48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit



a.m. Have a jazzy good time at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center when Alexander Zonjic presents the first ever "Cabin Fever Jazz Festival." Special guests performers include keyboardist Jeff Lorber, jazz pianist Alex Bugnon, guitarist Tim Bowman and saxophonist Phil Denny. It's like the great outdoor jazz festivals, but it's held indoors. Bring your lawn chair. 1-9 p.m. (Doors open at 11 a.m.) $25 general, $40 preferred seats with seating provided in front of the stage. 15801 Michigan, Dearborn. Call (313) 943-2354 or visit www.Dearborntheater.com.

a.m. See a performance of "The Ugly Duckling" by Wild Swan Theater at Towsley Auditorium in the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College. 11 a.m. $12 adults, $8 seniors and youth. 4800 E. Huron River, Ann Arbor. Call (734) 995-0530 or visit wildswantheater.org.

a.m. A host of vendors from across the Midwest will showcase a variety of pop culture memorabilia at the Nostalgia & Paper Show at Royal Oak Farmers' Market. Attendees are welcome to bring in items from their personal collection for appraisal. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $4, free for children 12 and younger with a parent. 316 East Eleven Mile, Royal Oak. Call (248) 354-3091.

p.m. Attend "A Conversation with Apple Award Recipient Garth Fagan." Fagan is the choreographer of "The Lion King." Wayne State University's African Dance Company, at Berman Center for the Performing Arts. Fagan will be presented the Apple Award from Wayne State University's Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance. 7 tonight. $25. 6600 W. Maple. (Jewish Community Center), West Bloomfield. Call (313) 577-2972 or visit www.wsushows.com.

p.m. Monroe Martin and Matteo Lane, from MTV2's Guy Code!, will perform standup comedy tonight at the Magic Bag. Doors open at 8 p.m. $20. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. Call (248) 544-1991.


a.m. Michigan's largest prisoner art exhibition, Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP), will showcase the work of incarcerated artists from throughout Michigan at the University of Michigan. See more than 450 works of art by more than 200 artists. The theme for the show is self-representation, displaying oneself as an artist and as an individual. Duderstadt Center Gallery, North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel, Ann Arbor. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today and noon-6 p.m. Sun. (through April 8). Visit http://www.lsa.umich.edu/pcap/whatwedo/artshow

a.m. Learn everything you need to know about home and garden at the Novi Spring Home and Garden Show at Suburban Collection Show Place. 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 www.novihomeshow.com.

p.m. You still have time to catch a performance of the comedy "Rumors," presented by Stagecrafters, at Baldwin Theatre. 8 tonight, 2 p.m. Sun. $20. 415 S. Lafayette, downtown Royal Oak. Visit stagecrafters.org.


p.m. The Macomb Symphony Orchestra (MSO) presents its third concert of its 40th anniversary season, "Music 70s Style," at Mount Clemens High School Auditorium. 3 p.m. Sun. $20, $16 for seniors and students. 155 Cass, Mount Clemens. Call (586) 286-2222 or visit macombsymphony.org.

p.m. Step back in time and enjoy a glass of tea at the Plymouth Historical Museum's "Downton Abbey Tea," featuring a fashion show of garments based on the TV series by the same name. 2-4 p.m. Sun. $30 for members of the Friends of Plymouth Historical Museum, and $35 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the museum or through Paypal on the museum's website. 155 S. Main, one block north of downtown Plymouth. Call (734) 455-8940 or visit http://www.plymouthhistory.org/.

p.m. Israeli-born pianist Inon Barnatan will make his Detroit debut with a recital on the Chamber Music Society of Detroit series at Seligman Performing Arts Center. 3 p.m. Sun. $30-$60 adults and $15-$30 students. 22305 W. 13 Mile, corner of Lahser, Beverly Hills. Call (248) 855-6070 or visit www.ChamberMusicDetroit.org.

Jocelynn Brown

1. Slow Roll Season Opener at Eastern Market Shed 2

One of Detroit's most popular cycling events, Slow Roll hosts its first ride of the season Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.. Riders must have a membership, $10, which can be purchased at www.slowroll.bike. The Slow Roll season opener coincides with North American Bicycle Show at Cobo Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today. Tickets are $10.

2. 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival

Today's events include films in competition including "The Creation of Meaning" set in the Tuscan Alps during World War II (7 tonight at Michigan Theater). You can also catch a free screening of 1982's "Tron" at the State Theatre at midnight Sun. Visit aafilmfest.org for the full schedule. The festival runs through Sunday night and wraps up with awards at 6 p.m. Sun. and an after party at 10 p.m. at Alley Bar in Ann Arbor.

3. Sip, Savor, Stomp at Royal Oak Farmer's Market

This spring wine celebration features more than 150 wines from around the world. 7:30-11:30 p.m. tonight. $45, $65 VIP, $15 designated drivers. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. neptix.com.

Melody Baetens