Everyone we saw marching in Detroit for reproductive rights after 'Roe v. Wade' was overturned on Friday

The Michigan Coalition for Reproductive Liberation held an emergency rally on Friday evening following a decision to overturn Roe v. Wade by the…

By Marc Klockow

Everyone we saw marching in Detroit for reproductive rights after 'Roe v. Wade' was overturned on Friday
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Cool down at these waterparks and splash pads in metro Detroit

Michigan has two temperatures—cold as ice and hot as hell. Summer in the Mitten State is here and with it comes all…

By Metro Times Staff

Water Warrior Island
    
    3361 S. Lapeer Rd., Orion Charter Twp.; 248-672-3713; waterwarriorisland.com
    
    Why not live out your Wipeout dreams at this inflatable water park in Orion Charter Township? Not only is there the obstacle course, you can also kayak and paddleboard, too.
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20 cool ways to spend summer nights in Detroit

Michigan’s warm season is mercilessly short, and its temperate spring is even shorter. It seems like not long after Memorial Day, we’re…

By Lee DeVito

Enjoy the RiverWalk and Dequindre Cut Greenway
Detroit’s riverfront RiverWalk and the nearby Dequindre Cut Greenway are open seven days a week until 10 p.m., meaning you can enjoy a pleasant stroll after sunset.
See detroitriverfront.org for more information.
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20 fabulous Michigan drag queens you should be following on Instagram

All hail the queens: Drag performers inspire us to embrace our true selves and say, "fuck the haters." Here are 20 drag queens…

By Randiah Camille Green

20 fabulous Michigan drag queens you should be following on Instagram
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Everything we saw at the AJR and BoyWithUke concert at Pine Knob Music Theatre

New York-based indie pop band AJR brought its “The OK Orchestra Tour” with special guest BoyWithUke to Pine Knob Music Theatre on…

By Joe Maroon

Everything we saw at the AJR and BoyWithUke concert at Pine Knob Music Theatre
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20 small town Michigan restaurants worth a drive

When it comes to our definition of a “small town” in Michigan, we have to be very honest, it’s anything and everything…

By Metro Times Staff

Tonys I75 Restaurant
8781 Main St., Birch Run; 989-624-5860; tonysi75restaurant.com

If you have a thing for bacon, Tonys I75 Restaurant is the place you need to go. While Tonys serves everything from breakfast and burgers to Mexican inspired dishes, the one-pound BLT is the standout item.
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Everyone we saw marching for reproductive rights in Detroit on Saturday

Detroiters took to the streets to march in support of abortion rights on Saturday, May 7, following the leak of a draft…

By Marc Klockow

Everyone we saw marching for reproductive rights in Detroit on Saturday
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Detroiters march for abortion rights following news that ‘Roe v. Wade’ could soon be overturned

Detroiters took to the streets to march in support of abortion rights on Tuesday, May 3, following the leak of a draft…

By Marc Klockow

Detroiters march for abortion rights
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Everything we saw at Olivia Rodrigo’s prom in Detroit

Teen queen Olivia Rodrigo, 19, performed on Saturday at Detroit's Masonic Temple. The "Drivers License" singer asked her fans to wear their…

By Joe Maroon

Everything we saw at Olivia Rodrigo’s prom in Detroit
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U-M coach Jim Harbaugh finally sold his California mansion — let’s take a peek inside

Even though he moved to Ann Arbor in 2015 to coach the Wolverines at the University of Michigan, former San Francisco 49ers…

By Lee DeVito

U-M coach Jim Harbaugh finally sold his California mansion — let’s take a peek inside
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20 Black-owned Michigan cannabis companies you should support

African Americans — one of the groups that have been harmed the most by the War on Drugs — remain underrepresented in…

By Metro Times Staff

Higher Learning Institution
    17 S. Saginaw St., Pontiac; 248-977-1574;yourhigherlearning.com
    
    Founded by Sammy Rogers, Higher Learning Institution is a cannabis vocational and technical school in Pontiac. The school offers courses on budtending, cannabis cultivation, and cannabis extraction.
    Photo via Larry Gabriel
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This old-school Michigan bowling alley is for sale for just $130k — let’s take a tour

The retro Carson City Lanes bowling alley in Carson, Michigan is for sale — for less than the price of most houses…

By MT Staff

This retro Michigan bowling alley is for sale for just $130k — let’s take a tour
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Opinions about Michigan that will get you canceled

Folks, we're canceling each other over controversial opinions about Michigan. We asked, and you answered: These folks were brave enough to share…

By Lee DeVito, MT Staff

Opinions about Michigan that will get you canceled
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You can buy an entire Michigan island for just $580K

"The best social distancing there is!" That's how the listing for this week's Michigan real estate find reads. It's for Frying Pan…

By Lee DeVito

You can buy an entire Michigan island for just $580K
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Built for a stove tycoon, Michigan's historic Lee Mansion is now for sale

For $799,900, the historic 1890's Lee Mansion, aka "The Rockery," could be yours. The Romanesque mansion at 405 W. High St., Dowagiac…

By Metro Times Staff

Built for a stove tycoon, Michigan's historic Lee Mansion is now for sale
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25 things to do in Michigan this winter: ice caves, skiing, festivals, and more

Our friends at Awesome Mitten have shared their new #MIAwesomeList ultimate winter bucket list with us. You can read the full list,…

