25 Michigan cottages, cabins, and lodges to rent for a cozy fall getaway

From tiny cottages to sprawling lodges, these Airbnb rentals are perfect for a getaway in the Michigan wilderness. Grab some family or…

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The Royal Stag Lodge (Grayling)
    16+ guests, 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
    $1,043 per night 
    Dating to the 1940s, this one-of-a-kind spot has exposed beams, custom metal railings, mounted animal heads, and authentic pelts. 
    Photo via Airbnb
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All the freaky things we saw at Theatre Bizarre 2019

The sinister and macabre display returned to the Masonic Temple to pay homage to its fearful leader, Zombo. Hundreds dared to enter…

By Metro Times Staff

Saturday, Oct. 19
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23 unique Detroit wedding venues couples will love

There are plenty of Detroit wedding spots that can serve as the gorgeous backdrop to your fairy-tale event. These iconic Detroit venues…

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Fisher Building
    3011 W. Grand Blvd.; 313-874-1100; thefisherbuilding.com
    This iconic building is opulently decorated inside and exemplifies Detroit’s unique beauty. The intricately decorated ceilings are just one of the many noteworthy details of this architectural wonder.  
    Photo via Fisher Building / Facebook
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All the apocalyptic cosplayers we saw at the 'Mad Max'-themed party at Tangent Gallery

Celebrating 40 years of Mad Max, Fury Road to Thunderdome's Dropzone event once again transformed Tangent Gallery into an anarchist wasteland. Described as “one of the…

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All the apocalyptic cosplayers we saw at the 'Mad Max'-themed party at Tangent Gallery
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Terrifying Detroit-area haunted houses and spooky trails to freak you out this fall

While some enjoy the colorful leaves, cozy scarves, and pumpkin-flavored everything, others are seeking something spookier this fall. If Halloween is your…

By Metro Times Staff

Exit 13 Haunted House
    6069 N. Saginaw St., Mount Morris; exit13hauntedhouse.com
    Take Exit 13 for an adrenaline rush of fear and excitement. With incredible make-up effects and visuals, this haunt promises to be worth the drive. Runs Sept. 13-14, 20-21, 27-29, Oct. 4-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 30-31, Nov. 1-2; Sunday-Thursday, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., Halloween 9p.m.-?; Tickets $27+.
    Photo via Exit 13 Haunted House / Facebook
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30 classic Detroit diners, delis, and cafes you should have tried by now

These diners, delis, and cafes serve up delicious renditions of time-tested recipes. From buttermilk pancakes to corned beef sandwiches to the perfect…

By Metro Times Staff

Hygrade Deli
    3640 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-894-6620; hygradedeli.com
    Since 1955, Hygrade Deli has been delighting tastebuds with its famous corned beef. The rest of the menu is just as delicious — try an egg breakfast, pancakes, French toast, or one of the many classic sandwiches. Hygrade has also been featured in various films, including The Pickle Recipe, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Detroit 187.
    Photo via Hygrade Deli
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Mansion of former Detroit Tiger Gary Sheffield is on sale now for $1.9M — let’s take a tour

Former Detroit Tigers slugger Gary Sheffield, now a TV baseball analyst, is selling his Tampa, Florida, gulfside mansion for $1.9 million. The…

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Mansion of former Detroit Tiger Gary Sheffield is on sale now for $1.9M — let’s take a tour
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All the sultry people we saw at the Comic Strippers: Burlesque Superheroes & Villains show at Planet Ant

Planet Ant’s House Troupe, Black Sheep Burlesque, presented the Comic Strippers: Burlesque Superheroes & Villains show at Planet Ant on Saturday. The…

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All the sultry people we saw at the Comic Strippers: Burlesque Superheroes & Villains show at Planet Ant
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Creative, quirky, unforgettable stickers found in Detroit

Many light poles, fire hydrants, dumpsters, stop signs, and newspaper boxes are adorned with creative and quirky stickers in Detroit's Cass Corridor…

