2020 New Year's resolutions for prominent Detroit people, places, and things

A new decade is around the corner, and with it comes pledges and promises to be way better in the New Year.…

By Metro Times Staff

Detroit Police Chief Craig
    In 2020, I resolve to...
    reduce the crime rate without manipulating data.
    
    Photo by Steve Neavling
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20 perfect places to propose in Detroit

So, you’ve been dating for six years and the pressure is on. You’ve got that gorgeous ring you bought on Etsy made…

By Metro Times Staff

The Highlands
    400 Renaissance Center Fl. 71, Detroit; 313-877-9090; highlandsdetroit.com	
    
    One of the newest restaurants on the block just so happens to have the most stunning view of the city that you can possibly ask for. The Highlands, located atop the Renaissance Center on its 71st floor, gives the illusion of being in the clouds while you make your dream proposal come true. 
    
    Photo via Highlands Detroit / Facebook
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Everything we saw at the FutureDream 3 festival at Tangent Gallery

The FutureDream3 festival at Tangent Gallery featured music by Tetra Music Project, Approachable Minorities, and Jena Irene Asciutto, as well as "botanical…

By Metro Times Staff

Everything we saw at the FutureDream 3 festival at Tangent Gallery
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All the sexy people we saw at the Hot 'N' Bothered Dirty Show preview at Planet Ant

Things got steamy at Planet Ant on Friday, Dec. 13, when Jerry Vile’s international erotic art event, the Dirty Show, hosted a…

By Metro Times Staff

All the sexy people we saw at the Hot 'N' Bothered Dirty Show preview at Planet Ant
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20 useless facts about Detroit that you probably didn't know

Here are some completely useless tidbits everyone should have handy to tell at the next cocktail party.

By Metro Times Staff

Detroit has its own currency
    Detroit Community Scrip, also known as Detroit Cheers, is a local $3 currency backed by the US government. Cheers were first introduced in 2009 as a way to invigorate the local economy, since only businesses in the city accept the currency. The bills, which are printed with an image of the Spirit of Detroit and the city skyline, might be too pretty for their own good. While the currency has seen limited success, the attractiveness of the bills has resulted in customers wanting to keep them rather than spend them.
    Photo via Tony Bennett / Detroit Stock City
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25 actually cute winter date ideas in the Detroit area

Just because it’s freezing outside, doesn’t mean that your love life should grow cold as well. Here’s a list of 25 date…

By Metro Times Staff

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
    1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores; 313-884-4222
    This mansion on Gaukler Point was once home to the Fords. Edsel was the son of the founder of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford. Together with his wife Eleanor, he continued a legacy as leaders of industry. Visitors can take an intimate look into their home life and legacy.  
    Photo via Instagram user @eefordhouse
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All the pups who met Santa at Hodges Subaru’s 2019 iHeartDogs donation drive in Ferndale

As part of the Subaru Share the Love Event, Hodges Subaru in Ferndale hosted its annual iHeartDogs Rescue and Animal Haven Santa/Adoption…

By Metro Times Staff

All the pups who met Santa at Hodges Subaru’s 2019 iHeartDogs donation drive in Ferndale
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Everyone we saw at the 2019 Detroit Urban Craft Fair at the Masonic Temple

If idle hands are the devil’s playthings, does that mean the busy hands of the many makers at this year’s Detroit Urban Craft…

By Metro Times Staff

Everyone we saw at the 2019 Detroit Urban Craft Fair at the Masonic Temple
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All the naughty folks we saw at Krampus Night at Detroit's Tangent Gallery

Each year, while hordes of people get into the holiday spirit with their caroling and goofy sweaters and fa-la-la-la bullshit, there's another,…

By Metro Times Staff

All the naughty folks we saw at Krampus Night at Detroit's Tangent Gallery
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20 celebrities who went to high school in Detroit

Every city is proud of its successful residents, and Detroit is home to an especially talented group of people who are artistic,…

