Thursday, December 14 Holiday Show: The Michigan Philharmonic’s Yuletide celebration will take you on a musical ride with its Holiday Pops with the Phil at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. December 14, at the Penn Theatre in downtown Plymouth. From Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and African Noel to a contemporary Hanukkah favorite, The Eighth Candle, the concert celebrates the many different sounds of the season, including fun tunes featuring the Grinch, Rudolph, and the Polar Express. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.michiganphil.org.
Friday, December 15 Cookie Swap: Join Love and Buttercream for another sweet holiday treat. Love and Buttercream of Birmingham is hosting a cookie swap December 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Create and decorate your very own cookies and swap your treats for other one-of-a-kind decorated holiday cookies. Cost of admission is $58. To reserve your spot, visit http://https://michtix.com/events/cookie-swap.
Friday, December 16 Brunch & Bootcamp: Join Coach Terra Castro and Geo Woodman of Detroit Body Garage as they lead a fullbody, circuit based boot camp, open to all fitness levels. Following the hourlong workout, attendees can refuel in a private dining room with a healthy buffet brunch curated by Chef Tom Lents. Cost of admission $45 per person and includes workout and brunch. To reserve your spot, visit http:// https://michtix.com/events/bootcampbrunch-e41a5455-9531-4e21-bd2a- 99472d8191a8.
Friday, December 16 Cookie Decorating: Learn how to decorate your holiday sugar cookies from the professionals at Love and Buttercream. Love and Buttercream decorators will teach guests how to create detailed sugar cookies perfect for the holiday season. Guests will also learn how to make their own royal icing perfect for elaborate sugar cookie decorations. The price of admission is $78 per person. To reserve your spot, visit http://https://michtix.com/events/ advanced-sugar-cookies.
Tuesday, December 19 Charity: In support of Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children at Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice, ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ will premiere at the Michigan Theater December 19. The fundraiser will start with a 6:00 p.m. VIP reception at the theater, which will be followed by a 7:30 p.m. screening of the movie. All guests will be treated to a Hot Chocolate Street Party outside the theater after the premiere. VIP tickets are $250 and general movie admission tickets are $50. For more information about tickets, contact Kim Streich at email@example.com or 313-578-6265.
Saturday, December 9 Charity: Leaders for Kids, the advisory board of Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, is hosting their 6th annual Cheers for Children event on December 9 at The Garden Theater in Detroit at 8:00 p.m. Cocktails, strolling hors d’oeuvres, and live entertainment will be available for guests to enjoy as they support a worthy cause. Proceeds from the event will support the Leaders for Kids Endowment Fund. Tickets are $125. For more information, visit leadersforkids.com or contact Kate Kesner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, December 9 Charity: The Italian-American Bar Association of Michigan will be hosting their 86th annual Winter Gala Saturday, December 9, at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. The Italian American Bar Association is one of the oldest and largest ethnic bar associations in the country. The annual Winter Gala will benefit the Friends of Foster Kids charity. For more information, visit iabam. com.
Saturday, December 9 Gingerbread Social: Join Love and Buttercream for their delicious gingerbread social December 9 at 10:00 a.m. Spend an evening with friends or loved ones as you participate in this famous holiday pastime. Love and Buttercream will provide all-from-scratch gingerbread and guests can assemble their house with royal icing and decorate it with add-ons like mini gingerbread men and women, candies, sprinkles, holiday fondant pieces, and royal icing. Enjoy some snacks and hot cocoa as you put together your gingerbread house. The cost of the event is $48 per house. Reserve your spot at http://https://michtix. com/events/gingerbread-houses.
Tuesday, December 5 Holiday Fun: Join Love and Buttercream of Birmingham for Holiday Hand Painted Macarons. Hand paint holiday themed macarons from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Admission to the event is $70. To purchase tickets go to http://https//michtix.com/ events/hand-painted-macarons.
Saturday, December 2 Charity: Celebrate the holiday Season with Gateway Classic Cars on December 2nd at 10 a.m. Admission to the event is free when you donate an unwrapped toy to benefit Toys for Tots. Enjoy lunch, classic and exotic cars, and of course Santa at the event. Bring the whole family and give to a great charity making children’s dreams come true. For more information contact Casey Bell at (618) 589-9952 or Casey.Bell@ GatewayClassicCars.com.
Saturday, December 2 Charity: Join the Arthritis Foundation for the 2017 Jingle Bell Run 9 a.m. Saturday, December 2, at Campus Martius in Detroit. Lace up your running shoes and be a part of the nation’s largest holiday race dedicated to fighting arthritis. Enjoy a post-race celebration with food and drinks, hosted by the Hard Rock Café. Pre-registered participants will receive a short-sleeved shirt and medal. All proceeds will benefit the Arthritis Foundation. For more information, contact Laurie Rupp at 248-530-5025 or email@example.com.
Friday, December 1 Charity: Join us for the third annual Cheers Gala at the Rochester Hills Production Brewery and Taproom. This annual event raises funds for the Easter Seals Michigan Program. The Easter Seals Michigan Program provides important services to adults, children and families with mental, physical or behavioral needs. The event will feature a variety of up to 16 craft beers, wine from local areas, and a strolling dinner. Casino style games, a silent auction, live entertainment, and a raffle will also be featured. Tickets are $100.
Friday, December 1 Holiday Jubilee: Junior League of Detroit invites you to their annual Holiday Jubilee. This jubilee will take place at the Rattlesnake Club Atrium in Detroit from 7-10 p.m. This event will benefit the projects of the Junior League of Detroit. The Holiday Jubilee will feature strolling dinner prepared by the chef of the Rattlesnake Club, who will partner with Chef Jared in preparing dessert. Live entertainment and a silent auction will also be featured. For ticket information, contact Mary Savage at (313) 881-0040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, December 1 Holiday fun: Starting Friday, December 1 and running through Sunday, December 3, explore Cranbrook House as it is decorated for the holiday season. Decorated with a one-of-a-kind classic and trees, trains, and other holiday settings, Cranbrook House is sure to get you into the holiday spirit. Also take the opportunity to shop for Cranbrook House mementos. Tickets are $20. For more information call (248) 645-3149 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, December 2 Charity: The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan will be gathering at the MotorCity Casino Hotel on December 2 with more than 800 prominent business, medical and philanthropic leaders for the 13th annual Kidney Ball. Sponsored by Madison Heights Glass, Lear Corp., Meijer, and General Motors Fleet, the evening will feature cocktails, live and silent auctions, dinner, dancing to live music Courtesy of Your Generation in Concert, and a candy bar. All proceeds will benefit the Nation Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s programs and services. Tickets are $250 each and available at nkfm.org/kidneyball or by calling 800-482-1455