The Friday 5 — Jan. 31-Feb. 2

Your guide to this weekend's events

C&G Newspapers | Published January 30, 2020

1. ‘Super’ Sunday
Sunday, Feb. 2 • Hard Rock Stadium, Miami

Before you watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, learn what it was like to be on the field and to win and lose the game from players who grew up in metro Detroit.

We talked to Super Bowl champions who graduated from Clawson, De La Salle and Fraser high schools about their experiences playing in Super Bowls in the 1960s, 1980s and 2000s.

Related story: Remembering ‘Super’ Sunday: Local athletes look back on their Super Bowl experiences

2. Chili cook-off
Sunday, Feb. 2 • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Farmington Hills

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will host a Super Bowl chili cook-off party starting at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at 28000 New Market Road in Farmington Hills. People are invited to bring their favorite chili recipe to win a $50 cash prize.

Tickets cost $5 each, and tickets and cook-off entry forms are available through the church office.

For more information, call (248) 553-3380 or go to

3. ‘The Dining Room’
Friday, Jan. 31 • St. Dunstan’s Theatre, Bloomfield Hills

The Pulitzer-nominated play "The Dining Room" will be presented at St. Dunstan's Theatre, 400 Lone Pine Road in Bloomfield Hills, Jan. 31, and Feb. 1-2 and 7-9.

The play explores dynamic family relationships from the 1930s to the 1980s, telling stories that unfold in a series of interrelated sketches.

All shows begin at 8 p.m., except the Feb. 2 and 9 shows, which start at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors. To order tickets or for more information, visit or call (844) DUNSTAN.

4. Meet the zoo’s new red panda cub
Friday-Sunday, Jan. 31-Feb. 2 • Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

Keti, a 6-month-old red panda cub born to parents Ash and Ravi at the Detroit Zoo, recently moved to a 2,635-square-foot public enclosure with Ta-Shi, a 14-year-old female red panda who has taken on the role of adoptive grandmother.

“Being an only child, Keti is very rambunctious and loves to play and jump and run around,” Zoological Society Associate Curator of Mammals Betsie Meister said. “Ta-Shi is very, very good at teaching her manners.”

The Detroit Zoo is located at 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, west of Woodward Avenue.

For more information, call (248) 541-5717 or visit

Related story: Red panda cub Keti makes her debut at Detroit Zoo

5. Celebrate Chinese New Year
Saturday, Feb. 1 • Buddha's Light International Association Detroit Chapter, Madison Heights

Buddha's Light International Association Detroit Chapter will host Chinese New Year festivities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1 Ajax Drive, Suite 120, in Madison Heights.

There will be a Buddhist Chinese New Year service in the morning, followed by a free vegetarian lunch, with Chinese cultural programs, demonstrations and fundraising efforts in the afternoon.

For more information, call (248) 421-4811 or email