By Metro Times Staff

Aaliyah
    Singer, actress, model
    Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts
    The young star sold millions of records in the 1990s and early 2000s, and starred in the films Romeo Must Die and Queen of the Damned before a plane crash in the Bahamas ended her life at age 22.
    Photo via Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock
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Everyone we saw at Brockhampton's Detroit show at the Masonic Temple

The idiom “too many cooks in the kitchen” does not apply to self-proclaimed “all-American boy band” and 15-piece autonomous hip-hop collective Brockhampton.…

By Metro Times Staff

Everyone we saw at Brockhampton's Detroit show at the Masonic Temple
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Everything we saw at Audra Kubat's record release show at the DIA

Detroit singer-songwriter Audra Kubat performed a captivating show at the DIA to support her new album The Sliver and the Salve. Surrounded…

By Metro Times Staff

Everything we saw at Audra Kubat's record release show at the DIA
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An essential guide to Detroit-area holiday happenings this winter

There are so many ways to celebrate the holidays — use this list of activities to fill your calendar and keep your…

By Metro Times Staff

Noel Night
    Saturday, Dec. 7; North of Warren, 1-7 p.m.; South of Warren, 5-10 p.m.; Free admission
    3939 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-420-6000; noelnight.org
    Looking for a winter wonderland in Michigan? Midtown Detroit Inc. will be hosting its 47th annual Noel Night, with participating venues such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, Wayne State University, Michigan Science center, and more transforming into enchanted holiday destinations.
    Photo via Noel Night / Facebook
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11 dazzling Christmas light displays to visit this holiday season in the Detroit area

Nothing makes the holiday season feel brighter than seeing the night sky lit up with festive lights. We've picked a few of…

By Metro Times Staff

The Big, Bright, Light Show
    N Main Street, Rochester
    Throughout main street in downtown Rochester, the buildings are literally covered in lights from top to bottom. You can check out the lights while shopping local.
    Photo via The Big, Bright Light Show / Facebook
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Everyone we saw getting wild at Whiskey in the Winter

Metro Times held our inaugural celebration of all things whiskey at the Detroit Shipping Co. for a toasty evening of eating, drinking,…

By Metro Times Staff

Photo by Ashley Toodle
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All the holiday hoopla we saw at the Detroit tree lighting ceremony at Campus Martius

Downtown Detroit was aglow on Friday, Nov. 22, for the 16th annual tree lighting, during which a Michigan-grown Norwegian Spruce was festooned…

By Metro Times Staff

All the holiday hoopla we saw at the Detroit tree lighting ceremony at Campus Martius
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22 historical figures you probably didn't know were buried in Michigan

From Rosa Parks to the founder of the Kellogg Company, Michigan is the final resting place of many well-known American entertainers, business…

By Metro Times Staff

David Ruffin
    Known as one of the lead singers of The Temptations, David Ruffin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. As frontman for The Temptations, Ruffin’s voice can be heard on numerous hits, including “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” and “It’s Growing.” Following his death in 1991, Ruffin was buried in Detroit’s Woodlawn Cemetery.
    Photo via Motown Records / Wikimedia Commons
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24 ways to treat yo' self in the Detroit area this winter

With dropping temperatures and the holiday season just around the corner, it's time for some self-care. Whether that means warding off stress…

By Metro Times Staff

IMMERSE Spa
    1777 3rd Ave., Detroit; 313-465-1656; mgmgranddetroit.mgmresorts.com/en/amenities/immerse-spa.html
    Located in MGM Grand Detroit, IMMERSE Spa has something for everyone. If you have limited time in the day during the busy holiday season, IMMERSE Spa has an option for express treatments that only take 25 minutes.
    Photo via Google Maps
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Hilarious Detroit versions of the 'Woman Yelling at Cat' meme

Is there anything funnier than when The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong goes head to head with the vegetable-hating…

