48 Hours: Best things to do
p.m. Be there when Max Pellicano and his Las Vegas Dancers perform "Elvis to the Max" at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom. Pellicano began his professional career with an Elvis-like role as Conrad Birdie in "Bye Bye Birdie." 8 tonight. $25-$49. 7096 E. 14 Mile, Warren. Call (586) 268-3200 or visit andiamoshowroom.com.
p.m. See "Making Faces" with works by Jamie Adams, Kristin Beaver, Angela Cejda, Trisha Holt, Kim McCarty, Alyssa Monks, Victor Rodriguez and Robert Schefman at the David Klein Gallery. 2-5 p.m. today (opening reception). Free. (This exhibit runs through Feb. 28). 163 Townsend, Birmingham. Call (248) 433-3700.
p.m. See "Ghost Hunters Live!" at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. Reserved seating is $35 advance and $40 at-the-door. The 180-minute film presents a discussion on framing, mounting, lighting, repairing, restoring, creating and looking. $8.50, $46.50 DIA members, senior citizens, students with I.D. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. Call (248) 399-2980 or visit royaloakmusictheatre.com.
p.m. Mark Ridley's Comedy Club is the place to be tonight to catch a performance by stand-up comedian Bil Dwyer. Also appearing will by Ziggy Klett with Corey Hall as the emcee. Doors open at 7 p.m. Performances are set for 8 and 10:30 p.m. $18. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900 or visit comedycastle.com.
p.m. Paula Cole will perform folk/pop music at the Ark. 8 tonight. $20. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. Call (734) 761-1451.
p.m. Things will get heated up at the Jazz Cafe at Music Hall when M.F. Production's Latin Jazz All Stars perform Afro Cuban, Salsa, Brazilian and Latin music. Jazz Cafe veterans Pete Escovedo, Chembo Corniel, Elio Villa Franca, Steve Turre and Diego Lopez will be included in this year's version. 8 tonight. $25 advance. Tickets are available at the Music Hall box office and through Ticketmaster. 350 Madison, Detroit. Call (313) 887-8501 or visit jazzcafedetroit.com.
p.m. He began his stand-up comedy career doing open mics around Vancouver, now see Phil Hanley as he performs on stage at Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase where he'll deliver his unique blend of material and crowd interaction. 8, 10:30 tonight. $16. 212 S. Fourth, Ann Arbor. Call (734) 996-9080 or visit aacomedy.com.
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a.m. Thinking about remodeling your home? If so, the Novi Home Improvement Show at Suburban Collection Showplace has all the information you need to get started. See a range of kitchen and bath interiors, windows, doors, flooring products, furniture, cabinetry and more. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $10 adults, $9 seniors 55-plus, free for children 12 and younger. Parking is $5. 46100 Grand River, Novi. Call (248) 737-4477 or visit novihomeshow.com.
a.m. MOCAD Teen Council presents an exhibition of art produced under the direction of artistic mentors. Each participant was paired with a creative professional who guided them with workshops, talks, and individual critiques to produced their finished piece. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday. Free. 4454 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 832-6622 or visit mocadetroit.org.
p.m. "National Gallery," the new film from nonfiction filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, will be shown at the Detroit Film Theatre. 2, 7 p.m. tonight and 1, 5 p.m. Sunday. Inside the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Detroit. Visit dia.org.
p.m. Eric Carle's "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," about the adventures of a tiny hungry caterpillar before his eventual metamorphosis into a butterfly, will be presented at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Other Carle favorites will also be part of the program. 4 p.m. Sun. $25, $15 children, or $50 for a family four-pack. 350 Madison, Detroit. Call (313) 887-8500 or visit musichall.org.
1. Sesame Street Live 'Make a New Friend' at the Fox Theatre
It's opening weekend for this colorful puppet-filled stage adventure, starring Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and more. 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m. today-Sun.; and 11 a.m. Wed. (through Feb. 16). $15-$65. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.
2. Staged reading of 'A Raisin in the Sun' at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Wayne State University's Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance will perform two staged readings of Lorraine Hansberry's four-time Tony Award-nominated play. This story of hope and inspiration debuted on Broadway in 1959. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. today. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.
3. Professional Bull Riders at Joe Louis Arena
Bulls will buck and kick as their professional riders fight to stay on. This event was originally scheduled for Aug. 2 and was postponed until this weekend. Tickets for the Aug. 2 show will be honored on Saturday. 7 p.m. Sat. $13-$78. 19 Steve Yzerman Driver, Detroit. (313) 396-7000.