Image from Campus Martius
This weekend is chock-full of fun and fashionable things to do, so if you’re itching to hit the town, these events will keep you busy!
afterHour | Thursday, November 20
Mix and mingle with Hour Detroit’s A-List at Lakes in Troy. Enjoy specials like $3 Michigan beers, $4 Michigan liquor and $5 glasses of wine with discounted happy hour food items available during the event from 6 to 8 p.m.
Lakes is located at 5500 Crooks Road, in Troy. For more information, call 248.646.7900, visit www.hourdetroit.com or www.lakestroy.com.
Weavers & Fiber Artists Sale | Thursday November 20 and Friday November 21
Once a year the Weavers Guild of Kalamazoo hosts the Weavers & Fiber Artists Sale, so if you are going to be on the west side of the state this weekend, this is something to check out. A wide variety of items such as table linens, towels, blankets, apparel and accessories will be on display and ready for a new home. You can even find Christmas-inspired items to add to the décor of your home. For more information, visit www.weaversguildofkalamazoo.org.
The sale will take place at Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds at 2900 Lake St., in Kalamazoo.
Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony | Friday, November 21
Get into the holiday spirit and check out the Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event goes from 5 p.m. to midnight with the tree lighting taking place at approximately 7:45 p.m. American Idol runner up Jena Irene will be there along with a few other local stars. Food, drinks and live music will be available under the big tent in Campus Martius and don’t forget to visit the DTE Energy tent for free hot chocolate and the Ikea tent for free cinnamon rolls. Cap off the night with a carriage ride on Monroe for $10.
Campus Martius is located right in the heart of Downtown Detroit.
Silver Bells in the City | Friday, November 21
If you won’t be in metro Detroit area for the Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony, go to the 30th Annual Silver Bells in the City in Michigan’s capitol. Enjoy a parade and then go to the sparkling steps of the State Capitol as you watch the State Christmas tree light up Lansing. Following the tree lighting ceremony are fireworks that will cascade over the Capitol Dome.
The event will take place at Capitol Avenue and Michigan Avenue, in Lansing.
Launch Preview Party at Nora | Saturday, November 22
Douglas & Co. Detroit is a new small handmade leather manufacturing company, and they are having a party to celebrate the launch of their products and website. Come to Nora from 4 to 7:30 p.m. to shop the new products and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while doing it. For more information about Douglas & Co. Detroit before the website is up, call 586.943.2000.
Nora is located at 4240 Cass Ave., in Detroit.
Walk Fashion Show Detroit | Saturday, November 22
The Walk Fashion Show Detroit 10th will be packed with a full evening of fashion. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m., featuring 10 independent designers, including Char from Project Runway. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite and they range in price from $25 to $100.
The Garden Theater is located 3929 Woodward Ave., in Midtown Detroit.
Holiday Magic Parade | Sunday, November 23
Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with the Holiday Magic Parade in Downtown Royal Oak. The Santa Scamper Fun Run starts at 1:30 p.m. followed by the parade at 2 p.m., which goes down Washington from Lincoln to Fourth Street. Once the parade is over, warm your body and soul with a visit with Santa at Stagecrafters from 3 to 5 p.m. Donate new, unwrapped toys for the Boys & Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb County’s Holiday Basket Program. On top of all of this fun, kids eat free on Sundays from November 23 to December 28 so stop by Downtown Royal Oak’s best restaurants for lunch.