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Women Igniting Chocolate: A Discussion and Chocolate Tasting at Zingerman’s: A panel on all things chocolate featuring women who are leading the industry. 7-9 p.m. Thurs. $35. 3728 Plaza Drive, Ann Arbor. (734) 663-3400.

Dog for Dogs at Sports & Social: A hot dog eating contest to raise funds for Leader Dogs for the Blind. 4 p.m. Sat. $5. 28 Henry, Detroit. (313) 782-4778.

Art of the Cocktail at M-Brew and Valentine Distilling Company: Bartenders from Ferndale restaurants will enter drinks and attendees will crown one the “Official Cocktail of Ferndale.” The art-centric event also has entertainment, a silent auction and appetizers. 6-9 p.m. June 21. $40. 177 and 161 Vester, Ferndale.

Summer Solstice bottle release at Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.: Celebrate the release of Summer Solstice beer with a seated seafood boil and steak dinner. 5-8 p.m. June 23. $55, add $15 if you want a lobster. 5919 Chicago, Warren. (586) 983-8362 or

Father’s Day ideas

All events are Sunday:

Father’s Day Brunch at G. Georges Restaurant: Breakfast and lunch items, salads, pasta, carving station, and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $17.95, discounts for kids. 33080 Northwestern Highway, West Bloomfield Township. (248) 539-8300.

Father’s Day Buffet at American Polish Cultural Center: Polish food buffet with dessert. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. $23, $11 ages 4-12. Reservations required. 2975 E. Maple, Troy. (248) 689-3636.

Father’s Day Pig Roast at Parker’s Hilltop Bakery: Pig roast and all-you-can-eat coney dog station. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Reservations accepted. 6110 Dixie Highway, Clarkston. (248) 383-8444.

Father’s Day Beer Tasting Boat Cruise at Detroit Princess: Organized by Motor City Brew Tours, this annual event includes more than 30 products available for sampling, plus food and a day out on the river. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $62.50. 1 Civic Center, Detroit.

Father’s Day Brunch at Mr. B’s Grastropub: An all-you-can-eat brunch with bananas foster French toast, eggs Benedict, potatoes, ribs, and more. Noon. $13.99, $3.99 for ages 12 and younger. Reservations recommended. 215 S. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 399-0017.

St. Patrick’s Father’s Day at McShane’s Pub & Whiskey Bar: Irish music, food and drink. Brunch served 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Irish music by Mike Ward from 2-5 p.m. 1460 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 961-1960.

Celebrate Dad at Giordano’s Pizza: Order any pizza and add a you-call-it beer flight for $1. 1224 Randolph, Detroit. (313) 752-0441.

Father’s Day at all Andiamo locations: Dad eats free at all Andiamo restaurants in Metro Detroit, so long as another entree and two drinks are purchased. The free meal is up to a $25. Visit for hours and locations.

Father’s Day Parking Lot Bash at Demi’s Restaurant & Bar: Pop-up cigar tent, chair massages and barbecue pig roast. 2 p.m. $40. 24201 W. Seven Mile, Detroit. (313) 766-7802.

Father’s Day at Wolfgang Puck Steak: Treat dad to a 24-ounce dry-aged prime porterhouse with bone marrow butter and chophouse style onion rings for $90. Topgolf Swing Suite at MGM Grand will be hosting virtual golf sessions for an additional fee. Dinner reservations are required. 1777 Third, Detroit. (313) 465-1644.

Melody Baetens

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