Are you all ready for Mother’s Day this year? It’s this Sunday after all.

If you haven’t gotten your stuff together for the special mom’s in your life, I’m going to say get your stuff together. You’re running out of time.

Sven wrote up a nice little round up of places to go for Mother’s Day. There’s a few great options for brunches and such.

To all of the moms out there reading this week’s City 5, let me take this time to tell you all that you are all doing a great job! Being a mom is hard work, but you’re killing it. Keep it up.

For all of you who are having a hard time with Mother’s Day for whatever reason, I see you. I’ll be holding space for all of you over here.

And with that, let’s get on to what to do this weekend.

My Brightest Diamond

I am almost giddy at the fact that My Brightest Diamond is coming back to Detroit to play a show at El Club.

Shara Nova has a phenomenal voice with a huge vocal range. Her musical style is hard to describe. So, I highly suggest checking out one of her albums if you haven’t heard her music before.

She will be joined by Napoleon Maddox.

Tickets are $17 if you buy them online or $20 at the door.

Friday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m.

El Club is located at 4114 Vernor Highway Detroit, Michigan 48209

Detroit Touch-A-Truck

Looking to get those kids outdoors for a bit this weekend but aren’t really sure where to go?

The Detroit Riverfront will be holding another Detroit Touch A Truck event in West Riverfront Park.

The event will have over 30 different large trucks that kids of all ages can climb on and explore. What kid doesn’t like trucks?

There will also be arts and crafts for the kids to do.

There will be a sensory-friendly time set up between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. they will limit horns, sirens and other loud noises for kids who love trucks but don’t love loud sounds and lights.

The event is free, but you do need to register online.

Saturday, May 11 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

West Riverfront Park is located at 1801 West Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48216

Motor City Makeover

Feel like getting outdoors this Saturday, but also want to do some good in the community?

I have just the thing for you.

This week is the Motor City Makeover for Districts 3, 4, and 5 within Detroit. Community groups and individuals can volunteer to help clean up the neighborhoods in those three districts.

You do need to register with the city in order to volunteer to get supplies and to schedule trash pick up.

If you can’t make it out this Saturday, you can still volunteer next week.

Saturday, May 11 throughout the day

District 3Farwell Recreation Center: 2781 E. Outer Drive Detroit, Michigan  48234

District 4 Samaritan Center: 5555 Conner Detroit, Michigan 48213

District 5 Butzel Family Center: 7737 Kercheval Detroit, Michigan 48214

Mother’s Day at the Peacock Room

Looking for something to do with the mom’s in your life after you’re done taking them out for a nice meal?

May I suggest heading over to the Fisher Building to do a little shopping at The Peacock Room. There will be champagne and plenty of pretty things to look at. Plus, for any purchase over $50 you get a gift.

Sunday, May 12 from 12:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

The Fisher Building is located at 3011 W. Grand Boulevard Detroit, Michigan 48202

Parks and Recreation Trivia Night

Think you know everything there is to know about Pawnee, Indiana?

Do you love Lil’ Sebastian, hate skim milk, and want your book to have the Joan Callamezzo’s book club sticker?

If the answer is yes, then I have just the event for you.

This Sunday night is the Parks and Recreation trivia night at Bobcat Bonnie’s in Corktown.

The winning team will take home $100…which you know Mona-Lisa Saperstein would probably try to take from you.  

I’m going to try my hardest to be there on Sunday night, because I love Parks and Rec. I think that I have watched the entire series of Parks and Recreation at least 8 times.

You can have a group up to five people and it is $25 for the team. You can register here.

Sunday, May 12 at 8:00 p.m.

Bobcat Bonnie’s is located at 1800 Michigan Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48216

P.S. If that time or location doesn’t work for you, you can find seven other locations for the Parks and Rec trivia night.


Mayer Hawthorn at Deluxx Fluxx

It’s a big weekend for great music! Mayer Hawthorn is coming back to Detroit. He’s got a DJ set on Friday night at Deluxx Fluxx. It’s going to be a great time.

Tickets range from $25 and $30 dollars. You can buy them here.

Friday, May 10 from 8:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

Deluxx Fluxx is located at 1274 Library St, Detroit, Michigan 48226

Motor City Soul Stomp

Hey there all you cool cats, you know the drill. It’s time for the Motor City Soul Stomp.  

The best rare funk and soul music from the 1960’s and 1970’s this Saturday night at the Marble Bar.

Be there or be square.

Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 p.m. until 2:30 a.m.

Marble Bar is located at 1501 Holden Street Detroit, Michigan 48208

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