By Neshele Godfrey
Whether you live in the Metropolitan area, or one of its sister communities, you are witnessing a city on the rise. The City of Detroit has a vibe that inspires you to venture out one way or another. Detroit has a vibe that impels you to return to the city, start a new business, try a new adventure, and celebrate often.
Hello! Bon Jour! And welcome to my Review Corner where you will find the latest scoop on upcoming entertainment, food, and places to travel. I am so excited to share this information with you. Let’s chat!
The America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade have finally announced that the annual parade will be in-person crowd this year. Grab your warming gear before heading out.
Triumph Church is hosting a Turkey Giveaway on Saturday, November 17, 2021. For more information, visit them at www.triumphch.org.
The Midtown Detroit, Inc recently announced that the annual Noel Night 2021 has been cancelled. Not to worry, there is still plenty to do around town. The Light Fest at Hines Park (Westland) runs from November 25, 2021 – December 31, 2021 (closed Christmas Day). This breathtaking 5-mile drive has more than 47 animated displays throughout the park. The Big Bright Light Show (downtown Rochester). This Festival runs from November 22, 2021 –January 3, 2022. The festival has more than one million points of glimmering holiday lights.
Disney’s “The Lion King” Musical is coming to the Detroit Opera House starting January 27, 2022. For ticket information visit www.broadwayindetroit.com.
If the holiday season inspires you to volunteer, well I have great news for you. The America’s Thanksgiving Parade Detroit organization are looking for volunteers. Please visit www.theparade.org for more information. The Detroit Goodfellows Doll Program is also looking for volunteers to help dress donated dolls. For more information, visit them at www.detroitgoodfellows.org.
As you make your way to the various events, I have a local restaurants that you just might want to try. If you are in the market for a 3D dining experience, you will want to try Imaginate Restaurant in Royal Oak. Le Petit Chef will prepare a one-of-a-kind dining experience you will never forget. Want something fast, then try these local food trucks: The Lobster Food Truck, Cajun Soul Sistas, Fat Mike Made It Hibachi Grill, and Crispellis Pizzeria on Wheels. You will thank me later.
After dinner, why not read books and chill. My top selection of adult books this month include Black Privilege by Charlamagne Tha God and The Book of Leon Philosophy of a Fool by Leon Black. My top selection for children books this month include Hair Love by Matthew A Cherry and Phoebe the Superhero by Neshele Godfrey. Yes, I am the author. If you prefer a nail-biting movie or binge worthy series, then you want to watch Click Bait (2021) and Concrete Cowboys (2021).
After premiering Netflix’s true movie Concrete Cowboys, I decided to travel to North Philadelphia to see the men firsthand. What an awesome program for our youth and adults.