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Visit Panama City Beach × UNwinD

Visit Panama City Beach has announced that the show will go on for their premier springtime event, UNwineD. Held on March 20-21, the fifth annual event will feature craft beer, wine and spirits from around the world in addition to mouth-watering creations from some of the area’s leading chefs. The Gulf of Mexico serves as the backdrop for this stylish garden party and live concert, which showcases Panama City Beach’s contagious passion for the people, places and cuisine that make the city worth celebrating.

The weekend’s festivities open on Friday night with a celebratory soiree. Ladies and gents arrive from all over the country outfitted in their finest fashions to the elegant affair. Held under the festival’s signature white tent, this exclusive, curated experience for 200 food and wine aficionados will feature Chef Kelsey Barnard Clark, the most recent winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef.” Born and raised a “Gulf Southerner” from nearby Dothan, Alabama, Kelsey got her start in the food industry as a middle school student with a baking obsession and catered her first wedding at age 15 before attending the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, New York. Today, Kelsey runs her restaurant and catering company KBC, creating dishes inspired by southern classics with her French techniques sprinkled throughout. She will be joined by mixologists from the region who will delight the crowd with their specialty cocktails, as well as other local chefs who will be showcasing their signature items in inventive ways.

UNwineD’s Grand Afternoon Tasting takes place on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. and features more than 40 purveyors sampling craft beer, spirits and wines from North America, South America and Europe. Guests will have the opportunity to discover new brands and meet regional brewers and wine vendors. Throughout the day, Panama City Beach restaurants will be offering tasty bites ranging from Southern classics to fresh seafood caught locally. In between noshes, guests can browse local shops and boutiques at the Art and Vendor Row or stop by a southern themed tent brimming with home décor, cookbooks and more. UNwineD culminates with an evening Picnic in the Park & Concert at the Aaron Bessant Park amphitheater from 5-7 p.m. This year’s headliner, American alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie, will take the stage following opening entertainment from Joywave. Panama City Beach’s UNwineD festival is not-to-be-missed, especially with Death Cab for Cutie on the mic.

Panama City Beach continues to closely monitor updates from federal, state and local officials regarding COVID-19. The festival is taking precautionary measures at this time, including providing more hand-sanitizing and hand-washing stations.

While in Panama City Beach, visitors can experience endless dining options, arts offerings and a myriad of water sports and outdoor activities, including chartered fishing excursions, airboat adventures, dolphin cruises, exploring secluded Shell Island or camping, hiking or biking in St. Andrew’s State Park. With 320 days of sunshine annually, this resort town is a destination that suits families, retirees, couples and adventurers of all ages and is located within driving distance to major southern metropolitan areas.

Key West BrewFest to Add Zest to Labor Day Weekend

During a festival “crafted” for Labor Day weekend, attendees can sample nearly 200 beers and ales while also discovering the flavors of the continental United States’ southernmost city. The 10th annual Key West BrewFest is set for Thursday through Monday, Aug. 29 through Sept. 2, highlighted by a lavish oceanside tasting festival.

Featured beers range from the intriguingly named Monk in the Trunk, Funky Buddha and Andygator to local favorites from the Florida Keys Brewing Co. and Islamorada Beer Co.

BrewFest starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, with a kick-off party at Key West’s Waterfront Brewery, 201 William St., home of Crazy Lady blonde ale and other offerings crafted in-house.

Subsequent festival events include beer-focused brunches, pool parties featuring specialty beers, daytime tap takeovers and dinners pairing each course with brews that complement the cuisine.

The undisputed festival highlight is Saturday’s BrewFest Signature Tasting Festival.  Featuring nearly 200 beers from around the world, the tasting extravaganza is set for 5-8 p.m. on Key West’s South Beach beside the Atlantic Ocean at 1405 Duval St. General admission is $40 per person in advance or $45 at the door.

Lager lovers also can choose to pay $90 per person in advance for admission to a 3-5 p.m. VIP tasting with passed appetizers from the Southernmost Beach Cafe. VIP attendees also receive exclusive 10th anniversary BrewFest memorabilia.

