48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit


a.m. Attend a live appreciation broadcast featuring L.J. Reynolds with the Rev. Horace Sheffield on 910 AM in the DABO (Detroit Association of Black Organizations Inc.) Building. Highlights include a new music premiere, free buffet and concert ticket giveaway. 8-10 a.m. Free. 12048 Grand River, Detroit. Visit dabodetroitinc.com.

a.m. Shop for treasures at the annual Troy Community Garage Sale and Flea Market at Liberty Center Parking Garage, where more than 100 vendors will be on site. Concessions will be available. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $2 per person, free for children 11 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the Troy Senior Program. Free parking on the roof of the garage. Corner of Livernois and Big Beaver, Troy. Call (248) 524-3484 or visit troymi.gov.

a.m. Yourcomiccon.com presents the “Taylor Cosplay-Con: Where Imaginations Take Hold and Alter Egos Come to life!” at the Taylor Town Center. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. A costume ball, hosted by Crazy Mark TV and DJ Ego 7, will be held from 8-11 p.m. “Dress to impress.” $5 for the show, $5 for the party, or $7.50 for both. 22525 Ecorse, Taylor. Call (734) 258-5026 or visit yourcomiccon.com.

a.m. What may be Detroit’s largest meditation gathering, The Heartfelt Conference, will be held at Cobo Center. There will be a musical performance from Grammy-nominated flutist Shashank Subramanyam. Free. Registration is required. 9 a.m.-noon (morning program) and 2-6 p.m. (afternoon program). One Washington, downtown Detroit. To register, visit conference.heartfulnessinstitute.org/detroit.

Saturday / Sunday

a.m. Pewabic Pottery will unveil its new “Postcards From Detroit” ceramic giftware, including the Eastern Market Tile, at its 26th annual Pewabic House & Garden Show. 11 a.m. Sat. and Sun. Free. 10125 E. Jefferson (one mile east of Belle Isle), Detroit. Call (313) 626-2000.

a.m. Anton Art Center presents the annual Mount Clemens Fine Art and Craft Fair and shop for unique items, see pottery wheel-throwing demonstrations, enjoy music and entertainment, treat the little ones to a Kids’ Art Zone and purchase summertime favorites from local food vendors. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Downtown Mount Clemens.

a.m. Learn “History in the Neighborhood” at the third annual event that showcases contributions of black soldiers in the U.S. military, from the Civil War up to present day, at Littlefield Playfield. Highlights will include re-enactments of the Civil War’s 102nd U.S. Colored Troops, the Buffalo Soldiers and military war heroes. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Behind Noble Elementary School, 8646 Fullerton, Detroit.

a.m. Over 100 artists, 12 local bands and “art-music-weirdos-fun,” will top the list of things to see and enjoy at PeaceFest Art & Music Festival at L.A. Cafe. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Free. 5815 Dixie Highway, Waterford. Email: PeaceFestFestival@gmail.com.

p.m.. Performances of the musical “Forever Plaid” continue at Meadowbrook Theatre. 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 and 6:30 p.m. Sun. $27-$42 (through June 19). On the campus of Oakland University, 2200 N. Squirrel, Rochester. Call (248) 377-3300 or visit mbtheatre.com or ticketmaster.com.

p.m. Two Muses Theatre presents its first musical, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” in its new space. 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. (through June 19). Advance tickets are $23 adults, and $21 seniors 62-plus and students. Tickets are $2 more at the door. Inside Monster Box Theatre, 2529 Elizabeth Lake, Waterford. Email twomusestheatre@gmail.com.

p.m.. See the Motown-inspired broadway musical “Dreamgirls,” performed by Stagecrafters at Baldwin Theatre. 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. (Performances continue through June 26.) $22 and $24. 415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak. Call (248) 541-6430.


p.m. Stop by Source Booksellers for a book talk on Lawrence Hill’s “The Illegal” with Janet Jones. 4 p.m. Free. 4240 Cass, Suite 105, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 832-1155.

Jocelynn Brown