48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit
a.m. Don’t miss Trumbullplex 25th anniversary celebration at Trumbullplex. This independent housing collective and music venue celebrates a quarter century of radical D.I.Y. nature with a big party. Featured will be 17 music acts, including Womb, Dear Darkness, City Mouse, Goldzilla, White Bee, Swingset and others. 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Sat. Free-will donation, $6-$10 sliding scale suggested. 4210 Trumbull, Detroit. Call (313) 832-7952.
a.m. Experience the final Summer Saturday at Troy Historic Village. Tour historic buildings and go on the artifact scavenger hunt. Be sure to pack a picnic basket to enjoy outdoors. No registration required. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5 adults, $3 seniors and 60 W. Wattles, Troy. Call (248) 524-3570, or visit troyhistoricvillage.org.
a.m. Why not take the kids to the Back to School Shopping Party at Macy’s Twelve Oaks (first floor, juniors department)? Highlights include interactive styling experience, music, DIY activities, giveaways and more. 27500 Novi, Novi. Call (248) 348-9400.
p.m. Be sure to check out comedian Nate Craig, a regular at the Hollywood Improv, UCB Theaters (NY and LA) and Nerdmelt Showroom, as he performs on stage at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. Also appearing will be Cam Rowe, with Pat Sievert as the emcee. Guests must be at least 18 years of age. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $18. 310 South Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900.
a.m. Mutual Adoration, a Detroit-based design firm, and POST, its flagship retail store, will host a Textile Takeover festival with an outdoor craft fair. Attendees can shop with over 25 local textile artists, view demonstrations and participate in free and inexpensive workshops throughout the weekend. Learn arm-knitting, screen printing, how to weave, felt and more. You can pre-register for classes at post-detroit.com/workshops. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and noon-5 p.m. Sun. 14500 Kercheval, in Detroit’s Jefferson-Chalmers area. Call (313) 815-4059 or visit mutualadoration.com.
p.m. The North American tour of the Tony Award-winning musical “Wicked” continues at the Detroit Opera House with its last stop for the year. See a different perspective of what happened in the Land of Oz. (Performances continue through Sept. 2.) 1526 Broadway, Downtown Detroit. Call (313) 872-1000 or visit broadwayindetroit.com.
a.m. Hazon, an international organization that focuses on food, education, sustainability and Jewish life, will host its third annual Michigan Jewish Food Festival at the Eastern Market. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. 2934 Russell between Gratiot and Mack, near downtown Detroit.