What to do in Metro Detroit this weekend

Here's your Metro Detroit weekend guide!

By Alex Atwell - Photojournalist , Ken Haddad
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DETROIT - Looking for something to do this weekend in Metro Detroit? Find things to do in Detroit and surrounding areas! Here's your weekly Metro Detroit weekend guide!

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017:

The Lion King at Detroit Opera House (Feb 1-26): Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s The Lion King, making its triumphant return to the Detroit Opera House!

Mykki Blanco & Cakes Da Killa at El Club

Rock for the ACLU! Local musicians are banding together on February 17, 2017 to raise money for ACLU, the American Civil Liberties Union. 

Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017:

Detroit Boat Show (Feb 11-19): At Cobo Center

GALentine's Day Detroit Brunch: GALentine's Day is a day we set aside each year to celebrate the smart, kind and beautiful women in our lives. We will break bread and celebrate through laughter, words and friendship the kindred spirit of female empowerment in all of us. 

Run The Jewels at Royal Oak Music Theatre: El-P and Killer Mike, two of the most distinctive and celebrated names in rap, might have seemed like an unlikely pairing on paper, but the duo subverted and pulverized all expectations with their critically lauded Run The Jewels collaborative LP last year. Tapping into the creative synergy they’d discovered in 2012 on Mike’s R.A.P. Music album (produced by El-P) and El’s Cancer 4 Cure album (featuring Mike).

SILENT PARTY DETROIT "R&B Edition": Urban Fêtes is back in the great city of Detroit with the hottest — and quietest — party wave! Join us Saturday, February 18h at The Key Club Downtown as we add a "R&B" twist to our #SilentParty! Don a pair of headphones and rock with 3 DJs spinning the hottest R&B hits from (90s, 00s, New Era).

Onesie Bar Crawl - Royal Oak: We want everyone to get up off that couch and join us in your Onsie as we mingle through multiple bars in Royal Oak, enjoying exclusive drink specials and making tons of new friends. 

Whiskey Business 2017: This is your chance to taste from a selection of single malt and blended Scotch, Irish, Bourbon, Tennessee, Michigan, and Canadian whiskeys – all assembled in one room. And live music rounds out the evening in grand fashion!

90's Bar Crawl - Ann Arbor: Remember AIM? Remember the Ninja Turtles? Remember when you were cool, back in the 90s? As if! We're giving you a chance to redeem yourself. Relive the glory days at the 90's Bar Crawl!

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017:

Tutankhamun: “Wonderful Things” From The Pharaoh’s Tomb at Cranbrook (Feb 3-Sept. 3)

Pajama Rama Detroit 2017: A team of individuals who attend a transformational program called Gratitude Training have created an event to help Detroit's homeless and at-risk youth.

RAW DETROIT PRESENTS CUSP: RAW showcases indie talent in visual art, film, fashion design, music, performance art, hair and makeup artistry, and photography.

Donuts: A J Dilla Tribute: DJ Steven Robert plays the songs, samples and beats stretching across the entire catalog of legendary #Detroit producer J Dilla.

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