Saturday, October 21, 2017

Great Scot! Pipers and dancers to take over Commonwealth Club next week

Posted By on Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 6:35 AM

Perhaps some MT readers recall our August blog about the oldest British-American club in the United States. It's hiding in plain sight in Warren, and on Fridays members gather for their weekly fish fry, which also gives nonmembers a chance to check in and sample the atmosphere, which...

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Nostalgic arcade bar opens in Detroit today

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 1:38 PM

Donkey Kong, Street Fighter, and Pacman— the nostalgic 90s arcade games have made a comeback thanks to Ready Player One, an arcade serving beer and cocktails with a side of your childhood games. Downtown's newest basement arcade bar, located in Greektown, will be available to rejoicing Detroit gamers, MLive reports....

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Here's the trailer to an 'Evil Dead' doc that was 7 years in the making

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 12:14 PM

In terms of Michigan's movie legacy, there is perhaps no fandom like that of the 1981 horror film The Evil Dead. Sure, it's not the most well-known or highest grossing film made here (we're guessing that distinction probably goes to the Transformers franchise), but there's no denying its influence....

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Claude Monet and Frederic Church DIA exhibitions pair well together

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 8:07 AM

On Sunday, the Detroit Institute of Arts will present two new exhibitions bundled as one, featuring works by painters Claude Monet and Frederic Church. Though Monet and Church were contemporaries, they were not a part of the same movement. Church was an American, while Monet was a Frenchman. But the...

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Detroit Film Theater is looking to expand your cinematic horizons

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 3:25 PM

From the Renaissance period in Florence, to the Colosseum in Rome, to pizza (topping misgivings aside), one can’t deny the impact Italy has had on the world culturally, historically, and cuisine wise. This week the Detroit Film Theater is looking to add Italy’s cinema scene to the list. “Week...

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John Waters will once again celebrate his birthday in Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM

For some reason, once again Baltimore-based cult filmmaker John Waters will celebrate his birthday in Detroit. And once again, we are all invited. Like last year, El Club will host the celebration, but the format will be different. On Saturday, April 21, Waters will perform a live commentary to Serial Mom, followed...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

See Vivica A. Fox in the touring production of 'Two Can Play that Game' this week

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 2:14 PM

Je’Caryous Johnson is known for creating stage shows like Married but Single, Things Your Man Won’t Do, and For Love or Money — but this play is a little different. Originally a movie penned and directed by Mark Brown, Two Can Play That Game was released in 2001. The flick...

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The internet loved Fox 2 Detroit's weather forecast this week

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 1:01 PM

Because people can't get their mind out of the gutter on the internet, this tweet showing a screenshot of the weather from Fox 2 Detroit went viral Tuesday night. You can view the tweet below. If your mindset isn't that of a 13-year-old boy, you may think there's nothing...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Museum of African American History will be helping men suit up for success

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 3:27 PM

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is hosting an event that will honor over 30 African-American male leaders this Tuesday. “The Made Man is a national initiative to rebrand and empower African American males. We honor amazing men in the community that are pillars of strength,...

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Thirty years ago today, Bob Probert thrashed Wendel Clark in Toronto

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 9:25 AM

Here's a little "old-time hockey" for you, a decisive "enforcer vs. enforcer" match from Oct. 17, 1987, when Red Wing Bob Probert grabbed Toronto Maple Leaf Wendel Clark and didn't stop pounding until his prey fell to the ice and refs stepped in to end the lopsided brawl. A...

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