This Michigan mansion comes with full basketball and pickleball courts

If you’re a fitness fanatic with a love for architectural wonders, this beautiful mansion in Franklin, Michigan may be for you. The…

By Layla McMurtrie

26565 Scenic Dr., Franklin, MI 48025
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Where to find authentic African and Caribbean food in the Detroit area

In recent years, the amount of African and Caribbean eateries in the Detroit area has continued to increase, with spots such as…

By Layla McMurtrie

Kola Restaurant & Ultra Lounge
32523 Northwestern Hwy., Farmington Hills; 248-932- 5652;
This spot mixes a modern, hip-hop lounge with a sit-down West African restaurant. Owner Ime Ekpenyong serves up dishes from nations like Ghana, Nigeria, and Senegal. Roughly a third of Kola is dedicated to a dance floor and DJ booth, and depending on the night that you're there, you may examine the yam-heavy menu while listening to reggae, soul, or Caribbean music.
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20 things to do in Detroit this weekend (April 18-21)

Not only is this Saturday marijuana’s holiday, but it’s also Record Store Day, plus the upcoming Monday is Earth Day, which all…

By Layla McMurtrie

Mega 80’s: Prince Remembrance

When: April 19 at 7 p.m.
Where: Magic Bag (Ferndale)
What: An 80s dance night
Who: Prince fans and 80s music lovers
Why: Have some drinks and dance the night away with friends to kick off your weekend.
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Pop culture fans packed Livonia’s Burton Manor for Astronomicon 7

Hundreds of horror, wrestling, and pop culture fans attended Astronomicon at Burton Manor in Livonia this past weekend, hosted by Detroit rap…

By Josh Justice

Pop culture fans packed Livonia's Burton Manor for Astronomicon 7
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The best food in metro Detroit according to Chef Hamissi Mamba of Baobab Fare

To continue highlighting the best of Detroit’s cuisine after last month’s list from Chef James Rigato, we thought Chef Hamissi Mamba would…

By Layla McMurtrie

Hamissi Mamba (right) talking to Chef Masai May (left), a former cook at Baobab Fare who is now chef de cuisine of Hamilton’s in Corktown.
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The best hole-in-the-wall restaurants in the Detroit area

All foodies know that the most unassuming, no-frills spots often have the best dishes. In Detroit, there are plenty of restaurants where…

By Layla McMurtrie

Chef Greg’s Soul-N-The-Wall
10009 Curtis St., Detroit; 313-861-0331;
Chef Greg’s is known for its signature sandwich, the Boogaloo — a Detroit-style sloppy joe first created in the ’60s. The sandwich was brought back in 2007 at the current tiny brick storefront.
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A first look at ‘Little Village’ arts hub in Detroit’s East Village neighborhood

Detroit’s East Village neighborhood is undergoing a transformation with the implementation of “Little Village” — a hub of arts and culture featuring…

By Layla McMurtrie

‘It Takes A Village’ Skate Park
Beside The Shepherd and the sculpture park is a skate park designed by Tony Hawk and McArthur Binion. It was one of the first completed installations of Little Village, so it is the piece that has gotten the most use so far.
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The best social media reactions to Detroit’s new ‘Hollywood’ sign

The city of Detroit wants to look fancy for the upcoming NFL Draft — but is this it? Earlier this year, officials…

By Layla McMurtrie

The best social media reactions to Detroit’s new ‘Hollywood’ sign
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20 things to do in Detroit this weekend (April 12-14)

All you could think of is happening this weekend in Detroit, from spiritual markets to workshops to speed dating to usual art…

By Layla McMurtrie

The Lesbian Social: Aries Edition

When: April 12 from 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
Where: The Godfrey Hotel (Detroit)
What: A dance party and celebration
Who: Mainly local queer women
Why: Along with Lesbian Social’s new monthly event, this one is a special birthday celebration for host Domo the Princess.
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Reggaeton sensation Bad Bunny brought his ‘Most Wanted Tour’ to Detroit

On Saturday, Bad Bunny — the Puerto Rican rap sensation, reggaeton star, and “King of Latin Trap” — brought his “Most Wanted…

By Joe Maroon

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What we saw at Detroit Tigers Opening Day 2024

