48 Hours: Best things to do in Metro Detroit

“Swan Lake” will be performed by Moscow Festival Ballet at the Music Hall.
“Swan Lake” will be performed by Moscow Festival Ballet at the Music Hall.
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p.m. Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts welcomes back the “Moscow Festival Ballet” with a performance of the ballet “Swan Lake,” a ballet in four acts with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikowski. 8 p.m. Sat. $30-$50. 350 Madison, downtown Detroit. Call (313) 887-8501 or visit musichall.org.

p.m. See a presentation of “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” at the Detroit Film Theatre. Lamarr was once described as a “screen siren” and “the most beautiful woman in the world.” 2, 4:30 p.m. Sat. $9.50, $7.50 seniors, students with I.D., $5 for Animation Club, and free for members. Inside the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward, Detroit. Visit dia.org.

p.m. Erth Visual & Physical Inc. and Red Tail Entertainment present “Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live” at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts. 1, 5 p.m. Sat. $50 (VIP meet and greet), $35, $15 children 12 and younger. 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township. Call (586) 286-2222 or visit MacombCenter.com.

p.m. Links to Science will be presented by the Renaissance (MI) Chapter of the Links Inc. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. This series of workshops is designed to explore the museum’s exhibit, “Inspiring Minds: African Americans in Science & Technology.” Noon Sat. Free; Also, at 1 p.m. Sat. enjoy a free Family Activity Series with art, music, dance, acting and more. 315 East Warren, Detroit. Visit thewright.org.

p.m. Stand-up comedian Joe Matarese brings his sense of humor to Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. Also appearing will be Paul Ollinger, with Sam Silverstein as the emcee. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Sat. $10. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter. 310 South Troy, Royal Oak. Call (248) 542-9900 or visit comedycastle.com.


a.m. Shop for unique items at the Holiday Markets at Cadillac Square and Capitol Park. The markets are a collaboration between Downtown Detroit Partnership, Bedrock and Quicken Loans. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday (through Jan. 28). Both in downtown Detroit near Campus Martius. Visit downtowndetroitparks.com/events.


p.m. Award-winning American poet and activist Andrea Gibson, who has lived in Boulder, Colorado, since 1999, performs on stage at the Shelter. Chastity Brown will be the special guest. Doors open at 7 p.m. Inside St. Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress, Downtown Detroit. visit standrewsdetroit.com.

p.m. The Janice Charach Gallery presents the exhibit “Six,” featuring the work of six Michigan artists who offer their interpretation of current situations through shape, color and texture. The featured artists are Emilee Arter, Andrew Blake, Dennis Jones, Megan Parry, Catherine Peet, and Carl Wilson. The show will open with a special reception. Noon-4 p.m. Sun. (The show runs through Feb. 22). 6600 W. Maple, Bloomfield Township. Call (248) 661-1000 or visit charachgallery.org.

Jocelynn Brown

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