48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit



p.m. Kids will want to see what happens as the Snow Queen abducts her beloved friend Kai when Puppetart Theatre presents “Snow Queen.” (Also Jan. 28, 29.) $10, $5 children. 25 E. Grand River, downtown Detroit. 2 p.m. Sat. Call (313) 961-7777.

p.m. Crashing Cairo with The Science Fair perform at the Magic Bag. Doors open at 8 p.m. Sat. $10. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. Call (248) 544-1991 or visit themagicbag.com.

p.m. Blackthorn, the group featuring Belfast native and lead vocalist Richard McMullan, will perfom at Groves High School Little Theaterin support of the school’s annual Senior All-Night Party. $25. 20500 W. 13 Mile, Beverly Hills. Call (248) 203-3500 or email blackthorntickets2017@gmail.com.


a.m. See over 7,000 dogs as they compete in a number of American Kennel Club events at Suburban Collection Showplace. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $10, $8 seniors, free for children younger than 12. Parking is $5. 46100 Grand River, Novi. Call (248) 361-3061 or visit themichiganwinterdogclassic.com.

p.m. Attend the International Tea and Coffee Festival at the Detroit Institute of Arts. This two-day event is being presented in partnership with Friends of Asian Art and Cultures, along with the DIA. Noon-4 p.m. Sat., Sun. 5200 Woodward, Midtown Detroit. Visit dia.org.

p.m. The Detroit Film Theatre presents “Old Stone,” directed by Johnny Ma. 9:30 p.m. Sat. and 4:30 p.m. Sun. $9.50, $7.50 seniors, DIA members, students with I.D. 5200 Woodward, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 833-4005.

p.m. Theatre Nova presents “Popcorn Falls” by James Hindman in the Yellow Barn. 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. $20. (Performances continue through Feb. 12.) 410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor. Call (734) 635-8450 or visit theatrenova.org.


p.m. See a presentation of “The Back Story to What Happened, Miss Simone?” at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Guest speaker will be Melvin T. Peters, professor emeritus, Eastern Michigan University. 4-6 p.m. Sun. Free. (Book signing 6-7 p.m. inside the museum’s store.) 315 E. Warren, Detroit. Call (313) 494-5800 or visit TheWright.org.

p.m. Women of a New Tribe Exhibition celebrates Women of Flint’s African American community. Women of a New Tribe is a photographic study by artist Jerry Taliaferro that unveils what he calls “the beauty and souls of Black women.” 6 p.m. Sat. Tickets, available at-the-door, are $55 per person for FIA members and $75 for non-members. 1120 E. Kearsley, Flint Cultural Center, Flint. Visit flintarts.org.

Jocelynn Brown