48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit


a.m. Attend the Entrepreneurs Expo and Small Business Fair hosted by the Oakland County Business Association of Michigan. Featured will be handcrafted items, local businesses and more. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. Free. Oakland Mall, Fourteen Mile and John R., Troy. Call (248) 599-2461 or visit smallbusinessfair.org.

p.m. Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts will open its 90th season on its main stage for one night with “Icognito with Maysa,” and special guest Down to the Bone. “Icognito” is a story about UK music during the last four decades. Maysa has become a well-known soul-jazz singer of her generation, and Down to the Bone is a group of musicians. $55-$95. 350 Madison, Detroit. Call (313) 887-8500.

p.m. Amy Eckert, author of “100 Things to Do in Detroit Before You Die” (second edition), and “Easy Detroit Outdoors,” will autograph copies of her books at Barnes & Noble. 3 p.m. Sat. Free. 14165 Hall, Shelby Charter Township. Call (586) 247-7416.

p.m. The historic Palmer Park Handball Courts will reopen. These courts have sat idle for decades, but will now host games by veteran enthusiasts and new generations. Noon-1 p.m. Sat. Just north of the tennis courts and west of Woodward. Park on Woodward or in the Chess Row Parking lot on Merrill Plaisance and follow the signs. Call (313) 727-9925 or (248) 672-7176.

p.m. Habatat Galleries presents “StreetKraft,” an exhibition of contemporary glass, inspired by the street and featuring artists from around the world and the U.S. 4400 Fernlee, Royal Oak. For gallery hours, call (248) 554-0590 or visit habatat.com.

p.m. Enjoy an evening of music, dance, comedy, and theater to showcase some of the performing arts talent at the Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex. Featured will be the Michigan Philharmonic, Artistry Dance, Eden Arts Cooperative, Main Street Opera Theatre, the Mitten Theater (improv comedy), Arts Detroit, and more. $15 (suggested donation) at-the-door (cash only). 650 Church, Plymouth. Call (734) 927-4090.


a.m. Be there for the return of the annual historic Fort Wayne Flea Market. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sun. Free. Refreshments will be available for sale. Also, tours of the complex will be offered each day for $5 per person. 6325 W. Jefferson (at the foot of Livernois). Visit historicfortwaynecoalition.com.

p.m. Be there for “Dancing in the Street,” a symphonic tribute to Motown at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Celebrate artists of Motown, including Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Diana Ross, and the Temptations, with a program of smash hits. Tickets start at $19 each. 3711 Woodward, Detroit. Call (313) 576-5111 or visit dso.org.


p.m. Don’t miss the 27th annual Souperbowl Fundraiser to benefit Capuchin Kitchen, hosted by Blessed Solanus Casey Division of the AOH and the Ethel Kennedy Division of the LAOH at Century Banquet Center. Highlights include Detroit-area Irish Step Dancers, Irish bands, and drawings for raffle prizes. $25 at-the-door. Free for children 12 and younger. 33204 Maple Lane, Sterling Heights. Call (586) 573-4121 or (586) 751-3575.

p.m. Discover ways to adorn your head with fabric at the sixth annual Headwrap Expo, “an international multi-cultural exploration of the global art of headwrapping” at Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. Highlights include tutorials, fashion shows, exhibits, workshops, vendors, food, and more. Noon-7 p.m. Sun. 15801 Michigan, Dearborn. For ticket information, visit eventbrite.com.

p.m. Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Royal Wood will perform at Kerrytown Concert House. Wood has earned numerous JUNO Award nominations and the title of iTunes “Songwriter of the Year.” He performs on the guitar, piano and ukulele. 7 p.m. Sun. 415 North Fourth, Ann Arbor. Call (734) 769-2999.

Jocelynn Brown