48 Hours: Cool things to do in Metro Detroit
a.m.The Community House will host a “Farm to Table Block Party Food Fest,” presented by Huntington Bank. Featured will be tastings from chefs of well-known area restaurants and catering services who’ll use only Michigan-grown products in their prepared food choices. Over 50 restaurants and Michigan vendors are expected to participate. A local brewery, winery and distillery will also offer tastings. 8 p.m. Sat. Tickets are available at-the-door. $30 adults, $10 children ages 4-11, and free for those 3 and younger. 380 South Bates, Birmingham. Call (248) 644-5832 or visit tchserves.org/community-events.
a.m. Learn what the future may hold for you at the Astrology and Psychic Fair with Rich Milostan at Troy Masonic Center. Astrology, psychic and tarot readings will be available 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5, and readings are $25 for 15 minutes, or $35 for a full reading. 1032 Hartland in Troy. Call (248) 528-2610 or visit RichMilostanAstrologer.com.
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a.m. Historic Fort Wayne Coalition presents its Civil War Days weekend. Activities will include artillery demonstrations, a medical display, a union headquarters, a union garrison living as they would have in the 1860s within the Star Fort, Civil War-era cooking demonstrations, costumed interpreters, a Sunday morning garrison church service and historic baseball on Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. $5 adults and free for children younger than 12. Parking is $5. Visit historicfortwaynecoalition.com.
p.m. Detroit entrepreneur Angela Boone will bring apparel manufacturing to the city when she hosts the “Moving Fashion Forward” fashion show at her warehouse for networking and a reception to launch her line, Angelique Collections. 2-3 p.m. Sat. Free. 1111 Beaufait. Call (313) 721-4611 or visit AngeliqueCollections.com.
p.m. “The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein” will be performed at the Baldwin Theatre. This stage adaptation of Brooks’ 1974 black-and-white film by the same name parodies the 1930s horror movie version. 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $24. (Performances continue weekends through Oct. 4). 415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Call (248) 541-6430 or visit stagecrafters.org.
p.m. Grosse Pointe Village will be alive with music and entertainment this weekend for its annual VillageFest. Highlights include a host of artists selling their latest work, an automotive exhibition, car show, food and children’s activities. Metal artist and jewelry designer Larry Erby will be among vendors. Noon-10 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Along Kercheval, between Cadieux and Neff, Grosse Pointe. Visit thevillagegp.com.
p.m. See a production of Jason Robert Brown’s “Parade” at Avon Players Community Theatre. This is the true story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-born Jewish man who was accused of murdering Mary Phagan, which lead to what became known as “the trial of the century.” 8 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. $18-$20. All seats are reserved. 1185 Washington, Rochester. Call (248) 608-9077 or visit avonplayers.org.
p.m. The documentary “Detroit: Our Greatest Generation” will be shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. This film is directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Keith Famie and tells true stories of many Metro Detroiters who became World War II heroes. 3 p.m. Sun. Free. Parking is $6. 5401 Woodward, northwest corner of Kirby, in Midtown. Call (313) 833-1805 or visit detroithistorical.org.
p.m. Don’t miss “Always A Bridesmaid,” a Jones Hope Wooten comedy, performed at Two Muses Theatre. $20 adults, $18 students with an ID. (Performances continue through Sept. 27.) Inside Barnes & Noble, 6800 Orchard Lake, West Bloomfield. Call (248) 850-9919 or visit TwoMusesTheatre.org.
a.m. Lace up your running shoes and head on over to the Detroit Zoo for the 19th annual Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo. Proceeds to benefit the Ruth Roby Glancy Animal Health Complex and veterinary care for the zoo’s animals. The 5K run will begin at 8 a.m. Sun., followed by the 10K run at 9 a.m. The untimed fun walk starts at 9:15 a.m. Registration is available at the zoo the day of the event before races begin. A post-race party will feature live music, family entertainment and complimentary food and beverages. Call (248) 541-5717 or visit detroitzoo.org.
a.m. Celebrate Michigan’s fall harvest at the Birmingham Farmers Market Harvest Festival. There will be lots of hands-on activities for children. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun. Free. 660 N. Old Woodward. Call (248) 530-1200 or visit birminghamfarmersmarket.org.
p.m. AARP Michigan and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will honor Grandparents Day with special activities, such as the Ultimate Wii Experience, museum exhibits, a resource fair and more. 1 p.m. Sun. Free. 315 East Warren, Detroit. Call (313) 494-5800 or visit TheWright.org.