The Friday Five — March 16-19

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published March 15, 2023


1. St. Patrick's Day celebrations
March 17-19 • Various locations

Green beer, anyone? The Detroit Shamrock Festival will kick off at 9 a.m. Friday at The Music Hall Amphitheater, located at 350 Madison Ave. in Detroit. The outdoor party will feature Irish beer and whiskey shot specials all day; 15 DJs and live entertainment; food trucks; vendors; and a heated tent. Attendees must be 21. For more information and tickets, visit or call (248) 543-1000.

St. Basil the Great Catholic Parish will host a St. Patrick/St. Joseph celebration dinner from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the church social hall, located at 22860 Schroeder Ave. in Eastpointe. The menu will include corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, kielbasa, cucumber salad, and coffee and tea. The event will include a basket raffle, a silent auction and a 50-50 drawing. The cost is $22 per person; ages 5 and younger can eat for $5. Proceeds will benefit the parish general fund. For more information, call (586) 777-5610.

Harrison Township
The Harrison Township Public Library, located at 38255 L’Anse Creuse, Suite A, will offer a St. Patrick’s Day party for children at 2 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature story time, crafts and snacks. For more information and to register, visit or call (586) 329-1261.

Lake Orion
Canterbury Village, located at 2357 Joslyn Ct. in Lake Orion, will host a St. Patrick's Day party from 1 to 10 p.m. Friday. Enjoy drink specials, Irish food, live music, bagpipes, dancing and more inside a heated tent. The event is for ages 21 and older; admission is $5. For more information, visit

The Ukrainian Cultural Center, located at 26601 Ryan Road in Warren, will host a St. Patrick's Day dinner-dance party from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m., with line dancing lessons beginning at 7:15 p.m. Dinner will be served at 8 p.m., with dancing commencing at 8:45 p.m. The event costs 25 per person, but reservations for dinner must be made by 4 p.m. Thursday. For those who sign up late, tickets for just dancing can still be purchased for $15. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

2. Detroit Spring Home & Garden Show
March 18-19 • Detroit

The Detroit Spring Home & Garden Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in Hall C at Huntington Place, located at 1 Washington Blvd. in Detroit. Promising to have "everything for your home," the free event will feature dozens of vendors and booths focused on landscape and hardscape; designer decks; gates and fences; custom stonework; outdoor kitchens; pools and spas; ponds; bricks pavers; windows and doors; interior and exterior designs; painting and finishing; custom kitchens and baths; flooring; home automation; basement remodeling; roofing and siding; flowers; garage solutions; HVAC; and more. Local crafters and artisans will sell their wares at the Small Business Marketplace. There will also be a Hot Tub Expo inside the former Cobo Center. Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas, Detroit residents and co-hosts of HGTV’s “Bargain Block,” will appear both days. For more information, visit

3. 'Indian Without Reservation'
March 17 • Birmingham

Stanley Natchez's “Indian Without Reservation” will be on display from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, located at 1516 S. Cranbrook Road in Birmingham. His 27-piece exhibit can also be viewed for free during weekdays until April 20. The Santa Fe, New Mexico-based Indigenous artist has been painting professionally for 35 years, and draws inspiration from pop artists such as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and T.C. Cannon. To preview his work and for more information, visit

Read the story: The BBAC displays work of Indigenous artist Stanley Natchez

Artistic Creations in Wood
The Metro Carvers of Michigan will present its 41st Artistic Creations in Wood show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Packard Proving Grounds, located at 49965 Van Dyke Ave. in Shelby Township. Find carvings and supplies for sale, take part in raffle and door prices, and vote for your favorite creation. Admission is $5 for adults and free for ages 12 and younger. For more information about the event, contact Sharon Hill at (586) 557-3712 or email; for more information about the group, visit

4. 'The Play That Goes Wrong'
March 16-17 • Farmington Hills

The Oakland Community College Theatre program will present “The Play That Goes Wrong" from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Smith Theatre, on its Orchard Ridge campus, located at 27055 Orchard Lake in Farmington Hills. Marketed as a "hilarious hybrid of 'Monty Python' and 'Sherlock Holmes,'" the show follows the fictitious Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society's disaster of a 1920s murder-mystery, featuring "an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead and actors who trip over everything — including their lines." Tickets cost $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors and students; additional dates are March 23-24. For more information, visit

5. AMA Supercross
March 18 • Detroit

The best off-road motorcycle riders will battle at 7 p.m. Saturday during the Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Ford Field, located at 2000 Brush St. in Detroit. Watch 17 rounds on custom-designed tracks as competitors earn points toward the new SuperMotocross World Championship. Opening ceremonies will take place at 6:30 p.m.; doors will open at noon, as fans can come early for practices and qualifying. Tickets start at $20. For more information, visit the event page on Ticketmaster.

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