This Weekend: It's Your Second Chance to Catch Local Theater Performances
Also happening this weekend: Roeper will air 'The Lost Boys of Sudan' and Franklin hosts its third annual Chilly Chili Cook-Off.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Birmingham Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time.
- When: 7 p.m. Sunday
- Where: Birmingham Unitarian Church (38651 Woodward Ave. in Bloomfield Hills)
- Cost: $22
- Why Go: The Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra will perform a series of chamber works in a newly intimate setting this weekend. Guest conductor John Thomas Dodson will direct the orchestra and guest soloist Amy Porter as they perform the works of J.S. Bach, Haydn and Corigliano. Porter will star on flute in Bach's Second Orchestral Suite and Corgliano's Voyage for Flute and Strings.
- When: Noon-2 p.m. Sunday
- Where: The Townsend Hotel
- Cost: $50
- Why Go: Get a sneak peak of the latest spring fashions this weekend when the Junior League of Birmingham hosts Tea, Triscuits & Trends, an elegant tea and Nordstrom fashion show at the Townsend Hotel. Nordstrom stylists will be on hand to talk about spring fashion trends and beauty secrets, while the English tea service will feature sandwiches, scones and pastries. Go to www.jlbham.org to purchase tickets — all proceeds benefit the Junior League's community service projects.
- When: 6 p.m. Friday
- Where: Townsend Hotel
- Cost: $75
- Why Go: Help raise money for the Pierce Elementary PTSA at Betting On Our Youth, a casino and gaming fundraiser featuring dinner, dancing, a silent auction and cocktails. Everyone is invited, whether you're a Pierce parents or not, with gaming options including black jack, poker, craps and roulette. To buy tickets, email Ryan Abney at email@example.com or visit www.bettingonouryouth.eventbrite.com.
For more, visit Pierce Parent Asks Birmingham to 'Bet On Our Youth' at March Fundraiser.
- When: 6 p.m. Friday
- Where: Palladium 12 Theatre
- Cost: $15-$18
- Why Go: Hundreds of Michigan actors and extras will converge on Birmingham this weekend for a special charity premiere of the Michigan-made film Oz: The Great and Powerful. All proceeds from the premiere will benefit the Coalition of Dwarf Advocacy.
For more information, visit Charity Premiere of 'Oz' to Recognize the Winkies, Munchkins and More.
- When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
- Where: Roeper Upper School
- Cost: Free
- Why Go: Roeper’s Amnesty International chapter presents a documentary following two Sudanese refugees on an extraordinary journey from Africa to America. Orphaned as young boys in one of Africa’s cruelest civil wars, Peter Dut and Santino Chuor survived lion attacks and militia gunfire to reach a refugee camp in Kenya along with thousands of other children.
- When: Noon-3 p.m. Saturday
- Where: Franklin-Bingham Firehouse (32707 Franklin Rd. in Franklin)
- Cost: $5
- Why Go: Franklin’s business district will be heating up this Saturday at the third annual Chilly Chili Cook-off. The event will feature chili tasting, local music, and a chance for the kids to see Franklin’s fire trucks up close and in person. Proceeds from the event will help Main Street Franklin.
Theater: Seaholm, Village Players
- Fiddler on the Roof (7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; $10)
- Little Shop of Horrors (8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; $19)
What else is going on this weekend? Let everyone know in the comments below!