Northern Lights celebrates 10 years
Northern Lights Lounge is celebrating 10 years of business this weekend with DJs, bands, music, craft beers and cocktails.
The New Center-area hangout recently added Sunday and Saturday brunch service from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., and also renovated a 2,000-square-foot outdoor seating area.
The anniversary celebration begins Friday night with DJ sets from Kevin Reynolds, Sherif, Super Dre, John Johr, Eric Sutter, Jeremy Poling and more.
On Saturday, there will be live music from pop rock band Last Ghost and Afro-pop and ska group Osekre and the Lucky Bastards. DJs Top Kat and Frankie Bank$ will play music on the patio. On Sunday night it’s another DJ takeover with Ataxia, Keith Kemp, Mr. Joshooa, Gabi, Chuck Flask and Erno.
Each evening the patio will be open with food on the grill and fires to keep guests warm.
Find Northern Lights at 660 W. Baltimore, Detroit. Call (313) 873-1739.
Food and beverage events
Takashi Yagihashi Cooking Demo at Macy’s Somerset: Takashi will share his award-winning holiday recipes. Guests can sample, and those who purchase $35 or more in the home department wares will receive a copy of Takashi’s book and a $10 Macy’s gift card. 6 p.m. Thurs. 2750 W. Big Beaver, Troy. (248) 816-4000.
Detroit Fall Beer Festival at Eastern Market: More than 600 craft beers from 75 Michigan breweries will be on hand for sampling at this annual Michigan Brewers Guild event. Admission includes 15 drink tokens for 3-ounce samples; additional tokens available for purchase. 5-9 p.m. Fri. and 1-6 p.m. Sat. $40 in advance, $45 at the gate, $5 designated driver. Russell between Mack and I-75, Detroit. www.mibeer.com.
Black Wine Nights at Vinotecca: This blind wine tasting comes with eight wines and five courses of small plates. The wine glasses, food, decor and attire are all black. 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 29-30. $49. 417 S. Main, Royal Oak. (248) 544-6256.
Beer, Fire and Brimstone at Bird & the Bread’s ELM Room: Fall beer tasting event with local and imported products, plus Halloween games, beer trivia and more. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 30. $35, $30 with costume. 210 S. Old Woodward, Birmingham. (248) 203-6600.
Oakwood Healthcare Foundation’s Wine for the Spirit at Henry Ford Museum: Wine tasting with more than 80 products from around the world, plus food and access to the museum’s exhibits. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1. $175. 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn. (313) 586-4924.
Whiskey Business at Royal Oak Farmers Market: Sample Scotch, bourbon and rye whiskeys, along with whiskey-inspired appetizers. 8-11 p.m. Nov. 7. VIP entrance at 7 p.m. $50, $70, $15 designated driver. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. www.whiskeybusinessmi.com
Motor City Brew Tours Brewery Bus Tour to Kalamazoo: Travel to three new Kalamazoo-area breweries, Arcadia Ales West, Tibbs Brewing Company and Rupert’s Brew House. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. $75. Pick ups at 514 S. Lafayette in Royal Oak (9:30 a.m.) and at M-14/Miller Road Exit Park and Ride (10 a.m.). www.motorcitybrewtours.com.
Sip Savor Stomp at Royal Oak Farmers Market: Sample from more than 150 wines from around the world, plus cheese, chocolate, coffee and wine-inspired cuisine from local restaurants. Proceeds benefit Aids Walk Detroit. 7:30-11 p.m. Nov. 15. VIP entrance at 6:30 p.m. $45, $65 VIP and $15 designated driver. 316 E. 11 Mile, Royal Oak. www.sipsavorstomp.com.
Whiskey Experience at Barrister Garden Banquet Center: This whiskey-tasting event includes appetizers and an opportunity to meet with whiskey brand ambassadors. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 5. VIP entry at 5:30 p.m. $130, $160 VIP. 24225 Harper, St. Clair Shores. (586) 675-2115.