Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of December 1-3

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Noel Night

I am having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that it is already December. I hate to be cliche, but where did our year go?

There are plenty of great things happening in Detroit this weekend. If you’re looking for some things to do around the region check out our list of 24 Holiday Events that are happening now until the New Year.

Detroit Urban Craft Fair

Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? I haven’t even started, but maybe I will pick up a few things at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair this weekend.

Looking for some cool, cute or quirky gifts this year. This is the craft fair you want to go to. There will be over 100 different vendors set up at the Masonic Temple for DUCF.

There will also be food options if you get hungry after all that shopping.

Friday night is the preview night, so tickets are $10 a person. A portion of the admission will be donated to Girls Rock Detroit, which creates camping experiences for girls.

Admission is $1 on Saturday and Sunday, but donations are always welcome.

Hours: Friday 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

The Masonic Temple is located at 500 Temple Street Detroit, Michigan 48201

Peoples Records/Groovesville Presents Coats For Kids 

Come out to the Marble Bar this Friday night to listen to some great music, all while doing some good for kids in need.

Peoples Records and Groovesville Productions have put together a benefit for Coats For Kids.

There will be a whole host of live acts and DJ’s throughout the night. So far the line up includes; Ultimate Ovation singers, DJ Scott Zacharias, DJ Create from Soul Skate Detroit, DJ Head, Breck T Bunce, Brad Hales, Ryan Spencer of Freakish Pleasures, and Thomas Xu & Nicole Campbell of Sound Signature.

There will also be a special guest.

Cover is $5 with a coat to donate or $10 without a coat. All proceeds and coats collected will go to Coats For Kids.

Hours: 9:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.

The Marble Bar is located at 1501 Holden Street Detroit, Michigan 48208

Krampus Night 7 A NOT-SO-HOLIDAY BENEFIT EXTRAVAGANZA

Let’s hope you have all been good boys and girls this year because Krampus is coming back to the Tangent Gallery on Friday night.

The highlight of the evening will be the CHRISTMAHANAKAWANZA Varity Show Spectacular. You’ll see performances by Satori Circus, Lushes Lamoan, Magenta DeMure, Bootsie La Fontaine, Scott Dambacher, and Konrad Lee, Lounge singer Extrodinaire.

There will also be the Wreck the Halls Exhibition, The Naughty List Bazaar, Bad Gingerbread House Competition, Fugly Holiday Sweater Contest, and the Not So Silent Fine Art Auction.

I should also mention that you will be able to get pictures with Krampus himself.

While there is no dress code, I suggest finding one of those crazy ugly sweaters so you can participate in the contest.

While Krampus Night is filled with all sorts of debauchery it is in fact a charity event. They will be collecting toys and canned food for those who are in need.

Bring some new unwrapped toys for Toys For Tots or canned food for Burners Without Borders Detroit.

This is an 18 and over event, so leave the kids at home.

Admission is $15 with an unwrapped toy and/or 3 cans of food. Come empty handed and the cover goes up to $20. (Those who bring a donation will also get a $5 coupon for the Naughty List Bazaar.)

Hours: 7:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.

Tangent Gallery is located at 715 E. Milwaukee Street Detroit, Michigan 48202

Noel Night 

This is the big daddy of events for this weekend. Saturday night will be the 45th year for Noel Night.

What is there not to love about Noel Night? It is filled with live musical performances, art, theater, shopping, food, there is something for everyone to do.

With over 100 different venues it is hard to see everything, but in reality just go and have a good time. There are free shuttles to get your from point A to B. Here is the map of the venues as well as the master schedule for all performances.

Admission: Free

Hours: 5 p.m.- 10 p.m. 

Noel Night encompasses locations throughout Midtown. There are venues as far South as Edmund, North of I94, East of St. Antoine, and West of 3rd Avenue. 

King of Broken Hearts, Forever Young Opening Reception

Artist Tony Rave will be having an opening reception for his art, prints and clothing that depicts Detroit’s most love and hated mayors.

The reception will be held at Detroit Is The New Black on Saturday night. There will be hors d’oeuvres and beverages served during the event.

Proceeds from sales will benefit arts education and community development through the Osborn Neighborhood Alliance.

The event is free to the public.

Hours: 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Detroit Is The New Black is located at 1426 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48226

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