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!
Stylish Scarves DIY Demo | Thursday, December 11 & Saturday, December 13
Instead of buying loved ones gifts for the holidays, how about making them? Learn how to make a variety of styles of beautiful scarves at the Stylish Scarves DIY Demo at Haberman Fabrics. The classes run at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 11 and at noon on Saturday, December 13. Enjoy 20% off silk- or polyester-printed fabrics and enter to win a $20 gift card. For more information visit www.habermanfabrics.com.
Haberman Fabrics is located at 905 S. Main St., in Royal Oak.
Willys x Mason Shaker Holiday Cocktail Party | Thursday, December 11
Sip a holiday cocktail and shop for gifts at Willys Detroit from 6 to 8 p.m. Don’t miss the Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour by Eric Prum from Brooklyn-based W + P Designs. For more information, visit www.willysdetroit.com.
Willy’s Detroit is located at 441 W. Canfield, in Detroit.
NEIdeas People’s Choice SOUP | Thursday, December 11
Want to help make two business owners’ ideas a reality? Stop by Detroit SOUP: NEIdeas Edition to take part in the People’s Choice Awards. Businesses will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas for growth, the live audience will cast the final paper votes and the two winners will be revealed, winning $10,000. Doors for the event open at 6 p.m., proposals are at 7 p.m. and dinner will be served around 8 p.m. To view the ideas, visit www.neideasdetroit.org.
Detroit SOUP is located at 2900 E. Grand Blvd., in Detroit.
Holiday Merriment & Makers Market | Friday, December 12
Eat, drink and be merry from 5 to 10 p.m. at Ponyride’s Holiday Merriment & Makers Market that will showcase more than 60 vendors selling jewelry, art, glass, mixed media and more. Anthology Coffee, Slows BBQ, Sister Pie and other local eateries will be onsite to fuel the holiday shoppers. Don’t miss out on shopping local brands such as Detroit Denim, Smith Shop, Branded by Detroit, The Dirt Label, Beard Balm and many others. More information can be found at www.ponyride.org.
Ponyride is located at 1401 Vermont St., in Detroit.
SantaCon Royal Oak| Saturday, December 13
The 2nd Annual Santa Pub Crawl is back from 1 to 6 p.m. in downtown Royal Oak. Holiday-themed attire is encouraged but not required, so pull out those ugly sweaters and jingle bells to really celebrate the season. Tickets are available at all participating bars on the day of the event for $15 and include a Santa hat, a lanyard that allows you $3 drink and shot specials, and then three entries into the drawing for prizes. Don’t forget to enter to win Resolution Ball Tickets at Red Fox, $50 Uber.com credit at Pronto and Motor City Gala Tickets at Andiamo. Toy collections and a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland and Macomb Counties. More information and the list of participating bars can be found at www.santaconroyaloak.com.
Be Merry in Motown | Saturday, December 13
Ann Arbor residents, this is for you! Take the Shinola shuttle to the Midtown Detroit shopping district and visit neighborhood shops, including Shinola, Willys Detroit, Run Detroit, Nest, City Bird, Hugh, Nora, Cass Corridog, Source Booksellers and many more. Grab a bite to eat at Traffic Jam, La Feria, Motor City Brewery and other local restaurants. The shuttle runs to and from the Pioneer High School Park & Ride lot (on the corner of Stadium Blvd. and Main St.) and the Midtown Detroit Shinola store. Departures from Ann Arbor and Detroit are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Rub Down Grand Opening Celebration | Saturday, December 13
RUBBED is celebrating the grand opening of its sandwich shop from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Saturday. This quick-service sandwich and charcuterie shop will stuff you full of the finest meats and cheeses. Tickets are $20 available at www.rubbedindetroit.com. If you can’t make it to the grand opening event, make sure to attend RUBBED After Dark, the restaurant’s monthly dinner series.
RUBBED is located at 2015 Michigan Ave., in Detroit
Big Holiday Biergarten @ the Fisher | Saturday, December 13
Stop by the Big Holiday Biergarten from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Fisher Building in support of the restoration of historic Big Head floats from The Parade Company’s Thanksgiving Parade, which are on display now through January. This family-friendly celebration will feature local beer, music, snacks, activities for kids of all ages, holiday shopping and tours of the Fisher.
The Fisher is located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd., in Detroit
Tour at the Guardian Building | Saturday, December 13
Tour Detroit’s 1929 Wirt Rowland-designed architectural masterpiece from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The tour begins inside Pure Detroit (located inside the building), and tourists will learn about the building and see first hand design and detail. Conducted by Historic Preservationist and Urban Planner Michael Boettcher, this tour is free and open to the public and photography is allowed.
Guardian Building is located at 500 Griswold St., in Detroit.
Metro Times Detroit Mercantile Company Merry Market | Saturday, December 13 & Sunday, December 14
Join The Detroit Mercantile Company and 40 local crafters, artists and specialty vendors for the Metro Times Detroit Mercantile Company Merry Market. Holiday beverages will be available for purchase in addition to local food trucks and vendors. Admission is free and market hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Detroit Mercantile Company is located at 3434 Russell St., in Detroit.