Shout out to Patrick Coleman, owner of Beans and Cornbread. For the last eight months of her life, Aretha Franklin received dinner from the popular Southfield soul food bistro. Patrick would plan the meals daily and made sure they were prepared to the Queen’s specifications. And although most of the meals were made in the Beans and Cornbread kitchen, oftentimes Patrick would send pizza or Chinese food from another one of her favorite restaurants. “Every now and then, she’d ask for something in particular that wasn’t on our menu, like oxtails” he adds. “We happily presented her with the best oxtail recipe we could find.” For more than a decade, Beans and Cornbread has provided food for Franklin privately or for her many events and parties. “For her big events, she’d purposely order more food than she needed so she could deliver leftovers to the homeless,” Patrick adds. “She did things like that all the time that people weren’t aware of.” Patrick has posted a banner with Aretha’s photo outside of the restaurant that guests are invited to sign.
Grosse Pointe Theatre will present “A Golden Age Holiday," a gala benefit performance and silent auction, on Sunday, Dec. 16. This one night only magical holiday experience, supporting Grosse Pointe
Grosse Pointe Theatre will present “A Golden Age Holiday,” a gala benefit performance and silent auction, on Sunday, Dec. 16. This one night only magical holiday experience, supporting Grosse Pointe Theatre’s performing arts program, will include a strolling cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception; an exciting silent auction and raffle with high-end experiences and a variety of special themed-packages; and a musical performance by some of Grosse Pointe Theatre’s most gifted stars. The nine-member ensemble will entertain guests with a medley of songs from the Golden Age including songs by Irving Berlin, Ira Gershwin and Cole Porter, along with several holiday favorites. Seating is limited. Parking is free. Reserve your tickets today; visit www.gpt.org or call 313-881-4004. To lean more about this benefit, sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, call 313-881-4004 or visit www.gpt.org.
15020 Hampton Rd.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI
(Sunday) 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Curv Bella Boutique is gearing
Curv Bella Boutique is gearing up for their 6th Anniversary/Holiday Gala featuring some of Detroit and Surrounding areas hottest Curvy Models. Curv Bella has been serving and giving women the confidence to embrace their Curves, Beauty, Uplifting and Inspiring women of all sizes that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. As we embark on our 5th year it would be fitting to celebrate ��� We are welcoming you to be apart of our celebration with our Annual Anniversary/Holiday Gala and Fashion Show December 17, 2017.
Like last year, we will be having a Show Stopping Fashion Show, intimate networking experience, and Party. Doors will open at 5pm, the Fashion Show will start at 6pm. If you have witnessed a Curv Bella Fashion Show, you know you are in for a treat. If you didn’t, you definitely don’t want to miss this one. We look forward to seeing you there!
DATE AND TIME
Sun, December 16, 2018
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM EST
St. John Banquet and Conference Center
22001 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield, MI 48075
(Sunday) 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join us for a DIY Burlesque Pastie Workshop! We provide all the supplies and embellishments including a pair of 3D Printed Pasties in 4 sizes or buckram if you prefer. We
Join us for a DIY Burlesque Pastie Workshop!
We provide all the supplies and embellishments including a pair of 3D Printed Pasties in 4 sizes or buckram if you prefer. We will have paint, fabric, glitter, rhinestones, tassels and more on hand so you can create pasties that are truly one of a kind!
Just bring yourself, we provide the rest! This workshop is limited to just 15 so reserve your spot early!
DATE AND TIME
Sun, January 6, 2019
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST
Detroit School of Burlesque
483 W Marshall
Ferndale, MI 48220
(Sunday) 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm