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15th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting & Light Up Beacon Park

The Downtown Detroit Partnership, DTE Energy Foundation and DTE Beacon Park Foundation are proud to present the 2018 #Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony and Light Up Beacon Park. SPECIAL GUESTS Headlining the show at Campus Martius Park is 12-time GRAMMY award-winning, gospel artist and Detroit native CeCe Winans. Taking center ice are U.S. Olympic figure skating duo Alex Shibutani and Maia Shibutani. … Read More 15th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting & Light Up Beacon Park

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pronoun @ Saint Andrews Hall

One-woman band, pronoun (Alyse Vellturo) premiered her new single ‘wrong’ (Rhyme and Reason Records) on NPR and today, she arrives with the visuals for the song, premiering exclusively on Clash Music. ‘wrong’, the second single from her debut album, set to drop in 2019, maintains the niche, lo-fi sound that has garnered attention from the likes of The New York Times and NPR while embodying all… Read More pronoun @ Saint Andrews Hall

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Light Up Livernois 2018 Shines Bright on the Avenue of Fashion

What’s up, Detroit!  I’m excited to share with you my post about my experience at Light Up Livernois 2018! It seems like I’ve experienced a lot of firsts over the past few weeks: Murals in the MarketEastern Market After DarkMOCAD’s Intersection Series Now I can add my first Light Up Livernois to my list of first… Read More Light Up Livernois 2018 Shines Bright on the Avenue of Fashion

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story, Life in Detroit

Feet on the Street Tours Show Detroiters and Visitors the Beauty of the City

The first year we moved to Michigan, Eastern Market was the second Detroit place we visited (Greektown was the first). Our introduction to Eastern Market was in December 2015 during a city tour. I registered Travis and me to take a tour of the market with Feet on the Street Tours. After spending three months… Read More Feet on the Street Tours Show Detroiters and Visitors the Beauty of the City

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Citywide SOUP

Detroit SOUP is a micro-granting dinner celebrating and supporting creative projects in Detroit. Pay a suggested donation of $10** Learn about 4 creative projects happening in Detroit. Vote on which project to fund with the money raised from the dinner. SCHEDULE Doors & Build Bazaar at 5p Proposals at 6p Dinner around 7p Artist performance… Read More Citywide SOUP

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story, Style

All That I Loved About Eastern Market After Dark 2018 (plus, way too many photos!)

Eastern Market After Dark — what can I say? The entire festival was SO much fun and my head is still spinning from all of the excitement of Thursday night. It was my first time attending an After Dark event and it most definitely will not be my last! WARNING: I hope you like to look… Read More All That I Loved About Eastern Market After Dark 2018 (plus, way too many photos!)

Culture

The New Dig Dating App Connects Dog Lovers (and They’re Launching in Detroit!)

To all of my single-dog-loving-friends, I know the dating world can be hard sometimes. I remember the #singlelife when I was in my 20s (typing that last sentence just hurt my heart a little as I realize I’m showing my age) and it was pretty brutal at times. Just trying to determine all that you… Read More The New Dig Dating App Connects Dog Lovers (and They’re Launching in Detroit!)

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

My Time at the Intersection Series: The Science of Food and Music with Questlove, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton

Last Friday, I attended a very special artist talk at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD): The Intersection: The Science of Food and Music with Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (drummer and band member of The Roots), Chef Max Hardy (owner and chef of Detroit’s River Bistro), and dream hampton (filmmaker and writer). It was the eighth… Read More My Time at the Intersection Series: The Science of Food and Music with Questlove, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton

Family Life, Life in Detroit

Convoy of Hope Detroit Will Host a Community Event This Saturday

On Saturday, September 22nd, Convoy of Hope will be at Bishop Park in Detroit to serve the community and those who are in need. The faith-based organization will offer $1 million in goods and services to the community. This will also include groceries, veteran services, haircuts, family portraits, job services, a kids zone, hot meals,… Read More Convoy of Hope Detroit Will Host a Community Event This Saturday

Art & Entertainment

#FlashbackFriday to When We Attended Our First Metro Times’ 2018 Best of Detroit Party

Hey, friends! This is a #flashbackfriday post to when Travis and I attended the 2018 Best of Detroit Party hosted by Metro Times. We were invited to attend the fun party which featured some of the best Detroit restaurants, live music, burlesque, and dancing. Travis and I loved trying the different foods vendors featured at… Read More #FlashbackFriday to When We Attended Our First Metro Times’ 2018 Best of Detroit Party

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

We’re Excited for the 2018 Murals in the Market!

What’s up, Detroit?!  Our beloved 2018 Murals in the Market (MITM) is here! The Smithsonian Magazine recently dubbed Detroit’s Murals in the Market as one of the best mural festivals in the world! According to the official MITM website, 1xRUN and Eastern Market Corporation have produced more than 125 murals in the Eastern Market District.… Read More We’re Excited for the 2018 Murals in the Market!

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

MOCAD and SGLD’s ‘The Intersection Series’ Will Feature Special Guests Questlove, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) and the Science Gallery Lab Detroit (SGLD) will host their eighth and final installment of the discussion series The Intersection: The Science of Food and Music with Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton. According to the contemporary art museum, MOCAD’s Intersection Series is a program… Read More MOCAD and SGLD’s ‘The Intersection Series’ Will Feature Special Guests Questlove, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton

Culture

The Fifteen Seconds Event is Coming to Detroit + Get 50% Off Your Tickets!

Hey, Detroit! Are you looking for inspiring ways on how you can enhance your creativity? Well, the Fifteen Seconds community event just may be what you need.  Known as Europe’s leading interdisciplinary business festival, Fifteen Seconds is making a special trip to Detroit for the first time! The business conference is a 2-day experience designed… Read More The Fifteen Seconds Event is Coming to Detroit + Get 50% Off Your Tickets!