48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit


a.m. Be part of the second annual Healthy Dearborn Family Bike Ride at Ford Field Park. The 6.5-mile ride will start and end at the park. All ages and abilities of bikers are welcome to participate in this police-assisted ride. Snacks and safe biking material will be available before the ride at the North Shelter of the park. Children younger than 12 must be with an adult. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Sat., and the ride starts at 10 a.m. 500 Monroe, Dearborn. Call (313) 943-2285 or visit cityofdearborn.org/.


a.m. Camping enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Detroit Camper & RV Show at Suburban Collection Showplace. See what’s new in recreation vehicles, parts and accessories, in addition to obtaining information on campgrounds, onsite RV financing and RV rentals. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. $10 adults (13 years and older), $9 seniors, free for children 12 and younger. (See website for discount tickets.) Call (517) 349-8881 or visit marvac.org. 46100 Grand River, Novi.

a.m. Get an early start on holiday shopping at the Holiday Craft Blast, presented by Art Fair Fun, at St. Mary’s School. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. and noon-5 p.m. Sun. $3 adults, free for children 11 and younger. Free parking. 3535 Commerce, on the corner of Orchard Lake, Orchard Lake.

p.m. The Theatre Company at the University of Detroit Mercy will present its final performances of “Alabama Story” at the Marlene Boll Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. $22-$30 adults, $10-$15 students. Boll Family YMCA, 1401 Broadway, Downtown Detroit. Call (313) 993-3270 or email theatre@udmercy.edu.

p.m. Don’t miss seeing a “Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” at the Fisher Theatre as part of its first national tour. This performance tells the story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune. 2, 8 p.m. Sat. and 2, 7:30 p.m. Sun. (through Oct. 16). $39. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. Call 1 (800) 982-2787, or visit ticketmaster.com.


p.m. The “Osiris Legend,” Music Hall’s latest commission and collaboration with the Chicago Dance Company, Ron De Jesus Dance, will be presented at Music Hall. Persons interested in the filming process will want to see this presentation. 3 p.m. Sun. Free. (The ballet will be presented in its entirety Sat. at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30-$50.) 350 Madison, Detroit. Call (313) 887-8501 or visit musichall.org.

p.m. Cranbrook Art Museum will present a special symposium, “Free Radicals,” in celebration of the last day of the exhibition, “Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia.” An audience Q&A session will follow. 1-4 p.m. Sun. $10 general, $8 seniors (65-plus), and $6 students. 39221 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills. Visit cranbrookartmuseum.org.

Jocelynn Brown