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Top things to do with KIDS this weekend: January 17-19

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Whether you have a free Saturday morning or a full weekend of festivities to plan – if you’re looking for fun things to do with your kids in Metro Detroit this weekend, LittleGuide Detroit has you covered! 

 

ALL WEEKEND

2020 FIRE & ICE FESTIVAL

January 17 – January 19

@ Downtown Rochester

Enjoy the ice sculptures along Main Street, tube sledding hill, ice skating rink, dog sled rides, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, fireworks, food trucks and tent and so much more!

 

DROP-IN WORKSHOP: ADINKRA CLOTH

January 17 – January 19

@ Detroit Institute Of Arts Artmaking Studio, Detroit

Adinkra cloth is a hand-printed fabric made in Ghana in West Africa. Learn more about this art form and create a small banner using cloth and handmade adinkra stamps.

 

ROBOLIGHTS

January 17  – January 19

@ Museum Of Contemporary Art, Detroit

In Robolights Detroit, visitors are invited to wander along pathways inside of a dazzling carnival filled with sculptures of towering robots, dinosaurs, alien spacecraft, and fantastical creatures from the future, all painted in a wondrous array of vivid colors and wrapped up in thousands of lights.

 

BIRMINGHAM VILLAGE PLAYERS PRESENTS “THE MIRACLE WORKER”

January 17 – January 19

@ The Village Players, Birmingham

“The Miracle Worker” is the powerful yet poignant story of Annie Sullivan, the idealistic and headstrong woman who would become the mentor and teacher to a young Helen Keller, a child struck deaf and blind by an illness in her infancy.

 

 

BIRMINGHAM VILLAGE PLAYERS PRESENTS “THE MIRACLE WORKER”

January 17 – January 19

@ The Village Players, Birmingham

“The Miracle Worker” is the powerful yet poignant story of Annie Sullivan, the idealistic and headstrong woman who would become the mentor and teacher to a young Helen Keller, a child struck deaf and blind by an illness in her infancy.

 

A CHORUS LINE

January 17 – January 18

@ Starlight Theater, Waterford

A classic Broadway musical that touches on the experiences of the unsung heroes of musical theater: the chorus line.

 

HAYRIDE/SLEIGH RIDES

January 18 – January 19

@ Kensington Metropark Farm Center, Milford

Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride or sleigh ride (weather permitting) through the wooded trails around the Farm Center.

 

ARTISTIC DEMONSTRATION: WEAVING WITH MICHAEL DAITCH

January 18 – January 19

@ Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit

Visitors will have to opportunity to see Michael at work at his loom, ask him questions about the process, and some visitors may even be able to weave a few threads.

 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST LIVE ON STAGE

January 18 – January 19

@ Northville Marquis Theatre, Northville

The story of a young girl who meets a friendly Beast and their ensuing friendship.

 

WINTER PARK

January 18 – January 19

@ Charles L. Bowers School Farm, Bloomfield Hills

Come hang out in our heated Farm Activity Building or ice skate under the lights. Sledding hill open weather permitting.

 

 

 

FRIDAY

ABRAKADOODLE: DOODLERS

Friday, January 17 / 9:30am – 11:30am

@  Community House, Birmingham

Touch it, Smell it, Hear it, See it, Taste it!  Make art through sensory exploration to experience the world through not only what you see but what you feel, taste, and hear too!

 

KNEE-HIGH NATURALISTS FOR AGES 2-4

Friday,  January 17 / 10:00am – 11:30am

@ Stage Nature Center, Troy

Children with a free adult partner, can attend one or more of our monthly programs. Each session includes a nature story, hike, activities, craft and a snack.

 

JUST FOR YOUNGER KIDS STORYTIME TASTING: CHICKEN SOUP AND RICE

Friday, January 17  / 10:30am – 11:00am

@ Zingerman’s Deli, Ann Arbor

We’ll be reading Chicken Soup with Rice by Maurice Sendak and then tasting chicken soup and rice! The best part for us is that we’ll be teaching your kids to taste the food like an expert – using the 5 steps to tasting great food.

 

TROY GYMNASTICS PRE-K OPEN GYM

Friday, January 17  / 12:00pm – 4:00pm / 4:30pm – 7:30pm

@ Troy Gymnastics Center, Troy

Kids 12 months through 5 years are invited to come tumble around for a few hours.  If it’s your first time going, it’s absolutely free!

