72 Hours: Best things to do over the Memorial Day weekend



a.m. Join others at the African Liberation Day Weekend Celebration as it continues at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. This year's theme is "African Liberation Through African Centered Education," and includes performances, celebrations and vendors. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today. Free. 315 E. Warren, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 363-5985 or visit thewright.org.

p.m. Get your laugh on this Memorial Day weekend when Detroit's own stand-up comedian Jeff Dwoskin performs at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle. Also appearing will be Bob Phillips and Darnell Anderson as the emcee. Doors open at 7 p.m. $18. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900.


a.m. Witness a Civil War Remembrance at Greenfield Village, complete with hundreds of Union and Confederate re-enactors, civilians and musicians performing an authentic encampment with parades, artillery demonstrations and period music. Don't miss the special exhibits, presentations and hands-on activities. 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. today, and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.-Mon. Free with Village admission ($22.50-$25/adults, $17-$18.75 kids ages 5-12, and free for those four and younger.) Parking is $6. The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. Call (313) 982-6001.


p.m. Join the "Hispanic Family Festival" in celebration of Memorial Day at Gibraltar Trade Center, featuring traditional Mexican Rodeo De Ojo De Aguade, Canada De Caracheo, GTO vs Los Mejores Jinetes de Mexico. Also performing will be Los Tigres Del Norte. Enjoy Mexican snacks and fun for the entire family. 2 p.m. $40 advance (more at-the-door). Free for children 12 and younger. 237 N. River (Interstate 94 and North River), Mt. Clemens. Call (313) 291-6112 or visit zamoraentertainment.com.


a.m. Go on a treasure hunt for antiques, clothing, jewelry, collectibles, furniture and other items at Warren's Greatest Garage Sale at City Square Parking Garage. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. and Mon. Free admission. Van Dyke, north of Twelve Mile, Warren. Call (586) 268-8400.


a.m.See the Royal Oak Memorial Day Parade that starts at Main near Harrison and heads north to Second for the traditional memorial service. 9-1:30 a.m. Monday. Free. South Main and Harrison, Royal Oak. Call (248) 543-8420.

a.m. Attend a Memorial Day Ceremony with the entire family at Veteran's Memorial Plaza. See a presentation of colors, 21-gun salute, a playing of taps and more. Also, enjoy light refreshments, available following the ceremony in City Hall. 9 a.m. Monday. Free. Corner of Five Mile and Farmington, Livonia. Call (734) 466-2418.

a.m. Be there for Dearborn's 91st annual Memorial Day Parade as it pays tribute to military veterans who sacrificed their life while serving our country. At 9:40 a.m. Monday, a military funeral procession will be held along Michigan in honor of WWII Army veterans who died without resources. At 10 a.m. the parade will travel along Michigan from Greenfield to Schaefer. Free. Dearborn. For a parade lineup, visit cityofdearborn.org.

a.m. Help honor those who gave their lives serving our country at the Grosse Pointe Memorial Day Service at Grosse Pointe War Memorial. 10 a.m. Mon. Free. 32 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Shores. Call (313) 881-7511.

Jocelynn Brown

1. Ice Cube at Fox Theatre

Rapper and actor Ice Cube headlines "Bring Tha Noise 2015," which also features throwback artists MC Lyte, Rakim, Scarface and Big Daddy Kane. 8 tonight. $59.50-$89.50. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 471-6611.

2. Movement at Hart Plaza

Richie Hawtin, Matthew Dear, Stacey Pullen, Carl Craig featuring Mad Mike Banks and DJ Snoopadelic (Snoop Dogg) are just some of the headliners at this world-renowned electronic music festival, which kicks off today. noon today-Mon. $75 per day and up. Jefferson at Woodward, Detroit. movement.us.

3. St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade

Bands, floats, elected officials and, of course, members of the military are all part of this annual parade, which is one of the largest in the area. 1 p.m. Sun. Jefferson from Nine to 11 Mile, St. Clair Shores. scsparade.com.

4. 44th Annual St. Mary's Polish Country Fair at Orchard Lake St. Mary's

Polish food, carnival rides, live music, a Vegas tent and shopping returns for a weekend of family fun at this longstanding, popular event. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. today-Sun. and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon. $5, $10 per family. 3535 Indian Trail, Orchard Lake. stmaryspolishcountryfair.com.

Melody Baetens