48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit
p.m. Producers of BoxFest Detroit, an annual theater festival that showcasing and creating opportunities for women directors, continues its 2016 festival at Planet Ant Theatre. 3 p.m. A limited number of passes for $30 are available at-the-door and can be reserved online. Day passes are $10 each. Admission is payable by cash only. 2357 Caniff, Hamtramck. Visit boxfestdetroit.com.
p.m. Attend the Arab American Celebration at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (“The Mercado”). Activities for the entire family include art, poetry, music, dancing, crafts, a fashion show, food truck (Halal), face painting, henna and more. 4-8 p.m. Rain or shine. 2826 Bagley, Detroit.
p.m. Step out in style and enjoy an evening of music when Mayaeni returns to Detroit for the Neighborhood Flavor Block Party with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey at Majestic Theater Grounds. Highlights include live entertainment, food and complimentary Jack Honey cocktails. 2-7 p.m. 4140 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 833-9700.
p.m. The Liberation Film Series continues in honor of the 185th anniversary of Nat Turner’s Rebellion at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. See a screening of the film “Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property,” with special guest speaker Dr. Melvin T. Peters, a professor at the Department of African American Studies at Eastern Michigan University. 2 p.m. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. Visit thewright.org.
p.m. The final Quicken Loans Summer in the Parks series which features Faygo Movie Night in the D at Campus Martius Park will be held this weekend. The featured film is “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” featuring Michigan Philharmonic performing Sci-Phonic, supported by WRCJ 90.9 FM. 8 p.m. Free. Woodward at Fort, downtown Detroit. Visit downtowndetroitparks.com.
SATURDAY / SUNDAY
a.m. Local artists, artisans, music and a grassroots community spirit will set the tone for the fifth annual Hazel Park Fine Art Fair at Green Acres Park. Food will be provided by the Fargin Chef with beverages for adults by Dragonmead Brewery and Griffin Claw Brewing Company. Proceeds from the fair’s booth sales will benefit Promise Zones College Fund. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Free. 620 W. Woodward Heights, Hazel Park. Visit email@example.com.
p.m. Music artists such as Jeffery Osborne, the Ohio Players, Bob James and Spyro Gyra, Brian Culbertson, Najee, Eric Darius, Dee Brown, Bryan Lubeck, Javier Colon and 496 will perform at the third annual Alexander Zonjic’s Shoreline Jazz Festival at Heritage Landing in Muskegon. 1 p.m. Sat., Sun. $30 per day, $50 both days (bring your own chair), or $60 per day, $100 both days (closer to stage with chairs provided). Muskegon. Visit shorelinejazzfestival.com.
p.m. “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World” by filmmaker Werner Herzog will be screened at the Detroit Film Theatre. For this non-fiction presentation, Herzog conducted interviews with cyberspace pioneers such as Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, and internet protocol inventor Bob Kahn. $9.50, $7.50 DIA members, seniors and students with I.D. Inside the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Midtown Detroit. Visit dia.org/dft.
a.m. Don’t miss the 42nd annual “Art on the Lake” on the grounds of the Community Association of Northfield Hills. Shop for juried art items, including pottery, watercolor, fiberart, stained glass, and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Parking is also free, but a donation can be made to the Boy Scouts of America who will supervise the area. Corner of Coolidge and Long Lake, Troy. Call (248) 641-9070 or visit artonthelake.com.
p.m. Be there for the opening of “Connections: The Artistry of Bits and Pieces, The Latest Work of Nanci LaBret Einstein and Jay Knapp” at Janice Charach Gallery. 1-4 p.m. (This exhibit continues through Sept. 28). 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield Township. Call (248) 432-5579 or visit charachgallery.org.