48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit
a.m. Join participants of the 25th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Detroit along Detroit’s Riverfront at Chene Park. 7 a.m.: Packet pickup, registration, survivor cafe, children’s area and sponsor booth open. 8 a.m.: Survivor and Memorial Recognition Ceremony, emceed by Lila Lazarus (inside Chene Park Amphitheater). 9 a.m.: 5K start and 5K Walk Start (both for women and men). 10:30 a.m.: Closing ceremony, runner and team awards. 2600 Atwater, Detroit. Call (248) 304-2080 or visit karmanoscancer.org/KomenDetroit/eventinfo.aspx.
p.m. Malcolm X would be 91 this year, and to celebrate, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is hosting a celebration with dance and drumming performed by the El Nur Youth Dancers, libations by Nana Osundara Nefertiti-El, a video presentation and lecture by Mwalimu Ed Vaughn, and more. 2 p.m. Sat. Free. 315 E. Warren, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 494-5800 or visit thewright.org.
a.m. Guardians For Animals and the Clawson Chamber of Commerce have joined together for a day of fun for families and pets at Clawson City Park. Money will help affiliate rescue organizations find permanent homes for animals that would otherwise be euthanized. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. Sat. with check-in for a 2-mile walk that follows at 11 a.m. Registration is $25. Walk participants will receive a T-shirt, snacks and more. Other highlights include pet adoptions, licensing, vaccinations, pet micro chipping for $10, a pet fashion show, magicians, balloon and face-painting artists. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. 635 W. Elmwood. Visit clawsonclawspaws.com.
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a.m. Be sure to see the Instructor Show, an exhibit presented by the Ann Arbor Art Center that celebrates the creativity and skill of instructors. Featured artists include Heather Accurso, Morgan Barrie, Beth Billups, Payton Cook, Kim DeBord, Claudia Selene, Larry Sekulich and Daria Paik White, among others. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. and noon-5 p.m. Sun. 117 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor. Call (734) 994-8004 or visit annarborartcenter.org.
p.m. Mosaic Youth Theatre will present a Midsummer Soulstice at the Detroit Institute of Arts, produced in affiliation with the Public Theatre in New York’s National Public Works initiative. 8 p.m. Sat. and 4 p.m. Sun. $24 general, $18 seniors and students with valid ID. (Priority seating available for an additional $10 per ticket.) 5200 Woodward, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 872-6910 or visit mosaicdetroit.org.
p.m. Don’t miss the 47th annual St. Joan of Arc Spring Festival. Activities include a raffle, bake sale, bingo, an entertainment tent, rides that include a Ferris wheel, and more. Admission $1, free for age 5 and younger. Noon-11 p.m. Sat. and 1-6 p.m. Sun. St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake, St. Clair Shores. Call (586) 773-1602 or visit sjascs.org/festival.
p.m. The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club will host its 28th annual Great Lakes Boating Festival with a range of activities, including displays of antique cars, vintage boats, jet skis and water toys. Noon-7 p.m. Sat. and noon-5 p.m. Sun. Free. 788 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe. Call (313) 884-2500 or visit greatlakesboatingfestival.com.
p.m. The annual International Children’s Festival, organized by the Turkish American Society of Michigan and the Balkan American Community Center, will be held at Henry Ford II High School. Forty different countries will be represented and more than 1,500 people are expected to attend. This event is aimed at fostering intercultural exchange, promoting diversity, peace and understanding among Michiganians, especially children with diverse backgrounds. $7 per person, free for children under age 6. 11911 Clinton River, Sterling Heights. Call (248) 952-8276.