48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit
a.m. Be among the more than 2,000 attendees at Willow Metropark for MuckFest MS Detroit, a mud run with fun obstacles designed for every level of athleticism, from beginner to advanced. The site opens at 7 a.m. Sat., and the first group will start running at 9 a.m. 23200 S. Huron (just south of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport), New Boston. Register at MuckFestMS.com.
p.m. The fifth annual Sidewalk Festival of Arts, a celebration of Detroit landscape and culture through innovative performance and interactive installation, continues at Artist Village Detroit. All performances will be held in alleys, storefronts, parking lots, roofless warehouses of Artist Village and on the street. Bring a chair or blanket, and experiment with interactive art installations. This year’s theme is Radical Moment(um). 3-10 p.m. Sat. 17336 Lahser, Detroit. Visit sidewalkdetroit.com/festival-info/.
p.m. Enjoy a concert featuring pop music performed by the Euphorics at the Detroit Zoo as part of its Wild Summer Nights event. Guests are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted. 6:30-8 p.m. Sat. Free with zoo admission ($14 adults, $10 seniors 62-plus and children 2-14). Parking is $7. (Concerts continue through Aug. 30.) Ten Mile at the corner of Woodward, Royal Oak. Call (248) 541-5717 or visit detroitzoo.org.
p.m. Be sure to check out Dan Luke and The Raid performing as the opening act for Declan McKenna at the Magic Stick. 7 p.m. Sat. All ages welcome. 4120 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 833-9700.
p.m. Nutty performers presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at Meadow Brook Theatre. 2 p.m. Sat. $15 adults, $12 seniors and students. Discounts available for groups of 12 or more. On the campus of Oakland University in Rochester Hills. Call (248) 885-5129 or visit peanutgalleryplayers.org.
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a.m. Dearborn’s Homecoming festival at Ford Field Park has added an Arab-American tent and more children’s activities for this year’s event. Headlining performances will be Music of Styx. Other highlights will include festival food, a roller coaster, fireworks, healthy Dearborn activities, a car cruise, carnival and more. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., Sun. Free shuttles and parking (off-site) will be available. 22051 Cherry Hill, Dearborn. Visit cityofdearborn.org/homecoming.
p.m. Jazz musicians Peter White, Alexander Zonjic, Jackiem Joyner, Tim Bowman, Michael Franks, Dave McMurray, Lindsey Webster, and a host of others, will provide smooth sounds at the 22nd annual “Jazz on the River 2017” at Elizabeth Park. Free admission. 1 p.m. Sat., Sun. Parking donation is $5. 202 Grosse Ile Pkwy., Trenton. Call (734) 261-1990, or for the performance schedule, visit parks.waynecounty.com.
a.m. Vegetable lovers will have a deliciously fun time at “VegMichigan SummerFest” at Madonna University. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission and parking. 36600 Schoolcraft, Livonia. Visit vegmichigan.org.
a.m. The 10th annual Troy Traffic Jam Classic Car Show will be held on the grounds of Columbia Center as a benefit for the Troy Historical Museum. Bring the entire family to enjoy children’s crafts, music by Deejay Bob Steel, and food that’ll be available for purchase. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. 201 W. Big Beaver, Troy. Call (248) 524-3570.
a.m. Neighborhood Service Organization will host its annual “Handlebars for the Homeless,” a 15-mile guided bicycle tour of Detroit that will take participants on a tour of Detroit neighborhoods and homeless community. The ride begins and ends at the NSO Bell Building, 882 Oakman, Detroit. Register online at nso-mi.org. Call (313) 961-4890.