15 Detroit area Halloween happenings to prove the season isn't canceled

Contrary to nationwide cynicism, Halloween isn't canceled, folks. Sure, it's going to look and feel a whole lot different than previous years.…

By Metro Times Staff

Glenlore Trails: The Haunted Forest
     Through Nov. 15. 3860 Newton Rd., Commerce Twp.; glenloretrails.com; Tickets are $15-25
    
    Electric Forest may have been canceled and, frankly, that still stings, but there's a new illuminated forest experience in town to satiate our desire to feel anything other than recurring TikTok-induced depression and Twitter-fueled existential dread. For anyone like who needs to log the eff off for at least the duration of a half-mile trek through a magical and potentially haunted forest, there's Glenlore Trails: The Haunted Forest, an interactive and sensory experience in Commerce Township. Though it debuted in August as a non-haunted attraction, the light and design production team have pivoted to giving the people what they want: family-friendly spooky shit! 
    Photo courtesy of Courtesy of Bluewater Technologies
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The Detroit area’s best restaurants in 2020, according to our readers

The results are in for the 2020 Best of Detroit reader's poll and our readers didn't hold back from letting us know…

By Metro Times Staff

The Detroit area’s best restaurants in 2020, according to our readers
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30 essential Detroit area sandwich shops you should have tried by now

Let's be real: We've never met a sandwich we didn't like. In fact, our personal nutritional pyramid is made up of 65%…

By Metro Times Staff

Ernie’s Market
    8500 Capital St., Oak Park; 248-541-9703; erniessandwichshop.com
    Ernie’s is known for its large, unique sandwiches — and for Ernie, a shopkeep with a propensity for saying, “Baby!” You can put a number of toppings on them, and choose from a wide variety of sides. The local business has been serving the community for years.
    Photo via Ernie’s Market / Facebook
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15 high-end metro Detroit restaurants offering curbside takeout to class up your quarantine

There's nothing wrong with pizza from your favorite chain, but a month into Michigan's stay-at-home order and we miss, well, a lot…

By Metro Times Staff

Marrow
    8044 Kercheval Ave., Detroit; 313-652-0200; marrowdetroit.com
    A contemporary butcher shop and restaurant with a local and sustainable philosophy, Marrow is showing us the beef, brisket, and beyond with their pick-up and delivery options. You can order everything from Marrow-assembled grocery kits with butcher shop essentials, brunch supplies, as well as meal kits for dumplings, ramen, meatballs, and more. For the ultimate meat freak, they've got ready-to-grill butcher bundles that include lamb, pork, sausage, and rabbit. They also have a selection of wine and beer to-go.
    Photo via Marrow/Facebook
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20 of the best new restaurants that opened in Detroit in 2019

In 2019, Detroit gained a number of new restaurants and bars. From pizza to pierogis, here's a few favorites.

By Metro Times Staff

Karl’s
    1509 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-855-2757; karlsdetroit.com
    While Detroit has no shortage of diners, Karl’s stands out. Located in the beautifully decorated Siren Hotel, Karl’s is run by Chef Kate, the mastermind behind Corktown’s nationally recognized Lady of the House restaurant.
    Photo via Karl’s / Facebook
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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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The cheesiest foods in the Detroit area

Cheese is one of the loveliest things in the world. If you’re hungry and only something cheesy will hit the spot, these…

By Metro Times Staff

Fondue
    Melting Pot
    888 W Big Beaver Rd., Troy; 248-362-2221; meltingpot.com
    Known for its wide variety of fondue, the Melting Pot is sure to have something for everyone. From Wisconsin cheddar to fiesta fondue, you and your friends can surely dip until your heart's content.
    Photo via The Melting Pot Restaurants / Facebook
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26 hidden bars in the Detroit area and how to find them all

There are quite a few hidden gems in the Motor City and beyond, and our secret bars are among them. From speakeasies,…

By Metro Times Staff

Nightcap
    220 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-369-6070; nightcapbara2.com
    Located in downtown Ann Arbor, this inventive cocktail bar offers twists on classic drinks as well as mocktails and spiked floats. The cozy seating and luxury speakeasy-esque decor make this the perfect spot for socializing and dancing.   
    Photo via Nightcap / Facebook
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Everyone we saw at the Chromatics show at the Majestic

Portland electropop outfit Chromatics paid a visit to the Majestic Theater — the band's first Detroit appearance — as part of its…

By Metro Times Staff

Everyone we saw at the Chromatics show at the Majestic
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All the folks we saw at the Hozier show at the Fillmore

Hozier brought his soulful voice to the Fillmore on Tuesday. The stop was part of a tour in support of the Irish…

By Metro Times Staff

All the folks we saw at the Hozier show at the Fillmore
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All the woke people we saw at Pussy Riot at El Club

Russian activists Pussy Riot burned the patriarchy at El Club Wednesday night with their fearlessness and sharp humor. Though the balaclava-wearing female…

By Metro Times Staff

All the woke people we saw at Pussy Riot at El Club
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All the fabulosity we saw at RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq the World Tour at Sound Board

Yes, hunty! All the queens showed up for RuPaul's Drag Race Werq the World Tour at Sound Board Wednesday night. All photos…

By Metro Times Staff

All the fabulosity we saw at RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq the World Tour at Sound Board
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Everyone we saw at FIDLAR at the Majestic Theatre

Los Angeles skate-punk foursome FIDLAR took to the Majestic Theatre stage on Sept. 11 to serve up some crowd-surfing magic. Photos by…

By Metro Times Staff

Everyone we saw at FIDLAR at the Majestic Theatre
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25 ghoulish photos of Rob Zombie at DTE Energy Theatre

