Compiled by Kevin O’Neil | Arts & Entertainment Editor
Graphic by Matthew Armstrong | Poduction Assistant
HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
Planet Ant Hall
2357 Caniff St.
Now until Feb. 29
Wednesday – Friday & Sunday
GA $40; Juniors (under 30) $25; Seniors (65+) $30; Saturday GA $47.50; Juniors (under 30) $32.50; Seniors (65+) $37.50
Prepare to raise your hands and bust your gut for the most groundbreaking and genderbending rock musical, ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch.’ Follow the internationally ignored songster, Hedwig Schmidt, as she leads her band ‘The Angry Inch’ through an inspirational story of someone who got an inch when they feel they deserve a mile.
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY | BROADWAY IN DETROIT
3011 W Grand Blvd.
Now until March 1
Please visit website for showtimes Golden Tickets start at $29 Roald Dahl’s famous tale has found itself in Detroit! The musical is a tasty aural concoction made from songs both classic (such as “The Candy Man,” and “Pure Imagination”) and new (from the songwriters of “hairspray”). It retells the undying story of Charlie Bucket, who is one of the lucky few to be ushered into Willy Wonka’s mystical chocolate factory. Visit broadwayindetroit.com for more info.
HAYLEY KIYOKO | I’M TOO SENSITIVE FOR THIS X TOUR
2115 Woodward Ave.
Since her 2015 debut, the outstanding Hayley Kiyoko has collected hundreds of millions of streams and YouTube views, with over 1 million YouTube Subscribers. She’s taken her talents to Coachella, supported Panic! At The Disco, and has recently been awarded the Rising Star Award. She’s currently on tour for her latest album “I’m Too Sensitive for This Sh*t.”
NATURE AT NIGHT
Belle Isle Nature Center
176 Lakeside Dr.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Come along to Nature at Night, a celebration of animals native to Belle Isle who become more active after dark. These free, family-friendly affairs at the Belle Isle Nature Center boast guided activities and walks while you learn about the nightlife of Belle Isle. Make sure to listen for owls.
1 Washington Blvd.
Feb. 28 to March 1
GA $20, children 6-12 $7, children 5 & under admitted free
Championship Auto Shows brings the largest custom car show series to Detroit, honoring America’s fidelity to the automobile. While hot rods are the things really driving the show, they’ve expanded in recent years to include Manufacturers displays. Excellent for those who own, or dream to own otherworldly vehicles of this day and the next.
MOTOR CITY TATTOO EXPO
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Renaissance Dr. W.
Feb. 28 to March 1
Friday noon to 11 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. & Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
$20-$45 at the door
Ever the crowd-catcher, the Motor City Tattoo Expo is once again collecting the very best artists, entertainers, vendors and enthusiasts to celebrate the event’s legacy. With over 300 artists covering a colorful array of both old school and new school tattoo styles, it’s undeniable that the Motor City Tattoo Expo will leave a mark on everyone.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH: GROWING
Where We’re Planted
Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Ave.
Noon to 5 p.m.
FREE for Detroit-area residents; Admission: Adults $10, Seniors, Students, Active Military & First Responders $8, Children ages 6-17 $6
The Detroit Historical Museum paints the story of the resistance and moil in the Black community using colors from the urban agriculture movement. From the agrarian South to the industrial North, Black Americans used gardens to remember and preserve. Be a part of this legacy’s celebration with art, a marketplace, activities, a panel discussion and more.
LEAP YEAR CELEBRATION
Frankenmuth Rink at Campus Martius
800 Woodward Ave.
5 to 9 p.m.
FREE for those born on 2/29; Adults $10, Child (12 & under) $8, Seniors (59 & Older) $8, Skate Rental $5
Why don’t you celebrate Leap Day with your loved ones to the reputable Frankenmuth Rink? The evening is complete with a live DJ and Rinkside bar, you’ll be able to make the most of 2020s bonus day.
DETROIT RED WINGS VS. COLORADO AVALANCHE
Little Caesars Arena
2645 Woodward Ave.
Tickets start at $23
Come on down to Hockeytown and watch the Detroit Red Wings take on the Colorado Avalanche!
THE NAKED MAGICIANS | BROADWAY IN DETROIT
Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
350 Madison St.
March 6 – 7
Friday 7 p.m.; Saturday 7 p.m. & 10 p.m.
All things are bare and nothing goes unseen in this show. Showed in over 200 cities worldwide, The Naked Magicians is irrefutably one of the Earth’s most beloved naughty magic shows. 18+ only. Includes coarse language, sexual references and male nudity.
MIDDLEDITCH & SCHWARTZ
The Masonic Temple
500 Temple St.
$39.95 – $69.95
Coming to Detroit is Middleditch & Schwartz, a dynamic comedic duo with an unusual theme; every single comedy show that they are performing is completely improvised. From the setting, characters and storylines – everything is off the cuff. So don’t you waste any more time and go see this one-of-a-kind gig before it goes!
TAREK YAMANI TRIO
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater
911 N. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, Mich.
8 to 10 p.m.
$35 – $50
Tarek Yamani has now dedicated himself to unearthing the intertwining relationships between African-American Jazz and classical Arabic music. Now, as a current film scorer and educator, he makes his University Musical Society debut in the D.
THIRD ANNUAL SPREAD GOODNESS DAY
2900 E. Grand Blvd.
All day Free
Spread Goodness Day is an international, interpersonal day of human kindness.