June 28, 2014 at 1:00 am

48 Hours: The best of things to do in Metro Detroit

INDIO, CA - APRIL 20: Musician Beck performs onstage during day 3 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 20, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella) (Karl Walter / Getty Images for Coachella)

1. Toni Braxton at Chene Park

1. Toni Braxton at Chene Park

“Unbreak My Heart” crooner Braxton comes to town with fellow R&B singer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. 8 p.m. Saturday. $42 lawn, $57-$125. 2600 E. Atwater, Detroit. (313) 393-7128.

2. Beck at Fox Theatre

2. Beck at Fox Theatre

Alternative rock songwriter Beck is on tour in support of his 12th studio album, “Morning Phase.” The album reached the top of Billboard’s U.S. alternative, rock and tastemaker albums charts. 8 p.m. Saturday. $25-$75. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

3. Stars and Stripes Festival

at Freedom Hill

3. Stars and Stripes Festival at Freedom Hill

Now in its eighth year, the Stars and Stripes Festival has grown to be a four-day affair that includes concerts, a carnival, monster trucks, a petting zoo, banana derby (Capuchin monkeys riding dogs) and other family-friendly fun. Tonight’s headliners are rock bands Fuel, Alien Ant Farm and Days of the New and Sunday is a party with George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars. Noon-11 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Free. 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. starsandstripesfest.com.

Melody Baetens


a.m. Looking for the perfect costume? If so, check out the sale at the costume shop of Meadow Brook Theatre. Items include custom-made and store-bought clothes for women and men. Periods represented range from medieval to present day, with some actual vintage pieces from the early 1900s to the 1970s. Accessories for sale include gloves, hats, shoes, aprons, wigs, and belts. This is a cash-only sale, and most items will be priced below $30. Lace trim and fabric remnants also be available for sale. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Free. On the campus of Oakland University, 207 Wilson Hall, Rochester. Call (248) 370-3304 or visit mbtheatre.com.

p.m. Celebrate Juneteenth National Freedom Day at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Juneteenth is the oldest-known celebration that marks the end of slavery, which occurred at the end of the Civil War. Highlights include storytelling, games, dollmaking, children’s activities, vendors and refreshments. Free. 315 E. Warren, Midtown Detroit. Visit thewright.org.

p.m. Don’t miss the double bill featuring legendary blues guitarist Robert Cray and gospel and R&B singer Mavis Staples as they perform on stage at Power Center for the Performing Arts. 8 p.m. Saturday. $45, $55. 121 Fletcher, Ann Arbor. Call (734) 647-3327.

p.m. Be there for the grand opening of Quetarshe Textiles Boutique & Studio. Owner Sheila Palmer invites everyone to come celebrate with food, music and beverages while shopping for natural, hand-painted fabrics, gauze clothing and more. Everything is handmade. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Free. 4246 Second., Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 721-4642, visit QuetarsheTextiles.com or email Sheila@Quetarshetextiles.com.

p.m. Complexions, almost a resident company for Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, returns to Detroit for a show of their unique mix of dance moves. 8 p.m. Saturday. $35. 350 Madison, Detroit. Call (313) 887-8501 or visit musichall.org.

p.m. Catch comedian and former Detroiter Frank Roche with special guest Carl Johnson performing live on stage at Joey’s Comedy Club. 9 p.m. Saturday. $16 or $29 with dinner. 36071 Plymouth, Livonia. Call (734) 261-0555.


a.m. Don’t miss the 39th annual Trenton Summer Festival. Enjoy food samplings from area restaurants, onsite watercolor painting, live entertainment, recycling of plastic and glass, and much more. 11 a.m. Saturday, Sunday. Free admission. (Beer tastings are $15 advance or $20 day of event. Bring last year’s glass and add a 2014 charm at a discounted price.) Jefferson, between Maple and Harrison, downtown Trenton. Call (734) 675-7300 or visit trentonsummerfestival.org.

p.m. There are only two more days left to catch the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz,” at Detroit Opera House. Windsor, Ontario, native Danielle Wade plays Dorothy. 2, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1, 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $24-$79. Call (800) 982-27867 or visit broadwayindetroit.com/kidsnight.


p.m. Experience the “Sounds of Summer” with the Michigan Philharmonic as “An American Salute” is celebrated at this outdoor event at Kellog Park. Free. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Downtown Plymouth Township. Call (734) 451-2112 or visit michiganphil.org.

Jocelynn Brown