Tinker Bell and other Disney characters are part of the Disney on Ice production of 'Worlds of Fantasy' this weekend. (William West / Getty Images)
The Big Three
1. “Disney on Ice” at The Palace of Auburn Hills
Characters from “Mulan,” “The Lion King,” “Toy Story” and more will grace the ice with colorful costumes, sets and choreography by Emmy Award-winner Sarah Kawahara. 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. today and 1 and 5 p.m. Sun. $22-$59. 6 Championship, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.
2. Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs the music of John Williams at Orchestra Hall at The Max
He’s composed the soundtrack to some of the most iconic movies of our lifetime, including “Star Wars,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “E.T.” and “Harry Potter.” Robert Bernhardt will conduct the DSO in performing these memorable scores. 8 tonight and 3 p.m. Sun. $16 and up. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 576-5111.
3. “The Butterfly Lovers” at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
The long-standing Shanghai Ballet, organized in 1979, will perform this story of forbidden love, which is considered to be the “Romeo and Juliet” of Chinese folklore. Kung Food pop-up restaurant will cater a dinner in the Jazz Café following the performance. 4 p.m. Sun. $30-$250, $20 students with ID. 350 Madison, Detroit. (313) 887-8501.
a.m. Family members of all ages are invited to take part in a “Day of Play” with free indoor and outdoor games, a bounce castle, swimming and other activities at the Troy Community Center. 10 a.m to 2 p.m. today. Free. 3179 Livernois, Troy. Call (248) 524-3484.
a.m. Get an early start on holiday shopping at the Novi Athletic Boosters (NAB) Arts & Crafts Show, held at Novi High School, with more than 160 juried artists and crafters selling everything from tutus to handcrafted leather wallets. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. $3, free for those ages 10 and younger. Free parking. 24062 Taft, Novi. Call (248) 449-1500.
p.m. Visit Lawrence Street Gallery for a viewing of “Our Mothers’ Worlds: The Works of Suzanne Allen and Maureen Cassidy Keast.” Noon to 5 p.m. today. (The exhibit continues through Oct. 27.) 22620 Woodward, Suite A. Call (248) 544-0394.
p.m. It’s here — “The Official Blues Brothers Revue,” a live concert show that blends comedy and hit songs from the original 1980 film and the five iconic albums by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. See it at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. 7:30 p.m. $58, $48 and $43 ($5 discount available for seniors and students). 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township. Call (586) 286-2141 or visit macombcenter.com.
p.m. Affirmations, “Metro Detroit’s community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and their allies,” is hosting an Affirmations Vineyard “Trip Around the World.” Spaces throughout the building have been transformed for the event. Wine and food donors include the Cork International Cellar and the Winezilla Lounge. Be sure to visit the photo-op room and bid on items in the silent auction. Bottles of wine will be raffled off. Attire is dressy casual. 7 p.m. midnight tonight. $35 plus a bottle of wine. 290 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale. Call (248) 398-7105 or visit goaffirmations.org.
p.m. Stop by the Collective for the Brendy Dendy Stroud studio open house, “A Portfolio Cleansing.” 1-5 p.m. Free. 8325 Jefferson Ave., Suite 203, Detroit. Call (313) 822-0133.
p.m. Check out comedian Lynne Koplitz’s performance on stage at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. Koplitz has been seen on Comedy Central, Current, Food Networks and in Independent Film Channel (IFC) films. Also appearing will be Ben Bergman with Jeff Horste as the emcee. 8, 10:30 tonight. $18. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900 or visit comedycastle.com.
p.m. Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company of Detroit presents George Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan,” adapted and directed by Matthew Turner Shelton at Abreact Performance Space. 8 tonight (continues Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 9). $15-$18, with pay-what-you-can tickets available for all performances. Reservations recommended. 1301 W. Lafayette, #113, Detroit. Call (313) 408-7269 or visit magentagiraffe.org.
Today / Sunday
a.m. Be sure to pick your glass pumpkin during the Glass Academy’s fifth annual Glass Pumpkin Fest Show and Sale at Dearborn’s Glass Academy. See live glass blowing demonstrations and hundreds of original glass pumpkins and fall leaves. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday. Free. 25331 Trowbridge, Dearborn. Call (313) 561-4527.
p.m. Eisenhower Dance Metro Series kicks off its 2013-14 season with “On the Move” at Oakland University’s Varner Recital Hall. 8 tonight, 2 p.m. Sunday. $18, $10 seniors and students. 202 W. University, Rochester. Call (248) 370-3013 or visit starticketsplus.com.
p.m. Two Muses Theatre presents a performance of the broadway hit “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” 8 tonight, 2 p.m. Sunday. $23 adults, $18 seniors and students. Inside Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 6800 Orchard Lake (south of Maple), West Bloomfield Township. Call (248) 850-9919 or visit twomusestheatre.org.
p.m. Entire families are welcome to the annual concert to benefit Wild Swan Theater, “An Afternoon of Ann Arbor’s Best!,” as it kicks off its 34th season at the Ark. Featured performers include the Chenille Sisters, Gemini, David Mosher and Joe Reilly. 1 p.m. Sunday. $15 each or four for $50. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. Call (734) 761-1451.
p.m. Plan the perfect wedding by attending the Brides to Be Show at Mirage Elegant Banquets & Catering. Highlights include a complimentary massage, sampling of chocolate and cake, and a look at bridal wear from major designers. Noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. $7 advance, $9 at-the-door. 16980 18 Mile, Clinton Township. Call (586) 228-2700.