48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit


a.m. Wayne County Community College Detroit (WCCCD) celebrates its 50th anniversary with the 15th annual “Passport to Africa” event. Highlights will include an African marketplace, stilt walkers, African drumming and dancing, African history and geography contests, a Taste of Africa, and more. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Free. All ages welcome. 801 W. Fort. Call (313) 496-2758.

p.m. Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will rock the house at the Magic Bag. 8 p.m. Sat. $20. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. Call (248) 544-1991 or visit themagicbag.com.

p.m. The concert “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles,” with new songs and high definition imagery, will be performed at the Fox Theatre. 8 p.m. Sat. $30-$70. 2211 Woodward, Detroit. Call (800) 745-3000.

p.m. You’re invited to the opening of this month’s exhibit, “Hiding in Plain Sight,” at Lawrence Technological University’s Detroit Center for Design, a 900-square foot white-box exhibition space. 5-9 p.m. Sat. (Regular exhibit hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.) 4219 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 818-3596.


a.m. Boaters will want to stop by Suburban Collection Showplace for the Novi Boat Show where exhibits are filled with the latest in boating equipment and promotional items to entertain showgoers. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. $11, free for those 12 and younger with a paying adult. 46100 Grand River, Novi. Visit Noviboatshow.net.

p.m. Don’t miss the return of Neil Berg’s “Pianomen” to the City Theatre. Award-winning composer, lyricist and producer Neil Berg will perform popular hits on piano, along with another pianist and two Broadway/rock vocalists. This performance pays tribute to the compositions and songwriting of two well-known composers of the 20th Century, Billy Joel and Elton John. 7:30 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sun. $35. Call (800) 745-3000 or (313) 471-6611.

p.m. The Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main will perform its newest creation, “Cuisine & Confessions,” a colorful display showing life happens in the kitchen and that storytelling can happen through food, will be performed at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. 8 p.m. Sat. and 3 p.m. Sunday. $35-$55. 350 Madison, Detroit. Call (313) 887-8500.

p.m. Meadow Brook Theatre presents its spring drama, “The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin” by Steven Levenson, whose musical “Dear Evan Hansen” is currently being performed on Broadway. 6 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. $48-$62. (Performances continue through March 31.) 378 Meadow Brook, Rochester. Call (248) 364-6200.

Jocelynn Brown