48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit


p.m. Get your laugh on this weekend with stand-up comedian Joe Machi at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. Machi has performed his routine on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and won the 2013 NY Comedy Festival’s Funniest Comedian Competition. Also appearing will be Ziggy Klett with Jason Hagle as the emcee. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10. Must be at least 18 years of age to attend. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900 or visit comedycastle.com.

p.m. “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” by William Shakespeare will be performed at Hilberry Theatre under the direction of Michael J. Barnes. 2 p.m. Sat. (Continues through March 12). $32 adults, $26 WSU alumni, $10 students. 4743 Cass, Detroit. Call (313) 577-2972 or visit hilberry1.com.

p.m. Moving with Detroit, powered by ARTLAB J, in partnership with Marcus White/White Werx, presents “Moving Sustainability Forward in the Arts at Light Box. Included will be a screening of Lisa LaMarre and Erin Wilson’s dance film mechanical response and “Moving with Detroit” magazine updates. Refreshments will be served. 4 p.m. Sat. (Doors open at 3:30 p.m.). $5, free for ARTLAB members. 8641 Linwood, Detroit. Call (313) 638-2192.


a.m. Sesame Street Live’s “Let’s Dance!” features furry and feathered friends performing live on stage at the Fox Theatre. 10:30 a.m., 2, 5 p.m. Sat., Sun. (Performances continue through Feb. 7). $15-$65. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 471-3099.

p.m. See “Avenue Q,” a laugh-out-loud Sesame Street musical satire for adults, performed at Baldwin Theatre. See what happens when Princeton, a recent college graduate, moves to a shabby New York apartment only to learn that not only people, but colorful puppets live there. 2, 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. $24 (all seats reserved). 415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Call (248) 541-6430 or visit stagecrafters.org.


a.m. The Walter P. Chrysler Club, Great Lakes Region, will host the WPC Winter Swap Meet at Gibraltar Trade Center. Thousands of mopar parts will be available for sale. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. $10 (early bird, 7-8 a.m.), $3 general (8 a.m.-3 p.m.). 237 N. River, Mt. Clemens. Call (586) 465-6440.

p.m. Be at Cliff Bells Jazz Club for a Detroit celebration of Piano Night in the tradition of New Orleans. Performers include pianist and singer Dave Bennett, Jon Milan, aka Ragtime Jon, a pianist, educator and author of “Detroit: Ragtime and the Jazz Age.”, and Matthew Ball, aka the Motor City Boogie Woogie Kid, known as Michigan’s leading boogie woogie man. 5-8 p.m. Sun. $10. 2030 Park, Detroit. Call (313) 961-2545 or visit cliffbells.com.

Jocelynn Brown