At 8 p.m. a Second Line March led by the New Orleans band Water Seed is scheduled to depart South Beach. Participants dance down Key West’s legendary Duval Street to a party at the funky Green Parrot Bar, 601 Whitehead St.

Presented by the Southernmost Beach Resort and the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club of the Conch Republic, BrewFest benefits Rotary charitable initiatives.

The festival continues through Labor Day with events including a beer dinner at the Southernmost Beach Café, 1405 Duval St., and a lively evening of bingo at the Green Parrot.

Italy: An International Beer Attraction

How to pair dishes with craft beer? This will be discussed at Beer Attraction, the trade fair organized by Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) dedicated to specialty beers, craft beer and food for the HoReCa channel, being held from 16th to 19th February at Rimini Expo Centre (Italy). Seminars, talk shows and meetings under the banner of border-free business at a 4-day exhibition addressing the sector’s professionals.

America’s huge Brewer Association (BA), an association with over 4,904 American breweries, will present for the first time to Beer Attraction visitors “Taste vs Flavor: how craft beer can elevate pairing in menus” a study on matching dishes and American craft beers. Also at Beer Attraction “The Power of Craft Beer – Update and Trends in America Craft Beer” an overview of the home of the world’s largest most diversified beer culture: America.

On Monday 18th February “The Beer Market in the USA”, the conference in collaboration with ITA – Italian Trade Agency on the various opportunities for overseas development of Italian exports.

The meeting of America and Europe will lead to international comparison on the world of Independent Craft Brewers. Brewers Association (BA) and key members of Britain’s Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) will describe “US craft beers and European craft beers: two markets in comparison” a journey through the brewery market, that from France crosses the United Kingdom and finally reaches Italy.

The Beer of the Year award (14th edition) will be assigned on opening day by an international panel of judges made up of the elite of world connoisseurs.

FOCUS ON BEER ATTRACTION AND BBTECH EXPO 2019
Dates: 16-19 February 2019; organizers: Italian Exhibition Group SpA in collaboration with Unionbirrai, FIC (Italian Federation of Chefs) and CAST Alimenti; with the patronage of: Emilia Romagna Region and Rimini Municipality; frequency: annual; edition: 5th; admission: reserved exclusively to trade members, on Saturday 16th February only: also open to the (adult) public of beer lovers, foodies and gourmet consumers; hours: Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th and Monday 18th February: 10 am – 6:30 pm; Tuesday 21st February: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; group brand manager – food&beverage division: Flavia Morelli; brand manager: Marco Cecchini; www.beerattraction.it www.bbtechexpo.it #BA2019

JAMESON CASKMATES IRISH WHISKEY CELEBRATES CRAFT BEER BY SPONSORING THE 2018 GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL

NEW YORK, NY – (June 06, 2018) – Beer and whiskey. From the classic boilermaker, to more modern pairings, they have been partners for centuries. And now, Jameson® Caskmates Irish Whiskey is further celebrating our partnership with craft beer in Denver at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival®.

Jameson Caskmates is proud to be the first spirits partner to be an official sponsor of the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF)September 20 – 22 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. As the premier U.S. beer festival and competition, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served. It will also feature its first ever Jameson Caskmates Barrel-Aged Beer Garden, which will include Jameson brewery partners and their limited-edition Jameson barrel-aged beer in a setting that draws inspiration from their local neighborhoods.

“Jameson is proud of its connection and commitment to the craft beer community. In 2015, we brought the two together as one with the launch of Jameson Caskmates, a one of a kind whiskey finished in craft beer barrels, and created out of a passion for craft, quality and neighborhood collaboration,” said Paul Di Vito, Vice President, Jameson, Pernod Ricard USA. “This connection and commitment to the community is one of the many reasons we’re extremely proud to be supporting the Great American Beer Festival and local brewers from neighborhoods across America.”

