The Metro Events Guide: 313 Day in Detroit

Discover unique arts and culture events in metro Detroit happening March 7 – March 14, 2024.

View of the Detroit Riverfront on a clear day

The Detroit Riverfront.

This week, we’ve got tons to celebrate — 313 Day, Women’s History Month, St. Patrick’s Day and more.

Plus, musical experiences big and small. Read on for details.

313 Day

Celebrate 313 Day at the Detroit Historical Museum with a pop-up exhibition of garments, accessories and art created by Tommey Walker of Detroit vs. Everybody. Drawing inspiration from Detroit history along with artifacts in the Detroit Historical Society collection, Walker’s designs promise to offer a unique perspective on Detroit’s rich heritage. From the legendary Motown sound to the automotive legacy, museum visitors will be immersed in the stories and symbols that have shaped Detroit’s past and present. Admission is free, and the exhibition will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13. For more information, visit their website.

Then, head to the Detroit Riverfront for a 313 Day celebration in Valade Park. There will be music, comedy, “Only in Detroit” trivia and more from 3:13-7 p.m. Performers include TBarb, Drummer B, My Detroit Players with Nick Speed, Al Bessis, Asklepius, George Montrelle, Cloudyyy and Brizzl. This event is free and open to all ages. For more information, visit Click on Detroit.

Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a Guided Herstory Tour at the Henry Ford Museum. The tour features a long roster of remarkable women who defied norms, shattered glass ceilings and left a mark on our world. Tours take place daily at 1 p.m. and begin at the Cornerstone in the museum plaza. For more information, visit their website.

St. Patrick’s Day

This Sunday, March 10, is the 66th Annual Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade in Corktown. As one of the largest St. Patrick’s parades in the country, over 80,000 people from the Detroit area are expected to come see the floats, marching bands, color guard units and more. The parade starts at 6th St. and Michigan Ave. at 1 p.m. and will move west down Michigan Ave. for approximately two hours. For more information, visit their website.

Then, head to the Corktown Tavern for a Parade Day Party with DJ Angel Live. There will be old school sounds, Detroit freestyle and more on Sunday, March 10 from 3-8 p.m. There’s no cover, so arrive early to secure your seats. For more information, visit their Facebook event.

Orchestras and operas

This weekend, Detroit Opera is putting on the first live production in Detroit’s Gem Theatre in a decade. In “Europeras 3 & 4,” pioneering composer John Cage reassembles European opera as a chaotic collage. Cage’s work invites audiences to embrace the unexpected, as chance operations dictate everything in the production. Performances take place Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10, each with a free Opera Talk before the show. For tickets and more information, visit their website.

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Plus, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra continues its PNC Pops Series this weekend at Orchestra Hall with “Red Carpet Film Scores.” In celebration of the 2024 Academy Awards ceremony, which will take place on March 10, the DSO will host a red-carpet entrance for ticket holders attending these concerts, as well as an Oscar-themed selfie station in the William Davidson Atrium, where audiences are invited to capture their glamorous looks. The star-studded program will feature Academy Award-winning music from films like ‘Casablanca,’ ‘The Godfather,’ ‘James Bond’ and ‘Mission Impossible.’ Performances will take place Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10 and tickets start at $24. For more information, visit their website.

Indie shows in Ypsi

Head to the Regal Beagle Lounge in Ypsilanti this Friday, March 8 to see four local indie acts perform live. The lineup features Blanktapetax, Twin Deer, Freedomfromconcern and Carmel Liburdi — one of the finalists in our 2023 Sounds Like Detroit showcase. Music starts at 7 p.m. and there’s a $10 cover. This event is 21+. For more information, visit their Facebook event.

Then, stick around for more live local music in Ypsilanti at the Unity Vibration Kombucha Tasting Room. The lineup features Rainbow Halo Sun, Talented Asian Girlfriend, Premium Rat and Carmel Liburdi, all playing chill, acoustic sets. Music starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 8, and there’s no cover. For more information, visit Talented Asian Girlfriend on Instagram.

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