48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit
a.m. Take the entire family to downtown Rochester Farmers’ Market Opening Day event and enjoy live music by singer Alfie Jean, a magic show by magician Gordon Russ, free farmers’ market totes, and a chance to enter to win the harvest basket filled with items donated by market vendors. The market will remain open Saturdays through Oct. 27, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Corner of East Third and Water, one block east of Main. Visit downtownrochestermi.com/farmers-market.
a.m. Pottery lovers won’t want to miss the Spring Mega Sale at Motawi Tileworks. Highlights include discounts on seconds and overruns, free make-a-tile workshop, tile-making demos, Motawi staff art sale, door prizes and free snacks. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. 170 Enterprise, Ann Arbor. Call (734) 213-0017 or visit motawi.com.
a.m. Practice Tai Chi with Vernice at Source Booksellers. This class centers around an ancient martial arts practice that builds strength and flexibility. Free, but a love offering is encouraged. 4240 Cass, Suite 105, Detroit. Call (313) 832-1155 or visit sourcebooksellers.com.
p.m. Take part in the “Tacos & Tequila” Cinco Bash Pub Crawl in Ferndale and Wyandotte. 1-6 p.m. Sat. Enjoy beer, cocktail and shot specials, festive Cinco Sombrero, mustache and swag, keepsake photos, karaoke, and free drawings to win swag and prizes. $15. Visit https://allevents.in/wyandotte/cinco-bash-pub-crawl-2018-wyandotte/20836469308330.
a.m. Visit Wyandotte Museum’s Ford-MacNichol Home for a celebration of local Downriver artists, featuring the work of Artistic Creator’s Guild. Artwork, which will include paintings, watercolors, prints and drawings, will be available for sale, and artists will be present to discuss their work. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 2610 Biddle, Wyandotte. Call (734) 324-7284.
p.m. The first national tour of the musical, “On Your Feet!, The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Broadway Musical,” hits the Fisher Theater. The performance is based on the life and music of 26-time Grammy Award-winning music icons, Emilio and Gloria Estefan. 2 and 8 p.m. Sat.; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sun. $39 and up. 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit. Call (800) 982-2787, or visit ticketmaster.com.
p.m. Don’t miss St. Florian Parish Strawberry Festival, highlighted by Polish foods, beer and a strawberry bakery. Music will be by the Polish Muslims, Oni, Kielbasa Kings, and Kamerton. 5-11 p.m. Sat.; 1-10 p.m. Sun. There will be a raffle drawing at 9 p.m. Sunday for $2,250 in prizes. 2626 Poland, Hamtramck. Call (313) 871-2778.
p.m. Israel will be celebrated with an annual “Walk for Israel” and 5K Family Fun Run at Temple Shir Shalom. Activities include carnival games, face painting, bouncies, balloon art, popcorn and family fun for all, along with a free Kosher lunch, provided by Jerusalem Pizza, served at 12:30 p.m. Special guest speaker, Ambassador Ido Aharoni, will discuss the Nation Branding program that he initiated for the State of Israel, inside Temple Shir Shalom. The walk begins at 1:30 p.m. 3999 Walnut Lake, West Bloomfield. Call (248) 737-8700.
p.m. Fort Street Chorale and Chamber Orchestra present Mozart’s Requiem in Detroit’s historic Fort Street Presbyterian Church, under conductor Dr. Arianne Abela. $25 general. Group and students rates are available. Call (313) 961-4533 or visit fortstreet.org.
p.m. Be part of the celebration in southwest Detroit as the 54th annual Cinco de Mayo Parade kicks off. Noon Sunday. The parade route begins at Patton Park at West Vernor and Woodmere, then it travels east to Clark Park at West Vernor and Scotten. It’ll be followed by the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Mercado at Clark Park. Visit swdetroitbid.com.