48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit
p.m. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle is the place to be for a good laugh when standup comedian Mike Green takes over the stage. Green is the winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and New York Comedy Expo. Also appearing will be Mark Boyd with Wes Ward as the emcee. Doors open at 7 p.m. $18. You must be at least 18 years of age to attend. 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900 or visit comedycastle.com.
p.m. Be there when Las Vegas magician and Michigan native Aaron Radatz returns to the Village Theater at Cherry Hill for two shows. Radatz began doing magic at age 6 after receiving a magic set from his grandmother for Christmas. He recently received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Central Michigan University. 5 and 7 p.m. Sat. $18-$24. 50400 Cherry Hill, Canton. Call (734) 394-5300 or visit cantonvillagetheater.org or aaronradatz.com.
TODAY / SUNDAY
a.m. Be inspired by the “50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair” exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and 1-5 p.m. Sun. (This exhibit ends Jan. 3). 315 E. Warren, Detroit. Call (313) 494-5800 or visit TheWright.org.
p.m. Celebrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History. 6 p.m. Sat., Sun. Free. (This event continues daily through Jan. 1). 315 E. Warren, Midtown Detroit. For a full schedule of events, visit TheWright.org.
p.m. See “Wild Lights,” a light display presented by Bank of America, as a glowing holiday event at the Detroit Zoo. $9 advance, $11 at-the-gate for ages 2 and older. (Advance tickets are available at all Kroger stores.) 8450 W. Ten Mile, Royal Oak. Call (248) 541-5717 or visit detroitzoo.org.
p.m. Join Yulya Dukhovny of Microscope Toy Theatre for a puppet show performance, inspired by the Japanese storytelling tradition of Kamishibai, at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Following the performance, audience members can create a paper character from the show and talk with the artist. Noon, 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun. (This event continues Mon.). Inside the lecture Hall on the first level. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 833-7900 or visit dia.org.
a.m. The Glancy Trains Show returns to the Detroit Historical Museum during the holiday season. Shop with local collectors and dealers who will be selling model trains, accessories, structures, switches and track. On site technical assistance and repair will also be available. Have your old train appraised for $3. There will also be train workshops, a caricature artist on-hand, safety programs and more. $2. Parking is $7. 5401 Woodward (northwest corner of Kirby), Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 833-1805 or visit detroithistorical.org.