TOP THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND (FEB. 9-11)Take advantage of your weekends and plan something fun for the whole family to enjoy! Explore somewhere different, take a class or enjoy a local festival. Here’s our top picks... TOP THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND (FEB. 9-11) skip to Main Content

TOP THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND (FEB. 9-11)

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Take advantage of your weekends and plan something fun for the whole family to enjoy! Explore somewhere different, take a class or enjoy a local festival. Here’s our top picks for what to do and where to go this weekend!

 

It’s a snowy weekend! Check out a local ski resort or sledding hill

 

FESTIVALS & SHOWS

TICKET GIVEAWAY: FINDING NEVERLAND
Tuesday, February 6 – Sunday, February 18
@ Fisher Theatre
Let your littles stay up past their bedtime and discover the magic behind one of the most popular children’s stories of all time – Peter Pan. We’re giving away a family 4-pack of tickets!

 

ROMEO & JULIET
Thursday, February 8 – Sunday, February 11
@ Michigan Opera Theatre
The Shakespeare tragedy of star-crossed lovers comes to life in this rich and sensual interpretation by Kenneth MacMillan.

 

BIRMINGHAM RESTAURANT WEEK
February 5 – 9
@ Birmingham Restaurants
Treat the family with discounted prices during Birmingham’s popular Restaurant Week event. Enjoy three-course lunches for $15 and three-course dinners for $30!

 

THE SCIENCE BEHIND PIXAR
Daily through March 18th
@ The Henry Ford Museum
Enjoy a unique look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters. With more than 40 interactive elements, the exhibition’s eight sections each focus on a step in the filmmaking process. Participate in fun, engaging hands-on activities, listen to firsthand accounts from members of the studios’ production teams, and even come face-to-face with re-creations of your favorite Pixar film characters, including Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode, and WALL•E!

 

PARENTS NIGHT OUT
 
PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Friday, February 9 / 6:00pm – 10:00pm
@ Livonia Family YMCA
Let the Y watch your kids while you enjoy your Friday evening.

 

KIDS NIGHT OUT
Saturday, February 10 / 6:00pm – 8:30pm
@ The Robot Garage Birmingham & Grosse Pointe

DROP YOUR CHILD OFF AND ENJOY A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN! Register to bring your kids to The Robot Garage for a Kid’s Night Out and they will LOVE that you’re leaving them behind for a night to yourself. Our amazing staff will lead LEGO and robotic activities for ages K-8.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT
Saturday, February 10 / 7:00pm – 10:00pm
@ Troy Gymnastics
Kids can tumble, jump & play while their parents are away! Shop, dine, or catch a movie while your child is supervised in a safe environment and meeting new friends!

 

FRIDAY

DROP-IN WORKSHOP: HIP HOP ART-ALBUM COVERS
Friday, February 9 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm
@ Detroit Institute of Arts
If you were a musician, what would your album art look like? What kind of songs would you write? Using a variety of art-making materials, bring your vision as a recording artist to life.

 

NORTHVILLE DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE
Friday, February 9 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm
@ Northville Community Center
You are cordially invited to Be Our Guest at our Royal Daddy Daughter Dance with Northville Parks and Recreation.  Dance the night away before the last petal drops.  Food will be provided. Ages 5-13.

 

SATURDAY

PACZKI RUN
Saturday, February 10 / 9:00am – 12:00pm
@ Downtown Hamtramck
The run before the big day, Fat Tuesday! Feel better about eating those paczki, or run the route to scout out your favorite place to purchase them. Run, cheer or just come out for the paczki!

 

CRITTERS UP CLOSE
Saturday, February 10 / 10:00am – 4:00pm
@ Ann Arbor Hands on Museum
Join us for hands-on activities and a meet and greet with critters. This month the featured critters are worms & friends, and they are ready for their close up!

 

JUNIOR NATURALISTS CLUB
Saturday, February 10 / 10:00am – 11:30am
@ Farmington Hills Nature Center
Children will go on an “Owl Prowl” and get to touch, smell, hear, taste and see many aspects of the natural world. Ages 5-11.

 

SLEDDING WITH OAC
Saturday, February 10 / 10:00am – 3:00pm
@ Outdoor Adventure Center
Challenge your family and friends to a sled race or see who can go the farthest. They will have a limited number of sleds on hand for guests to borrow. Weather permitting. Dress accordingly.

 

THE HIP HOP ARCHITECTURE CAMP
Saturday, February 10 / 10:00am – 4:00pm
@ MOCAD, Detroit
This is an intensive experience, designed to introduce under represented youth to architecture, urban planning, creative place making and economic development through the lens of hip hop culture.

 

LITTLE HIGH FLYERS’ ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Saturday, February 10 / 10:00am – 6:00pm
@ Little High Flyers, Detroit
Come celebrate one year of our favorite downtown kids’ store being open! Enjoy cupcakes, bubbles, photos with kid photographer, Diana Liang, discounts and more all day!

