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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Michigan's creepy Eloise asylum is now open for tours, could become a paranormal-themed hotel

Posted By on Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 1:27 PM

Once the nation's largest psychiatric asylum and long an abandoned playground for urban explorers since it closed in 1981, Westland's hulking Eloise Psychiatric Hospital is open to the public this Halloween season. Owner John Hambrick, whose development company acquired the building last year, says it was the path of...

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Live entertainment announced for Shuck Yeah!, Metro Times' oyster-tasting party on Sunday

Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 4:52 PM

We've been putting the finishing touches on Shuck Yeah!, Metro Times' third-annual oyster-tasting event, set for Sunday, Oct. 20, at Ferndale's Otus Supply. Now, we're pleased to announce the afternoon's live entertainment. Music will come from Phil Nathan of Grateful Dead tribute band Dead Again, who will perform a solo...

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Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon will go the distance for 42nd year

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Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 4:10 PM

Detroit might be the Motor City, but more than 26,000 runners from across the globe come here to travel by foot instead. The annual Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon returns for its 42nd year to give runners of all stripes an international workout, as the race traverses into Canada,...

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Detroit blogger and model Leah Vernon releases memoir 'Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim'

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Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 3:54 PM

While Detroit-born twerking superstar Lizzo has become the #YasQueen totem for encouraging body positivity — especially for women of color — another metro Detroiter is furthering the conversation (and looks damn good doing it). Style blogger, model, and public speaker Leah Vernon can now add author to her list,...

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Perfect your pelvic thrust before 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' screening and shadowcast at Michigan Theater

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Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 3:48 PM

We just took a DNA test, turns out we’re 100 percent a sweet transvestite from Transexual, Transylvania, filled with antici... pation because Halloween means one thing: It’s Rocky Horror Picture Show season. The campy 1975 film starring Tim Curry as the ravishing Dr. Frank N. Furter, Susan Sarandon as...

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Historian Ibram X Kendi to bring latest book, 'How to Be an Antiracist' to Detroit's Wright Museum

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Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 3:40 PM

“The opposite of ‘racist’ isn’t ‘not’ racist,” explains Ibram X Kendi, Ph.D., a New York Times bestselling author, historian, 2019 Guggenheim fellow, and founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center in Washington, D.C. His latest memoir, How to Be an Antiracist, poses a vision of an antiracist society...

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National treasure and culotte-loving author David Sedaris brings 'Calypso' to Detroit's Fisher Theatre

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Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 3:09 PM

No personal opinion, observation, or neurotic musing is off-limits for prolific humorist and nonfiction writer David Sedaris, who, since taking to NPR in 1992 to read his now-famous essay “SantaLand Diaries,” during which he details his stint as a department store elf during Christmas, has made life a whole...

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Harry Potter-themed Wizard Fest is coming to Ferndale's Magic Bag

Posted By on Mon, Oct 14, 2019 at 5:10 PM

Get in Mr. Weasley's bewitched car loser, we're going to Wizard Fest! If your idea of a good time is downing butterbeer and chomping on Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans while hopping around like a chocolate frog under a ceiling of floating candles and friendly poltergeists, the Magic Bag has gotchu....

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

MOCAD's annual gala returns with art auction and 'electric fantasy' theme

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 2:33 PM

MOCAD’s annual gala and art auction raises funds in support of the museum’s Department of Education and Public Programs, which provides arts education opportunities for Detroit youth. The night of festivities includes dinner from Bacco, “molecular cocktails” by Glyph, entertainment from Claude Young, and an auction curated by MOCAD...

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Break out the tissues, 'Rent' returns to Detroit

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 1:48 PM

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 525,600 (x 23) minutes since a little-known composer unleashed one of the most influential musicals in the history of American theater. Celebrating more than two decades, Jonathan Larson’s Rent continues to preach love, diversity, and creativity in spite of circumstance. The rock...

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