Hey there everyone! I hope that your short workweek has been easy breezy.
I’m currently in denial that it is September. Sure the kids are now back in school and the sun is setting earlier. But I’m not ready to give up on this summer feeling.
Keep your Pumpkin Spice Lattes to yourself over there.
Maybe it will hit me more when I drop off my little at his first day of preschool next Monday.
In any case I’ll just be over here soaking up as much vitamin D the sun rays can give me.
I digress, let’s get onto this weekends top picks for things to do around Detroit.
EatDrinkShop at Dequindre Cut
Can I tell you a secret?
I haven’t been down to the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard yet.
I know. I’m not sure why I haven’t gone down there yet this year, I just always seem to have something pop up on the weekends.
I’m going to try to get down there this weekend though. Because the EatDrinkShop event sounds like a lot of fun.
There will be food from Yumvillage, beer and wine from Brut Detroit, and coffee from Always Brewing Detroit.
Plus there will be live music, and plenty of vendors all weekend long.
When: Friday 4 p.m. — 10 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. — 10 p.m., and Sunday 12 p.m. — 6 p.m.
The Dequindre Cut Freight Yard is located at 1905 Alfred Street Detroit, Michigan 48207
Rosie, A Detroit Herstory Launch Party
This Saturday is the official book launch party for Rosie, A Detroit Herstory and I want everybody to go to it.
Rosie, A Detroit Herstory by Bailey Sisoy Isgro is about the start of the second World War and about the women who went to work to help keep the county going. It is also about our region and how we became the Arsenal of Democracy.
Take it from a mom who reads a lot of kids books, this book is great.
Not to mention the illustrations are beautifully done by Nicole Lapointe.
If you missed out on getting the book in the Kickstarter campaign last year, this is your chance. They will have the book for sale and will be signing books.
There will be fun for all at the Rosie book launch party. Dress up as Rosie the Riveter and take pictures in the photo booth, send out a post card to a Rosie or veteran, and color your own pictures.
Those coneys at Red Hots Coney Island in Highland Park are pretty awesome. There will be Rosie specials during the event.
Hours: Saturday, September 8 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Red Hots Coney is located at 12 Victor Street Highland Park, Michigan 48203
Dally in the Alley
When I think about annual events in Detroit, I can say that Dally in the Alley is probably one of the most loved. People are passionate about the Dally.
This Saturday is the annual Dally in the Alley, and I can assure you that it is going to be a great time.
There will be four stages for local musicians to perform, food, drinks, and local vendors. Did I forget to mention that it is family friendly? Because it is. There is a kids fair on West Forest.
Hours: Saturday, September 8 from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Location: North Cass Corridor between Prentis Street and Hancock and 2nd and 3rd Avenues.
University District Home Tour
I have been waiting months for the biannual University District Home Tour.
If you are a regular listener to the Daily Detroit podcast, then you know we record from the University District most days. So this neighborhood is pretty near and dear to our hearts at Daily Detroit.
There are six homes on the tour this year, and all of the homes were built between 1927 and 1967. Each home has distinct features like Pewabic tile, beautiful gardens, and my favorite leaded stained glass.
There are multiple ways to get around the neighborhood for the tour, be it by walking, biking, car or the free shuttle. If you go on the shuttle there will be guides on board to give you some history of the University District.
You can check in at the reservation table at Gesu Church.
Tickets for the tour are $20 in advance or $25 the day of. You can purchase them here.
When: Sunday, September 9 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gesu Church is located at 17180 Oak Drive Detroit, Michigan 48221
Gabriel Hall Po’boy Pop-up at Nancy Whiskey
I’m only going to tell you this once, you need to get yourself over to Nancy Whiskey’s on Sunday night for Gabriel Hall’s Po’boy pop-up.
I love a good Po’boy sandwich and I know that Gabriel Hall doesn’t disappoint.
The pop-up menu is simple but is still delicious. You can find the menu here.
I think I’m going to have to go grab me a Po’boy and a bowl of the gumbo on Sunday night.
While you’re there don’t forget to head to the patio because DJ Skeez will be spinning on the ones and twos.
Hours: Sunday, September 9 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Nancy Whiskey is located at 2644 Harrison Street Detroit, Michigan 48216
Motor City Soul Stomp
You knew it was coming … I tell you go to go the Motor City Soul Stomp every month. But there’s good reason for it.
It’s because it’s awesome. There’s good music, cold drinks, and no cover.
This month there will be a special guest Mr. Fine Wine from NYC’s WFMU-FM will be joining your regular record slingers at the Marble Bar.
Be sure to tell Dan we said hi.
When: Saturday, September 8 from 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
The Marble Bar is located at 1501 Holden Street Detroit, Michigan 48208