Social Events in Detroit, Michigan This Week

Let’s explore social events in Detroit, MI happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Detroit where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Detroit

Cassette Film Club – Meet & Greet Kickoff

Cassette Film Club - Meet & Greet Kickoff

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Cafe March 21

📸 Calling all film photography fans! 📸

Join us for the kickoff of the Cassette Film Club – where passion meets pixels!

At our Meet and Greet, we’ll bond over our shared interest in film photography and plan future meetups. From sharing favorite shooting spots to scheduling gatherings, it’s all about capturing memories together.
Don’t miss out – bring your camera and enthusiasm!

See you there!(…)

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2nd Detroit Hardware Meetup @ Newlab

2nd Detroit Hardware Meetup @ Newlab

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Newlab @ Michigan Central

The Hardware Meetup community is excited to kick off Detroit’s second meetup! Hardware Meetups happen across 20+ cities monthly and help bring together different professionals to connect and meet each other.

Come to hear from our guest speakers as well as share what’s on your desk. We always have time for open mic. We’ll be hosted by Newlab, Detroit’s hub for mobility and hardware companies.

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Italdesign – A History of Innovative Engineering

Italdesign - A History of Innovative Engineering

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Dossin Great Lakes Museum

SAE Innovations in Mobility meetup series presents …

**Italdesign – A History of Innovative Engineering**
Featuring Fabrizio Mina, USA CEO Italdesign

When: **May 22nd**, 2024 6:00-8:00pm
Where: **Dossin Great Lakes Museum**, Belle Isle, Detroit

RSVP at: [https://www.meetup.com/sae-innovations-in-mobility-motor-city/events/300780023/](https://www.meetup.com/sae-innovations-in-mobility-motor-ci(…)

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Transform Client Experience With AI

Transform Client Experience With AI

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

**AWS Michigan’s May Meetup, sponsored by Rocket Companies and RightBrain Networks, will take place Thursday, May 23rd at The Madison in Detroit featuring Alex Hamilton, Gerrae Jackson, and Blake Shaw from Rocket Companies with their presentation “Transform Client Experience With AI”.**

**Location:** [The Madison](https://maps.app.goo.gl/YQLsFuQMbVMQsoF2A) auditorium, 1555 Broadway St. Detroit, M(…)

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Bitcoin Global Pizza Party

Bitcoin Global Pizza Party

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Detroit Beer Company

**🍕 Celebrate Bitcoin Pizza Day in Style! 🎉**

Get ready for an unforgettable slice of history with the Bitcoin and Beer Detroit community at Detroit Beer Co. This year, we’re dialing up the excitement for Bitcoin Pizza Day with delectable FREE pizza courtesy of [Michigan & Trumbull](https://www.michigantrumbullpizza.com/), brought to you by the legendary [Pizza Dao](https://www.globalpizzaparty(…)

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Movement Festival – Let’s Dance and Vibe

Movement Festival - Let's Dance and Vibe

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: undefined

Hi Ladies,

Detroit is one of the mother cities to electronic music. I grew up listening to house music and count this genre as one of my favorites. The movement festival attracts thousands of fans to downtown Detroit. Here’s the link about [festival](https://movementfestival.com) below where you can see the artist, schedules, tickets, and other activities.

I’ve listed this event for anyone who w(…)

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Build with AI Workshop

Build with AI Workshop

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: University of Windsor Advanced Computing Hub

Join the Windsor Google Developers Group for a look at Google’s latest GenAI innovations. Get the inside scoop on the Gemini model and Google Cloud GenAI offerings. Participate in hands-on workshops to explore these powerful technologies. Bring your laptop and be ready to learn!

Agenda

Hosted By

Sam Ghasan, Enterprise Architect – GDG Organizer

Ali El-Sharif, Professor

Ali El-Sharif works(…)

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Monthly Dinner Club at Baobab Fare

Monthly Dinner Club at Baobab Fare

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Baobab Fare

Join us for some fabulous East African food at Baobob Fare, recognized by The Detroit Free Press, Esquire, The New York Times, and the James Beard Foundation! Bonus: On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the restaurant offers additional plant-based specials beyond their regular menu offerings.

Everyone is welcome at VegMichigan Meetups, but we do ask that you enjoy a vegan meal while attending our events. (…)

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Happy Hour and Kareoke

Happy Hour and Kareoke

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Sloppy Chops

Kareoke, happy, drinks, food and fun(…)

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Generative AI on AWS, Modern Application Strategies, and Data Master Planning

Generative AI on AWS, Modern Application Strategies, and Data Master Planning

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Andiamo Detroit Riverfront

Are you interested in learning about Generative AI on AWS, Modern Application Strategies, and Data Master Planning? Join [hashtag#aws](https://www.linkedin.com/feed/hashtag/?keywords=aws&highlightedUpdateUrns=urn%3Ali%3Aactivity%3A7195823796304371713) on May 22nd at Adiamo Restaurant Riverfront for an informative session on these topics.

