48 HOURS: Best things to do in Metro Detroit



a.m. Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will host its 12th Oktoberfest celebration with activities, including a petting zoo,carnival games, bounce houses, G-rated movies under the stars at dusk, and more. Noon-10 p.m. Sat. $5, free for children 3 and younger. Bring a can(s) of food to help support the food drive for the community pantry. For every can donated, a person will receive a chance to win prizes. 2225 E. 14 Mile, Birmingham. Visit oslcoktoberfest.com.

p.m. Treat the kids to an afternoon out at PuppetArt Theatre for its final performance of “Sleeping Beauty.” 2 p.m. Sat. $5 children, $10 adults. 25 E. Grand River, Detroit. Visit puppetart.org.

p.m. Singer/songwriter Elliot Moss will perform at the Pike Room. 7 p.m. Sat. $12 advance, $14 at-the-door. 1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac. Call (248) 858-9333.


a.m. The American Sewing Expo at Suburban Collection Showplace is for anyone interested in making crafts, garments, home decor, costumes and more. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $14 adults, free for children 15 and younger. One-hour seminars are $14. Parking is $5. 46100 Grand River at Beck, Novi. Call (248) 889-3111 or visit AmericanSewingExpo.com.

a.m. Sports enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Sports Cards & Collectibles Show at Gibraltar Trade Center. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., Sun. 237 N. River, Mt. Clemens. Visit gibraltartrade.com.

a.m. Over 120 juried artists from 17 states will offer their work for sale at the 12th annual Funky Ferndale Art Fair. Attendees will have the opportunity to assist in painting a mural with assistance from nationally-known artist Hubert Massey. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Free. Nine Mile at Woodward. Visit funkyferndaleartfair.com.

p.m. See the Farmington Players season opener, “The Vast Difference,” a comedy by Michigan actor Jeff Daniels. 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Through Oct. 15. $16 adults, $14 seniors, students. There’s a $2 discount off each adult ticket for groups of 10 or more. On Thrifty Thursday (Oct. 13), tickets will be $14. Call (248) 553-2955 or visit farmingtonplayers.org.

p.m. Barefoot Productions presents “the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. $17 general, $15 students with I.D. 240 N. Main, Plymouth. Visit justgobarefoot.com.


p.m. Hustle for History at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. 5-7 p.m. Sun. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit. Visit thewright.org.

Jocelynn Brown