Hey, friends! There’s a new art exhibition coming to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) later this month. Standing Still, Lying Down, As If will be on view October 26, 2018, to January 6, 2019. Other special events for the opening of the Standing Still, Lying Down, As If exhibit include: Opening Reception on… Read More MOCAD Presents: Standing Still, Lying Down, As If
An all-volunteer team from across the community will host Detroit’s first Make Food Not Waste—A Community Feast on September 30, 2018, at Eastern Market’s Shed 5 from 10 am – 4 pm. This FREE event features dishes made by local chefs from high-quality food that would otherwise go to waste, plus chef demos and an array of expert presenters… Read More Make Food Not Waste: A Community Feast Event
Want to learn more about the annual Murals in the Market festival? Then this tour is for you! Participants will learn about the history of the festival, more about the artists, and have time to ask questions while strolling through Eastern Market to take a look at some of the festival’s most popular large-scale murals… Read More Murals in the Market Walking Tour
Join the Black Historic Sites Committee as we celebrate scintillating jazz as performed by Modern Element, a dynamic group of young musicians, on Thursday, September 27. This band features Trunino Lowe on trumpet and Benny Rubin, Jr. on alto saxophone, among others. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door Modern Element was formed by six students… Read More Jazz on the Streets of Old Detroit
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
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!)
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!)
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
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
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
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!
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
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!
September is another big month of festivities in Detroit. This month marks the celebration of design aka the Detroit Month of Design Festival, and we’ve got a list of eleven events you may really love! The Detroit Month of Design Festival is a city-wide celebration of art, creativity, and design. Throughout the month of September,… Read More Eleven Top Picks for the Detroit Month of Design Festival
Exciting news! Toma Detroit won the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest which was presented by Bedrock! The Detroit-based restaurant won $50,000 from Comerica Bank and more than $20,000 in pro-bono services from Hatch Detroit and its partners. The runners-up for the contest were Neighborhood Grocery, Paradise Natural Foods, and Slyde. Comerica Hatch Detroit is an annual… Read More Toma Detroit Won the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest
This weekend, Hour Detroit and Detroit Home magazines are hosting their 3rd annual Downtown Living Tour. The event will showcase luxury offerings from Cass & Your, City Modern, The Stott, Great Lakes Tower at Harbortown, and Vinton. Here’s a list of what you can expect from the event: VIP Preview & Launch Party: Private, bus-guided… Read More Hour Detroit and Detroit Home Host 3rd Annual Downtown Living Tour
Last night, I attended the Aretha Franklin tribute concert “A People’s Tribute to the Queen” at Chene Park in Detroit. It was a beautiful tribute to the Queen of Soul and one I will never forget. On August 16, 2018, Aretha Franklin passed away from pancreatic cancer. She was 76. To say the Aretha Franklin tribute… Read More “A People’s Tribute to the Queen” Was a Beautiful Tribute Concert for Aretha Franklin
“A People’s Tribute to the Queen” On Thursday, August 30, 2018, more than 40 performing artists will honor the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin during the tribute concert “A People’s Tribute to the Queen” at the Chene Park Detroit Amphitheatre. The concert will be free to the public, but you will need to get… Read More Details About the Tribute Concert and Public Viewing Scheduled for the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin
The Belle Isle Aquarium added a new (and very cute) fish to their collection: the Mbu Puffer Fish. Aquarium supporters had the chance to meet the new Mbu Puffer Fish at the “Deeper Dive: Into the Congo” fundraiser. The funds raised at the event helps with the maintenance and development of the Belle Isle Aquarium. Elijah… Read More Belle Isle’s New Mbu Puffer Fish and the Deeper Dive Series
Hi, friends! Well, the results are in and Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest Presented by Bedrock has announced the final four contestants and we’ve got the list of finalists you! Neighborhood Grocery: MegBruitt and Raphael Wright Neighborhood Grocery is bringing fresh food back to the neighborhoods with a small footprint, full-line grocery stores in Detroit,… Read More Here They Are: the Comerica Hatch Detroit Final Four Contestants!