Thursday, December 5, 2019

It’s nipply, er, nippy out, which means it’s time to watch ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ at Detroit’s Redford Theatre

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Posted By on Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 12:50 PM

Two words: Randy Quaid. That’s it. That’s the blurb. No, but really, Quaid’s portrayal of Cousin Eddie, the unfiltered, trailer-dwelling, black sheep of the Griswold clan, provides some of the greatest moments in all of the National Lampoon vacation movies, but shines especially bright, er, dim, in the franchise’s...

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All that glitters is glitter at the weekend-long Detroit Urban Craft Fair which returns to the Masonic Temple

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Posted By on Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 12:39 PM

If idle hands are the devil’s playthings, does that mean the busy hands of the many makers at this year’s Detroit Urban Craft Fair are, like, fleshy little holiday angels? Sew many crafts, sew little time is the name of the game for Michigan’s longest-running indie craft bazaar. Now...

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New art exhibit examines a Detroit 'Neighborhood on the Edge' of change before Ford Motor Co. moves in

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Posted By on Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 10:15 AM

Detroit’s Hubbard Richard neighborhood is due for even more changes soon. A quarter-century ago, “Matty” Moroun leveled dozens of houses in the community for his Ambassador Bridge. Now, with Ford Motor Co.’s purchase of the nearby former Michigan Central Station, the neighborhood will likely experience an influx of real...

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

'30 Rock' star and man of many hats Judah Friedlander is coming to Detroit

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Posted By on Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 11:50 AM

Throughout the entire 138-episode run of NBC’s 30 Rock, the unmotivated, deadpan, and libidinous sketch writer Frank, played by Judah Friedlander, wore a total of 204 trucker hats, each one displaying a label, warning, or instructional message: “Horny,” “Time Travel Agent,” “Wet to Activate,” and “Half Centaur,” to name...

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Hey, you — Metro Times is seeking 2020 editorial interns

Posted By on Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 3:53 PM

Looking for an opportunity to build your writing portfolio while getting college credit? Then look no further, because Metro Times is currently seeking 2020 editorial interns. As an editorial intern, you'll have the opportunity to develop your writing skills while gaining newsroom experience. Do you want to pursue music...

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Detroit's Winter Blast returns as free, weekend-long fest in 2020

Posted By on Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 11:29 AM

Detroit's annual Winter Blast, now in its 15th year, is back — but with some changes. This year, the fest returns as a one-weekend event. Last year, Winter Blast ballooned to four weekends, and also dropped its previous $3 ticket fee. This year's festival remains free, however. 2020's Winter...

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Artist John Sims looks at his childhood neighborhood in 'Sorrento: Portrait of a Detroit Block'

Posted By on Sun, Dec 1, 2019 at 9:46 AM

Last year, Detroit’s Irwin House Global Art Center & Gallery opened its doors earlier than originally planned following the death of Aretha Franklin, who grew up nearby, in order to mount an exhibition dedicated to her life. Artist John Sims, a curator for that first show, is wrapping up...

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

MOCAD's Robolights Detroit is the perfect backdrop for a twisted holiday photo

Posted By on Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 12:17 PM

Santa Claus, Middle Eastern motifs, and dinosaurs mix shockingly well at Robolights Detroit, the massive found-object installation that Palm Springs-based artist Kenny Irwin Jr. built on the lawn of MOCAD’s Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead over the course of some 70 days earlier this year. Calling to mind Tyree Guyton’s...

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Detroit's 47th annual Noel Night returns to Midtown, once again, with longer hours

Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 3:04 PM

The holidays are coming, which means one thing: Detroit's beloved Noel Night is just around the corner. Entering its 47th year, Noel Night — Detroit’s holiday tradition which serves  as a neighborhood-wide open house celebration — returns Saturday, Dec. 7, when more than 50,000 visitors are expected to descend on...

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'SNL' wild card and apparent pussy magnet Pete Davidson heads to Royal Oak Music Theatre

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Posted By on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 6:20 AM

How the hell did we get swept up in comedian and Saturday Night Live’s unpredictable fuccboi Pete Davidson’s emotional tabloid journey, filled with whirlwind romances (Ariana Grande, Kate Beckinsale, and 18-year-old supermodel Kaia Gerber), heartbreak, mental health scares, tales of living with his mom, and his growing tattoo collection?...

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