48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit
a.m. Be there for the first annual health fair, presented by the Women’s Informal Network at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church. “Win by knowing your numbers” for glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, etc. There will also be mammogram referrals, eye exams, and more. This fun-filled family event will have free testing. 9 a.m. (registration) -2 p.m. 18700 James Couzens. Call (313) 861-1285.
a.m. Visit the Troy Historic Village any Saturday through August. Tour historic buildings, go on an artifact scavenger hunt, pack a picnic basket and enjoy the outdoors. No registration required. 60 W. Wattles, Troy. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. $5 adults, $3 seniors and children 6 and older, and free for those younger than 6, THS members and military families. Call (248) 524-3570 or visit troyhistoricvillage.org.
p.m. Catch KEM and India Arie performing on stage at Chene Park Amphitheater. 8 p.m. Sat. $78-$149. 2600 Atwater, just off East Jefferson, Detroit. Visit chenepark.eventticketscenter.com.
p.m. Pittsfield Open Band: Ann Arbor Community of Traditional Music and Dance, a contra dance music event at Pittfield Grange Hall. All instruments are welcome. Bring the Ruffwater Fakebook, the Portland Collection volumes, and the Waltz Books, if you have them. 3-6 p.m. Sat. Free. 3337 Ann Arbor-Saline (1/2 mile south of I-94). Call (734) 994-9307.
a.m. More than 100 juried artists will show and sell their work at the third annual Belle Isle Art Fair, and others will start their creative careers. Items for sale will include jewelry, sculpture, fiber art, prints, and more. This fair is being produced by Integrity Shows of Detroit. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Near the Scott Fountain on Belle Isle State Park, Jefferson at the foot of East Grand Boulevard. Visit integrityshows.com.
a.m. Don’t miss the “Star Wars and the Power of Costume” exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts. This display of original costumes explores the artistry behind their creation. Exhibit admission: $24 Fri.-Sun. (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents receive a $5 per ticket discount). Museum admission: $14 adults, $9 seniors 62-plus, $8 college students, $6 ages 6-17. Free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents, and DIA members. 5200 Woodward, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 833-4005 or visit dia.org/StarWars.
p.m. Fine Art at the Village of Rochester Hills will transform the shopping area into an outdoor gallery, filled with the work of over 100 artists from across the country. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.Sat. and noon-6 p.m. Sun. Free admission and parking. 104 N. Adams, Rochester Hills. Call (248) 689-8734 or visit fineartatthevillage.com.
p.m. The Music On Belle Isle Group presents the Real Deal Big Band as part of its “River Blast! 2018” summer music series, featuring area concert bands at the Remick Bandshell. 3 p.m. Sun. Belle Isle, Jefferson at the foot of E. Grand Blvd., Detroit. Visit mobigmusic.org.