Saturday, May 31, 2014

Tonight at 5e Gallery!

Posted on Sat, May 31, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Tonight we celebrate the 5th anniversary of the 5e Gallery, celebrating Women in Hip Hop! Goin down all day and into the morning. Check it out!...

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Slow Roll: Homecoming Edition to Take Place June 2

Posted on Fri, May 30, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Break out the old prom dress, girls. Dust off that powder blue suit, boys. The weekly Monday night bike ride through the city is getting fancy. It's Slow Roll Homecoming. While your typical high school homecoming would take place in the fall, with prom falling during the spring...

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Eastern Market launches new Sunday tradition this weekend

Posted By on Fri, May 30, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Known for its bustling Saturdays, Eastern Market will expand to include a Sunday tradition as well this weekend. Starting Sunday, June 1, the weekly event will run every Sunday through September 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. While the market focuses on food and produce on Saturdays,...

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The Michigan Glass Project brings "functional glass art" to Belle Isle

Posted By on Fri, May 30, 2014 at 4:02 PM

The Michigan Glass Project kicks off at Belle Isle on June 5 with a cocktail party at the aquarium followed by three days of music, food, and "functional glass art" blowing and vendors. Funds go toward supporting the Belle Isle Aquarium (and a local food bank to be...

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Happy birthday, Larry D. Alexander

Posted By on Fri, May 30, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Born on this day 61 years ago in Dermott, Ark., Larry Dell Alexander is a self-taught artist who has more than a passing connection with Detroit. Alexander moved up to Detroit in the 1970s, wound up working at a Chrysler plant, and became a certified mechanic for almost...

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Electric Forest: Sold Out

Posted on Fri, May 30, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Organizers of Rothbury's annual electronic music event, Electric Forest, announced today that tickets for the weekend event that takes place from June 26 to June 29 are no longer available after the announced of the final round of performing artists. This year's roster includes a DJ set by Moby as...

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Tonight: Poetic Voices of the Muslim World

Posted on Fri, May 30, 2014 at 11:19 AM

This evening, the Detroit Public Library, hosts Syrian-American spoken word artist Omar Offendum. From the Lit in the Mitt website: Omar Offendum brings a contemporary poetic voice to the Muslim world and beyond. Omar was born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Washington, DC and now lives in Los Angeles. He...

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About those empty Royal Oak storefronts

Posted on Fri, May 30, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison posted a Facebook status update on May 21, admonishing residents to stop fearmongering by predicting the “death” of downtown Royal Oak. Ellison was referring to several empty storefronts along Main Street, vacant after several independent, well-loved businesses closed their doors. The city lost...

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A review of 'I Am Curious Yellow'

Posted By on Fri, May 30, 2014 at 10:27 AM

On a recent episode of Mad Men, set in 1969, Jon Hamm’s jaundiced and perpetually cool ad exec Don Draper mentioned seeing a movie called I Am Curious Yellow, and he cheekily claimed to have been “scandalized” by the ”dirty movie.” Even for a series stuffed to the...

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Berkley Spy Shop man does his job very well

Posted By on Fri, May 30, 2014 at 10:08 AM

The mission, as we chose to accept it, seemed very simple: go to the Spy Shop in Berkley and grab an interview with the owner-manager. That has to be fun, right? It’s a spy shop. Our heads were full of images of James Bond, glamor, intrigue Yeah, it wasn’t...

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