Monday, July 16, 2018

See the city on two wheels with these Detroit-based bike rides

Posted By on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Cycling is an all-season sport, but there's something special about pedaling your way through the city on a warm summer night. And just like every bike has two wheels, every cyclist should have a buddy (or a few). From morning to midnight, there is a group ready to ride...

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Mysterious Craigslist post calls for crying and screaming kids for television series

Posted By on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 10:33 AM

If your kid has a strong set of pipes and can wail on cue, you might have a TV star on your hands. A mysterious Craigslist posting went up Sunday night calling for children actors ages 8-12 of "all colors and backgrounds" to star in a television pitch to a...

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Empathy Grind serves as gallery opening, book launch, and discussion with activist and exoneree Amanda Knox

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM

There's a lot to unpack when it comes to this weekend's grand opening celebration of a new gallery and social space in Woodbridge. Armageddon Beachparty Store and Lounge, the brainchild of married Detroit artists/collective Motu and Kozuma and self-proclaimed "makers of contemporary pop surrealism with satirical psychedelic whimsy" have...

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You can go fly a kite at the second annual Detroit Kite Festival this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 8:41 AM

Returning to Belle Isle for its second year, the Detroit Kite Festival is a free nonprofit event that aims to provide a platform for play. Guests are invited to purchase or borrow kites onsite: Children will have an opportunity to visit the DIA Education Studio’s Kite Making Tent to craft...

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Planet Ant Theater launches comedy podcast network

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 at 8:02 AM

Pod bless this mess! The longtime Hamtramck-based theater and entertainment complex Planet Ant Theater is venturing into the wide world of podcasts with the launch of their own comedy podcast network Saturday, July 14 at Ant Hall. So far, Planet Ant Podcasts has six original and established shows on...

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Red Bull Arts Detroit plots program expansion

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 12:18 PM

Red Bull Arts is expanding its Detroit base and introducing a revamped contemporary arts program. The newly dubbed Red Bull Arts Detroit will offer opportunities for artists through expanded residency programs, visiting curator fellowships, visiting writer fellowships, and micro-grants. The Red Bull Arts Detroit has also designated a selection committee...

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Detroit Princess half-pipe event rescheduled due to popular demand

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 10:12 AM

Jordan Garland has a dream to put a half-pipe on the Detroit Princess riverboat. Apparently, a lot of other people want to see that dream become a reality because the event has now been rescheduled to accommodate more passengers. "Due to the crazy response for the event, the boat...

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Michael Che steps away from SNL's 'Weekend Update' desk for stand-up at Royal Oak Music Theatre

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 2:00 AM

You may know him as the charmingly deadpan co-anchor of "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live, but comedian Michael Che is more than his headline-riffing gig. Che, whose early years were spent slinging graphic T-shirts on the streets of NYC, took flight as a comedic force on a limited...

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Gretchen Whitmer reads mean tweets

Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 2:09 PM

Gretchen Whitmer is many things: the leading Democratic gubernatorial candidate, a former member of the Michigan House and Senate, a wife, and a mother. But she's also a woman on Twitter, which of course means she gets plenty of pure idiocy thrown her way because Twitter is truly hell....

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The world's largest bounce house is coming to Michigan

Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 11:17 AM

The world is burning, folks. Children are in cages, there's an ongoing debt crisis, and oceans are filled with Frappucino straws. But once in a rare while we are given a break from the gloom and doom. On Aug. 3 through Aug. 5, this reprieve comes in the form...

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