One month down, 11 to go!
Other than preparing for Super Bowl Sunday and Fat Tuesday, enjoy a few of this weekend’s fun events!
Fridays, 7:30pm – Bottom Line Coffee House (*Walking distance from campus!)
Spend your Friday night listening to local talent! Open Mic Night at Bottom Line ranges from poetry, rap, comedy and any other verbal talent that you can imagine. Can’t make it this week? No worries, it’s every Friday night!
Saturday, 10am – Belle Isle
Shiver on the River is Belle Isle’s biggest winter event! Enjoy the day at the aquarium, conservatory, nature zoo, museum – or all four and then some! Most activities are aimed towards younger children, but it’s a great to explore some of Belle Isle’s gems for free!
Saturday, 10am – Hamtramck
No, this event is not in Detroit… But Paczki day is here! So before you stuff your face in a regrettable amount of Paczkis on Tuesday, burn off some calories at the Paczki 5k Run in Hamtramck. Need motivation? There will be fresh Paczkis at the end of the route! (*Those unaware – Paczkis are a Polish delicacy, similar to a jelly stuffed donut)
Saturday, 11am – Detroit Historical Museum (*Walking Distance from Campus)
Kick off Black History Month at the Historical Museum, with this fun filled day celebrating African American history! The day will include live performances and interactive activities. Find the schedule here!
Here are some other recurring events you can check out this weekend! Don’t forget to check out our “Recurring Events” page as well.
- Pure Detroit Building Tours
- Detroit Experience Factory Walking and Bus Tours
- The new 365 Days of Detroit Weather exhibit at the DIA
- Oscar Nominated Short Films at the DIA Film Theatre
The holidays are over, winter semester is well underway, and first exams are soon approaching! Take a study break and enjoy some of the awesome things happening here in the D this weekend!
Want to stay warm this weekend? No Problem! The Oscars are held at the end of February every year, and the Detroit Film Theater (inside the DIA) offers an awesome chance to catch some of the nominated films! Every weekend in February, the DIA gives you the chance to see both the animated and live action Oscar nominated short films. Short films pack a whole story into a shortened amount of time, so they tend to be quite interesting and varied. This event is the most popular annual event held at the DFT and it’s walking distance from campus, so I DEFINITELY recommend checking it out! Tickets to the films are under $10, and if you remember your student ID, they do offer a student discount!
Even colder than you thought and can’t walk all the way to the DIA? How about something even closer! The World’s Got Talent, a concert to showcase the richness of diversity meanwhile fundraising for good causes, is being held ON CAMPUS this weekend. The show, presented by Wayne State University Student Organizations and The International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit Global Education Department, was planned to support local and international children and youth organizations with a focus on feeding children in war zones. Come check it out this Saturday at the Community Arts Auditorium!
For information on the event, click here.
By now, I’m sure you’ve all heard about the water crisis in Flint. Wayne State University is doing its part by hosting a water drive through Sunday the 31st! Bring all water donations to the Hilberry Theater from noon to 6 PM.
Keep checking Warrior Weekends in the D for weekly events happening in the city!
Welcome back, Warriors! Another semester over, another semester to look forward to. (Holla to all the seniors like me who are excited/nervous about their last semester!)
Friday – Sunday, $13
I’m sure you have already heard about the Auto Show, whether it was your friend posting a sweet picture of a cool car or if it was the news broadcasting President Obama’s visit! The auto show is a cool time for all. Even if you’re not a car craze, no worries – spend the day pursuing futuristic designs and sitting inside of cars that cost two times your college tuition. *This is the last weekend for the Auto Show, so don’t delay!
- If you’re not interested in the newest trends, or if you’ve already been to the Auto Show, consider popping over to the Ford Piquette Plant, where the auto industry originated, for a tour and to check out some original Model Ts!
We’ve got a special offer for you! Our friends at the Detroit Opera House have been gracious enough to provide a great discount for Wayne State students.. For this Saturday only, you can purchase $25 tickets to see the Eisenhower Dance company present Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring!” Many of the performers will be Wayne State students. This is a cool way to support local and support Wayne! Tickets can be purchased on the michiganopera.org website by using the promo code ED25.
Hi guys! This week I am gonna showcase one of the most accessible, fun activities around town – visiting Campus Martius! This weekend is the last weekend of the Showcase D’ Holidays series, but there are still festive activities at the park all season!