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Creative, quirky, unforgettable stickers found in Detroit
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30 Detroit-area tattoo artists you should be following on Instagram

These Detroit-area tattoo artists are innovators in their field. With a variety of styles and subjects, these artists show the variation and…

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30 Detroit-area tattoo artists you should be following on Instagram
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John Engler's mansion is on sale now for $4.5M — let's take a tour

Former Michigan Gov. John Engler is selling his mansion in McLean, Virginia, for $4.5 million. The 9,330-square-foot, Gregorian-style home was built in…

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John Engler's mansion is on sale now for $4.5M — let's take a tour
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All the fashionable people we saw at the Social Runway at Ford Field

The Social Runway ’19, “Fashion @ The Field,” is a multifaceted, interactive, and social media-driven fashion production designed to celebrate Detroit Fashion.…

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All the fashionable people we saw at the Social Runway at Ford Field
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Everyone we saw at Ferndale's DIY Street Fair 2019

Nothing is sexier than doing it yourself, which is what the Ferndale DIY Street Fair has been doing for 12 years running.…

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Everyone we saw at Ferndale's DIY Street Fair 2019
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15 Detroit luxury mansions on sale for $500,000 or more

What are some of the most expensive mansions in Detroit? They are located in plain sight, in and around the city, and…

By Metro Times Staff

Limestone Luxury
    $1,300,000
    2150 Iroquois St.
    This six-bedroom and five-bathroom limestone mansion is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece. The house was built by Michigan architect Louis Kamper in 1915, and it’s filled with stunning details. A marble staircase, hand-painted ceiling, and 19th-century English Regency fireplace are among the unique features of this stately residence.
    Photo via Zillow
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10 items from Michigan retailers to keep you warm and fuzzy this fall

Fall fashion-forward with these clothing items and accessories sourced from Michigan retailers. By Amanda Sinishtaj

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10 items from Michigan retailers to keep you warm and fuzzy this fall
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20 gorgeous spots to see the fall colors in Michigan

The temperature is changing, and so are the leaves here in Michigan. You can drive up to the Upper Peninsula or up…

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Dead River
    Marquette County, MI
    Hike the trails of Marquette and catch the falls of Dead River during autumn to see a dazzling display of red, orange, and yellow leaves. 
    Photo via Pure Michigan / Facebook
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Everyone we saw at Detroit's 42nd Dally in the Alley

Once again, Detroit's Cass Corridor hosted a celebration of art, music, and one very busy alley for the 42nd annual Dally in…

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Everyone we saw at Detroit's 42nd Dally in the Alley
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20 metro Detroit places introverts can be alone in public

OK — so you have to leave the house not because you need something, but because your introverted ass needs to create…

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Kresge Court
    5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org
    Check out this light-filled atrium cafe for a late-afternoon lounge. The location (in the middle of a world-class museum) and the decor (tasteful but cozy) will warm any introvert’s heart. A curated menu includes innovative options like a lavender latte and cauliflower salad, while the dessert selection features Detroit classics such as bumpy cake and Faygo floats. After wandering the museum, this is the place to satisfy your sweet tooth and people-watch in peace.
    Photo courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Arts
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All the madness we saw at the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival

Water balloons, canoes with wheels, wrestling, and a Rod Stewart impersonator were all attractions at the 40th annual Hamtramck Labor Day Festival,…

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All the madness we saw at the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival
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25 things to do in Michigan before the 'polar coaster' arrives

Here we go again. The 2020 Farmers’ Almanac’s extended weather forecast has predicted an upcoming "polar coaster winter" that will affect the…

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Rent a tiki boat.
    What’s kitschy and relaxing and thatched all over? A ride from Aloha Tiki Tours down the Detroit River or Lake St. Clair. Bring your own food and drinks for a two-hour excursion on one of their signature round, tiki-themed boats. Captain and a bluetooth speaker provided! This Polynesian-themed adventure is unlike any other floating tour in the Detroit area.
    Photo via  Noah Elliott Morrison
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Established Black-owned businesses you should know about in the Detroit area

Here are some thriving Black-owned businesses you can visit and support in the Detroit area.

