Women’s History Month Celebrations in Metro Detroit

Celebrate the women of Detroit’s past and present this Women’s History Month with these events in southeast Michigan.
The Wild Women of Detroit Bus Tour runs select days through April 1. // Photograph courtesy of Detroit History Club

Metro Detroit is remembering the contributions of the past women who began our journey and honoring those who continue paving the way forward with art exhibits, live music, theatrical performances, bus tours and much more this March. Experience the feminine forces driving Detroit to a greater future and celebrate Women’s History Month with these local events.

Women’s History Month Educational Series

The Detroit Foundation Hotel and Copper House Detroit have teamed up to host a series of four events that highlight wellness, women’s history, entrepreneurship, gentrification, and Black fatherhood. On March 7, explore “Women’s Health and Cannabis” use. Other topics include “Capturing Lifestyle Content for Branding,” “Gentrification and Cannabis,” and “Dank Dad.” March 7 and 21, and April 11 and 25. Ticket costs vary by event. Detroit Foundation Hotel, 250 W. Larned St., Detroit; detroitfoundationhotel.com.

Wild Women of Detroit Bus Tour

Detroit History Tours is back at it with a fun and informative bus tour that shares the stories and landmarks of the Detroit women who used their voice and used it loudly. Learn the lesser-known tales of Madam Cadillac, civil war spies, the first all-female jury, and much more. The tour includes a stop at an amazing, woman-owned neighborhood bar amidst great conversation. March 10 and 18, and April 1. $48. The Detroit History Club, 3103 Commor St., Hamtramck; detroithistorytours.com.

Women Enough: Stage Drama

During this show, which is based on the book Woman Enough by Keila S. Harris, the talented performers of Marygrove Theatre explore the growing pains of women in their 20’s and 30’s. Characters Tiff, Zyn, Jay, Koach, and Leah face the sobering realities of taking accountability and re-shaping our self-talk. This 75-minute performance will leave men with a better understanding of women and women with tools to better communicate. March 11. $18-$45. Marygrove Theatre, 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit; Eventbrite.com.

Women’s History Month – Simply POP-UP Shop

Shop, socialize, and discover the incredible local businesses of the city at Simply Social Detroit’s pop-up experience, which features multiple shops including Detroit’s Future is Female with new designs celebrating Women’s History Month. March 12. No cost. Simply Social Event Space, 3901 Christopher St., Suite D-2, Hamtramck; Eventbrite.com.

Detroit Queens of Jazz: Out of the Mouth of a Women – Concert and Supper Club

In partnership with The Preservation of Jazz, the Detroit Community Outreach Center will be staging a dedication to the leading ladies of jazz. Enjoy a specialty menu and hand-picked cocktails with featured performances by Sky Covington, Kymberli Wright, and Jiana Hunter. March 25. 435. Greater Detroit Community Outreach Center, 20062 John R. St., Detroit; Eventbrite.com.

Inspirational Women of Detroit Virtual Tour

Enjoy this educational tour from the comfort of your home as City Institute guides share the stories of women who built our city. March 14. Donations welcome. This is a virtual event; Eventbrite.com.

HERstory Detroit: Bold Women Who Dared

Take your private group on a guided tour of the city that covers the stomping grounds of Detroit’s “unsung heroes” and trailblazing women. This walking and public transportation tour shares the incredible stories of the women who helped build the city and community we see today. The highly regarded and passionate guides of City Tour Detroit will provide themed trivia and associated prizes with a refreshment break at a women-owned restaurant. March 18. $45. Detroit area; citytourdetroit.com.

Women’s History Month Bingo

Learn about the women who shaped our history through a fun, family-friendly game of bingo hosted by the Detroit Public Library. March 22. No cost, reservations available. Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit; Eventbrite.com.

Candlelight Yoga

Move your body and make a difference with this candle-side yin yoga flow in support of the YWCA of Flint — a safe house and women’s empowerment center. After-flow networking includes organic, herbal mocktails by KĀLON Apothecary + 810hm. Bring a yoga mat, a water bottle, and a friend! March 24. $20. BAU-HŌUSE, 511 Buckham Alley, Flint; Eventbrite.com. 

Marshall M. Fredricks Sculpture Museum

Join the Marshall M. Fredricks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw Valley State University for a month of events in the spirit of Women’s History Month. View a special exhibition showcasing the work of leading women artists of the 1960s. Installations by Bridget Riley, Chryssa, Helen Gerrardia, and more who shaped the Op Art, Pop Art, and Minimalist movements. Take home your own Op-Art creation from the drop-in art workshop, join the conversation on the Fluxus movement followed by the making of your own Fluxkit, and an inmate “Dinner and a Movie with the Curator” featuring Lynn Boland, the curator of “Off Kilter, On Point: Art of the 1960s at Colorado State University.” March 4, 23 and 25. No cost on March 4 and 23, $60 March 25. Saginaw Valley State University Campus, 7400 Bay Road, University Center; marshallfredericks.org.

Lifting As We Climb Brunch

Surround yourself with history-making women in a roundtable discussion and awards celebration at the Detroit Association of Women’s Clubs. Ground-breaking women will be sharing experiences at this event, which is themed “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” March 25. $35. Detroit Association of Women’s Clubs, 5461 Brush St., Detroit; Eventbrite.com. 

Self-Care Sundays with Floral Therapy Detroit & Friends

This unique, holistic event has everything you need and everything you’ve always wanted. Incredibly qualified and passionate women will guide you through light yoga, a demonstration of acupuncture detox service, and a rejuvenating hand faciasl. We know what you’re thinking, “Does it get any better than this?” Yes, it does! Tickets also include a vase and instructed floral arrangement valued at $60 for attendees to take home. You won’t want to miss this event hosted in the breathtaking Marygrove Conservancy. March 26. $80. Marygrove Conservancy, 8425 W. McNichols Road, Detroit; Eventbrite.com.

Julia Child’s Favorites – Cocktails & Cooking Lab

“The more you know, the more you can create. There’s no end to imagination in the kitchen,” was once said by the culinary legend, Julia Child. Child bridged the world between the male-dominated kitchens of the 20th century and the at-home chefs. MacRay Harbor will be hosting an incredible, hands-on opportunity to learn how to make Child’s favorite recipes, including four courses and three cocktails. March 31. $75. MacRay Harbor & Special Events Center, 30675 North River Road, Harrison Township; Eventbrite.com.

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