48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit


a.m. Catch the final day of “Fashion D. Fined” at the Detroit Historical Museum. Take photos with fashion props and design your own fashions with “fashion plates.” 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Free admission. Parking is $7. 5401 Woodward, corner of Kirby, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 833-1805 or visit detroithistorical.org.

p.m. Help ring in 2017 with a New Year’s Eve Concert, featuring the music of Prince, at Orchestra Hall. 10 p.m. Sat. $70-$90. 3711 Woodward, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 576-5111.

p.m. Start the new year off with the Mega 80’s New Year’s Eve Bash at the Magic Bag. Doors open at 8 p.m. Sat. $35 advance. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. Call (248) 544-1991 or visit themagicbag.com.

p.m. Enjoy a New Year’s Eve Family Night Out event at the Troy Community Center. Activities will include basketball, swimming, an inflatable castle and more. 5-8:30 p.m. Sat. (From 5-7 p.m., pizza and pop will be available for purchase.) 3179 Livernois, Troy. Call (248) 524-3484.

p.m. Jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic and his award-winning band will host a New Year’s Eve Jam at Trenton Village Theatre. Featured performers include Grammy-nominated keyboardist Jeff Lorber, and Serieux with their Motown Temptations Review. Enjoy a champagne toast at midnight, gourmet desserts and coffee, door prizes and photo opportunities with performers. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Sat. and the concert/party begins at 10 p.m. $50 per person. 2447 W. Jefferson, Trenton. For tickets, call (313) 964-5050 or visit dypac.com.


p.m. “Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold,” a holiday mystery extravaganza, returns to City Theatre. 3, 8 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $38. Call (800) 745-3000 or (313) 471-6611.

p.m. Stop by the Royal Park Hotel anytime now through Monday to see a giant gingerbread train display in the lobby. Free. 600 East University, Downtown Rochester. Call (248) 652-2600 or visit RoyalParkHotel.net.

p.m. See “Beautiful — The Carole King Musical” live on stage at the Fisher Theatre. This stage production tells the true story of Carole King’s rise to stardom. 2, 8 p.m. Sat. and 1, 6:30 p.m. Sun. (Performances continue through Jan. 8.) 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. Call 1 (800) 982-2787.

Jocelynn Brown