best bets : Pianos 'Round Town returns this weekend; enjoy a Parisian Soiree
The Michigan State African Violet Society will put on its "Semi-Annual Display and Sale" at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens on Saturday. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be a free seminar at 11:30 a.m. Experts will be on hand all day to provide growing tips. Please note that Matthaei has recently installed parking meters at a cost of $1.20 per hour with a $5 maximum per day, but that now includes free admission to the conservatory/greenhouse. 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor. 734-647-7600.
Have a blast and raise funds for the Neutral Zone Teen Center at the "#tweetea Charity Tigers Game and Party Bus" at the Four Points by Sheraton on Saturday. Departure time: 2 p.m. Game time: 4:05 p.m. There will be a bar stop at Hockeytown. Bring your drink of choice for the bus, but please no glass. $35. Buy tickets here: http://tweeteatigersgame.eventbrite.com/. 3200 Boardwalk Dr., Ann Arbor. 734-996-0600.
The Season Opening Gala at the Kerrytown Concert House will feature the return of the Parisian Soiree on Saturday at 8 p.m. This annual gala season opener is fun, full of surprises, and features a program that focuses on repertoire with a connection to all things Parisian. Complimentary champagne will be served. $35/ Assigned rows 1-2; $25/ Assigned rows 3-5; $20/ General admission; $15/ Student. 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor. 734-769-2999. Read about it here.