jan. 10-12

Your guide to this weekend's events

C&G Newspapers | Published January 9, 2020

1. ‘Guys and Dolls’
Friday-Sunday, Jan. 10-12 • Christian A. Fenton Performing Arts Center, Grosse Pointe Woods

Grosse Pointe Theatre will present the 1950 Broadway smash Jan. 10-19 at Grosse Pointe North High School’s Christian A. Fenton Performing Arts Center in Grosse Pointe Woods.

Set in 1940s/1950s New York City, the musical centers on two couples — gambling organizer Nathan Detroit and his fiancé of 14 years, dancer Adelaide, and charming gambling legend Sky Masterson and missionary Sarah Brown, who has relocated to New York to convert sinners like Masterson.

Famous songs include “Luck Be a Lady,” “A Bushel and a Peck” and “I’ll Know.”

The Christian A. Fenton Performing Arts Center at Grosse Pointe North High School is located at 707 Vernier Road in Grosse Pointe Woods. Tickets cost $26, and free valet and self-parking will be available. For tickets or more information, call the GPT box office at (313) 881-4004 or visit www.gpt.org.

Related story: GPT betting audiences will love new production of ‘Guys and Dolls’


2. Drawing in the Galleries
Friday, Jan. 10 • Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit

The Detroit Institute of Arts will host Drawing in the Galleries 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 in the Dutch Golden Age Gallery.

People ages 6-adult can create a pencil drawing to take home. Supplies will be provided, and the event is free with general admission, which is also free for residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.  The DIA is located at 5200 Woodward Ave. in Detroit.

For more information visit www.dia.org/events/drawing-galleries-353 or call (313) 833.7900.


3. Puppet show and workshop
Sunday, Jan. 12 • Southfield Public Library, Southfield

The Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Road in Southfield, will present a special puppet event from 2 to 3 p.m. PuppetART Detroit Puppet Theater will perform "Kolobok," a Russian folktale about the adventures of Butterball, who is baked by an elderly couple and comes to life.

The show will be followed by a children’s puppet-making workshop. For more information, call (248) 796-4200 or visit www.southfieldlibrary.org.


4. Jazz concerts
Sunday, Jan. 12 • West Bloomfield Township Public Library, West Bloomfield

The Friends of the West Bloomfield Township Public Library will host two concerts by Ray Kamalay and His Red Hot Peppers at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the library's Main Branch, 4600 Walnut Lake Road in West Bloomfield.

The group plays music reminiscent of the small-band "hot jazz" of the 1930s, laced with exciting improvisation. The concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.wblib.org or call (248) 682-2120.


5. Basketball rivalry showdown
Friday, Jan. 10 • Grosse Pointe South High School gymnasium, Grosse Pointe Farms

No love is lost each time Grosse Pointe North and Grosse Pointe South battle, and this 7 p.m. matchup between the girls basketball programs has a lot on the line.

Outside of bragging rights, the two squads are battling for positioning early in league play. Heading into the matchup, the Blue Devils were 6-1 overall and 2-0 in Macomb Area Conference Red play, while the Norsemen sat at 4-3 overall and 0-2 in the MAC Red.

Grosse Pointe South is located at 11 Grosse Pointe Blvd. in Grosse Pointe Farms.

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