Kid-friendly Detroit spots where parents can get a damn drink

Life is all about balance. When it comes to family, sometimes it's hard to balance things the kids want to do with…

By Metro Times Staff

Beacon Park
    1901 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-566-8250; empoweringmichigan.com/beacon-park??
     
    Beacon Park is an active park — often you can find fitness classes, volleyball games, or enjoy the park in the moonlight at the night market. While the kids might enjoy the park’s Family Fun Day, you can grab a drink at nearby Lumen Detroit, which has an outdoor patio and rooftop. 
    
    Photo courtesy of  Instagram, BeaconPark
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20 Detroit celebrities you can get a shoutout from on Cameo

OnlyFans isn’t the only website celebs ran to for extra income, especially during the pandemic. A few turned to Cameo, where they…

By Metro Times Staff

Insane Clown Posse
    Photo via Facebook
    Founded in Detroit in 1989, the Insane Clown Posse performs hardcore hip-hop and horrorcore. They wear clown makeup and perform elaborate Faygo-soaked shows. With many streams and awards, they have a dedicated fanbase known as Juggalos and Juggalettes. The duo’s Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J can be booked on Cameo together or individually.
    
    cameo.com/icp
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This $2.75 million mansion in Bloomfield Hills is a rose-colored showstopper

Some homes are made for livin' while others are made for gawking. Our mouths are agape at this rose-colored Bloomfield Hills showstopper.…

By Metro Times Staff

This $2.75 million mansion in Bloomfield Hills is a rose-colored showstopper
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20 fashion brands and designers with Detroit roots

This October, luxury fashion brand Bottega Veneta will display its spring 2022 collection in Detroit. In the meantime, here are some brands…

By Metro Times Staff

20 fashion brands and designers with Detroit roots
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Everyone we saw at Riverside Groove presents the 11th Annual Dirty 313 BBQ on Belle Isle

Riverside Groove presents the 11th Annual Dirty 313 Free BBQ on Belle Isle, a free barbecue featuring Wave Point, Dru Ruiz b2b…

By Metro Times Staff

Everyone we saw at Riverside Groove presents the 11th Annual Dirty 313 BBQ on Belle Isle
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Things to do in Detroit when it's hot AF outside

Detroit gets a very small window to enjoy outside before it's time to dig out the Carhartt jackets and Timbaland boots. Safe…

By Metro Times Staff

Sea Life Aquarium
    4316 Baldwin Rd., Auburn Hills; 248-409-6001; visitsealife.com
    
    Sebastian did his best to try to keep Ariel under the sea, and the SEA LIFE Aquarium offers you the chance to see what he was talking about. It’s Michigan’s largest aquarium, with 2,000 aquatic creatures including sharks, stingrays, and sea turtles. 
    
    
    Photo via SEA LIFE Aquarium/Facebook
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This $3.67 million Carl D. Gilmore-designed Ann Arbor home sits on 15 secluded acres

It might be hard to believe that this $3,670,000 home designed by prominent Ann Arbor architect Carl D. Gilmore was not built…

By Metro Times Staff

This $3.67 million Carl D. Gilmore-designed Ann Arbor home sits on 15 secluded acres
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This 1885 Queen Anne House for sale was built by former Michigan Secretary of State Daniel Striker

Built in 1885 by former Michigan Secretary of State Daniel Striker (1871-75), this Queen Anne-style home stands proudly in Hastings, Michigan. For…

By Metro Times Staff

This 1885 Queen Anne House for sale was built by former Michigan Secretary of State Daniel Striker
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This $3.75 million William Kessler-designed Torch Lake home is a pyramid

Why walk like an Egyptian when you can live like one? This stunning William Kessler-designed home built in 1987 features 5 beds,…

By Metro Times Staff

This $3.75 million William Kessler-designed Torch Lake home is a pyramid
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Everyone we saw at the That's Our Friend event at Detroit's Tangent Gallery and Hastings Street Ballroom

This monthly event at Detroit's Tangent Gallery and Hastings Street Ballroom has DJs, vendors, fire, and friends.06/18/2021 Photos by Mike Pfeiffer

By Metro Times Staff

Everyone we saw at the That's Our Friend event at Detroit's Tangent Gallery and Hastings Street Ballroom
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20 essential Detroit-area summer activities to check off your bucket list

