48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit


p.m. Flutist Alexander Zonjic presents “Zonjic Meets Motown” at the Capitol Theatre in Windsor. He’ll be accompanied by his award-winning band, along with guest artist Serieux. This event is a fundraiser for the University of Windsor and the Windsor Symhony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Sat. $20, $35. Student prices are available. 121 University, Windsor, Ontario. Call (519) 973-1238, ext. 2, or visit zonjic.com.

p.m. Afrotopia founder Ingrid LaFleur has been invited by the Detroit Film Theatre to guest curate and introduce a series of films about the art of Afrofuturism. 9:30 p.m. Sat. This week’s film is “Les Saignantes” (The Blood Letters), 97 minutes. The Detroit Film Theatre, inside the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Midtown Detroit. $9.50 general, $7.50 DIA members, seniors and students with I.D. Visit dia.org/dft.

p.m. Get your laugh on this weekend at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle with a live performance by Detroit-born stand-up comedian Rob Little. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $18. (You must be at least 18 years of age to attend.) 310 South Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900 or visit comedycastle.com.


Discover what’s new in home improvement at the Novi Home Show at Suburban Collection Showplace. Browse hundreds of booths featuring everything from awnings to materials for remodeling a basement. 2-8 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $10 ages 13 and older, $9 seniors, and free for children younger than 12. 46100 Grand River, Novi. Visit novihomeshows.com and register to win free tickets to the show.

p.m. The off-Broadway hit comedy “Men Are From Mars — Women Are From Venus LIVE!” is a one-man fusion that moves quickly through a series of vignettes, covering everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom, and it’s currently being performed at City Theatre. 4, 8 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $54. (Performances continue through Feb. 4.) 2301 Woodward, Downtown Detroit. Call (800) 745-3000.


a.m. Everyone is invited to participate in the 10th annual “Yoga for Health, Health for Humanity Yogathon.” The Bharatiya Temple of Metropolitan Detroit and the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh of Troy are hosting the Sun Salutation Day, or Surya Namaskar Yagna. 8-11 a.m. Free. Bharatiya Temple, 6850 N. Adams, Troy. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can register online at bit.ly/2iJjnfb. Call (586) 604-1151.

p.m. Get in on some outdoor winter fun with the kids at the WinterFest & Doggie Fashion Parade at Palmer Park, around Lake Frances. 1-4 p.m. Sun. Free. Merrill Plaisance, west of Woodward, between Six and Seven Mile, Detroit. Visit peopleforpalmerpark.org.

p.m. See Grammy-winning jazz, soul and gospel singer Gregory Porter live in concert as he celebrates the release of his latest CD, “Take Me to the Alley,” at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Special guest will be Eric Roberson. 7:30 p.m. Sun. $60-$75 (plus preservation fee). 350 Madison, Detroit. Call (313) 887-8500 or visit jazzcafedetroit.com.

Jocelynn Brown