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Weekend Planner: Art Exhibit, Feed the Need Benefit and More

Also headling this weekend is a performance from the Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra and live music at Studio D.

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: Friday and Saturday; gallery open Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where:
  • Cost: Free
  • Why Go: The Lido Gallery will be featuring the paintings of Joyce Lieberman — a California artist originally from Michigan — through April 14. Lieberman's works, which highlight her love of flowers and vibrant colors, have been exhibited and collected across the country.

  • When: 6 p.m. Saturday
  • Where:
  • Cost: $150 per person
  • Why Go: The area nonprofit Detroit Area Chefs Feed the Need will be hosting their first benefit Saturday night at The Reserve. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, a live and silent auction, as well as special guest and emcee, Mickey Bakst of The Charleston Grill and Tribute. Guest are encouraged to RSVP at 248-731-7066.

  • When: 2-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Where: (Studio D)
  • Cost: $25 per person ($15 for members)
  • Why Go: Enjoy a chill Sunday afternoon concert at Studio D, Dempster Designs' new spot for live music, art and photography. Heidi Hepler will be on vocals, accompanied by Michele Ramo, Michael Malis and more. Coffee and some food will be served. To buy tickets, call 248-398-9999.

  • When: 3 p.m. Sunday
  • Where:
  • Cost: $22 in advance; $25 at the door
  • Why Go: The , led by conductor John Thomas Doson, returns with this concert from and about Italy. The program includes "Rossini: Sinfonia di Bologna," "Bizet: Roma," "Schubert: Overture in D major," and "Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4." To buy tickets, visit the BBSO website.

  • When: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
  • Where:
  • Why Go: Did you miss the premiere? Come see the second weekend of the Birmingham Village Players' latest performance, Lucky Stiff. A wacky and off-the-wall murder mystery written by Tony Award-winners Ahrens and Flaherty, the story revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman. Tickets to the show are $19 (with a $1 processing fee). Call the box office at 248-644-2075 and use the code word "Actors" to score this special deal. Tickets can also be purchased at www.­birmi­nghamvilla­geplayers.­com.

Looking to do something this weekend that has to do with a certain Irish holiday? Come back and visit Patch Friday for our special 5 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Birmingham.

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