Michigan International Women’s Show Returns to Novi


The 21st annual Michigan International Women’s Show returns to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi next week.

“Shopping, food and fashion are part of the fun with exhibitors coming from over 30 states,” says Beth Anderson, executive show manager of Southern Shows. “Bring your mom, sister, daughter or girlfriend and experience a beauty makeover, benefit from the cooking demonstrations or pick up a few health and lifestyle tips.”

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. Celebrity 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, United Dairy Industry of Michigan, chef instructors and organizations will prepare recipes and provide cooking tips on the Stonebridge Kitchen & Bath Cooking Theater. 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, as seen on The View and who has shared the stage with Tony Bennett, Cher and Lenny Kravitz, will have attendees hypnotized on stage.

Western Wayne Fire Department’s charity fashion show will heat up the runway Friday and Saturday 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.

“There is lots to see and do from the excitement of daily goodies, giveaways and games to entertainment at our three stages with special appearances, fashion shows and presentations,” Anderson says.

The Michigan International Women’s Show is from April 28 and runs through May 1. 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 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.