The Friday Five — March 14-17

Your guide to the weekend's events

Metro | Published March 11, 2024


1. St. Patrick's Day events
March 15-17 • Various locations

"A Celtic Celebration of Song," performance by Detroit Concert Choir, 3 p.m. March 17, Our Shepard Lutheran Church, 2225 E. 14 Mile Road,

Grosse Pointe Woods
"A Celtic Celebration of Song," performance by Detroit Concert Choir, 7:30 p.m. March 16, Our Lady Star of the Sea, 467 Fairford Road,

Lake Orion
Find coins for prizes, also bounce houses, magic shows and Irish dancers, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 16, also beer and music 5 p.m. March 16 and 1 p.m. March 17, Canterbury Village, 2325 Joslyn Court,

Madison Heights/Hazel Park
Green Crawl, featuring nearly 20 restaurants, pubs and cafes participating with some offering green eats and drinks, March 15,

Read the story: Green Crawl to tour spots in Madison Heights, Hazel Park

St. Baldricks Irish Festival, includes entertainment, food, kids activities, crafts, games and prizes, also Conquer Kids’ Cancer event with more than 100 people shaving heads for charity, 3-8 p.m. March 17, Fourth Street west of Main Street,

Rochester Hills
DJ, lawn games and green beer, noon-6 p.m. March 17, The Village of Rochester Hills, 104 N. Adams Road,

Royal Oak
• St. Patrick’s Day Parade, noon March 16, starts at Royal Oak Middle School and travels south on Washington Avenue then westbound on Seventh Street,

Read the story: Royal Oak St. Patrick’s Day parade is back

• "A Musical Pot O’Gold," concert featuring traditional and contemporary music with an Irish twist, performance by Royal Oak Concert Band, also set by Woodward Avenue Jazz Orchestra, 3 p.m. March 17, Royal Oak Middle School, 709 N. Washington Ave.,

St. Clair Shores
St. Patrick's in the Park, includes live entertainment, food trucks and beer tent, noon-9 p.m. March 16 (rescheduled from March 9), Blossom Heath Park, 24800 Jefferson Ave., all proceeds benefit St. Clair Shores Hockey Association scholarship program,

Lucky Leprechaun Race, includes 5K and Green Mile runs/walks, also virtual options, 10:30 a.m. March 16, costume contest at 10:15 a.m., starts at Shamrock Pub, 7715 Auburn Road,

Read the story: Lucky Leprechaun Race to return to Utica in March

2. Craft shows
March 16 • Macomb Township and New Baltimore

Macomb Township
10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 16, Dakota High School, 21051 21 Mile Road in Macomb Township, admission $3, concessions available, no strollers,

New Baltimore
10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 16, New Baltimore Trade Center, 35248 23 Mile Road, free admission and parking,

3. Hedy and Aretha
March 14-15 • West Bloomfield and Clinton Township

‘HEDY! The Life & Inventions Of Hedy Lamarr’
Homage to actress and technology pioneer, 7:30 p.m. March 14  and 1 p.m. March 15, The Berman Center for the Performing Arts, 6600 W. Maple Road in West Bloomfield,

Alfreda Sings Aretha
Alfreda Gerald pays tribute to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, 7:30 p.m. March 15, Macomb Center for the Perfoming Arts on Macomb Community College - Center Campus, 44575 Garfield Road in Clinton Township,

4. High school musicals
March 15-17 • Farmington Hills and Ferndale

‘Frozen, The Broadway Musical’
7:30 p.m. March 15-16 and 2 p.m. March 17, also March 22-24, Mercy High School, 29300 W. 11 Mile Road in Farmington Hills,

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
7:30 p.m. March 15-16 and 3 p.m. March 17, Ferndale High School, 881 Pinecrest Drive,

Read the story: Ferndale musical sees kids enter ‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’

5. Orchestral concerts
March 15-17 • Various locations

Farmington Hills
"Pure Michigan, a Musical Postcard," includes Farmington Concert Band paying tribute to four composers who have ties to state, 3-5 p.m. March 17, The Hawk - Farmington Hills Community Center, 29995 W. 12 Mile Road,

Grosse Pointe Farms
Mini Maestros Family Concert Series, featuring Six Mile Strings, 10:30 a.m.-noon March 16, The War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Drive in Grosse Pointe Farms,

Rochester Hills
"Exuberant, Jubilant Brahms," presented by The Birmingham Musicale and featuring members of Detroit Medical Orchestra and Spectrum Orchestra, 3:30 p.m. March 17, University Presbyterian Church, 1385 S. Adams Road,

Royal Oak
"Acellorando: A Cellotastic Experience," performance by Royal Oak Symphony Orchestra, 8-9:30 p.m. March 15, Royal Oak Middle School, 709 N. Washington Ave.,

Bonus: Grand Eid Bazaar
March 16 • West Bloomfield

Presented by Hamara Daes, includes live Hamd O Naat, cultural activities, fashion show, vendors, food, hourly drawings and more, noon-10 p.m. March 16, West Bloomfield Middle School, 6000 Orchard Lake Road, free admission and parking, (248) 765-6073,

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