Registration required using your corporate email account: [(…)

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Friday Night Live @ the DIA-Gao Hong & Ignacio Lusardi

Friday Night Live @ the DIA-Gao Hong & Ignacio Lusardi

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Detroit Institute of Arts

Chinese pipa virtuoso Gao Hong and flamenco guitarist Ignacio Lusardi Monteverde perform music from their 2024 album Alondra. In their first single, Skylark Calls, the duo mirror bird song, creating an intricate melody that defies genre norms. Hong and Lusardi collaborate to bring sounds, from ancient Asian dynasties through the Thar desert to Andalusia, into perfect harmony.

We’ll meet in Kresge(…)

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Global Bitcoin Pizza Party

Global Bitcoin Pizza Party

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Detroit Beer Co

Join us in celebrating Global Bitcoin Pizza Day sponsored by PizzaDAO! 🎊

Did you know that the tastiest slice of Bitcoin history started when Laszlo Hanyecz took a chance and swapped 10,000 BTC for two pizzas? Those 10,000 BTC would be worth over $573 million today, making this the legendary inspiration behind Bitcoin Pizza Day! 🎉

This year, PizzaDAO is back to sponsor the second annual Detroi(…)

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Let’s Write SFF Together!

Let’s Write SFF Together!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: The Congregation

Let’s work on our SFF projects together! We will be meeting in person at The Congregation in Detroit’s North End neighborhood to share creative energy and get some project chair time. Bring whatever you need to work on your project.

We look forward to seeing you and talking all things SFF!(…)

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Funding Your Business: How To Talk With A Lender

Funding Your Business: How To Talk With A Lender

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: SpaceLab Detroit

By helping you think like a lender, this workshop will help you understand how best to get funding for your business.
Presenter Name: Tom McFadden, Lender Relations Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Description of presentation: We will help you think like a lender, and understand how to get funding for your business starting with The 5 C’s of credit.
\- Character
\- Cash Flow
\-(…)

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Walk from the DIA to Detroit River for lunch take the Q-Line back !

Walk from the DIA to Detroit River for lunch take the Q-Line back !

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Detroit Institute of Arts

We will meet at the JOHN R ENTRANCE to the DIA at 10AM and walk down Woodward Avenue to the Detroit River at a leisurely pace stopping to see the sights.We will have lunch then take the Q-Line tram back.
My cell is 248-514-3915.(…)

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Storytelling in Warren

Storytelling in Warren

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: The Dovetail

**A MEETUP FRIEND OF MINE IS ONE OF THE SPEAKERS**
$15 at the door

50/50
raffle
coffee and desserts
we are not obligated to participate in the raffle(…)

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A Wine Tasting Experience🍷🥂

A Wine Tasting Experience🍷🥂

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Michigan By The Bottle Tasting Room

Hey everyone, come on out to the Michigan By the Bottle Tasting Room in Royal Oak and enjoy some wine tasting flights. They have a variety of choices along with tasty snacks to go with them. Can’t wait to see you all there!

Here is a link of the website so you all can explore the menu if you’d like: http://mbtbtasting.com/(…)

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Content Creator Open Studio – kicking off w/ Exposure fundamentals

Content Creator Open Studio - kicking off w/ Exposure fundamentals

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: 22757 Woodward Ave

Are you looking for help with your video, social media, or digital project? Come join a supportive community of Content Creators, Filmmakers, and Videographers where you can discuss challenges and collaborate on creative ideas!

📸 **Kick-off Topic: Understanding Exposure** 📸 I’ll kick things off discussing the fundamentals of Exposure, including why aperture impacts depth of field (for science r(…)

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Walk from the DIA to the Detroit River for lunch then take the Q-Line back

Walk from the DIA to the Detroit River for lunch then take the Q-Line back

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Detroit Institute of Arts

We will meet at the JOHN R ENTRANCE to the DIA at 10AM and walk down Woodward Avenue to the Detroit River.We will have lunch then take the Q-Line back.
My cell is 248-514-3915.(…)

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Pickup Soccer

Pickup Soccer

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Harding Park

We are back for another year!

This is meant to be a fun first event. Please make sure to be respectful of everyone playing.

Bring a light and dark shirt in order to make team selection easier.

We will need to have some flexibility with kids soccer popping in and out, so check the event for messages and updates.(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Detroit is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Detroit on Visitdetroit.com, Clickondetroit.com, or Michigan.org.

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Happy Saturday in Ann Arbor

Happy Saturday in Ann Arbor

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

Meet and greet with community and have new friends.

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Open Mic Night @ the Congregation Detroit

Open Mic Night @ the Congregation Detroit

◦ When: Friday, Jun 21st

Join The Congregation and Piped Detroit for an annual Open Mic Night. Poets, musicians, and performers of all kinds.

If you would like to sign up, use the following link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-mic-night-the-congregation-detroit-tickets-794648243287?aff=erellivmlt

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