Fall Events

September

Through December // The Saline Antiques Market offers a bazaar for vintage and antique enthusiasts. 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sept. 14-15; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 17, Dec. 8. $6. Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor. 937-875-0808.

9/13-15 // The DIY Street Fair presents live music, craft beer samplings, restaurant fare, and original work by local artists. Hands-on activities for children. Friday 6 p.m.-midnight, Saturday 11 a.m.-midnight, Sunday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Marketplace until 9 p.m. Sunday. Free. Nine Mile Road at Woodward, Ferndale. diystreetfair.com.

9/19 // The Birmingham House Tour opens the doors to several homes. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $40 in advance, $45 day of tour, $15 for lunch. The Community House, 380 S. Bates, Birmingham. 248-644-5832, communityhouse.com.

9/21-22 // The Michigan Antique and Collectible Festival couples 80 acres of antiques with local entertainment. Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $6. Children 11 and under free. Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman, Midland. 989-687-9001, miantiquefestival.com.

9/26-28 // DIFFA’s (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) fundraiser promises artistic and culinary marvels for its major AIDS fundraiser. Opens with Cocktails by Design Sept. 26, from 6-11 p.m., featuring entertainment and dishes from local chefs. $100. The ArtWorks Detroit Auction presents a silent auction of 150 pieces of artwork as well as a live auction. Sept. 27, 6 p.m.-midnight. $75. Live entertainment and silent auctions continue at the Dining by Design Gala Dinner Sept. 28, 6 p.m.-midnight. Tables feature unique dining installations produced by teams of local designers, artists, and architects. $250. 160 W. Fort St., Detroit. 248-545-1435, michiganaidscoalition.org.

9/27-29 // The American Sewing Expo will have classes, shopping, and more. Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Under 16 free. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi. 248-889-3111, americansewingexpo.com.

 

October

10/3-6 // The Novi Home Remodeling Show features exhibits ranging from flooring to furniture. Thursday and Friday 2-9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $9, $8 for seniors. Children 12 and under free. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi. 248-737-4477, novihomeshow.com.

10/10-12 // OUR TOWN Art Show & Sale showcases 300 pieces of artwork by Michigan artists and awards $10,000 to the most exceptional artists. Opening Night Art in Vogue Party to kick off the event Oct. 10, 6-9 p.m. $75 for Friend tickets, Benefactor tickets start at $200. Oct. 11-12, general show 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Free. The Community House, 380 S. Bates, Birmingham. 248-644-5832, communityhouse.com.

10/19-20 // The Ann Arbor Antiques Market, in its 44th year, features vintage wares and repurposed objects. Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $6. Under 12 free. Parking $5. Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor. 734-662-0496, ext. 207, annarborantiquesmarket.com.

10/26-27 // Fall Fiber Expo 2013 offers vendors, courses on topics like rug-weaving, and the opportunity to purchase or pet llamas and other animals. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $4: one-day admission. $6: two- day admission. Under 12 free. Classes start at $35. Wash-tenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor. fiberexpo.com.

 

November

11/14-16 // The Winter Holiday Gift Show kicks off the holiday shopping season with a preview party Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6-9 p.m. Peruse potential presents and receive a complimentary first drink, valet, and admission for the weekend’s show. $45. The gift show’s selection includes boutique clothing, specialty foods, ornaments, and other goodies. Friday 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $7. The Community House, 380 S. Bates, Birmingham. 248-644-5832, communityhouse.com.

11/21-24 // Holiday Tables features decorated tables, seminars, and more. The Patron Tea ($75) on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. opens the annual fundraiser’s 38th year of giving to the Cranbrook House and Gardens’ restoration fund. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m. General admission $15 prior to Nov 8. $20 at the door. Cranbrook House, 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills. 248-645-3149, housegardens.crankbook.edu.

11/22-24 // The Great Lakes Art Fair’s biannual art event rolls out work from talented local artists and students, and musical and dance performances. Friday 1-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $7. Children 12 and under free. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi. 248-348-5600, greatlakesartfair.com.

 

December

11/29-12/23 // The Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk puts the holidays in the spotlight with special tours through its magnificent 110-room Tudor revival-style mansion and its surrounding acres. Daily hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $2-20. Children 2 and under free. 480 South Adams Road, Rochester. 248-364-6200, meadowbrookhall.org

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