 

DETROIT CITY CHESS CLUB OPEN PLAY

Friday, January 17  / 4:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Detroit Institute Of Arts, Detroit

Join the Detroit City Chess Club in their regular Friday meet-ups in Prentis Court. Watch as these young players hone their craft or even sit down to test your own skills.

 

AMERICAN GIRL PARTY

Friday, January 17  / 6:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Northville Community Center, Northville

Dress in your favorite pajamas and come delight in a night with your friends and favorite “girl”. Enjoy pizza, drinks, snacks and mingling at this fun event!

 

OUTSIDE-IN EVENT

Friday, January 17 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm

@ William Costick Acitivies Center, Farmington Hills

Join us for a night where we bring the OUTSIDE IN! We’ll have a picnic style dinner of deli sandwiches and dirt pudding. Participants can learn how to fish, shoot archery, snowshoe, and canoe/kayak. We’ll even enjoy an animal show!

 

KID’S NIGHT OUT

Friday, January 17 / 6:00pm -10:00pm

@  Jack E. Kirksey Recreation Center, Livonia

Parents, enjoy a night to yourselves while we provide food and entertainment for your kids. Your kids will have a blast in the leisure pool, rock climbing, eating pizza and pop, playing games and watching a movie.

 

FREE PUBLIC PLANETARIUM SHOW

Friday, January 17 / 7:00pm – 9:30pm

@ Wayne State University Planetarium, Detroit

The Wayne State Planetarium presents public planetarium shows on a regular basis. Our public shows are presented at 7 PM and 8:30 pm on most Friday evenings throughout the semester.

 

USA HOCKEY HOME GAME: $5 NIGHT

Friday, January 17 / 7:00pm – 10:00pm

@ USA Hockey Arena, Plymouth

Watch future Olympians take the ice at USA Hockey Arena! Don’t miss out on the $5 select seating, photo station, multiple prizes and family fun!

 

DETROIT RED WINGS HOME GAME

Friday, January 17 / 7:30pm

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Come watch the Detroit Red Wings take on the Pittsburgh Penguins!

 

FLIPPED OUT FRIDAY

Friday, January 17 / 8:00pm – 10:00pm

@ Extreme Gymnastics USA, Warren

Need a couple hours free of the kids? Drop them off for a Friday night open gym like no other! Send them with a few dollars extra and we will feed them too!

 

 

SATURDAY

PRE-BALLET DROP-IN

Saturday, January 18 / 9:45am – 10:45am

@ Lil Dumplins, Detroit

3.5 – 5 year old’s “Pre-Ballet” class introduces basic vocabulary, positions, concepts and rhythms of ballet.

 

LITTLE CRITTERS NATURE HOUR: WINTER ANIMALS

Saturday, January 18 / 10:00am – 11:00am

@ Kensington Metropark Nature Center, Milford

The Little Critters Nature Hour series presents a new nature program every month geared towards young children and their families. Children will work as a group to create a winter scene with animals that call Kensington Metropark their home.

 

KIDS COOKING CLASS

Saturday, January 11 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

@ Grosse Pointe War Memorial, Grosse Pointe Farms

Chef Pam Gustairs will take students through knife skills, kitchen safety, common kitchen tools, how to read a recipe, how to measure ingredients, cooking and baking techniques, and how to prepare the take home recipes provided each class.

 

OPEN GYM

Saturday, January 18 / 10:00am – 2:00pm

@ Ganbaru Detroit Ninja Gym, Detroit

Every Saturday adults and kids alike can learn how to leap, jump, and fly through our obstacle course and training apparatus.

 

OUTDOOR SURVIVAL CAMP FOR KIDS

Saturday, January 18 / 10:ooam – 2:00pm

@ Oakwoods Metropark Nature Center, New Boston

Dress for the weather and be ready to test your skills against whatever Mother Nature throws at us. Shelter building, fire starting, and many more topics will be covered during this fun, hands-on camp.

 

WILD WINTER

Saturday, January 18 / 10:00am – 2:00pm

@ Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

Bundle up for a “wild” visit to the wintery acres of the Detroit Zoo! Enjoy a scavenger hunt, craft, educational activities, storytelling, zookeeper talks and feedings.

 

MAKE SOMETHING: SATURDAYS

Saturday, January 18 / 10:00am – 4:00pm

@ Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Motivate your kids to be the next great inventors or entrepreneurs with stories of past and present-day changemakers at this weekly program in Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Explore the innovations — big and small — that make the world what it is today, and learn by doing with hands-on, minds-on activities designed for youth ages 8-12.

