15 scenic drives near Detroit that everyone should explore

Lucky for us quarantined folks, gas is at it's lowest and the only two things we can really do are take a…

By Metro Times Staff

Stony Creek Metropark 
     4300 Main Park Rd., Shelby Twp.  
    The drive to Stony Creek Metropark can be made just as scenic as a drive through the 4,461-acre park, which spans Washington, Oakland, and Shelby Townships with hills, mills, and orchards. However, if you’re looking to hop out of the car and enjoy the parks recreational areas or trails, the park is conducting parking lot counts to ensure parking spaces do not exceed 60% of full capacity, which, if met, may result in being turned away or temporary park closures. But no one is keeping you from enjoying the trek there, now are they?
    
    Ken Lund/Flickr Commons
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This $1.49 million lakeside Clarkston mansion is keeping it wet with an infinity pool and waterfall

While it may be a hot minute until we can unveil our quarantine beach bods to the world, this custom-designed estate on…

By Metro Times Staff

This $1.49 million lakeside Clarkston mansion is keeping it wet with an infinity pool and waterfall
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This $1.65 million Clarkston mansion has a garage with a turntable

You know when you're a kid and the teacher asks you what you want to be when you grow up but you…

By Metro Times Staff

This $1.65 million Clarkston mansion has a garage with a turntable
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This whimsical $209k Upper Peninsula dome home is fit for Hagrid or Hobbits — let's take a tour

There are homes and then there are fantasy homes, and no, we're not talking about multi-million dollar new-construction monstrosities. We're talking real…

By Metro Times Staff

This whimsical $209k Upper Peninsula dome home is fit for Hagrid or Hobbits — let's take a tour
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15 independent metro Detroit bookstores offering delivery and curbside pickup

It came as quite a blow to independent bookstores  — and the readers that need them — when all were forced to…

By Metro Times Staff

Toadvine Books
    
    2783 Coolidge Hwy., Berkley; 248-439-0409; toadvinebooks.com 
    Want Vonnegut? Comics? How about illustrated Harry Potter books? This eclectic Berkley focuses on new and used fiction and literature, young adult novels, small press comics, zines, as well as science fiction and fantasy. Just email toadvinebooks@gmail.com to inquire about titles, pricing, and delivery. 
    
    Photo via Toadvine Books/Facebook
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This David Osler-designed house in Ann Arbor is a mid-century oasis — and it's not on the market yet

Oh, how we want nothing more than to drink a Manhattan while cutting a rug on an actual rug to a Françoise…

By Metro Times Staff

This David Osler-designed house in Ann Arbor is a mid-century oasis — and it's not on the market yet
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Behold, the first issue of Detroit Metro Times: Oct. 16, 1980

The first issue of Metro Times came out on Oct. 16, 1980. Here's a trip down memory lane.

By Metro Times Staff

Behold, the first issue of Detroit Metro Times: Oct. 16, 1980
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This humble northern Michigan cottage is its own island — and it's literally nothing like Animal Crossing

You won't find a family of capitalist raccoons asking you to perform hard labor for fictional currency at this historic $850k Dollar…

By Metro Times Staff

This humble northern Michigan cottage is its own island — and it's literally nothing like Animal Crossing
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21 of metro Detroit's coolest things to get delivered to you in quarantine

If we hear the term “new normal” one more time during this coronavirus quarantine, we're gonna spit. We've exhausted pizza nights and…

By Metro Times Staff

Ferndale Project
    567 Livernois, Ferndale; 248-556-5512; ferndaleproject.com/
    Beer. We. Need. Beer. If we can’t pop a cold one with the boys, we at least want to pop a cold one with our cats, which is what the Ferndale Project is all about. The Eastern Market Brewing Co. offshoot had the unfortunate experience of opening right when the whole pandemic thing took over our lives. But that didn’t stop the hopped-up crew from continuing serving up frosty IPAs, pasties, bags of coffee, and dog treats to the beer-thirsty masses. To accommodate the demand, they’ve pivoted to a curbside pick-up and delivery format. And good news: you can order online and their delivery radius is 25 miles outside of Ferndale.
     Photo viaFerndale Project/Facebook
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This $8.7 million Bloomfield Township mansion with indoor pool, basketball court gives us Justin Bieber vibes in the best way — let's take a tour

Pop star Justin Bieber made the news recently after his former Beverly Hills rental monstrosity hit the market, which was swiftly reamed…

By Metro Times Staff

This $8.7 million Bloomfield Township mansion with indoor pool, basketball court gives us Justin Bieber vibes in the best way — let's take a tour
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Once the most expensive home in Michigan, Northville estate with movie theater is still on the market 8 years later for $6.9 million

A home fit for a movie with a movie theater and a true backstory crazier than any movie plot is still on…

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Once the most expensive home in Michigan, Northville estate with movie theater is still on the market 8 years later for $6.9 million
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This $1.79 million Ann Arbor mansion has a lagoon fit for a tiger king or queen — let's take a look

Hey, all you cool cats and kittens. Those who have mainlined the Netflix phenomenon Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness know that owning…

By Metro Times Staff

This $1.79 million Ann Arbor mansion has a lagoon fit for a tiger king or queen — let's take a look
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25 Detroit things we miss from before the coronavirus

Never have we related to something more than when Blink-182's Tom DeLonge wails “Where are you?” on the band's 2003 emo ballad…

By Metro Times Staff

Celebrating Detroit’s wonderfully weird traditions like Marche du Nain Rouge
    It happened in an instant. First, a concert at Little Caesars Arena announced its postponement, then another, then everything began collapsing and before we knew it, everything we’ve come to look forward to year after year was being ripped from our hands, including all of Detroit’s weird and wonderful traditions: namely Marche du Nain Rouge. Don’t worry, Detroit. We will run that little red MF’er out of the city once and for all, you know, next year. (Or support him, if that's your thing.)
    
