48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit

The Detroit News


Javier Colon, a winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” will perform Saturday at Musictown Detroit.


a.m. The Social Justice Ministry at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church will host the Maryanne Godboldo Forum for Parental Rights. The event,presented by Justice4maryanne.org, is named for the late Maryann Godboldo, a mother forced to defend herself and her daughter from Child Protective Services for her refusal to have her daughter take the drug Risperdal, as prescribed by her doctor. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Registration and a continental breakfast will be from 8-9 a.m. A hot lunch will also be provided. Free, however donations will be accepted. RSVP by calling (313) 867-7707 or register at bit.ly/2HBuROE.

p.m. Stop by the Parliament Room at Otus Supply for a live dj/digital-acoustic drum performance by Cofresi, known for a hybrid style. Doors open at 8 p.m. Sat. $10-$15. 345 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale. Call (248) 291-6160 or visit ticketf.ly/2IndjGf.

p.m. Don’t miss the Warren Big Brew, a home brewing and Craft Beer Festival at Halmich Park. Highlights include a food tent with barbecue, gourmet sausages, hot dogs and more. Beer samples, $2 for four ounces, will be available noon-6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 at-the-door. This is a family and pet-friendly event. 3001 Thirteen Mile, Warren. Visit warrenbigbrew.com.

p.m. The North American International Banjo Committee will hold its annual convention and music festival at Double Tree Hotel. Tickets, available at-the-door, are $10 each, or $5 for the matinee. 2, 6:30 p.m. Sat. 5801 Southfield Fwy., Detroit. Call Richard Shinske at (810) 229-7304 or email richard.shinske@naibc.org.

p.m. Hear jazz and poetry at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History with “Aurora Harris: From a Detroit War Primer” featuring the band In the Tradition. 6 p.m. Sat. Free. 315 E. Warren, Midtown Detroit. Visit thewright.org.

p.m. Enjoy a night of jazz to benefit Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, featuring Alexander Zonjic and special guests jazz pianist Alex Bugnon and Javier Colon, winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” at Musictown Detroit, inside City Theatre in Hockey Town. 7:30 p.m. Sat. $40. 2301 Woodward, downtown Detroit. Call (419) 280-1073.


a.m. Antique and bargain hunters will find collectibles, contemporary treasures and a variety of arts and crafts at the annual Historic Fort Wayne Flea Market, presented by the Historic Fort Wayne Coalition. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Free. 6325 W. Jefferson at the foot of Livernois, Detroit. Visit historicfortwaynecoalition.com.

Jocelynn Brown