48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit


p.m. Don’t miss the MLK Comedy Jam with Arnez J., Luenell and Karlous Miller at the Masonic Temple. 8 p.m. Sat. $45-$95. 500 Temple, Detroit. Visit ticketmaster.com.

p.m. If you’re a beer lover, then you won’t want to miss the Royal Oak Beer Fest, hosted by the Polar Beer Club, at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Highlights include 40 breweries, over 100 brews, ciders, food vendors and more. 7:30-11 p.m. (VIP at 6:30 p.m.) Sat. Advance tickets are $45 (tasting) and $65 (VIP). 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. Call (248) 246-3276.

p.m. Stop by the Magic Bag as Live the Who channels its inner Townshend, Moon, Entwistle and Daltrey for a Who concert performance. The band will be celebrating the 45th anniversary of the release of the Who’s “Who’s Next” album by performing their record and classic hits. Tales of Charm will open the show. $12 advance. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. Call (248) 544-1991.

p.m. Join stand-up comedian Joe Matarese at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle for an evening of laughs as he pokes fun at his family, his own neuroses, life with a 5-year-old, his baby daughter and marriage to a psychologist. $10. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sat. You must be at least 18 years of age. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900.

p.m. Attend a “Family Activity Series” for the entire family at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Create a new year wishing wand, an affirmation bookmark, or trace your hand to make hands that you can write on and see your dreams and goals for the year. 1-3 p.m. Sat. Free. 315 E. Warren, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 494-5872.


p.m. You may find just what you’ve been looking for at the Sports Cards & Collectibles Show at Gibraltar Trade Center. Shop for sports cards, gaming cards, authographed sports gear, posters, photos, prints, action figures and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. 237 North River, Mt. Clemens. Call (586) 465-6440.


p.m. Bloomfield Players Community Theater presents performances of “The Addams Family,” a new musical comedy,” at the old Lahser High School Theater. 2 p.m. Sun. $15 adults, $12 seniors and students. 3456 Lahser, Bloomfield Hills. Call (248) 433-0885.

p.m. Grosse Pointe Theatre’s 68th season will include performances of “Chess, The Musical.” See what happens as the U.S.-Soviet rivalry plays out through an international chess championship at Grosse Pointe War Memorial Theater. 2 p.m. Sun. $24. (Performances continue through Jan. 30.) Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Farms. Call (313) 881-4004 or visit gpt.org.

p.m. March on Main Street in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Lineup begins Sun. at 12:15 p.m. at Prospect Hill. There will be a brief presentation at 1 p.m. with a performance of the national anthem. The route goes down Main and ends at the Suzanne Haskew Arts Center on Milford’s southside. Downtown Milford. Visit HVMLKDay.org.

Jocelynn Brown