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!
Drinks x Design: Graphic Design | Thursday, February 12
The Start Gallery connects new artists with resources and prime space to exhibit and they will be hosting February’s Drinks x Design for a Drink & Draw! AIGA Detroit will provide markers, colored pencils, crayons and more and all you need to do is bring your creativity. This event is for all skill levels 21 and up, so if you need a little inspiration for the evening, a list of fun and interesting primers will be available to inspire you. Space is limited to 200 attendees, so you’ll want to arrive early to ensure entry.
Start Gallery is located at 206 E. Grand River Ave., in Detroit.
Build Institute Open House + Happy Hour | Thursday, February 12
It’s Detroit Entrepreneur Week, so why not celebrate with Build Institute at the Open House + Happy hour from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Come see the new space in Southwest Detroit and learn more about the exciting programs Build has in store for 2015. This is an evening of networking, presentations and mentor matchmaking you won’t want to miss. Light refreshments will be available. More information can be found at www.buildinstitute.org
Build Institute is located at 2701 Bagley Ave., in Detroit.
Build Bazaar: Shop Local This Valentine’s Day | Saturday, February 15
Build Institute has partnered with Café Con Leche Nord for the Valentine’s Day Build Bazaar, a rotating pop-up market place. Over 15 diverse vendors will be featured, so come down and grab your loved one a unique, locally made gift for the special day. The shop will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Café Con Leche’s full drink menu will be available all day.
Café Con Leceh Nord is located at 2990 W. Grand Blvd., in Detroit
Valentine’s Day at City Bird & Nest | Saturday, February 15
Stop by City Bird and Nest from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to pick up the perfect card and gift for your sweetheart. Sweet treats, including Pot & Box flowers, Pete’s Chocolate and the best Valentine’s card selection will be available for shoppers all day. Last-minute shopping will never be so sweet.
City Bird is located at 460 W. Canfield St., in Detroit.
Hearts & Flowers Craft Show | Saturday, February 15
From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., head to downtown Royal Oak for the Hearts & Flowers Craft Show. This one-day event will feature over 30 unique crafters, so you’re bound to find the most perfect last-minute Valentine’s Day gift. Admission is free and more information can be found by calling 248.246.3079.
Royal Oak Farmers Market is located at 316 E. 11 Mile Rd., in Royal Oak.
Detroit SOUP Five Year Anniversary Fundraiser | Sunday, February 15
Detroit SOUP is having a party to celebrate five years of community dinners funding growth and everyone is invited! The anniversary fundraiser is happing at Ford Field from 5 to 11 p.m. and it will feature performances by Obsidian Blues, DANCE Inc., Shakespeare in Detroit and more. Once the main event is over, stick around because an after party will ensue with music from Flint Eastwood and Pistons DJ Thornstryker. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $40. For more information, visit www.detroitsoup.com.
Ford Field is located at 2000 Brush St., in Detroit.