Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of November 17-19


Are you ready to get in the holiday mood? Because I am not. Personally, I see this weekend as my last weekend before jumping head first into the pool of all things for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

There are lots of great things to do this weekend, depending on what you’re up to.

I know where I’ll be on Saturday afternoon, Chuck E. Cheese. We’re going to be celebrating my little guy’s 3rd birthday. I know you are all jealous that I get to spend an afternoon with a giant mouse, but you can’t all be me.

Have a nice weekend!

14th Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony and Light Up Beacon Park

This Friday evening is the annual tree lighting ceremony on Campus Martius. But this year there is also a second party at Beacon Park that coincides with the tree lighting.

We have written about both of these events on our list of Mega Vacation Events so you can find more information there.

Opening times: 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. The tree lighting takes place at 8:00 p.m.

Where: Campus Martius Park and Beacon Park

Bill Nye: Science Guy Documentary

Growing up in the 90s means I’ve spent a lot of time watching Bill Nye, the science guy. One of my high school science teachers threw Bill Nye on in the afternoon when he was too stoned to actually teach his lesson.

There’s a new documentary called Bill Nye: Science Guy and Cinema Detroit showing it from Friday November 17th through Wednesday November 22nd.

This documentary takes a look at Nye’s mission to stop the spread of anti-scientific thought. Let’s face it, we have a lot of people out here who think climate change is a joke. It’s not like that, but these people tend to have big mouths.

In the documentary, you’ll also see other big names like Neil deGrasse Tyson and Ann Druyan.

Fill your head with knowledge.

Tickets are $ 9 per person. You can collect tickets from the Cinema Detroit website.

There are several demonstrations. So choose the time that works best for you.

The Detroit Cinema is located at 4126 Third Street Detroit, Michigan 48201

Friendsgiving Pot Luck Fundraiser to support homeless youth

This Saturday evening, the Bethel Community Transformation Center is holding a Friendsgiving Potluck in aid of the Detroit Phoenix Center.

November is National Runaway Prevention Month, and the Detroit Phoenix Center helps youth in crisis.

Come out and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal and help out those who need it.

Tickets are $ 20 per person and all proceeds go to the Detroit Phoenix Center.

For more information, please contact Nataki Biddles at (313) 288-0294 or via email.

The Bethel Community Transformation Center is located at 8801 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48202

Opening of Detroit Sip

The Bagley neighborhood has a new cafe in McNichols and the opening ceremony for Detroit Sip is this Saturday.

Stop by for a cup of joe and meet members of the community.

The opening will take place on Saturday, November 18th from 11pm to 3pm

Detroit Sip is located at 7420 W McNichols Road Detroit, Michigan 48221

Detroit Optimist Society’s 2nd annual Best of Bars competition

This past week was the first Detroit Cocktail Classic Week and this Sunday ends the week-long event with a friendship contest.

The competition is sponsored by Beam Suntory.

The top five finalists were selected from over 20 entries to compete for $ 1,000 and a trip to the Jim Beam Distillery in Kentucky. The winner of the competition will receive an exclusive selection of barrels.

The event is public, but you need a ticket to be able to attend the fans’ favorite poll.

There are raffle tickets for Jim Beam Signature Limited Edition Bourbon, 5 sample cards and light snacks available throughout the evening.

Tickets are $ 17.95 per person. You can buy them here.

The doors open at 5 p.m. and the competition starts at 6 p.m.

The competition will be held at Wright & Co., 1500 Woodward Avenue, 2nd floor, Detroit, Michigan, 48226


Dusty Kennedy