48Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit


a.m. You could “Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo” when hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be up for adoption at the Detroit Zoo in collaboration with Michigan Humane Society and more than 40 local animal welfare organizations. Adopters must show a valid driver’s license or state I.D. Presented by Purina, this event will be held outdoors beneath tents in the Zoo’s front parking lot beneath the landmark water tower. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 8450 W. Ten Mile at Woodward, Royal Oak. Call (248) 541-5717 or visit detroitzoo.org.

p.m. “Bon Operatit: An Opera in Three Courses” will be presented at the Carr Center. Three operas will be paired with local bakers who create treats to match each show. 3, 8:30 p.m.. $25. 311 E. Grand River, Detroit. Call (313) 965-8430 or visit operamodo.com or thecarrcenter.org.

p.m. It’ll be joyful music to your ears as more than a dozen gospel singers perform at Henry Ford College’s (HFC) Gospel Fest 2015. 3-11 p.m. at MacKenzie Fine Arts Center (Building F), main campus. This event will be hosted by WHFR FM (89.3), HFC’s independent radio station. $5, free for children 12 and younger with a parent or guardian. All ages welcome. Henry Ford Community College, 5101 Evergreen, Dearborn. Call (313) 845-9676 or visit whfr.fm.

p.m. Popular stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld returns to the stage at the Fox Theatre with more jokes about the little things in life that every can relate to. 7 tonight. $49-$150. 2211 Woodward, Downtown Detroit. Call (313) 471-6611.

p.m. TNT Productions and Magdaleno’s Italian Ristorante present “Mama’s Family, The Carol Burnett Show” at Downriver Council of the Arts. 2, 8 p.m. today. $10. (Dine at Magdaleno’s, 152 Elm in Wyandotte, before either performance. Reservations required. 81 Chestnut, Wyandotte. Call (734) 626-8395.


p.m. Barefoot Productions presents performances of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” a play by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey. 8 tonight, 2 p.m. Sun. $15. 240 N. Main, Plymouth. Call (734) 560-1493 or visit justgobarefoot.com.

p.m. Catch a performance of the romantic comedy “Bus Stop” presented at the Ridgedale Players Theatre. Watch what happens during the course of a chaotic night in a roadside cafe. 8 tonight, 2 p.m. Sun. $17 adults, $15 seniors, students. 205 W. Long Lake, Troy.

p.m. Travel down memory lane and enjoy a “50s Night” and dance to live music of Johnny and the Fenders at the Ancient Order of Hibernians’ Hall. Wearing ’50s attire is optional, but strongly encouraged. 7 tonight. $10 advance, $15 at-the-door (includes coffee, tea and snacks). Cash bar. 25300 Five Mile, Redford. Call (734) 751-8388.


p.m. The Detroit Institute of Arts presents live music and art making as part of its activities related to the “Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit” exhibition. Noon-4 p.m. Free with museum admission ($8 adults, $6 seniors 62-plus, $4 ages 6-17, free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties). There is a charge for the exhibition, and advanced reservations are recommended. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 833-7900 or visit dia.org.

p.m. Learn how to tye different types of headwraps at the third annual “HeadWrap Expo,” an international, interfaith, beauty, fashion, shopping and cultural experience, at Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. See fashions from around the world modeled and shop with a host of vendors for beauty and nutrition items, jewelry, garments and more. Noon-7 p.m. Sunday. $15 adults, $5 children ($100 for a group of 10). 15801 Michigan, Dearborn. Visit headwrapexpo.com

p.m. Check out Gerard Way when he plays songs from his first solo record, “Hesitant Alien,” at Saint Andrew’s Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sun. $35. All ages welcome. 431 E. Congress, Downtown Detroit. Call (313) 961-8961 or visit saintandrewshalldetroit.com.

Jocelynn Brown

1. Motor City Comic Con at Suburban Collection Showplace

This annual gathering of comic book and pop culture fans has loads of celebrity guests including William Shatner (Sunday only) and stars of “The Walking Dead” and “Karate Kid.” 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. today and 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $25-$30 per day, $10 children, $5 parking. 46100 Grand River, Novi. (248) 426-8059 or www.motorcitycomiccon.com.

2. Great Lakes Boating Festival at Grosse Point Yacht Club

Besides a variety of watercrafts to browse through, this annual boat show includes an antique car show, vintage boats and other attractions. Noon-7 p.m. Sat. and noon-5 p.m. Sun. Free. 788 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Shores. Greatlakesboatingfestival.com.

3. Kevin Hart at The Palace of Auburn Hills

Easily one of the hottest comics on stage today, Philadelphia native Kevin Hart will bring his stand-up show to The Palace for two shows tonight (the earlier show is sold out, but tickets are still available for the later show). Hart, who has also starred in films like “Think Like a Man” and “About Last Night,” often tells personal stories about his family in his act. No use of cell phones are allowed at the concerts. 8 and 11:30 tonight. $54.50-$150. 6 Championship, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

Melody Baetens