This winter series is wrapping up this weekend at Campus Martius with some of the most festive activities in the city! Enjoy the usual ice skating on the beautifully lit rink along with live performances from local musicians, such as jazz singer Thornetta Davis! There will also be special vendors serving up a range of beverages and pop-ups dishing up tastings from local restaurants such as Gold Cash Gold and Jolly Pumpkin! $10 will gain you entry and a few samplings, but more tasting tickets can be purchased additionally. (Oh, and there will be Santa sightings – so bring your list(s)!)
Along with the Showcase D’ Holidays this weekend, Campus Martius will also host many of their winter recurring activities, such as:
Ice skating – $3 admission, $8 skate rental
Street performers (look out for the fire blowing!)
Tasty treats – Enjoy a hot cocoa and popcorn while watching the skaters!
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides – $10
So if you don’t make it out this weekend, no problem! Campus Martius will be running these season activities all winter! We’ll be sure to keep you updated on other special festivals too, such as the Winter Blast!
Finals are soon approaching, and you know what that means… the holidays! This weekend, there is an abundance of holiday markets occurring. It’ll get your mind off studying and onto the joys of the season. And whether you plan on buying gifts for your family, your friends, or yourself, you’re going to find much more than you thought you needed. So take a study break — you deserve it! — and explore the city of Detroit.
December 13th, 10a-4p, Eastern Market; Nothing tells your family “you guys rock, and I’m having an awesome time at Wayne State” more than locally-made Detroit-themed gifts! Many of your favorite local artists will be selling their work at Eastern Market this weekend in the last of a series of three Holiday Markets. While you’re in the area, the Detroit Mercantile Co has its own set of vendors, complete with food and drinks!
December 12th, 3p-9p, Southwest Detroit; What? Two holiday markets in one weekend?! And on two separate days??? Each market will have its own unique vendors, and will have its own unique charm. If you’ve never been to a Build Institute event, this will be one not to miss — and with the holiday season soon approaching, it’s perfect holiday shopping time! Happening around the same time, Ponyride has its own holiday market as well.
December 11th, 5-8p, Belle Isle; Belle Isle, Michigan’s newest and largest state park, is a beautiful island halfway between Detroit and Canada in the Detroit River. It boasts the Conservatory, the Great Lakes Museum, and the Aquarium; three institutions that scream the beauty and the history of Detroit. Two of the above usually have a cost associated with them, but this Friday evening, they are free! Not only that, but there will be hot cider and Dutch Girl Donuts — the last glimpse of fall we’ll get until the signs of winter begin to emerge.
Small Business Saturday
Nov 28th, everywhere; In the midst of the Black Friday craziness, there can be the tendency to spend a lot of money and time at corporations and large chain stores. Annually, the day after Black Friday is known as Small Business Saturday. In Detroit, this is a big day! You can pick up a Small Business Passport at many small businesses around Detroit, and get lots of deals and discounts at stores around the city!
Nov 28th, 2-4p, Downtown Detroit; We’ve been advertising these tours for a while now, but have you had the chance to participate? While we enjoy this heat spell (of forty degrees) it would be worth it! Beat the snow and explore your city!
Nov 27th, 7pm, Midtown; Have you been to 30 Americans yet? To add to that experience, the Detroit Museum of African-American History is putting on a show this weekend! There will be slam poetry, hip hop music, an open mic, and more. There’s a small charge for entrance, and you can get more information online.
Hi there! Get the holiday seasons rolling with some fun events this weekend…
Friday, November 20 5-11pm, Campus Martius
The annual tree lighting is here! Enjoy a brisk evening downtown with hundreds of others! This is a perfect way to kick off the holiday season. There will be live music, ice skating performances, food/beverage vendors, and many more activities for all ages! I recommend you make it down around 7 at the latest, as the lighting will be a little before 8pm.
Saturday/Sunday November 21/22, Jam Handy
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping by supporting many of Detroit’s talented artists. There will be various crafts and creations for sale as well as food trucks and live music!
Saturday, November 2oth 1-4pm, Wayne State University
Ever wish Detroit was like other major cities who had awesome public transit? Wish your commute to campus didn’t involve you sitting in traffic for 15+ minutes? Join the Wayne State Students for Transit Coalition at the Students in Motion Regional Transit Conference! Express your concerns and recommendations on how Metro-Detroit’s public transit can be improved as well as learn how you can help “enhance campus and community life through public transit.” Many local transit specialists and local government leaders will also be speaking on what/how their improving public transportation for us students!
