Events and things to do in Detroit this week

Events and things to do in Detroit this week

How to stay busy in Detroit, May 5-11.

The best things to do around Detroit (and from your home), May 5-11

It’s MAY — finally! That means Flower Season at Eastern Market, educational seminars galore and Mother’s Day celebrations for all the awesome moms (and grandparents, stepmoms, caregivers, etc. out there). Check out what we have on tap this week and make sure to mark your calendars for these fun (and mostly free) activities! Have an upcoming local event in mind that you’d love to see in Get Busy? Email allison@detourdetroiter.com.


💼 2021 Startup Week Reimagined: Detroit Startup Week wants YOU to join in on an interactive mission to reimagine the next steps for our startup ecosystem. Bring ideas to help identify what our city’s entrepreneurs and business owners need next. May 5, virtual, free, info.

☀️ Urban Consulate Confidential Watch Party: Learn what Black city-builders are imagining and building in our city and throughout the U.S. This week, we’ll hear from Yodit Mesfin Johnson and Shauen Pearce. May 5, virtual, free, info.

💻 MI Healthy Climate Listening Session: Help inform the work of the Council on Climate Solutions (CCS) in developing a roadmap for Michigan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 by providing input. (from the Planet Detroit newsletter). May 5, virtual, free, info.


👔 Real Talk About PPP: In an effort to boost Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) participation and acquisition by businesses across the city, Detroit Means Business is hosting a Q&A with local small businesses. May 6, virtual, free, info.

🎉 Mother’s Day Celebration/Celebracion del Dia de las Madres: Mothers of Detroit’s District 6 are invited to a special presentation about self care from the Wayne State University Family Resilience Lab. The first 60 mothers to RSVP will receive a gift delivered to their home! May 6, virtual, free, info.

This weekend!

🎫 Great Black Women in Detroit Virtual Tour: In honor of Mother’s Day, join historian Jamon Jordan to celebrate Black women’s contributions in Detroit and what that legacy means to the women following in their footsteps. May 7, virtual, free, info.

🌎 Earth Day Watch Party & Belle Isle CleanUp Pt. 2: Hop in for a fun watch party with Belle Isle Conservancy, WDET and IISD Experimental Lakes Area and see a fascinating EarthDay film project. May 7, virtual, free, info.

🌼 Flower Season Tuesday Market: Don’t miss the annual Flower Day fun at Eastern Market. This year, flower sales will be held Saturdays through June and Tuesdays through May 25. Info.

🧘 Mother’s Day Free Yoga: Join us on Mother’s Day for a free yoga session that’s beginner-friendly with Good Vibz Yoga. May 8, virtual, free, info.🍕 Pizza YOLO: Pizza Making & Wine Tasting, Mother’s Day Edition: Join PizzaPlex’s Chef Nathan on Zoom to learn how to make a Vera Pizza Napoletana. You probably already know how to drink wine, but you’ll get two bottles of specially selected Italian wines and a mini lesson on their origin. May 9, virtual with supply pickup, $85, info.

Next week

🍸 Detroit Urban Research Center Networking Social: Join in for this special event on Zoom, hosted by lifelong Detroiter Orlando P. Bailey. Registrants will receive a name badge with personalized research interest ribbons, a special Detroit URC-themed gift and a recipe for a themed Mocktail/Cocktail (“The ResoURCful”). May 11, virtual, free, 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