Shopping, makeovers, cooking demonstrations, fashion shows and entertainment are just the beginning of what women can experience at the show this year
Novi, MI (Vocus) April 20, 2010
Girlfriends, sisters, mothers and daughters will shop, taste, learn and live during the 15th annual Michigan International Women’s Show at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi Thursday, April 29 through Sunday, May 2.
“Shopping, makeovers, cooking demonstrations, fashion shows and entertainment are just the beginning of what women can experience at the show this year,” said Beth Anderson, show manager of Southern Shows. “We are celebrating our 15th anniversary on Friday with treats, presents, goodie bags and special discounts.”
Top Chef: Las Vegas 2009 winner Michael Voltaggio will share his experiences and describe his personal cooking style of sophisticated American cuisine utilizing modern technology and classic disciplines of cooking when he answers questions and signs autographs on Sunday, sponsored by Detroit Medical Center.
TLC Gown Crazy and Bravo’s Project Runway Season 3 top finalist Johnathan Kayne will present his 2010 gown and evening wear collection and one of kind classics at his daily fashion show.
Coupon Queeny Tanya Senseney will teach how to save on groceries and everyday items as she tells how she paid $45 for $457 worth of groceries and shares coupon clipping strategies that save consistently and techniques that combine manufacturer coupons with store sales.
Artistry Spa on Wheels will feature complimentary beauty treatments, mini-makeovers and product sampling of Artistry skin care and cosmetics in a lounge and spa setting.
Salvation Army Thrift Stores and Donation Centers will have a bargain boutique featuring collectibles and fashion wear for sale in addition to having their staff modeling clothing items at the “Day into Night, Fashions for Every Woman” runway show (Saturday).
Food sampling of locally grown and made in Michigan fruit, dairy and meat products will be available at the Kroger Experience exhibit along with floral arrangement demonstrations, cake decorating and free health screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cancer risk and other tests.
Radio host Chef Lisa Shively will help beginning cooks feel more comfortable in the kitchen and show seasoned cooks new ways to prepare classic favorites with normal ingredients, simple directions and quick recipes.
Food University chef instructors will bring their brand of food enlightment to the Stonebridge Kitchen & Bath Cooking Stage when they prepare Italian recipes for families and entertaining sponsored by Classico. Kroger will feature organic beef and chicken at their “Taste the Difference,” lean natural beef at “It’s Not Your Mom’s Meatloaf,” Tyson Foods at “¢entsible $olutions” and easy cake decorating at “That Takes the Cake” presentations. Henry Ford Community College will entertain and educate during their “Cold as Ice” carving demonstrations and “Fondant Cakes 101 - Decorate Cakes Like the TV Chefs.”
Spring makeup trends and helpful cosmetic tips will be part of the makeovers offered by Macy’s beauty experts along with an array of new spring scents.
The latest developments in health, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, neurology, bariatrics and rehabilitation will be available at the DMC Pavilion sponsored by Detroit Medical Center. Doctors and specialists from all areas of medicine will be on hand to consult one-on-one and answer individual health and care related questions during their Doctors Are In session (Saturday). DMC’s Social Media crew will be updating, sharing photos and displaying the show live.
Novi Fire Department’s charity fashion show will heat up the runway Friday and Saturday with firefighters modeling their dress blues and bunker gear. Additional fashion shows including new spring styles, Gaga couture, vintage and designer items and fashion photography will run during the show.
Other features include Do It Herself Spotlight Stage; RedPlum deals of the day as special savings for attendees are passed out at the show entrance; free vision screening from SVS Vision Optical Centers; free craft projects using recycled materials at the Recycling for Learning and Fun Arts & Scraps Pavilion; free reusable Women’s Show shopping bags and special gifts to the first 100 show attendees each day; Thursday’s Nurses Day with special savings, free water bottles for the first 250 guests and healthy cooking classes sponsored by the Michigan Nurses Association; Thursday and Friday’s first 100 guests will receive a free $5 Macy’s gift card; Sunday’s Mother & Daughters Day with gifts and prizes and Panera Bread’s new Strawberry & Cream Scone for the first 200 attendees; and more than 400 exhibitors displaying cosmetics, fragrances, lingerie, purses, shoes, gifts, décor items, food, arts and crafts, health screenings, fashion and accessories.
The Michigan International Women’s Show is presented by The Detroit News and sponsored by Detroit Medical Center. Supporting sponsors are Michigan Nurses Association and RedPlum. Rock Financial Showplace is located at 46100 Grand River Avenue between Novi and Beck Road in Novi. Show hours are 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $9; youth 6 – 12 are $5 and children 5 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Advance tickets are $8 online. Discount tickets are available at Kroger for $7. Group tickets for 10 or more are offered in advance online for $7.50. Happy Hours are everyday after 5 p.m. with $5 admission, free gifts, discounts and special demonstrations. On site parking is available for $5. For more information and exhibitor coupons, visit http://www.InternationalWomenShow.com or call (800) 849-0248.
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