The Friday 5 — Nov. 15-17

Your guide to this weekend's events

C&G Newspapers | Published November 14, 2019

1. Anton Art Center Holiday Market 
Now through Dec. 22 • Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens

The annual Holiday Market at the Anton Art Center, 25 Macomb Place in Mount Clemens, opens Friday Nov. 15, offering shoppers a chance to purchase a wide array of handmade gifts and decor throughout the holiday season. 

The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays (December only); and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. The market is closed on Mondays. 

Special events happening this weekend include a free SatARTdays holiday card-making workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, and a Meet the Artists opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. 

For more information, call (586) 469-8666 or visit www.theartcenter.org/holiday-market


2. Grosse Pointe Theatre presents ‘Rumors’
Nov. 15-24 • University Liggett School, Grosse Pointe Woods

Grosse Pointe Theatre is staging the Neil Simon farce “Rumors” from Nov. 15 to 24 in the auditorium at University Liggett School, 1045 Cook Road in Grosse Pointe Woods. 

The show is about a tony New York City anniversary party in the late 1980s that descends into chaos after a series of miscommunications and misconceptions, resulting in hilarity for the audience as the planned celebration unravels into something else entirely

This weekend’s showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Tickets cost $21. For tickets or more information, contact GPT at (313) 881-4004 or visit www.gpt.org

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3. D-Day exhibit
Now through Jan. 11 • Royal Oak Historical Society Museum, Royal Oak

A new exhibit at the Royal Oak Historical Society Museum, 1411 W. Webster Road in Royal Oak,  focuses on the Allied invasion of Normandy, France — also known as D-Day — during World War II.

The exhibit, which runs through Jan. 11, will include photos of Royal Oak area men and women who served during WWII, WWII uniforms from each branch of the military, and articles about inventions created during the war to help defeat the enemy, as well as information about the homefront. Artifacts in the exhibit include ammunition, guns, a real WWII Jeep, canteens, mess kits, cameras used by Berkley resident Bill Barr to photograph battles, newspaper front pages printed during the war, battle maps, sand from Normandy, military Bibles, medals, hand grenades, military pamphlets and more.

At 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, the museum will host a talk by local historian James Craft, who will discuss the Allied invasion of Normandy. The cost to attend is $10, and tickets can be purchased on the museum’s website. The museum’s regular weekend hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. 

For more information, call (248) 439-1504, visit www.royaloakhistoricalsociety.com or email curator@royaloakhistoricalsociety.

Related story: Royal Oak Historical Society Museum to present D-Day exhibit


4. Stagecrafters presents ‘Noises Off’
Nov. 14-17 • The Baldwin Theatre, Royal Oak

Stagecrafters will present the madcap comedy "Noises Off" through Nov. 24 at the Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette Ave. in Royal Oak. 

The production is a play-within-a-play about a fumbling theater group that tries to avoid disaster as the actors stumble through their scenes. Throughout the run of this show, Stagecrafters is partnering with Gilda's Club to raise cancer awareness and to collect donations for the organization. 

This weekend’s showtimes are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices range from $23 to $27. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit stagecrafters.org or call (248) 541-6430.


5. ‘Jurassic World Live Tour’
Nov. 14-17 • Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Dinosaurs will rule downtown Detroit this weekend as “The Jurassic World Live Tour” stomps into Little Caesars Arena for several shows Nov. 14-17. 

Audiences will experience the “Jurassic World” location of Isla Nublar, where the indominus rex has escaped, causing chaos in the park. More than 24 custom-built, life-sized dinosaurs — both animatronic and performer-operated — will come to life for a suspenseful new storyline filled with special effects, stunts, music and more. 

Showtimes are at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16; and 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Little Caesars Arena is located at 2645 Woodward Ave. in Detroit. Ticket prices start at $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit jurassicworldlivetour.com


 Staff Writers K. Michelle Moran and Sarah Wojcik contributed to this report