Michigan's long, brutal winter is finally over — and not only that, but this dreary fucking pandemic finally seems to be subsiding,…

By Metro Times Staff

See a drive-in movie
    This time last summer, the low-budget made-in-Michigan horror film The Wretched topped the box-office charts, placing it among titans of cinema like Titanic and Avatar, thanks to a savvy idea to release the film in pandemic-proof drive-in theaters like Dearborn's Ford-Wyoming Drive-In (10400 Ford Rd., Dearborn; 313-846-6910; forddrivein.com). Well, this year the movies are back, with the ninth installment of the longstanding Fast & Furious  franchise being marketed as no less than the return of Hollywood writ large along with Marvel's long-awaited Black Widow. We'll take a large popcorn with that.
    Photo via Ford Wyoming Drive-in Theatre/Facebook
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All the freaks we saw at the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow at the Token Lounge

The Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue stopped by the Token Lounge. Here's what we saw.06/16/2021 Photos by Joe Maroon

By Metro Times Staff

All the freaks we saw at the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow at the Token Lounge
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This meticulously restored $585k Indian Village home just turned a century old — let's take a tour

Light some candles, grab some cake and break out your party dress because this stunning Indian Village home just turned 100 years…

By Metro Times Staff

This meticulously restored $585k Indian Village home just turned a century old — let's take a tour
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You can live in this $1.75 million Swiss Chalet in Ann Arbor — let's take a tour

Go ahead and cancel your post-vaccination vacation and take a look at this Swiss chalet-inspired house in the Ann Arbor area instead.…

By Metro Times Staff

You can live in this $1.75 million Swiss Chalet in Ann Arbor — let's take a tour
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Everyone we saw at the first Polo and Pretty Women Charity Event at the Detroit Polo Club

On Saturday, the first annual Polo and Pretty Women charity event was held at the Detroit Polo Club in Howell. The polo…

By Metro Times Staff

Everyone we saw at the first Polo and Pretty Women Charity Event at the Detroit Polo Club
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You can actually purchase a renovated 19th-century lighthouse on Lake Superior

We’re obsessed with this 1.15-acre home at 38741 Jacobs St., Lake Linden. Originally built in 1869 and later renovated in 1963, this…

By Metro Times Staff

You can actually purchase a renovated 19th-century lighthouse on Lake Superior
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Everyone we saw braving the cold to catch DJ Moodymann in Detroit

Kicking off the Memorial Day weekend festivities, Detroit DJ Moodymann’s annual show brought out hundreds of people to the Corner Ballpark on…

By Metro Times Staff

Everyone we saw braving the cold to catch DJ Moodymann in Detroit
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This is one of the most unique homes in Saginaw — and possibly the world

We've never seen anything quite like this sprawling 16.45-acre estate at 1017 Kennely St., Saginaw, which includes an observation tower, a zig-zag…

By Metro Times Staff

This is one of the most unique homes in Saginaw — and possibly the world
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This $979k Mid-Century Modern ranch in Bloomfield Hills is a stunner

Sick of Mid-Century Modern homes? Neither are we, which is why this $979,000 ranch in Bloomfield Hills is right up our collective,…

By Metro Times Staff

This $979k Mid-Century Modern ranch in Bloomfield Hills is a stunner
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20 beaches that are under a three-hour drive from Detroit

Despite all our rage, we're still just rats in a cage — and we're breaking out, baby. Pale skin? No problem! Hairy…

By Metro Times Staff

Lakeside Beach 
    1 hour, 15 minutes
    3670 Gratiot Ave., Port Huron; dnr.state.mi.us
    Lakeside Beach has everything you need to cool the eff down from the spring/summer heat. In addition to some glistening beachfront, there's also a kid-friendly splash pad. 
    Photo via GoogleMaps
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This $1.85 million Alvin E. Harley-designed mansion in Detroit's Palmer Woods has a ballroom

When you think of Detroit real estate, million-dollar homes likely don't come to mind thanks to sensationalized headlines about $500 homes and…

By Metro Times Staff

This $1.85 million Alvin E. Harley-designed mansion in Detroit's Palmer Woods has a ballroom
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20 unique Michigan attractions to travel to and gawk at

It's no secret that Michigan is home to some of the most beautiful sights. The lakes, the rock formations, and lush forests…

By Metro Times Staff

Chutes and Ladders Playground
    10145 Bush Lake Rd., Houghton
    Remember being a kid? Yeah, us neither. But this Chutes and Ladders Playground does take us back to simpler times where we cheated at this playground's namesake board game. This unique and massive play structure sits on a sandy incline and features slides, climbing opportunities, and lake views. 
     
