Friday, March 26, 2021

Country music's Brad Paisley to headline virtual concert fundraiser for the Detroit Zoo

Posted By on Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 4:53 PM

If you think domestic animal care is costly, imagine trying to feed lions, tigers, and bears. Add birds, penguins, lizards, otters, hippopotamuses, giraffes, zebras, gorillas, and kangaroos to the mix, and, well, you might be out a head-spinning, stomach-churning $30,000 per day. Regardless of how you feel about zoos...

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Detroit Film Theatre's popular Oscar shorts showcase goes virtual

Posted By on Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 10:42 AM

And the winner is ... your couch? That's right, folks. While your favorite celebs prepare to get decked out in David Yurman jewels, Prada suits, and Gucci gowns for the big event on April 25, you will be, well, attempting to scrub out a Nutella stain fr0m your favorite...

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

To the irritation of nature lovers, the Detroit Grand Prix is returning to Belle Isle in 2021

Posted By on Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 4:12 PM

After being canceled in 2020 due to that damn virus, the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix is back on for 2021 — news that's sure to piss off the many park-goers who raise a stink about the event taking over Belle Isle every year. The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented...

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Emagine Royal Oak gears up to host indoor live music and comedy performances

Posted By on Wed, Mar 24, 2021 at 1:33 PM

A popular luxury movie theater chain is pivoting from screen to stage with a month-long showcase of live music and comedy. Starting next month, Emagine Entertainment's Royal Oak location at 200 N. Main St. will host live performances as part of the midwest-based theater's latest partnership with Litchfield Productions....

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

'Surviving R. Kelly' filmmaker dream hampton joins MOCAD board of directors

Posted By on Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 2:56 PM

dream hampton, the Detroit native and filmmaker behind Lifetime's impactful and award-winning documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, will join the board of directors of the Museum of Contemporary Arts Detroit. According to a press release from the museum, hampton will be "bringing her social justice-oriented perspective to the museum's...

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Monday, March 15, 2021

Detroit now has a Free Blockbuster box so you can swap DVDs or VHS tapes like the good old days (minus the late fees)

Posted By on Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 12:17 PM

Detroit-area video producer Jim Toscano remembers his first video store rental experience. As a kid, Toscano and his brothers stormed the aisles of their local video store to put their new VHS player to work. Among the titles snatched: Bill Murray's Stripes and 1977's The Incredible Melting Man, which,...

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Saturday, March 13, 2021

13 ways to spend 313 Day 2021 in Detroit

Posted By on Sat, Mar 13, 2021 at 4:17 PM

In any other city, March 13 is just another day. But here in the Motor City, we take any excuse to show our civic pride. To celebrate 313 Day, which falls on Saturday, March 13 this year, here's a list of 13 activities to prove your love for Detroit....

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Michigan man curiously uses photo of Jim from 'The Office' to scam unemployment benefits

Posted By on Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 7:20 PM

Bears, beets, and bogus unemployment claims? Not even Jim Halpert — the top prankster (and, depending on who you ask, bully) on NBC's The Office — would attempt a scam like this. (Though it does come close to that time Jim hired “Asian Jim” to sit in for him...

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Here are the 101 Michigan venues, clubs, and performance spaces that will get millions in pandemic relief cash

Posted By on Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 2:57 PM

Well, it's about frigging time. Though it may be a hot minute before we will see the Motor City's lush live entertainment landscape return to “normal,” a substantial handful of independent Michigan venues, performance spaces, promotors, and clubs just received some major pandemic relief funds, The Detroit Free Press...

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Activist Peter Werbe to hold livestream events to promote his new book, 'Summer on Fire: A Detroit Novel'

Posted By on Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 3:20 PM

This week's Metro Times cover story is an excerpt from Summer on Fire: A Detroit Novel, a new book by Peter Werbe set in the tumultuous summer of 1967 that MT senior editor Michael Jackman called "a people's history and radical folklore of Detroit." Werbe would know, as a...

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