Michigan International Women’s Show Returns to Novi


The Michigan International Women’s Show returns in April to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

“Be inspired with fashion shows, cooking demonstrations and makeovers,” says 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.

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

Chef instructors and organizations will prepare recipes and provide cooking tips on the Stonebridge Kitchen & Bath Cooking Theater. Dr. Partha 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, will have attendees hypnotized on stage, while Western Wayne Fire Department’s charity fashion show will occupy 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.

The show, from April 28 through May 1, will also include special gifts to the first 100 show attendees each day; Friday’s Girls Night Out sponsored by WKQI with $5 admission after 5 p.m., a 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, a mother/daughter look-a-like, 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 event will be held at Suburban Collection Showplace located at 46100 Grand River Ave. 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 after 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 InternationalWomenShow.com or call 800-849-0248.