48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit


a.m. The Hip Hop Architecture Camp will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. It’s designed to introduce Detroit youth to architecture, urban planning, creative place-making, and economic development from a hip-hop culture perspective. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Saturday in February. 4454 Woodward, Detroit. Visit mocadetroit.org.

p.m. Don’t miss being there when Clark Park celebrates 26 years of keeping the park in southwest Detroit open to the community at its 7th annual Winter Carnival and Outdoor Hockey Classic. Noon-4 p.m. Sat. Call (313) 842-8534 or visit clarkparkdetroit.comCQ.

p.m. Take a walk down memory lane when the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame present the “Dennis Edwards Tribute” at Bert’s Entertainment Complex. Edwards was just two days shy of his 75th birthday when he died Feb. 1. 8 p.m. Sat. 2727 Russell, Detroit. Visit bertsentertainmentcomplex.com.

p.m. See Columbia Record’s Coin, a four-piece band from Nashville, when they perform at St. Andrew’s Hall as part of their winter tour. The Top 10 Alternative Radio alt-pop newcomers will be promoting their fourth-coming single, “Youuu.” 431 E. Congress, Detroit. Call (313) 961-8961.

p.m. Beacon Park’s 10,000-square-foot heated tent will be transformed into a movie theater with couches, Jetta’s Gourmet Popcorn, chicken wings and burgers by Sweetwater Tavern, plus beer, wine, mixed drinks, pop and water, all for its “Free February Flicks” event. See “The Lego Batman” movie (PG). Also, kids can practice their Lego building skills at tables set up by a local Lego-Land contractor. 4 p.m. Sat.; then at 6:30 p.m., the movie “Sleepless in Seattle (PG) will be shown, in addition to a trivia game (6-6:30 p.m.) based on the movie; at 8:30 p.m., “Loving Vincent” (PG) will be shown. Hear from Detroit artist Natalie Gregorarz about her role in creating the film. A hands-on painting experience will follow. 1901 Grand River, Detroit. Call (313) 962-0101.

p.m. Be sure to get your laugh on this weekend when stand-up comedian Ryan Stout jokes around on stage at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. Guests must be at least 18 years of age. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. $18. 310 South Troy, Royal Oak.Call (248) 542-9900.


a.m. Don’t miss the Detroit Boat Show at Cobo Center as it celebrates its 60th anniversary with more boats and fun for all. More than 90 new models debut at this year’s show. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. $13 adults, free for military, police, fire fighters and children 12 and younger with a paying adult. Visit detroitboatshow.net. 301 Civic Center, downtown Detroit. Visit detroitboatshow.net.

p.m. “Finding Neverland” plays the Fisher Theatre. The play is based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee, and the play “The Man Who Was Peter Pan” by Allan Knee. $39 and up. Call (800) 982-2787 or visit broadwayindetroit.com. (Tickets are also available at the Fisher Theatre box office.)

p.m. Barefoot Productions presents William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” adapted by Kirk A. Haas, at Civic Center Plaza (new location). 8 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m Sun. $19, $17 seniors, students. 33735 Five Mile, Livonia. For tickets, call (734) 855-4922 or visit justgobarefoot.com/tickets.


p.m. The Southfield Parks & Recreation Department will host a Winter Fest, an afternoon of indoor and outdoor fun for the entire family. Highlights include inflatables, a dee jay, naturalists from Oakland County Parks and the Huron Clinton Metroparks, crafts and games. 2-4:30 p.m. Free. Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen, Southfield. Call (248) 796-4620.

Jocelynn Brown