48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit



a.m. Don’t let the little ones miss the seventh annual Boo at the Belle Isle Nature Zoo. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and bring a bag for treats. Bags will not be handed out at the event. Guests can go on a scavenger hunt and walk an indoor forest trail in search of treats, all to the sounds of Halloween. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Free. Belle Isle, Jefferson at the foot of East Grand Boulevard. The Nature Zoo is at the east end of Belle Isle, near the Blue Heron Lagoon. belleislenaturezoo.org/.

a.m.Four-legged trick-or-treaters can get cat nip and dog bones at the Pet Supplies Plus/Bloomfield Hills . There will also be a haunted photo set for pets and their owners. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. 2057 S. Telegraph. For tips on safe pet costumes, go to AddysPSP.wordpress.com.

a.m. It’s closing day at the Rochester Farmer’s Market, but ghouls and goblins are invited to participate in trick-or-treating and receive free goodie bags, compliments of the Rochester Downtown Development Authority. While there, shop for fresh fall bounty, including squash, pumpkins, apples, cider and more. 10 a.m.-noon. Sat. Downtown Rochester. Call (248) 656-0060 or visit DowntownRochesterMI.com.

p.m. Matrix Theatre Company presents their annual installment of “Haunted Theatre,” an original interactive tale. See what happens when a group of teens receive a mysterious invitation to a haunted house. 8 p.m. Sat. $12 adults, $8 seniors and students. 2730 Bagley, Detroit. Reserve tickets by calling (313) 967-0599.

p.m. Drummer Jeremy Cunningham will be at Cliff Bells with quartet members, Jeff Parker (guitar), Josh Johnson (saxophone) and Matt Ulery (bass). 9:30 p.m. Sat. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. (313) 961-2543.


a.m. “Inspiring Beauty, 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair,” continues at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and 1-5 p.m. Sun. (through Jan. 3, 2016). $8 adults, $5 seniors 62-plus and youth (3-12), free for children younger than 3, and members. 315 E. Warren, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 494-5800.

p.m. Two Muses Theatre presents “The Two Mediums” featuring certified mediums Elizabeth Brown and Charles Klepadlo, who will provide some audience members a chance to receive a message from departed love ones. 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. $20 advance, $23 at door. Free parking. Inside Barnes & Noble, 6800 Orchard Lake, Bloomfield. twomusestheatre.org.

p.m. This is your final weekend to see the Detroit premiere of “Dirty Dancing — The Classic Story On Stage” at the Fisher Theatre. 2, 8 p.m. Sat. and 2, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $39-$95. 3011 W. Grand Blvd. (313) 872-1000 or visit broadwayindetroit.com.


p.m. See Wild Swan Theater’s newest production, “Rosie the Riveter,” by playwright Jeff Duncan and composer Brian E. Buckner, at Cobblestone Farm. Be among the first to enjoy the select songs and scenes. 4-6 p.m. Sun. $50, $75, $125. 2781 Packard, Ann Arbor. Tickets are available at-the-door or by calling (734) 995-0530.

p.m. Chili Challis, nationally known comic and former writer for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” will perform at the Yellow Barn. Challis has worked with Fred Willard, George Lopez, Steve Harvey, Sinbad, Drew Carey, Ellen Degeneres, Gilbert Gottfried, Arsenio Hall . 8 p.m. Sun. $10. 416 W. Huron, Ann Arbor. Call (734) 985-0875. emergentarts.com.

Jocelynn Brown