Brewers have long used whiskey barrels to age their beer and as part of the Jameson Caskmates Program, Jameson sends breweries across the U.S. used Jameson barrels from the distillery in Midleton, County Cork, Ireland. Those breweries age a variety of unique and neighborhood specific barrel-aged beers for sale locally. The GABF sponsorship is a natural extension of Jameson’s dedication to the craft beer community, and each of our brewery partners exemplifies a devotion to the spirit of their neighborhoods, which is an integral part of our brand story.

As a brand born in a local Dublin neighborhood, Jameson has grown up in neighborhood bars across the country with the support of the community – the breweries, the musicians, the bartenders and the people. Supporting and elevating local brewers is extremely important to Jameson, and the brand is proud to be a part of the 2018 Great American Beer Festival.

Follow @Jameson_us and JamesonWhiskey.com for the latest happenings in your local neighborhood. For a chance to win a trip to the Great American Beer Festival and join us at our Barrel-Aged Beer Garden enter at www.caskmatesgabf.com.

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JAMESON® Irish Whiskey. 40% Alc./Vol. (80 Proof).  Product of Ireland. ©2018 Imported by John Jameson Import Company, New York, NY

SPENCER MAKENZIE’S × CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT

SPENCER MAKENZIE’S FISH CO. CELEBRATES SUMMER WITH WORLD’S

LARGEST CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT

Award-winning Fish Taco Eatery to Offer Bigger Prizes for 9th Annual Cornhole Throw Down

The nation’s largest cash cornhole tournament will take place in beautiful beachside Ventura as part of Spencer Makenzie’s 9th annual End of Summer Block Party. This California-classic multi-day party will feature the coast’s best food, cold drinks & craft beer, and a free concert with the best local bands on Saturday evening, as well as DJs spinning great music throughout the tournament for players and spectators alike.

Spencer Makenzie’s is a celebrated seafood staple of Ventura’s local food-scape, celebrating its 11th anniversary in this quintessential California beach town this year. Masters of this family friendly sport, outdoor activity enthusiasts, music lovers and foodies alike will want to mark their calendars to descend upon Spencer Makenzie’s to send off the summer in style.

Cornhole team registry for the tournament is open now. Registration is $190 per two-person team, with over $36,000 in guaranteed cash payouts going to winning teams over the course of the weekend. Early signup is encouraged, as space is limited to 192 teams and will sell out. There are no age restrictions.  Ventura County residents will compete for an additional $2,500 in prize money.  The Throw Down Tournament is sanctioned and hosted by the California Cornhole Association.

For those who want to play cornhole just for fun, an open-to-the-public court will be on site, in the midst of the excitement but without the high stakes. Spectators are encouraged to visit the recreational courts to see who will become 2018’s unofficial “King of the Court”.

Spencer Makenzie’s 9th annual End of Summer Throw Down will take place from Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26, 2018. Friday’s activities are from 6 to 10 pm and include check in for players, a D.J. and live music provided by local bands TBA.  Saturday and Sunday are devoted to the tournament and freeplay, accompanied by a D.J., with food and drink available for purchase.  Saturday night features live bands.   For check-in times, entertainment details and tournament scheduling, please see here.  There is no charge to attend the all-ages End of Summer Block Party and Throw Down. Must be 21+ with valid I.D. to purchase and consume alcohol. Spectators and participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. The Throw Down will take place at Spencer Makenzie’s Fish Co., located at 806 East Thompson Blvd, Ventura CA 93001. For more information, please visit www.spencermakenzies.com or call (805) 643-8226.

About Spencer Makenzie’s Fish Company

Originally founded in 2007 by John Karayan and his wife Jennifer as a festival concession, the Karayan’s named their award-winning restaurant after their two children – their son Spencer and their daughter Makenzie. With the goal of offering fresh, healthful food at consumer friendly prices, its reputation was quickly established at such popular Ventura events as the Ventura County Fair, the Aloha Festival and the C Street Long Board Classic.

