Weekend Planner: Nativity Art Festival, BBSO Opening

The Farmers Market's Harvest Festival, the Banana Festival, and 'Follies' headline events.

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.

  1. When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday

    Why Go:
    The Village Players latest production, Follies, opens this weekend. With famous numbers from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s, the musical has been described as both compelling and sophisticated.

  2. When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday
    Pine Lake Country Club at 3300 Pine Lake Rd. in Orchard Lake
    Why Go:
    The Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra kicks off its season with an opening gala featuring lakefront dining followed by the concert.

  3. When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday
    Birmingham Farmers Market off North Old Woodward Avenue
    Why Go:
    Learn more about Birmingham’s agricultural heritage at the Farmers Market Harvest Festival. In addition to the area’s freshest produce, families will learn about the evolution of farming with hands-on activities for all ages. Shoppers can see and pet farm animals at the event, courtesy of Bowers School Traveling Farm.

  4. When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
    Nativity Episcopal Church at 21220 W 14 Mile Rd. in Bloomfield Township.
    Why Go: More than 40 juried artists will present their work in a gallery setting. Free admission to gallery during the day.

  5. When: 2-7:30 p.m. Saturday
    St. Paul United Methodist Church at 165 E. Square Lake Rd. in Bloomfield Township
    Why Go:
    The funky festival features a bounce house, clowns and face painting, games for all ages, a tour of a fire truck, Ban-Joes Banjo band entertainment, the Praise Band, banana splits and hotdogs. A showing of Raiders of the Lost Ark is set for 6 p.m.


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