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5 Things to Do in Metro Detroit the Week of March 3

March 3, 2019

Start off the first week of the new month by browsing through vintage fashion at Christos Garkinos’ Luxury Trunk Show, getting fit with free boot camp classes at Birmingham Ultimate fitness and indulging in a Paczki for Fat Tuesday!

Compiled by Alexa Caccamo

March 3-7

Grand Reopening of Birmingham Ultimate Fitness

Birmingham Ultimate FitnessCourtesy Birmingham Ultimate Fitness

Birmingham Ultimate Fitness

555 South Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham

If you love working out and going to the gym, you’re going to love this! Birmingham Ultimate Fitness reopened its gym on Old Woodward Avenue, and to celebrate, is offering a full week of free daily boot camp and training sessions, raffle giveaways, health and fitness products and more! For more information and to schedule a free boot camp class, visit highintensitytrainers.com.

March 3

Covet by Christos Luxury Trunk Show at Detroit Foundation Hotel

Detroit Luxury Trunk ShowViviana Pernot for SEEN

Christos Garkinos at his event, Covet by Christos Trunk Show with SEEN Magazine, at the Detroit Foundation Hotel in September 2018.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Detroit Foundation Hotel

250 W. Larned St., Detroit

Fashion fanatics of Metro Detroit, this one is for you! Spend your Sunday looking at beautiful fashion at Christos Garkinos’ Luxury Trunk Show at the Detroit Foundation Hotel. Guests will get a chance to browse through vintage pieces from luxury brands such as Gucci, Prada, Chanel and YSL. If you missed Covet by Christos’ trunk show in the fall, now is your opportunity to check it out!

March 5

Celebrate Fat Tuesday with Paczki

Fat TuesdayVia Morning Glory Coffee & Pastries' Facebook

Morning Glory Coffee & Pastries

85 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Farms

Have a “sweet” Fat Tuesday this year, and pick up a paczek from Morning Glory Coffee & Pastries in Grosse Pointe Farms. Morning Glory is taking pre-orders for paczki which cost $12 for six and $22.50 for one dozen. Flavors include raspberry, lemon, strawberry, apple, custard and Bavarian crème and will be in a limited supply in the store on Fat Tuesday.

Or head to Hamtramck bakeries New Martha Washington and New Palace, both mainstays on Joseph Campau Avenue for Paczki Day!

March 5 

Mardi Gras Social: Sugar & Spirits

Love & ButtercreamVia Love & Buttercream's Facebook

6-7 p.m.

Love & Buttercream

746 E. Maple Road, Birmingham

There’s no need to fly to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras because Love & Buttercream is hosting a Mardi Gras Social on March 5. From 6-7 p.m., guests will sip away on cocktails while decorating cake bowls and sugar cookies, and can enter a giveaway where one lucky winner will take home a prize. To register, visit loveandbuttercream.com. Admission is $40 per guest.

Thru March 9

La Strada Dolci e Caffe’s Hosts Guest Chef Francesco Straface

La Strada Dolci e CaffeCourtesy La Strada Dolci e Caffe

La Strada Dolci e Caffe

243 Merrill St., Birmingham

La Strada Dolci e Caffe is serving up a special menu with special guest, Italian chef Francesco Straface. Straface is the executive chef at Della Fine in Rome, owner of catering company Ceno a Casa and a private chef who has cooked for diplomats, celebrities and other prominent figures. From now until March 9, Straface will cook for La Strada as a guest chef and will serve limited-time dishes such as carpaccio di pesce spada, tuna al prosciutto and octopus catalon salad, along with La Strada favorites like spaghetti alla carbonara, margherita pizza and an assortment of pastries. Regular lunch and dinner dishes will continue to be offered throughout the week.


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  • avatar
    Adriana V.
    March 6, 2019 at 1:22 PM

    Sad that the March 3rd trunk show was included in this week’s update, which wasn’t emailed out until March 4th. Would have loved to attend.

  • Amy Gill
    March 6, 2019 at 1:26 PM

    Hey Adriana,
    We are so sorry this didn’t get sent out sooner! We will make sure to include events a full week ahead moving forward so our readers have more time to plan ahead. Thank you for your comment and letting us know!

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