Looking for things to do in Metro Detroit this month? Check out these dining, entertainment and fitness events.
Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts
12 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac
MJ fans, mark your calendar. The Michael Jackson tribute show MJ Live! is coming to the Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts in Pontiac for one-night only Feb. 9. The concert starting at 8 p.m. will feature “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Black & White” and many of MJ’s greatest hits. Tickets start at $44.50 and can be purchased at flagstarstrandtheatrepontiac.com.
Some paczki have as many as 400 calories, so it may be wise to enter the Paczki Run before indulging in the sweet treat. The 5k route through Hamtramck takes place Feb. 10, a few days before Fat Tuesday. The run begins at 10 a.m. and ends at Joseph Campau and Hanley. At the finisher line, runners will be treated to paczki from New Martha Washington Bakery and New Palace Bakery as well as a beer from Motor City Brewing Works. Entry is $40. Register at tour-detroit.org/paczkirun.
Cupid’s Undie Run
The Fillmore Detroit
2115 Woodward, Detroit
It’s acceptable to run in your undies when it’s for charity. Cupid’s Undie Run is coming to Detroit Feb. 10. The mile-long run starts at The Fillmore Detroit at 2115 Woodward. The $35-entry fee goes toward finding a cure for neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that affects one in every 3,000 children. The event website “encourages undies” for running attire, but says costumes are a suitable alternative. Event check-in begins at noon. The run starts at 2 p.m. Register at cupids.org/city/detroit.
Detroit Loves Dogs
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
4454 Woodward, Detroit
This Valentine’s Day, have a date night with your furry friend. PetCalls is presenting the second annual “Detroit Loves Dogs” fundraiser to benefit the Detroit Dog Rescue. Vaccinated and licensed pooches are allowed to party at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. The event includes food, drinks, music, a silent auction and pet psychics. Tickets, $60-$140, help the Detroit Dog Rescue tend to abused and neglected dogs in Detroit. Buy tickets at eventbrite.com.
Big Pour Special
Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room
29932 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak
Big pours for $7 — wine, will you be my Valentine? Stay loyal to Michigan wine this Valentine’s Day at this Royal Oak hot spot. The event is open to the public. No tickets required. More information: mbtbtasting.com/index.html
A Night with Elvis
Andiamo Celebrity Showroom
7096 E. 14 Mile Road, Warren
You can’t help falling in love with Elvis. Max Pellicano, a world-renowned Elvis impressionist will provide a night of Elvis-filled entertainment at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom. For $25 a ticket, you can hear all your favorite Elvis hits. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. Purchase tickets at andiamoitalia.com/showroom.
African-American History Day
10 a.m to 4 p.m.
Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward, Detroit
The Detroit Historical Society is offering free admission Feb. 24 in honor of African-American history. Visitors can participate in The Great Migration, a new StoryLiving educational program. Drop-in tours will highlight African-American history, and a presentation, “The African American Mysteries, Manumission Papers,” will focus on Detroit’s Underground Railroad.
Napa vs. Sonoma Wine Seminar and Dinner
The Rugby Grille
100 Townsend St., Birmingham
A dinner at The Townsend Hotel’s Rugby Grille will feature wines from iconic vineyards in the Napa and Sonoma regions. Guests will enjoy wines paired with a California wine country-inspired three-course menu. Certified Sommelier Nidal Daher will conduct a short seminar on food and wine pairing and host a discussion on the regional styles. The cost is $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Call 248-642-5999.