Weekend Planner: Cranbrook Art Museum Reopening, Veteran's Day
Also headlining this weekend is the Baldwin Public Library book sale and the latest theater production from Seaholm High School.
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.
- Seaholm High School Theater: A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Rock Concert
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Seaholm High School
Why Go: Seaholm's artistic and technical director Daniel Dobrovich has created an updated version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream to be performed this weekend as the Seaholm fall drama production. The performance will not only include the actors, but a live student rock band, plenty of guest singers, and student-produced video elements and photography.
- Friends of Baldwin Public Library Book Sale
Where: Baldwin Public Library
Why Go: The Friends book sale is a great way to stock up on books and media at deep discounted prices. Choose from thousands of books sorted by category, priced $4 or less. There will also be audio books, DVD's, CD's and games available. On Sunday, the deal gets even better with half price on all items. If you get a chance, go back on Monday where you can fill up a bag for only $5.
- Live with Dave Bennett
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Why Go: On Friday, Michigan clarinetist Dave Bennett brings his quartet to the Hagopian showroom to play swing, Dixieband and Benny Goodman standards. Bennett is a self-taught prodigy who has played with The Detroit Symphony, released a CD, and was a featured guest with Jim Cullum's Jazz Band. His passion not only stems in jazz and swing, but rockabilly, pop and American "Roots" music.
- Grand Reopening of the Cranbrook Art Museum
When: 9 p.m. Friday
Why Go: Cranbrook Art Museum is finally reopening, and they taking 11 days to celebrate. On Friday night, attend the Public Opening Reception and then enjoy "A Night of Music" with the Rarities, the Cupcake Collective, and Invincible.
- Veteran's Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony
When: 11 a.m. Friday
Where: Shain Park
Why Go: Friday is Veteran's Day and Piety Hill chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is honoring the area's veterans with a wreath-laying ceremony in Shain Park. Check out Patch's coverage of Veteran's Day 2010: Veteran's Day Celebration Honors Birmingham's Military Heroes.