By Metro Times Staff

#2: Go fat tire biking in Alpena
    If you’re a Michigan biking fan, the biking season doesn’t have to end when snow starts to fall. All you need is a fat tire bike to ride Nordic trails. The North Eastern State Trail follows the former Detroit and Mackinac Railway from Alpena to Cheboygan for 71 miles. The Chippewa Hills Pathway has 9 miles of trails that offer some of the most varied terrain for biking adventures. Rockport State Recreation Area has about 8 miles of trails for fat tire biking. The Norway Ridge Pathway is a 7-mile trail that passes through sandy ridges and tall red pine trees. The scenery is just beautiful as you ride.
    Photo via Shutterstock
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The most anticipated new restaurants coming to metro Detroit in 2022

While 2021 was a surprisingly great year for new eats in metro Detroit, it looks like 2022 might just top it. From…

By Metro Times Staff

Sauce
    4120 Second St., Detroit; saucedetroit.com
    
    After a previous target opening of late 2021 passed, it seems likely that this Italian- and SoCal-themed spot will open this year. Sauce is under the Heirloom Hospitality group, helmed by Jeremy Sasson (Prime + Proper, a Detroit and Birmingham’s Townhouse), and will feature a menu by former Otus Supply chef Myles McVay. 
    
    
    Photo by Steve Neavling
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The hottest new metro Detroit restaurants to open in 2021

Despite the pandemic, metro Detroit's dining scene is red hot. Between new restaurants, new locations of existing restaurants, new menus, new concepts,…

By Metro Times Staff

Union Assembly
    2131 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 248-795-2483; unionassembly.com 
    
    Union Assembly is the latest outpost from Union Joints, the restaurant group behind popular eateries such as Vinsetta Garage (Royal Oak), Union Woodshop (Clarkston), and Gran Castor (Troy). The 500-seat, 14,800 square-foot restaurant with a three-season indoor/outdoor terrace occupies the first and second floors of the Little Caesars corporate headquarters.
    
    Photo courtesy of Union Assembly
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This sprawling Battle Creek complex comes with an underground bunker

What did the owners of this 193-acre Battle Creek complex think was going to go down? Among the many amenities included in…

By Metro Times Staff

This sprawling Battle Creek complex comes with an underground bunker
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Photos of Sylvan Table restaurant, which brings a new meaning to ‘farm to table’

Sylvan Table is a new restaurant that sits on five acres of land just off Orchard Lake Road, which also includes its…

By Metro Times Staff

Photos of Sylvan Table restaurant, which brings a new meaning to ‘farm to table’
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A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Kalamazoo is back on the market for $445K

A recently restored Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Usonian-style home in Kalamazoo is back on the market, and at $445,000 it's a relative steal.…

By Metro Times Staff

A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Kalamazoo is back on the market for $445K
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20 Michigan cider mills and orchards to visit this fall

Fall is Michigan’s supreme season. It’s the least the state can offer us before it blasts us with the cold, fluffy, white…

By Metro Times Staff

Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill
    17985 Armada Center Rd., Armada; 586-784-5343; blakefarms.com
    Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill is a good time all year round, but it particularly shines in the fall. Blake’s is home to an 800-acre working farm and more than 40 different apple varieties. The farm and orchard also has a cider mill, kid’s Funland, tasting room, and a hard cider facility.
    
    Photo via Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill/Facebook
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Michigan's abandoned Deer Forest Fun Park is up for auction — let's take a tour

Welcome to Deer Forest Fun Park, a former theme park in Michigan. First opened in 1949 in Coloma, about 45 minutes from…

By Metro Times Staff

Michigan's abandoned Deer Forest Fun Park is up for auction — let's take a tour
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All the fantastic folks we saw at the Michigan Renaissance Festival 2021

There's so much fun to be had at Michigan's Renaissance Festival. This weekend was "Viking Invasion," where Vikings, maidens, fairies, and many…

By Metro Times Staff

All the fantastic folks we saw at the Michigan Renaissance Festival 2021
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This zen $385k Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home near Grand Rapids comes with a Buddha

This 2,179 sqft two bedroom, two bathroom zen palace sits on just over 10 acres in Sparta. Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright…

By Metro Times Staff

This zen $385k Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home near Grand Rapids comes with a Buddha
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20 Michigan wineries worth a road trip

Sure, everyone might know California as a wine state, but who needs Napa Valley when you have the Upper Peninsula? From wines…

By Metro Times Staff

Leelanau Wine Cellars
    5019 N. West Bay Shore Dr., Omena; 231-386-5201; lwc.wine
    
    Whether you want to be classy with wine in a bottle or chill with wine in a can, Leelanau Wine Cellars offers both for each version of you. This tasting room sits right off the lake so you can sip your wine and enjoy views of the water.
    
    Photo via Google Maps
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20 Michigan breweries that are worth the drive from metro Detroit

There is just something about a beer by a lake or fire pit that screams Pure Michigan. With a growing number of…

By Metro Times Staff

Stormcloud Brewing Company
    366 Parkview Ln., Frankfort; 231-352-0118; stormcloudbrewing.com
    
    The name might sound gloomy, but it’s quite fitting for a brewery whose most famous beer is its Rainmaker ale.This brewing company specializes in Belgian-inspired brews you can enjoy in their taproom, no umbrellas required.
    
    Photo via Google Maps
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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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The 20 most dangerous Michigan intersections in 2020

The coronavirus pandemic had a significant impact on traffic volumes in 2020, with total crashes down 21.9% from 2019, and at their…

By Metro Times Staff

28TH ST SE @ DIVISION AVE, Grand Rapids, 66 Total Crashes, 17 Injuries
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