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DETROIT (CBS Detroit) Spring has sprung, birds are singing, trees are in bloom — and the weekend is on its way. Check out our guide to what’s hot around town this weekend.

Meet Your Best Friend

Hundreds of dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from MHS and more than 20 animal welfare groups will be available for immediate adoption at the Detroit Zoo during the Humane Society’s largest adoption event of the year. It happens 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

In addition, 10 breed-specific rescue groups will be on-hand providing information to potential adopters about the breeds they represent – from cocker spaniels to shih tzus.  There is no charge for admission or parking for the event, which will be held under large tents in the front parking lot.

The Detroit Zoo is located at 8450 W. 10 Mile Road in Royal Oak.

Flower Day 2012: Sunday, May 20

Attended by more than 200,000 people annually, Flower Day at the Eastern Market is one of the largest flower shows in the country. Members of the Metro Detroit Flower Growers Association (MDFGA), and hundreds of flower growers from Michigan, Canada and neighboring states fill the market with their colorful array offerings. Over 15-acres of the highest quality annuals, perennials, foliage, shrubbery, trees, exotics, tropical plants, flats, hanging baskets and more will be available for purchase. It happens at 2934 Russell Street Detroit.

Victorian Festival

In Macomb County, Romeo’s Victorian Festival is all day Saturday. There is a Civil War encampment, games in the park for kids, ice cream social, museum tours, Victorian chamber music, demonstrations at the blacksmith shop, vintage trolley rides and horse drawn carriage rides. It starts early, with an 8:30 a.m. perennial plant exchange. Get more information HERE.

Grease Sing-A-Long

The Redford Theatre is offering something fun: a sing-a-long to the hit musical “Grease” to live piano and organ music. General admission tickets are just $5. Show times are: May 18 at 8 p.m.; 2 p.m. May 19; and 8 p.m. May 19. Music starts a half-hour before the performance.  Get more information HERE.

Comic Con

The 23rd anniversary of the Motor City Comic Con happens Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Suburban Collection showplace in Novi. Featured guests include Billy Dee Williams, Howard Hesseman and Loni Anderson, plus Peter Tork of the Monkees and Sean Patrick Flanery. It’s also your chance to meet artists for Marvel and DC Comics.

Tons of comics, T shirts, posters and memorabilia will be available for sale. And don’t forget the annual costume contest Saturday afternoon. Get more information HERE.

Shotgun Classes For Women

Ladies, get your gun on. The DNR is offering introductory shotgun shooting classes for women in  Southeast Michigan as part of its “becoming an outdoorswoman” series. It happens 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Detroit Sportsmen’s Congress, 49800 Dequindre Road, Utica. It’s meant for experienced shooters and those just learning.

Cost is $30 per person. For registration forms and information on this and other BOW events, visit www.michigan.gov/bow, email dnr-outdoors-woman@michigan.gov or call 517-241-2225.

Tracy Morgan

Raunchy comic Tracy Morgan is vising the Royal Oak Music Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday with his own brand of stream of consciousness comedy. Tickets are still available. Get more information HERE.

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