February 28, 2015

Detroit in March

Bored in March? Then come down to a city filled with art and culture. This month is jammed packed with events showcasing Detroit’s rich history, as well as the talented and creative people from the area and abroad.

Firstly, Shakespeare in Detroit is performing “Antony and Cleopatra.” Opening night is  March 15th at 7 p.m., at Recycle Here. Shakespeare in Detroit’s production continues with one matinée at 2 p.m., March 16th and again at 7 p.m. on the 21st and the 22nd . Keeping things linked to Detroit and Recycle Here, many of the props and costumes are made from re-purposed materials from the city. This is the first play in Shakespeare in Detroit’s second season and will hope to be as successful as their inaugural season. For the late shows, doors open at 6:30 p.m with a $10 entry.

The second event found in Detroit is the Freep Film Festival. Taking place from March 20-23, the festival will feature documentaries about Detroit as well as Michigan. This is the festivals first year and is sure to be a big hit. As of today, three films have been mentioned. Opening night will showcase “Packard: The Last Shift” at 8:00 p.m., March 20th, at The Fillmore Detroit. The second film is “Project: Ice.” This film can be seen at The Detroit Film Theatre, in the DIA, March 22nd at 5:30 p.m. The third film known isYesterday and Tomorrow in Detroit.”  This film screens at The Detroit Film Theatre  March 22nd at 9:30 p.m. It appears there will be more films added as the event gets closer. Tickets for the shows are $10 and can be bought from the DIA for their films. For shows at the Fillmore Detroit, tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster and at the box office. Any other additional information found will be updated here, at The Detroit Review, as well as social media.

The famous Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade  in Cork town is celebrating its 56th year. The parade starts at noon on Sunday, March 16th. The Corktown races starts at 10:00 a.m., beginning at the Michigan Central Station. Put on all of your green and get there early, as the ever popular event will be crowded.

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