Get out and about this month with these fun events going on around Metro Detroit
Featured photo via Detroit Home Opener Facebook
Cat Video Fest 2020
Michigan State Theater
233 S State St, Ann Arbor
Calling all cat lovers! Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater is hosting a cat-video marathon that features the best kitty-starring videos sourced from hours of submissions. Screening events are held all over the world to raise money for cats in need, and this event is no different — 10% of all proceeds will go to the Humane Society of Huron Valley. michtheater.org
Detroit Whisky Festival IV
6 – 10 p.m.
Eastern Market Corporation
2934 Russell St, Detroit
Get your drink on when the fourth annual Detroit Whisky Festival returns to Eastern Market. Come ready to sample the best whiskeys, bourbons and ryes from around the world — you can try the booze in a cocktail or straight up. You can also chat with representatives from popular liquor brands. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Starts at 6th Street and Michigan Ave
The 62nd annual Detroit St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at Sixth Street & Michigan Avenue in Corktown with bands, floats, clowns, color guard units and more. There will be a Family Fun Zone from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. so people of all ages can enjoy the festivities hosted by the United Irish Societies. For more information, visit detroitstpatricksparade.com.
Detroit Spring Home and Garden Show
Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
1 Washington Blvd, Detroit
Want to turn your house into your dream home? Find inspo aplenty at Detroit’s TCF Center, where more than 150 home-improvement professionals will be on hand to chat about everything from retiling your bathroom to renovating your kitchen. Also making a cameo: Nicole Curtis, a Detroit native and star of HGTV’s Rehab Addict. She’ll be hosting seminars at the show, which marks the first of its kind in the city since 2003. visitdetroit.com/event/detroit-spring-home-and-garden-show
Little Caesars Arena
2645 Woodward Ave, Detroit
At just 18 years old, Billie Eilish is at the top of her game. Her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, dominated this year’s Grammys, winning the top four awards: album of the year, record and song of the year and best new artist. (She’s the first woman in Grammy history to sweep all four categories.) See what all the hype is about when she hits Little Caesars Arena. ticketmaster.com
Dear Evan Hansen
Start time determined by date of show
3011 W Grand Blvd, Detroit
Scored by two University of Michigan grads, this Tony-award winning musical brings its beautiful music and raw emotion to the Fisher Theatre. The show tells the story of Evan Hansen, a boy with anxiety who struggles to fit in with his peers. When one of his fellow students passes away, Evan uses the opportunity to fabricate a friendship with the deceased student to bond with others amid the tragedy. Through April 5, ticketmaster.com
Detroit Home Opener
Madison Ave Festival Grounds
440 Madison Ave, Detroit
Baseball fan or not, here’s a great reason to play hooky on a Monday: opening day at Comerica Park. The festival, which bills itself as “Detroit’s biggest party,” will feature music (live bands plus 20 local DJs), beer tents, food and games — plus a matchup between the Tigers and the Kansas City Royals. detroithomeopener.com