Baseball season is back. The Detroit Tigers had their first home game of the season on Friday — and a victorious one…

By Joe Maroon

What we saw at Detroit Tigers Opening Day 2024
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Where to celebrate Detroit Tigers Opening Day

For many Detroiters, the Tigers’ Opening Day is an annual holiday, marking the start of the baseball season and the beginning of…

By Layla McMurtrie

Grand Circus Park
101-157 Witherell St., Detroit;
From 9 a.m.-5 p.m., this free Opening Day Tailgate Party presented by the Downtown Detroit Partnership will feature food trucks, music, giveaways, and the game playing live.
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20 things to do in Detroit this weekend (April 5-7)

For some, this weekend in Detroit could be somewhat of a religious experience, mainly if you’re a baseball fan or a Bad…

By Layla McMurtrie

Motor City Origins Tour

When: April 5 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Where: Ford Piquette Plant Museum (Detroit)
What: A tour of Detroit
Who: Tourists or people who want to know more about the city
Why: The tour will explore how The Motor City got its start in the Milwaukee Junction neighborhood in the early 1900s. The event includes a complimentary happy half-hour, followed by a theater presentation on Detroit’s early automotive history. Guests can then enjoy the museum’s collection of rare antique vehicles made by Ford, Brush, Cadillac, Detroit Electric, Dodge, and others.
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Detroit restaurants that are actually open on Monday

Navigating dining options in Detroit on Mondays can be tough. The first day of the work week is hard enough, so having…

By Layla McMurtrie

Grey Ghost
47 Watson Street;
Open Monday through Thursday from 4 to 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to midnight.
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C.J. Barrymore’s is about to open a 3-story go-kart track

A new attraction at C.J. Barrymore’s in Clinton Township looks like something straight out of Mario Kart. The three-story “Indy SkyTrack” includes…

By Lee DeVito

C.J. Barrymore’s is about to open a 3-story go-kart track
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20+ things to do in Detroit this weekend (March 28-31)

No matter the form of creativity that intrigues you the most, metro Detroit has got something for you this weekend. There are…

By Layla McMurtrie

Friday Night Lights

When: March 29 at 8 p.m.
Where: iRock Local Entertainment Cafe (Highland Park)
What: A music night
Who: Jewels of Detroit
Why: Perform your music or listen to local performers. Plus, three people will win $100 plus other special prizes like interviews and studio time.
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Photos from United We Brunch 2024

On Saturday, Metro Times held our annual brunch-tasting event United We Brunch at The Norwood, a new venue in Detroit’s New Center…

By Lee DeVito

Photos from United We Brunch 2024
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Everything we saw at Detroit’s Marche du Nain Rouge 2024

On Sunday, Detroit celebrated its annual Marche du Nain Rouge parade. Established in 2010, the tradition riffs on Detroit’s folkloric Nain Rouge,…

By Lee DeVito

Everything we saw at Detroit’s Marche du Nain Rouge 2024
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The most interesting architecture in Detroit

The architecture in Detroit demonstrates the past, present, and future beauty of the city. From intricate 1920s Art Deco structures to modern…

By Layla McMurtrie

Fisher Building
3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit;
Designed by Albert Kahn in the late 1920s, the Fisher Building stands tall in Detroit's skyline, boasting unique Art Deco intricacies inside and out. The building was originally supposed to include three skyscrapers, but the Great Depression limited the project to one. Its website calls it “a beacon for Detroit,” and “a symbol of a proud past and promising future,” for the city. The building’s interior features the iconic Fisher Theatre, an arcade, a coffee shop, a full-service salon, clothing boutiques, office space, and more.
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Michigan’s largest cannabis dispensary is opening in the historic Gibraltar Trade Center

In 2023, Pure Roots opened what was the state’s largest dispensary in a former Mexican restaurant in Battle Creek, but now the…

By Layla McMurtrie

Pleasantrees commissioned Detroit Sign Painters in 2023 to repaint the iconic Gibraltar Man sign in a new blue suit to mark the building’s new era.
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20 things to do in Detroit this weekend (March 22-24)

Even though it’s still pretty cold outside, it’s time to celebrate the start of the spring season. Luckily, there’s a lot of…

