48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit


p.m. In celebration of her long-awaited CD release, Thornetta Davis presents “Honest Woman,” a live performance concert and celebration at Music Hall. This event will showcase a host of singers and musicians who contributed to the Honest Woman project, including Kathleen Murray, Nikki James, Paul Stewart, Sky Covington, Dave Marcaccio, and others. Doors open at 5 p.m. Sun. 350 Madison, Downtown Detroit. Call (313) 887-8500, or visit musichall.org.

p.m. The Detroit organization Cabaret 313 presents “An Evening with Megan Hilty” at the Cube at the Marjorie S. & Max M. Fisher Music Center. The Tony and Grammy nominated artist is sometimes referred to as “the new Princess of Broadway.” 8 p.m. Sat. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Sat. Light food and drinks will be available for purchase before the show. $25-$195. 3711 Woodward, Midtown. Call (313) 576-5111.

p.m. Be there when two Detroit bands, Rhythm Corps and Sponge, share the stage at Royal Oak Music Theatre. Doors open at 8 p.m. Sat. $25 advance, $30 day-of-show. All ages welcome. 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. Call (248) 399-2980, or visit axs.com.


a.m. Shop for those special people on your list at the Holiday Pop-Up Shop, in the newest gallery and shopping destination called North Royal Oak. Detroit brands will be featured throughout. Hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Sun. (now through Jan. 1). 2655 Nakota, just south of 14 mile, Royal Oak. Call (248) 930-4217 or visit detroitassemble.com.

p.m. The holiday light display, Wild Lights, continues at the Detroit Zoo. See more than five million LED lights as they brighten the sky, buildings, trees and over 200 animal sculptures along the trail near the front of the zoo. Dusk. $10 advance, $13 at-the-gate. Children younger than 2 are admitted free. Parking is $6. This event runs through Dec. 31. 8450 W. Ten Mile, Royal Oak. Visit detroitzoo.org.


p.m. Members of the Mannheim Steamroller perform at Midland Center for the Arts in celebration of their 32nd anniversary of the Christmas tour and release of their “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas” album. 3:30 p.m. Sun. $47-$97. 1801 W. St. Andrews, Midland. Call (989) 631-5930 or visit mcfta.org.

p.m. The Michigan Women’s Foundation presents its annual “Holiday Marketplace,” featuring local women entrepreneurs and some of their most recent works at the Julian C. Madison Building. Enjoy shopping, mingling and refreshments. Items for sale include jewelry, home accessories and wearable art. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday (5-8 p.m. Monday). Julian C. Madison Bldg. 1420 Washington, Detroit.

Jocelynn Brown