Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Detroit Restaurant Week 2010 9/24 -10/3

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Support the city while dining at the best and finest restaurants it has to offer during Detroit Restaurant Week.Detroit Restaurant Week is produced by Paxahau Event Productions as part of the program, which is funded by Business Leaders for Michigan, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, the Hudson-Webber Foundation, The Kresge Foundation and the Downtown Detroit Partnership.Detroit Restaurant Week will be held from Friday,9/24 to Sunday,10/3. Each of the 18 Detroit restaurants will serve a decadent three-course meal for just $28 per person!

The following 18 restaurants are participating in DRW this year(Click the link to view the menu choices);

For more information on DRW, visit the DRW website.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Detroit Fashion Week 9/19-9/25

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Detroit Fashion Week is days away. The runway is paved, the models are prepped, the locations have been picked, and the agenda has been set. Are YOU ready? Check out the Detroit Style article at Examiner to get full details on Detroit Fashion Week , purchase tickets, and direct link to the official website. Click on the link below for more information.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

DIY Street Fair

Where can you find unique local musicians, enjoy the best local cuisine, and beautiful art? The DIY Street Fair,of course! This year’s DIY Street Fair because there’s plenty of fun activities for the public to enjoy in the hear of Ferndale.

The DIY Street Fair takes place in Ferndale on E. Troy Street on 9/17-9/19. Per usual, the DIY invites local bands, artists, crafters, businesses, brewers, and restaurants to open their doors to the public for this annual 3-day event. This year's musical lineup includes 43 musicians. American Mars ,The Blueflowers , Jason Drake, and Volebeats are among the list of performers set to perform this year. Howe’s Bayou, The Fly Trap, Club Bart, Wab,Moo Moo’s, and The Emory are the seven local restaurants that will participate.

There’s even a Kids Zone that will feature several fun items for children to enjoy that include are but not limited to a puppet theater and “Arts and Scraps”. If that’s not enough, there are an assortment of artists, crafters, and organizations to view and purchase from at the Marketplace. Attendance is free.
For more information, visit the official DIY Street Fair website

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Thursday, September 9, 2010


New York Fashion Week began today & Detroit Fashion Week begins Sunday 9/19. How do you plan to celebrate? Shopping,of course! Fashion's Night Out was first held in 2009 as a prelude to all of Fashion Week's excitement and events. This year FNO has gone global and Michigan has joined in the on the party! Saks Fifth Avenue of Somerset mall and Birmingham shopping district will be participating in the FNO event held 5-10p.m. For more information on the fashion event click on both links. Don't miss out!!!

FNO Birmingham events

Troy Saks Somerset event

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Friday, September 3, 2010

31st Detroit International Jazz Festival

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Sit back and relax to the soothing sounds of smooth jazz music. The 31st Detroit International Festival will be held this Labor Day weekend, 9/3-9/6. Attendees can expect a plethora of jazz performances that include pianist Mulgrew Miller, trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard, saxophonist Branford Marsalis, Detroit Symphony Civic Jazz Orchestra, and Michigan State University Jazz Orchestra with Mulgrew Miller and Gary Smulyan.
The opening night to DJF will include a jazz/gospel vocal ensemble by the group, Take 6 with the Mulgrew Miller Trio. Roy Haynes is also among the artist s that will perform on 9/3. There will also be numerous Detroit bands and ensembles that are set to perform at the festival this year. Evening jam sessions will be held at the Detroit Marriott in the Renaissance Center at 11:00p.m. ,each night of the festival as well. The other events include a Jazz Tent with artists, writers and musicians , Kid Bop Tent with stories, songs, tap dancing, and other activities for children to enjoy, fireworks on 9/4 at 11p.m., and festival puppets.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Art, Beats, & Eats 2010

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The Ford Arts, Beats & Eats returns for its 13th year this Labor Day weekend,9/3-9/6!! Arts, Beats, & Eats is an annual summer festival by Oakland County that celebrates art, music, and tasty food. The festival is presented by Citizens Bank and has moved to downtown Royal Oak this year. The art ranges from ceramics and glass to wood and sculptures in the Juried Fine Art Show. There will be plenty of music to listen to and enjoy in various genres with more than 200 performances on 10 stages. From pop to rock, Art,Beats, & Eats has it all. The eats are pretty impressive too. 53 restaurants will serve up their best cuisine at the festival (Sangria Tapas Cafe,Mezza Mediterranean Grille ,Coldstone Creamery , and D'Amato's are among this year's participants).
The hours are from 11:00a.m. to 11:00 p.m. from Friday, 9/3 through Sunday,9/5. On Labor Day,9/6 the hours are 11:00 a.m. to 9:00p.m.The city of Royal Oak offers several parking structures and lots for attendees with a fee of $15 per day. However, Royal Oak High School and Hazel Park Raceway are also offering parking for $10 per car and a free shuttle to and from the festival. For additional parking information,click here. For more information, visit the official page: . Daily updates will also be provided on the official Twitter page. Have a HAPPY,SAFE MEMORIAL DAY!!!

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