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Our Picks: 8 Fun Things to Do This Weekend


October 12, 2018, 7:33 AM

As we move into fall weather, it's stil a good time to get off the couch and enjoy the weekend. Here's a sampling of suggestions for things to do. 

Friday

MOCAD 12th Annual Gala and Auction: Proceeds help connect artists from around the world to local makers and innovators living and working in Detroit. 6 p.m., MOCAD. 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Info.

Friday Night Live! Detroit Mariachi Traditions : To mark of the opening weekend of the DIA’s Ofrendas exhibition, Salvador Torres and El Mariachi Mexico 2000 honor the tradition of Mariachi music in Detroit’s past. 7 p.m., Detroit Institute of Arts -- Rivera Court.

Motown Museum AMPLIFY Grand Finale: The Motown Museum presents its first vocal competition, Motown Museum AMPLIFY: The Sound of Detroit. The 15 final acts will compete for a $2,500 grand prize.  $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 7:30 pm. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Garden Theater, 3929 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Details.

Friday and Saturday

Elton John: This iconic performer has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide. 8 p.m., Little Caesars Arena. Tickets.
 
Saturday
 
Craft Beer Stroll: Sample craft beer from Michigan’s top breweries and appetizers from downtown Royal Oak destinations. Noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $43.

Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival: The Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Fest features artists, writers and musicians living in Hamtown and surrounding neighborhoods. Starts at 10 a.m., 2734 Belmont Ave. Info.

Saturday and Sunday

2018 Detroit Art Book Fair: More than 40 book vendors. 12-6 p.m. Saturday and 12-4 p.m  Sunday, Trinosophes, 1464 Gratiot Ave. Info.

Sunday

The Eagles (surviving members): The legendary band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 and its founding members included the late Glenn Frey and Don Henley.  The group has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide. 8 p.m., Little Caesars Arena. Tickets.


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