The Detroit Historical Society held its Historical Society Ball at the Lexus Velodrome on Dec. 8. The black-tie event garnered donations for the museum’s educational initiatives to expand its award-winning programming to serve high school students and help design an intergenerational curriculum.
St. John's Fontbonne Auxiliary hosted its 65th annual White Christmas Ball on Nov. 30 at the Detroit Athletic Club. The ball raised funds to construct a patient family day lounge for St. John’s new stroke unit, which is scheduled to open this year.
On Nov. 29, Kendra Scott hosted their Twelve Oaks’ storefront grand opening. Attendees enjoyed cocktails, sweets, and 20 percent off all of purchases, with proceeds benefiting charity Fleece & Thank You.
The city’s Holiday Glow event includes horse-drawn carriage rides, hot-air balloons, and freshly baked goods
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On Dec. 1, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan hosted its 14th annual Kidney Ball at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. Guests participated in live and silent auctions that raised funds for the organization to prevent kidney disease and improve the lives of those living with it.
St. Joe’s Holiday Ball, presented by St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital, was held at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center on Dec. 1. Attendees contributed towards strengthening St. Joseph’s cancer care program, as well as rebuilding and expanding its Cancer Center.
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On Nov. 28, the Women’s Division for Project Hope hosted its Holiday Luncheon and Boutique at the Forest Lake Country Club in Bloomfield Hills. Guest enjoyed lunch and a curated selection of brands offering products perfect for the holiday season. Project Hope serves to develop lasting solutions to health crises and self-medical help through educational courses.
Detroit’s Capuchin Soup Kitchen hosted its 46th annual Sock (Support Our Capuchin Kitchen) Dinner on Nov. 30 at the Cobo Center. Funds raised at the gala’s silent auction supported the organization’s mission to supply food and other essentials to the impoverished.
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Santa has been keeping tabs on who’s been naughty and nice over the past year. He’s his jolly old self when awarding candy canes for good deeds but look out — he’s got an icy-cold North Pole attitude when punishing bad behavior.
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In its 202-year history, the German story of The Nutcracker has been translated and reimagined so many times, there now exists a production for all. Here, a few renditions coming to metro Detroit.
Hour Detroit, December 2018
A historic playhouse in Detroit teaches local lawyers how to get into character
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Metro Detroit tastemakers from all walks of life offer a glimpse of what’s on their holiday wish lists. From artwork to leather goods and apparel to record players, their picks run the gamut of this season’s most popular gifting items. As different as they may be, for these four locals, the spirit of giving, eating good food, and spending time with loved ones always tops the list.
Layering necklaces, stacking rings, and placing bangle upon glitzy bangle: a definitive guide to mixing the season’s must-have jewelry
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After several years of running a successful beauty supply business, Larry Gaynor, President & CEO of New Boston, Mich.-based tng worldwide, decided he wanted to get involved in the fight against breast cancer.
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Ford hosted its Hob Nobble Gobble black-tie gala at Ford Field on Nov. 16th. Guests enjoyed dinner, carnival rides, and had the opportunity to meet singer Jesse McCartney. The event garnered funds to support the Parade Company for its yearly production of America’s Thanksgiving Parade.
On Nov. 19th, Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) kicked off the holiday season with its 35th annual Detroit Aglow at the MGM Grand Detroit. Funds raised at the event support DDP’s mission to grow, strengthen and maintain budding businesses in Detroit.
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Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Detroit held their 2018 keynote speaker luncheon at the Village Club in Bloomfield Hills on Nov. 14. Attendees enjoyed lunched while communication expert Sarita Maybin served as the event’s lecturer. Funds raised at the event promoted the organization’s task to foster the growing network of female professionals in Detroit’s commercial real estate industry.
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On Nov. 15, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital hosted their Detroit Gala at the Henry Ford Museum, where attendees were treated to cocktails and dinner. The event’s live and silent auctions supported St. Jude’s mission to find a cure for children battling cancer.
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Congratulations Top Docs! Hour Detroit invited the 2018 voted Top Docs to attend a celebratory event in their honor on Thursday, October 25.
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Hour Detroit and Detroit Home’s third annual Downtown Living Tour took place September 7th-9th. To kick-off the weekend, guests enjoyed a VIP Preview launch party hosted at Eastern Market.
Hour Detroit's Savor Dinner Series is a five-night culinary event featuring ten Metro-Detroit top chefs. The Fall Dinner Series took place at the Great Lakes Culinary Center October 1st – 5th, 2018.
