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Metro Detroit Weekend Events 2015

Weekend events and fun things to do for families in Oakland County, Metro Detroit and SE Michigan. 

Metro Detroit Weekend Events Calendar for January 30, January 31 and February 1, 2015…

There are plenty of fun things to do in and around Metro Detroit this weekend. This list will try to highlight some of the Metro Detroit weekend events – big and small – for kids and families. I’m going to be using this article to post events and activities that are either free, or at least family affordable.

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BigRockChophouseRestaurantFriday, January 30, 2015 (all day)
Birmingham MI Weekend Event – Birmingham Restaurant Week 2015
Participating Birmingham Restaurants
Pricing for Birmingham Restaurant Week remains consistent with previous years; three-course lunches for $15 and three-course dinners for $30 (excludes beverages, tax, and gratuity). The culinary extravaganza offers restaurant-goers delicacies from the area’s top chefs, who create special and unique menu items specifically for the event. Brand new this year, a ‘Frequent Diner’ incentive offers patrons an opportunity to enter a raffle every time they dine. See participating restaurants.

Videotopia6Friday, Saturday, And Sunday through May 10, 2015
Flint MI Weekend Event – VIDEOTOPIA Video Games Exhibit
Sloan Museum (1221 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48503, 810-237-3450,www.sloanlongway.org)
Actually play the classic video games you know and love, just like in an arcade at this awesome museum exhibit! Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Q*Bert are just few of the names of the more than 70 games at the Sloan Museum. Hours: Friday 10a-5p, Sat and Sun noon-5p. Admission: $9 adults, $8 Seniors (60+), $6 Youth age 2-11, Children 1 and under are FREE. Review and pics!

Now through March
Detroit MI Weekend Event – Campus Martius Park Ice Skating
Campus Martius Park (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan)
Hours and pricing info for the 2014 Campus Martius Park Ice Skating Season.

GTCGymnastics2Friday, January 30 from 7:30-8:30p & Saturday, January 31 from 3:30p-4:30p
Rochester Hills MI Weekend Event – Open Gym / Drop-In Gymnastics
GTC Gymnastics Training Center (1813 Northfield Dr, Rochester Hills, MI 48309)
Ages & up. This is a great opportunity to practice the skills learned in gymnastics or just have fun! Jump on the trampoline or flip around in foam pits. You do not have to be in a GTC class to participate, so invite your friends and neighbors to come along. ( A waiver form must be filled out by a parent/guardian before anyone may attend.) See www.gtcgymnastics.com for more info or call 248-304-7634.

CraftSupplies2Friday, January 30, 2015 from 6p-10p
Ferndale MI Weekend Event – Parents Night Out
Gerry Kulick Community Center (1201 Livernois, Ferndale, Michigan 48220)
For ages 5-12. Parents, take a moment to enjoy a night out while your kids enjoy a fun-filled evening of games, arts & crafts, movies, dinner and so much more! Call 248-544-6767 for cost info and to register.

Friday, January 30, 2015 from 6p-8p
Northville MI Weekend Event – Family Game Night
Northville Community Center
Enjoy classic board games and puzzles or play life-size versions of your favorite games! Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Call 248-449-9951 for cost info and to register.

DIADetroitInstituteofArtsFriday, Janaury 30, 2015 at 7p
Detroit MI Weekend Event - Friday Night Live at the DIA
Music: The Spencer Barfield Quartete: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: 2015 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films: 7 p.m.
Before the Oscars are handed out on Feb. 22, see this year’s nominated shorts in the animated and live-action categories. The program is recommended for ages 17 and up. Since this is the most popular annual DFT program, advance tickets are highly recommended. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:30p
Royal Oak MI Weekend Event – Tenhave Park Nature Walk
Tenhave Park (Lexington & Marais lot, Royal Oak, MI)
Park and meet at the Lexington/Marais entrance. We will walk into the park and attempt to lure in or have screech & great horned owls answer tape recordings of their calls. Free & open to the public.

