1. On Saturday, Detroit Tigers players and coaches return to Comerica Park to take part in the 17th annual TigerFest. TigerFest will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost of admission, which includes all TigerFest attractions, is $18 for adults and $5 for kids 12-and-under. For more information, visit the event’s website.
2. On Friday, legendary Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant and Band of Joy perform at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor. This will be the first tour on these shores by Plant since the release of his latest album, “Band of Joy,” which Rolling Stone magazine in its four-star review called “sweet, elegant folk that still swings like Satan’s barn door.” For more information, visit the event’s website.
3. On Friday and Saturday, “RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles” performs at the Fox Theatre. RAIN covers the Fab Four from their very first Ed Sullivan Show appearance through the Abbey Road album, through the psychedelic late 60s and their long-haired hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days. RAIN is a multi-media, multi-dimensional experience … a fusion of historical footage and hilarious television commercials from the 1960s lights up video screens and live cameras zoom in for close-ups. For more information, visit the event’s website.
4. All weekend, Shen Yun Performing Arts brings to life classical Chinese dance and music in a colorful and exhilarating show at the Detroit Opera House. Costumed dancers move in stunning synchronized patterns and thunderous drums shake the stage. Groundbreaking music combines the mystery of the East with the best of the West. For more information, visit the event’s website.
5. All weekend, take in the 23rd North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center during its last weekend. The Detroit auto show is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, people and ideas that matter most — up close and in one place. For more information, visit the event’s website.
6. On Saturday, Exposure.Detroit’s exhibit “Woodward Avenue: Mile by Mile” features 52 photographs covering the entire 26 miles of Woodward Avenue at the Bean and Leaf Café in Royal Oak. The exhibit will remain on display until Feb. 25. For more information, visit the event’s website.
7. All weekend, “Fakes, Forgeries and Mysteries,” a new exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts, highlights some of the mistakes and other discoveries made through the years regarding artist attribution, authenticity and value of works in the DIA’s collection. The display includes 60 paintings from the DIA and a lab with hands-on activities and opportunities for discovery. For more information, visit the event’s website.
8. All weekend, the exhibition “An Intuitive Eye: André Kertész Photographs” at the Detroit Institute of Arts surveys Kertész’s career with nearly 100 photographs taken in Hungary, Paris and New York, many of which are drawn from the DIA’s permanent collection. For more information, visit the venue’s website.
9. All weekend, “The Test: Tuskegee Airmen Project” exhibit details the first African American aviators in the U.S. Military in combat in World War II, who were part of an effort by the War Department to determine if African Americans had the capabilities to be effective combat aviators. For more information, visit the event’s website.
10. All weekend, witness extinct animals and environments of the Golden Age of Dinosaurs at “World of Dinosaurs: Land, Sea and Air” at the Cranbrook Institute of Science. Dinosaur-lovers are going to be amazed at this exhibit — 6,000 square feet of one of the largest ever installations in Michigan of dinosaur fossils and fossil casts. See the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Archelon, the world’s largest turtles and overhead, lots of Pterosaurs. Activities include a dig and an opportunity to prep real dinosaur bones from the rock. For more information, visit the venue’s website.