The Friday 5 — Nov. 2-4

Your guide to this weekend's events

By: Josh Soltman | Online Only | Published November 1, 2018

1. OUR TOWN art show and sale
Nov. 2-3 • The Community House, Birmingham

The 33rd annual OUR TOWN art show and sale returns to the Community House this weekend with close to 400 works by more than 150 Michigan artists. Pieces will be created by Michigan artists, and all proceeds benefit local outreach programming.

The show opens to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. Individuals can purchase tickets to the opening night party, which will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. For the $75 ticket price, party guests can enjoy an artists recognition reception with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dessert, along with the chance to preview and purchase artwork ahead of the crowds the following morning.

New to this year's event is Art After Work, a program featuring a panel of experts who will share with guests tips on caring for artwork and properly displaying their pieces. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The Community House is located at 380 S. Bates St. in downtown Birmingham.

For more information, visit www.communityhouse.com.

Related story: Homegrown art is focus of annual OUR TOWN show and sale


2. 'The Snow Queen' performances
Nov. 2-3 • Eisenhower High School, Shelby Township

“The Snow Queen,” an adaptation of the 2013 animated Disney film “Frozen,” will come to Eisenhower High School's stage this weekend, Nov. 2-3.

Eisenhower High School’s 25th Street Players theater troupe will perform “The Snow Queen” at 7 p.m. Nov. 2, and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the high school, 6500 25 Mile Road in Shelby Township.

The basic story is about two close friends, Gerda and Kay, as well as the Snow Queen, who wants to plunge the world into an eternal winter. The queen captures Kay, and Gerda sets out to rescue her friend.

Admission costs $8 for adults and $6 for students, and tickets will be sold online at www.showtix4u.com and at the door while available.

For more information, call (586) 797-1300.

Related stories: Ike ‘Snow Queen’ gets icy inspiration from original tale


3. Youmacon
Nov. 1-4 • Detroit

Youmacon, an annual event similar to most comic cons, will entertain metro Detroiters this weekend when it returns to the Detroit, taking place at both the Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., and at the Renaissance Center.

Youmacon differs from other comic conventions in that it doesn't only focus comic books; Youmacon is a celebration of Japanese popular culture and its influence on our own culture over the years, as well as comic books, video games, artwork and more.

The convention will feature guest appearances and panels, artwork and other goods for sale, live games and activities, and much more.

Tickets for Youmacon cost $70 for a 3-day weekend pass, $40 for a Friday pass, $50 for a Saturday pass and $30 for a Sunday pass.

For more information, visit www.youmacon.com.


4. World's Largest Food Truck Rally
Sunday, Nov. 4 • Belle Isle, Detroit

The World's Largest Food Truck Rally, which holds the Guinnes World Record for the largest gathering of gourmet food trucks, will make a stop at Belle Isle in Detroit this weekend.

The free event will feature everything from appetizers to entrees from all corners of the world. The event will bring over 65 food trucks for the gathering.

Some of the food trucks that will be present include, Cupzilla Korean BBQ, Tots & Tots of Burgers, Nolo's Soul, the Drunken Rooster, Crepes by the Lakes, Heaven on a Roll, the Wicked Lobstah and more.

For more information, call (313) 393-4075.


5. Hot Cider Hustle 5K and 15K
Sunday, Nov. 4 • Lake St. Clair Metropark, Harrison Township

Michigan Runs will present the Hot Cider Hustle 5K and 15K  on Sunday, Nov. 4, at Lake St. Clair Metropark, 31300 Metropolitan Parkway in Harrison Township. There will be a 5K option and a 15K option for racers. The races begin at 9 a.m., and individuals will have until 11:30 a.m. to finish. Apple cider and caramel apples will be waiting for racers at the finish line.

Event packets can be picked up between 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Hansons Running Shop, 8409 Hall Road in Utica. For individuals who need last-minute accommodations, packets can be picked up between 7:45 and 8:45 a.m. in the Welsh Center.

For more information, visit www.michiganruns.com.