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48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit


a.m. Members of the Antique Outboard Motor Club will be available to answer questions at a gathering at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Dozens of antique and classic outboard motors will be on display with a focus on those manufactured in Detroit. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Free. 100 Strand, Belle Isle, Detroit. Call (313) 833-5538 or visit

p.m. Detroit hip-hop artist and advocate Khary “WAE” Frazier and the Rev. David Bullock of “Preachers of Detroit” will present the Ortheia Barnes Music Festival at the Focus: HOPE’s conference center. Detroit’s “Blues Diva” Thornetta Davis and ARISE Detroit founder and blues guitarist and singer Luther Keith will perform. This event will help support the Ortheia Barnes Arts Institute to help artists beginning their careers. 7-11 p.m. Sat. $20 advance, $25 at-the-door. 1200 Oakman, Detroit. Call (313) 598-0408 or send an email to:

p.m. Revisit the 1980s when the Mega ’80s bring back the style and music of the 1980s at the Magic Bag. (You must be at least 21 years of age.) 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. Call (248) 544-1991 or visit

p.m. Don’t miss the “Justice in the Round” book and author talk with Harold Michael Harvey, who will be in town from Atlanta at Source Booksellers discussing his book “Justice in the Round: Essays on the American Jury System.” The book was inspired by the George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn trials. 12:30 p.m. Sat. Free. 4240 Cass, Ste. 105, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 832-1155 or visit

p.m. The Detroit Art Teachers Association will hold a reception for its annual exhibition at Detroit Fiber Works. Artist Ron Scarborough is guest juror for the show, which runs through Sept. 27. 5-9 p.m. Sat. Free. 19359 Livernois, between Outer Drive and Cambridge, Detroit. Call (313) 457-3431.

Saturday / Sunday

a.m. Once again, the Village of Rochester Hills will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery for Fine Art at the Village of Rochester Hills event. Highlights include live artists demonstrations, children’s activities, free entertainment, including street performers and an outdoor food court. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. and noon to 6 p.m. Sun. Free admission and parking. Call (248) 689-8734 or visit

p.m. Treat the little ones to a new take on the children’s classic “Untangled: The True Story of Rapunzel” when it’s performed as the conclusion to Performance Network’s Summer Star Camp. This is a fairytale about love and deception that stars children from the camp, along with professional actors. 3, 7 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $15. Call (734) 663-0681 or visit


a.m. St. David’s Episcopal Church will host its second annual “End Homelessness Now,” a 5k/10k and 1 mile fun run/walk as a benefit for the South Oakland Shelter (SOS) in Lathrup Village. The goal is to raise $100,000 for SOS’s housing programs. 7-8 a.m. registration. The mile fun run/walk begins at 8 a.m., followed by the 5k and 10k run/walk at 8:30 a.m. A 10 a.m. interfaith celebration and prayer service will also be held. 16200 W. 12 Mile, Southfield. Call (248) 288-1413 or visit

a.m. Troy Traffic Jam, the annual classic car show, will return for the eighth year at Columbia Center Plaza with a collection of sports cars, including a Copo Camaro, Mercedes Benz race car and the Detroit Grand Prix show car. Also on display will be Packard Convertibles and touring sedans, among other classics. Entertainment includes DJ Bob Steel playing oldies. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Free for spectators. Car participants can pre-register for $15 by calling (248) 524-1147. Onsite registration is $20. 201 W. Big Beaver, Troy. Call (248) 524-1147 or visit

p.m. In celebration of the release of Gramercy Pictures new film, “Sinister2,” Emagine Novi will screen some of the films that inspired the series on Sundays in August. Sunday’s film is “The Ring” (2002), rated PG-13. 7 p.m. Sun. (also Aug. 9 and 16) Free. 44425 12 Mile, Novi. Visit

Jocelynn Brown