The Friday 5 — Jan. 24-26

Your guide to this weekend's events

C&G Newspapers | Published January 23, 2020

1. Snow Yoga in the park
Saturday, Jan. 25 • Shain Park, Birmingham

The Birmingham Family YMCA will host a Snow Yoga in the park session 1-3 p.m. Jan. 24 at Shain Park, 270 W. Merrill St. in Birmingham.

People should dress for the weather and be ready to move through a variety of yoga poses and experience proper breathing techniques.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Tyler Burns at or call (248) 644-9036.

2. Bocce with the Brothers
Friday, Jan. 24 • Villa Penna, Sterling Heights

The Brothers of the Capuchin Ministries will host their eighth annual Bocce with the Brothers fundraiser 6-9 p.m. at Villa Penna, 43985 Hayes Road in Sterling Heights.

There will be a buffet dinner, a cash bar, live music, a silent auction, a speed painter and — of course — bocce.

Tickets cost $50 per person in advance. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Capuchin Development Office at (313) 579-2100, ext. 1153. For more on the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit, visit

3. ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24-25 • Pierce Middle School, Grosse Pointe Park

It’s a classic story with unforgettable characters, plenty of life lessons and lots of candy to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Pierce Middle School will present the play “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” on the school stage at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 and 1 p.m. Jan. 25. Tickets cost $8 for adults, and $6 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be sold at the door. The box office will open one hour before showtime.

The Pierce students have practiced for weeks and are ready to perform among colorful stage sets and singing Oompa Loompas.

Pierce Middle School is located at 15430 Kercheval Ave. in Grosse Pointe Park.

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4. Juried art show opening
Saturday, Jan. 25 • Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens

The 47th Michigan Annual art exhibit at the Anton Art Center, 125 Macomb Place in Mount Clemens, opens Jan. 25 with a free public reception and awards ceremony. The ceremony will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., with the awards announced at 3 p.m. The show runs through Feb. 20.

The juried competition is open to artists throughout the state and offers $2,000 in prizes. This year, 159 artists submitted 295 works of art for consideration. Salvador Salort-Pons, the director, president and CEO of the Detroit Institute of Arts, is the guest juror.

For more information, contact the Anton Art Center at (586) 469-8666 or visit

Related story: Michigan Annual art exhibit to be judged by DIA director

5. Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!
Friday-Sunday, Jan. 24-26 • Fox Theatre, Detroit

Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! comes to the Fox Theatre for 17 performances beginning Jan. 22, bringing the iconic television program to life with an interactive stage production. Favorites such as Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Big Bird will bring parents and children to their feet dancing along to a pop-infused soundtrack with new Sesame Street friends and live emcees Casey and Caleb.

This weekend’s schedule includes performances at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m on Friday, Jan. 24; 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25; and noon and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26. Eight more performances are scheduled to run through Feb. 2.

Tickets start at $15 and are available online at or in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office. The Fox Theatre is located at 2211 Woodward Ave. in Detroit.