DIFFA Presents DINGING BY DESIGN, Now thru 9/28
The Michigan AIDS Coalition (MAC), in partnership with DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS), will present DINING BY DESIGN today, Sept. 26 and Sept. 27 and 28 at the former Federal Reserve Building in Detroit. Presented by Opportunity Detroit, three events will unite the most talented and celebrated individuals in the worlds of interior design, art, and architecture. Guests will enjoy food, cocktails, entertainment, art and more than 30 stunning dining installations at each event.
A public preview of the DIFFA Dining by Design event space will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. People can see 30 over-the-top dining installations and local art for a cash donation of $5 at the door (former Federal Reserve Building at 160 W. Fort).
Schedule of DIFFA events:
COCKTAILS BY DESIGN
6-11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013
Guests will enjoy a feast for the eyes amidst innovative, soul-stirring designer tablescapes and room schemes created by Michigan's foremost interior designers, artists and architects. Taste inventive and delicious food created by 25 top local restaurants. La Crema Wines and libations made with Patrón Tequila will be served. A much-anticipated silent auction will have patrons circling tables to get the top bid. Nick Bourgeau Quartet and DJ PowdrBlu will perform. Tickets to DIFFA: COCKTAILS BY DESIGN are $100 and available at http://www.eventbrite.com/org/1304374149 or call Shanthi at 248-545-1435 x105.
ArtWorks for DIFFA
6-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2013
Experience 150 pieces of art created by some of Michigan's most illustrious artists and curated by ArtWorks Detroit, a team of professional artists who are dedicated to the fight against HIV. The original artwork featured at this event will go to the highest bidder in live and silent auctions. Guests will also enjoy 28 dining installations, elegant horsd'oeuvres, cocktails by Patrón Tequila, La Crema Wines, and live music by the Nick Bourgeau Quartet andDJ PowdrBlu. Tickets ArtWorks for DIFFA are $75 and available at http://www.eventbrite.com/org/1304374149 or callShanthi at 248-545-1435 x105.
DIFFA: DINING BY DESIGN Gala Dinner
6-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
The awe-inspiring tablescapes created by Michigan's top artists, interior and industrial designers, and architects will become interactive dining areas. Guests will delight in a gourmet dinner prepared by the chefs of the Epicurean Group, including Coach Insignia, Gastronomy, Novi Chophouse and Northern Lakes Seafood. The DINING BY DESIGN Gala Dinner will feature La Crema Wines, Patrón Tequila specialty cocktails, an experiential auction with nearly 100 items, and a live musical performance by Ben Sharkey. Limited tickets are available for the DINING BY DESIGN Gala Dinner for $250 and available at http://www.eventbrite.com/org/1304374149 or call Shanthi at 248-545-1435 x105.
Detroit is one stop on a multi-city tour, which in past years has raised more than $14 million for DIFFA. National sponsors include La Crema Wines and Patrón Tequila. DIFFA: DINING BY DESIGN is presented by Opportunity Detroit.Artpack Services, Inc. of Farmington will professionally install artwork. Co-chairs for DIFFA: DINING BY DESIGN in Detroit include Jennifer Gilbert from Doodle Home, Ann Duke from Tapper's Diamonds & Fine Jewelry, and Kelly Deines from Rossetti.