48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit
a.m. Don’t miss Park Day at historic Fort Wayne, where history buffs, community leaders, and preservationists will aid in the maintenance and restoration of numerous sites around the country as part of this Civil War Trust’s annual hands-on preservation event. Thousands of volunteers across the country will participate as Park Day celebrates its largest year ever with over 155 historic sites in 32 states. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. (Meet at the visitor’s Center of Fort Wayne.) 6325 West Jefferson, Detroit. Visit civilwar.org/parkday.
a.m. Join the Detroit Historical Museum for its final presentations of the 12 “Detroit Design 2067” students as they present results of their work with Detroit-serving community partner organizations. Hear about their efforts and provide feedback to support them in their future endeavors. Lunch will be provided. 10 a.m.-noon. Sat. Parking in the adjacent lot on Kirby is $7. RSVP at tinyurl.com/67Presentations. 5401 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 833-7935.
p.m. See “As One,” an opera about the transgender experience presented in partnership with AEPEX Contemporary Performance, at Kerrytown Concert House. 7 p.m. Sat. $20-$35. 415 N. Fourth, Ann Arbor. Call (734) 769-2999 or visit kerrytownconcerthouse.com.
p.m. The Detroit Film Theatre will feature a presentation of “Manual Cinema: The Magic City,” which combines handmade shadow puppets, early cinematography techniques, electronic soundscapes and live music to create stories for stage and screen. 2 p.m. Sat. $9.50, $7.50 DIA members, seniors and students with I.D. 5200 Woodward, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 833-7900 or visit dia.org.
p.m. Be at Wharton Center for the Performing Arts when “Whose Line is it Anyway?” stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood deliver their sharp wit live on stage as they improvise new material. 750 E. Shaw, East Lansing. Call (517) 432-2000 or visit whartoncenter.com.
p.m. Get your laugh on with stand-up comedian John Caparulo when he performs on stage at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. Also, appearing will be Mark Ellis. $30. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. You must be at least 18 years of age to attend. 7, 9:30 p.m. Sat. 310 S. Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900 or visit comedycastle.com.
p.m. The “Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny” will be performed on stage at Music Hall Center For the Performing Arts. See innovative puppetry, and hear original music that will provide very young audiences with an introduction to the performing arts and reading. 4 p.m. Sun. $10-$20. 350 Madison, Detroit. Call (313) 887-8500 or visit musichall.org.