DYPAC slates benefits for ‘Back to the 80s’ musical

going-placescThe Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center has planned two events this month to raise money for performances of the musical “Back to the 80s” — a painting party with the theme “See Your Name in Lights” on Oct. 16, and a shopping spree, “Ladies’ Night Out” Oct. 24.

The painting session, “Paint-N-Party,” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Trenton Village Theatre, 2447 West Road. Cathy Wake of Frame World will guide the attendees in painting replicas of the theater with their names on the marque.

Included in the cost of $35 are a canvas, paint and refreshments. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to DYPAC. RSVPs are being accepted at wnelson0104@yahoo.com.

“Ladies’ Night Out” is scheduled for 6 p.m. at The Westfield Center 2700Westfield Road in Trenton. Among the many vendors will be Bear Claw Coffee, Mary Kay, the Pampered Chef, Jenna Kaier Handbags, Color Street, and Stella&Dot.

Beverages and desserts will be served. There is no charge for admission, and a percentage of the sales will be donated to DYPAC.

“Back to the 80s” will be staged Nov. 10, 11, 12, 17 and 18 at the theater with a cast ranging in age from 13 to 19.

For more information about the events or the play, go to www.dypac.com.

Registration information for auditions for the play “Peter Pan Jr.” are being accepted at https://dypac.wufoo.com/forms/s1fgo7300k82gey. The audition dates are Dec. 18 and 19 and the performance dates are Feb. 16, 17 and 18. The tryouts are for 15- to 18-year-olds.

Flea market, tours, offered

The annual flea market at Historic Fort Wayne will offer a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, contemporary treasures, arts and crafts and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15.

Guided tours of the Fort Wayne complex will be available both days as well. Included in the tours will be the Star Fort, built in the 1840s, and the Spanish-American War Guard House, where re-enactors will provide 19th century fall harvest demonstrations.

There is no charge for admission to the fort or the flea market; however, the tours cost $5. Secured parking is $5. The fort is at 6325 W. Jefferson at the foot of Livernois in Detroit

For information about activities and programs at Fort Wayne, go to www.historicfortwaynecoaliltion.com.

‘Love Never Dies’ slated

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Love Never Dies,” will begin its North American tour at 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Fisher Theatre. Performances will continue through Oct. 29, with tickets starting at $39, including parking.

The play finds the Phantom working in a Coney Island freak show after his disappearance. He has never stopped yearning for his true love and protégé, Christine, now one of the world’s finest sopranos.

Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-982-2787 and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

Coming up . . .

Nov. 4 — Spaghetti dinner fundraiser for replacement of a stolen Lincoln Park war memorial plaque dedicated in the 1930s; 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Moose Lodge, 1600 Fort St.; tickets are $8 at the door; children 12 and younger, $5.