48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit


p.m. Brooklyn-born actor and stand-up comedian Brian Scolaro will get the laughter going this weekend at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. 8, 10:30 p.m. Sat. $18. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900 or visit comedycastle.com.

p.m. The Michigan Opera Theatre presents Eisenhower Dance’s 25th anniversary performance in celebration of the organization’s 25th year as Metro Detroit’s premiere dance company at the Detroit Opera House. 7:30 p.m. Sat. $25-$83. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. Call (313) 237-7464 or visit michiganopera.org.

p.m. For one night only, see Barefoot Productions’ presentation of “Cure for the Wintertime Blues 2,” under the direction of Tim Majik. 8 p.m. Sat. $15 (purchased online only). 240 N. Main, Plymouth. Call (734) 404-6889 or visit justgobarefoot.com.

Saturday / Sunday

p.m. Catch nationally-known jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic and Friends performing at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe. 6, 8:30 p.m. Sat., Sun. Reservations are recommended. 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe. Call (313) 882-5299 or visit dirtydogjazz.com.

p.m. Bloomfield Players Community Theater presents “The Addams Family,” a new musical comedy at the old Lahser High School Theater. 7 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $15 adults, $12 seniors and students. 3456 Lahser, Bloomfield Hills. Call (248) 433-0885.

p.m. The Michigan premiere of “Butler,” by Richard Strand, will be performed at the Detroit Repertory Theatre. 3, 8:30 p.m. Sat. and 2, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $20 at the door. Parking is free. Call (313) 868-1347 or visit detroitreptheatre.com.

p.m. Witness a close-up look at being a young adult making their way through the world as it’s performed by all puppet characters in “Avenue Q” at the Baldwin Theatre. The puppets will be operated by nine of the show’s 12 performers wearing neutral tones, but appearing in full sight. 2, 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. $24. (Performances continue through Feb. 7). 415 S. Lafayette, downtown Royal Oak. Call (248) 541-6430 or visit stagecrafters.org.

p.m. See what happens when love, passion and political intrigue are played out at the Grosse Pointe Theatre for its production of “Chess — The Musical.” 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. $24. 32 Lakeshore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms. Call (313) 881-4004.


p.m. See “Berenstain Bears Live! in Family Matters” about Bear Country, where a family of bears sing and dance, at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. This performance is an adaptation of three of The Berenstain Bears’ books. 1, 4 p.m. Sun. $15, $5 students. Call (586) 286-2222 or visit MacombCenter.com.

p.m. Get your groove on and “Hustle for History” at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. 5 p.m. Sun. $7, free for members. This event helps support the museum’s ongoing membership efforts. All ages welcome. 315 E. Warren, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 494-5800 or visit thewright.org.

Jocelynn Brown