Bourbon and the Beast
The Community House (Hoglund Room)

A Very Sophisticated Wild Time

Mark your calendars for October 26 for an extraordinary culinary adventure, an exclusive, intimate dinner featuring wild game expertly paired with rare varieties of bourbon. This event transcends traditional dining, offering a spectacular fusion of rich flavors and exquisite spirits. Presented by our award-winning culinary team, the true star of the evening is the meticulously crafted wild game menu. Prepare your taste buds for an extraordinary experience as we showcase an impressive selection of carefully curated bourbons, ranging from smooth and mellow to robust and smoky. Whether you’re a seasoned bourbon connoisseur or a curious foodie looking to expand your horizons, this event is a must-attend for all enthusiasts of fine spirits and exceptional cuisine.

Only Thirty Seats available  – REGISTER TODAY!

 

Parking

Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

The Community House (Van Dusen Terrace)

Save the Date: Thursday, July 25

Looking for a night filled with exquisite flavors and rich aromas? Well, mark your calendar for July 25 because Bourbon, Cigars, & Friends is back at the gorgeous Van Dusen Terrace! Picture this: premium cigars, top-notch bourbons like Elijah Craig and Evan Williams, and a spread of artisanal cheeses and cured meats that will make your taste buds sing. It’s the perfect blend of sophistication and boldness, promising to enchant every bourbon and cigar aficionado!

VIP: $79

  • One Hour Pre-Glow Beginning at 6pm
  • Additional Pour of an Exclusive Bourbon
  • Flight of Four Unique Bourbons
  • Selection of Premium Cigars
  • Charcuterie featuring Artisanal Cheeses, Cured Meats and Delectable Accompaniments

General Admission: $59

  • 7 pm – 9 pm
  • Flight of Four Unique Bourbons
  • Selection of Premium Cigars
  • Charcuterie featuring Artisanal Cheeses, Cured Meats and Delectable Accompaniments

Reservation Information Coming Soon!

Parking

Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

The Community House

On Thursday, September 12, 2024, from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm, The Community House will delight guests with the beloved Birmingham House Tour. Now in its 35th year, this fundraiser promises to captivate attendees by showcasing some of the most distinctive private residences in our neighborhoods. This premiere event attracts a loyal audience of home enthusiasts from throughout Metro Detroit.

 

  • Tickets: $42
  • NEW for 2024 – Early Access VIP: $52
    • Begin your self-guided tour at 9:30 am!
  • Delight in a gourmet lunch experience at The Community House in the Wallace Ballroom for an additional $20 per ticket

Click here to make your reservations

Parking

Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

The Community House

A classical treat for your ears and palette…
The Classical Brunch Series at The Community House is not to be missed. An exquisite meal will be accompanied by beautiful live performances featuring musicians from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in an intimate, acoustically perfect setting. To further enrich the experience, the musicians will invite audience discussion following each event.

The series thus far has included a woodwind quintet on June 11th and a string quartet on October 15th, the upcoming concert will feature:

Sunday, November 19th – String Quartet

Jiamin Wang and Alexander Volkov, violins
Mike Chen, viola
David LeDoux, cello

**Updated Program**

 doors open at 11:30 am

Individual Tickets: $55.00 

SOLD OUT!

Join us in December for the Holiday Concert Series – learn more here!

 

Thank You to Our Incredible Sponsors!

Founding Musician Sponsors: Gwen and Richard Bowlby

 

“We had the most wonderful time at the Classical Brunch! The event was just perfect! We felt as if we were in a beautiful movie. Everyone at our table had so much fun. All of the food was delicious.” –Dick and Gwen B.

“What a fantastic event! I eagerly look forward to the next concerts.”  –Peter W.

“I attended the Classical Brunch Event and loved it! Very nice brunch, great music, and friendly people to sit with in the audience. Sorry I have to wait so long for the next one in October.” –Ken G.

 

Parking

Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

MAY 14, 2023
The Community House (Wallace Ballroom)

Time to Pamper Mom! Reservations now Open! Join us for Mothers Day Brunch in the elegant Wallace Ballroom. Seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Guests will enjoy an extravagant (best in class!) Mother’s Day Feast which includes:

  • Sliced Beef Tenderloin w/Lavender Butter
  • Chocolate Waffles w/Strawberry Rhubarb Syrup
  • Quiche w/Caramelized Onions, Arugula, and Feta
  • Latkes, Scrambled Eggs, Banana Pancakes
  • Wild Mushroom Roasted Chicken
  • Hand-Crafted Desserts Created to Impress!
  • And so much more!

Each Mother will receive a complimentary beautiful rose and pitcher of mimosas! Fine Wine and Bloody Mary’s available for purchase for anyone wishing to deliver a special toast to Mom!

Harpist-extraordinaire, Christa Grix will be performing – the perfect complement to an extraordinary experience for that special person in your life.

Reservations required. HURRY! Seats are limited!

 

 

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Parking

Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

The Community House (Van Dusen Terrace)

Chef’s Selection of Tacos Accompanied by Tequila Ocho!

Live Entertainment!

No Cover Charge, No Reservation Needed. Rain or Shine!

For additional information, please call us at 248.644.5832!

 

 

Parking

Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

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Announcing the 25th Annual Birmingham Bloomfield Cultural Arts Award Honorees

Sponsored by the Cultural Council of Birmingham Bloomfield, in conjunction with The Community House, The Observer and Eccentric Newspapers, the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center and Bloomfield Cablevision.

