The American Cheese Plate, Zingerman's Creamery, November 21
New Holland Beer and Whiskey Dinner at Toast, Birmingham, November 21
Celebrating Toast's fifth anniversary featuring six dishes ending with their beer barrel bourbon.
An Evening with MillKing It Productions at Thomas Magee's, Eastern Market, November 21
A special tapping of RAY fresh/wet hop ale made with a whole farm's worth of Michigan hops, plus AXL on tap and tallboys of BRIK and SNO, at the brand-new Thomas Magee's Sporting House and Whiskey Bar.
Third Thursdays at Eastern Market, Eastern Market, November 21
Part of the new Third Thursdays evening market series, this month's event features a soup and chili cook-off competition between four Eastern Market vendors.
Detroit Gypsy Kitchen at SocraTea, Midtown, November 21
SocraTea is expanding their hours and food options, and tonight are highlighting new teas and a fall menu from Detroit Gypsy Kitchen.
Craft Beer and Grilled Cheese Tastings at Star Lanes, Royal Oak, November 22
Admission includes 15 beer samples plus all the grilled cheese and chili samples your little heart desires. $25 advance/$35 day of.
Tree Lighting and Christmas Wonderfest, Downtown, November 22-December 22
The annual tree lighting is this Friday as is the opening of Christmas Wonderfest, a European-style Christmas market that really needs to get a new website. I almost didn't include this as a passive aggressive punishment for shitty web design. But there's a beer garden. So I included it.
One-Eyed Betty's FestivALE, Ferndale, November 23
Everything you need to know about this very beerie holiday party is here.
Thanksgiving Market at Eastern Market, Detroit, November 26
Prepare for the big day with a very special Thanksgiving Market at Eastern Market, featuring a wide variety of local growers and producers all set up inside the heated Shed 5. This one-time offshoot special event will also be the final Tuesday market of the year.
Kung Food + Detroit Gypsy Kitchen at St. Cece's Pub, Corktown, November 26
Thanksgiving at the Whitney, Detroit, November 28
The Whitney is starting the day with Thanksgiving brunch and VIP parade seating ($59 adults, $39 kids), followed by Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 6 p.m. ($49 adults, $29 kids).
America's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Detroit, November 28
Now with an expanded route and nine brand-new floats!
OTHER THANKSGIVING DAY THINGS!!!! November 28
The Turkey Trot, the ice rink at Campus Martius opening, handegg, and more.
Champagne and Potato Chip Tasting at the Whitney, Midtown, December 1
What? It totally works. Try it, you'll see.
The Empowerment Plans First Annual Fundraiser at the Madison Building, Downtown, December 5
Food from Slows, drinks, and an auction of jackets designed by Detroit artists, followed by everyone at this event heading straight to the Sugar House afterwards (one assumes, and probably correctly).
Repeal Day 2013 at the Sugar House, Corktown, December 5
Celebrate the 80th anniversary of Repeal Day at the Sugar House with live music, door prizes, and dranks.
The Speakeasy Project Party at Tommy's Detroit Bar, Detroit, December 5
Also coincident with the 80th anniversary of Repeal Day, Preservation Detroit is unveiling the results of their research and archeological dig on the historic building at 624 Third Street - now Tommy's Bar - built in the mid-1800s and serving as a number of different businesses over the years, including a speakeasy.