During that time, they perfected such signature dishes as Clam Chowder, Shrimp & Fish Ceviche and Giant Fish Tacos into unique recipes that provide a tastier, healthier and delicious alternative to typical “Fast Food”.  Everything is made to order, they only use sushi grade fish, produce is purchased from local vendors and 100% of their famous sauces are homemade.

Along with health consciousness, Spencer Makenzie’s makes going “Green” a priority. All of the cooking oil they use is 0 Trans fat and is repurposed as biodiesel for vehicles.  They use environmental products and recycle whenever possible.

About Cornhole

Cornhole or Corn Toss is similar to horseshoes except that you use wooden boxes called cornhole platforms and corn bags instead of horseshoes and metal stakes.  Contestants take turns pitching their corn bags at the inclined platform until a contestant reaches the score of 21 points.  A corn bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point.  Scoring can be swift and the lead may change hands several times in a match before the winner is decided.  The game is generally played tournament style with an individual or team being named the champion at the end of the tournament.

Thought to have originated in Germany in the 14th Century, the game surfaced in the Ohio Valley in the 19th Century.  Also known as corn toss, bean toss, dummy boards, doghouse, soft horseshoes and Baggo, cornhole became widely played at tailgate events, contributing to its nationwide popularity.

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, California

Restaurants

Granada Hotel and Bistro (lunch, dinner and weekend brunch) & Nourish (breakfast and lunch)

Granada Bistro takes its culinary cues from the classic French bistro and enlivens them with modern techniques and bold flavors. Right next door, you will find Nourish, a healthy eatery featuring fresh, local and soul satisfying meals. Nourish is open from 7 a.m. -3 p.m. every day.

Granada Hotel and Bistro

1126 Morro St.

(805) 544-9100

granadahotelandbistro.com

Koberl at Blue (dinner and drinks)

Enjoy a glass of wine or your favorite cocktail with dinner in their dining room or while relaxing at the bar. Koberl at Blue features cuisine to complement the Central Coast’s wine region with each item created with a wine paring in mind.

Koberl at Blue

998 Monterey St.

(805) 783-1135

epkoberl.com

Sidecar Cocktail Co. (drinks)

Sidecar’s commitment to bring creative and thoughtfully-sourced cocktails from every corner of California is evident in each glass they serve. The menu celebrates the abundance of the Central Coast, sourcing locally means working locally with people doing exciting things in the community!

Sidecar Cocktail Co.

1127 Broad St.

(805) 540-5340

sidecarslo.com

Luna Red (lunch, dinner or drinks)

A passion for simple and clean food, local produce, and a warm ambiance helped spur the vision for Luna Red. Inspired by the European custom of respect for the locality and traditional preparation of food, the menu includes cured meats, local cheeses, and produce from regional farmers’ markets.

Luna Red

1023 Chorro St.

(805) 540.5243

lunaredslo.com

Novo Restaurant & Lounge (lunch, dinner or drinks)

An iconic dining experience in the heart of downtown where global cuisine combines with hand selected and crafted beverages with a beautiful atmosphere. Enjoy your meal creekside on their beautiful patio, in the intimate bar and lounge or in the downstairs cellar.

Novo Restaurant & Lounge

726 Higuera St.

(805) 543-3986

novorestaurant.com

Experience the outdoors just minutes from downtown

When it comes to hiking, local favorites include the 1,292-foot Cerro San Luis Mountain, a trip to the summit rewards hikers and rock-climbers with sweeping views of the entire city. A fairly easy route through the 800 acre Reservoir Canyon Natural Reserve leads to a waterfall that’s stunning during winter and spring. Keep going and the trails climbs steadily before leveling off, offering unparalleled views of the area and, on particularly clear days, out to the ocean. Follow this link for interactive trail maps for these and other hikes.

Walking tour of breweries

San Luis Obispo plays host to endless opportunities to shop, play, eat, drink and learn. Venture around downtown and discover some of our local breweries, such as Central Coast Brewing, Libertine Brewing Company, BarrelHouse Speakeasy and Barber Shop or SLO Brew.

