72 Hours: Best things to do Metro Detroit
a.m. Consider giving a homeless animal a home at the pet adoption event at Gibraltar Trade Center. Adoptions will be made available via Macomb County Animal Control. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday. Free. 237 N. River, Mount Clemens. Call (586) 465-6440.
p.m. Get your laugh on this Memorial Day weekend with stand-up comedian Dave Landau, who’ll be performing on stage at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. 8 p.m. $18. Must be at least 18 years of age to attend. 310 South Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900 or visit comedycastle.com.
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a.m. The Detroit Historical Museum presents “Motown Black & White” in its community gallery. This exhibit, based on the Motown book “Hype & Soul: Behind the Scenes at Motown,” runs through July 3. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Fri. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Free. Parking is $7. 5401 Woodward (northwest corner of Kirby) in Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 833-7979 or visit detroithistorical.org.
a.m. See the multimedia exhibition “Dance! American Art 1830-1960” at the Detroit Institute of Arts. More than 90 paintings, sculptures, photographs and costumes from the DIA, American and international museums, and private collections are displayed as a celebration and explanation of the importance of dance in American culture. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and Sun. $14 (adults), $7 (ages 6-17). Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents pay $10 (adults) and $5 (ages 6-17). Admission is free for DIA members. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 833-7900 or visit dia.org.
a.m. The 44th annual Glass International Exhibition is being held at Habatat Galleries. Possibly the largest and oldest art glass exhibition in the world, this event attracts some of the finest artists working in the medium, and enthusiasts from around the world. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. and noon-5 p.m. Sun. (through July 25). Free. 4400 Fernlee, Royal Oak. Call (248) 554-0590 or visit habatat.com.
p.m. Brownie’s on the Lake will host a pre-Memorial Day celebration, an indoor/outdoor event featuring some of Detroit’s top dee jays, incluing DJ Godfather. Enjoy dancing, drinking, and mingling with other partygoers along the waterfront of Lake St. Clair. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Sun. Advance tickets are $15 general, $25 VIP (includes minimal or no-line access to bars and other areas). 24214 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. Call (586) 445-8080 or visit browniesonthelake.com.
a.m. Don’t miss the 35th annual Beverly Hills Parade and Carnival in celebration of Memorial Day. The parade begins at 11 a.m. Monday at Groves High School on Evergreen, heading north then continuing east down Beverly to Beverly Park, where the carnival will be held until 3 p.m. A special ceremony and Coast Guard fly-over is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. around the flagpole. Other highlights include fire trucks from Beverly Hills and vehicles from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department. Visit villagebeverlyhills.com.
a.m. Help honor those who lost their lives for this country by attending Dearborn’s 92nd Memorial Day Parade. This year’s event centers around the “prevention of veteran suicides,” and the parade route has been changed to end at Henry Ford Centennial Library. The parade will head west on Michigan from Maple to the Centennial Library (16301 Michigan). Activities begin at 9:40 a.m. Monday with a military funeral procession along the parade route. Visit cityofdearborn.org.