48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit



a.m. Shop for unique one-of-a-kind items at the Berkley Art Bash where you’ll find the work of over 150 juried artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. Free. 12 Mile near Woodward, Berkley. Visit berkleyartbash.com.

a.m. River Raisin National Battlefield Park will host a black powder cannon demonstration on its battlefield grounds. This all-ages event will take attendees to the 19th century when U.S. artillery was provided by such cannons. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Visit nps.gov/rira.

Artist Lashun Beal

p.m. Art galleries along the Livernois Avenue of Fashion will unite to present the 2nd Saturdays Gallery Art Crawl, starting this weekend. Enjoy food, fun and a variety of art attractions. Stroll the avenue Saturday and meet internationally known artist Lashun Beal. Noon-9 p.m. Sat. 19376 Livernois, between Seven and Eight mile, Detroit. Call (313) 864-1401 or visit avenueoffashion.com.

p.m. The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival celebrates 25 years with music, artists and friends. A host of renowned Detroit-native musicians will premiere original works at various venues, including the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, Temple Beth El, Kirk in the Hills, and Seligman Performing Arts Center. Sat. through June 24. Visit greatlakeschambermusic.org/performances or call (248) 559-2097.


a.m. Don’t miss the 2018 Pewabic House & Garden Show with free guided tours, artists demonstrations, a biergarten with live music, a staff and student exhibition, live mural painting, and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 10125 E. Jefferson. Call (313) 626-2000 or visit pewabic.org.

a.m. The Glass Academy presents its ninth annual Glass Gardens show and sale, featuring the new original and handcrafted decorative glass accents for the home garden. There will also be live educational glassblowing demonstrations each hour. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Free. 25331 Trowbridge, Dearborn. Call (313) 561-4527 or visit glassacademy.com.

a.m. Historic Fort Wayne will feature its annual Civil War Days event. Meet historians and historic personality impersonator/interpreters all day. See wartime cooking demonstrations, garrison living, a vintage baseball game, and more. 10 a.m. Sat. and Sun. 6325 W. Jefferson (at the foot of Livernois). Visit historicfortwaynecoalition.com.

a.m. More than 100 artists, who work in clay, glass and metal, will be featured at the “Art of Fire” Festival. Highlights include hands-on opportunities, music, food and drink specials. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Washington in downtown Royal Oak (between Fifth and Lincoln). Visit artoffirero.com/.

Jocelynn Brown