Weekend Planner: Bike Festival, Family Fun Day
A trunk show at Schubot Jewelers and a jazz concert in Bloomfield Township are scheduled.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend.
Birmingham Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time.
- Birmingham Bike Festival
Where: Downtown Birmingham
When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Why Go: After choking on car exhaust fumes the past month, Birmingham is celebrating non-motorized transportation with its first annual bike festival. The event includes a half-mile cycling race for amateurs and professionals through downtown, bike inspections, a "kids corral" and various activities and local vendors.
- Family Fun Day
Where: Barnum Park
When: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
Why Go: The Central Birmingham Residents Association will hold a family fun day Saturday to raise funds for the iMatter program at Pierce Elementary. The day will include games and prizes, crafts, a police and fire truck and food.
- Red Cross Blood Drive
Where: Baldwin Public Library
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday
Why Go: The Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the library Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 313-549-7041 though walk-ins are welcome. Also, 16-year-olds are allowed to donate this year if they meet the health and weight requirements, plus have a Red Cross Consent form completed by a legal guardian.
- Italian Collection Trunk Show
Where: Schubot Jewelers
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Why Go: The Birmingham jeweler will host a special Italian Collection trunk show Friday and Saturday. Schubot advises for best service and selection to call ahead at 1-800-724-8268.
- Matthew Ball and Rob Bourassa Performance
Where: Evola Music at 2184 S.Telegraph Road in Bloomfield Township
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Why Go: Pianist Matthew Ball, also known as the "Boogie Woogie Kid," and jazz guitarist Rob Bourassa will perform Friday night. Tickets are $10 for adults (children are free) and reservations are required by calling 1-248-334-0566.