48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit
Wayne Metro hosts the "Walk for Warmth 2015" at Ford Field to raise awareness and funds concerning heat-related emergencies and how communities, organizations and individuals can help. New this year is Puddles the Penguin who, along with Lion's Mascot Roary, will be available for photos. Participants who pledge a minimum of $20 will receive an official "Walk for Warmth" T-shirt. Free. 8:30 a.m.-noon today. 2000 Brush, Detroit. Register online at events.waynemetro.org.
Hilberry Theatre Company presents Arthur Miller's drama, "An Enemy of the People," adapted from Henrik Ibsen's play. 2, 8 p.m. today. $31, $23 seniors/students. 4743 Cass, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 577-3010.
You still have time to see the 16th annual Erotic Art Exhibition at Russell Industrial Center. John Waters is the featured artist for this year's show. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $30. 1600 Clay, Detroit. Visit dirtyshow.org.
See the TXC Live — Professional MMA Light Heavyweight Championship today at Suburban Collection Showplace. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., amateur fights start at 5 p.m. and pro fights begin at 6 p.m. $10 per vehicle. 46100 Grand River, Novi. Expo Hall-C. Call (248) 252-0427 or visit neptix.com.
Attend a panel discussion moderated by 3rd Circuit Court Judge Vonda R Evans titled "Racism in America, Black Lives Matter," at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Noon. Free. 8430 C. L. Franklin (formerly Linwood), Detroit. Call (313) 894-5789.
Stand-up comedian Orny Adams performs on stage at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle. Also appearing will be Mark Sweetman with Michael Geeter as the emcee. 10:30 p.m. (Doors open at 9:30 p.m.) $20. Must be at least 18 to attend. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900 or visit comedycastle.com.
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Experience a walk-through exhibit of "Discover the Dinosaurs" at Cobo Center. There are no set performance times. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Admission to two events (all access) is $25, $23 seniors 65-plus, $30 children 2-12 (exhibit-plus), and free for children younger than 24 months. (Each ticket is $5 less for one event.) Separate ticket required for "Gem & Fossil Mining" and face painting. 1 Washington, Detroit. Call (313) 877-8777 or visit discoverthedinosaurs.com.
Don't miss stopping by the 57th annual Detroit Boat Show during its final weekend at Cobo Center. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. $12, free for children 12 and younger. (A free boating seminar on the rules of the water and other helpful safety tips for boating will be held from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Registration starts at 10 a.m. Persons completing the class will receive one free ticket to the show, compliments of Yamaha. Online pre-registration is recommended at detroitboatshow.net. 1 Washington, Detroit. Call (800) 932-2628.
See what happens when a congressman plans to spend a night with a married typist in "Out of Order," performed by the Ridgedale Players. 8 p.m. Fri., Sat. and 2 p.m. Sunday (through March 8). $17, $15 seniors 60-plus. 205 W. Long Lake, Troy. Call (248) 988-7049 or visit ridgedaleplayers.com.
Barefoot Productions presents "Distracted," a comedy/drama written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Chris Steves about Attention Deficit Disorder. 8 tonight, 2 p.m. Sunday. $15. 240 N. Main, Plymouth. Call (734) 560-1493 or visit justgobarefoot.com.
1. Garth Brooks with Trisha Yearwood at Joe Louis Arena
Country megastar Garth Brooks returns to Metro Detroit for the first time in 16 years with his wife, Trisha Yearwood. Concert producer Olympia Entertainment advises arriving early to have time to deal with traffic and parking. A warming center will be set up at Cobo Center's Hall E/Michigan Hall starting at 7 p.m. for those attending the 10:30 show who want to arrive early. 7 and 10:30 p.m. tonight. $60. 19 Steve Yzerman Drive, Detroit. (313) 983-6606.
2. 'Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners' at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Part of the Liberation Film Series, the Wright museum will host a screening and discussion of this 2012 documentary. 2-6 p.m. today. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. (313) 494-5800.
3. Habitat for Humanity 4th Annual Red Carpet Bash at Fillmore Detroit
Local stars will be out in their best attire to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. Scheduled guests include Les Gold of "Hardcore Pawn," WDIV-TV's Andrew Humphrey, FOX2 Detroit's Sherry Margolis and more. The winner of the Volunteer of the Year awards will also be revealed. 6-11 tonight. $75 (includes parking, dinner and entertainment). 2115 Woodward, Detroit. redcarpetbashdetroit.com.