Insults that only make sense in Detroit

Many cities are a world of their own, and in Detroit, there is a language that only Detroiters understand, and with that…

By Layla McMurtrie

“That’s some 7 Mile shit.”
 – pandaandteddy
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15 things to do in Detroit this weekend (Feb. 23-25)

It’s already the end of February; if you haven’t gotten out of the house much yet this year, it’s time. Whether you’re…

By Layla McMurtrie

Le Mélange de Gala

When: Feb. 24 from 6-9 p.m.
Where: Extra Crispy Studios
What: An immersive sensory museum
Who: Curated by Marshele Parker, also known as 29
Why: It definitely sounds interesting and unique. It’s a sensory museum that immerses people in fashion, live art, and Detroit's youngest techno talent.
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Detroit’s Dirty Show 2024 goes out with a bang [NSFW PHOTOS]

Well, that’s that a wrap for Dirty Show — another sold-out closing night full of hijinks and debauchery at the Russell Industrial…

By Mikel O.D.

Detroit’s Dirty Show 2024 goes out with a bang [NSFW PHOTOS]
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These Black historical figures are from Michigan

Michigan has been home to a diverse array of Black historical figures whose legacies have left a mark, not only in the…

By Layla McMurtrie

Aretha Franklin
Emerging from the gospel scene of Detroit’s New Bethel Baptist Church, the Queen of Soul left an undeniable mark on music history with hits like “Respect,” and “I Say a Little Prayer.” Beyond her music, she championed civil rights and Indigenous communities’ rights, earning 18 Grammy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Following her death in 2018, Franklin was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.
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Detroiters strip down for Cupid’s Undie Run [NSFW PHOTOS]

On Saturday, metro Detroiters stripped down to their underwear to for Cupid’s Undie Run, a “mile(ish) run” that raises funds and awareness…

By Joe Maroon

Detroiters strip down for Cupid’s Undie Run [NSFW PHOTOS]
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20 things to do in Detroit this weekend (Feb. 16-18)

Many people are busy on Valentine’s Day, so you and your lover may need to have some fun together on the weekend…

By Layla McMurtrie

Visionary Night

When: Feb. 17 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: The Commons
What: An open mic and art event
Who: The Vision Detroit
Why: The stage will be open for performers of any kind, plus art supplies will be provided for anyone who wants to chill and draw while enjoying the show.
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Detroit gets naughty at the Dirty Show 2024 [NSFW PHOTOS]

The 24th annual Dirty Show kicked off on Friday night at Detroit’s Russell Industrial Center. The Valentine’s Day tradition saw erotic art…

By Josh Justice

Friday, Feb. 9.
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Our favorite metro Detroit coffee shops

For many of us, caffeine is a daily essential, but sometimes broadening your coffee or tea horizons can be hard. Plus, in…

By Layla McMurtrie

Trinosophes is one of our favorite local coffee spots.
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25 things to do in Detroit this weekend (Feb. 9-11)

This weekend is great if you want to meet new friends, as there are many community-centered events happening that are perfect for…

By Layla McMurtrie

BLKLUV: The 10-year Anniversary Show

When: Feb. 9 at 8 p.m.
Where: Aretha’s Jazz Cafe
What: A show of poetry, music, comedy, and more
Who: Hosted by Joel Fluent Greene with beats by Drake Phifer
Why: Celebrate Black History Month and Valentine’s Day at once by supporting local Black performers and vendors alongside your lover.
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The most romantic restaurants in metro Detroit

Sure, romantic restaurants can be pricey, but you deserve to treat yourself and your partner sometimes, especially for Valentine’s Day. If you’re…

By Layla McMurtrie

1000 Brush St., Detroit; 313-962-9366;
With a beautiful atmosphere and high-end menu options, this Greektown spot is perfect for a fancy date.
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Where to celebrate Black History Month in Detroit

