Thursday, December 5, 2013
[EID EVENTS] Repeal Day through New Year's Eve
There are plenty of boozing opportunities all throughout the holiday season, but don't forget about the shopping: the Holiday Marketplace at Campus Martius, Holiday Merriment at Ponyride, and the Signal-Return Holiday Party and Market are all going on this weekend with more next weekend. Read about these events here.
TONIGHT (Happy Repeal Day!)
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.
Breakout the Hooch with Detroit Pleasure Society at Cliff Bell's, Downtown, December 5
Another Repeal Day party. Period cocktails, swing music, and dinner specials. Period attire encouraged.
Repeal Day: 80th Anniversary of the Ratification of AMD. XXI at Kuhnhenn Brewing Company, Warren, December 5
They'll toast the repeal at 3:00 p.m. and then every 21 minutes thereafter you should expect "something really awesome" to happen (until it gets too busy). Beer.
Drinks of Walkerville, Walkerville (Windsor), December 7
Walking in a winter Walkerville. This is a booze tour of historic Walkerville, which includes a visit to the Canadian Club "Heritage Centre." (Spelled "-re," because Canadians!)
Noel Night, Midtown, December 7
There are just so many things.
Detroit Detour, Downtown, December 7
A booze bus thing. This bus is a little less Motor City Brew Tours and a little more drunk co-eds on a party bus, methinks. (I mean, Neptix. C'mon.) Advance tickets are sold out but you can get same day tickets for $40.
Oyster Club at Forest Grill, Birmingham, December 8
December Food for Thought - Regionalism at Trinosophes, Eastern Market, December 9
FoodLab Detroit presents this conversation on the regional food movement.
Riviere28 Holiday Happy Hour at Goodnite Gracie Jazz + Martini Bar, Royal Oak, December 10
A fundraiser for the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.
Motown Macdown at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, December 12
It's a benefit for Justin's Vision.
Feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe at Imperial, Ferndale, December 12
Imperial's version of an early Christmas party and charity event.
Pop-Up Restaurant to Benefit the Children's Center, Midtown, December 13
From the folks behind the Detroit Three, this event is a benefit for the Children's Center (held at the Children's Center) and features a five course menu by the accomplished Chef Brad Greenhill, plus beer and wine.
4th Annual Detroit Holiday Food Bazaar at Coffee and (____), Jefferson Chalmers, December 13-14
Now held over two days, enjoy edibles from a wide variety of local artisan producers and pick up some unique gifts for the holidays.
Rodin's One-Year Anniversary, Midtown, December 14
Hosted by WDET's New Soul Sunday DJ Nick Austin and featuring a DJ set by Dwele. $10 at the door.
The Three Days of Winter Solstice at Kuhnhenn Brewing Company, Warren, December 19-21
The Winter Solstice is technically just the one day (Dec. 20), but the Kuhnhenn celebrations have expanded into three: the pre-party, the actual party, and the post-party bottle release. Hell, next year they'll even be able to spread the party out over two different locations. Beer.
NEW YEAR'S EVE
I'll update this continuously; remember, all of these events have limited capacity and WILL sell out, so make your decisions and reserve your spots quickly!
New Year's Eve at the Oakland, Ferndale, December 31
Food from Corridor Sausage, Komodo Kitchen, Pinwheel Bakery, and more; booze by ALL OF THE BOOZE but especially Buffalo Trace, St-Germain, Campari, and more; something called "dusty shots," and highly discounted highly allocated spirits. $50 each; must purchase in advance.
New Year's Eve at the Sugar House, Corktown, December 31
Live music, door prizes, drink specials, and a champagne toast at midnight. Select bar or table seat, and please purchase group tickets together to ensure you sit together. $75 each; must purchase in advance.