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The Friday 5 — Feb. 15-17

Your guide to this weekend's events

By: Jennifer Sigouin | C&G Newspapers | Published February 14, 2019

1. ‘Doom of the Dinosaurs’ at Cranbrook
Ongoing • Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills

The Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 Woodward Ave. in Bloomfield Hills, will present its “Doom of the Dinosaurs: Are We Next?” exhibit through Sept. 1.

The exhibit focuses on what led to the extinction of the dinosaurs, and it explores whether a similar mass extinction could happen again on Earth.

The museum is open from from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Museum admission costs $13 for adults and $9.50 for seniors and kids ages 2-12. Children younger than 2 will be admitted for free. The dinosaur exhibit has an additional fee of $6-$8. For more information, visit or call (248) 645-3200.

2. Detroit Boat Show
Feb. 16-24 • Cobo Center, Detroit

Local boaters dreaming of summer can start planning their next season on the water during the Detroit Boat Show, which kicks off this weekend at Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd. in Detroit.

The show, which runs Feb. 16-24, will feature hundreds of boats on display, including yachts, runabouts, personal watercrafts, pontoons, fishing boats, ski boats and inflatables. Other exhibitors will offer information on services, accessories, fishing gear, marinas, charter trips, maintenance, insurance, on-site financing and more.

Special attractions include the show’s Live Shark Encounter, a boating simulator, fishing seminars, a Kids Zone, special guest appearances and giveaways.

This weekend’s show hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission costs $13 for adults and is free for children 12 and younger. For tickets or more information, visit

3. Winter Blast
Feb. 15-17 • Campus Martius Park, Detroit

The final installment of Winter Blast Weekends will take place Feb. 15-17 in and around Campus Martius Park and Cadillac Square in downtown Detroit.

The event offers a winter wonderland of family-friendly activities, including ice sculptures, live music, food trucks, a winter market, marshmallow roasting and more — all free of an admission charge.

This weekend, the festival will also offer free ice skating at the Campus Martius Park Ice Rink, a 300-foot zip line, and strolling entertainers.

For more information, visit

Related story: Winter Blast expands to 4 weekends, adds free admission

4. ‘As Bees in Honey Drown’
Feb. 15-23 • Farmington Players Barn Theatre, Farmington Hills

The Farmington Players will host their production of "As Bees in Honey Drown" Feb. 15-23 at the Farmington Players Barn Theatre, 32332 W. 12 Mile Road in Farmington Hills.

The play is a fast-paced caper about a high-society socialite who thrives on conning young artists. This weekend’s performances will be held at 8 p.m. Feb. 15-16 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 17. Ticket prices range from $16 to $18.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call the box office at (248) 553-2955.

5. Michigan Senior Olympics Dancesport Competition
Sunday, Feb. 17 • Royal Park Hotel, Rochester

Frigid temperatures won’t stop local competitors from heating up the dance floor during the Michigan Senior Olympics Winter Dancesport Competition this Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Royal Park Hotel, 600 E. University Drive in Rochester.

The event is open to the public, and it begins with lunch at 2 p.m. followed by the dance competition at 3 p.m. Dancers — both professional and amateur — will compete in a variety of styles, including American rhythm, American smooth, international Latin, international standard, country western, night club, and Argentine tango.

To purchase tickets, call (248) 608-0252. Dinner tickets cost $40 for MSO members or $45 for nonmembers. Spectator tickets will also be sold at the door for $20. For more information, visit

Related story: Local athletes prepare for Michigan Senior Olympics winter games