Past Meetup

Detroit Birthday Party: Dinner, Drinks, History, Art

Hosted by Detroit Drunken Historical Society

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Price: $25.00 /per person
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Join the Detroit Drunken Historical Society Celebration of Detroit’s Birthday. All ages are welcome.

$25 in advance for a guaranteed entry, food and drinks. $25 at the door for first come, first served.

This is a DDHS event you won’t want to miss – celebrate Detroit’s 314th Birthday in style!

Your $25 ticket includes a strolling dinner, beer, a live DJ, two history presentations and a popup art gallery of new paintings created by local artists.

• FREE Beer from Brew Detroit
• Music by DJ ERNO, a local favorite
• Strolling Dinner by Upriver Local
• Silent Art Auction of work by local artists curated by Corktown Studios
• History presentation by Amy Elliott Bragg, author of Hidden History of Detroit
• Venue is the Historic Jam Handy Building

The Detroit Birthday Party this year will highlight French Detroit history, art and folklore. For our event, local artists are creating more than 40 original artworks based on the 1883 book "The Legends of Le Détroit," a compilation of myth and folklore from Detroit's French era.‎ The popup art gallery and auction is curated by Corktown Studios.

Upriver Local will provide the cuisine, Brew Detroit is providing the beer. DJ ERNO will play music, Amy Elliott Bragg will present early Detroit history and Simeon Heyer will share the history of the Jam Handy building. This will be an epic evening of Detroit history, culture, food and drink: stroll through the art gallery, talk early Detroit culture, meet other Detroit enthusiasts and if your bids win: head home with unique Detroit art.

Popup Art Gallery & Auction by Corktown Studios
Original art inspired by early Detroit legends is being created especially for the DDHS Detroit Birthday Bash and will be de displayed in a popup gallery and auctioned at the event.

Early Detroit History by Amy Elliott Bragg
Amy Elliott Bragg is the founder of the Detroit Drunken Historical Society, author of The Hidden History of Detroit and the President of Preservation Detroit. She will share the history of early, French Detroit.

History of the Jam Handy by Simeon Heyer
Simeon Heyer is the owner of the Jam Handy and host of our DDHS Birthday Bash. Simeon is passionate about the history, anecdotes and architecture of the Jam Handy Building and will share the history of the building with us.

Beer from Brew Detroit
We will have two kegs of beer from the brewers at Brew Detroit in Corktown. Donations by the cup are encouraged. Wine and pop will also be available.

Food from Upriver Local
The head chef of Upriver Local is Topher Anderson, who is also a chef at SeVa Detroit. Topher will prepare a menu that represents the past and present of Detroit food. Vegan options will be available.

Music by DJ ERNO
ERNO embodies the varied styles of Detroit's music. ERNO has been DJing for over 10 years. His sets are like disco and classic house having a love affair with techno, showcasing his love of dance music as he spans nearly 4 decades of music.

All proceeds will benefit the participating artists and Corktown Studios.