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Lifestyle Things to do in Metro Detroit

8 Things to Do in Metro Detroit this April

April 6, 2021

April showers may be in the forecast, but this month’s lineup of Metro Detroit events is anything but gloomy

By Zoe Makhool

Featured photo via @bloomscape

Through April 25

The 2021 Academy Award-Nominated Short Films

short filmPhoto via dia.org

The 2021 Academy Award-Nominated Short Films will be available for at-home viewing this year through the Detroit Institute of Arts! All films will be active for 24 hours a day through April 25 via the DIA’s link for ticketing and viewing. Ticket prices $12 for each category of nominees: animation, live-action and documentary. Planning to watch all three categories? A discounted $30 pass is available.

April 6, 13, 27

Bloomscape Plant Workshops 

plantPhoto via @bloomscape

Bloomscape is hosting virtual plant care workshops throughout the month of April! Workshops include monstera, fiddle leaf fig, succulent and cacti care. Tickets are limited to 95 attendees per workshop date. Registration is $15 and workshops will be held via Zoom.

April 14

Plant-Based Nutrition with VegMichigan

noodlesPhoto via vegmichigan.org

6:30 pm

Looking to learn more about plant-based eating and planetary health? Chantal Singer, a registered dietitian nutritionist for St. Joseph Mercy Health System’s Michigan Heart & Vascular Institute, will discuss the benefits of adding more plant-based foods to your diet during this virtual class hosted by VegMichigan and Westland Public Library. The class is free to attend and will be held via Zoom.

April 15

Innovation & Inspiration in Michigan: A Virtual Tour

6:30 pm

This virtual tour hosted by the Detroit Experience Factory will take you around the state to introduce you to some of Michigan’s most innovative and inspirational people, places and projects. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite with a pay-what-you-can donation.

April 17

Create Your Own Cheese Board Virtual Event

cheesePhoto via @thecheeselady_fenton

6:00 pm

Join The Cheese Lady for a virtual cheese board class! The class will cover basic knowledge of the selected cheeses, as well as how to assemble a well-balanced cheese board. Each $85 ticket includes a cheese board kit, available for pick-up at The Cheese Lady in Fenton on Friday, April 16 or Saturday, April 17. Register here now!

April 26

Virtual Dessert Wines Event

7:00 pm

Learn all about dessert wines, from ice wines to Port, during this virtual class hosted by Michigan by the Bottle! Registration is free and open to the first 90 registrants, but it’s recommended that you purchase one or more of the wines to get the most out of the experience. Just drop by one of their three locations to pick up your order before the event. Curbside pickup is also available.

April 29

Flower Workshop at Coup D’état

flowersPhoto via @madefloral

6:00 pm

Create a fun centerpiece to brighten up your home for spring! Martha DeFlorio of Made Floral will teach you how to make a spring floral arrangement while also discussing the best way to select flowers, care for them and more. The workshop will be hosted at Coup D’état in Detroit and tickets are $125. Register here to secure a spot.

April 29

Yoga at the Whiskey Factory

yogaPhoto via @manifestmovement_

7:00 pm

Join Anayat Eldaly of Manifest Movement for an evening yoga class at The Whiskey Factory in Detroit. Afterwards, enjoy your choice of craft cocktail included in your ticket price of $35.

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