Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Detroit strip club owner's memoir optioned for film

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 10:16 AM

The story of the notorious Detroit strip club owner Alan Markovitz could come to the silver screen. According to Deadline Hollywood, the film rights to Markovitz's memoir Topless Prophet: The True Story of America’s Most Successful Gentleman’s Club Entrepreneur were purchased by Symply Entertainment, the production company of fellow metro...

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What's really behind all those empty seats at Little Caesars Arena

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 10:13 AM

Perhaps you saw the news item that appeared in The New York Times last week concerning basketball crowds at Little Caesars Arena — particularly the amount of empty seats. We had a friend who was given tickets for great seats for a recent Friday game — and noted that...

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Auburn Hills venue is now offering axe throwing

Posted By on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 3:28 PM

The lumberjack sport of axe throwing seems to be enjoying some renewed interest lately. A spot is currently in the works for downtown Ferndale, and today an Auburn Hills business announced the bucolic sport will be featured inside their entertainment and dining complex. The HUB Stadium already features Bombowling (which...

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New show highlights LGBTQ+ rights at Arab American National Museum

Posted By on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 1:15 PM

A new art show planned for the Arab American National Museum has a surprising issue at the center of it: LGBTQ+ rights here in the United States. You don’t often hear about that civil rights fight in the contest of Arab peoples (although we’ve covered those issues together once...

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Friday, November 10, 2017

'Puff, Puff, Paint' is like 'Painting With a Twist,' but with pot

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 10:30 AM

You know how there's that trend of "paint 'n' sip" franchises like Painting with Twist, where you can express yourself artistically while drinking wine? Detroit has that, but with pot. "Puff, Puff, Paint" offers art therapy, infused with the magic properties of marijuana. The group is hosting an event at the Russell Industrial...

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Andy Malone's 'Play Room' exhibit opens this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 3:15 PM

When art critics call art “playful” or “engaging,” they usually mean the work has a cleverness that compels the viewer to feel an internal reaction. But in the case of artist Andy Malone, the play and engagement are more hands-on than usual. Often featuring cranks and gears that work...

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Peacock Room and Yama will open in Fisher Building this month

Posted By on Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 12:33 PM

Rachel Lutz laughs when we call her Detroit-based retail footprint her "empire," but the self-proclaimed "shopkeep" has quickly become the city's women's wear mogul. She got started when she opened the Peacock Room inside the Park Shelton, and it wasn't long before the shop's vintage-inspired fashions were the talk of...

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Planet Ant hosts 25-hour marathon of mirth fundraiser this weekend

Posted By on Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 5:11 AM

Hamtramck's Planet Ant Theatre has come a long way in its almost 25 years of history. The most recent development for the Caniff Street mainstay has been the acquisition of the old social hall and bar across the street. It offers a more commodious space for larger shows, larger...

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Beacon Park will give away 250 coney dogs during family friendly Detroit Lions tailgate

Posted By on Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 1:45 PM

Despite an incessantly dismal record, many Detroiters still turn out in droves to cheer on the city's football team. And, ok, to be fair, the Lions clinched a rare win against the Green Bay Packers last night, so if there was ever a time to celebrate the team, it's...

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1xRun and Inner State Gallery to relocate to Heidelberg Project area, host art sale

Posted By on Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 9:44 AM

After five years in Eastern Market, art print house 1xRun and its Inner State Gallery are relocating to a larger building located near the Heidelberg Project. "Over the last seven years 1xRun has and have grown into the world’s leading publisher of fine art editions with nearly 2,000 limited edition...

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