Events and things to do in Detroit this week

Events and things to do in Detroit this week

How to stay busy in Detroit, March 3-9.

The best things to do around Detroit (and from your home), March 3-9

We’re all about staying educated during Women’s History Month, and ringing in International Women’s Day on March 8! Come celebrate and learn something new through virtual experiences from the local historians, business owners, writers and artists who make Detroit great.

Detour is glad to bring you a glorious array of safe, no-contact virtual events where you can ensure you avoid exposure to COVID-19. We’re also highlighting select in-person events. Still, these events are suggestions, not endorsements, and subject to change. We encourage you to check with event organizers directly to ensure your safety; always stay home if you’re sick, think you might be or may have been exposed; and to follow all city, state and federal guidelines. 


🎵 Deep River — The Power of African American Art Songs: Christ Church and Opera MODO present the virtual series, Deep River. It’s an exploration of African American art songs featuring talented local artists and composers. Each session is a mix of music, conversation with the artist, and a small group discussion. March 3, virtual, free, info.


👺 Detroit’s Nain Rouge: Dive into the legend of Detroit’s Nain Rouge and notorious North American Lutin creatures from author and journalist Shetan Noir. March 4, virtual, free, info.

This weekend!

🖌️ Renoir and Impressionism — Detroit Institute of Arts Livestream Program: Get to know French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and explore works of other impressionists in the DIA collection. March 5, virtual, free, info.

🍽️ Sunday Dinner (online) with Keep Growing Detroit: Learn about food sovereignty and how Keep Growing Detroit is introducing this important concept to Detroiters. March 7, virtual, free, info.

👛 Book Talk with Detroiter Lauren Clayborne: Stop by and “meet” the author of “What’s In Your Purse? Carrying Your Faith Like You Carry Your Handbag.” You’ll get to learn more about the book and get your questions answered by Lauren during a live Q&A (hosted by The Detroit Writing Room). March 7, virtual, free, info.

Next week

👩🏻‍🤝‍👩🏿 Detroit’s Innovative and Inspiring Women Virtual Tour: Celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day with a Detroit Experience Factory virtual experience like no other! March 8, virtual, donation-based, info.

Allison Jacobs is the digital producer and lifestyle reporter for Detour Detroit. She was the former digital editor at The Detroit Jewish News, where she helped oversee their digital strategy and produced a four-part video series called “Bubbie’s Kitchen.” Over the years, she has contributed articles for The Detroit Jewish News and SEEN Magazine. She’s a stickler for honest reporting and creating content that educates, entertains and inspires. Follow her on Twitter: @ajacobs114