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Weekend Planner: 'She Loves Me,' Blackthorn Concert

Also headlining this weekend is the Quilters Tea and Turning, classical brunch at The Community House and an '80s-themed 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.

  1. When: 7 p.m. Saturday
    Where:
    Why Go: Bring out your favorite gear from the 1980s for a good cause this weekend at the St. Regis "Living on a Prayer" auction. The evening will include dinner, dancing, an open bar (wine and beer only) and live entertainment by Good Gravy. All evening, bid on a variety of items in live and silent auctions, with the proceeds going toward the St. Regis Parish.
  2. When: 11:45 a.m. Saturday
    Where:
    Why Go: Come out to enjoy fine music and good food with The Community House's Classical Brunch program, co-sponsored by WRCJ 90.9 FM. Brunch begins at 11:45 a.m., followed by a performance at 12:30 p.m. by Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy on violin, Yizhak Schotten on viola, Una Fionnula O'Riordan on cello and Katherine Collier on piano.
  3. When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
    Where:
    Why Go: Mark your calendars to see the highly acclaimed and ever-popular Blackthorn, the Great Lakes-based Celtic band, with 's own Richard McMullan, world language department head. Blackthorn will delight and entertain you with an evening of Irish, bluegrass, American folk and other music. Tickets are $20 per person and benefit the class of 2012's All-Night Party.

  4. When:
    1 p.m. Sunday
    Where:
    Why Go: Calling all serious quilters! The Birmingham Historical Museum will be hosting a special event Sunday where quilters can check out the museum's collection of historic quilts firsthand. Plus, quilt expert from the Michigan State Museum, Beth Donaldson, will be on hand to answer questions about attendees' quilts. 

  5. When:
    8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
    Where: (400 Lone Pine Rd. in Bloomfield Hills)
    Why Go:
    The St. Dunstan Theatre Guild of Cranbrook presents She Loves Me, opening this weekend in Bloomfield Hills. She Loves Me is a quirky, family-friendly comedy based on the film Shop Around the Corner (itself the inspiration of the hit film You've Got Mail). Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and students.

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