5 things to do this weekend

Published 7:41 pm Wednesday, January 30, 2019

1. Rock on Ice

After a streak of record-breaking low temperatures, kick cabin fever out the door on your way to Rock on Ice, rescheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hayek Park. Bring your own ice skates — and dance moves — for the event, which will feature music, outdoor activities and hot chocolate.


2. Tiger City farm toy, truck and collectibles show

You’ll find scale tractors, antique toys, comics, Hotwheels, trains, lunchboxes, models, dolls, Barbies, wooden toys, peddle cars, handcrafted collectibles and cards all under one roof Saturday and Sunday for the 29th annual Tiger City farm toy, truck and collectibles show. Children can also have their faces painted. The show is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Northbridge Mall.


3. Olfest

Scandinavia comes to Northwood Saturday as Worth Brewing Co. hosts its annual Scandinavian winter festival from noon to 11 p.m. In addition to the brewing company’s own Bamberg Smoked Fest lager, the day will feature live music from 6 to 8 p.m., grilled potato sausages made with Worth Brewing Co.’s own recipe at Northwood’s Fallgatter’s Grocery and a treasure hunt for a hockey puck worth a lot of free beer.  Other prizes are also up for grabs in the treasure hunt and throughout the day.


Clementine Margaine performs as Carmen and tenor Roberto Alagna as Don Jose. – Photo courtesy Met Opera

4. The Met: Live in HD

In the mood for a classic? The Met brings you “Carmen,” the popular French opera, broadcast live at 11:55 a.m. Saturday at Marion Ross Performing Arts Center. Carmen seduces Spanish soldier Don Jose, who leaves the military to be her lover. However, Carmen’s eye wanders, and she pays the consequences at the hands of jealous Don Jose. The show’s run time is approximately 3 1/2 hours.


5. Sip and chalk

Get in the Valentine’s Day spirit with a make-and-take at The Interchange Wine & Coffee Bistro hosted by Chalk Couture independent designer Heidi Kinnard. Those who attend will create a 9-by-12-inch chalkboard decorated with the words, “Forget love, I’d rather fall in chocolate.” The class fee includes a coffee drink of your choice. The sip and chalk is from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. You can save your seat by stopping into The Interchange.

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