With the holiday season quickly approaching, these local events are bound to get you in the spirit.
By Rachel Pepe
Feature photo via Turkey Trot’s Facebook
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
500 Temple St., Detroit
Spend the day being inspired and motivated by some of the leading creators, entrepreneurs, artists, designers and scientists in the area. Aside from viewing speakers and performers, the event will have labs that allow attendees to experience the products and concepts first hand. Purchase tickets at connect.space/tedxdetroit-2019.
Little Black Dress Charity Soiree 2019
7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The Townsend Hotel
100 Townsend St., Birmingham
The Little Black Dress Charity Soiree is back for another year of supporting those in need. Guests will be treated to a night filled with live entertainment, casino games and a fashion show to benefit the CARE House of Oakland County. Tickets start at $30 at tickets.thesocialconnection.com.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
220 S. Main St., Clawson
Due Venti in Clawson brings out an array of baked goods and classic dishes to spice up your usual Sunday brunch routine. Hosted only once a month, this is an event you want to drop in for.
BYOB Christmas Light Trolley Tour 2019
Meeting location: Buffalo Wild Wings
1873 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy
Bring out your favorite beverages and take a trolley ride with your friends to some of the best Christmas light shows metro Detroit has to offer. The notable stops include Rochester’s Big, Bright Light Show, the Detroit Zoo and Campus Martius. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite for $75.
Nov. 16, 20, 22, 24
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinee begins at 2:30 p.m.
Detroit Opera House
1526 Broadway St., Detroit
Fan favorite “Sweeney Todd” returns to the stage on Nov. 16 at the Detroit Opera House. This musical tells the tale of Sweeney Todd, a barber who was unfairly convicted by a judge and returns to London to get his revenge. With captivating music, characters and acting, this performance also features Michigan-native Karen Ziemba as Mrs. Lovett. Tickets are available on Ticketmaster starting at $35.
Lagniappe and the Big, Bright Light Show
The Big, Bright Light Show makes its debut Nov. 25 as businesses in downtown Rochester cover their buildings in thousands of holiday lights. Join your friends and family as the lights are unveiled for the first time this season. The buildings will shine every evening from 5 p.m. to midnight following this event.
Mile run and 10k start at 7:30 a.m.
5k starts at 8:30 a.m.
1 Washington Blvd., Detroit
Start your Thanksgiving early at the annual Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot in Detroit! Runners can choose from a number of distances including the 10k, 5k and mashed potato mile. Keep the fun going and stick around after to enjoy the America’s Thanksgiving Parade. Register at the parade.org.