48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit



p.m. If you love a good time on the water, then don’t miss Rockin’ the Shores Music & Beer Festival. Attendees can sample a variety of beers, while listening to live music and enjoying food and shopping with a host of vendors. 1-11 p.m. Sat. Tickets ($30 each) are available at BrownPaperTickets.com. $35 at-the-door. 22201 Nine Mile, St. Clair Shores. Call (313) 402-5657.

p.m. Catch “The Voice” finalist Laith Al Saadi as he performs live at the Fillmore Detroit. 7 p.m. Sat. $31-$47. 2115 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 961-5451.


a.m. Attend the Northville Heritage Festival, formerly known as the Victorian Festival, where there will be entertainment, games, fundraising efforts by local nonprofit groups and more. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Free. Downtown Northville. Visit northville.org.

a.m. Shop for unique and handmade items made by over 140 juried artists at the 42nd annual Common Ground Birmingham Street Art Fair, presented by the Guild of Artists & Artisans, in downtown Birmingham. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Call (734) 662-3382 or email info@theguild.org.

a.m. The fourth annual Ann Arbor Russian Festival lets you experience Russian culture, food, entertainment and shopping on the grounds of St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 1-7 p.m. Sun. $1, free for children younger than 7. Parking is free. 9900 Jackson, Dexter. Call (734) 475-4590.

a.m. Boating enthusiasts will want to attend the Metro Boat Show at Lake St. Clair Metropark. Hundreds of boats will be on display, ranging from 10-60 feet. 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Parking will be available at Metropark for $10, or free with a seasonal pass. Metro Parkway, Harrison Township. Visit metroboatshow.net.

p.m. See a performance of “You Can’t Take It With You,” by Mos Hart and George S. Kaufman, when the Hilberry Theatre kicks off its new season. Select dates now through Oct. 2. 4743 Cass (on the campus of Wayne State University), Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 577-2972.

p.m. Spend an evening at the Detroit Film Theatre watching a presentation of “Mia Madre” (Italy/20015) and see what happens when an American actor is imported to Italy by filmmaker Margherita, who tries to juggle work-related demands and more. 7 p.m. Sat., 4:30 p.m. Sun. $9.50 general, $7.50 students with I.D. Inside the Detroit Institute of Arts. Call (313) 833-4005 or visit dia.org.

Jocelynn Brown