Welcome to the first weekend of March. It’s hard to believe that February is over already. It looks like our weather is going to be a bit on the chilly side so keep those long sleeve shirts out.
The Detroit Dizzy Dames in Female Problems – Detroit
Lushes LaMoan and the Detroit Dizzy Dames will be performing this Friday night at the Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom.
The burlesque troupe will be performing numbers inspired by the work of John Waters.
John Waters is a legend in the world of camp, so I can only imagine what has inspired these performers. I’ll go out on a limb and say it will be more than just Hairspray and Cry Baby songs.
Admission is $15 at the door and the show is 21 and over.
Doors open at 9:00 p.m. and the show will start at 10:00 p.m.
The Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom is located at 715 E. Milwaukee Street Detroit, Michigan 48202
Hamtramck Music Festival – Hamtramck
This weekend is the 4th annual Hamtramck Music Festival. The four day music festival will be spread out throughout the enclave of Hamtramck.
There will be over 180 bands performing in over 20 venues. Check out this schedule.
Wrist bands for the festival are $10 and proceeds will go towards Ben’s Encore. You can buy them in advance online, will call will be at The Ant Hall.
Most shows are 18 and over, but be sure to check and see.
2017 Academy Awards Nominated Short Films- Detroit
This is the last weekend to see all of the short films that were nominated for this years Academy Awards at the Detroit Film Theater at the Detroit Institute of Art.
The Oscars were this past Sunday, Piper won for best animated short film and Sing won for best live action short film.
General admission tickets are $9.50, and members, seniors and student tickets are $7.50. You can purchase them online or at the DIA box office.
Viewing times: Friday 7:00 p.m., Saturday 7:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
The DIA is located at 5200 Woodward Detroit, Michigan 48202
Visit the Canadian Club Heritage Club- Windsor
Last month news broke that the company that owns Canadian Club Whiskey would be closing down the Canadian Club Heritage Center at the end of March.
Time is running out for you to hop across the border to learn about the history of Canadian Club and it’s important part of Prohibition.
Thomas McGee’s will be hosting a tour this Sunday that will take you to the heritage center and then to a few historic Canadian pubs.
The tour will leave from Thomas McGee’s Sporting House Whiskey Bar in Eastern Market at 10:30 a.m. (The pub will be open at 8:00 for early morning Irish Coffees and Bloody Mary’s.)
Just a reminder to bring your passports or enhanced ID for border crossing. Windsor might be our neighbor to the south, but it is still another country.
Tickets are $60 a person. Seats are limited so get your tickets quickly.
Thomas Magee’s Sporting House Whiskey Bar is located at 1408 East Fisher Detroit, Michigan 48207
Stitching History Together: Mrs. Keckley, Mrs. Scarborough and Mrs. Lincoln- Detroit
Welcome to the first weekend of Women’s History Month.
This Sunday Source Booksellers will be hosting a conversation with Wayne State Professor Michele Ronnick about the women that made an impact at Wilberforce University.
Sarah Cordelia Bierce Scarborough and Mrs. Elizabeth Keckley were well known educators of the university.
The event will take place between 4:00 p.m and 6:00 p.m. The talk is free to attend.
Source Booksellers is located at 4240 Cass Avenue Suite 105, Detroit, Michigan 48201