Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Here are two dozen dinners, parties and other events happening on the last night of the year.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
From dancing and dinners to champagne toasts and late-night coney bars, there's lots happening on the last night of 2012 in southeast Michigan. Here's a roundup of events — make sure to add your events in the comments below! Northville Nite New Year's Eve from 4-7 p.m.; $2-$10. Travel “Through the Decades” this New Years Eve 2012; as you enter the gates you will travel back in time to the Roarin’ 20’s and travel through the decades all the way to the future. Activities include crafts, huge inflatable games, slot car racing, carnival games, entertainment and much more. Northville Rotary Club will be selling hot dogs, pizza, and beverages. New Year's countdown at 7 p.m. Call 248-349-0203. A bash with kids in mind at The Memory Room in …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Sort through the myths and remedies for a night of partying.
Are you actually thinking ahead about how much you want to have fun tonight but don't want to get a hangover? Or maybe you partied a little too much last night and now you have a whopper of a hangover. What to do? Let's start with how to ward off a hangover in the first place. The best advice, of course, is don't drink any alcohol or stay out late. That's the first thing. But if you do intend to drink and ring in the New Year, Henry Ford also offers tips on preventing a hangover: Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital Emergency Center Dr. Edward Walton is a big fan of drinking a lot of water and eating hardy foods to keep a nasty hangover away. "You should make sure that you don’t drink on an empty stomach and if you are drinking, try to have a glass…
Friday, December 30, 2011
We've got your movie times at the Palladium 12 and Birmingham 8 for Friday through Sunday.
Looking to take in a movie this weekend? There will be fewer showtimes on Saturday in honor of New Year's Eve at both the Palladium 12 and Birmingham 8, but if you want to get in the spirit of the season, there's no better time to catch New Year's Eve. Friday Film Rating Showtimes (p.m. unless otherwise noted) Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked G 11 a.m.; 12:30; 2; 3:05; 4:20; 5:15; 6:45; 10:30 Hugo PG 2:15 J. Edgar R 1:30 Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol PG-13 11:30 a.m.; 1:15; 3; 4:15; 5:15; 6:15; 7:30; 8:30; 9:30; 10:45; 11:40 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows PG-13 11:45 a.m.; 2:45; 4:30; 5:45; 7:20; 8:45; 10:15; 11:45 The Adventures of Tintin PG 11:15 a.m. The Adventures of Tintin 3D PG 12:45; 3:30; 6:15; 9; 11:35 The Darkest …
Whether you're staying at home, partying in in town or somewhere else, we want to know what Birmingham will be up to on the last night of 2011.
There's a lot going on in Birmingham, and throughout Metro Detroit, this New Year's Eve. xxx>what's going on<xxx Or, perhaps it's more your speed to stay home. Will you be watching Dick Clark's Rocking New Year's Eve in your pajamas, or will you be hosting your own party complete with streamers, party hats and more. So you tell us: what will you be up this New Year's Eve?
Area chefs share their secrets for great bowl game snacks, from crowd-pleasing dips to a variety of flavored meatballs.
You’d expect that a professional chef would know how to throw a no-holds-barred, great party at home, right? That’s precisely why, with a variety of bowl games already sprinting full speed into our lives and more to come (MSU plays Jan. 2 and U-M plays Jan. 3; 35 bowl games total through Jan. 9, and don’t forget Feb. 4 is Super Bowl day), we checked in with our favorite “kitchen quarterbacks.” Cutting right to the party chase, here's the lowdown on everything from crowd-pleasing dips to big-guy sandwiches. “When I have parties at my home, I like to use big, round sourdough or Tuscan loaves, like 10 inches in diameter to make great sandwiches,” said Chef Pete Loren of Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace in Troy. “These are different; …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
If you need a ride this holiday, make sure you have these ride services on speed dial.
Heading out to the Townsend Hotel this New Year's Eve? Or, perhaps you're hitting up one of the bars around town? Or maybe you'll be celebrating the arrival of 2012 at a friend's house. Whatever you do this New Year's Eve, if you're out and drinking it's important to keep safety top of mind. According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, two to three times more people die alcohol-related crashes during Christmas and New Year's than during comparable periods the rest of the year. And 40 percent of traffic fatalities during both holidays involve a driver who has been drinking. Those who ring in the new year in Birmingham are usually on the safe side, Birmingham Police Cmdr. Terry Kiernan said. "There hasn't been an …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Patch is here to help you enjoy the holiday with the scoop on celebrations at Dick O'Dow's, The Reserve, South Bar, The Hamilton Room and Barrio Tacos & Tequila.
Normally, we do a countdown of all kinds of activities to help you plan for your adventures during the upcoming weekend, but with holiday coming up, we thought we'd focus on everything New Year's this week. So far this week we've discussed: Today, we are going to look at five New Year's Eve parties happening around town.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Area beverage experts stir up some festive drinks to cap your year or begin a new one.
Want to make spirits bright this New Year’s Eve? Skip the usual chardonnay or basic martini, say area gourmands. Whether you’re looking to add a dash of holiday to your typical alcoholic offerings or seeking new ways to add oomph to hot drinks from cocoa to coffee, our savvy sippers provide the following inspirational recipes. Oh, and some are even healthy (now there’s a sure way to start your “be healthy” New Year’s resolution, before Jan. 1!) (From Chef Pete Loren, director of culinary development, Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace, Troy) “This is a great way to get rid of that leftover cranberry sauce, which replaces cranberry juice in this recipe and makes it very smooth,” said Loren. (From Morton’s The Steakhouse, Troy) Yield…
Monday, December 26, 2011
There’s more to do than watch the ball drop in Times Square on television, blow party horns and spray silly string all over the house.
Here’s a roundup of favorite games, diversions, and more for friends and/or family who may be gathering at your home on Dec. 31. If you hurry, today's a great day for deals; you might be able to pick up your favorite board game on discount. Start looking now for images of famous people (sports figures, government officials, singers, movie stars, etc.) in the newspaper, magazines or online. Look for those who’ve shown up in the news in the past year. Cut out their photos (20 total, headshot only) and tape to a piece of paper. If youngsters and teens are playing, be sure some of the images are obvious or try to find pictures of people you know some of the younger players will recognize. Also, throw in a challenging photo. Depending on who’…