48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit
a.m. The Children’s Series continues when Judy Blume’s musical “Sheila the Great” stops by Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT). 10 a.m., 1 p.m. Sat. $15 ($12 per person for groups of eight or more). On the campus of Oakland University (Wilson Hall, Room 207, 378 Meadow Brook), Rochester. (Subscribers to the MBT season receive a 20 percent discount for tickets to the Children’s Series.) Call (248) 377-3300.
p.m. The fourth annual Cabin Fever Jazz Festival will feature a full day of jazz at the Ford Community & Performing Art Center. The lineup of entertainers includes Marion Meadows, Nick Colionne, Eric Darius, Alexander Zonjic, Lindsey Webster, and the J.L.S. Experience with Justin Schultz. 1-9 p.m. Sat. 15801 Michigan, Dearborn. For tickets, call (419) 280-1073 or visit dearborntheater.com.
p.m. Catch a few laughs with stand-up comedian Andrew Norelli when he performs at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. Norelli has been on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” Also appearing will be Kristi McHugh, with Rob Rigby as the emcee. 7 p.m. Sat. (Doors open at 6:15 p.m.). Assigned seats are $18 each. Guests must be at least 18 years of age. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900 or visit comedycastle.com.
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a.m. There’s still time to catch the first tour stop of “Basquiat Before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980” exhibition at Cranbrook Art Museum. The exhibit includes works by Jean-Michel Basquiat during the year he lived with his friend Alexis Adler in a small apartment in the East Village. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., Sun. (through March 11). $10 general, $8 seniors (65-plus), and $6 students with I.D. 39221 Woodward (on the campus of Cranbrook Educational Community), Bloomfield Hills. Visit cranbrook.edu.
a.m. Attend the Cottage and Lakefront Living Show at Suburban Collection Showplace with designers, furnishings, lakefront builders, realtors, vacation services and more, all in one place. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Parking is $5. 46100 Grand River, Novi. Call (800) 328-6550 or visit novicottageshow.com.
a.m. Celebrate Japanese Girls’ Day (Hinamatsuri) with demonstrations of a tea ceremony, ikebana flower arranging and calligraphy at the Detroit Institute of Arts (Rivera Court). This event is being presented by the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit, and is co-sponsored by Japan Cultural Development, the Japan Society of Detroit Women’s Club, Ikebana International Detroit Chapter 85, and DIA Auxiliary Friends of Asian Arts and Culture. 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Sun. General admission (excludes ticket exhibitions) is free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents and DIA members. All others: $14 adults, $9 seniors ages 62-plus, $8 students, $6 ages 6-17. 5200 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 833-7971.
p.m. The Grosse Pointe Symphony Orchestra presents its Mid-Winter Concert at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church. Featured will be father and son Adam and Joachim Stepniewski playing the Mozart Concertone, a concerto for two violins. 3 p.m. Sun. $20 adults, $15 seniors and free for K-12. 467 Fairford, Grosse Pointe Woods. Tickets are available at-the-door or online at gpsymphony.org.Jocelynn Brown