Central Coast Brewing

1422 Monterey St.

San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401

(805) 783-2739

centralcoastbrewing.com

Libertine Brewing Co.

1234 Broad St.

San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401

(805) 548-2337

libertinebrewing.com

BarrelHouse Speakeasy and Barber Shop

1033 Chorro St.

San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401

(805) 296-1128

barrelhousebrewing.com/slo-speakeasy

SLO Brew

736 Higuera St.

San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401

(805) 543-1843

slobrew.com

Chamisal Vineyards

The historic Chamisal property, the first vineyard planted in the Edna Valley, has long been producing wines of a distinctive character – bold, complex and intriguing. With the ideal climate of the region and the exceptional clonal selection planted, their winemaking philosophy is to simply reflect the natural characteristics of this remarkable estate.

Chamisal Vineyards

7525 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 541-9463 http://www.chamisalvineyards.com/

Biddle Ranch Vineyard

Biddle Ranch Vineyard was conceived by a group of friends with a love for fine wine, good food, and the Central Coast. Every element of Biddle Ranch – the wine, the setting, and the people are the way they feel life should be: simple, authentic and inspired.

Biddle Ranch Vineyard

2050 Biddle Ranch Rd,

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 543-2399

http://www.biddleranch.com/

Claiborne & Churchill Winery

Claiborne & Churchill is a small, premium family-owned winery in the Edna Valley of San Luis Obispo, producing about 8,000 cases of wine each year with grapes sourced from vineyards throughout the Central Coast and their own small estate vineyards.

Claiborne & Churchill Winery

2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd

(805) 544-4066

http://www.claibornechurchill.com/

Tolosa Winery

Tolosa’s vineyard, Edna Ranch, consists of six distinct sections, with 60 soil types and myriad microclimates encapsulating a remarkable spectrum of terroirs. Combining these challenging, calcium- rich soil conditions and ancient seabed with the valley’s warm days and cool nights, you possess the ingredients for timeless and profound wines of diverse and distinctive character.

Tolosa Winery

4910 Edna Rd

(805) 782-0500

http://www.tolosawinery.com/

The Station

The Station is a carefully curated wine bar, wine shop, market and event space in San Luis Obispo. They select wines, and other items considers to be the best in best in their field and not readily found else ware for their market shelves. The Station is also the home to ART BAR SLO, a venue for art, craft, wine and music.

The Station

311 Higuera St

(805) 706-0711

https://thestationslo.com/

For more information about events, attractions and visitor services in San Luis Obispo, phone the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce at 877-SLO-TOWN or visit the City’s website at www.SanLuisObispoVacations.com.

SAMUEL ADAMS NEW ENGLAND IPA

Samuel Adams Releases Juicy, Hazy New England IPA Nationwide

New England IPA Brings a Hazy Punch of Citrus Juiciness to a Hop-Forward Beer Style

New England’s leading independent craft brewer is paying homage to its roots by proudly celebrating the national release of Samuel Adams New England IPA, a refreshingly juicy and hazy IPA. Previously available only in New England, Sam Adams brewers listened to drinkers’ enthusiasm for the beer, which was the best-selling growler of 2017 at the Boston Brewery, and are responding by rolling it out across the country for craft beer lovers to enjoy.

Developed in Sam Adams’ experimental nanobrewery in Boston, New England IPA is a medium-bodied, unfiltered brew with a slight sweetness that is perfectly balanced by the unique combination of Mosaic, Citra, Galaxy, Simcoe and Cascade hops. The hops bring a big fruited pineapple and grapefruit hop character to the beer, and at 35 IBUs, the brew is neither bitter nor harsh on drinkers’ palates. At 6.8% ABV, the unfiltered IPA is a mouth-watering refresher with a smooth, clean finish that leaves drinkers wanting another sip.

