City 5 – Daily Detroit What To Know And Where To Go In Metro Detroit Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:35:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of November 17-19 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:50:54 +0000 Are you ready to get into the holiday spirit yet? Because I’m not. Personally I see this weekend as my final weekend before I jump head first into the pool of all things Thanksgiving and Christmas.

There are plenty of great things to do this weekend, depending on what you feel up to.

I know where I’ll be on Saturday afternoon, Chuck E. Cheese. We will be celebrating my little dude’s 3rd birthday. I know that you’re all jealous that I get to spend an afternoon with a giant mouse, but you can’t all be me.

Have a great weekend!

14th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting Ceremony and Light Up Beacon Park

This Friday night is the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Campus Martius. But this year you are also getting a second party in Beacon Park that coincides with the tree lighting.

We wrote about both events on our mega holiday event list, so you can find more information over there.

Hours: 5 p.m.-12 a.m. The Tree Lighting will happen at 8 p.m.

Where: Campus Martius Park and Beacon Park

Bill Nye: Science Guy Documentary 

Growing up in the 90s means that I spent a lot of time watching Bill Nye the Science Guy. One of my high school science teachers would throw Bill Nye on in the afternoon when he was too stoned to actually teach his lesson.

There is a new documentary out called Bill Nye: Science Guy and Cinema Detroit will be screening it Friday, November 17 to Wednesday, November 22.

This documentary takes a look at Nye’s mission to help stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking. Let’s face it, we’ve got a lot of people out here that believe that Climate Change is a hoax. It isn’t, but those people tend to have big mouths.

You’ll get to see other big names in the documentary as well like Neil deGrasse Tyson and Ann Druyan.

Go fill your head with knowledge.

Tickets are $9 per person. You can pick up tickets on the Cinema Detroit website.

There are multiple showings so pick the time that works best for you.

Cinema Detroit is located at 4126 Third Street Detroit, Michigan 48201


Friendsgiving Pot Luck Fundraiser To Support Homeless Youth

This Saturday night the Bethel Community Transformation Center will be hosting a Friendsgiving potluck to benefit the Detroit Phoenix Center.

November is National Runaway Prevention Month, and the Detroit Phoenix Center helps youths in crisis.

Come out and have a traditional Thanksgiving menu and help those who need it. 
Tickets are $20 per person and all proceeds go to Detroit Phoenix Center.
For more information, please contact Nataki Biddles at (313) 288-0294 or via email.
Bethel Community Transformation Center is located at 8801 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48202

Grand Opening of Detroit Sip

The Bagley neighborhood has a new coffee shop on McNichols and the grand opening for Detroit Sip is this Saturday.

Come stop in for a cup of Joe and get to know members of the community.

The Grand Opening will take place on Saturday, November 18 from 11 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Detroit Sip is located at 7420 W McNichols Road Detroit, Michigan 48221

2nd Annual Detroit Optimist Society Best of Bars Competition

This past week was the inaugural Detroit Cocktail Classic Week and this Sunday caps off the week long event with a friendly competition.

The contest is being sponsored by Beam Suntory.

The top five finalists have been chosen from the over 20 submission to compete for $1,000 and a trip to the Jim Beam distillery in Kentucky. The winner of the competition will get to do an exclusive barrel selection.

The event is open to the public but you need to have a ticket in order to participate in the fan favorite voting.

There will be raffle tickets for Jim Beam Signature Limited Edition Bourbon, 5 sample tickets, and light bites available throughout the evening.

Tickets are $17.95 per person, you can purchase them here.

Doors open at 5 p.m., competition starts at 6 p.m.

The competition will take place at Wright & Co. 1500 Woodward Avenue Floor 2 Detroit, Michigan 48226

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Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of November 3-5 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:36:06 +0000 Well, October was good while it lasted. Welcome to the month of November readers!

Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour this weekend.


Looking for a bit of live theater? If so, head over to the Black Box Theater at the Planet Ant for their newest show Camptastic!

The show is about two best friends that go back in time to camp. They take a look at the roots of their friendship and everything that goes along with finding out who you are as a person.

Tickets for the show will run you $11 per person.

You can catch the show on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 at 8:00 p.m. If you can’t make it this weekend, there will be one more weekend to catch it.

