Noel Night, Michigan’s Election Results, and More Top Stories from the Week (Nov. 7-11)

Noel Night returns this December. Plus, America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Michigan’s 2022 election results, and more metro Detroit headlines.
For the first time since 2019, Noel Night returns to Midtown Detroit and The Cultural Center. // Photograph by David Lewinski, courtesy of Midtown Detroit, inc.

Noel Night returns to Midtown Detroit and The Cultural Center.

For the first time since 2019, the beloved holiday tradition, Noel Night, returns to Midtown and The Cultural Center in Detroit. On Dec. 3, more than 90 venues will offer free admission for the event. Seasonal activities, shopping, and live performances, too.

A University of Michigan study finds highly processed foods to be addictive substances.

Foods loaded with added fats and refined carbohydrates — like cookies, ice cream, potato chips, and French fries — can be just as addictive as cigarettes. The research was recently published in the Addiction Journal.

A Ferndale bar will host its Sober Party event the night before Thanksgiving.

On Nov. 23, folks of all ages can head to Loving Touch for $5 craft mocktails and nonalcoholic beers, along with music spun by DJ Mahled. General manager Jesse Shepherd-Bates said the event was inspired by the suggestion of a staff member who was soon celebrating one year of sobriety.

A grassroots campaign aims to name a Corktown street after Mudgie’s founder.

For months, the East End Corktown Block Club has been pushing for the street in front of Mudgie’s Deli and Wine Shop to be named in honor of Greg Mudge, who died suddenly in September 2021. Supporters are asking Detroiters to email their City Council members to advocate for the change.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wins a second term as Michigan’s governor.

Whitmer defeated Republican challenger Tudor Dixon. While delivering victory remarks this morning at MotorCity Casino in Detroit, Whitmer pledged to “step on the accelerator” in bringing progressive change to the state. Find full 2022 Michigan election results here.

A Japanese-inspired restaurant is coming to downtown Detroit next week.

Basan Detroit will debut Nov. 15 in District Detroit, steps away from Little Caesars Arena. The eatery will be open 7 days a week, serving dinner and cocktails.

Don’t miss America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The 96th annual procession hits the streets of downtown Detroit on Nov. 24. It steps off at 10 a.m. at the Detroit Institute of Arts and makes its way down Woodward Ave. to Campus Martius Park.

Invasive Box Tree Moth Has Been Found in Lenawee County

While the box tree moth doesn’t pose a threat to Michigan’s natural resources, the invasive species can cause significant harm to ornamental boxwood, and the state’s boxwood industry. Residents are asked to check their boxwood plants and report suspicious insects online.

Immersive King Tut opens at Harmonie Club.

The art exhibition debuted on Nov. 4 at the historic Detroit building. It commemorates the 100th anniversary of archeologist Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tut’s tomb in November 1922.

Eminem is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The rapper became the 20th Detroit inductee at the Nov. 4 ceremony in Los Angeles. During his speech, Eminem spoke about his love of hip-hop, the music he says, “basically saved my life.”

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