July 5, 2014 at 1:00 am

48 Hours

48 Hours: Things best of things to do this weekend

'The Book of Mormon' comes from creators behind 'South Park,' 'Avenue Q' and 'Frozen.' (Joan Marcus)


p.m. Eva (aka EvaSoul) Solas will perform at the USA Today Live Special Fireworks show at Keyworth Stadium, a performance that the City of Hamtramck was awarded along with just one other city in the U.S. 4-11 p.m. today. 3201 Roosevelt, Hamtramck. Visit hamtramck.us or eventbrite.com.

p.m. Named the “Best Comedian in Detroit 2010” by the Metro Times, Bill Bushart is back for a night of laughs at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. He’s kept audiences laughing all across the country with his “in-your-face” jokes. He’s worked with comedy greats Greg Giraldo, Lisa Lampanelli and Gilbert Gottfried. 9:30 p.m. (Doors open at 8:45 p.m.). $18. (You must be at least 18 years of age to enter.) 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900 or visit comedycastle.com.

Today / Sunday

a.m. It’s summer and time to celebrate at the Oakland County Fair at Springfield Oaks County Park. Enjoy lots of free weeklong events, a big Rock Carnival (purchased armbands required), a dog show, an adult pie-eating contest, hands-on activities for children, a frog-jumping contest and more. There’s a different theme every day. 10 a.m. today and Sunday. (This event runs through July 13.) $10 per vehicle includes fair admission for all passengers. $5 admission if you walk into the grounds, and $5 per motorcycle includes fair admission for all riders. 12451 Andersonville, Davisburg. Call (248) 634-8830 or visit oakfair.org.

a.m. It’s not too late to check out “Then and Now: The Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, 1903-2014” at the Detroit Historical Museum. Learn about the important role the women played in the formation of many of Detroit’s revered art institutions. The exhibit ends Sunday. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 5401 Call (313) 833-1805 or visit detroithistorical.org.

p.m. Back by popular demand, “The Book of Mormon” is being performed at the Detroit Opera House. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” it played a record-breaking run here last year. 2 and 8 p.m. Sat; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sun. $34-$95. There is a limit of eight tickets per customer. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. Call (313) 872-100, ext. 10 or visit broadwayindetroit.com.

p.m. Have a great time during the “4th-of-July Blast!” at Gibraltar Trade Center. Take part in activities, including thrill rides, family and kiddie rides and games of chance. Then enjoy everyone’s favorite treats — popcorn, candied apples, corn dogs, funnel cakes and more. All-day-ride armbands are $25 each. Noon-midnight today and noon-11 p.m. Sunday. Visit gibraltartrade.com/blast for $3 off coupons. 15525 Racho, Taylor. Call (734) 287-2000 or visit gibraltartrade.com.

Jocelynn Brown