    Photo via GoogleMaps
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Please enjoy this tiny $100k goth house in Detroit that could double as a vampire lair

Cue up some dark and twisty tunes by the Smiths, the Cure, or Joy Division and settle into your very own pint-sized…

By Metro Times Staff

Please enjoy this tiny $100k goth house in Detroit that could double as a vampire lair
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This stunning Irving Tobocman-designed masterpiece in West Bloomfield comes with everything inside

When the term “whole shebang” — which is said to have been first used by Civil War soldiers and poet Walt Whitman…

By Metro Times Staff

This stunning Irving Tobocman-designed masterpiece in West Bloomfield comes with everything inside
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30 Detroit-area parks you should be spending more time at this year

We have two words for you: LOG OFF. That's right, folks. Say goodbye to Zoom meetings and obligatory virtual happy hours, blue…

By Metro Times Staff

Lake St. Clair Metropark
    40 minutes
    31300 Metro Pkwy., Harrison Twp.; metroparkscom/parks/lake-st-clair-metroparks
    Not only does this park have a 1,600-foot boardwalk overlooking a mile of waterfront and scenic trails through marsh and wetlands, but it's a fun place to bring the whole family. There's a beachfront, public pool, mini golf, nature center and If you're extra lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a deer.
     
    Photo via metroparks.com
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This Eastpointe Mid-century modern home is a time-capsule

Tucked in Eastpointe is this Mid-century modern stunner. Real estate rep Muffy Kroha tells Metro Times that the home was built in…

By Metro Times Staff

This Eastpointe Mid-century modern home is a time-capsule
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25 things in Detroit that are gone that we'd really like back

Progress is the name of the game and not everything sticks around forever, whether it's a person, a restaurant, or an attraction.…

By Metro Times Staff

The Michigan State Fair before it crossed Eight Mile
    We're not sure why but the Michigan State Fair seems less cool since moving from Detroit to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi in 2013. Though the first ever Michigan State Fair was held 1838 in Ann Arbor, the annual festival eventually moved to a property at Woodward and Eight Mile in 1905, where the State Fair would take place until 2009. Still referred to as the State Fairgrounds, tech giant Amazon announced in 2020 that it would be taking over the grounds for its new distribution center, sparking concern over whether the abandoned State Fair bandshell would be demolished in the process. Well, Mayor Mike Duggan dropped some good news following an essay published in Detroit Metro Times. The bandshell, which hosted acts like Stevie Wonder, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, the Stooges, Sun Ra, Chuck Berry, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, the MC5, Aretha Franklin, and so many others during its hayday, will be relocated to the neighboring Palmer Park.
    Photo via of Virtual Motor City archives/Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University
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This granite-loving $1.42 million lakefront Michigan home has multiple personalities — and we kind of love it?

Calling all home entertainers and amphibious plane lovers, we've got two words for you: Lake life. Well, it takes more than two…

By Metro Times Staff

This granite-loving $1.42 million lakefront Michigan home has multiple personalities — and we kind of love it?
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15 movies filmed in and around Detroit — and their locations

Lights. Camera. Detroit? Once upon a time, Michigan had a magic golden ticket of sorts by way of a tax incentive that made…

By Metro Times Staff

The Island (2005) 
    Michigan Central Station 
    2001 15th St.,  Detroit
    What's better than one Ewan McGregor? How about a Ewan McGregors, a Scarlett Johansson, and a Steve Buscemi? That's basically all you need to know about this futuristic Michael Bay thriller, which was shot throughout the Detroit area. There was a scene shot at the now-shuttered Johnny Rockets diner that was next door to the Fox Theatre and, one of the most revealing scenes put the once-deteriorating Michigan Central Station in the spotlight in a beautifully lit scene that is basically a tale of two McGregors. Oops. Spoiler alert?    
    Photo via YouTube
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Detroiters react to Derek Chauvin trial verdict

On Tuesday, former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted on all counts for the death of George Floyd, whose killing last…

By Metro Times Staff

Detroiters react to Derek Chauvin trial verdict
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