We’re in the final weekend of February, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. With unseasonably warm weather, it might be time to find the fun in the city. It is also the final weekend before Lent starts, so for those of you giving up drinking we’ve got a few fun events for you.
Sweat the Details at The Whiskey Disco – Detroit
There is a $5 coverer and it is 21 and over. Hours: 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.
The Whiskey Disco is located at 2 John R Detroit, Michigan 48226
Mardi Gras en Rouge Masquerade Gala – Detroit
Earlier this week we brought you a story about this fun Mardi Gras gala. You can find out all of the details on that post.
Here’s what you need to know. The attire is semi-formal so be sure to come dressed to impress, don’t forget to add a splash of rouge. Also masquerade masks are mandatory.
There will be performances by Lushes LaMoan, Gabriel Brass Band, Caribbean Mardi Gras dancers, and DJ Skeez.
Bring extra money because there will be a live and silent auction during the event.
You can pick up tickets online for $50 until 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24. (You can also purchase VIP tickets for $100. VIP gets you food, two drink tickets, reserved seating, table service, and a Mardi Gras Swag Bag.)
Tickets at the door are $60.
Hours: 8:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
The Tangent Gallery & Hastings Street Ballroom is located at 715 E. Milwaukee Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48202
Global Fridays: Sinkane – Dearborn
If you’re in the mood for some live music I suggest heading to the Arab American National Museum on Friday night. Global Fridays is a concert series that is the sister event to the Concert of Colors festival.
The funk/rock group Sinkane will be performing this Friday at 8:00 p.m. The band is made up of Ahmed Abdullahi Gallab, Jaytram, Ish Montgomery, Jonny Lam, Elenna Canlas and Amanda Khiri. Gallab is from Sudan, and his music has influences from East and West Africa.
There will be a youth workshop with Gallab that starts at 6:30 p.m. He will be speaking about art and identity.
Tickets for Global Fridays are $15 for the general public and $10 for AANM Members. You can purchase them in advance here.
Macdeath A New Musical Comedy – Hamtramck
If you enjoy Shakespeare’s Scottish play you might enjoy checking out this musical adaptation at The Planet Ant.
The adaptation is set in a post apocalyptic dystopian future and was written by Mikey Brown and Shawn Handlon from Planet Ant. (Off topic but if you watched Detroiters this week you might notice Handlon since he makes a cameo.)
Tickets are $20 per person, but during opening weekend they are half off. I suggest buying them online, the shows at Planet Ant always sell out.
The show opens Friday, February 24 and runs through March 18. If you go on Friday night there will be a free opening night party after the show. I hear that the party is going to be catered by Polish Village Cafe.
The show starts at 8:00 p.m. The Planet Ant is located at 2357 Caniff Street Hamtramck, Michigan 48212
P.S. There is also a fun event happening across the street at The Ant Hall. If you like Nicolas Cage this event is for you. Here’s the event to find out all the details.
Scarab Club Mardi Gras Masquerade – Detroit
Yes, there are two Mardi Gras Masquerades this weekend. This one is at The Scarab Club and will be on Saturday, February 25.
This party will take over the historic art house that is the Scarab Club with live music by The Aston Neighborhood Social Club Band. There will be cirque performers from Blue Crow Talent showing off their talents.
The menu sounds really good. There will be plenty of creole food to try out. There will also be an open bar.
If you’re in need of a mask for the masquerade you can pick one up at the Peacock Room pop up that will be at the Scarab Club for the evening. There will be accessories and masks for purchase.
You can buy tickets in advance for $45.00. ($40 for Scarab Club Members.) Tickets at the door will be $55.00. The party starts at 8:00 p.m and goes until 12:00 a.m.
The Scarab Club is located at 217 Farnsworth Street Detroit, Michigan 48202