"Nana Does Vegas" will run at the Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester Hills Jan. 7-9.

"Nana Does Vegas" will run at the Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester Hills Jan. 7-9.

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The Friday 5 — Jan. 7-9

Your local guide to this weekend's events

Metro | Published January 4, 2022

 The "Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit" will come to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi Jan. 7-9.

The "Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit" will come to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi Jan. 7-9.

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1. ‘Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit'
Jan. 7-9 • The Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

The Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi, will host the "Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit" from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 7, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 8 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 9. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for ages 6-14 and free for 5 and younger. Shop for boats, tackle, gear and fishing vacations; take in a seminar; check out the largest ice fishing display in the state; view a fish cleaning demonstration; get a fly casting and fly-tying lesson; and more. For more information, including the lineup of guests, visit UltimateFishingShow.com or call (800) 328-6550.


2. ‘Nana Does Vegas'
Jan. 7-9 • Meadow Brook Theatre, Rochester

Meadow Brook Theatre, 378 Meadow Brook Road in Rochester, on the campus of Oakland University, will present the comic farce "Nana Does Vegas" at 8 p.m. Jan. 7, 6 p.m. Jan. 8 and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9. The show will run on select dates until Jan. 30. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (248) 377-3300 or visit mbtheatre.com/nana-does-vegas.


3. ‘Democracy in America’ exhibit
Jan. 7-8 • The War Memorial, Grosse Pointe Farms

“Voices and Votes: Democracy in America,” the traveling version of a major exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, will finish out its run at The War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Farms, on Jan. 8. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (the latter by appointment only). The free event examines the long history of government in the United States through photos, videos, interactive activities, games, campaign souvenirs, voter memorabilia and even protest materials. Masks must be worn. For more information and to register, visit warmemorial.org or call (313) 881-7511.


4. See 'The King' on the big screen
Jan. 8 • Farmington Civic Theater

On what would have been the 87th birthday of Elvis Presley, the Farmington Civic Theater, 33332 Grand River Ave., will pay tribute to "The King of Rock 'N' Roll" by showing his 1964 film "Viva Las Vegas" at 9:15 p.m. Jan. 8. Also starring Ann-Margret, "Viva Las Vegas" is considered one of Presley's best movies, as well as the name of one of his most popular songs — although he never performed it live. Tickets are $5.75 (add an extra $1 for a convenience fee online) and can be purchased at theFCT.com or at the box office.


5. Outdoor holiday lights displays
Jan. 7-9 • Various locations

Christmas may have come and gone, but some local cities are still aglow with outdoor holiday lights displays:

'Big, Bright Light Show'
The "Big, Bright Light Show" will illuminate downtown Rochester businesses nightly from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. The DDA recently extended the attraction through Jan. 16. For more information about the free event, visit DowntownRochesterMI.com.

'Starry Lights'
The Edsel Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores, will host "," a 3/4-mile outdoor winter walk, one final weekend. Hours are 5:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 7-9 with time slots starting every 15 minutes until 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for children and free for kids 12 months and younger. Snacks and warm beverages will be available. For more information, visit fordhouse.org/events/starry-lights-2021 or call (313) 844-4222.

'Wild Lights'
The Detroit Zoo, 8450 W. 10 Mile Road in Royal Oak, will host "Wild Lights" for the final times from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Jan. 7-8 and 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 9. Tickets range from $17 to $24 for ages 2 and older; admission with all-you-can-eat food and dessert at the Polar Patio and hot cocoa in a souvenir cup costs $30-38. Attractions include more than 5 million lights, 445 illuminated trees, 283 lighted sculptures and a 16-foot walk-through ornament. No access to animal habitats will be granted, but patrons can view the "Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit," on display until April 23, for no extra cost. For more information, visit https://wildlights.detroitzoo.org.


For more events, check out our Community Calendar. To submit an event, email calendar@candgnews.com or call (586) 498-1037. To advertise an event online or in our print publications, call (586) 924-9139.

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