Indulgence 2013: Too much of a good thing? Not when chocolate is involved!
The Social Connection is hosting Indulgence at Petruzzello’s in Troy on Friday. The chic event, launched in 2011, was formerly known as Decadence and allows guests get to sample chocolates, pastries, ice cream and dessert-flavored liquors for a good cause. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Center, All About Animals Rescue, the Pink Fund, Leader Dogs for the Blind and Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. Guests can indicate which charity they want to support when they buy their tickets.
“We try to have enough of a variety that people can choose something that resonates with them,” says Regina Stocco of the Social Connection.
Attendees can also opt to support the GRD Fund on behalf of Gail Danowski, a Warren women who is battling lung cancer. She’s the mother of Justin Danowski, better known on the club circuit as DJ Dano.
Stocco contacted Dano to participate in Indulgence after hearing about his mother. “It was impressive to me that she reached out to help,” says Dano who was one of the DJs at the Social Connection’s New Year’s Eve party at the Met last year.
“Medical expenses have had a pretty good effect on my family,” says Dano who will be a DJ at Friday’s event along with DJ Chrome.
Cocktail and beer samples in flavors like chocolate mint and pumpkin pie will be provided by more than a dozen companies, including Pearl Vodka, Valentine Vodka and Atwater Brewery.
Sampling stations with food from the Sweet Spot, Treat Dreams and more will be open from 8 to 11 p.m. Passed hors d’oeuvres from Petruzzello’s will be served from 8 to 9:30 p.m., and a cash bar will be available until 1 a.m.
8 p.m. Friday, Petruzzello’s 6950 Rochester, Troy. 248-879-1000. $45 (15 drink tickets); $25 9:30 p.m. admission; $60 VIP 7:30 p.m. admission (25 drink tickets).
Social Sushi at Drive: Social Sushi, a networking event for young professionals, will host its first event of the year Friday at Drive, a new table tennis venue on Woodward in Detroit.
Admission is free, but it costs $20 an hour to rent a Ping-Pong table. Sushi is $5 a plate or $20 for all you can eat. Proceeds from the sushi sales will benefit the DO Foundation, a Detroit group that aids the homeless.
“We appreciate the support because we need it,” says Kelly Adolph who created DO Foundation in 2009 with Brian O’Neal. “We’re an all-volunteer run staff, and we’re not government funded.”
DO Foundation’s team helps transition homeless families and individuals into self sufficiency by offering a two-year supportive living program.
This is the first time the organization will be on the receiving end of Social Sushi, which will also include free wine and a dating auction.
“I think it will be a lot of fun,” Adolph says. “You get the sushi for ridiculously low prices. We’re giving away wine. There will be a lot of stuff to do.”
6-9 p.m. Friday, Drive, 1441 Woodward, Detroit. 313-962-1830.