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Hello everyone!

I hope that this week has been going great for you all. This week has flown by and I am eagerly awaiting the weekend.

There are some pretty cool events happening this weekend. Some will get you dancing, others will awaken your taste buds, and some might help get your motor started…if you know what I mean.

Let’s get on with this list!

Dirty Show 19

Valentine’s Day might have been yesterday, but this weekend is going to be down right steamy at the Russell Industrial Center for the Dirty Show 19.

This is the 19th Anniversary for this event that showcases erotic art in all of it’s forms. Be ready to see erotic photography, paintings, illustration, mixed media, video, and performances from around the world.

Be on the lookout for my friend Lushes Lamoan, she’ll be performing at 9:30 p.m. on Friday night.

Tickets for the Dirty Show are $30 per person.

It looks like Friday night is the only night that has tickets remaining online, so you better buy them quickly. There will be limited tickets for sale at the door for $35.

This should go without saying, but the Dirty Show is for adults only. So cart those kids to your in laws or get babysitter for the evening.

When: Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17 from 7:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.

Where: The Russell Industrial Center 1600 Clay Street Detroit, Michigan 48211

That BIG 80’s Party 

It’s time to go back to a time with big hair, neon clothes, John Hughes Films, cassette tapes, and great music.

El Club will be going back to the 80’s this Friday night for That BIG 80’s Party. It’s time to go pull out your Stiff Stuff Hair Spray and Jordache jeans.

DJ Dave Paul will be coming to Detroit from San Fransisco to play all of the hits from that decade.

There will be a $15 cover at the door.

When: Friday, February 16 from 8:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.

Where: El Club 4114 W Vernor Highway, Detroit, Michigan 48209

Excuse me while I go and watch Heathers now.

2018 Academy Award Nominated Short Films 

The Academy Awards will be here before you know it, so why not go checkout all of the short animation and live action short films that have been nominated this year.

The Detroit Film Theatre inside the Detroit Institute of Arts will be showing the films through March 4.

Tickets for the film $9.50 general admission; $7.50 seniors, students, DIA members. You can purchase them here.

When: Friday, February 16- Sunday, February 18 multiple show times. 

Where: DFT Auditorium 5200 Woodward Avenue DetroitMichigan 48202

Chinese New Year at The Peterboro 

Chinese New Year is Friday, February 16 and The Peterboro will be celebrating all weekend.

There will be decorations, dishes and cocktails that are designed to honor the traditional holiday.

For those unfamiliar with the Chinese calendar 2018 is the Year of the Dog. People born under this sign are considered to be honest, loyal, the truest friends and the most reliable partners.

When: Thursday, February 15 through Sunday, February 18 times vary. 

Where: The Peterboro 420 Peterboro Street Detroit, Michigan 48201

Gin Blossoms at St. Andrews Hall 

If you went to high school in the 90’s like I did, then I’m going to guess you probably listened to a lot of Gin Blossoms.

Anyway, the band is currently touring for the 25th anniversary of their album New Miserable Experience and will be at St. Andrews Hall this Sunday night.

Tickets range from $25-$48 and can be purchased here.

When: Sunday, February 18 doors open at 7:00 p.m. 

Where: St. Andrews Hall 431 East Congress Street Detroit, Michigan 48226