48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit
a.m. Cooking with Edible WOW will feature local chef Jeff Rose of C.A.Y.A. Smokehouse Grill at the Oakland County Farmers Market. You’ll discover cooking secrets and have the opportunity to sample dishes made with fresh produce from market vendors. Free demonstrations will be held 10-11 a.m. Sat. 2350 Pontiac Lake, Waterford Township. Call (248) 858-5495.
p.m. Musiq Soulchild will headline the 22-city “NuSoul Revival tour” at the Fox Theatre. This is an expansion of the annual Soul Music Festival of the SE region. $56.50-$102.50. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit Ticketmaster.com.
p.m. Henry Ford College will host its 22nd annual President’s Collage Concert at the Michael A. Guido Theater in the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. Featured will be performances by two jazz bands, a concert band, a vocal jazz ensemble, a women’s choral ensemble and two mixed choirs. 7 p.m. $18. 15801 Michigan, Dearborn. Call (313) 943-2354 or visit dearborntheater.com.
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a.m. Don’t miss the 10th annual Cottage & Lakefront Living Show for property and vacation homeowners or persons interested in buying, building or renting at Suburban Collection Showplace. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $10 adults, $4 children ages 6-14, and free for 5 and younger. 46100 Grand River (between Novi and Beck), Novi. Call (800) 328-6550 or visit NoviCottageShow.com.
p.m. Grosse Pointe Theatre’s Purdon Studio Theatre presents “Love, Loss and What I Wore” by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron. A cast of 10 women play multiple characters. 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. $15. Parking is free. Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church, 19950 Mack, Grosse Pointe. Call (313) 881-4004.
p.m. You still have time to catch a performance of “Intentions” by Abbey Fenbert during its final weekend at Matrix Theatre. 8 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sunday. $20 adult, $15 seniors, students and active military service members and veterans. 2730 Bagley, Detroit. Call (313) 967-0599.
p.m. Roundabout Theatre Company presents, direct from Broadway, the national tour of the Tony-Award winning production of “Cabaret” at Wharton Center. 2, 8 p.m. Sat. and 1, 6:30 p.m. Sun. Tickets start at $41. Call 1-800-WHARTON or (517) 432-2000.
p.m. See the “Academy Award Nominated: Short Animated & Live Action Films” presentation at the Detroit Film Theatre. 7 p.m. Sat.; 1, 6 p.m. Sun. $9.50 general, $7.50 DIA members, seniors and students with I.D. Advance ticket purchases are recommended. Inside the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Midtown Detroit. Visit dia.org.
p.m. Be sure to see one of the remaining performances of Barefoot Productions’ “The Misanthrope.” 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. $17, $15 seniors, students. 240 N. Main, Plymouth. Call (734) 404-6886 or visit justgobarefoot.com.
a.m. Detroit Public Schools Community District will showcase a “Robotics on Ice” competition with invited DPSCD students at the Rink at Campus Martius. Family activities include Chess in the Park, and sampling cherry slurpies by DPSCD nutrition staff. 10 a.m. Sun. Free. Woodward at Fort, downtown Detroit. Call (313) 240-4377.