48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit
a.m. Members of the Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild present their “Holiday Sale 2016” at Washtenaw Community College. Demonstrations and informal modeling will be featured throughout the day. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Free. Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River, Ann Arbor. Visit annarborfiberarts.org.
a.m. Santa arrives at Somerset Collection this weekend. A processional of Michigan Scottish pipes and drums will lead Santa and helpers across the skywalk to his winter castle. Each child will receive a gift. 9 a.m. Sat. Free. 2800 W. Big Beaver, Troy. Visit thesomersetcollection.com.
a.m. Shop early for the holidays at the 18th annual Ridge Fine Art & Handmade Wares Show at Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church. One-of-a-kind items will include jewelry, pottery, wearables, sculpture, purses, leather and more. Prices range from $3-$200. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Admission is $2. Free parking and refreshments. 2441 Pinecrest, Ferndale. Call (248) 398-8107.
p.m. Russian pianist Alexander Ghindin will make his Chamber Music Society of Detroit series debut with a recital program highlighted by Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” at Seligman Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. Sat. $32-$64. 22305 West 13 Mile, Beverly Hills. Call (248) 855-6070 or visit CMSDetroit.org.
SATURDAY / SUNDAY
a.m. See Wild Lights, a huge holiday light display at the Detroit Zoo that features over five million LED lights illuminating trees, buildings and more than 100 animal sculptures. Visitors can view figure skating performances and the “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” exhibition. 5:30-9 p.m. Sat., Sun. $13 at-the-gate ($10 advance) for ages 2 and older, free for those younger than 2. Parking is $6. (This display continues Nov. 25-27, Dec. 1-4, 8-11, 15-23, and 26-31.) 8450 W. 10 Mile at Woodward, Royal Oak. Visit detroitzoo.org.
p.m. See award-winning playwright and producer Angela Barrow-Dunlap’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf” performed at Music Hall. 3, 8 p.m. Sat. and 3:30, 7:30 p.m. Sun. $45. 350 Madison, Detroit. Call (313) 887-8500.
a.m. The exhibit “Bitter Sweet: Coffee, Tea & Chocolate” will open at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Noon-4 p.m. Sun. $14 adults, $9 youth ages 6-17 ($10 adults, $5 youth ages 6-17 who are residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.) 5200 Woodward, Midtown Detroit. Call (313) 833-7971 or visit dia.org.
p.m. The 90th annual International Festival returns to the Southfield Pavilion. Noon-6 p.m. Sat., Sun. A weekend pass is $3 per person or $5 per family. Parking is free. 26000 Evergreen, Southfield. Call (248) 796-5130 or visit cityofsouthfield.com.
p.m. Grosse Pointe native Victoria Reed and her band return to Detroit for a performance at the Magic Bag to promote her debut album, “Chariot.” Doors open at 8 p.m. Sun. $10. 22920 Woodward, Ferndale. Call (248) 544-1991 or visit victoriareedmusic.com.