Sidewalk Detroit’s popular community festival is back! The 8th annual Sidewalk Festival is going to be a little different this year, though. The event has been expanded to four festival dates and will travel to four different Detroit neighborhoods. July 24, 2:00 – 8:00 P.M.: 12041 Dexter Ave, in the Dexter-Linwood neighborhood (in partnership with… Read More FAMILY EVENT: 8th Annual Sidewalk Festival Hosted by Sidewalk Detroit
If you’re looking for a live concert to enjoy without having to leave your couch, then check out The Detroit Sound virtual event this coming Sunday!. Jalen Seawright presents “The Detroit Sound Virtual Concert.” On Sunday, May 16th, Detroit’s best and up-and-coming artists will perform original music for guests. Over on his IG, Jalen shared… Read More Enjoy a Sunday Night In with The Detroit Sound Virtual Concert
Mother’s Day is right around the corner (Psst! It’s May 9th.) and you still have time to find a great gift for mom or a special womxn in your life. Of course, every day we should find ways to show our love and appreciation for each other. However, Mother’s Day is a special time to… Read More Honeey Lov Presents Pre-Mother’s Day Pop Up Event Featuring ALL Womxn-Owned Small Businesses
ProjectArt Detroit is celebrating its 5th anniversary with a virtual benefit on Thursday, April 22nd. The art event will feature artwork by students, resident artists, and organization partner the Detroit Public Library (DPL). ProjectArt’s virtual event will be 45 minutes long and a ticket donation of $20 is suggested. Your contributions will help ProjectArt continue… Read More Celebrate ProjectArt Detroit’s 5th Anniversary This Thursday
Cannabis retailer Skymint Hazel Park is hosting a pre-4/20 celebration this evening. Detroit artist and musician Sheefy McFly will be painting and spinning at the event. The pop-up event starts at 4 p.m. with Sheefy’s live DJ set beginning at 6 p.m. Sheefy will also have his iconic artwork for sale for just $100. The… Read More Happening Today: 4/20 Celebration at Skymint Featuring Detroit Artist Sheefy McFly
You can watch the Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts documentary film this Friday, April 16th in Detroit’s Cinema Lamont Virtual Screening Room. The film won the Jury Prize for Freedom Award at the 2019 Fine Arts Film Festival. It was also featured in the 2019 Freep Film Festival. Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts is a film by… Read More Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts Documentary Film Opens Friday, April 16th at the Detroit Cinema Lamont Virtual Screening Room
The Tuskegee Airmen National Museum has moved to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The virtual grand opening was held on Monday, March 22nd. Originally located in Fort Wayne, the Tuskegee Airmen National Museum can now be found in the Coleman A. Young Gallery. The former mayor was Detroit’s first Black mayor… Read More The Tuskegee Airmen National Museum Moves to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
In honor of Women’s History Month, Detroit restaurant EastEats announces its collaboration with Nourish Ramen’s Imani Battle. Special thanks to EastEats for sharing the news with GLD! Photography by Jimmy Goldfinger March is Women’s History Month, and to celebrate, the owners of EastEats are handing their restaurant over to a few of the women keeping… Read More EastEats Collabs with Nourish Ramen’s Imani Battle During Women’s History Month
Just in time for Women’s History Month, Detroit entrepreneur Renee Nesbitt is hosting a pop-up shop for business professionals. On March 13, 2021, the Building Bosses Boutique Pop-Up Shop will take place at 14400 Wyoming St. in Detroit. Professionals will have the opportunity to network with other business professionals and shop at the new boutique.… Read More Level Up Your Business Fashion Style at the Building Bosses Boutique Pop-Up Shop
Have you been to The Pose Experience yet? If you love creating Instagram-worthy images for your social media, then this is a photo experience for you! As a creative who is always looking for artistic ways to create new content, I really enjoyed visiting the new event space. Located in Southfield, Michigan, The Pose Experience… Read More See Why The Pose Experience Selfie Museum is an Instagram-Worthy Hot Spot
Celebrate the closing of Black History Month with Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity’s Detroit Restaurant Weekend! The members of the Metro Detroit alumni chapters are hosting the event to support Sigma-owned restaurants during the pandemic. This is a wonderful opportunity for Detroiters and beyond to support these great locally-owned and Black-owned businesses! As a self-proclaimed Detroit… Read More Phi Beta Sigma Restaurant Weekend: BGLO Restauranteurs Turn the Heat Up for Black History Closeout
Happy Friday! What’s one thing that brought you joy this week? For me, it was listening to the audiobook version of Elaine Welteroth’s memoir More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say). Have you read it yet? The audiobook is SO good. Elaine narrates her memoir and her parents… Read More Happy Friday!
Happy Friday! What’s one thing that brought you joy this week? For me, it’s seeing Zaya reach her next milestone. She is almost crawling now. (So hard to believe!) She’s been getting up on her knees and making very small movements forward. It’s cute to watch her move around. Right now, she’s just moving in… Read More Happy Friday!
If you love hanging out at bookstores and libraries, then you may enjoy MOCAD’s latest art exhibition called the Black Art Library. Curated by art educator Asmaa Walton, the art exhibit features a lovely collection of books dedicated to Black art. Over the weekend, I took my daughter Zhen with me to view the exhibit.… Read More Asmaa Walton’s ‘Black Art Library’ Now Open at MOCAD
Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa! I hope you are having a blessed and peaceful holiday so far. Do you have anything special planned for the next few days? We’re going to tune into The Wright’s Kwanzaa festivities over the next few days. Each day during Kwanzaa, The Wright will stream a special program at 7… Read More Happy Holidays!
Habari Gani? Kwanzaa is just a few days away! Are you planning a special celebration with your family? We celebrate Kwanzaa and have a few things planned for the kids this year. We like to do DIY Kwanzaa crafts, read books about the special holiday, and support Black-owned businesses in Detroit. A couple of years… Read More Celebrate Kwanzaa (Virtually) at The Wright
As the year draws to a close, I wanted to share a few of my favorite Detroit businesses. You can also use this as a last-minute gift guide if you’re looking for Detroit gift ideas. The small businesses featured on my list are places I have visited in 2020. Some are places I frequently visit… Read More These are a Few of My Favorite Detroit Things
One of my favorite holiday traditions in Detroit is shopping at the Eastern Market Holiday Market. I remember our first time visiting the Holiday Market in 2015. It was our first year living in Michigan and Travis and I signed up for the Feet on the Street Holiday Market Tour in Eastern Market. (That was… Read More Eastern Market Holiday Market is the Perfect Place to Find Unique, Michigan-Made Gifts
Today’s post is sponsored by Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. As a spokesperson for Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, I’m excited to share with you our holiday gift shopping experience! All opinions are my own and you can read Good Life Detroit’s disclaimer policy here. If you’re looking for last-minute holiday gift ideas, then Great Lakes Crossing… Read More Find Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets
I’ve been on the hunt for free Detroit holiday events for the family to enjoy. Last night, we took the kids to see the Big, Bright Light Show in Downtown Rochester. We turned on holiday music and drove through the downtown area a few times so the kids could enjoy the sights and sounds. The… Read More Four Free Holiday Event Ideas in Metro Detroit