The city of Detroit supports Black artists, entrepreneurs, and culture year-round, but February is especially time for events that center heavily on…

By Layla McMurtrie

Music of Our Lives: A Musical Journey Celebrating Black History Month
Feb. 19 from 7-10 p.m.; Aretha’s Jazz Cafe;
Unlimited Sky Productions is hosting this musical event exploring the diversity of Black music, from the roots of Africa to the modern day. Performances will feature sounds from Africa, Blues, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, Motown, hip-hop, and more. Special guests will include Sky Covington, Faye Bradford, and One Single Rose, among others.
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15 things to do in Detroit this weekend (Feb. 1-4)

The first weekend of Black History Month is leading strong in Detroit with an array of cultural events happening around the city.…

By Layla McMurtrie

Baba’s Bounce

When: Feb. 2 from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Big Pink
What: A DJ set of world music
Who: Sounds by Chicago-based queer Palestinian DJ Nanoos, plus QUJO and DJ KDirty
Why: Have a fun night with your friends vibing to Arabic and Afro music.
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15 ways to impress your Valentine in Detroit when you’re broke

We’re all struggling financially out here, and then holidays come around to break the bank even more. Valentine’s Day specifically can be…

By Layla McMurtrie

Take them to new art exhibits
Amazing art is one thing in Detroit that you can see a lot of for free. This coming month, the Carr Center has a few new exhibits opening to the public. You can also head to the Detroit Institute of Arts (free for residents in the tri-county area) or the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit to see world-class art, or drive around and see all the murals in different parts of the city. If you want to make a full day out of art, you could even do all of it.
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Where to watch the Lions-49ers game in metro Detroit

The Lions-Buccaneers game at Ford Field last Sunday was NBC’s most-watched NFL divisional round game since 1994. As we get closer to…

By Layla McMurtrie

Where to watch the Lions-49ers game in metro Detroit
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Where to play pickleball in metro Detroit

Pickleball is America’s fastest-growing sport, and it’s no wonder why. The paddle game is easy to learn, a thrill to play, and…

By Steve Neavling

Patton Recreation Center

2301 Woodmere, Detroit; 313-628-2000;

Another recreation center in southwest Detroit, Patton Recreation Center converts its gym into pickleball courts from 1:30-3 p.m. on Thursdays and 12-2 p.m. on Saturdays. Beginning on Feb. 14, pickleball also will be available from 5-7 p.m.
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15 things to do in Detroit this weekend (Jan. 26-28)

After the zero-degree weather the last couple of weeks, this coming weekend’s early 40s temperatures will basically feel like spring. So, now…

By Layla McMurtrie

Lyn Lapid

When: Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.
Where: The Shelter
What: A concert
Who: Lyn Lapid
Why: It’s for the artist’s “to love in the 21st century tour.”
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Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired mansion in Ann Arbor listed for $10M

Throughout his career, American architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed more than 1,000 structures, 31 of which were built in Michigan. While he…

By Layla McMurtrie

4000 Vorhies Rd., Ann Arbor
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Detroit fitness studios and gyms to help you smash your workout goals

If you’re like us, you’d probably rather take a nap than spend hours lifting weights in the gym. But that’s not going…

By Randiah Camille Green

Hot Bones Detroit

2895 E Grand Blvd., Detroit;

At this infrared hot yoga and pilates studio, most classes are heated between 75°F and 95°F. Infrared heat is supposed to help with flexibility, detoxification, cardiovascular health, and weight loss. Hot Bones classes include a range of styles like HIIT pilates, slow burn yoga, restorative yoga, yoga for seniors, power yoga, and prenatal yoga. They also are planning to open a bone broth bar in the studio in 2024 serving beef, chicken, and vegan options.
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20 things to do in metro Detroit this weekend (Jan. 19-21)

It’s very cold and icy outside, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still have some fun. Layer up, drive carefully, and you’re…

