48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit
a.m. The “Just Imagine ...” Festival of the Arts will be held at Costick Center. This exhibit is being presented by the City of Farmington Hills Cultural Arts Division, Farmington Community Arts Council, Farmington Public Schools and the Farmington Area Arts Commission. The Farmington Art Foundation’s traditional spring exhibit and sale will be held in conjunction with the exhibit. 28600 W. Eleven Mile, Farmington. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $15. Call (248) 473-1859 or visit recreg.fhgov.com or farmingtonarts.org.
a.m. Shop for unique handmade items at the Fiber Feast hosted by the Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild at Washtenaw Community College. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River, Ann Arbor. Visit annarborfiberarts.org.
p.m. If you’re a real bacon lover, don’t miss the Bacon Bash at the Royal Oak Farmers Market where there will be plenty of brews, wine and cocktail samples. There will be more than 100 samples of bacon-inspired savory and sweet treats, snacks and more. Participating restaurants include Motor City Soul Food, Achatz Pies, The International Culinary School, Firehouse Subs, Brownie Gourmet, Cheese Street, Guernsey Farms Dairy, and others. $45, $55 (VIP). 7:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. VIP). 316 E. Eleven Mile (two blocks east of Main), Royal Oak. Call (248) 543-1000 or visit BaconBash.com.
p.m. See canine daredevils when Chris Perondi, “The Stunt Dog Guy,” presents “The Stunt Dog Experience” at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. Enjoy performances by some of the most athletic dogs in the world, all adopted from shelters around the country. 1 and 4 p.m. $29 ($15 children 12 and younger). On the campus of Macomb Community College, 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township. Call (586) 286-2222 or visit MacombCenter.com.
p.m. The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the place to be for an “African Art Sale: Private Collection” event. The sale will include one-of-a-kind masks, cultural statues, bronzes and decorative textiles. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 315 E. Warren, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 241-6198 or visit TheWright.org.
p.m. Join Wigs 4 Kids as they welcome Eos Cafe & Coffee House to the community during a charity preview event. Enjoy soups, salads, sandwiches, coffee and soft drinks, along with entertainment and raffles. $10. 5-9 p.m. 30625 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Call (586) 772-6656 or email email@example.com.
p.m. “In a Quandary,” a dance concert with works by Maeve McEwen, Ayana McPherson and Lena Oren, will be presented by the Department of Dance at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance at the Betty Studio Theater. 8 p.m. Sat. $7 at-the-door. 1310 N. University Court, Ann Arbor. Call (734) 763-5461 or visit music.umich.edu/ departments/dance/studentsconcerts.html.
SATURDAY / SUNDAY
a.m. The Detroit Zoo will host its fourth annual GreenFest to celebrate Earth Day. GreenFest is supported by DTE Energy, Kroger and Metro PCS. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. both days. Bring a cell phone for recycling and receive a reduced admission price of $9. Admission is free for Detroit Zoological Society members. 8450 W. 10 Mile, Royal Oak. Call (248) 541-5717 or visit detroitzoo.org.
a.m. The Birmingham Education Foundation will sponsor its annual BEF Garage Sale. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sun. (Shop from 8-9 a.m. Sat. for a $1 early entry fee.) Berkshire Middle School, 21707 W. 14 Mile, Beverly Hills.
p.m. The Broadway musical “Oklahoma!” comes to life when the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance performs on stage at Bonstelle Theatre. This is a classic tale of a romance between a cowboy and a farm girl performed to the sound of high energy music. 3424 Woodward, Midtown Detroit. $25 ($10 students). 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Call (313) 577-2960 or visit theatreanddance.wayne.edu.
p.m. The Motor City Irish Fest will host a festival preview party at Dunleavy’s Irish Pub. Four bands (The Diggers, Bill Grogan’s Goat, Johnney Manning Band and Terry Murphy and friends), will perform. 3-8 p.m. No cover charge. 6004 Allen, Allen Park. Call (313) 382-4545.