10 Things to Do This Weekend (Mar. 1-3)

Make this weekend one of relaxation, education and lots of libations.
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PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF ISTOCK
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF ISTOCK

GMAAN Black History Month Celebration: Fly away to Neverland at the Cassie Hines Shoes Foundation’s Peter Pan-themed sixth annual gala. The nonprofit organization supports young adults with cancer by providing support groups, camps, scholarships, and more. The gala, which will take place at Andiamo, will include dinner, dancing, cocktails, auctions, and raffles. Mar. 2. $100+. Andiamo Banquet Center, 7096 E. 14 Mile Rd., Warren; 586-268-3200cassiehinesshoescancer.org

Get Planted! Introduction to a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet: This free event, hosted by The Black Health Academy, will feature founder and certified plant-based nutritionist, Lisa A. Smith, who will speak on how to healthily, and effectively transition to a plant-based diet. Also included will be personal nutrition consultations and plant-based refreshments. No cost. Mar. 2. Living Balanced Wellness Studio, 1938 Franklin St., Ste. 110, Detroit; 313-209-4112 eventbrite.com

Indulgence: Satisfy your sweet tooth this weekend at this annual upscale event, where you will taste wines and cocktails — not to mention chocolates, cakes, custom ice cream, and other delicious confections crafted by metro Detroit sweet shops like Dave’s Sweet Tooth, Sweet Kathy’s and more. The event will also feature dancing and live music. Mar. 2. $37.50+. Best Western Premier Hotel, 26555 Telegraph Rd., Southfield; 248-358-7600; indulgenceevent.com

Fundamentals of Mixology: The Sugar House—a Corktown pub known for its unique cocktails — has been named one of Esquire’s best bars in America. Now its bartenders are sharing their secrets with you. The pub is holding a two-hour class, during which attendees will learn about the basics of mixology, including ingredients, tools and techniques. The hands-on course also invites students to make three drinks themselves. Mar. 2. $95. The Sugar House, 2130 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-962-0123; sugarhousedetroit.com

Brewery Walking Tour: Spend an evening exploring the breweries of Midtown with fellow beer-lovers. Stops will include Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria & Brewery, Traffic Jam & Snug Restaurant & Brewery and Motor City Brewing Works. Mar. 2. $42.50. Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria & Brewery, 441 W. Canfield St., Detroit; 248-825-3085; motorcitybrewtours.com

90s Bar Bounce Royal Oak: Dig out your chokers and color-blocked windbreakers to join more than 1,500 people in this nostalgic night. Royal Oak bars 526 Main, Fifth Avenue, and Tequila Blue will feature 90’s music as wells as 90s-themed drink specials, scavenger huntsand giveaways. Mar. 2. No cost. Fifth Avenue, 215 W 5th Ave., Royal Oak; 248-629-9423; fifthaveroyaloak.com

Best of Downtown Walking Tour: Detroit has changed enormously in the past couple of years, with the bulk of the development happening in the Downtown district. Discover new gems within the city — such as unique restaurants, shops, and residential options—as well as the architectural beautiful historical sites that have stood the test of time. Mar. 2. No cost. Roasting Plant, 660 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-962-4590; detroitexperiencefactory.org

Up from Slavery: The Civil War & Reconstruction: Association for the Study of African American Life and History Detroit president and historian Jamon Jordan will guide this tour of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. He will discuss the triumphs made by the black community, as well as the injustices done to them during this period, which was a tumultuous turning point in African American history. Mar. 2. $15. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-494-5800; eventbrite.com

Paranormal Dinner Adventure: Tour the mansion, carriage house, and gardens of Detroit’s most iconic — and supposedly most haunted — estate: The Whitney. Participants will learn about the building’s history and the spirits who are rumored to walk its halls. The event also includes a five-course meal, plus wine and cocktails. Mar. 3. $135. The Whitney, 4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-5700; www.thewhitney.com

Special Gong Immersions and Meditations:The sound bath is said to be calming and healing experiences that facilitates a meditative state in the listener. Opened by Certified Natural Healing Professionals, Sacred Wave Gong Emersions holds therapeutic group sessions during which participants are bathed in gong sound waves for the purposes of relaxation and awareness. Mar. 3. $35+. Sacred Wave Gong Immersions, 808 North Rochester Rd., Clawson; 248-721-7094; eventbrite.com

What are you doing this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.


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