Nov 10, 2011

What's The Buzz? November 11th - 13th (Metro Detroit Weekend Activities)

The DIA has always been known for great art, but they've also got a reputation for presenting great live music. The DIA is open late every Friday night with live music, art-making workshops, drawing in the galleries, guided tours and much more. Activities take place from 6 to 10 p.m. and are FREE with museum admission. 

Jeffery Broussard & Tha Creole Cowboys: Friday, Nov. 11th, 2011 7 & 8:30 p.m.
At the Detroit Institute of the Arts5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202

Family Sundays at the DIA
After a hectic week of car pooling, homework and after-school activities, it's time for the whole family to relax and recharge at the DIA's Family Sundays. Take in family performances, storytelling, art-making workshops and much more. See below for upcoming Family Sunday events. The DIA. Let yourself go!
Family Performance: Native American Dance, Song and Stories
Sunday, November 13th, 2011

2:00 p.m.

At the Detroit Institute of the Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202

Visit the Robot Garage in Birmingham - does your child just love to build and things that move?  Drop by the Robot Garage and let your child's imagination soar.  Children of all ages are given the opportunity to build with thousands of Legos.  For younger children they offer Duplo blocks.  Recommended for children two and up.  Drop in play is available during all of their business hours. SPECIAL: visit this Friday from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. and your admission is FREE.

The Robot Garage
637 South Eton
Birmingham MI 48009

Friday's PJ Movie At Boogie Babies - This week's movie is "Cars 2". Kids are welcome to bring their sleeping bags & pillow pets. $5.00 admission starts at 5:30pm and get one free small popcorn per child.
Boogie Babies
1928 Star Batt Dr. Suite B, 
Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Neighborhood Toy Store Day - Toy stores across the country will be celebrating the joy of play during Neighborhood Toy Store Day on November 12, 2011. To launch the holiday shopping season with community-minded fun, ASTRA members throughout the nation will host special events at their stores.
The festivities will highlight local talent and bring neighbors together in the spirit of giving. Last year’s programs included crafts, entertainers, scavenger hunts, and charitable donations. Through Neighborhood Toy Store Day, customers see that specialty toy retailers are more than just stores, they are a central part of a vital community.
Local stores have knowledgeable staff, offer special services like gift-wrapping, help preserve a vital downtown, and reinvest their profits in your community. Please view our list of participating stores to find the one nearest you. Give them a call to find out what they have planned for the big day!

Parkway Christian School - Mom's to Mom's Sale

Saturday, November 12th
9am-1pm $1.00 admission fee
8:30-9am $2.00 early bird admission fee
Strollers allowed after 11am
Over 100 tables
Big Item Room

Parkway Christian School
14500 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights MI 48312
(School is located inside Bethesda Church)
Southeast corner of Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd) and Schnoenherr, both driveways are on Schoenherr

Kolobok at PuppetART - Detroit

type of event
Puppet Show
Kolobok Russian folktale about the adventures of a little Butterball named Kolobok. This story is well known in America as The Gingerbread Man. In this production, the adventures of Kolobok are seen through the eyes of two forest creatures, performed by live actors who bring to life floor puppets – animals in traditional Russian costumes. The bright, sunny, cheerful colors of the scenery and costumes help create the atmosphere of the magical forest. Kolobok incorporates original music and lyrics. Recommended for ages 4 and up.  Saturday at 2 p.m.  

PuppetART invites you to become a member to help share the magic of puppetry.
Saturday ticket prices are $5 for children and $10 for adults. Patrons may also participate in the puppet-making workshops that follow each performance. The cost for materials is $8.
For tickets, information or group sales, call the PuppetART box office at 313-961-7777. Box office hours are noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. Find PuppetART on the web at
PuppetART is located at 25 E. Grand River in Detroit.

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  1. Saturday at the Detroit Children's Museum is Dinopalooza! :-) Admission is $5/adult, $3/child 2-12 and free parking! They have one of the only dinosaur egg nest casts from the original find! Missing the DSC T-Rex from the Children's Gallery? You can find him at the Children's Museum. Enjoy this and more with hands-on activities. 6134 Second Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202