48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit
a.m. Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch will host the third annual Youth Camp at Ford Woods Park for children, ages 6-13, from surrounding areas. Tulloch, along with other teammates, will instruct kids on basic football skills on the field. Food and athletic drinks will be available for children, as well as a free camp shirt. 9 a.m. Free. 14900 Ford, Detroit. Call (734) 341-6859
a.m. Shop for unique finds at the right price when the Troy Recreation Department hosts its Community Garage Sale and Flea Market at Liberty Center Garage. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $2, free for children younger than 12. Concessions will be available on site. Proceeds will benefit the Troy Senior Program. 3179 Livernois, Troy. Visit troymi.gov/
p.m. Barefoot Productions presents a one-night-only performance by folk musician Matt Watroba. 8 p.m. $20. 240 N. Main, Plymouth. Call (734) 560-1493 or (734) 404-6889, or visit justgobarefoot.com.
p.m. Comedian Adam Cozens performs on stage at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. The Seattle native has opened for Paul Reiser, Kevin Pollack and Nick DiPaolo. He’s also a contributing writer for Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update.” Also appearing will be Gerrit Elzinga with Ken Dumm as the emcee. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. $18 (assigned seats). You must be at least 18 to attend. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900 or visit comedycastle.com.
p.m. The Detroit chapter of the American Association of Zookeepers (AAZK) hosts “Bowling for Rhinos,” a bowl-a-thon for the conservation of endangered rhinos to be held at Thunderbird Lanes, 400 W. Maple, Troy. Call (248) 541-5717 or visit detroitzoo.org.
p.m. “Dabble in the Farms,” a craft tasting event, will be held at The Hill, featuring dozens of breweries and wineries. Included will be Detroit’s top-rated food trucks and performances by national recording artists. Doors open at 6 p.m. $40 advance and $45 at-the-door (both include 15 beverage samples). Designated driver tickets are available for $15 at the door. You must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid photo I.D. Located at 41 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms. Visit dabblegrossepointe.com.
p.m. Stop by the Robert Kidd Gallery to view their newest exhibit: “Kikuo Saito: New Paintings,” which celebrates color and form with expressive palettes, gestural lines and brushwork. The exhibit runs through July 1. At 107 Townsend, Birmingham. Call (248) 642-3909 or visit robertkiddgallery.com.
p.m. Don’t miss treating the family to the Birmingham Fair at Shain Park, taken over by United Shore. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. today and noon-9 p.m. Sun. Free. Merrill, downtown Birmingham. Visit unitedshore.com.
p.m. Experience thrill rides, including a new roller coaster, along with skill games, petting farm, pony rides, concessions and more, at the Macomb Fair & Expo at Gibraltar Trade Center. Unlimited ride armbands available ($18-$25 each). Noon-12 a.m. today and noon-11 p.m. Sun. (continues through June 14). At 237 N. River, Mt. Clemens. Call (586) 465-6440.
p.m. See a film exhibition documenting the journey of Detroit high school students as they travel around the world learning about art and culture, presented by Rainey Films Inc. and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Free. 315 E. Warren, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 494-5800.
p.m. Treat the family to a performance of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” produced by Performance Network in partnership with Etico Productions. See what happens when a little boy offers a cookie to a visiting mouse. 11 a.m., 2 p.m. today and Sunday. $15. 120 E. Huron, Ann Arbor. Call (734) 663-0681 or visit pntheatre.org.
a.m. Go to the Grosse Isle IslandFest celebrating outdoor summer fun with arts and crafts, an arts show, children’s activities, a midway, live music, parade, car show, fireworks, historical tours, monster truck rides, aircraft displays, food, beverages, and more. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. today and noon-4 p.m. Sun. All day ride pass is $20. 9601 Groh , Grosse Ile. Call (734) 675-2364 or visit islandfestgrosseile.com.
1. Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle
See race cars zoom around the 2.3 mile track today and Sunday. This year’s musical guests are Three Doors Down (6 p.m. tonight) and Smash Mouth (1:15 p.m. Sun.). 7:30 a.m. today-Sun. $35 and up. Belle Isle, Detroit. Detroitgp.com
2. Ferndale Pride in downtown Ferndale
An annual celebration of the city of Ferndale and LGBTQA pride, this daylong festival includes live music, commitment ceremonies, DJs and more. 1-10 p.m. today. Free. W. Nine Mile between Woodward and Planavon, Ferndale. Ferndalepride.com.
3. Taylor Swift with Vance Joy at Ford Field
Pop megastar Taylor Swift brings her 1989 World Tour to Detroit tonight. Named after her fifth studio album, “1989” (which features the massive single “Shake It Off”), the tour kicked off in May in Japan and takes the singer/songwriter around the world through the end of the year. 7 p.m. tonight. $49.50-$200. 2000 Brush, Detroit. (877) 212-8898.