48 Hours: Best things to do this weekend
a.m. Greenfield Village opens for the 85th time. See a showcase of buildings from the 17th century to present. Among them are structures of Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory, and the original bike workshop of the Wright Brothers. Tickets are $21 for ages 5-11, $25.50 for seniors 62-plus, and $28 for those 12-61. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. Call (313) 982-6001. thehenryford.org.
a.m. Macomb County Animal Control will have a special event, “Sprung by Springtime,” where dogs and cats can be adopted. Fees will be waived, but for those who adopt dogs have to pay a $10 license fee. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Macomb County Animal Shelter, 21417 Dunham Road, Clinton Township.
p.m. See a stage play presented by Stitts Productions and starring Deborah Spencer about the effects of forgiveness and unforgiveness. 3 and 8 p.m. Sat. $25 advance, $30 at-the-door. Paul Robeson Theater, 18100 Meyers, Detroit. Call (248) 268-2149.
p.m. Check out the sixth annual Venus Rising, an all woman art exhibition at Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom. Dozens of women artists, who work in various mediums, will participate. Twenty-five percent of proceeds will be donated to Alternatives for Girls, an organization that helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women. 7-11 p.m. Sat., $10 at-the-door. 715 E. Milwaukee, Detroit. Call (313) 873-2955. tangentgallery.com.
p.m. Wyclef Jean, founding member of The Fugees, will kickoff his first U.S. tour in over 10 years when his Carnival Tour hits the Emerald Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sat. and the show begins at 8 p.m. $25 advance, $30 at door. Guests must be at least 18 years of age. 31 N. Walnut, Mount Clemens. Call (586) 630-0120.
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p.m. See “Sister Act: The Musical” at Wayne State University’s Bonstelle Theatre. 8 p.m. Sat. and Sun. $12-$27. 3424 Woodward Ave. theatreanddanceatwayne.com/
p.m. Attend the Spring Dances Concert at Southfield Parks & Recreation Municipal Complex. Dancers include Janet Clayton-Reid (artistic director), David Guzman and Kaleb Ortega. Guests artists will be Cathy & Company, LaShelle’s School of Dance, Wayne State University Department of Dance. Doors open at 2:40 p.m. $18 adults, $16 children 17 and younger. 26000 Evergreen, Southfield. Call (248) 796-4620.
p.m. The Wild Swan Theater will perform “Swanapalooza!” at The Ark. Laura Pershin Raynor, an award-winning storyteller and librarian at the Ann Arbor District Library, will emcee. 1 p.m. Sun. $20, $15 seniors/youth, or $60 for a four-pack. Call (734) 995-0530. wildswantheater.org.