Weekend Planner: 'Go Red for Women' Campaign Celebrates 10 Years at Birmingham Party

Catch a play at Groves High School, Roeper or the Birmingham Village Players this weekend, then celebrate the 10th anniversary of the American Heart Association's 'Go Red for Women' campaign.

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.

Benefit: Go Red for Women Premiere Party

  • When: 7-10 p.m. Friday
  • Where: The Community House
  • Cost: Free
  • Why Go: Grab your best cocktail dress and dancing shoes for a celebration of heart health, sisterhood and dancing during the Go Red for Women Premiere Party. The event, hosted by the American Heart Association, celebrates the Go Red for Women campaign's 10th anniversary and features contemporary dance lessons, survivor stories and strolling hors d'oeuvres. Fox 2 News' Roop Raj will host. Admission is free with a RSVP. To RVSP, call 248-936-5828.

Concert: Classical Brunch

  • When: Brunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Sunday; performances begin at 12:15 p.m.
  • Where: The Community House
  • Cost: $25
  • Why Go: The Community House and WRCJ's Classical Brunch series is back this November with a performance this Sunday. Featured this week is a large-scale presentation on Beethoven, including his role in violin history. Performing will be Adam Stephniewski, Carolini Coade and Robert deMiaine. For tickets, visit the Classical Brunch website.

Art: 'Pumps and Predilections'

  • When: 7-10 p.m. Friday
  • Where: Birmingham Gallery
  • Cost: Free
  • Why Go: The Birmingham Gallery presents 'Pumps and Predilections: The Recent Works of Topher Crowder' during the month of November, with an opening reception this Friday. Crowder, a Michigan artist known for his illustrations and comic expressionist works, has exhibited at galleries throughout Metro Detroit. And until the end of the year, the Birmingham Gallery will be donating 10 percent of all its framing sales to the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center.

Schools: Birmingham Public Schools open house

  • When: 2-4 p.m. Sunday
  • Where: All school buildings in the Birmingham Public Schools district, except for the Birmingham Covington School
  • Cost: Free
  • Why Go: Take a closer look at the programs and opportunities offered at Birmingham Public Schools at the annual open house, held this weekend at all school buildings except for the Birmingham Covington School (which will hold its own open house on Dec. 2). While you're there, talk to teachers and students and visit classrooms. Tuition openings are available for non-resident students.

Theater: Performances from Groves, Roeper, Village Players

Theater lovers should have plenty to keep them busy this weekend, with performances lined up from:

  • Groves High School presents Barnum at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Groves auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students. (Learn more here)
  • Roeper Upper School presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. (Learn more here)
  • Birmingham Village Players presents Sunset Boulevard at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $19 each, with a $1 processing fee for each ticket order. (Learn more here)


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