Check Out Great Community Events This Weekend!

local-community-events-weekendThis winter has been tough and we are all ready for spring to come! So this weekend instead of laying around on the couch and watching TV, head out and enjoy yourself. We promise you’ll forget all about the nasty weather and focus on spending time with a friend or loved one at a great local event (most of them FREE!). So now you’re looking for somewhere to go this weekend? (March 11-13) ASK In Your Face has got you covered! Here are some fun local events going on this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

Friday, March 11:

Bloomfield Hills/Birmingham area:

1.) Lecture from Anne Wilson
Time: 4:00 PM
Venue: Cranbrook Institute of Science
Address: 39221 Woodward Avenue Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303

“Objects and Performances”
Professor, Department of Fiber and Material Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Sponsored by the Fiber Department.
Parking is free in the parking deck to the west of the entrance.

Location: Auditorium.

Cost: FREE!

2.) “Tropical Pickle” Show By Jeff Daniels (Also showing Saturday at 8 p.m.)
Time: 8:00 PM
Venue: St. Dunstan’s Theatre Guild of Cranbrook
Address: 400 Lone Pine Road Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

A Barrel of Laughs…
Meet Bob Lee, plant manager of Shankelferd Pickle Company, who will stop at nothing to win a promotion and an all-expense-paid trip to the Annual Condiment Convention in Miami. His plan to wine and dine the company’s new president collapses when unexpected guests crash his carefully planned dinner party. This Jeff Daniel’s original comedy shines with unforgettable moments. The Ann Arbor News describes the show as “…physical slapstick worthy of Laurel and Hardy.”

$18 for Adults
$16 for Seniors and Students

Rochester/Auburn Hills area:

3.) Mysteries of the Moon at Dinosaur Hill
Your little star-gazers will love this fun evening and Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve.  Special guests from the Oakland Astronomical Society will have the kids in the Discovery Dome planetarium indoors to learn about the night sky and then take the fun outdoors with telescopes. Ages 4 and up. Please call to pre-register.
Where: Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 N Hill Cir, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Date: March 11, 2011
Time: 7:00pm—9:30pm
Price: $7 per person, $25 family max

Detroit area:

4.) “A Lesson In Dying” Show
Adaptation by Romulus Linney of Ernest J. Gaines’s novel about a young man about to be executed. 8:30 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 3 & 8:30 p.m. Sat., final performances 2 & 7:30 p.m. Sun.

When: Saturdays : 3 p.m. (ends March 20)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays : 8:30 p.m. (ends March 20) 
Sundays : 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (ends March 20)
Price: $20, $17 advance.

Event Phone Number: 515-226-1717

Detroit Repertory Theatre

13103 Woodrow Wilson

Detroit, MI 48238


5.) Fakes, Forgeries, And Mysteries Exhibit
Price: Special ticketed exhibit: $12, $6 ages 6-17
Event Phone Number: 313-833-3237
Detroit Institute of Arts
Neighborhood: Cultural District/Midtown/Wayne State
5200 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 482

Saturday, March 12:

Rochester area:

1.) Wake Up Your Garden!
Do you need advice on how to get your garden ready for the spring and summer? Bordine’s Nursery will help you decide if you need to prune your garden for maximum growth in the warmer weather.  No registration is needed for this free seminar.
Where: Bordine Nursery, 1835 S Rochester Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Date: March 12, 2011
Time: 11:00am

2.) St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Whole Foods Market!
Whole Foods Market wants you to come by and see what it takes to make a natural and delicious St. Paddy’s Day dinner.  There will be samples and ideas to get your menu perfect. Plus, they will have a drawing to win all of the ingredients you need to make your dinner, on them!
Where: Whole Foods Markets, 2918 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Date: March 12, 2011
Time: 12:00pm—4:00pm

3.) St. Patrick’s Day Party at Rochester Elks
Open to Public……FOOD AVAILABLE
Where: 1002 N Main St, Rochester, MI 48307 (Rochester Elks)
Date: March 12, 2011
Time: 7:00pm—12:30am
$5 Cover charge

Bloomfield Hills/Birmingham area:

4.) Lifetime of Cameras Exhibit
Where: Birmingham Historical Museum and Park, 556 W Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009
Date: Daily
Next on: Tomorrow, March 10, 2011
The Birmingham Historical Musem and Park presents A Lifetime of Cameras, an exhibit of 26 historical cameras from the personal collection of Birmingham resident and amateur photographer, Stuart Shuster. The exhibit will be housed in one of the museum’s smaller galleries, set up to resemble a dark room. Each camera–from the 1940s and onward–will be displayed with a photo taken with it.


5.) Uptown Film Festival Day 2
Where: The Palladium 12 Theatre, 250 N Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009
Date: March 12, 2011
Time: 7:30pm
Tonight is the second night for the Uptown Film Festival which celebrates Michigan in the film industry.  This evening the premiere of Curtis Jackson’s “Things Fall Apart” will be shown.  Who is Curtis Jackson?  None other than 50 Cent himself.  50 Cent will be at the premiere to promote the film.  The 2nd annual Michigan Film Awards ceremony will take place following the premiere, and there will be an afterglow party.
Features: Open to All
Phone: 248-723-6220
Price: $10 – $150
Tickets: Buy Tickets

Sunday, March 13:

Bloomfield Hills/Birmingham area:

1.) Party Planning Showcase!
Photographers, party planners, florists, calligraphers, deejays, video producers and more will be on hand Sunday, March 13, when the Sisterhood of Temple Beth El hosts its 23rdannual Party Planning Showcase in the Temple’s Handleman Hall 7400 Telegraph Rd. at 14 Mile in Bloomfield Hills.
From 9:30 a.m. through 3:00 p.m., a gallery of experts will present tips, demonstrations and ideas for having a party everyone will remember. Visitors to the free event can also sample delicious foods and win prizes. All in attendance will also receive a complimentary directory of exhibitors. For more information, call the Sisterhood resource line, 248-865-0633.
venue: Temple Beth El
address: 14 Mile & Telegraph Roads Birmingham, MI 48009

Rochester area:

1.) Steaks and Chops Cooking Technique Class
This cooking techniques class covers different cuts and types of meats, how to talk to your butcher and how to cook that piece of meat once you get it home.  Don’t forget the toppings that you can make to accompany your dinner.  This class is free.
Where: Williams Sonoma, 352 N Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Date: March 13, 2011
Time: 11:00am

2.) The Classic Winds Sunday Concert
The Classic Winds, a group of women with wind instruments, will entertain you with a range of music that included classical to popular hits.  Please register for this event on the library website on the events calendar or by calling the number listed.
Where: Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd, Rochester, MI 48307
Date: March 13, 2011
Time: 2:00pm

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  1. love this! Will you do it every week?! ;-)

    • We definitely should! Do you like the type of events we’ve posted this week/what kind would you be interested in hearing about?

  2. This is great!!
    Like these notifications but would also like anything active (ie nature hikes, bike rides, etc)

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