By Metro Times Staff

@StoriesFromDet / Twitter
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All the Lynchian characters we saw at 'Twin Peaks' events in Detroit this weekend

Detroit's historic Senate Theater screened Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me with special guest Ray Wise, who did an audience Q&A. Following…

By Metro Times Staff

All the Lynchian characters we saw at 'Twin Peaks' events in Detroit this weekend
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20 things to do in the Detroit area when it's cold and dark outside

The days are getting shorter and shorter, the sky is gray, and there is a biting chill through the air — but…

By Metro Times Staff

WSU Planetarium 
    4841 Cass Ave.; 313-577-6455; planetarium.wayne.edu
    Forever bridging the gap between art and science is the WSU Planetarium. Seek divine intervention from the stars, pray to the muses, or just enjoy the show. 
    
    Photo via GoogleMaps
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All the crazy cosplayers we saw at Detroit's Youmacon 2019

Halloween may come but once a year, but for many people dressing up in elaborate costumes is a way of life —…

By Metro Times Staff

Photo by Megan Matelonek
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14 hot Halloween gift ideas from Lover’s Lane

Looking for a gift for Halloween? Try Lover's Lane, with more than 15 stores across the state. More information is available at…

By Metro Times Staff

Athena Goddess - 2-Piece Costume; $75
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All of the creepy cheapsters we saw at the Creepy Cheapy Double Feature 2019 at the Crofoot

Being broke around Halloween can really suck — like, blood-sucking vampire suck. Well, thanks to the Crofoot’s long-standing Halloween tradition, being broke…

By Metro Times Staff

Friday, Oct. 25  (Lizz Wilkinson)
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All the boos and ghouls we saw at the Monster's Ball at the Fillmore Detroit

Things got a little crazy last night at the Fillmore for the Monster's Ball. Photos by Mike Pfeiffer

By Metro Times Staff

All the boos and ghouls we saw at the Monster's Ball at the Fillmore Detroit
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Everyone we saw at the Stranger Things '80s Halloween Party at Royal Oak Music Theatre

Mojo in the Morning's Stranger Things '80s Halloween Party was a hit on Friday, Oct. 18, at the Royal Oak Music Theatre.…

By Metro Times Staff

Everyone we saw at the Stranger Things '80s Halloween Party at Royal Oak Music Theatre
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15 cozy fall dishes to try at Detroit-area restaurants

Fall is upon us, and with it comes cozy sweaters, bonfires, and some of the most comforting food you'll eat all year.…

By Metro Times Staff

The Meeting House 
    301 Main St., Rochester; 248-759-4825; themeetinghouserochester.com
    Lightly Smoked Chicken Breast: Maple-basted spaghetti squash served with baby carrots, sugar snap peas, and sage. 
    Roasted Vegetable: Mixed greens served with butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, toasted pumpkin seeds, white balsamic vinaigrette, and chèvre.
    Photo via The Meeting House / Facebook
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This rare midcentury Michigan home designed by famed architect Tivadar Balogh is still for sale — let's take a tour

How can this be? This 1958 redwood cube that appears to be floating in the Michigan woods just outside Ann Arbor was…

By Metro Times Staff

This rare midcentury Michigan home designed by famed architect Tivadar Balogh is still for sale — let's take a tour
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16 sweet Sweetest Day gift ideas from Lover's Lane

Looking for a gift for Sweetest Day? Try Lover's Lane, with more than 15 stores across the state. More information is available…

By Metro Times Staff

Adore Freya The Black Rose Teddy; $40
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Everyone we saw at the Michigan Opera Theatre's 2019-2020 season opening gala

Michigan Opera Theatre’s 2019-2020 season opened Saturday, Oct. 12 with a gala concert featuring renowned tenor Michael Fabiano, joined by soprano Leah…

By Metro Times Staff

Everyone we saw at the Michigan Opera Theatre's 2019-2020 season opening gala
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