 

FREE ADMISSION SATURDAYS

Saturday, January 18 / 10:00am – 5:00pm

@ Flint Institute Of Arts, Flint

Huntington celebrates the Flint Institute of Arts by providing everyone access free of charge every Saturday.

 

LIFE UNDER THE SNOW

Saturday, January 18 / 10:30am – 11:30am

@ Wint Nature Center, Clarkston

Discover the adaptations that help animals endure the cold and snowy season, then take a winter walk and enjoy a small snack.

 

HELPING BIRD THROUGH WINTER

Saturday, January 18 / 11:00am – 12:00pm

@ Sterling Heights Nature Center, Sterling Heights

Bob Gors from Wild Birds Unlimited of Macomb will tell us how we can help the birds through Michigan’s unpredictable winters. After the program, kids of all ages will enjoy making a pine cone bird feeder made from bark butter and bird seed.

 

SATURDAY WORKING/PUMPING MAMA GROUP

Saturday, January 18 / 11:30am – 1:00pm

@ Detroit Mama Hub, Detroit

This class offers support for moms that have returned (or are preparing to return) to work. Discuss challenges and solutions to work/life balance.

 

DROP-IN NINJA 

Saturday, January 18 / 1:00pm – 2:00pm

@ Troy Gymnastics, Troy

Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday Troy Gymnastics offers ninja classes for ages 5 years – 23 years!

 

DROP-IN TUMBLING

Saturday, January 18 / 1:00pm – 2:00pm

@ Troy Gymnastics, Troy

Every Saturday Troy Gymnastics offers Drop-In tumbling for ages 5 years and up. Participants do not need to be enrolled in a tumbling class to participate.

 

MYTHICAL FOREST BEASTS

Saturday, January 18 / 1:00pm – 2:00pm

@ Kensington Metropark Nature Center, Milford

Generations of Native Americans, loggers, and hunters have built up a vast lore regarding mythical animals and others.  Join us to examine some of the chilling sighting and explore if these creatures can exist for real!

 

PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE FOR PARENTS OF INCOMING PRESCHOOLERS

Saturday, January 18 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

@ Commerce Township Community Library, Commerce Township

Representatives from local preschools will be on hand to provide a one-stop shopping experience and to help you decide which preschool is the best fit for your child. Light refreshments provided.

 

CELEBRATE CHINESE CULTURE

Saturday, January 18 / 2:00pm – 4:00pm

@ MSU Tollgate Farm Children’s Garden, Novi

Come enjoy a family celebration of Chinese culture at MSU Tollgate Farm. Includes crafts, storytimes, hikes, and more. Create your own special blend of tea, while supplies last!

 

PARENTS NIGHT OUT

Saturday, January 18 / 5:30pm – 9:30pm

@ Mega Fun And Fitness, Novi

Drop your kids off at MEGA while you go out on the town! We’ll have Gym Play, Pizza, Dancing, Crafts, Games, and a Movie Room! (Ages 5+) Members and Non-members welcome.

 

KIDS NIGHT OUT

Saturday, January 18 / 5:30pm – 10:30pm

@ Franklin Athletic Club, Southfield

Don’t let the cold weather keep you from going out! We want to invite all kids to join us for a night full of fun games and swimming!

 

OWL PROWL-MEET A LIVE OWL

Saturday, January 18 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Stage Nature Center, Troy

Join us as we immerse ourselves into the nighttime world of the owl and discover what makes them so unique. We will meet one of our resident owls up close and personal. We will take a hike to listen for owl calls and warm back up with some hot cocoa!

 

KID’S NIGHT OUT

Saturday, January 18 / 6:00pm – 8:30pm

@ The Robot Garage, Birmingham

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.

 

WARRIOR TRAINING KIDS NIGHT OUT

Saturday, January 18 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Stars & Stripes Kids Activity Center, Clarkston

We’ll work on exercises to test endurance, balance, and flexibility using the warrior equipment and stations! Then tackle our very own obstacle course and test how fast we can complete the tasks given! A pizza dinner is provided for all Warriors.

 

GYMTACTICS OPEN GYM

Saturday, January 18 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Gymtactics, Highland

Saturday Night Open Gym (Ages 6+) is an open play time for our older athletes. Come explore, flip, jump, and play!

 

SUPER SATURDAYS

Saturday, January 18 / 6:00pm – 10:00pm

@ Hunts Gymnastics Academy, Clinton Township

One special Saturday a month, for ages 4 and older, we offer a “super-sized” open gym – not 2 but FOUR hours of gym fun!  Parents are encouraged to drop the kids off and enjoy a child-free evening while we entertain your child in a total FUN zone!