Planet Ant is located at 2357 Caniff Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

Color Me Happy at the Scarab Club

I’m one of those adults that finds coloring relaxing. When I actually set time aside to actually do it that is.

This Saturday, November 4 there will be a little coloring session with Create U. at the Scarab Club.

Each person will get a custom coloring card, a box of colored pencils, food, and cocktails.

Leave the little kids at home, this event is for 18 and over.

Tickets for Color Me Happy are $16.82 per person.

Hours: 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The Scarab Club is located at 217 Farnsworth Street Detroit, Michigan 48202

Streisand Double Feature at the Senate Theater

I see you eye rolling me, but I don’t care because it’s Babs.

I have loved Barbara Streisand since I was little so this makes me really happy.

If you also enjoy Streisand then the Senate Theater will be doing a double feature of The Way We Were and What’s Up Doc? 

I swear I was born in the wrong decade…because hello Robert Redford.

Anyway, tickets are $10 per person which is a steal since you’re seeing two great movies.

Show time is at 8:00 p.m.

The Senate Theater is located at 6424 Michigan Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48210

(P.S. Hey Senate Theater, do you think you could do a double feature with Funny Girl and Funny Lady next?)

Detroit’s 3rd Annual Circus of Whiskers 

Are you a man with a fantastic beard or mustache? Ladies do you love men with amazing facial hair?

If you do then you need to get yourself to the 3rd Annual Circus of Whiskers this Saturday night at The Hastings Street Ballroom/Tangent Gallery.

The evening of facial hair is being organized by the Murder City Facial Hair Crew.

Men and women will have multiple opportunities to try for King and Queen of Circus of Whiskers. You can find the entire list of categories for best facial hair on the COW website.

There will be performances by The Big Icky, Magenta DeMure, Miss Holly Hock, and Sophia Von Stardust.

Admission to this hairy party are $20 at the door. Proceeds will go to  Detroit Animal Welfare Group (DAWG).

Hours: 7:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

The Hastings Street Ballroom/Tangent Gallery is located at 715 East Milwaukee Street Detroit, Michigan 48202

All Things Detroit

Like it or not the holiday season is now upon us, which means it is shopping season.

Are you one of those people who likes to find interesting gifts for the people you love? If you are, then you need to go to All Things Detroit this Sunday.

All Thing Detroit has blossomed over the past three years. When it first started there were 60 vendors and one food truck. Now it has 250 local vendors.

Be sure to check out some of our favorite vendors like Motor City Creations, Something Silk, Little High Flyers, and Lincoln’s Leathers.

I almost forgot to talk about the food truck rally. I don’t know about you, but shopping makes me hungry.

You will have your fair share of food options during ATD with Cortina Local, Crepe Day-Twah, Rollin Stone Wood Fired Pizza and so much more.

General admission tickets for All Things Detroit are $5 per person and children under the age of 12 are free.

Beat the crowd tickets are $15 per person. These tickets include early admission (9:30 a.m.), food truck voucher, Faygo voucher, and an All Things Detroit tote bag.

Hours: 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Eastern Market is located at 2934 Russell Street Detroit, Michigan 48207

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Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of October 27-29 Wed, 25 Oct 2017 20:43:34 +0000 Hey all you lovely readers! This weekend is a special one because I will be heading up north for a girls weekend to celebrate my birthday.

Part of me is sad that I’m going up north because there are so many cool things happening this weekend.

Halloween Movie Mayhem

This weekend is chocked full of classic horror movies being screened throughout Detroit.

I couldn’t pick just one movie to include in this week’s City 5, so I made a special post with 9 movies being screened. You can find all of the details over there.

Dog Halloween Costume Party

My dog is not a fan of being dressed up, but if yours are then you should check out this fun doggy costume party on Saturday afternoon.

LC’s Mobile Pet Spa will be offering spa services for your pups.

Cass Corridog will be providing the prizes for best dress, most creative, scariest, and funniest Halloween costumes.

The party will be held at the Grand Circus Dog Park.

When: Saturday, October 28 from 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Where: Grand Circus Park

Machine Show Exhibition Opening Reception

There is a new exhibition opening in the Library Street Collective and the opening reception will be this Saturday, October 28.

