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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!
Detroit Young Professionals Annual Holiday Party | Thursday, December 4
Celebrate the holiday season, network and get some holiday shopping done at the DYP Annual Holiday Party at 7 p.m. hosted by Willy’s Detroit and Shinola. Enjoy complimentary snacks and hors d’oeuvres, free engraving for all purchases at both stores and free entrance into raffles for great presents for family and friends (or yourself). Limited parking will be available at Traffic Jam and Snug parking lot for $5. Admission is $10 for DYP members and $20 for non-members and tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com. Proceeds from the event will benefit DYP’s Adopt-a-Child participation. More information can be found at www.detroityp.com.
Willy’s Detroit and Shinola are located at 441 W. Canfield St., in Detroit.
Empowerment Plan’s Annual Event | Thursday, December 4
It’s winter, which means The Empowerment Plan team is busy making coats for those in need. It’s also the perfect time to support their efforts at their Annual Event. Music from DJ Thornstryker and Stevie Soul & Omar will enhance the fab atmosphere at One Woodward as guests enjoy small plates and libations from local vendors including Slow’s BBQ, Wright & Co., Townhouse and more. One-of-a-kind coats from talented artists will be auctioned off. Tickets are available at www.neptix.com/events/9558 or at the door. Complimentary valet parking is available on Griswold Street.
One Woodward is located at 1 Woodward, in Detroit.
Shops and Pops | Thursday, December 4
Grab your girlfriends and enjoy a champagne and shopping event from 5 to 10 p.m. in Downtown Royal Oak. Black the Salon, Dolce Moda, Gayle’s Chocolates, Saffron and Meghan Marion are just a few of the many participating retailers offering specials, discounts and activities for holiday shoppers. And don’t forget to stop by Café Muse, Fifth Avenue, Pronto!, Rock on Third and Town Tavern to get your sips of champagne throughout the night. Tickets are $10 and will get you three samples of champagne. Purchase your tickets here.
December Dances | Friday, December 5
Spend a fabulous evening with Eisenhower Dance for its annual December celebration of innovative dance at Seligman Performing Arts Center. See the latest premiere dances including a new premiere from Edgar Zendejas, a collaborative work from Laurie Eisenhower and Stephanie Pizzo and revival of Brandenburg Concerto by Laurie Eisenhower. Tickets are $18, $14 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased here.
The Seligman Performing Arts Center is located at 22305 W 13 Mile Road, in Beverly Hills.
42nd Annual Noel Night | Saturday, December 6
Noel Night is back and will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. in Midtown Detroit. The DIA, Michigan Science Center, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum and Detroit Public Library will open their doors free of charge. Activities will be happening all night including horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, family craft activities and performances by 200 area music, theatre and dance groups. The evening will culminate with a community sing-along on Woodward Avenue led by the Salvation Army Band. Shuttle service is offered between participating venues. For more information, visit www.noelnight.org.
2014 Detroit Urban Craft Fair | Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7
The 9th Annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair returns at the masonic Temple in Detroit. The largest and longest running indie craft fair showcases more than 100 local and national vendors selling one-of-a-kind handmade goods. Listen to your favorite records and sip hot cocoa while you browse jewelry, photography, ceramics, gift wrapping services, children’s items, unique home goods and so much more. The fair is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. More information can be found at www.detroiturbancraftfair.com.
Detroit Masonic Temple is located at 500 Temple St., in Detroit.
Holiday Boutique Event | Sunday, December 7
Stop by Lamia & Lamia for its 3rd Annual Holiday Boutique Event. The salon is transformed into a shopping dream featuring new merchandise, beautiful gift wrapping and a glass of wine.
Lamia & Lamia is located 19653 Mack Ave., in Grosse Pointe Woods.