48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit


a.m. Attend a Psychic and Astrology Fair with Rich Milostan at Troy Masonic Center. Admission is $5. Readings are $25 (15 minutes), $35 (full reading). 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. 1032 Hartland (two blocks north of Big Beaver), Troy. Call (248) 528-2610 or visit RichMilostanAstrologer.com.

p.m. You’ve seen him on the Late Show with David Letterman, now check out longtime stand-up comedian, writer and actor Andy Hendrickson when he performs on stage at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. Also appearing will be Frazer Smith and T. J. Wharry as emcee. 8, 10:30 p.m. Sat. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) $18. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900 or visit comedycastle.com.

p.m. Catch the Anti-Freeze Blues Festival featuring Bob Margolin in concert at the Magic Bag. This event is a benefit for the Detroit Blues Society. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sat. $20 advance. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. Call (248) 544-1991 or visit themagicbag.com.

p.m. See the timeless classic “Sleeping Beauty” when it’s performed at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. 3 p.m. Sat. Prices start at $40 ($15 for children 12 and younger). 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township. Call (586) 286-2222 or visit macombcenter.com.


a.m. If you love to fish, then don’t miss the Ultimate Fishing Show at Suburban Collection Showplace. The show is all about fishing tackle, fishing trips, fishing boats and features Lake Ultimate, Trout Pond, seminar stages, a fish fry and more. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $10 adults, $4 children (6-14) and free for children five and younger. Call (800) 328-6550 or visit ultimatefishingshow.com.

p.m. The Detroit Historical Society’s Winter Film Series returns with two screenings, “Detroit Mob Confidential” (Sat.) and “More Bob-lo Memories” (Sun.) at the Detroit Historical Museum. 3 p.m. both days. Free. Parking is $7. 5401 Woodward (northwest corner of Kirby), Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 833-5538 or visit detroithistorical.org.

p.m. See “Legends” by James Kirkwood at Meadow Brook Theatre in celebration of its 50th anniversary. This is the fictional “Star Wars” The Play,” a comedic trip to the 1980s. $27-$42. (Performances run now through Jan. 31.) On the campus of Oakland University , 2200 N. Squirrel, Rochester. Call (248) 370-3316 or visit ticketmaster.com.

p.m. Hear filmmaker and critic Francois Truffaut’s audio recordings of the film “Hitchcock/Truffaut” at the Detroit Film Theatre. 7, 9:30 p.m. Sat., 2, 4:30 p.m. Sun. Inside the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 833-7900 or visit dia.org.


p.m. Catie Curtis, a veteran singer/songwriter folk performer, and Maia Sharp, whose songs have been recorded by the Dixie Chicks, Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood, Cher, Art Garfunkel and others, will entertain the audience at the Ark. 7:30 p.m. Sun. (Doors open at 7 p.m.). Seating is first come-first serve. 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. Call (734) 761-1800 or visit theark.org.

p.m. Northville District Library is the place to be this weekend if you’re interested in learning about your ancestors. Karen Krugman, a professional genealogist and co-author of “The Ford Family Cemetery” book, will give a presentation showcasing holdings available when you visit the courthouse in the community where your ancestors lived. 1:15-4:30 p.m. Sun. A short business meeting and refreshments will take place at 2:30 p.m. Free. 212 West Cady, Northville. Call (248) 349-9079 or visit rootsweb.com/~mings.

Jocelynn Brown