Mar 7, 2024 - Things to Do

8 things to do in Detroit this weekend: St. Patrick's Parade, fashion and latte art

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Downtown Detroit. Photo: Samuel Robinson/Axios

This Sunday marks the start of daylight saving time, meaning clocks are getting moved up by one hour at 2am.

  • Here's what to do before losing that hour of sleep:

☕ Step up your prep game at this latte art class at Dessert Oasis in Ferndale on Saturday where Tyler Bunting and Emma LaVoie show what it takes to create beautiful latte art.

🏀 Watch officials from Hamtramck and Dearborn play in a basketball game at the Hamtramck Community Center as part of the third annual charity event Friday at 6:30pm.

  • Tickets: $5 for kids, $10 for adults

🍀 Watch the annual St. Patrick's Parade, which generally draws 80,000-100,000 onlookers in Corktown with floats and marching bands.

  • Sunday, 1pm. Free!

👗 Experience the Detroit Day of Fashion, which shows off upcoming designers and creativity in the fashion industry.

  • Friday, 6-11pm, at 1211 Trumbull St. Free!

🖼️ Attend the closing exhibition at Playground Detroit for artist Brandon Altman's "Stripped" series, unpacking the idea of "fragmentation leading to wholeness" using painting, collage and assemblage with vintage photos.

  • Saturday, noon-5pm. Free!

ğŸŽ­ Check out Matrix Theatre Co.'s "gutsy, heartfelt comedy" set in Detroit called "Material Advantage."

  • Friday and Saturday, 8-10:30pm, and Sunday, 3-5:30pm. Tickets: $25.

👟 Don your favorite sneakers with a suit or gown for the Motor City Sneaker Ball with music, food and drinks.

  • Sunday, 6-11pm, at the Roostertail. Tickets are $50.

🪴 Inexperienced gardeners unite! Learn how to grow plants starting from seeds.

  • Saturday, 2-6pm, at 9245 Goodwin St. Free!
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