Hey everyone! Can you believe that there’s a little more than a month until final exams? I know, I know… the semester has gone by so quickly! But that doesn’t mean that there’s a shortage of things happening in Detroit. And for a while longer, there’ll be temporary seating situated in the Fountain Court area, so shoutout to our WSU Placemakers for that! Without further ado, here are this weekend’s events.
November 14th, 1:30-3:00pm, Eastern Market; In addition to weekly Saturday Markets at Eastern Market, an organization called Feet on the Street Tours is offering a tour of the new murals at the Market. If you weren’t there for the event last month, this tour will be great to show you all the murals that were painted, and the stories behind each of them. The tour costs $10, and registration is required.
November 14th, 10-7pm, Eastern Market; The Wasserman Projects offer a flexible space for artists and designers to showcase their work to Detroit residents and visitors. Currently, there is a three-part art exhibit at the Wasserman Projects by three different artists. The three works of art will continue to be in Detroit for another month, and it’ll be worth seeing before it’s gone!
November 15th, 6pm; Few things compare to hot soup when it’s chilly outside. And I know that the idea of business entrepreneurship is attractive at all times, all seasons. What if you could mix the two? Well, you can! Detroit SOUP is an organization that throws monthly soup dinners. For $5, you get soup, salad, and a vote: you vote which small business will get the micro grant created by all the admission fees pooled together. Cool, right?
November 14th, 10pm, Temple Bar; Like house music? Like coffee? Like Detroit things? House Coffee is for you! It’s a bi-weekly house music gathering that’s usually held in the Urban Bean coffee shop. This weekend, however, it’ll be at Temple Bar — much closer to campus for those of us who are bikers or pedestrians!
Happy November/Movember/NoshaveNovember! I won’t bore you with talking about the AMAZING weather, like you do with neighbors in the elevator or the teller at the bank,* but I will encourage you to enjoy this relaxing November weekend with some of following activities!
Friday, Nov 6 5-9pm – Detroit Artists Market, 4719 Woodward
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping and stop by the Detroit Artists Market for some neat gifts created by local artists! Ditch the black Friday generics and peruse heartfelt, one of a kind pieces!
Saturday, Nov 7 – 10am, Belle Isle
Enjoy Saturday morning exploring Belle Isle! Once the weather gets chilly, visitors are welcome to help transfer the huge (and I mean huge!) Koi fish in the aquarium pond to their indoors tank. Afterwards feel free to check out the aquarium and the conservancy next door!
Sunday, Nov 8 – 8pm, Park Bar $5
Every Sunday evening the Park Bar (connected to Bucharest) hosts a comedy show full of local stand ups! This is a great way to end your weekend/start your week on a lighter note.
This weekend is a chill one, so don’t forget to check out our “Reoccurring Events” page to find other great activities in the area!
It’s that time of year! Temperatures are dropping, everything is pumpkin spice flavored, and we can once again experience the immense satisfaction of stepping on extra crunchy leaves. There’s a lot to do with Halloween, fall, or just awesome Detroit things. Get that costume at the ready and start planning out your weekend!
November 1st, noon-6pm, Eastern Market; This is something we’ve been waiting for for a while! Imagine all of your favorite small businesses and artists, the ones whose products you see at shops around Midtown, being in one place at one time — so you can meet all the artists and match a brand with the person behind it. Your favorite candlemaker, woodworker, t-shirt printer, and jewelry maker will all be within close proximity of each other. Sound great? Then we’ll see you this Sunday! There’s a $5 entrance fee, but it’s definitely worth it.
October 29-31, all around Detroit; Historically, Halloween comes as a destructive time for the city of Detroit — you may have heard of Devil’s Night, a night in which arson and vandalism run amok, usually the night before Halloween. The city of Detroit sets up a volunteer group to patrol the streets of Detroit. If you like volunteering and want to protect Detroit’s public spaces, public art, and abandoned properties, this would be something great to participate in!
October 31st, 12pm, Tom Adams Field; Football season isn’t over! This Saturday, we’re playing Findlay, and we play to WIN! There will be a Bobbing for Apples contest — prizes include some really sweet Apple products (the technology brand, not the fruit). If you come in costume, you’ll get tons of free candy. But no matter what you’re wearing, you’ll have a great time!