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48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit



a.m. Great Lakes enthusiasts won't want to miss the 34th annual Marine Mart at Grosse Pointe War Memorial. Treasures for sale include lighthouse prints, hand-painted Christmas ornaments, postcards, china, clocks, marine art, nautical charts, and boat items. $7, free for children ages 12 and younger. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today. (Early bird admission, at $10 for adults, begins at 9:30 a.m.). 32 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms. Call (313) 833-0158 or visit


a.m. Enjoy a new holiday Art Fair at the Eastern Michigan Convocation Center. The show is being presented by the Guild of Artists and Artisans, producers of the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $5, free for children 12 and younger. Parking is free. 799 N. Hewitt, Ypsilanti. Call (734) 662-3382 or visit

a.m. Sewing enthusiasts won't want to miss learning the tips and tricks for sewing with faux fur, including choosing patterns, cutting, sewing and finishing at Haberman Fabrics. While there, be sure to enter to win a $20 gift card, and take advantage of the 20-percent-off faux fur demo day sale on items currently in stock. Noon today. Free. 905 S. Main, Royal Oak. Call (248) 541-0010.

p.m. Comedian and Saturday Night Live alum Jon Lovitz will perform at Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, in the originally scheduled date for the late Joan Rivers. Lovitz's career has taken him from stand-up comedy to television, movies and Broadway. 8 tonight. $25-$69. Call (586) 268-3200 or visit

p.m. "Dinosaurus!," the story of two oil explorers who discover a lost colony of dinosaurs deep beneath the earth's surface, will be performed at Adray Auditorium on the main campus of Henry Ford College. The show is recommended for children in grades 1-5. 2 p.m. today and Sunday. $8, $5 children younger than 12. 5101 Evergreen, Dearborn. Call (313) 845-6478 or visit


a.m. Browse through the handmade creations of more than 100 local artists at the Sunday Artisan Market Open House at Kerrytown Farmers Market. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. 315 Detroit, Ann Arbor. Call (734) 913-9622 or email

p.m. Be there when the Senate Theater re-opens with a pops concert by Melissa (Ambrose) Eidson on the Wurlitzer Theater pipe organ. 3 p.m. $15 at the door or online through PayPal at the DTOS website ( 6424 Michigan, Detroit. Call (313) 894-0850.

Jocelynn Brown

1. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Built to Amaze at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Be wowed by all the big top has to offer, from clowns to acrobats, plus nearly 100 trained animals. 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. today and 1 and 5 p.m. Sun. $14-$82. 6 Championship, Auburn Hills. (248) 377-0100.

2. Chrissie Hynde at Masonic Temple: Best known as front woman for the rock band the Pretenders, Hynde is on tour in support of her first solo album, "Stockholm." The album, which features guests appearances by Neil Young and tennis player John McEnroe, cracked the Top 10 of the Billboard Independent Albums chart. 8:30 tonight. $35-$75. 500 Temple, Detroit. (313) 832-7100.

3. Christmas Market 2014 at Anton Art Center: Browse hand-crafted gifts made by Michigan artists at the Anton Art Center, which is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. Opening reception is 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Market runs through Dec. 21. 125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens. (586) 469-8666.

Melody Baetens