Rosie O'Grady's Homemade Bikini Contest
It’s tough to think about showing skin when temps are near freezing, but for those feeling brave, Rosie O’Grady’s challenges you to show that bod in its Homemade Bikini Contest.
The competition, which serves as the Chesterfield bar’s Christmas party, will include a $100 prize and a year of free tanning from Electric Tan for the first-place winner and $50 and a six-month tanning package for the second-place winner. Past contestants created bathing suits from foil paper, feathers and a plastic banana split.
Registration is $10, and the fee will be donated to Homes for Angels Animal Rescue, a nonprofit organization in Macomb made up of volunteers who help place animals in homes. Each contestant will receive a goody bag. The contest will begin after 9 p.m.
Rosie O’ Grady’s will offer a customer appreciation buffet from 4-6 p.m. and half off drinks from 9-11 p.m.
4 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, Rosies O'Grady's, 30400 23 Mile Rd., Chesterfield, 586.421.1962.
Since launching in 2008, Operation Give, a St. Clair Shores-based charity that raises money for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, has held a party at various venues including the Book Cadillac, the Atheneum and Mosaic to celebrate its anniversary.
This year's event will be held at the Fillmore Detroit and include a performance by the 12-piece Simone Vitale Band and an auction with auctioneer Dan Stall. Ryan Ermanni of WJBK-TV (Fox 2) will once again emcee the Operation Give party.
Missing from this year’s festivities is the lower-priced afterglow event which gave guests an opportunity to participate in a late-night party without having to shell out money for a dinner ticket.
“Every year, the Afterglow got smaller and smaller because those people who would attend just the Afterglow would then want to come to the whole event the next year,” says Operation Give’s Alison Quinn. “I guess they liked it so much they wanted to join in on the whole thing. So, logistically, it made sense to have it as just one main event.”
“As always, we are donating to the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation, but this year our donations to CHMF will be for pertussis awareness and donated in the memory of Francesca McNally.”
McNally was a 3-month-old from Franklin who died in May of pertussis, also known as whooping cough.
The ticket price includes dinner and drinks.
6 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313.961.5450. $150.
Jingle Bell Rock at L!V
The Detroit Hip Hop Caucus, an organization that encourages young people to be politically active, is hosting a Christmas party Saturday at L!V to collect money and toys for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
“Jingle Bell Rock is our first Christmas holiday event geared to service children in metro Detroit with toys for the holidays,” says Detroit Hip Hop Caucus’ LaRonn Harris. “This event is our way giving back to the community.”
The Hip Hop Caucus will accept unopened toys and monetary donations all night.
Rock and hip-hop band, Final Cue will perform Christmas carols Saturday with additional music provided by DJs Lynda Carter and Earl ‘Mixxin’ McKinney. Christmas-themed drink specials will be available.
8 p.m. Saturday, L!V Resto Lounge, 641 Beaubien St., Detroit, 313.962.9548.
Opening night at Mojo Room
Electrifying Mojo (born Charles Johnson), who is credited with helping shape Detroit’s electronic music scene, is the muse behind a new 21-and-up lounge set to open this weekend in Pontiac’s Elektricity Nightclub.
Mojo is not involved in the club, but Elektricity owner Amir Daiza says, “He was a big influence to the music we play here.”
The Pontiac club has been an electronic music powerhouse since opening about a year ago. Numerous high-profile DJs, including ATB, Nervo and Dubfire, have graced the stage.
The Mojo Room will be private with a separate VIP entrance. Guests will have full access to the rest of the club.
DJ Matt Aubrey, Veetz and Will Munaco will provide the music for opening night, and there will be burlesque performances by Miss Detroit. Craft cocktails will be available in the Mojo Room.
To attend Saturday’s grand opening, RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Mojo Room, 15 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac. 248-274-6656.