Ongoing // Judy Frankel Antiques Designer Vignettes feature designers who use antiques to create home décor settings. Ian Hartwell will be featured Sept. 25, Corey Damen Jenkins Nov. 6 at 2830 W. Maple Rd., Troy; 248-649-4399, judyfrankelantiques.com. No charge.
September-December // Ann Arbor Antiques Market is a 40-plus year “flea market” where vendors sell wares that range in style from Americana to Art Deco at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, Ann Arbor. Sept. 17-18, Oct. 15-16, Dec. 10. Sat. hours 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 734-662-0496, annarborantiquesmarket.com. Tickets are $6.
Sept. 15 // The Birmingham House Tour highlights seven homes. Tickets: $30-$35. The Community House, 380 S. Bates, Birmingham, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 248-644-5832, communityhouse.com.
Sept. 16-18 // Funky Ferndale Art Show & DIY Street Fair features hundreds of artists. Free activities for children. Nine Mile Road at Woodward. Fri. 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-2 a.m., no fee; diystreetfair.com.
Sept. 22-24 // DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) annual fundraiser opens with the Cocktails by Design/ArtWorks Auction (live and silent) Sept. 22, 6 p.m.-midnight. The evening includes a designer-tables display, tasting challenge with 25 local chefs, and live entertainment. $100.
Display open to the public Sept. 23, noon-8 p.m. Dining by Design Gala Sept. 24 includes experiential auction, entertainment, dinner, and appetizers by Matt Prentice Restaurant Group. (Limited seating.) $250. At Willys Overland Lofts, 444 W. Willis, Detroit; michiganaidscoalition.org.
Sept. 23-25 // The American Sewing Expo showcases the best in sewing, home décor, and more at Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi, Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 248-889-3111, americansewingexpo.com. Tickets: $14, children 16 and under free with paying adult. Additional one-hour seminars are $14. Daylong workshops $98-$148.
Oct. 6 // Celebrations @ Home features more than 30 entertaining ideas for milestones and special events. Designer showcase 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Michigan Design Center, 1700 Stutz Dr., Troy; 877-393-0330, michigandesign.com. Tickets: $5 for menu planning, $5 per lecture.
Oct. 13-15 // OUR TOWN Art Show and Sale features 300-plus pieces by more than 200 artists with works ranging in style from traditional to contemporary at The Community House, 380 S. Bates St., Birmingham, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; 248-644-5832, communityhouse.com. No admission charge.
Oct. 14-16 // The Great Lakes Art Fair showcases more than 200 booths with works by regional artists at Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Novi, Fri. 1-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 248-348-5600, greatlakesartfair.com. Tickets: $7/adults, children 12 and under are free.
Nov. 25-Dec. 22 // Meadow Brook Hall Holiday Walk features historic and holiday treasures in the Tudor Revival mansion at 480 S. Adams Rd., Rochester. Mon. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 248-364-6200, meadowbrookhall.org. Tickets: $5-$20.