IceSkatingSkateKidsWinter1Friday, Janaury 30, 2015 from 8:15p-10:05p
Royal Oak MI Weekend Event - SK8 Jamz
John Lindell Ice Arena (1403 Lexington Boulevard, Royal Oak, MI 48073)
Open ice-skating with a rockin’ DJ. Perfect for children and teens! Admission is just $10 and includes ice skate rental!

Saturday, January 31, 2015 (various times)
Oakland County MI Weekend Events – Oakland County Mom2Mom Sales
Various Locations
It’s a big weekend for Mom2Mom sales! Save big on baby items this weekend at Mom to Mom sales in Oakland County. Click here to find out the Mom2Mom sales info going on this weekend around Oakland County!

cross country skiingSaturday, January 31, 2015 from 10a-noon
Clarkston MI Weekend Event – Cross Country Ski School
Independence Oaks County Park (9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348)
WEATHER PERMITTING CALL FOR CONDITIONS. A great heart-healthy activity, fun for the whole family-learn to cross-country ski on some of Michigan’s premier trails! Ski rental is included, or bring your own gear if you wish. Programs are for all abilities. Contact: John Haney, 248.858.1486 or haneyj@oakgov.com for costs and more info.
See related posts below for more Oakland County Parks events happening this month or visit www.DestinationOakland.com.

HeritageParkWinterNature1Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 10a
Farmington Hills MI Weekend Event – Chili Golf Open 2015
Farmington Hills Golf Course (37777 Eleven Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI)
The eight-hole annual Chili Golf Open Farmington Hills tournament kicks off at 10a. After the round, there will be giveaways and entrants will be treated to hot dogs, and of course, chili. The deadline to register is January 28th. The fee is $25. Call 248-473-1800 to register.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 11a-12:20p
Farmington Hills MI Weekend Event – National Skating Month Open House
Farmington Hills Ice Arena (35500 Eight Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI, 248-478-8800)
Free open skating and free ice skate rentals! Learn tips from skating coaches. Enjoy light refreshments.

van hoosen farm rochester hills miSaturday, January 31, 2015 from 1p-2:30p
Rochester Hills MI Weekend Event – Stupdendous Snow
Rochester Mueseum at Van Hoosen Farms (1005 Van Hoosen Road, Rochester Hills MI)
This program will include a story, outdoor activities, and a small
craft. Ages 5 and up are welcome. Registration required. For info & cost, call 248-656-4663.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 3:00p-4:30p
Orion Township MI Weekend Event: All Ages Open Gym
fLipSpot Gym (233 Kay Industrial Dr, Orion Township, MI)
Saturday open gym session at fLipSpot is for all ages. The cost is $12 a person or $25 for a family. Kids under 5 have to have a parent in the gym. All participants must have a signed waiver on file. A waiver can be filled out electronically at flipspotgym.com.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 7p-8:50p
Berkley MI Weekend Event – Saturday Night Rockin’ Skate
Berkley Ice Arena (2300 Robina, Berkley, MI – 248-658-3460)
Berkley Ice Arena kicks up the music for open ice-skating. Adults are $5 and kids are just $4. $3 for ice skate rental.

palacestockpartydjpistonsSaturday, January 31, 2015 at 7:30p
Auburn Hills MI Weekend Event – Pistons vs Rockets
Palace of Auburn Hills
The Pistons are rebuilding! Check out the affordable family fun available at the Palace for Pistons games! Tickets available at www.palacenet.com.

Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 1p
Detroit MI Weekend Event - Family Sunday at the DIA
Detroit Institute of Arts
Sunday Music Bar: Pam Wise: 1–4 p.m.
Pianist Pam Wise performs R&B and jazz standards in Kresge Court.
Puppet Performance: Toybox Theater and Cripps Puppets present “Billy the Liar”: 1 & 2 p.m.
Detroit Film Theatre: 2015 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films: 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.
See related posts below for more DIA events happening this month or visit the DIA website.

Ongoing Weekend fun in Oakland County

Check out the Entertainment and Fitness and Recreation sections of our Oakland County Family Business Directory. These businesses cater to family fun and hold their own special weekend events and activities. Find out open ice-skate times, open roller skating times, bowling specials and more!

This page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.

List researched and compiled by Glen LaGrou, co-owner of OaklandCountyMoms.com.

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