48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit
p.m. Get your laugh on at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle with stand-up comedian Jay Stevens, who’s told jokes on stage from the church and comedy clubs to international cruises. Also appearing will be Mark Riccadonna with Bret Hayden as the emcee. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. $10. You must be at least 18 years of age to attend. 310 South Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900.
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a.m. If you’d like to turn those unwanted auto parts into cash, then don’t miss the Detroit Automotive Swap Meet at Suburban Collection Showplace. You’ll see new and used high performance and collector car parts, tools, literature and other accessories. 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Parking is $5. 46100 Grand River, Novi. Call (513) 616-4840 or visit facebook.com/detroitswapmeet.
a.m. Shop for unique items at the Holiday Markets at Cadillac Square and Capitol Park. The markets are a collaboration between Downtown Detroit Partnership, Bedrock and Quicken Loans. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday through Jan. 28. Both in downtown Detroit near Campus Martius. Visit downtowndetroitparks.com/events.
p.m. “Hustle for History” at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, with classes taught by Thomasenia Johnson of Two Left Feet. Great for all ages. Free for museum members, $7 for non-members. Purchase five lessons and receive a complimentary museum membership, making your next 12 months of hustle lessons free. While there, see the ongoing exhibit, “And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture.” Call (313) 494-5800 or visit thewright.org.
p.m. Brides-to-be will want to attend the Novi Bridal Show at Suburban Collection Showplace. See the latest wedding trends, including entertainment, food, fashion and more. Highlights include exhibitors, fashion shows and prizes. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. $10. Parking is $5. 46100 Grand River, Novi. Call (800) 900-3976 or visit novibridalexpo.com.
a.m. Stop by Bert’s Market Place for ballroom dancing with Mr. C. 9 p.m. Sunday. 2727 Russell, Detroit, between Mack and Gratiot in the Eastern Market District. Call (313) 567-2030 or visit bertsentertainmentcomplex.com.
p.m. Get in shape for the new year with Vinyasa Yoga. Join instructors from the Center for Yoga for a class inside the Museum of Contemporary Art galleries. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Don’t forget to bring your mat. No registration is required for this one-hour, drop-in class. 6 p.m. Sunday. Free, however, there is a suggested donation of $5. 4454 Woodward, Detroit. Visit mocadetroit.org.
p.m. Hear performances by the Los Angeles-based rock band Dorothy at the Shelter. Dorothy Martin uses her range of vocals as lead singer. She’s signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and is working with the record label We Are Hear. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $18. All ages welcome. 431 E. Congress, downtown Detroit. Call (313) 961-8961 or visit dorothytheband.com.