Looking for things to do in Detroit this weekend? Check out my top five Detroit events! This weekly blog series features five Detroit events happening in the Detroit and metro area on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.


This weekend’s event round-up includes Motor City Comic Con, Paws & Claws Cat Show, Keith Sweat in concert at Music Hall, the Ruth E. Carter Afrofuturism exhibition at The Wright, and a furniture sale at Mama Coo’s Boutique in Corktown.

Hope you have the best time! xoxo

Things to Do in Detroit weekend of November 10 - 12, 2023.
Motor City Comic Con
Photo courtesy Motor City Comic Con

1. Motor City Comic Con | $30 – $249+

Date: November 10 – 12, 2023

Time: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Nov. 10), 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Nov. 11), 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Nov.12)

Place: Suburban Collection Showplace | 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi

Event Link: https://motorcitycomiccon.com/show-info/

Event Summary: Motor Comic Con returns to Metro Detroit this weekend! The 3-day event will feature a variety of entertainment in pop culture, comic books, movies TV shows, and more.

Cosplay costumes are encouraged. There will also be celebrity guests such as some of my favs Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars), David Harbour (Stranger Things), Mae Whitman (Parenthood, Good Girls), Peter Weller (RoboCop, Sons of Anarchy), and TC Carson (Living Single, Star Wars)

Ticket prices vary, and children’s admission fees are fairly low. Check the website for details.


Paws & Claws CFA Cat Show in Detroit, Michigan
Photo courtesy Paws & Claws, CFA Cat Show

2. Paws & Claws, CFA Cat Show | $15 – $20

Date: November 11 – 12, 2023

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Nov. 11) and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Nov. 12)

Place: Huntington Place | 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit

Event Link: https://pawsandclawscatfanciers.com/

Event Summary: Paws & Claws, CFA Cat Show will be held at the Huntington Place (formerly the Cobo Center) on Saturday and Sunday.

There will be over 225 cats featurig over 35 cat breeds. Rescue cats will also be available for adoption if you’re looking for a furry companion to take into your furever home.

Other features include a Cat Cafe, free goodie bags, free cat coloring books for the first 500 kids, and a Meow Mall featuring over 20 vendors selling cat-related products (non-cat-related products also will be available).


3. Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design | $15 – $30

Date: November 10 – 12, 2023 (Note: This exhibit is ongoing until March 31, 2024.)

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Place: Charles H. Wright Museum | 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit

Event Link: https://www.thewright.org/exhibitions/ruth-e-carter-afrofuturism-costume-design

Event Summary: I’ve heard (and seen) so many good things about the new Ruth E. Carter exhibition at The Wright! The art exhibit features over 60 original designs from iconic films like Black Panther, Malcolm X, and Do The Right Thing.

Admission prices vary according to membership/non-membership status and age of children. See The Wright’s official website for more details.


Mama Coo's Boutique in Detroit, Michigan
Photo courtesy of Mama Coo’s Boutique

4. Furniture Sale at Mama Coo’s Boutique | Free to attend; furniture available for purchase.

Date: November 11 – 12, 2023

Time: 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Place: Mama Coo’s Boutique | 1701 Trumbull, Ste. C., Detroit (Corktown)

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/people/Mama-Coos-Boutique/100063656436347/

Event Summary: Detroit resale and vintage shop Mama Coo’s Boutique is hosting a furniture sale this weekend. This small biz shopping event is perfect if you are looking for rare finds or vintage pieces. I always love finding unique, vintage home decor items at Mama Coo’s.


Keith Sweat will perform in Detroit, Michigan.
Photo courtesy Music Hall’s Facebook Page.

5. Keith Sweat in Concert at Music Hall | $74.50 – $110

Date: November 11, 2023

Time: 8 p.m.

Place: Jazz Cafe at Music Hall | 350 Madison, Detroit

Event Link: https://www.musichall.org/events/Keith-Sweat


ABOUT TOP FIVE EVENT PICKS

“Top Five Event Picks” is a weekly blog series where Jennifer shares her top five events that she thinks you’d love to check out!

Jennifer’s favorite types of events to attend are community happenings and local festivals. She also loves to explore Detroit’s hidden gems because she believes community events and local treasures show the heart and soul of the city.

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Jennifer Hamra

Freelance creative Jennifer Hamra created her blog Good Life Detroit in 2015 after relocating from Tennessee to Southeast Michigan.

Inspired by her love for personal blogging and photography, Jennifer likes to share her favorite Detroit things, from cool places to visit (the hidden gems are her favorite!) to the amazing people she has connected with over the years.

When she's not busy juggling family life and her creative projects, you can find her at an art gallery, community event, farmers market, or spending quiet time at home with a good book and cup of tea.

Jennifer lives in the metro Detroit area with her husband Travis and their six children.

Connect with Jennifer on social media @goodlifedetroit on all social media platforms. Email at [email protected].