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There are plenty of fun things to do in and around Metro Detroit this weekend. This list will try to highlight some of the events – big and small – for kids and families.

FRIDAY, March 8, 2013

Detroit AutoRama, March 8-10, 2013 (friday-sunday) at Cobo Center in Downtown Detroit. Annual vehicle show featuring,  “America’s Finest Hot Rods, Customs, Trucks and Motorcycles”. includes Drag City USA featuring Vintage Race Cars, Motorcity Mavens 2012 Auto Art Panel Jam & Charity Auction, Autorama Pinup Girl Contest, live entertainment, celebrity appearances by Edge and Sheamus (WWE). General Admission $18, Children 6-12 $5, Children 5 & Under Free. Details at

SATURDAY, March 9, 2013

Royal Oak Restaurant Week

Participating Royal Oak, Michigan Restaurants

Many Royal Oak favorites are participating and offering deep discounts to some of the finest restaurants and bars in Michigan. Each participating restaurant will be offering three-course menu selections at a discounted rate of either $15, $25 or $35 (depending on the restaurant. Click here for a list of restaurants participating in Royal Oak Restaurant Week.

Lowe’s Free Build and Grow Clinics for Kids

Metro Detroit Lowe’s Locations

Lowe’s Free Build and Grow Clinic for Kids. From project basics to giving your child the opportunity to say, “I built it!”, the Lowe’s Build and Grow kid’s clinics are a great way to help build confidence! Bring the kids into any Lowe’s store and build a FREE wooden project. Each participant also receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project. Click here for a review and video of a Lowe’s Build and Grow Free Workshop. This Saturday’s Lowe’s Free Build and Grow Clinic for Kids project is: Monster Jam featuring Monster Mutt.

Free Preschool Kidsight Vision Screening

Independence Township Library (6495 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI 48346)

Free monthly vision screening for children ages 6 months to 5 years. Photos are taken of the child’s eyes to check for potential vision problems. Results are immediate and a report is provided at the screening. For a complete list of Clarkston Area Lions Club screenings, visit their website

Wild Winter Arctic Adventure – Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th  from 11a-3p

Detroit Zoo (8450 West 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067)

Beat the winter blues this season during Wild Winter Weekends at the Detroit Zoo. Wild Winter is a unique, fun way to experience the magic of the Zoo in winter. Enjoy your favorite habitats indoors and out along with special activities, including children’s music, zookeeper talks, crafts and much more. Wild Winter Arctic Adventure features ice carving demonstrations, arctic-themed arts and crafts, games and entertainment. All activities are free with Zoo admission and take place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ford Education Center.

The Lion King

2:00 pm & 7:30 pm, Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway Detroit, MI 48226

Chris Tucker

8:00 pm, Fox Theater, 2211 Woodward Ave. Detroit MI

Royal Comedy Tour featuring Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Tony Rock

7:00 pm, Masonic Temple,  500 Temple Street Detroit, MI

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Family Sundays at the DIA– Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202

Sunday Music Bar: The Northwoods Improvisers: 1 & 3 p.m.

For more than 20 years, the Northwoods Improvisers, tucked away in the wilds of rural Michigan, have been playing a unique blend of avant-garde jazz, modern classical, late-60s Michigan rock and world music.

Puppet Performance: The Fisherman and his Wife (ages 6 and up with an adult): 2 p.m.

55th Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade – info at Parade is held on Michigan Avenue, a little west of Downtown Detroit.

The Ultimate Pamper & Pleasure Party (Networking Edition) is a great event for entrepreneurs to promote their business and sell their products. This event is great for networking and we have over 35 specialty vendors from the Detroit area for your shopping pleasure, live entertainment, & drink specials and much more. Advance Tickets $5

Vendor & advertising opportunities still available!

Call 313-575-2593 or email for information!

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