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Wednesday
Sep222010

Detroit Moxie's Weekend Roundup

Fall, or autumn as my very formal husband likes to call it, is my favorite season. I love the smell of the leaves, the crisp air that is perfect for a sweatshirt, and cider mills.

Here in Detroit, there are tons of things to do this time of year. So, get out there and enjoy Detroit! You better hurry; the snow will be here before you know it.

Oh, and I almost forgot.

Save the date: 10/10/10! Detroit Moxie Reader Appreciation Party at the Old Miami. (Facebook link)

I’m still sorting out the details but this party is for you; I want to thank you for your support throughout the last year and a half. All you readers and re-tweeters, those of you that “like” the post or the site, and all those lovely comments deserve a reward.

Really, I just want to say thank you and meet you all in person. Check back for details, I’ll have them soon.

Weekend Roundup

1. Detroit Critical Mass (Facebook link)- Take a bike ride through the streets of Detroit with a few hundred riders. All ages and all skill levels are welcome for this leisurely ride. September 24th.

2. Tour de Troit - If a few hundred riders isn't enough for you, the Tour de Troit expects thousands on this bike ride that takes over the streets and explores the historic areas and beautiful views of Detroit. September 25th.

3. Rochester Area Heritage Festival - This festival celebrates the communities unique heritage and brings history to life. Activities include entertainment, wagon rides, a petting farm, and arts & crafts. September 25-26.

4. Sean Blackman "In Transit: Travel the World Through Music & Dance" - World music blended with modern Detroit jazz that will inspire seven dancers. September 24th.

5. Birmingham Rail Jam - The median between Old Woodward & Woodward Avenue, just south of the 555 building, will be transformed into a mini ski-lovers paradise complete with snow. Come out and watch the professional demo as well as amateurs strutting their stuff. September 25th.

6. MotorCity Casino $10,000 Manhunt - Find the escape artist in this scavenger hunt through Detroit and you and your team can win $10,000. What a fun way to explore downtown! September 25th.

7. Live Love Local: The Greening of Detroit's 20th Anniversary Celebration - Head to Eastern Market to celebrate local food and music and living green. Twenty-four local eateries will be featured as well as beer from Motor City Brew Works. September 25th.

Don't Forget: Detroit Restaurant Week kicks off on Friday, September 24th.

Do you know of a great event going on in Metro Detroit this weekend? Add it to the comments and share it with us!

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Reader Comments (8)

Don't forget the Detroit Institute of Arts MetroParents Expo! Opportunity for families to check out the DIA free of charge: http://www.dia.org/calendar/special-event.aspx?id=2421&iid

September 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTodd Waller

The Mt. Bruce Station Sheep & Wool Festival is also this weekend. The grounds at this family farm are amazing. http://www.sheepstuff.com/

September 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

Plymouth Whalers' season home opener! Great hockey, great prices! I've got season tix, so we'll be there :)

The Alloy Orchestra is coming to the Detroit Film Theater this weekend. We love seeing these guys accompany classic silent flicks. We saw the stunning "Man w/a Movie Camera" w/ Alloy Orchestra at the DFT last year...this year, we're thinking go catching the early Hitchcock silent, "Blackmail"

And, yeah, I've posted stories about both of these events over at my blog in the past 2 weeks if anyone is looking for more info.

September 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDominique

Tara Grant Memorial Walk @ Stony Creek Metropark

http://www.active.com/running/shelby-twp-mi/tara-grant-memorial-10k-run-and-5k-run5k-walk-2010

September 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSD

your party sounds like a blast! we will definitely try to make that one! :)

September 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSchmee

Whoo hoo! I'm with you girlie, I love autumn, I love the Whalers, and I will wish you happy birthday at the Old Miami!

September 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather Doherty

Todd, Catherine, Dominique, and SD,
Thanks for adding those great events!

Schmee,
Yes, the party will be a blast. Put it on your schedule now!

Heather,
Thanks! Hope you can make it.

September 24, 2010 | Registered CommenterBecks Davis

Fall Flavor Weekends are continuing at Greenfield Village this weekend and next weekend - there are cooking demos happening in the historic homes, Fall Farmer's Market is on both Saturdays and Chef Nick is doing cooking demos with Michigan apples on both Sundays (12p & 2p)! Info here: http://www.thehenryford.org/events/fallFlavor.aspx

September 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate Storey

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