Honorees

Kerry Mills, 2020 Birmingham Bloomfield Cultural Arts Award

The Heart of Birmingham Concert Band

Sue Marx, Special Lifetime Achievement Award

Her Lens Films Life

Jason Polan, Special Posthumous Award

He Drew to Help the World See

Bloomfield Township Public Library, Partners with the Arts Award

Giving All Arts a Voice

 

Kerry Mills, 2020 Birmingham Bloomfield Cultural Arts Award

The cultural arts award is given to a person who has made an impact in the arts in the Birmingham Bloomfield Community. A jury of community arts enthusiasts selected Kerry Mills of Birmingham, citing her as ‘the heart of the Birmingham Concert Band’ for her indefatigable efforts as booking agent, recruiter, advertising manager, general manager, president, historian, and fundraiser for young musicians, while also playing clarinet in the band for over 40 years.

Sue Marx, 2020 Special Lifetime Achievement Award

Aside from her Academy Award and several Emmys, and over 80 documentaries, the jury was impressed by  Sue Marx, of Birmingham. Many of her documentaries, some of them pro bono, tell the story of our region, including the Detroit Zoo, Children’s Hospital, the DIA, a Cranbrook series, The Purple Rose Theater, the People Mover, the Detroit Boxing Gym, and most impressively the Math Corps, a collaboration with Wayne State University to assist underserved youth to learn math that has been shown all over the country.

Jason Polan, 2020 Special Posthumous Award

The jury felt very strongly that Jason Polan, who grew up in Franklin and who passed away this year at the age of 37, deserved to be recognized for the incredible mark he had in Michigan where he left murals in Ann Arbor and mentored local artists from Birmingham and those in the Detroit art scene, but also for his national and international impact on the arts, with collaborations with Uniqlo. Warby Parker, Marvel Comics and Nike, his illustrations in children’s and adult books, his efforts and ultimately a book to draw Every Person in New York, and his daily cartoons in the New York Times, as he  ‘drew to help the world see”.

Bloomfield Township Public Library, 2020 Partners with the Arts Award

The Cultural Council’s ‘Partners with the Arts Award’ honors a non-profit, business or organization that gives extraordinary support to the arts in the Birmingham Bloomfield community. Unlike the other Cultural Arts Awards which are selected by jury, it is the board of the Birmingham Bloomfield Cultural Council that bestows this annual award. Bloomfield Township Public Library was selected for ‘giving all arts a voice’, noting its art collaborations with area schools and agencies, its selections of art that can be found throughout the building which have led some to call the library an art museum, and to its offerings and collaborations with musicians of all genres, from jazz groups to chamber musicians from the University of Michigan, making the BTPL function as a community center for the arts. (Please credit Balthazar Korab for library photo.)

Due to the pandemic, the awards reception will be taped by Bloomfield Cablevision and be available on our website, on Facebook, and our partners’ websites after the honors ceremony, slated to be taped October 2, 2020 at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center.

Parking

Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

The Community House

Join us for a prestigious night at the Bates Street Society Dinner on Saturday, November 2, 2024! The event will feature a delicious three-course seated dinner, wine and cocktails, a contemporary-style string quartet, and inspirational recognition of pillars.

The Bates Street Society was created in 2015 to recognize donors who make significant charitable contributions to support the work and mission of The Community House in Birmingham. Members are acknowledged annually at The Bates Street Society Dinner, a black-tie event hosted by The Community House Association and Foundation Boards of Directors. The Bates Street Society Dinner also recognizes The Community House’s annual Pillars of Vibrancy: Business, Education, Culture, Health & Wellness and Philanthropy.

Make Your Reservation By Clicking Here!

For information on sponsorship opportunities for the Bates Street Society Dinner, please call 248.554.6597 or email: csmude@communityhousefoundation.org

Parking

Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

APRIL 22 – MAY 6, 2021
The Community House

Supporting our local artists is a long-standing mission of The Community House and the core mission of OUR TOWN, and it has never been more important than now.

Out of an abundance of safety and caution, The Community House has decided to hold this year’s show and sale virtually online from April 22 – May 6, allowing art enthusiasts the opportunity to appreciate the skills and the talents of our region’s many brilliant artists and to purchase a work of art themselves.

The 36th annual juried art show includes over 200 works of art ranging from paintings, pastels, sculptures, photography, fiber works, jewelry, and mixed media, all created by our talented Michigan artists. Sixty-five percent of the proceeds from the art sales will go directly to our region’s artists!

Click here to view and purchase art!

Click here to watch the OUR TOWN Virtual 2021 video!

Parking

Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

The Community House

December 9, 2023, 9:30 am & 11 am

Delight in the magic of the season at Storytime with Santa! Event highlights include:

  • A story read by Santa Claus with plenty of photo opportunities.
  • Hot chocolate station…with holiday spirits available for the adults to enjoy!
  • Homemade holiday cookies.
  • A craft station to create ornaments, magnets, picture frames, and more!

Want to sit closer to Santa? You and your family (up to eight) can purchase a reserved table. There are two sessions to choose from, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Adult and children pricing: $30. Children under 1 are free.

Last year’s event sold out – register TODAY!

Click here to register!

Tickets also Available at the Door for $35

Thank You to Our Remarkable Sponsors

Parking

Free parking is available for the first two hours in the Chester Street Structure and all other Birmingham parking structures. There is also metered parking across from The Community House at $2.00 an hour (limit 4 hours). Parking is free on Sundays in all parking structures and meters. Revised Parking Map

Time To Get Involved

Start your philanthropic journey with The Community House and become a part of our extraordinary legacy. Whether it's a gift of money or your gift of time, we welcome your involvement with our organization as we strive to preserve the house people have been calling home for over a century. The time is now!

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