Compared to West Coast IPAs, which are known for their prominent hop bitterness and light, dry mouthfeel, New England IPAs generally have a juicy and luscious flavor along with a hazy appearance and are best enjoyed fresh.

 

Jim Koch, Sam Adams Founder & Brewer, on New England IPA:

“New England IPAs originated in our backyard, but there are still plenty of drinkers across the country who haven’t had a chance to try this unique style yet. Our brewers worked for more than a year to develop a brew with a distinctive set of flavor characteristics that involve unusual and novel brewing practices to give our version of a New England IPA its hazy, juicy and smooth character. We can’t wait for drinkers to try it for themselves and see what the haze craze is all about!”

New England IPA Availability:

Previously only available on draft at the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery and at select bars and restaurants in the Boston area, New England IPA is now available nationwide on draft. Beginning in April, New England IPA will also be available in four-pack 16 oz. cans for a suggested retail price of $8.99 – $9.99. Prices vary by market.

To find where New England IPA is available near you, visit www.samueladams.com/find-a-sam.

About Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams is a leading independent, American craft brewer that helped to launch the craft beer revolution.  The brewery began in 1984 when Founder and Brewer Jim Koch used a generations-old family recipe to brew beer in his kitchen. Inspired and unafraid to challenge conventional thinking about beer, Jim brought the recipe to life with hopes drinkers would appreciate the complex, full-flavor and started sampling the beer in Boston.  He named the flagship brew Samuel Adams Boston Lager in recognition of one of our nation’s founding fathers, a revolutionary man of independent and pioneering spirit.  Today, Samuel Adams is one of world’s most awarded breweries and remains focused on crafting the highest quality beers through innovation and experimentation in the relentless pursuit of better.  Samuel Adams remains dedicated to elevating and growing the American craft beer industry overall, including providing education and support for entrepreneurs and fellow brewers through its philanthropic program, Brewing the American Dream, which helps others pursue their American Dream.  For more information, please visit www.samueladams.com.

Samuel Adams and Sam Adams are registered trademarks of The Boston Beer Company.

*Photo credit: Google Images

A Guide to Detroit 

With Little Caesars Arena now open and all four major sports teams in the heart of downtown, it’s an exciting time to be a Detroit sports fan. In fact, it’s been 38 years since the Detroit Pistons have played in The D. Visit nba.com/pistons for ticket information.

 

The Detroit Red Wings walked the red carpet to open this season at their brand new home in The District Detroit, Little Caesars Arena. Wings fans are hopeful this renewed energy will carry them to another shot at the playoffs. For the full schedule, visit redwings.nhl.com.

 

Explore bars, shops and beautiful ice sculptures Jan. 12-14 at the Plymouth Ice Festival, the largest, free ice festival in Michigan. Dedicated to the art of ice carving, this event in downtown Plymouth also features live music and fun for the whole family. Visit plymouthicefestival.com for more information.

 

In the Motor City, there’s nothing quite like the North American International Auto Show. This spectacular show of innovation takes visitors to the future of the auto industry. Don’t miss this world-class event at Cobo Center Jan. 20-28. For more information, visit naias.com.

 

Things heat up outside at the Meridian Winter Blast Jan. 26-28 with family fun and more than 50 live music acts. Dance to the beat on your feet – or on your ice skates – in Detroit’s beloved Campus Martius Park. A 30-foot high winter slide whisks riders through a pitch-black tunnel at speeds of up to 20-mph. Visit winterblast.com for event details.

 

Nothing beats the cold, dark days of winter like barbeque, beer and live music. Every restaurant becomes a venue during the Ferndale Blues & Music Festival at the end of January each year. For dates, details and the full festival lineup, visit ferndalebluesfestival.org.

 

Enjoy ice-skating, ice carving, sledding and more at the Aqua Freeze Festival in St. Clair ShoresFeb. 17-18. This year there will also be pony rides and a petting zoo, with a theme of Once Upon a Time. Visit scsaquafreezefest.com for all the details.

