Best Events Week of Feb. 8, 2013
B.L.A.C. Detroit's picks for hot events from Feb. 8 to Feb. 14.
Friday, Feb. 8.
- Address: 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit
- Phone: 313-833-7900
- Time: 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
- Cost: Free
Poet jessica Care moore and her crew return to the Detroit Institute of Arts for a day of hot music by fierce and fabulous women.
Saturday, Feb. 9.
- Address: 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit
- Phone: 313-963-8418
- Through Feb. 10
- Cost: Canned food item, children’s book or $1 per person per day
Motown Winter Blast features hip and cool winter events centered around Campus Martius Park. Detroit’s music scene will be on display on three stages, with more than 50 entertainment acts performing. Enjoy free ice skating in Campus Martius Park, ice scupltures and food samples from area restaurants.
Sunday, Feb. 10.
- Address: 2661 Michigan Ave., Detroit
- Phone: 313-283-7177
- Time: 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
- Cost: Free
In honor of late hip-hop producer, J. Dilla, 5e Gallery presents "Dilla Youth Day." Children can learn the art of beatmaking from well-known music producers like DJ Head, Nick Speed, Wesley Taylor and DJ Uncle Paulie.
Tuesday, Feb. 12
- Address: 350 Madison St., Detroit
- Phone: 313-887-8501
- Through Sunday, Feb. 17
- Cost: $37-$97
The musical based on music by late Nigerian singer Fela Kuti returns to Detroit for a five day celebration of Kuti and the music genre Kuti created -- Afrobeat. Shawn "Jay Z" Carter, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith present this critically acclaimed musical, which is a tale of passion, courage and love.
Wednesday, Feb. 13
- Address: 1526 Broadway St., Detroit
- Phone: 866-870-2717
- Through Sunday, March 10
- Cost: $25-$150
Have a roaring good time at this performance and see why it recently became the highest-grossing Broadway show in history.
Thursday, Feb. 14
- Address: 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit
- Phone: 248-559-2095
- Cost: $25
Watch the exclusive 2013 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films at the Detroit Film Theatre and partake in live entertainment, drinks plus appetizers.