Things To Do In Detroit: Nov. 20 Through Thanksgiving Day

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Joel here, back once again for the weekend roundup on your
City 5 with Daily Detroit.

Something’s afoot this year in Detroit. We’ve enjoyed another week of warm temperatures, while states such as Arizona and Texas saw snow storms and freezing temperatures.

While there is no doubt a sinister cause to such atmospheric cicumstance, why not play dumb for the weekend and enjoy what we have?

With that in mind, here it is, your City 5.

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Tree Lighting Ceremony In Campus Martius – Friday – Detroit

On Friday, don’t miss the official launch of the Holiday season here in Detroit, with the beautiful tree lighting ceremony Downtown.

Watch Campus Martius come to life and shine under the glow of 19,000 multi-colored LED lights on the tree, and many more hanging on store front throughout downtown.

The event will kick off at 6:30 p.m. and guests will enjoy entertainment, ice skating, food and fun, until the tree comes to life at 7:45 p.m.

I suggest getting avoiding the parking headache by getting down there a little early and enjoying dinner or a drink at one of Downtown many restaurants and bars.

Click here for more information.

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Girls Rock Detroit Fall Fundraiser – Saturday – Detroit

This Saturday, head down to PJ’s Lager House in Corktown to support one of Detroit’s coolest new summer programs, Girls Rock Detroit – a community organization dedicated to fostering girls’ creative expression, positive self-esteem and community awareness through rock music education and performance.

Join Girls Rock for their Fall Fun Raising event, featuring a great night of music from local bands MVP, Kate Peterson, The Gator, and the vulnerable.

Tickets to the 21 and up event are just $10 and it starts at 9pm. Click here for tickets and more information. 

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Viands LP Release Show at Trinosophes – Saturday – Detroit

If you missed the chance to get tickets for Stevie Wonder on Saturday Night, the head over to trinosophes for a great night of music with local band Viands and touring musician Jonah Parzen-Johnson.

The show, which is also the album release for local artists, Viands, kicks off at 9:30, and tickets are just $7.

For more information, log onto Facebook and search Viands LP Release Show at Trinosophes.

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Nate Watts and Friends Free Master Class – Saturday – Detroit

If you’re going to see Stevie Wonder at the Joe on Saturday night, then don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to meet his longtime music director and the rest of his current touring band, as the perform songs in a small intimate setting, and talk about life on the road with Stevie.

This is an amazing opportunity for music lovers and Stevie fans to meet and greet some of the world’s finest musicians, and have the opportunity to see some wonderful performances up close up and personal.

The event takes place from 4-6 p.m. on Friday at the Detroit Institute for Music Education, and tickets to the event are just $5. All proceeds will be donated to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation.

Click here for more information.

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Festiveale – Saturday – Ferndale

On Saturday you can also enjoy one of the finest festivals around at One Eyed Betty’s in Ferndale.

You’ll enjoy an outrageous selection of Michigan Beers like the highly sought after Founders KBS; a great selection of cold weather comfort food, with delicious whole roasted pig, lamb and goat, as well as tons of great sides, and then top it all off with great bands, all under a giant tent and strolling beer garden in the One Eyed Betty’s parking lot.

The event kicks off at 12:00pm and goes until midnight. Your wristband is good for re entry, so feel free to get a little loose during the day, take a recovery nap, then get up and get back at it later that night.

Click here for tickets and more information.