Detroit is ready to party at the auto show and after the show. Charity Overview – Crain & # 39; s Detroit Business • crainsdetroit.com

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Attendees at Cobo Center's prestigious annual charity event will find a variety of ways to get involved in champagne during and after the annual event. Event.

A total of nearly 10,000 fundraising tickets related to the Detroit auto show, which is being held Friday was sold in the days leading up to the event, according to the Salon's spokesperson. North American auto, Amanda Niswonger. With $ 400 per ticket (of which $ 390 is tax deductible), this represents about $ 3.8 million raised to date. The event is "on track" to sell more than 10,000 tickets, said Niswonger.

Last year, the event had attracted nearly 13,000 ticket holders and raised nearly $ 5.1 million to benefit local charities for kids. Since 1976, the Charity Preview has raised more than $ 117 million for children's charities in southeastern Michigan, according to NAIAS.

Participants may need to attend a protest by workers and UAW activists who will protest General Motors Co.'s decision to stop production in the Michigan, Maryland and New York factories. l & # 39; Ohio. UAW workers have scheduled a candlelight vigil from 5pm to 7pm. at Hart Plaza.

After the presentation of the charity, attendees will have the opportunity to attend a performance of the group Your Generation in Concert at Cobo Atrium from 9 to 11 o'clock.

Among other nights, the AutoGlow at Ford Field, hosted by longtime senior sponsor, Ford Motor Co. in partnership with The Children & # 39; s Center, will benefit children and families served by the company. organization, according to a press release.

The evening will include bites from Ford Field's Levy restaurants, full bar service, live music, a late-night menu and more, the statement said. This year's theme is "Dream Big", which will highlight the center's efforts to "give back hope" to children in need. Tickets for AutoGlow, which runs at 16:30. until midnight are $ 325 and participants must be in possession of Charity Preview tickets.

AutoGlow, now in its 28th year, attracted 1,000 guests last year and raised close to $ 250,000. More than 900 people are expected to attend this year's party, according to spokeswoman Melissa Bunker.

New this year, the Detroit Foundation Hotel, located across from Cobo, at 250 W. Larned St. will host a reverb open to the public, not just black tie attendees, to celebrate the latest winter format of l & # 39; automobile. show, said Jennifer Lee, director of life at the Detroit Foundation. Lee refused to disclose the cost to launch the event.

The event is free and attendees can expect live performances from Horizon and DJ Thornstryker, as well as an artistic installation by Lisa Spindler titled "Reflections". Artist Nicole Jarecz will draw fashion illustrations of outfits that flock all night, said Lee. Portraits will be available to guests as a gift to take away.

The Detroit Digital Marketing Company 313 The Adcraft Club advertising and advertising company will host an afterglow from 8 pm to 1 am at the Whiskey Factory Detroit. Tickets for the draw are between $ 50 and $ 150 and the music will be provided by the CAPTN20.

For a more casual evening, go to denim and attend the "Decadent Denim" after-party at Roosertail. Tickets for events from 6 pm to midnight cost $ 25 or $ 450 for VIPs.