By Layla McMurtrie

March du Nain Rouge

When: March 24 at noon
Where: Canfield and Second (Midtown, Detroit)
What: An annual parade
Who: Detroiters
Why: Chase away the folkloric Nain Rogue in this tradition that started in 2010. Plus, it marks the beginning of spring.
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Detroit native opens ‘beauty mall’ on the city’s Avenue of Fashion

Detroiter Katrina Belin recently unveiled Pink Diamond Beauty Mall on the city’s Avenue of Fashion, aiming to create a haven where local…

By Layla McMurtrie

On Thursday, March 14, Pink Diamond Beauty Mall celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.
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The best food in metro Detroit according to Chef James Rigato

We wanted to highlight the best of Detroit’s cuisine and thought Chef James Rigato would be a great person to advise on…

By Layla McMurtrie

Chef James Rigato.
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20+ things to do in Detroit this weekend (March 15-17)

St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Detroit is packed with tons of festive activities, plus the usual art and music events. There are…

By Layla McMurtrie

Totally Rad Vintage Fest

When: March 16 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Huntington Place
What: A vintage market
Who: Local vintage lovers and vendors
Why: There will be a wide selection of records, toys, home goods, video games, and more. Plus, you can play at a vintage arcade for free.
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Detroit’s gifts to the world

Detroiters are known for their immense hometown pride, often boasting about the gems that the city has to offer. Well, it’s our…

By Layla McMurtrie

Aretha Franklin
Emerging from the gospel scene of Detroit’s New Bethel Baptist Church, the Queen of Soul left an undeniable mark on music history with hits like “Respect,” and “I Say a Little Prayer.” Beyond her music, she championed civil rights and Indigenous communities’ rights, earning 18 Grammy Awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Kalamazoo home is back on the market

After getting some much-needed updates, a Kalamazoo house designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright has just hit the market again —…

By Lee DeVito

A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Kalamazoo home is back on the market
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Everything we saw at Corktown’s 66th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Detroit

On Sunday, Corktown held its 66th annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade. Festivities continue in and around Detroit this week — see our…

By Joe Maroon

Everything we saw at Corktown’s 66th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Detroit
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The best places to live in Detroit when you’re young (and fun)

Looking for the perfect spot to kickstart your life in Detroit? While New York City and Los Angeles might be the typical…

By Layla McMurtrie

​​The Neighborhood: Midtown

​​The vibe: You get a little bit of everything, with a mix of people alongside diverse food choices, local businesses, museums, coffee shops, and more, all in one place. 

Ideal for: Young professionals. Wayne State students. Artists. Really anyone seeking a vibrant urban life. 

Not ideal for: People who want a quiet, suburban life. 

Extra perk: Walkability.  

Where to meet locals: Honest John’s. Kitab Cafe. The MOCAD.
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A sneak peek of what’s coming to the 2024 United We Brunch

United We Brunch is Metro Times’ celebration of the best in Detroit brunching! We’re bringing together a select group of the city’s…

By Metro Times editorial staff

A scene from a previous United We Brunch event.
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20 things to do in Detroit this weekend (March 8-10)

This weekend is a time to celebrate women and have some fun. If you want to make new friends, these community events…

By Layla McMurtrie

The pre-pARTy (Fundraiser for the pARTy)

When: March 8 at 7 p.m.
Where: Tangent Gallery
What: A fundraiser and art party
Who: Local artists and art lovers, curated by and @thegallerysociety
Why: This party is a fundraiser for the upcoming pARTy. At the event, Tangent Gallery will introduce its nonprofit partner Art In Session, educating the community on initiatives including a community art gallery, workshop space, and educational-based grants. There will be music, performances, live artists, vendors, art auctions, and more.
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Everything we saw at the return of Hamtramck Blowout

Over the weekend, the Hamtramck Blowout festival returned under new organizers. The bands rocked out, beer was spilt, the crowds were standing…

By Mike Pfeiffer

Everything we saw at the return of Hamtramck Blowout
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Metro Detroiters join global day of action calling for ceasefire in Gaza

Hundreds of protesters marched in downtown Detroit on Saturday as part of a worldwide day of action calling for an end to…

By Viola Klocko

Metro Detroiters join global day of action calling for ceasefire in Gaza
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