Get Out: 'Wimpy Kid' Party and a Music Marathon

From a production of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" to a one-man art show, there's something for everyone this weekend.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.

Birmingham Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.

  1. Where:
    When: March 18-20, March 25-27
    Why go: Steve Roberts directs this production of the 1969 Broadway comedy by Woody Allen, which he later directed as a movie. In this tribute to Humphrey Bogart, Allan Felix idolizes Bogey but has none of his moves. Tickets cost $16 and are available through the Village Players website.

  2. Where:
    When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
    Why go: The First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham is hosting a seven-hour music marathon with 15 performers ranging from choirs to jazz pianists to octets. The concert is free, and attendees are encouraged to bring food items to donate to Forgotten Harvest.

  3. Where:
    When: 2 p.m. Saturday
    Why go: Is your child a fan of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books? Borders is hosting a party for children ages 8 to 12 to celebrate the March 25 release of Rodrick Rules in theaters. The store will host a trivia contest, Wimpy activities and games.

  4. Where:
    When: Through Sunday
    Why Go: The Blu Arch Collection is hosting a one-man show through Sunday to celebrate the work of Michigan artist Daniel Cascardo. Cascardo is a renowned visual artist from Royal Oak who specializes in paintings, sculptures and multimedia projects. During the show, Cascardo’s work will occupy a large portion of the gallery.

  5. Where:
    When: March 18-20, 25-27
    Why go: The First Theater Guild will perform Charlie and the Chocolate Factory all weekend, with the opening show set for Friday night. Tickets cost $5 at the door.

And still you want more? Check out our family-friendly refreshed every Wednesday.

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