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Kids on the Go hosted their “Roaring into our 20’s Gala event on Nov. 3 at the Gem Theatre in Detroit. Guests listened to live music by Grosse Pointe jazz trio Ed Cantrell & Friends, participated in a strolling dinner, live auction and raffles. The event garnered funds for the Grosse Pointe Woods charity to continue providing free summer therapy to special needs children in the metro Detroit area.
The Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT) held their Black and White Ball at Rochester’s Royal Park Hotel on Nov. 3. The ball, hosted by General Motors, featured casino games and lectures from local, female technology leaders. After guests enjoyed dinner, a live auction was held to raise funds to support MCWT’s mission to inspire and grow Michigan’s community of women in technology.
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The Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter hosted their Chocolate Jubilee: A Night in Havana event at the MGM Grand Detroit on Oct. 27. Attendees of the jubilee, which is celebrating its 34th year, enjoyed dinner, danced to the sounds of local band Nouveauté, and sampled chocolates from metro Detroit exhibitors. The event raised $1.2 million for the Alzheimer’s Association to continue funding research, support, and critical care for those affected by the disease.
On Oct. 19, the Macomb Community College Foundation held their fifth annual Comedy and Cocktails event at the Lorenzo Cultural Center. Guests sipped on champagne, savored appetizers and a gourmet dinner, and enjoyed live performances by Broadway's Next H!t Musical. Earnings from the silent auction and raffles benefited the arts and culture program at Macomb Community College.
On Oct. 24, Detroit-based home retailer Urbanum held their grand opening, housewarming celebration at their Woodward Avenue location. Sales from the event benefited Humble Design, a nonprofit that supports families that are relocating from homeless shelters to homes by providing furnishing, as well as design services.
On Nov. 3, Judson Center held their Rewind Gala at the MGM Grand Detroit. Guests were encouraged to wear 1980s, “Dynasty” inspired cocktail attire, and were treated to a full-course dinner, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds from the event benefited the organization’s mission to provide fuller futures for children that have autism or special needs and have been neglected or abused.
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Senior and Caregiver Resource Network (SACRN) hosted their Motown Magic charity event on Oct. 27, at Fairlane Club in Dearborn. Attendees enjoyed a gourmet dinner, complimentary cocktails, and music provided by tribute band Motown Magic. An award ceremony was held to honor the organization’s notable community members, and proceeds benefited Jewish Family Service’s mission to strengthen lives through compassionate service inspired by the wisdom and values of Jewish tradition.
On Oct. 26, Make-A-Wish held their Where Wishes Set Sail Ball at the Detroit Marriott’s Renaissance Center. Award-winning Fox News anchor and host of the event, Sandra Ali, introduced comedian Jay Leno, who performed stand-up bits while guests indulged in a full-course dinner and open bar. Entertainment by the Bluewater Kings Band was followed after the live and silent auctions, which raised funds to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
Rugiero Promise Foundations’ Rugiero Casino Royale took place at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center on Oct. 27th. Guests were treated to a strolling supper and open bar, live entertainment, and a selection of casino games equipped with authentic tables and professional dealers. Biddings from the event’s live and silent auction went to the foundation’s efforts to fund research for a cure for diabetes.
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On May 9th, Hour Media held its Top Dentists party at Eddie Merlot's in West Bloomfield. The private event celebrated this year’s honorees, who are selected after polling area dentists, orthodontists, periodontists and other specialists.
Celebrity Cruises’ Grand Red Affair is the ultimate high-end tasting event featuring premium red wines from leading local and national vineyards. The event took place on Thursday, August 9 at the Polk Penguin Conservation Center and the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery at the Detroit Zoo for an elegant evening sampling the finest wines from dozens of vendors. Guests enjoyed gourmet food, chocolate, cheese, and coffee pairings along with live entertainment. A silent auction including one of a kind artwork by local Detroit artists benefitted the Give Detroit Charity Challenge.
On Aug. 10 & 11, Hour Detroit held its Savor Food & Wine Festival at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak. Guests enjoyed various wine and craft cocktail tastings, as well as food from various Michigan vendors while viewing the zoo's award-winning habitats. The 2-day culinary extravaganza showcased the best wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants, and food purveyors. A portion of the proceeds benefited the Detroit Zoological Society in its mission to support and save wildlife.
Hour Media hosted its fifth annual Real Estate All-Star Party presented by MiRealSource at the Ferguson Showroom in Troy on April 17, 2018. Celebrated guests enjoyed complimentary cocktails, appetizers and entertainment.