Big 3: Top events this weekend


1. Martin Lawrence at Fox Theatre

Comedian and actor Martin Lawrence, who was born in Frankfurt, Germany, to parents who were in the U.S. military, started his career in the New York City stand-up scene. He’s best known for his Fox sitcom “Martin” and films like “Big Momma’s House.” 8 Sat. $45-$125. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

2. Plymouth Ice Festival in downtown Plymouth

Besides ice sculptures and live ice-carving events, this annual winter fest has food and drinks, Zumba, a 3-mile walk/run and other activities. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Free. Downtown Plymouth.

3. ‘Exploring the Figure’ at Janice Charach Gallery

This multiartist exhibit highlights the human form through a variety of media. Participating artists include Bruce Giffin, Deborah Marlowe Kashdan, Camille, LaMontagne, Niagara, Tony Roko and others. 1-4 p.m. Sun. opening reception. Runs through Feb. 18. 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield. (248) 432-5579.

Melody Baetens