Lifestyle Things to do in Metro Detroit

6 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This May

April 30, 2019

Spring is finally here and to celebrate, Metro Detroit will treat us with events like Flower Day, Women SEEN and a Tony Bennett concert.

Compiled by Alexa Caccamo

May 9-12

6th Annual Ferndale Vintage Fashion Spring Market

Ferndale Vintage Fashion Market's FacebookVia Ferndale Vintage Fashion Market's Facebook

Thursday 5-9 p.m.

Friday noon to 9 p.m.

Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ferndale Vintage Fashion Market

22801 Woodward Ave., Ferndale

Spring is finally here, which means Metro Detroiters are going to see a lot more sun, flowers, and more importantly, spring fashion. After spending a whole season bundling up, us Michiganders need a refresher on how to dress for spring. For four days, fashion-driven women can browse the Ferndale Vintage Spring Market to shop for vintage clothing, shoes and accessories. The first night on May 9 is a market preview, with a $2 admission. The remaining days are free to the public.

May 10

Women SEEN: Making an Impact 2019

Women SEEN Conference 2019Via SEEN Magazine's Facebook

8:30 a.m. to noon

The Beacon

1 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Spend a morning with SEEN and some inspirational women of Metro Detroit at the second annual Women SEEN: Making an Impact conference on May 10. This year, speakers include Jody Levy of WTRMLN WTR, Shannon Washburn of Shinola, Blessing Adesiyan of Mother Honestly, Ali Rose VanOverbeke of Genusee, Gwen Jimmere of Naturalicious and Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha of Hurley Medical Center. The event offers networking opportunities to meet fellow working women, who are moms, raising money for a business and looking for ways to advance in their careers. Coffee will be provided by Drifter Coffee as well as a mimosa bar and breakfast. Make spring 2019 the season of empowerment and attend Women SEEN to learn how to be a true boss. Tickets can be bought here.

May 17-19

Revolution: The Beatles Symphonic Experience

Detroit Symphony OrchestraVia Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Facebook

Friday at 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Saturday at 8 p.m.

Sunday at 3 p.m. 

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Fall in love with the Fab Four all over again at Revolution: The Beatles Symphonic Experience May 17-19. For a whole weekend, music lovers can take a trip back to Beatlemania and experience the music of John, Paul, George and Ringo like never before. Jeff Tyzik, the conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, will take the Beatles’ No. 1 hits and add his musical genius to give Detroiters a concert they will never forget. “All you need is love,” and that includes the Beatles music at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Tickets start at $24 on dso.org.

May 19

Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo

Detroit Zoo Kidney WalkVia Detroit Zoo Kidney Walk's Facebook

7:30-10:30 a.m.

Detroit Zoo

8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak

Kick off the spring season by walking for charity. On May 19, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan will host its annual Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo 7:30-10:30 a.m. Walkers will be able to raise money for the nonprofit and enjoy music, kidney-friendly food, massages, gifts and more. Guests will also be joined by Fox 2’s Rich Luterman and WYCD’s Holly Hutton. To register, visit donate.kidney.org.

May 19

Flower Day 2019

Detroit Flower Day 2019Courtesy of Nicholas LeTarte

7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Eastern Market

2934 Russell St., Detroit

Smell the roses (and hundreds of other flowers) at Eastern Market for this year’s Flower Day! From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Metro Detroiters can browse the endless amount of flowers Eastern Market has to offer. Add a pop of color to your home by picking up a batch of beautiful flowers from this year’s Flower Day.

May 23

Tony Bennett’s I Left My Heart Tour

Tony BennettVia Tony Bennett's Facebook

8 p.m. 

Fox Theatre 

2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit 

If you love Rat Pack music and want to spend a night in Detroit, then you should stop by the Fox Theatre on May 23 for an 8 p.m. concert with Tony Bennett. The singer will be making a stop in Detroit for his I Left My Heart Tour. Take a trip back to the 20th century and enjoy the musical talents of Tony Bennett. Tickets start at $39 on Ticketmaster.

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