Rob Zombie brought a slice of hell to DTE Energy Music Theatre Wednesday night with fellow demonic rocker Marilyn Manson as part…

By Metro Times Staff

25 ghoulish photos of Rob Zombie at DTE Energy Theatre
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20 cheap Detroit date ideas

Detroit understands— adulting is hard and money is tight. But don't let a thin wallet keep you from treating bae or bff to…

By Metro Times Staff

  Detroit Institute of Arts 
     5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900  
    With free admission for Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb county residents you can check out artwork from across the globe. Get lost, hangout in Kresge court, and find your favorite part of the Diego Rivera mural. Go ahead and whisper naughty things in front of Van Gogh's self-portrait, you dirty bird, you.   
    Photo via  Facebook
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Check out the summer lineup for the Whitney garden parties

The Whitney's annual summer garden parties are back with a sweet musical lineup.  The series runs May 17 to September 13 every…

By Metro Times Staff

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Metro Detroit’s best bars and clubs of 2018, as chosen by our readers

The results are in for the 2018 Best of Detroit reader's poll and you, the readers, didn't hold back from letting us…

By Metro Times Staff

Best Rock Club 
     Saint Andrew’s Hall  
    431 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-961-8961;  saintandrewsdetroit.com
    Photo via MT File
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Everyone we saw at Haute to Death's Deca/Dance at Red Bull House of Art

Ash Nowak and Jon Dones — the creators of Haute to Death — celebrated a decade of dance parties with a retrospective…

By Metro Times Staff

Everyone we saw at Haute to Death's Deca/Dance at Red Bull House of Art
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Everything we saw at the Lexus Velodrome grand opening in Detroit

If you travel down I-75 in the Midtown area, you've probably spotted a huge, white tent-like structure set up near the DMC.…

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Everything we saw at the Lexus Velodrome grand opening in Detroit
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Detroit winter events you'll actually want to leave the house for

As tempting as it is to hibernate through the next few months, you can't avoid winter. Don't let the cold, snow, and…

By Metro Times Staff

SAT, 2/10 
     Cupid’s Undie Run  
     @ Fillmore Detroit  
    Started in 2010, Cupid’s Undie Run encourages runners to strip down for a cause.  Chad Leathers, one of the nonprofit’s co-founders, was inspired to start the one-mile fun run after his brother was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis. Runners raise money to go toward scientific research to cure the disease, and then dash around downtown Detroit before returning to the Fillmore for an underwear party. Runners are encouraged to keep it PG-13, but underoos are required to participate in the event. 
     Starts at noon; 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; cupidsundierun.com; Registration fee starts at $35.   
     Photo via Mike Ferdinande
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12 Detroit spots to play games and drink when the weather sucks

Ah, Michigan. The weather is about as unpredictable as a newborn baby's sleep patterns, and often our carefully laid outdoor plans get…

By Metro Times Staff

The Hub Stadium
    2550 Takata Dr., Auburn Hills; 248-364-4000
    Metro Detroit’s newest “Home for Urban Bombowling” opened in late 2016 at the site of the old Big Buck Brewery in Auburn Hills. High ceilings and plenty of room for gaming make this location a great place to throw around the ol’ pigskin in the comfort of an indoor facility. The venue boasts 16 fowling alley lanes, plus ping pong and axe throwing, making it an ideal spot for a large group outing. There’s also banquet menu, so pizza parties and build-your-own taco bars are an option.
    Photo via The Hub Stadium
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The top 20 restaurants in Detroit, according to Yelp

Detroit's food scene is growing quickly, and these days everyone seems to consider themselves a "foodie." On top of that, there's this…

By Metro Times Staff

13. Mudgie’s Deli & Wine Shop 
    1300 Porter St., Detroit; 313-961-2000
    Rating: 4.5 stars
    Number of reviews: 694
    Featured review:“Brownie waffles with caramel are amazing (can't wait to try the bread pudding waffle someday). Their hummus is also decent.”
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22 places in metro Detroit to take an out-of-towner

You've got house guests, and everyone's sick of sitting around the house. Consider showing them these metro Detroit destinations.

By Metro Times Staff

22 places in metro Detroit to take an out-of-towner
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20 fun concerts and events happening in Detroit you should check out

Check out our top picks of things to do in and around the city for the next seven days.

By Metro Times Staff


    Detroit Maker Faire
    Sat., July 29, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., July 30, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
    The “Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth” is happening at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn. Originally started in 2006 in San Francisco, the Maker Faire has grown into a worldwide collaboration of flagship and independent events. In Dearborn, hundreds of innovators and inventors will be showing off their DIY creations across the museum grounds. Attendees can explore 24 acres of imagination realized. The open air midway and the inside of the museum will feature robotics, animatronics, flaming carnival games, marshmallow shooters, clothing, food, games, and other mechanical wizardry. $28 for nonmembers and half off for museum members, children 12 and under free.
    
    The Henry Ford (map)
    
    20900 Oakwood Blvd.
    Greater Dearborn Area 
     (313) 982-6001; (313) 
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21 things to do in metro Detroit this summer for $10 or less

courtesy photo photo via planet Ant's facebook page photo via @papercutsstudio Instagram photo via the parade organization website photo via @jwhandsomedevils Instagram…

By Metro Times Staff

Riverdays 
    
    @ parking lot next to Rec Cen
    The perfect outdoor festival for all ages. Adults can enjoy plenty of live performances and the youngsters can enjoy plenty of activities that are sure to keep them busy. Plus, there’s food, so It’s a win-win for the whole family.
    June 23- 25,  Friday- Sunday 11 am- 10 pm, Detroit Riverfront,  $3 before 3pm and $5 after 3pm, free on Friday before 5 pm, riverdays.com
    
    (photo via @dollphases Instagram)
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