By Layla McMurtrie

Desert Hearts

When: Jan. 19 at 9 p.m.
Where: Magic Stick, Ferndale
What: A dance night
Who: DJs Mikey Lyon, Kevin Knapp, and Dantiez
Why: Have a fun night to start your weekend.
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20 things to do during a weird, unpredictable Detroit winter

Winter? What winter? This season in metro Detroit has been warmer than usual with little snowfall to speak of. In fact, global…

By Metro Times editorial staff

20 things to do during a weird, unpredictable Detroit winter
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Detroit’s MLK Day rally gathered community to denounce war

Detroit’s 21st Annual MLK Day Rally and March took place on a frigid Monday at St. Matthew’s-St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church. Among speakers…

By Viola Klocko

Shawn Fain and Rashida Tlaib spoke at 2024's Detroit MLK Day rally.
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Photos of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 Detroit ‘Walk to Freedom’

MLK Day commemorates the important legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., held this year on Monday, Jan. 15.…

By Layla McMurtrie

Photos of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 Detroit ‘Walk to Freedom’
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Photos of Jollibee’s first Michigan location in Sterling Heights

With Jollibee opening its first location in Michigan this weekend, Jan. 12-14, the Philippines-based fast-food chain expects high traffic, long lines, and…

By Layla McMurtrie

Photos of Jollibee’s first Michigan location in Sterling Heights
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Rejected Michigan license plates from 2023 and earlier [NSFW]

Once again, Metro Times submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Michigan Department of State for all rejected custom license…

By Layla McMurtrie

Rejected Michigan license plates from 2023 and earlier [NSFW]
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20 things to do in Detroit this weekend (Jan. 11-14)

Get ready to rock this weekend with tons of cool events happening around the city, from art to food to comedy to…

By Layla McMurtrie

Jollibee's Opening Weekend

When: Jan. 12-14 from 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Jollibee, Sterling Heights
What: The grand opening day of Jollibee’s first Michigan location.
Who: Jollibee fans
Why: Metro Detroiters have been waiting for this day since 2021 when it was first announced that the popular Philippines-based fast-food chain was coming to Michigan. Plus, the first 100 customers that spend over $20 each day this weekend get a prize.
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The best reactions to the Michigan Wolverines’ big win

The University of Michigan won the national college football title for the first time since 1997 and people are ecstatic. Between the…

By Layla McMurtrie

The Michigan Wolverines took home the victory.
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This historic Detroit home was a secret Prohibition-era distillery, now listed for $949K

This 7,500-square-foot home in Detroit’s Indian Village district holds a unique history. Its original owner, Edward Eisenberg, worked as a corporate officer…

By Layla McMurtrie

1796 Burns Ave., Detroit
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15 things to do in Detroit this weekend (Jan. 5-7)

It’s the first week of the year, so you’re probably either too tired recuperating from  2023 or ready to jumpstart the new…

By Layla McMurtrie

Morta Skuld, Throne, Jesus Wept

When: Jan. 5 at 7 p.m.
Where: Sanctuary Detroit, Hamtramck
What: Live music
Who: Morta Skuld, Throne, and Jesus Wept
Why: Kick off the weekend with head bangers from these three rock bands.
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New Detroit-area restaurants to look forward to in 2024

In 2023, metro Detroit gained a bunch of new eateries, bars, and cafes — and we have plenty more to look forward…

By Layla McMurtrie, Lee DeVito

Little Liberia

6513 Woodward Ave., Detroit;

The news that the Room Project, a co-working space for women and nonbinary people, was closing was painful news for many in the community. Looking on the bright side, however, this African-fusion pop-up plans to open a permanent location in its former space, with a grand opening expected to come in mid to late 2024.

Read more here.
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Photos from the WWE Live Holiday Tour in Detroit

The WWE Live Holiday Tour came to Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday.

By Joe Maroon

Photos from the WWE Live Holiday Tour in Detroit
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