 

PRINCESS PARTY
Saturday, February 10 / 11:00am – 12:00pm
@ Farmington Community Library
Come down under the sea with us. Enjoy music, movement and a photo op with Ariel. Ages 3+.

 

THE BIRDS & THE BEES
Saturday, February 10 / 11:00am – 3:00pm
@ Belle Isle Nature Center
This annual family-friendly event themed around Valentine’s Day features keeper talks at the beehive and bird observation window, heart-themed treats, kiddie crafts and entertainment.

 

VALENTINE’S DIY COOKIE PARTY
Saturday, February 10 / 11:00am – 1:00pm
@ Avalon Biscuit Bar, Detroit
Bring the kids and enjoy 2 free heart shortbread cookies to decorate per guest, plus DIY gift boxes, fun for all ages.

 

FERNDALE GAME DAY
Saturday, February 10 / 1:00pm – 6:00pm
@ Ferndale Public Library
Come learn new games and play old favorites – Come alone or bring others – No experience required. All ages welcome Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

 

FAMILY ACTIVITY SERIES
Saturday, February 10 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm
@ Charles H Wright Museum
Enjoy The Wright Museum with this FREE Saturday activity series for the whole family. Whether art, music, dance, acting, or more, you and your children are sure to have a great time!

 

DILLA YOUTH DAY
Saturday, February 10 / 1:00pm – 8:00pm
@ Charles H Wright Museum
Celebrate the life and legacy of the African American musical producer J. Dilla who was integral in creating Neo-Soul and revolutionized the sound of 90’s Hip Hop. Explore S.T.E.A.M. subjects while discovering the dynamic world of hip hop through hands-on activities. Learn to how to lay down a track, write your own rhymes, and much more in this music filled, youth-focused day!

 

ENGLISH GARDENS CRAFT DAY
Saturday, February 10 / 2:30pm – 3:30pm
@ Royal Oak, Clinton Township, Dearborn Heights, West Bloomfield & Eastpointe
Create a Valentine’s Day-inspired bird treat. All materials and inspiration will be provided. Adult helper must attend with child. Advance registration required.

 

FEBRUARY FLICKS – BEAUTY & THE BEAST
Saturday, February 10 / 4:00pm – 6:00pm
@ Beacon Park, Detroit
Enjoy a free movie experience on the big screen inside the heated tent in the middle of Beacon Park! Bring your own chair or blanket and cozy up with family and friends. Popcorn, food, and drinks available for purchase. Watch Emma Watson in Beauty & the Beast and Sing-Along.

 

CUBS’ CHOICE DANCE
Saturday, February 10 / 5:30pm – 8:30pm
@ Detroit Zoo
On behalf of the animals and their offspring at the Detroit Zoo, you and your “cub” are cordially invited to a fun night of dancing and memory making! Wear your dancin’ shoes because our DJ will have everyone hopping, jumping and leaping on the dance floor!

 

YOUTH BASEBALL CLINIC
Saturday, February 10 / 3:30pm – 5:00pm
@ Boll Family YMCA
Let your little ones start swinging, as they participate in the Youth Baseball Clinic at the Boll Family YMCA. Ages: 10U, 11U & 12U

 

SUNDAY

PRINCESS BRUNCH
Sunday, February 11 / 11:00am – 4:00pm
@ Prestige Hall, Allen Park
Spend an enchanted day with your children, filled with magic as they interact and dine with their favorite Princesses.

 

AFTERNOON TEA WITH PRINCESS BELLE
Sunday, February 11 / 12:00pm – 1:30pm
@ The Townsend, Birmingham
Princess “Belle” Belle is a beauty in her crown of gleaming gold will join the Children’s Princess Teas, which are interactive for the First 45 Minutes with Singing and Dancing, with food to follow….And Yes, Boys and Men love to Attend.

 

FREE SECOND SUNDAY

Sunday, February 11 / 1:00pm – 5:00pm

@ Charles H Wright Museum

Bring your family and friends to experience the wonder of The Wright Museum with free admission every second Sunday of the month courtesy of the DTE Energy Foundation! Enjoy the many exhibitions on display as well as engaging programming for the entire family.

 

VALENTINE’S DAY GINGERBREAD HOUSES
Sunday, February 11 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm
@ Wolcott Hill Metropark
Create your own sweet treat this Valentine’s Day! You will be provided with a gingerbread house and all the edible decorations to inspire your creativity. Watch a movie while you decorate.

 

For MORE EVENTS happening this weekend, please check out our full EVENT CALENDAR!

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About Kerry Doman

Kerry Doman is the founder and CEO of LittleGuide Detroit and After 5 Detroit. She has lived downtown Detroit for 10+ years and still calls the city home with her husband and son. As a relatively new mom, she’s excited to explore downtown with her family and hopes you’ll enjoy doing the same!

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