This Weekend: Last Classical Brunch of the Season, 'Almost, Maine' Premieres and More
Also happening this weekend: The Community House hosts their annual gala and the Roeper School has their MOSAIC auction.
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: 6 p.m. Saturday
- Where: The Community House
- Why Go: If you're lucky to have tickets, you'll want to make your way to The Community House's annual gala Saturday night, an event honoring eTitle CEO Linda Orlans as well as The Community House's 90th anniversary. The gala serves as a fundraiser for The Community Hous's youth development programs. Learn more at Community House to Honor eTitle CEO at Annual Gala.
- When: 5:30 p.m. Saturday
- Where: Detroit Athletic Club (241 Madison St. in Detroit)
- Cost: $80
- Why Go: It's the Roeper School's biggest fundraising event of the year: the MOSAIC acution. Featuring a wide variety of auction items, live music, a fiesta-inspired meal and memorable moments, this is an event you won't want to miss. All proceeds benefit the Mariann Hoag Financial Aid Program and the Roeper Faculty Professional Development Fund. Learn more at Roeper to Celebrate Fiesta-Style at Annual MOSAIC Auction.
- When: 11:30 a.m. Saturday
- Where: The Community House
- Cost: $25
- Why Go: It's the last Classical Brunch of the 2012-13 season and this weekend, pianist Peter Takacs joins cellist Robert deMaine to perform an all-Beethoven program at The Community House. Takacs is a music professor at Ohio's Oberlin College. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with a buffet brunch beginning soon afterward. The music starts at 12:15 p.m.
- When: 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunda
- Where: Segliman Performing Arts Center (22305 W. 13 Mile Rd., Beverly Hills)
- Cost: $15
- Why Go: The students from the Detroit Country Day Upper School premieres their rendition of the satirical musical comdey,Urinetown, this weekend at the Seligman Performing Arts Center in Beverly Hills. The show opens at 7 p.m. Friday and tickets are $15, available at www.dcds.edu or at the door.
- When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
- Where: Birmingham Area Seniors Center
- Cost: $6 for one item; $15 for three items
- Why Go: Find out how much your treasures are worth when Gary Wachler from theWachler Estate Collection, and antique dealer Joe Del Giudice of Del Giudice Antiques and Estate Jewelry, will be at the BASCC to appraise your special items. They will be appraising: jewelry, silver, gold, diamonds, antiques, artwork, memorbilia and coins. Refreshments will be available.
- When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
- Where: Seaholm High School
- Cost: $10
- Why Go: Spectrum Orchestra, the Birmingham area's newest orchestra for amateur adult musicians, will perform its second concert this weekend at Seaholm. The program will include a salute to Ides of March, with the orchestra performing Beriloz's "Roman Carnival Overture" and Mendelsshohn's "Reformation Symphony." The concert will be directed by Spectrum's music director, Daniel Brier.
- When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday
- Where: St. Dunstan's Theatre (400 Lone Pine Rd., in Bloomfield Hills)
- Cost: $18-$20
- Why Go: St. Dunstan's Theatre premieres their performance of Almost, Maine this weekend, a comedy comprising of almost a dozen two-character vignettes exporing the "sudden thunderclap of love and the scorched earth that sometimes follows." To buy tickets, call 1-888-71-TICKETS or visit the St. Dunstan's website.
Plus! While you're making those weekend plans, don't forget:
- It's the last weekend for the Birmingham Village Players' performance of Little Shop of Horrors, with shows Friday-Sunday.
- If you're looking for something a little more green-themed, check out 3 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Birmingham.
- Dive into spring with a few gardening classes this weekend. Learn more at Gear Up for Spring With Local Gardening Classes.