Glad to see you’ve made it through Turkey Day.  We re-launched the City 5 last week. In case you missed that during the holiday fervor, the City 5 are our suggestions to go check out the rest of the week and weekend in Detroit. Some of the events might be in the ‘burbs, but we encourage everybody to mix it up, and check out fun things to do and events across the Metro Detroit Region. Here’s your 5 for this week.

The Sugar House Celebrates Repeal Day – Friday, December 5

The Sugar House is a newer bar that serves craft cocktails speakeasy style.  It only makes sense that they would celebrate repeal day heartily.  Come on down to the Sugar House starting at 5pm on Friday and get loose Cuban Style. That’s right, this is a Havana themed party. Bring your fedoras and cigars (and any other cuban regalia) and celebrate the thing that often brings us Detroiters together, drinking.

Robbie Rowlands: Tread Lightly For this Ground May Be Hollow at Popps Packing – Friday, December 5

Popps Packing is an artist collective in Hamtramck, which exhibit the work of up and coming creatives from around the city and from abroad. This week, Robbie Rowlands will showcase his exhibit “Tread Lightly for This Ground May Be Hollow”. Robbies work involves manipulating the direct environment, upending modified furniture, geometrically dismantling a dilapidated building, or installing unfunctional industrial materials in a once functional space.

Noel Night  – Saturday, December 6

Come to Midtown on December 6th from 5:00- 10:00 pm to enjoy a fun evening of culture, food, drink, and of course, Christmas.  This event will get you in the holiday spirit. Over 70 institutions are part of Noel Night, and open their doors to the public free of charge. There are plenty of places to stop in and warm up There are also a host of great musical performances throughout the night, culminating in a community sing along on Woodward led by the Salvation Army Band. This is a big inclusive event that is fun for families, teens, and adults of all ages.

The Detroit Urban Craft Fair – Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday Dec. 7

Held at the Masonic Temple from 10:00am – 7:00 on Saturday and 11:00am – 6:00pm on Sunday. the DUCF is a great place to shop for handmade holiday gifts, birthdays, or pretty much any other occasion you can conjure. This year you can expect to see jewelry, craft food, photography, ceramics, gift wrapping services, bath products, handmade prints, children’s items, warm knits, clothing and accessories, unique home goods and so much more.

East Jefferson Soup #2 – Sunday, Dec. 7

Detroit Soup is a uniquely Detroit concept that’s very simple. You show up, pay 5 bucks for a hearty meal, eat it with people you meet there, and watch the pitches.  People pitch projects, or startups, or initiatives that need a little seed money. Typically, they are non-technological projects that benefit people in a direct and tangible way. The concept has spread to different neighborhoods of the city, and this Sunday it’s going down in the East Jefferson Area. Come get a serving of DIY Detroit Culture, a little altruism on the side,  some good community vibes, and oh yeah, don’t forget to eat.

See you next week!

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