48 Hours: Things to do this weekend
a.m. Celebrate “Christmas in July” by helping Arts & Scraps clear out its holiday closet. Shop for gift wrap, holiday bags, ribbons, bows, garland, wreaths and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. 16135 Harper, Detroit. Call (313) 640-4411 or visit artsandscraps.org.
p.m. “Northville’s ‘Concours D’Elegance’ will feature the sounds of music of the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s from former attorney and now Ragtime-Boogie-Blues performer pianist Matthew Ball on an outdoor stage in town Square. Noon-2 p.m. Sat. Free. On the streets of downtown Northville. Call (248) 589-0056 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
a.m. The Detroit Zoological Society, in partnership with the Michigan Science Center, presents “Penguins: A Photographic Expedition,” inside the exhibition gallery in the Ford Education Center at the zoo. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Sept. 6. Free with regular admission: $14 adults, $10 seniors (62-plus) and children ages 2-14, and free for those younger than two. 8450 W. Ten Mile, Royal Oak. Call (248) 541-5717 or visit detroitzoo.org.
a.m. Attend Maker Faire Detroit at the Henry Ford. Hundreds of makers will show off their wares, ideas, inventions and more, along with everything from robots, flame shooters and animatronics to solar-powered mechanical sculptures and fashionable finds. Stop by the event and make something exciting. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Nonmembers: $28 adults, $26 seniors 62-plus, and $19 children 5-12. (Half off each ticket price for members.) $6 parking fee for nonmembers. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. Call (313) 982-6001 or visit thehenryford.org.
a.m. The 13th annual Orchard Lake Fine Art Show, presented by Hot Works, will feature a new attraction — the Ameriprise Financial Family Area. Young artists will have the chance to make and take artwork by decorating a piggy bank as an early lesson in learning to save money while they’re young. Don’t forget to shop with the 140 juried artists at the show. 10-6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5.p.m. Sun. $5, free for children 12 and younger. Admission will help support the Institute for the Arts & Education Inc. 6900 Orchard Lake, West Bloomfield. Call (248) 684-2613.
a.m. Enjoy the hot sunny days of summer at the St. Clair Riverfest at Palmer Park. Noon-midnight Sat. and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. North Riverside, Downtown St. Clair. Visit stclairriverfest.com.
p.m. Mo Pop Festival presents Craft Bazaar at West Riverfront Park with a host of vendors from throughout metro Detroit selling handmade goods. Among them will be Aromaholic, Blackened Ruby Jewelry, Brazen Cosmetics, Gingerly Made, Glass Action, Handmade Detroit, Joei Lynn’s Emporium of Doodles, Mended, Outer Spaceways, Spazz Happy and others. Performing on stage will be Modest Mouse, Passion Pit, Iron & Wine with Ben Bridwell, Brandon Flowers, and James Bay among others. Weekend tickets start at $99.50 for general admission, and $199 for VIP (Quantities are limited.) Noon to midnight Sat. and Sun. 1801 W. Jefferson, downtown Detroit, just west of Joe Louis Arena. Visit mopopfestival.com.
p.m. American singer, songwriter and actress Kelly Clarkson will perform at DTE Energy Music Theatre. Joining her on stage will be the five vocalists of the American a cappella group Pentatonix. 7 p.m. Sun. $29-$159. 7774 Sashabaw, Village of Clarkston. Call (248) 377-0100.
p.m. Check out visual artist Nick Cave’s Dance Lab performance at the Dequindre Cut, presented by Cranbrook Art Museum’s partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). Cave will pair three local dance companies with three musicians for the making of their own choreographed works with his sculptures. 4 p.m. Sun. (His exhibit at Cranbrook continues through Oct. 11.) Free. Under the East Lafayette overpass, near downtown Detroit. Visit detroitperforms.org.