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313 IN THE D @ 3Fifty Terrace
Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Beginning in 2014 as a celebration of Detroit’s 313th birthday to benefit youth
programs at The Matrix Center, “313 in the D” has become the premier summer
rooftop celebration for this community.
The Friends of the Matrix Center Committee proudly presents the fourth annual “313 in the D” event 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at 3Fifty Terrace (on the Music Hall rooftop).

Guests of “313 in the D: Detroit’s Birthday Bash” will enjoy heavy appetizers,
a welcome drink, cash bar, entertainment by DJ Chris Guyer, dancing, and a silent auction, all while overlooking the panoramic views of Detroit’s signature skyline. The emcee for the night is Joey Radio from Mojo in the Morning on Channel 955.
Tickets to “313 in the D” are $50 each and can be purchased online at Sponsorship opportunities are
still available. To sponsor the event, contact Kerrie Mitchell at 313-831-1000 or kmitchell@
Established in 2006, the Matrix Center resides in the heart of the Osborn Community, where nearly half of all youth live in poverty. Matrix Center has a track record of success in Head Start, after school and summer programs, adult recreation, emergency needs, college readiness classes, and much more. All
of the programs value educating children, supporting families, and rebuilding neighborhoods. The center, in collaboration with more than 150 mission partners, serves more than 4,600 children and adults each month with an array of needs assessments, supportive services, and referrals designed to break the cycle of poverty.
To discover more about Matrix Human Services and how you can get involved, visit or contact us at 313-831-1000.

INSPIRED BY THEE JAZZ BRUNCH @ Museum of African American History
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of delicious food (provided by Touch of Class Catering), wonderful entertainment, inspiring culture and great company! Inspired by Thee, a 501(c)(3) organization that raises money to provide scholarships for high school and college students, particularly those who have lost a sibling or a young parent, is hosting a jazz brunch fundraiser. The amazingly talented Brandon Williams will perform. Afterwards, guests will have an opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of the “And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture” exhibit. Secure parking is available behind the museum at the Cultural Center Parking Lot (at a cost of $7.00). Enter from John R Street, a one-way street heading south. Register by August 1 at

15th Annual Cruisin’ to Drive Out Hunger @ Westborn Market
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The 15th Annual Cruisin’ to Drive Out Hunger (formerly The Champagne Cruise) is the official Woodward Dream Cruise preview party on Friday, August 19 at Westborn Market!

The Woodward Dream Cruise spans 16 miles from Ferndale to Pontiac and features 40,000 classic rides and more than 1.4 million spectators — with our charity preview right in the heart of the action! The event features delicious food from local restaurants, live entertainment, dancing and of course classic car action — it’s an event you don’t want to miss!

Highlights of the event include:

  • Metro Detroit’s best taste fest: Chive Kitchen, Coop, Huron Room, Treat Dreams, Vinsetta Garage, Westborn Market, and more to come!
  • Sneak preview of the Woodward Dream Cruise®
  • Specialty cocktails from Gypsy Vodka
  • Craft brews
  • Live music by Larry Lee & The Back In The Day Band
  • Photo booth fun
  • Valet parking
  • Silent auction featuring the best of metro Detroit
  • Dress code is summer chic


Friday, August 18, 2017
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.


Westborn Market
27659 Woodward Ave.
Berkley, MI


Get Tickets Now

Tickets are $150 each. $100 of each ticket is tax deductible .
Tickets will also be available at the door.
Please note: all guests must be 21 or older to attend

Connect your company with this premier metro Detroit event! It is a great way to entertain clients or recognize employees. Sponsorship levels begin at $500, offer a range of benefits for your company, and are a powerful opportunity for public recognition of your commitment to relieving hunger in Metro Detroit! Corporate Sponsorship packages are tax deductible.

Download our sponsorship booklet and sponsorship form here. For additional questions or to become a sponsor please contact Rebecca Gade Sawicki at 248-864-7527 or

Cruisin’ 2017 Committee
Honorary Chair
Mark Anusbigian
Kevin Kernen and Jonas Rodger
Committee Members
Jeff Abrash
Eric Baston
Bryan Bandyk
Ryan Bayer
Phillip C. Korovesis
Jarrett Pesola
Heather & Mike Putz
Abbie Sack
Deb Scola
Christi Smith


Presented By


Vintage Sponsors

Jennifer & Jeff Farber


Hot Rod Sponsors

Lear Corp.
North American Bancard
Jill L. Remick


Roadster Sponsors
ADESA Auctions
DTE Energy
Espar of Michigan
Michigan Educational Credit Union
RCO Engineering
R.O. Whitesell & Associates
SilverEdge Systems Software, Inc.
Soave Enterprises L.L.C.
Strategic Staffing Solutions
UAW-GM Center for Human Resources
Wolverine Packing Co.


Custom Sponsors
Ben B. Schwartz & Sons, Inc.
Joanne & John Carter
Emagine Entertainment
English Gardens
Hi-Watt Inc.
Tamika & Kirk Mayes
Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office
Prairie Farms Dairy
Rocky Produce Inc.
Arlene & Mark Rubinstein



Media Sponsor


Radio Sponsor


Official Charity Partner

Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 20 @ 1:00 am

Join us on the Belle Isle Boat House lawn in a pavilion transformed into a space designed for an evening infused with Latin cuisine, scotch, cigars, and Cuban-inspired music. The evening will feature a tasting and education portion as well as interesting raffle prizes. Think warm thoughts for this premiere event…Wear prints, florals or a fancy fedora and prepare to spice things up as we transport you to Havana Nights! Revel in the tastes, sights, and sounds of Cuba.