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Fun Happenings Nearby This Weekend

Shop for a cause in Birmingham; enjoy theater in Royal Oak, Irish tunes in Berkley or chamber music in Beverly Hills; or check out local art and bands at Dally in the Alley in Detroit.

There's a lot going on in our area this weekend, so we've collected some of the highlights to share with you.

New Beginnings Animal Rescue Garage Sale

  • When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Where: 844 Hazel St. in Birmingham.
  • Cost: Admission is free, but monetary and pet food donations are welcome.
  • Why go: The sale will benefit the New Beginnings Animal Rescue pet food pantry. Find deals on home decor, collectibles, books, clothes and holiday items. NBAR T-shirts also will be available.
  • What else: The event will be held rain or shine. NBAR is a no-kill rescue organization that finds homes for indoor companion animals and distributes pet food to families in need throughout southern Oakland County. 

  • When: 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.
  • Where: , 415 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak.
  • Cost: $20.
  • Why go: Enjoy the Tony-nominated, fresh-off-Broadway stage adaptation of the hit movie about Elle Woods, a young woman who discovers there's much more to herself than her good looks.
  • What else: Patrick Kilbourn of Berkley plays Emmett Forrest, a smart and kind teaching assistant.

Blackthorn in Concert at Omara's

  • When: 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • Where: in Berkley.
  • Cost: $5.
  • Why go: Chow down on traditional Irish grub while you watch Blackthorn perform traditional Celtic music and contemporary Irish songs with humor and a variety of instruments. 
  • What else: Call 248-399-6750 for more information.

  • When: 8 p.m. Saturday.
  • Where: Seligman Performing Arts Center, 22305 W. 13 Mile Road, Beverly Hills.
  • Cost: $30-$60. To purchase tickets, call 248-855-6070 or visit www.ChamberMusicDetroit.org.
  • Why Go: The legendary Julliard String Quartet will open the 69th season of the Chamber Music Society of Detroit this weekend at Beverly Hills' Seligman Performing Arts Center. Before the film, check out the world premiere of The Julliard String Quartet: Keeping Beethoven Contemporary, is open to ticket holders free of charge. 

  • When: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; music starts at noon.
  • Where: The alleys between Forest and Hancock in Detroit's Cass Corridor.
  • Cost: Free.
  • Why go: Check out vendors, artists and bands from throughout Metro Detroit and grab some grub during the 35th annual celebration of Cass Corridor culture.
  • What else: There will be 12 green stations with receptacles for recycling, compost, and trash, according to Dally in the Alley's Facebook page.

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