48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit
p.m. Experience Historic Fort Wayne with its “Tours After Dark” series, where visitors can interact with ghosts and spirits that may inhabit the site. $30 per person (includes the tour and secured parking). Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. Sat. in the Visitors Center. The tour runs until 11:30 p.m. (This event is repeated Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 20 and 27.) 6325 W. Jefferson (at the foot of Livernois), Detroit. Visit historicfortwaynecoalition.com.
p.m. The North Rosedale Park Community House will get a new look with the unveiling of a new sculpture by artist Charles McGee and the dedication of an outdoor plaza. The 24-foot sculpture, titled “Unity North,” is made of steel and aluminum. 12:30 p.m. Sat. 18445 Scarsdale, Detroit. Call (313) 837-3416.
a.m. A small tribute display on Aretha Franklin will be up through Sunday at the Detroit Historical Museum. The Detroit Historical Society’s collection includes albums, costumes and artwork. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., Sun. Free admission. Parking is $9. 5401 Woodward, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 833-1805.
a.m. Stop by the Detroit Institute of Arts and see the exhibition “Repetition, Rhythm, and Vocab,” which presents the work of Detroit artists Carole Harris and Allie McGhee together. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., Sun. The exhibition runs through Nov. 4. 5200 Woodward, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 833-7900 or visit dia.org.
a.m. Don’t miss the Plymouth Fall Festival at Kellogg Park with outdoor activities, including car shows, art and craft vendors, bingo tournaments, live music, dance performances, barbecue cookouts, a pet show and more. Sat., Sun. 298 S. Main, Plymouth. Call (734) 455-6620.
p.m. Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, an unscripted theatrical awards show, will be held at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts. 8 p.m. Sat., and 4 p.m. Sun. $25-$43. Inside the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit, 6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield. Call (248) 661-1900, or visit theberman.org.
p.m. The Paint Creek Center for the Arts’Art & Apples Festival at theRochester Municipal Park includes Blake’s Orchard’s cider and donuts and nationally-recognized artists. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sat., and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Entry is a $5 tax-deductible donation per person. 400 Sixth, downtown Rochester. Visit pccart.org/festival/.
p.m. Enjoy a “Pig Roast with Farm Field Table” when a Ferndale butcher takes over the Livernois Tap Biergarten for “Notorious P.I.G., Pork in Garten, — a ‘swine dining’ collaboration.” 4-8 p.m. Sun. $40 (includes a craft beer and all you-you-can-eat pork and sides. 567 Livernois, Ferndale. Call (248) 284-2422.
p.m. The Lace Museum Detroit will exhibit antique lace and clothing at the Yerkes House during the annual Victorian Clothing & Vintage in the Village Sale. Mill Race Village of Northville, 215 Griswold, Northville. 1-6 p.m. Sun. (and 1-7 p.m. Mon.) Call (937) 681-7219 or visit thelacemuseumllc.com.