The theater season in Detroit usually slows down in the summer, but that doesn't mean you can't find a play, musical or show in the warmer months. For instance, Mitch Albom's Ernie comes back to the City Theatre, while the musicals The Wizard of Oz, The Book of Mormon, and Motown The Musical are scheduled to grace Detroit stages -- just to name a few. There are several other types of shows coming to the area as well, including Circo Comedia, a stunt/comedy act; Walking with Dinosaurs; and Marvel Universe Live! Additionally, the Water Works Theater in Royal Oak usually puts on Shakespeare in the Park. To get the complete list, check out the Detroit Theatre Guide.
In addition to making reservations for brunch on Easter Sunday, the Easter holiday inspires a lot of events in the weeks leading up to it. In addition to egg hunts (aka egg-stravaganzas and egg scrambles), events include marshmallow drops and Easter Bunny breakfasts. It might be rushing the season a bit, but Stoney Creek Metropark in Shelby Township is kicking off the season today (Saturday, April 5th) with its annual Easter Egg Scramble. Head to the park's Nature Center by 1 PM for an egg hunt, crafts and a visit with the Easter Bunny.
If you can't make it to Stoney Creek Metropark on such short notice, check out the other egg hunts and Easter-related events scheduled over the next couple of weeks.
Well, it's all over but for the anticipation for next year, but two college teams from Michigan did make the Elite Eight of the March Madness Tournament in 2014 -- and that is still something about which to be proud. This is especially true because, for the most part, Michigan and Michigan State tend to avoid each other at the top of the NCAA "March Madness" bracket. In fact, despite the fact that both teams have broken into the elite eight on several occasions over the years, 2014 was the first year ever that they both made it to the Regional Finals:
University of Michigan Wolverines: 2013, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1989, 1977, 1976, 1974, 1966, 1965, 1964
Michigan State University Spartans: 2010, 2009, 2005, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1979, 1978, 1959, 1957
History of College Basketball Teams from Michigan in the "March Madness" Tournament
The success of Amazon just goes to show that we do much of our shopping online these days. Even if it is too cold or too inconvenient to head to the brick'n mortar store, however, you can still spend your money in Michigan by shopping at local stores. While there are plenty of products and services produced in the state, from designer clothes to music, here are a few general categories to get you started: Detroit and/or Michigan artwork or books written by Michigan authors and/or set in Michigan.