Enjoy Detroit folklore and more this weekend

Kick off November with fun events about Detroit’s secret past.

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Here are the fun events you can check out this weekend.

Balloon School

Detroit’s biggest parade, American’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van, is around the corner and this weekend is its Balloon School. It’s a required event for anyone who wants to participate in the parade and hold a parade balloon. At this school you will learn the “ropes” and practice flying your assigned balloon, plus learn how to inflate and deflate your balloon. It’s happening this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Parade Company on Mount Elliott Street. For more information, and to learn how to volunteer for the parade, check out the parade’s website.

America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van will air on Thanksgiving Day, on Local 4.

Native American Heritage Day at Northville Art House

November is Native American heritage month and you can learn all about it this weekend. Celebrate the tradition, culture and heritage of the first Americans this Saturday at Northville Art House. There will be a series of art, literature, music and films that highlight the Native American way of life. Light refreshments will be served. This event is open to everyone. It is five dollars for a family of six, or six dollars at the door. It starts at 2 p.m.

Bourbon and Bowties

Detroit used to be the largest cigar producer second only to Tampa, Florida in the United States. This history has been mostly forgotten, but you can learn all about it, plus other Detroit folklore at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. The event is called Bourbon and Bowties. There will be a professional cigar roller, southern inspired cuisine, live jazz and samples of bourbon. It is a fundraiser for the museum. It happens Friday at 7 p.m. Cocktail attire is required for this event and tickets start at $75.


The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum TechTwilight is coming back. It’s the tenth anniversary of this interactive program which partners with different local artists to celebrate science, technology, art, and imagination. It premieres Thursday. This event is for the kids and the kids at heart. An adult-only event is Friday at 6 p.m. The family events take place Saturday and Sunday.

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