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Novi: Michigan International Women’s Show April 28-May 1

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NOVI, MI – The 21st annual Michigan International Women’s Show returns to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Thursday, April 28 and runs through Sunday, May 1.

“Be inspired with fashion shows, cooking demonstrations and makeovers,” said Beth Anderson, executive show manager of Southern Shows. “Bring your mom, sister, daughter or girlfriend and discover gourmet food, shopping and fun.”

Stephen “tWitch” Boss will share his experiences from FOX’s reality series “So You Think You Can Dance,” the movie “Magic Mike” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” (Friday)

RB_04Celebrity stylist and creator of Rock Your Hair professional styling products, Michael O’Rourke, will be demonstrating, advising and explaining his proprietary cutting system “Angles in Motion,” with complimentary haircuts by Rock Your Hair stylists.

Taste of Home Cooking School with chef Michelle Roberts will show how to make seasonal recipes for holiday, special occasions and various skill levels using readily available ingredients. (Thursday and Friday; additional class fee includes goodie bag)

Warren Caterson, author of “Table for Two—The Cookbook for Couples” will reveal time-saving kitchen tips and helpful cooking hints as he uses fresh and readily available ingredients for dinner in under an hour with a minimum of leftovers.

Aussie in the Kitchen Chef Paul Penney, chef instructors and organizations will prepare recipes and provide cooking tips on the Stonebridge Kitchen & Bath Cooking Theater. Dr. wrightADJENtallPartha Nandi, MD FACP, and his wife, Kali, will present quick and healthy meals that treat food as medicine by incorporating ingredients to boost immune systems as seen on his medical lifestyle television talk show “Ask Dr. Nandi.”

Comedy-hypnotist, Gary Conrad, as seen on “The View” and who has shared the stage with Tony Bennett, Cher and Lenny Kravitz, will have attendees hypnotized on stage. (Thursday)

Western Wayne Fire Department’s charity fashion show will heat up the runway Friday with firefighters modeling their dress blues and bunker gear. Guardian Angel Animal Rescue will sponsor “Pawject Runway-Fido Fashion Show” featuring canine couture, essentials and adoption information. Latest styles and looks will be showcased during additional fashion shows on the Main Fashion Stage. 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.

“Find a new look, discover the latest fashion trends or just enjoy the excitement with daily goodies, giveaways and doorbusters,” said Anderson.

garden16_laura_champagneOther features include special gifts to the first 100 show attendees each day; Friday’s Girls Night Out with sponsored by WKQI with $5 admission after 5 p.m., free movie pass from Emagine theatre for the first 95 guests and drink specials; Sunday’s Mother & Daughters Day sponsored by United Dairy Industry of Michigan with visits from Elsa & Anna, hourly prizes, cupcakes and a mother daughter look-a-like and cake decorating contests and more than 400 exhibitors displaying cosmetics, fragrances, lingerie, purses, shoes, gifts, décor items, food, arts and crafts, clothing, fashion and accessories.

The Michigan International Women’s Show is presented by The Detroit News and sponsored by United Dairy Industry of Michigan. Suburban Collection 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. – 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10; youth 6 – 12 are $5 and children 5 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Online advance tickets are $8 online. Discount tickets are available at Walgreens for $7. Group tickets for 4 or more are offered in advance online for $7. Thursday admission mendoza adafter 3 p.m. is $3. Happy Hours tickets after 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday are $5. On-site parking is available for $5. For more information and exhibitor coupons, visit or call (800) 849-0248.


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