It’s so cold in the D. As we write this, it’s what … less than 5 degrees? There’s a warm-up happening Saturday, but we’re in winter, folks. On the bright side, spring training has started down in Lakeland, Florida which means baseball here in the D is right around the corner. Stay positive, right? Well, here’s the thing. There’s also a bunch of events happening so that if you get cabin crazy, you can shake it off in short order at one of Detroit’s fine establishments. Here are our selections.

Friday – The ERERs RIFFIN in Corktown – Lead vocalist Matt ReistERER, drummer Chris FichtER, and guitarist Jaimie WintER came together to create a band reminiscent of the Arctic Monkeys, but emerged as The ERERs. Friday they’re playing their ‘LOUD and FUZZY’ show at the UFO Factory in Corktown. TART, THE ILL ITCHES, and THE VONNEGUTS will join them and the doors open at 8 p.m. $5 cover. The UFO Factory is located at 2110 Trumbull in Detroit.

Friday – Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet – Get classy and head on down to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Friday night. World-reknown conducted Leonard Slatkin will be presenting a night of Tchaikovsky, including Romeo and Juliet, the Suite from Swan Lake, and Symphony No. 3 “Polish.” There will be a preconcert “Tchaik Tchat” at 7 p.m. on Friday to hear Beth Genné, Professor of Dance at the University of Michigan, present a lecture on Tchaikovsky’s ballets. Tickets run from $15-$100.

Saturday – Juggalo Day Concert – The Juggalos descend on the Masonic Temple this weekend. The Wicked Clowns of the Insane Clown Posse will be hosting this free concert (admission is free with a donation of a canned good).

Saturday – Detroit X Detroit – 15 Detroit bands cover other Detroit bands at what should be a fun show at the Majestic. Start time is 8 p.m.Tickets are $7 and enjoy some awesome Detroit music.

This weekend and next – Discover The Dinosaurs – Look, there are 40 dinosaurs, some moving and some museum-quality replicas, to go check out. This is family fun, and beyond the exhibit there are additional activities like dino coloring, dino dig, dino theater … we think you get the point. Ticket prices vary.

Thanks for reading and see you next week!

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