 

Hear the revving of engines as custom hot rods roll into Cobo Center March 2-4 for Autorama, complete with interactive displays, demonstrations, guest appearances and prizes. Get the details at autorama.com.

 

One of the most celebrated winter holidays in metro Detroit is Fat Tuesday. Celebrate Packzi Dayon Feb. 12 by indulging in authentic treats from Hamtramck. Don’t be late! Hungry revelers line up in the early morning hours to get their hands on these delicious jelly donuts. Visit hamtramck.us for more information.

 

The shamrock-studded runners and parade floats will make their way down Michigan Avenue for the annual Corktown St. Patrick’s Day Parade Mar. 11. One of the surest signs spring is approaching, this event has plenty of bagpipes, marching bands and green beer. Visitdetroitstpatricksparade.com for details.

 

Get your brackets ready as the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament comes to The D this year. Head over to Little Caesars Arena March 16-18 to catch the action. For tickets visitolympiaentertainment.com.

 

Take part in a true Detroit tradition as the Marche du Nain Rouge banishes Detroit’s “harbinger of doom” while celebrating all that is good in the city. Help to liberate its people from the grips of the Nain by joining in the parade on the streets of Midtown/Cass Corridor Mar. 25. Get the story atmarchedunainrouge.com.

 

Michigan Comedyfest showcases the talents of the LGBT community. This sidesplitting show is hosted by Equality Michigan and takes place at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. Visit dearbornfordcenter.com for all the details.

 

Take in the views of historic Greenfield Village from a Model T when the village reopens April 14. Step back in time inside dozens of historical buildings, homes and laboratories – such as Wright Cycle Co. and Thomas Edison’s laboratory. Take in a game of historic baseball and get lost in this old time treasure. Stroll over to thehenryford.org for more information.

 

Despite what the weather might suggest, for most Detroiters the first day of spring is Opening Day at Comerica Park (March 29 this year). Arguably, it’s the most fun day of the year downtown as the citywide celebrations and old English D logo wear flood the streets of Detroit. Go to mlb.com/tigersfor ticket information.

 

Be sure to check out the dozens of new restaurants, breweries, distilleries and coffee shops that have recently opened. Eastern Market Beer Co. has brought new life to not only the facility it’s in, but to the tradition of brewing beer in Eastern Market. The Apparatus Room inside the Detroit Foundation Hotel is a restaurant that is “historic while tastefully modern” as well as delicious. Too cold to go out? Order up UberEats to get the food you want from the Detroit restaurants you love with the help of Uber. For a more on new dining options, check out our recent blog article 6 New and Popular Detroit Restaurants.

 

Save 20 percent or more on popular Detroit attractions with The D Discount Pass. Current participants include the The Adventure Park at West Bloomfield, Automotive Hall Of Fame, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, The Henry Ford, Legoland Discovery Center Michigan, Lucky Strike Entertainment, Michigan Science Center, Motown Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center, Sea Life Michigan Aquarium and Wheelhouse Detroit. The D Discount Pass is accepted at participating venues through December 31, 2018. To take advantage of these offers, go to visitdetroit.com/discount.

 

Exhibits:

Explore the works of the most popular and financially successful painter in mid-19th-century America, Frederic Church. Take a trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts to experience Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage through Jan. 15. Then experience the story of the Detroit hip-hop scene through D-Cyphered: Portraits by Jenny Risher through Feb. 18. For exhibit details, visit dia.org.

 

Now open at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, check out The Science Behind Pixar through March 18. Explore the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen. For more information, visit thehenryford.org

 

There are plenty of public shows throughout metro Detroit to keep you busy this winter. Visit the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center March 2-4 for the Motor City Tattoo Expo. Take a swing at Suburban Collection Showplace for the Michigan Golf Show Mar. 9-11. Fishing enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Midwest Fly Fishing Expo March 10-11 at the Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center. Find the boat you’ve been waiting for (or just imagine it) by visiting the Novi Boat Show March 15-18 at Suburban Collection Showplace. For additional events and expos, check out visitdetroit.com.