48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit



a.m. Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with the kids and a “Day Out With Thomas” at the Henry Ford Museum. Enjoy riding a full-size Thomas train and other family-friendly activities. $38.75 adults ages 12-61, $36.25 seniors 62-plus, $32 youth ages 3-11, and $11.75 members, and children two and younger. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. Call (313) 982-6001 or visit thomasandfriends.com.

a.m. Join other animal lovers for a 5K run or walk with your dog at the 12th annual Mutt Strut at Ford Field Park. Highlights include pet fun area, raffles, food trucks (10 a.m.-1 p.m.), and animal games and contests. All proceeds will benefit Dearborn’s Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit, which helps place 2,400 animals annually in their forever homes. 9 a.m. Sat. 22051 Cherry Hill, Dearborn. Call (248) 763-4282.

p.m. See “The Comedy Get Down” at Joe Louis Arena featuring four big name comedy performers – Cedric “The Entertainer,” Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley and George Lopez – together for one night of laughter. 8 p.m. Sat. $49.75-$89.75. 19 Steve Yzerman Dr., Detroit. Call (313) 471-6611.

p.m. Don’t miss the world premiere farce about Karl Marx and his teenage daughter, “Capital” by James Armstrong, as it unfolds onstage at the Detroit Repertory Theatre. $17 advance, $20 at-the-door. 3, 8:30 p.m.Sat., and 2, 7:30 p.m. Sun. 13103 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit. Call (313) 868-1347 or visit detroitreptheatre.com.

p.m. “Cyrano,” featuring the masterwork of MOT founder David DiChiera, based on the play, “Cyrano de Bergerac,” will be presented by Michigan Opera Theatre at the Detroit Opera House. 7:30 p.m. Sat. $29-$152. 1526 Broadway, Detroit. Call (313) 237-7464 or visit MichiganOpera.org.

p.m. You’ve seen him on “Conan” and the “Late Show with David Letterman,” now check out stand-up comedian Joe List on stage at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. You must be at least 18 years of age to attend. 310 South Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900 or visit comedycastle.com.


a.m. Hundreds of creative works by Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) students will be on display as part of the 80th annual “Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition,” presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). (The exhibit runs through May 28.) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., Sun. Admission is free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents and DIA members. For all others, admission is $12.50 adults, $8 seniors 62-plus, and $6 ages 6-17. 5200 Woodward, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 833-7900.

p.m. Catch a performance of Steve Martin’s comedy “Picasso at the Lapin Agil” at Ridgedale Players Theatre. See what happens when a genius meets a genius at a bar. The play surrounds the unlikely meeting of Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein. 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. (Performances run through May 21.) $15-$18. 205 W. Long Lake, Troy. Call (248) 988-7049.

p.m. The exhibit “Jud Coveyou – Rotten with Anecdote: A Mini-Retrospective” is currently on display at Lawrence Street Gallery. . Noon-5 p.m. Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sat. 22620 Woodward, Ferndale. Call (248) 544-0394, or visit lawrencestreetgallery.com.

Jocelynn Brown