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Dime Store
    719 Griswold St., Ste. 180, Detroit; 313-962-9106
    
    Photo via  Dime Store / Facebook
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20 Detroit-area festivals to welcome the fall season

As summer fades out, metro Detroit welcomes the fall season with a slew of eclectic festivals. From art fairs and international jazz…

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Michigan Renaissance Festival
    Through Sept. 29; 12600 Dixie Hwy., Holly; michrenfest.com. Tickets start at $20.95 for adults, $14.50 for children.
    Chaos is a ladder, folks. And while everyone is still somehow shit-talking the Game of Thrones finale (seriously, let it go), the Michigan Renaissance Festival is kicking it back to the 16th Century for its 41st year of pageantry, rivalry, revelry, and royalty. The thematic Holly-based festival will, once again, cater to an expected 280,000 visitors across its sprawling, all-encompassing 17-acre village, which hosts 17 stages as reproductions of Renaissance shops, taverns, and, of course, a castle.
    
    Per previous years, there will be themed weekends throughout the RenFest's seven weekend-long run. This year, visitors can anticipate a viking invasion, wonders of the world, and shamrocks and shenanigans. In addition to main attractions like full-contact jousting, a massive artisan market, and turkey legs, this year will also offer ticket add-ons, such as an interactive spy quest to thwart the plot of the Red Knight, a beer- and bacon-tasting event, royal high tea in the Crystal Castle, and an early-morning hawk walk guided by a master falconer. Huzzah!
    Photo courtesy of Renaissance Festival, by Gwendolyn Hampton
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All the sultry people we saw at Corktown Cabaret at Detroit's Trumbull and Porter Hotel

Roses are red, violets are blue, we’re feeling naughty, how about you? Producers behind the famed Dirty Show partnered with the Trumbull…

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All the sultry people we saw at Corktown Cabaret at Detroit's Trumbull and Porter Hotel
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10 dazzling Detroit-area nail artists to follow on Instagram

Whether you like a claw-medium-long nail with a coffin shape, or a gel mani with some nail art, these Detroit-area artists have…

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10 dazzling Detroit-area nail artists to follow on Instagram
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Everyone we saw at the Michigan Renaissance Festival 2019

The Michigan Renaissance Festival kicked off on Aug. 17. The festival will continue on weekends and Labor Day between 10 a.m. and…

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Everyone we saw at the Michigan Renaissance Festival 2019
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All the crazy, freaky, cool Detroit spaces you'll see on the Weird Homes Tour

The return of the Detroit Weird Homes Tour means getting an up-close and personal self-guided look at eight creatively designed homes, as…

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David's Pop Art House
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Everything we saw at Corona Electric Beach at The Belt in Detroit

On Saturday, Wax Motif stopped by Detroit's The Belt alley for Electric Beach featuring WhereIsFenix, King Saaidi, PVRTY HVRD, and Nick Speed.08/17/2019…

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Everything we saw at Corona Electric Beach at The Belt in Detroit
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Everything we saw at Metro Times' Best of Detroit Party 2019

On Saturday, metro Detroiters came out to The Roostertail to celebrate the best things to love about the Motor City at this…

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Everything we saw at Metro Times' Best of Detroit Party 2019
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Everything we saw at the Woodward Dream Cruise 2019

The best damn traffic jam, the Woodward Dream Cruise combines classic cars and the cruisers that love them at this annual parade…

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Everything we saw at the Woodward Dream Cruise 2019
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Everything we saw at Michigan Comic Con 2019

Arguably never before in history has there been a better time to be a nerd than right now. Superheroes are the norm,…

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Everything we saw at Michigan Comic Con 2019
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