48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit


p.m. Stop by Whole Foods Market and join “Edible WOW” magazine and the Wine Counselor for a wine tasting event. Try to stump the wine counselor with your wine questions. Noon-3 p.m. Sat. Free. 2750 E. Grand River, East Lansing. Call (517) 319-2000.

p.m. Stand-up comedian Dan St. Germain will perform at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. Germain has been seen on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and “John Oliver’s New York Standup Show” on Comedy Central. Also appearing will be Paul Piziks with Martez Jackson as the emcee. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sat. $10. Patrons must be 18 or older. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900 or visit comedycastle.com.

Saturday / Sunday

a.m. Find everything you need to remodel and design your home all under one roof at the Novi Home Show at Suburban Collection Showplace. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $10 adults (13 years and older), $9 seniors (55-plus), free for children 12 and younger. Parking is $5. 46100 Grand River, Novi. Call (248) 862-1018 or (248) 737-4477, or visit novihomeshow.com.

p.m. Catch a performance of “Annabella Broom” with the kids at Marquis Theatre. $9. Kids should be at least 3. 2:30 p.m. Sat., Sun. 135 E. Main, Northville. Call (248) 349-8110 or visit northvillemarquistheatre.com.

p.m. Be sure to see one of the final performances of “Sizwe Bansi is Dead” at Matrix Theatre Company. 8 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. $20 adults, $15 seniors (65-plus) and students. 2730 Bagley, Detroit. Call (313) 967-0599 or visit matrixtheatre.org.

p.m. Don’t let the kid’s miss the Detroit Zoo’s annual “merry-not-scary” Zoo Boo celebration, featuring a decorated half-mile trick-or-treat trail. Live entertainment will include street performers, extreme pumpkin-carving demonstrations and the mini-musical, “Zoo Boo Revue.” Guests can also take a ride on the wild side on the Carousel. ($2 per person). Kids younger than 3 or under 42 inches ride free with a paying adult. 5-8 p.m. Sat., Sun. (rain or shine). Zoo Boo tickets are $9 ages 2 and older, free for those younger 2. Woodward at 10 Mile, Royal Oak. Call (248) 541-5717 or visit detroitzoo.org.

p.m. Experience a “night of fright” at the Haunted Funeral Home, inside an actual funeral home that closed “due to mysterious reasons.” There is a covered waiting area. 7 p.m.-midnight Sat., 7-10 p.m. Sun. (through Oct. 31) 3880 Inkster (between Michigan and Van Born), Inkster. Call (734) 922-5542.


a.m. The Royal Oak Toy Show, presented by W&D Promotions, will be held at the Royal Oak Farmers Market with vendors selling action figures, matchbox cars, dolls, board games, movie and sports memorabilia, and more. Thirty dealers from across the Midwest will be on hand to buy, sell and appraise antique toys from the turn of the 20th century through the 1990s. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. $4 adults, free for kids younger 12. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. Call (248) 354-3091.

Jocelynn Brown