48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit


a.m. Artist Scott Bouwens will demonstrate the art of lampwork at the grand opening of Trollbeads in Twelve Oaks Mall. The first 25 customers will receive a Trollbeads goodie bag. Other highlights include a raffle for prizes and in-store promotions,. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. 27500 Novi, Novi. Call (248) 692-4944.

p.m. Kids ages 12 and younger can take part in an Easter Egg Hunt at Troy Community Center. There will be three categories of egg hunters based on age. Prices are $5 and $8 each. Additional kids and parents can register for $2 each. Following the hunt, there will be a moon bounce, games, and a chance to swim indoors and hunt for gold eggs for prizes. Kids can take photos with the Easter Bunny. 5-8:30 p.m. 3179 Livernois, Detroit. To register, call (248) 524-3484 or visit https://troymi.gov/calendar/calendarweek.

p.m. The Corktown Popes celebrate the release of their new record, “The Body & The Blood” at Magic Bag. Also performing will be Ryan Dillaha & the Miracle Men, and the Brunswick Brawlers. 8 p.m. $10. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. Call (248) 544-1991.

p.m. Comedian Keith Alberstadt will be on stage at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. $18. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900.


a.m. The 21st annual Novi Backyard, Pool & Spa Show returns to Suburban Collection Showplace. Learn about products and services available for outdoor living spaces, including swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, saunas, decks, patios, fencing, outdoor kitchens, landscaping, brick paving and more. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $8, $4 for children 6-14, and free for those 5 and younger. 46100 Grand River, between Novi and Beck, Novi. Call (734) 398-9700 or visit NoviPoolShow.com.

p.m. The Cabin Fever Jazz Festival returns to Ford Community and Performing Arts Center for two days. Jazz artists include Rick Braun, flutist Alexander Zonjic, Marion Meadows, vocalist and keyboradist Joe McBride, Matt Marshak, Lin Rountree and Thornetta Davis. 1-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $25 (bring your own lawn chair), $40 (preferred seats). 15801 Michigan, Dearborn. Call (313) 943-2354 or visit Dearborntheater.com.


p.m. The Ultimate LGBT Wedding & Anniversary Expo is being held at the MotorCity Casino Hotel. Hosted by Between the Lines, this event recognizes the many occasions being celebrated by LGBT couples and their families, following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage. Noon-5 p.m. $10. 2901 Grand River, Detroit. Visit btlweddingexpo.com.

p.m. Don’t miss your last chance to see “Steel Magnolias” at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial Theatre. 2 and 8 p.m. $18. Free parking. 32 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Farms. Call (313) 881-4004 or visit gpt.org.

p.m. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Detroit Alumnae Chapter Arts & Letters Committee, in partnership with Delta Service Through Detroit Foundation Inc., will present the 34th annual scholarship benefit art auction at DSTDFI Headquarters. Highlights include live and silent auctions, music and light refreshments. 3-7 p.m. $35 donation. 24760 W. Seven Mile at Grand River, Detroit. Free parking. For tickets, call (313) 204-1262 or send an email to lolenneal@aol.com.

p.m. Celebrate the 36th season of Wild Swan Theater at its annual benefit concert “An Afternoon of Ann Arbor’s Best!” at the Ark. Talent includes Gemini with Emily Slomovits, Peter Madcat Ruth, Brian E. Buckner with Sarah Briggs and Joe Reilly with Allison Radell. Storyteller and AADL youth librarian Laura Pershin Raynor will be the emcee. 1:30 p.m. $15 or $50 for a family four-pack. Call (734) 995-0530 or visit wildswantheater.org.

p.m. Attorney turned boogie, blues and ragtime musician Matthew Ball, known as the Boogie Woogie Kid, will perform at the main branch of the Clinton Macomb Library. 2 p.m. Free. 40900 Clinton Township. Call (586) 226-5020.

Jocelynn Brown