    Photo by Steven Pham
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John DeLorean's stunning former metro Detroit home doesn't have gull-wing doors — but it is for sale

Don't you wish you could hop in a DeLorean and gun it to '88? Time travel may not be a thing (yet),…

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John DeLorean's stunning former metro Detroit home doesn't have gull-wing doors — but it is for sale
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This photographer captured a deserted downtown Detroit due to the coronavirus — let's take a look

On Saturday, March 21, days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered all restaurants, bars, and other public establishments to close to curb the…

By Metro Times Staff

This photographer captured a deserted downtown Detroit due to the coronavirus — let's take a look
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This Detroit canal house is business in the front, and party in the back

This Harbor Island house in Detroit has a huge boathouse in the back that can hold two boats. With the house right…

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This Detroit canal house is business in the front, and party in the back
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30 people who are only famous in Detroit

Maybe some of these people are slightly recognized outside of Detroit, but here in Michigan, we all know who these people are…

By Metro Times Staff

30 people who are only famous in Detroit
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This Corktown house from 1848 is on the market for some TLC

If you've been dreaming of restoring a house that was built before 1850, this is your chance. This 1848 home is on…

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This Corktown house from 1848 is on the market for some TLC
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This Royal Oak house is straight out of a fairy tale

As if taken out of Beauty and the Beast, this castle-like Royal Oak home features a spacious and dramatic foyer, a second-floor balcony,…

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This Royal Oak house is straight out of a fairy tale
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All the wild folks we saw at the seventh annual Nicolas UnCaged Festival in Hamtramck

Only in Hamtramck can there be an annual celebration of notorious over-actor Nicolas Cage, who has, according to Google, appeared in “at…

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All the wild folks we saw at the seventh annual Nicolas UnCaged Festival in Hamtramck
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This Indian Village home was designed by famed architect C. Howard Crane — let's take a tour

This lovely home nestled in Indian Village was designed by famed architect C. Howard Crane, who also designed Detroit's Fox Theatre and…

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This Indian Village home was designed by famed architect C. Howard Crane — let's take a tour
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Women-owned shops you should support in the Detroit area

Empowered women empower women. This year, put your money where your mouth is and support your local lady-entrepreneurs. Here's a list of…

By Metro Times Staff

 Discount Candles 
     1400 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; 313-566-0092  
    Need some good luck or something to lift your spirits? Stop by Discount Candles and browse their vast collection of 7-Day candles — favorites include "Bitch Be Gone," "Law Stay Away," "Fast Luck," and "Spider Woman." Donna Adams runs this Eastern Market shop and is known for taking the time to prayer over candles and with her customers. While it was rumored the 25-year-old store would close, Adams says she's not going anywhere.  
     Photo via DIscount Candles Detroit / Facebook
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Everything we saw at the 33rd Erotic Poetry and Music Festival at Detroit's Tangent Gallery

The annual Erotic Poetry and Music Festival returned to the Tangent Gallery to celebrate the works of Detroit-area erotic artists for 33…

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Everything we saw at the 33rd Erotic Poetry and Music Festival at Detroit's Tangent Gallery
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All the inked babes we saw at the 25th annual Motor City Tattoo Expo in Detroit

America is both the land of the free and land of the inked. For 25 years, the Motor City Tattoo Expo has honored…

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All the inked babes we saw at the 25th annual Motor City Tattoo Expo in Detroit
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All the classic cars, gearheads, and pinups we saw at Autorama 2020

The 68th annual Autorama brought more than 800 hot rods, customs, trucks, and motorcycles from across the globe to Detroit's TCF Center,…

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All the classic cars, gearheads, and pinups we saw at Autorama 2020
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This baller Arden Park house has a ballroom

226 Arden Blvd., Detroit Enter this beautiful Arden Park home to a marble entryway, and expect nothing less for the rest of…

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This baller Arden Park house has a ballroom
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This Boston-Edison house features a rare historic fountain room

In the Boston-Edison Historic District, this home includes an old fountain room that features some beautiful Pewabic tile. The house has recently…

By Metro Times Staff

This Boston-Edison house features a rare historic fountain room
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All the crazy cosplayers we saw at Great Lakes Comic Con 2020

Great Lakes Comic Con celebrated its 10th anniversary on Friday and Saturday. The event featured a video game arcade, board gaming, a…

By Metro Times Staff

All the crazy cosplayers we saw at Great Lakes Comic Con 2020
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The 20 most perfect places to pose for a pic in Detroit

Detroiters know that our city is one of the most beautiful and interesting places to snap a pic. Detroit has it all:…

By Metro Times Staff

Monarch Club
    33 John R St. Penthouse; 313-306-2400; monarchclubdetroit.com
    The Monarch Club is a rooftop bar that sits on the 13th floor of the gorgeous Metropolitan Building. Not only can you get pictures of the iconic skyline or a setting sun, but with plenty of patio seating, three terraces (each with its own fireplace), and an indoor lounge, you can be sure there’s enough room for your whole group to get in on a few as well. 
    
    Photo via The Monarch Club / Facebook
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