48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit


a.m. The Sterling Heights Public Library’s signature book sale and signing returns for the fourth year with over 50 Michigan authors and six local and national writers groups at the Richard Notte City Center. This sale is part of the City of Sterling Heights’ annual festival, Sterlingfest. 40555 Utica, Sterling Heights. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Call (586) 446-2640 or visit LocalAuthorBookSale.

p.m. Mary Wilson of the Supremes will headline “Motown on the River — A Motown Review” at Elizabeth Park. Also featured will be Phase 5 (2-3 p.m.), the Temptations Review with Bernard Gibson (3:30-4:30 p.m.), the Original Vandellas (5-6 p.m.) and Spyder Turner (6:30-7:30 p.m.), known for “Stand by Me.” Wilson is scheduled to perform from 8-9 p.m. Bring a lawn chair. Event set for 2-9 p.m. Sat. Free, however, there’s a $5 suggested donation for onsite parking. 4461 Elizabeth, Trenton. Call (734) 261-1990 or visit waynecounty.com.

p.m. Catch the Alarm, featuring Mike Peters, on stage at the Magic Bag. Doors open at 8 p.m. Sat. $28. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. Call (248) 544-1991.


a.m. Shop for unique one-of-a-kind items in the Heart of West Bloomfield at the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show, “voted in the top 100 art shows in America” for 10 consecutive years. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $5 admission supports the Institute for the Arts & Education. Free parking behind Beaumont Medical Center (6900 Orchard Lake, West Bloomfield). On Powers and Daly, south of Maple, west of Orchard Lake. Visit HotWorks.org.

a.m. Spend a day on the river with the family at the St. Clair Riverfest, presented by McLaren Port Huron. The weekend event will be packed with music, and inflatable fun zone, food vendors, and boat races. Free. North Riverside, St. Clair. Call (586) 493-4344 or visit stclairriverfest.com.

Jocelynn Brown