Weekend Planner: Zoo MemberFest, Jewish Community Center Carnival
Other options include "The Tempest" at Starr Jaycee Park, a show at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle and a free boating safety class.
There are plenty of options this weekend for indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. Check out these ideas, leave a comment to add your own and then head out to have some fun.
When: 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: Starr Jaycee Park, Crooks Road at West 13 Mile Road in Royal Oak
Why go: Enjoy the Water Works Theatre Company production of Shakespeare's The Tempest in the park. A concession stand will offer soft drinks, popcorn and prepackaged snacks.
J Chris Newberg at Mark Ridley's
When: 9:30 p.m. Friday; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak
Why go: Check out guitarist/songwriter/comedian and Birmingham native J Chris Newberg, who has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central and America's Got Talent. Jen Murphy will be the opening act.
What else: Call 248-542-9900 or visit comedycastle.com for more information.
When: 6-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Where: Detroit Zoological Park, 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
Why go: Members can enjoy the zoo with smaller crowds and see live music, puppet shows, keeper talks and live theater performances.
Cost: Free; members only
What else: Call 248-541-5717 or visit detroitzoo.org for more information. If your last name begins with a M-Z, please attend Saturday. If your last name begins with A-L, please attend Sunday.
Free Boater Safety Class
When: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Building 38E, Training Room, Pontiac
Why go: Earn a boater safety certificate during this Oakland County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit class. The certificate is required for anyone who wishes to operate a power boat or personal watercraft.
What else: The class is open to anyone 12 and older. Call 248-858-7831 or visit oakgov.com/sheriff for more information.
Amazing Day at J.C.C.
When: 1-3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Jewish Community Center, 15110 W. Ten Mile Rd., Oak Park
Why go: Have fun with your family and contribute to a good cause during this carnival that will feature games, bounce houses, snacks and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring clothing or housewares to donate to the National Council of Jewish Women Greater Detroit Chapter resale shops such as Council Thrift in Berkley.
Cost: Five tickets for $1 or an arm-length for $5