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5 Things to Do in Metro Detroit the Week of April 29

April 28, 2019

This week, join Impact100 for a big announcement at Saks, celebrate the Kentucky Derby with a mint julep and stop by the Birmingham Farmers Market for its return to Martin Street.

Compiled by Alexa Caccamo

Featured photo via Birmingham Farmers Market

April 30

Impact100 Oakland County Grant Announcement

Impact100Via Impact100 Oakland County's Facebook

6-9 p.m. 

Saks Fifth Avenue at The Somerset Collection

2901 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy

Impact100 Oakland County is going to make its grant announcement at Saks Fifth Avenue at the Somerset Collection on April 30 at 6 p.m. The organization is a group of women that seek to transform the lives in Oakland County by awarding grants to local nonprofits in arts and culture, education, environment and recreation, family and health and wellness. To celebrate the grant announcement, a fashion show will take place on the second floor of Saks Fifth Avenue. Join in on the excitement and stop by Saks Tuesday night! Admission in free.

May 2

Alzheimer’s Associations Spring Soiree

Alzheimer's EventVia Alzheimer Association-Greater Michigan Chapter's Facebook

6-8:30 p.m. 

Neiman Marcus at The Somerset Collection

2705 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy

Another philanthropy event is set to take place at Somerset, this time at Neiman’s. On May 2, the Alzheimer’s Association will host a spring soiree at Neiman Marcus. From 6-8:30 p.m., guests can sip, savor and shop to support the organization’s mission to eliminate the disease. Guests can also participate in a raffle for a grand prize of any pair of shoes sold in the department store, up to a $3,000 value. Stop by Neiman’s this week to shop, and fight Alzheimer’s disease. Tickets start at $75 on eventbrite.com.

May 3-5

Food Truck & Patio Kickoff 2019

Detroit FleatVia Detroit Fleat's Facebook

Friday-Saturday 5-9 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Detroit Fleat

1820 E. 9 Mile Road, Ferndale

Calling all foodies of Metro Detroit! From May 3-5, the Detroit Fleat will host the Food Truck and Patio kickoff. For a whole weekend, celebrate food truck season in Metro Detroit by indulging on delicious food from food trucks, including Matt & Mo’s Italian Beef, The Pita Post, El Guapo Grill and many more. Stop by Ferndale and grab a taco with some family and friends, and Instagram the foodie experience.

May 4

Hats Off to the Kentucky Derby Tea

Kentucky DerbyVia Rugby Grille's Facebook

12-1:30 p.m.

Townsend Hotel

100 Townsend St., Birmingham

Kick off the Kentucky Derby by enjoying afternoon tea at the Townsend Hotel on May 4. The event will also feature Maker’s mint juleps and other cocktail specials. Grab some tea and cocktails and enjoy the races at the Townsend Hotel noon to 1:30 p.m. Tickets start at $65 on eventbrite.com.

May 5

Opening Day at the Birmingham Farmers Market

Farmers MarketVia Birmingham Farmers Market Instagram

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Birmingham Farmers Market

151 Martin St., Birmingham

Spring is back in Metro Detroit and so is the Birmingham Farmers Market on Martin Street. Opening day will last from 9 a.m. to  2 p.m., and guests will be able to continue the celebration of the spring season with some fresh fruits and veggies. End the week on a “bright” note and stop by the Birmingham Farmers Market.

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