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Hello, hello, hello! Here’s a super double bonus edition of our City 5.

My weekend plans are looking promising. There is so much going on, that I had a hard time narrowing down what I wanted to add to this week’s City 5. It was tough, but I figured it out.

Have a great weekend everyone.

5th Annual Michigan Burlesque Festival

Looking for some tantalizing fun this Friday night? Might I suggest the 5th Annual Michigan Burlesque Festival at the Hastings Street Ballroom at 715 Milwaukee in Detroit.

The festival will feature headliner performances by Bella Sin, Red Rum, Mr. Gorgeous, and Jeez Loueez. You will also get to see my favorite burlesque dancer Lushes LaMoan.

On Saturday they will be holding burlesque workshops. Learn everything from makeup techniques, how to twerk and jerk, and how to be fabulous. Each workshop costs $10 to attend.

It should go without saying, but these events are for those 18 and over.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for the Friday night performance. Tickets to the Friday night performance are $25 for general admission or $30 for VIP. They can be purchased in advance here.

Amazing Dave Opening Weekend 

This weekend is the opening of the 2017/2018 Theatre season at The Planet Ant in Hamtramck. This upcoming season is the Planet Ant’s 25th season, which is amazing.

Opening up the season is an original one act play called Amazing Dave. Come find out what happens when a con man starts a doomsday cult.

Also, I should mention that this play kicks off an interesting new project by Planet Ant. The one act will represent a pilot episode for an upcoming 6 episode weekly live sitcom. This show will run on Thursday nights in the Ant Hall starting this October.

You can check out Amazing Dave on Friday and Saturday nights from September 15 through September 30.

Tickets are $10 per person. You can purchase them through the Planet Ant Theater website.

The Planet Ant is located at 2357 Caniff Street Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

Renegade Craft Fair 

There is a new craft fair in town and it’s called the Renegade.

The Renegade Craft Fair started in Chicago in 2003 and it has expanded to 12 cities in the United States and United Kingdom.

The RCF will take place on Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

The Renegade will be held on the Service Street on the south side of Gratiot and Russell Street in Eastern Market.

100% Vegan Patio Brunch

Calling all you vegans.

This Saturday El Club will be hosting a pop up vegan brunch by Grim Feeder.

This brunch has it all; good food, drinks, DJ Red Cobweb, and tarot readings by Zoe Bones and GeminEye Tarot.

You can find the menu on the Facebook event.

The brunch will take place from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. El Club is located at 4114 West Vernor Highway Detroit, Michigan 48209

Greetings From Detroit Book Launch and Fisher Building Tour

I don’t know if you can tell or not, but we’re pretty big fans of Dan Austin’s work.

His most recent book, Greetings From Detroit: Historic Postcards From The Motor City has just come out.

You can have your own fan girl moment at the Pure Detroit in the Fisher Building this Sunday. Austin will be speaking about the book at 2:00 p.m. You can pick up your own signed copy of the book for $24.99 plus tax. There will also be food or drinks available.

The book launch will take place on Sunday from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Looking to grab a free tour of the Fisher Building? There will be tours starting at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

The Fisher Building is located at 3011 W Grand Boulevard Detroit, Michigan 48202

DOUBLE Bonus

1st Anniversary Block Party

On the corner of Bagley and Trumbull there is a collective group of businesses that will be celebrating their 1st anniversary.

Those businesses are The Farmer’s Hand, The Bearded Lady, and Mama Coo’s Boutique. All three businesses are women owned and have created a nice little cove on the corner.

Come out and enjoy BBQ, cake, give aways, games, Meta Physica Massage, Hyperion Coffee Company, and free Reilly Craft Creamery ice cream for the first 50 kids.

You can find all of the details here.

The party will take place on Sunday, September 17 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The Farmer’s Hand is located at 1701 Trumbull Street Detroit, Michigan 48216

Mexican Film Series Kick-Off

There’s a seven film series kicking off at Cinema Detroit called “CINE MEXICO NOW.”

There’s an opening night reception after the screening of Tesoros (Treasures) on Sunday, September 17 includes a performance by El Autentico Mariachi Juvenil Detroit and refreshments from Axle Brewing Co., La Azteca Ice Cream, Los Galanes, La Gloria Bakery, and Hacienda Mexican Foods.

Director Ernesto Contreras will be at Cinema Detroit for an in-person Q & A after the screening of I Dream In Another Language on Saturday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m. ONLY.

Cinema Detroit is located at 4126 Third Street. See their website for a complete schedule through the week.