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a.m. Youngsters, ages 10-20, are invited to the Detroit Historical Museum for an interactive Youth Day of Vision, co-hosted by the Detroit67 Project, and the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center, to nurture community leadership. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Free. Parking is $7. Participants are asked to register at eventbrite.com/e/detroit-youth- day-of-vision-tickets-30904924461. 5401 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 833-7935.

p.m. Don’t miss the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble at N’Namdi Center for the Contemporary Art, featuring the “Let It Be Free 2017 Tour” with Kahil El’Zabar, Corey Wilkes, and Alex Harding. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sat. $25 general, $35 priority seating. Tickets are available through eventbrite.com. 52 E. Forest, Detroit. (313) 831-8700.

p.m. See the Mega 80’s perform at the Magic Bag. Doors open at 8 p.m. Sat. $12. You must be at least 21 years old. 22920 Woodward, Detroit. Call (248) 544-1991.


a.m. Downtown Ferndale will host its first-ever Indoor Sidewalk Sale that offers deals and the chance to support more than 20 participating retailers. Shoppers can enter to win prizes from several businesses, including Blumz, Candle Wick Shop, Detroit Comics, Elegance by Design, Found Sound Records and Maestros’ Dog Haus. Woodward and Nine Mile area, Ferndale. Call (248) 546-1632 or visit downtownferndale.com.

a.m. You still have time to see the exhibit “Bitter Sweet: Coffee, Tea & Chocolate” at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Tickets: $17.50 adult, $12.50 youth with museum admission ($12.50 adults, $8 seniors, $7 college students with I.D., $6 youth ages 6-17, and free for members and residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.) 5200 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 833-7900 or visit dia.org.

a.m. Be among Michigan’s estimated 4 million boaters to see what’s new in the world of boating at the 59th annual Detroit Boat Show at Cobo Center. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-6 pm. Sun. $13, free for children 12 and younger with an adult. 1 Washington, Detroit. Visit DetroitBoatShow.net.

p.m. See Je’Caryous Johnson’s “Married But Single Too” at Music Hall Center. Featured performers include Terrell Carter, Skye Griffin, Ginuwine, Chante Moore, Bill Bellamy, LisaRaye McCoy, Carl Payne and La’myia Good. 8 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. $79-$156. 350 Madison, Detroit. Call (313) 887-8501.

p.m. The Berman Center for the Performing Arts presents performances of the Broadway Musical “Hairspray.” 8 p.m. Sat. and 2, 6 p.m. Sun. $19, $16 (JCC members). Located at the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit, D. Dan & Betty Kahn Building, Eugene & Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus, 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield. Call (248) 661-1900.

p.m. Barefoot Productions presents the play “The Misanthrope” by Moliere (translated into English by Richard Wilbur). 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. $25, $26. Barefoot Productions Theatre, 240 N. Main, Plymouth. Call (734) 404-6889, or visit justgobarefoot.com.


p.m. Southfield Parks and Recreation will host its Winter Fest at the Southfield Pavilion. Family activities include indoor and outdoor activities, including inflatables, DJ and dance floor, crafts and games, snow painting, snow shoeing demonstrations from Oakland County Parks and Recreation, and sled mushing demonstrations by the Michigan Husky Club. 2-4:30 p.m. Sun. Free. 2600 Evergreen, Southfield. Call (248) 796-4620.

Jocelynn Brown