48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit
p.m. Stop by Campus Martius and raise a stein at Quicken Loans’ Summer in the Parks end of season inaugural event, PARKtoberfest. Food, beverages and some activities will be available for purchase. Featured beers will include the seasonal Bloktoberfest, specialty German Octoberfest brews, harvest wines and ciders. Noon-10 p.m. Sat. Free. Woodward at the intersection of Fort, downtown Detroit. Call (313) 962-0101.
p.m. Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will host its 11th annual Oktoberfest celebration. This year’s event includes a petting zoo and ballon art, carnival games, bounce houses, and G-Rated movies under the stars at dusk. Noon-10 p.m. Sat. $5 for those ages 3 and older. 2225 E. 14 Mile, Birmingham. Call (248) 646-6100 or visit osloktoberfest.com or ourshepherd.net.
p.m. Ten-time Grammy award winning a capella group Take 6, recognized as the quintessential group of its kind in every genre, performs at Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center as a benefit for Habitat for Humanity of Western Wayne. 6 p.m. Sat. $25-$75. 21000 Northline, Taylor. Visit brownpapertickets.com.
p.m. The Northville Art House presents its September exhibit, “Ten to One — Interpretations of the Studio Model,” featuring the work of 10 artists. Noon-4 p.m. Sat. Free. (This exhibit continues Tues.-Sat. through Sept. 26). 215 W. Cady, downtown Northville. Call (248) 344-0497 or visit www.northvillearthouse.org.
SATURDAY / SUNDAY
a.m. Don’t miss the Russian Festival with art, borscht, chess and a live performance by Russian performers Otavo Yo and Anastasia Klimzo at St. Vladimir Orthodox Church. The performers traveled all the way from Russia to show their talents on stage. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. and 1-7 p.m. Sun. $1. 9900 Jackson, Dexter. Visit russianfestival.stvladimiraami.org.
p.m. You still have time to catch the high-flying performances of Universoul Circus at Chene Park. 12, 4, 7:30 p.m. Sat. and 12:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sun. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. Call 1-800-345-7000 or (313) 393-7128. Visit universoulcircus.com.
p.m. Barefoot Productions celebrates its 10th season with its first musical production, “Man of La Mancha,” by Dale Wasserman and inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ timeless Don Quixote, volumes I and 11, published in 1605 and 1615. 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. $20. (Performances continue through Oct. 4). 240 N. Main, Plymouth. Call (734) 404-6889 or visit justgobarefoot.com.
p.m. Dr. Carla Wright and Dr. Stephanie Wright, daughters of Dr. Charles Wright, will share stories on growing up as daughters of the man who founded the largest institution in the world dedicated to the African-American experience at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Following the lecture, guided tours of the exhibit “I, Charles H. Wright: My Story,” will be conducted. 5 p.m. Sun. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. Call (313) 494-5800 or visit thewright.org.