48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit
a.m. Tirrell McCoy & Good Medicine Development presents “Happy, Healthy Kids Fair 2018” at the Northwest Activities Center. Highlights include games, bounce houses, face painting, dodge ball, an aerobics class, healthy snacks (while supplies last), a health coach, music and more. Sponsored by Blue Care Network, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. Free. 18100 Meyers, Detroit. Call (313) 695-0578.
a.m. Tour Troy Historic Village Saturdays during the month of August. See historic buildings, go on an artifact scavenger hunt, pack a picnic basket and enjoy the outdoors. No registration required. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. $5 adults, $3 seniors and kids six and younger. Free for members and military families. 60 W. Wattles, Troy. Visit troyhistoricvillage.org.
p.m. Treat the little ones to a puppet-making workshop at PuppetArt Studio. 1-3 p.m. Sat. Class fee is $30 and includes all materials needed and a snack. 25 E. Grand River, downtown Detroit. To reserve a spot, call (313) 961-7777, or email email@example.com.
p.m. Join the Ann Arbor Film Festival for a night of films, food and fun in the Water Hill neighborhood. View AAFF in a single setting. Bring a chair, a blanket and bug spray. 7:30-11 p.m. Sat. Free. Snacks and drinks will be provided by festival sponsors Jerusalem Garden and Arbor Brewing Company. Downtown Ann Arbor, bound by Miller, Brooks, Sunset and the Ann Arbor railroad tracks. Visit aafilmfest.org.
p.m. Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle is the place to be this weekend if you want to laugh it up with stand-up comedian J. Chris Newberg. He’s performed on “America’s Got Talent,” and appeared on the “Tonight Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and Comedy Central. Also appearing will be Brett Riley, with Tanner Oliver as the emcee. 7, 9:30 p.m. Sat. $20. Guests must be at least 18 years of age. 310 South Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900 or visit comedycastle.com.
p.m. Catch one of the remaining shows for “The Wiz,” performed by Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit. There is a curated open mic before every performance. 2, 8 p.m. Sat., 4 p.m. Sun. $20 advance, $25 at-the-door. 2251 Antietam, Detroit. Call (313) 872-6910 or visit mosaicdetroit.org.
p.m. Barefoot Productions presents performances of “Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook,” written by Allison Gregory and directed by Scott E. Randall at the Civic Center Plaza. See what happens when someone steals Junie’s new furry mittens at school. 7 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. $12, $15. 33735 Five Mile, Livonia. Call (734) 855-4922 or visit justgobarefoot.com.
p.m. Don’t miss the summer sale at Pewabic Pottery with up to 50-percent off items under the tent. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Staff members will be on hand to assist shoppers with architectural design suggestions at no additional charge. All stock will be sold as is, and all sales are final. 10125 E. Jefferson, Detroit. Call (313) 626-2000.