Lifestyle Things to do in Metro Detroit

5 Things to Do in Metro Detroit the Week of March 11

March 10, 2019

It’s the countdown to St. Patrick’s Day! Spend this week enjoying a pint with friends (and puppies), shopping for a good cause and rocking the mic at Motown Mic.

Compiled by Alexa Caccamo

March 11

Puppies and Pints

Via Hyatt Place Ann Arbor's Facebook

6-8 p.m.

Hyatt Place Ann Arbor

3223 S. State St., Ann Arbor

Why wait to have a pint with friends on St. Patrick’s Day when you can do the same with something a little more special — puppies. That’s right, Hyatt Place Ann Arbor will be hosting a Puppies and Pints event on March 11 when guests can get a sneak preview of the newest Wolverine State Brewing Co. beers while playing with adorable, and adoptable, puppies. Forget about the bar and raise a glass with friends (and puppies) at Hyatt Place Ann Arbor. Tickets start at $35 on evenbrite.com.

March 14

Rocking the Veil Spring 2019 Wedding Showcase

Rock The VeilVia Rock The Veil's Facebook

5-8:30 p.m.

Balkan American Community Center

1451 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy

Skip the traditional wedding show and rock your veil at the Rock the Veil Showcase at the Balkan American Community Center. From 5-8:30 p.m., guests can browse wedding essentials while eating complimentary pizza, enjoying live music and participating in couples competitions for a chance to win prizes. Make your wedding planning a lot more fun by visiting the Rock the Veil Showcase with your fiance. Admission is $10 online and $12 at the door.

March 16

Genusee Pop-up at Nordstrom

GenuseeVia Genusee's Facebook

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Nordstrom at Somerset Collection

2850 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy

Genusee will host a pop-up shop 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Nordstrom at the Somerset Collection on March 16. Genusee is an eyewear company that sells glasses and sunglasses made from recycled water bottles as part of its mission to bring jobs to citizens in Flint. Sunglasses and eyeglasses start at $99. Shopping is one thing, but shopping with a brand with a good cause is even better.

March 16

Royal Oak St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day ParadeVia iStock

10-11 a.m.

Washington Avenue, Royal Oak

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by attending the Royal Oak St. Patrick’s Day Parade 10-11 a.m. March 16 on Washington Avenue. Join friends and family in celebrating the Irish holiday with some Irish songs, laughs and a lot of green!

Every Friday in March

2019 Motown Mic Competition

Motown Mic Courtesy Motown Museum

8-10 p.m.

Motown Museum

2648 W Grand Blvd. Detroit

Put your artistic talents to the test and compete in the 2019 Motown Mic Competition at the Motown Museum. Every Friday from 8-10 p.m., poets can perform their original pieces in an open mic setting at Motown Museum and compete to perform at the grand finale at the Garden Theatre. The winner will receive a $1,500 cash prize and be crowned “The Spoken Artist of the Year.” Show Detroit what you’re made of and compete in the 2019 Motown Mic Competition. For more information, visit motownmuseum.org.

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