Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Detroit production resumes on Steven Soderbergh's star-packed period crime flick

Posted By on Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 11:30 AM

A title change, casting shakeup, and a pandemic be damned: filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is a man of his word. Pre-pandemic, Soderbergh (Erin Brockovich, Traffic, and the pandemic streaming sensation from 2011, Contagion) was two-weeks out from starting production on Kill Switch, a 1955-set period crime thriller set in a...

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Detroit's Thanksgiving Parade will be virtual and crowdless thanks to COVID-19

Posted By on Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 3:40 PM

Another Detroit tradition has been gobbled up by the coronavirus. The Parade Company announced its plans for the 2020 edition of America's Thanksgiving Parade plans on Friday, and they include a few now-familiar tweaks. The good news is Detroit's annual parade is still going to march through downtown Detroit,...

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Michigan health officials announce guidelines for celebrating Halloween COVID-19 style

Posted By on Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 2:50 PM

If you thought wearing a Scream, Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, or, uh, whatever the fuck this is mask would be enough to protect you against COVID-19, Michigan health officials are here to say: “One of us! One of us! Gooba, gabba!” The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services...

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Jova Lynne on her return as MOCAD's senior curator: 'I believe in Detroit'

Posted By on Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 9:14 AM

It's been a whirlwind year for Jova Lynne, who parted ways with the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit in April — and now, as of earlier this month, has returned as its senior curator. "It feels right," Lynne tells Metro Times. "I wouldn't have returned if I didn't feel...

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Get in loser, Hello Kitty and Barbie trucks are coming to Twelve Oaks Mall

Posted By on Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 3:29 PM

Whatever you planned on doing next weekend, cancel it, because Hello Kitty and Barbie are coming. Two hot-pink trucks will sell Hello Kitty and Barbie swag as part of a pop-up shopping experience at Twelve Oaks Mall. It's the Barbie truck's first visit to metro Detroit, according to a...

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New Red Order films to be screened as part of U-M's Penny Stamps Speaker Series on Friday

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Posted By on Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 10:02 AM

New Red Order postponed a big exhibition originally slated for this summer at Detroit's MOCAD while the museum investigated allegations of a toxic workplace, including racism. There's still an opportunity to see work from the self-described "public secret society" led by three Indigenous artists, including brothers Zack and Adam...

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The historic — and possibly haunted — Traverse City State Hospital is offering 'after dark' tours next month

Posted By on Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 3:59 PM

'Tis the season for spooky shit. And no, we're not talking about the possibility of a second term for America's reigning butthole in chief. The tour, billed as the "Asylum After Dark Experience,” is the latest offering from the historic Village at Grand Traverse Commons. The guided tour will...

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Detroit Black Film Festival will offer virtual screenings of dozens of films highlighting the Black experience

Posted By on Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 9:55 AM

There's a new film festival in town and, needless to say, it's going virtual. The inaugural Detroit Black Film Festival hosted by Trinity Films Entertainment Group and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will take place Sep. 18 and 19 (Friday and Saturday) and invites ticketholders...

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

An indoor climbing gym is headed to Detroit's Eastern Market later this year

Posted By on Tue, Sep 8, 2020 at 1:16 PM

While most of us have spent the last six months staring at our respective walls, Dino Ruggeri has been climbing them — and Detroiters may soon have an opportunity to do the same. DYNO Detroit is expected to open in Detroit's Eastern Market along the Dequindre Cut in November, barring...

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Best of Detroit poll ends Sept. 4. Vote now!

Posted By on Thu, Sep 3, 2020 at 9:54 AM

You didn't think we were skipping the Best of Detroit this year, did you? Nothing stops Detroit! Look, we're not going to stop celebrating the Motor City just because of you-know-who. In fact, perhaps this year it's more important than ever to hang on to, remember, praise, and anticipate...

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