48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit

The Detroit News


Detroit native Allee Willis will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.


a.m. The Detroit Zoological Society and Michigan Humane Society, in collaboration with more than 40 local animal welfare organizations, will co-host the spring “Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo.” Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens will be available for immediate adoption. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. 8450 W. 10 Mile, Royal Oak. Call (248) 541-5717 or visit detroitzoo.org.

a.m. Get free gardening tips and advice when the City of Southfield co-host Southfield Flower Day. Participating vendors will include 3D’s Gardens (24850 W. Nine Mile) and Lavin’s Flowerland (24620 W. Nine Mile). Both nurseries will offer discounts to Southfield residents with valid I.D. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. Call (248) 796-5130.

a.m. Historic Fort Wayne features a vintage baseball tournament. The Fort’s resident team, the Early Risers, will host seven other clubs from the Great Lakes area. See how baseball was played more than 120 years ago. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission and parking, but donations will be accepted. 6325 W. Jefferson at the foot of Livernois. Visit historicfortwaynecoalition.com.

p.m. Meet fashion icon Betsey Johnson on the second floor of Macy’s Somerset Collection as she introduces her newest pieces. She’s being hosted by celebrity blogger and TV personality Micah Jesse. 2-3:30 p.m. Sat. 2750 West Big Beaver, Troy.

p.m. Malcolm X Day will be at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. 2 p.m Sat. Free. 315 E. Warren, Detroit.

p.m. Catch the final day of Swiggin’ Pig BBQ where pit masters from near and far gather to grill. Other highlights include trying barrel-aged whiskeys, an ice cold Stroh’s beer, or Tito’s Handmade Lemonade, and live music. 1-11 p.m. Sat. Free. All ages welcome. Held in the parking lot off Oak and Biddle (on the riverfront), downtown Wyandotte. Call (313) 402-5657, or visit Swiggin’ Pig on Facebook.

p.m. Detroit’s Allee Willis brings her stage show to town for one weekend with “Allee Willis Loves Detroit,” a night of sing-alongs and stories at the Hockeytown Cafe. 8 p.m. Sat. $45. 2301 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 471-6611.

Historic Fort Wayne’s resident team, the Early Risers, will host seven other clubs from the Great Lakes area in a vintage baseball tournament.


p.m. See Tirrell McCoy’s “Choices, Some Good, Some Bad, Some Just Necessary,” a comedic drama presented by Good Medicine Entertainment. 1, 6 p.m. Sat., 6 p.m. Sun. $20 advance, $22 at-the-door. Paul Robeson Performing Arts Theater (inside the Northwest Activities Center), 18100 Meyers, Detroit. Call (313) 695-0578 or (313) 862-8220.


a.m. Join Fresenius Medical Care North America as it supports the 2018 National Kidney Foundation Detroit Walk at the Detroit Zoo. More than 80 cents of every dollar raised will support the National Kidney Foundation programs and services for kidney patients, their families, and those at risk. Check-in time is 7:30 a.m. Sun. Start time is 8:45 a.m. 8450 W. 10 Mile, Royal Oak. Visit kidneywalk.org.

p.m. Daryl Hall & John Oates, and Train will perform their Monumental Co-Headline Summer 2018 Tour at Little Ceasars Arena. 7 p.m. Sun. $49.50-$129.50. 2645 Woodward, Detroit. Call (800) 745-3000 or visit 313Presents.com or Ticketmaster.com.

Jocelynn Brown


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