Goodwill’s Harmonies and Hope Event Concert with Vanessa Williams: Goodwill and music come together in a fundraiser that benefits the nonprofit’s employee training, education, and job placement for metro Detroit workers. This year’s event will feature a performance by actress and singer Vanessa Williams. March 9. $35+. Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-309-4700.
Artie Lange: Artie Lange is best known for having appeared on The Howard Stern Show and Mad TV. Now, the comedian hosts his own podcast. March 10. $30+. Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-309-4700;
Kivi Rogers: Kivi Rogers’ big-screen debut was in the 1996 film Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. Along with performing on a variety of comedy shows, he’s also had guest roles in Everybody Loves Raymond, Dharma and Greg, and The West Wing. March 9-11. $10+. Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy St., Royal Oak; 248-542-9900.
Sample Sale: Find discounts on designer furniture, lighting, flooring, fabric, and accessories at the twice-yearly Sample Sale at the Michigan Design Center. Admission is a nonperishable food item or cash donation to benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank. March 10-11. Michigan Design Center, 1700 Stutz Dr., Troy; 248-649-4772.
Right Now, Wrong Then Film: Presented by the Nam Center for Korean Studies at the University of Michigan and directed by Hong Sang-soo, Right Now, Wrong Then is a Korean cinematic film capturing the lives of two possible love interests. March 11. Free. 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-668-8397.
11th Annual Motor City Blues Festival: This year’s annual Motor City Blues Festival returns with a lineup of jazz and blues musicians that includes Sire Charles Jones, Willie Clayton, Bigg Robb, Bishop Bullwinkle, Shirley Brown, and TK Soul. March 11. $56+. Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-471-3200.
Monte Carlo Night: The Detroit Boat Club Crew will hold a Monte Carlo Night in conjunction with Friends of Detroit Rowing. Cocktails and casino activities begin at 7 p.m. Guests partaking in the Monte Carlo will be awarded prizes only; no cash winnings will be given. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Boat House. March 11. $125. Detroit Boat Club on Belle Isle, East Picnic Way, Detroit.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade: A sea of green returns to the historic Corktown neighborhood for the 59th annual Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade. Catch floats, marching bands, and clowns on Michigan Avenue in an all-day celebration of Irish pride. March 12. Starts on Sixth Street and Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-475-4675;
Ariana Grande: Pop singer Ariana Grande performs hits from her third studio album, such as “Side to Side” and “Into You” in her Dangerous Woman Tour. March 12. $30+. The Palace of Auburn Hills, 6 Championship Dr., Auburn Hills; 248-377-0100.
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo: The “Love is a Battlefield” singer and four-time Grammy winner is joined by her husband, professional musician, producer, and songwriter Neil Giraldo, for an acoustic performance. March 12. $45+. Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-309-4700.