When: Sun., Oct. 16, 2 p.m. 2016
The Mercantile Event, which prides itself on “Commerce. Cause. Community.” is coming to Detroit (as well as Nashville and Los Angeles). There will be dancing, live music by the Shadowboxers, and cocktails. Most importantly, though, are the socially conscious brands that will be featured. The various businesses shown off at the Mercantile Event are all ones that will make you feel like a good person (like Equal Uprise, a company that creates high fashion pieces using ethical methods) for supporting. And also a little bit like a hippie. Or someone from Ann Arbor. Same thing. The event starts at 2 p.m.; 3434 Russell St., Detroit; themercantileevent.com; tickets are $15 in advance and $22 at the door.