 

GLOW SKATE

Saturday, January 18 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Garden City Ice Arena, Garden City

Glow skate is offered every Saturday night! Admission includes a complimentary glow necklace.

 

USA HOCKEY HOME GAME – NICKOLODEON NIGHT

Saturday, January 18 / 7:00pm – 10:00pm

@ USA Hockey Arena, Plymouth

Come join us for our inaugural Nickelodeon Night at USA Hockey Arena and check out our Spongebob Squarepants specialty themed jerseys.

 

DETROIT RED WINGS HOME GAME

Saturday, January 18 / 7:00pm – 11:00pm

@ Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Grab the family and grab some tickets to cheer on the Detroit Red Wings!

 

 

 

SUNDAY

TROY GYMNASTICS ALL AGES OPEN GYM

Sunday, January 19 / 9:00am – 12:00pm / 6:00pm – 9:00pm

@ Troy Gymnastics, Troy

Come on out to Troy Gymnastics for open gym! Kids 12 months through 23 years are invited to come tumble around for a few hours. If it’s your first time going, it’s absolutely free!

 

DISNEY’S THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG

Sunday, January 19 / 10:00am – 12:30pm

@ Berman Center For The Performing Arts, Bloomfield Township

Meet Princess Tiana, top your own Beignet for a snack, and have fun making crafts. Then, grab your seat in the theatre and enjoy Disney’s The Princess and the Frog on the big screen.

 

HOCKEYTOWN WINTERFEST

Sunday, January 19 / 11:00am – 4:00pm

@ Little Ceasars Arena, Detroit

Join us at Little Caesars Arena for the second annual Hockeytown Winterfest, presented by Coca-Cola and Meijer, to enjoy family fun and exciting indoor/outdoor activities in a unique setting. The Hockeytown Winterfest is free, open to the public and accessible for fans of all ages. Activities include skating on Arena ice, interactive games, inflatables, face painting, marshmallow roasting, ice carving demonstrations and First Responders Zone.

 

MICHIGAN POLISH WINTER CELEBRATION

Sunday, January 19 / 11:00am – 6:00pm

@ Ford Performing Arts Center, Dearborn

This one-day event will feature delicious food from 8 incredible Polish food vendors, live and deejayed Polish and American music, cold Polish and domestic beer, authentic Polish dancers, an expansive shopping bazaar, kids’ activities and more. At this time, only General Admission tickets remain and will likely sell out ahead of time. Please purchase your tickets in advance.

 

CRITTER MEET AND GREET

Sunday, January 19 / 12:00pm – 1:30pm

@ Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, Rochester Hills

You’ll have the chance to learn, interact with, hold, and feed several animals from wall-clinging geckos to gigantic hissing insects. Even our resident snake scarf will be in attendance warming up participant’s necks.

 

CHICKADEE CHOWDOWN

Sunday, January 19 / 1:00pm – 2:00pm

@ Kensington Metropark Nature Center, Milford

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience you can have no place else. Watch as a variety of winter songbirds will eagerly fly to your hand for seeds, and enjoy a guided hike.

 

SNOWFLAKE SCUFFLE

Sunday, January 19 / 2:00pm

@ Lake Erie Marshlands Museum, Brownstown

Join us as for a head-to-head competition using your own snowsnake or by borrowing one of ours. Weather dependent – must have sufficient snow to race.

 

UNITED WE WALK

Sunday, January 19 / 2:00pm – 3:00pm

@ West Bloomfield High School, West Bloomfield

To celebrate annually the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by embracing the continuing influence and impact of Dr. King’s dream of creating a beloved community that values diversity, promotes unity, and underscores the worth of every person.

 

JAPANESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Sunday, January 19 / 2:00pm – 4:00pm

@ Novi Public Library, Novi

Celebrate the New Year Japanese style. Kakizome, Storytime, Calligraphy, Rakugo and more!

 

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Sunday, January 19 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm

@ The Village Theatre At Cherry Hill, Canton

Enjoy this live adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic story. Watch as Alice chases the rabbit through his borough and discovers a wonderland!

 

 

 

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

 

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About Mary Furgason

Mary Furgason is a fitness instructor and writer on LittleGuide Detroit. She lives in western Oakland County with her husband and four kids. Mom of kids in pre-school through high school she knows the ins and outs of motherhood and the best things to do with kids of all ages.

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