Here are a few ideas for enjoying the great weather this weekend

Enjoy an aquarium, light show, taste fest, fur ball, and more

It looks like it is going to be a beautiful weekend, and we want to help you make some plans with a look at “What’s Happening Around the D.”

Since tomorrow is Earth Day, why not kick things off with a celebration?

Art + Earth

At the Belle Isle Aquarium this weekend, you can see “Art + Earth”. This is a community art exhibition with 35 artists. You can see the work between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. This is all thanks to a partnership between the Belle Isle Conservancy and the Detroit River Coalition.


Take a look at the show hitting the stage at the Music Hall this weekend. It is called “Dino-Light” by Lightwire Theater. It is all about a scientist with magic powers who brings a dinosaur to life, but the dinosaur wanders away and meets other wonderful creatures that light up the night. The show is at 3 p.m. on Sunday and costs $10.

Michigan Independent Restaurant and Bar Affiliation

You can get your fill of food at the Local Independent Restaurant Spotlight Tasting Series. It is happening at VFW Post #9393 on Telegraph Road in Flat Rock and is presented by the Michigan Independent Restaurant and Bar Affiliation. The three-hour tasting event features eight restaurants and includes dishes like chicken shawarma, ribs, chicken paprikash, and other items. Tickets cost $12, and the event takes place on Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Proceeds benefit the Flat Rock Animal Shelter.

Spring Festival at Kensington Metro Park

Speaking of animals, you can see spring babies and a flock of sheep during the Spring Festival at Kensington Metro Park this Saturday and Sunday. The two-day event centers around shearing the farm’s sheep. You can also go on hayrides or catch a performance by Rosco the Clown. There are demonstrations of pioneering skills at the Kensington Living History Village. The spring festival is Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is free, but there is a cost for hayrides.

Bowl-4-Animal Rescue

Finally, get dressed up and head to the Fur Ball happening at the Suburban Collection Showplace Hyatt Place in Novi on Saturday. Jason Carr’s bowling coach, Michelle Mullen, is the founder of “Bowl for Animal Rescue” and is one of the sponsors of the Fur Ball. The event raises money for the Michigan Animal Welfare Foundation. Michelle is also the president of the foundation. There will be dancing, live and silent auctions, and a cocktail and dinner reception. Pets are not allowed at the Fur Ball. This event takes place on Saturday night, starting at 6 p.m.. For tickets, you can visit the Michigan Animal Welfare Foundation’s website.

Watch the video above to hear more about these events.

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