The Machine Show will show the self-made artists tools of Paul Kremer, Mark Flood, Jason REVOK, and MOMO.

Hours: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Where: Library Street Collective is located at 1260 Library Street Detroit, Michigan 48226

The Offical & Final PJ’s Lager House 10 Year Anniversary Party

Looking for a cool party on Saturday night? Head over to the Corktown staple PJ’s Lager House for their 10 Year Anniversary Party.

They’ve got a full line up of great bands playing throughout the night.

The $10 admission will get you into the show and some grub. They will be serving up Jambalaya, Gumbo and Red Beans & Rice.

When: Saturday, October 28 from 6:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m

Where: PJ’s Lager House is located at 1254 Michigan Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48226

Family Friendly Lions Tailgate

This Sunday is a home game for the Detroit Lions, which mean it’s time to get your tailgate plans together.

If you have children the idea of bringing them over to the Eastern Market tailgate might not be too ideal. But there is now a family friendly tailgate at Beacon Park downtown.

Come bring the kids out to listen to music, games, and other families who like the Lions.

When: Sunday, October 29 from 5:50 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Where: Beacon Park is located at 1903 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226


Motor City Soul Club Soul Stomp

It’s that time again, it’s time to get down on the dance floor at the Marble Bar for the monthly Motor City Soul Club Soul Stomp.

As with every monthly Soul Stomp Dan Austin, Brad Hales and Erica Aytes will be slinging the vinyl. They will be joined by special guests Nick Speed and Adam Stanfel this month.

There’s no cover for this party.

When: Saturday, October 28 from 10:00 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

Where: Marble Bar is located at 1501 Holden Street Detroit, Michigan 48208

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Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of October 20-22 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:50:03 +0000 Salutations!

This weekend is looking like it might be pretty nice compared to last weekend, weather-wise. There are plenty of great events happening this weekend. Let’s get this party train moving shall we.

Eastern Market Brewing Company Grand Opening

We got a sneak peak of the new Eastern Market Brewing Company during Eastern Market After Dark, but the time has finally come for the official grand opening on.

While there are not many details about what the owners have planned for the grand opening, it will still be a good time. Go and check out all of the work they did on this building while drinking some beer.

The grand opening will take place on Friday, October 20 from 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.

Eastern Market Brewing Company is located at 2515 Riopelle
Detroit, Michigan 48207

Sfumato Fragrances & NYC Chef Pop Up at POST

This Friday and Sunday night there will be a really great pop up dinner at POST over in the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood.

We did a whole post about the dinner, so you can head over there to find out all of the details.

Speaking of POST, if you can’t make it to the dinner but have some free time on Saturday, October 21 I suggest checking out the grand opening party.

Ghost Light Halloween Party

Looking for some adult Halloween entertainment that isn’t going to cost you an arm and a leg? I’m going to point you in the direction of the Ghost Light bar in Hamtramck.

On Saturday, October 21 the bar will be holding a free Halloween show. Come out for some live local bands playing your favorite covers.

The party starts at 7:00 p.m. and will go until 2:00 a.m.

The Ghost Light is located at 2314 Caniff, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

Sugar House Drinking Team: Pappy vs. Weller 

If you enjoy whiskey then this exclusive whiskey tasting at Sugar House might be right up your alley.

The afternoon tasting there will be a blind controlled tasting of four different whiskies from Pappy Van Winkle and Weller Whiskies.

Tickets to this tasting will run you $95 per person.

The Pappy vs. Weller tasting will take place on Saturday, October 21 from 12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Sugar House is located at 2130 Michigan Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48216

Detroit A Go Go

If you’re looking for some great music, I suggest checking out at least one night of this awesome celebration of Detroit’s musical legacy. There will be live performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night.

We’ve already did a whole story about Detroit A Go Go. I’m just going to send you over there to get the details.


Daffodil planting on Belle Isle 

Last Saturday volunteers were able to plant close to half of the 100,000 daffodil bulbs around Belle Isle, even with the weather being pretty crappy.

The only problem is that they still have 55,000 bulbs to plant.

If you weren’t able to make it out last Saturday but have free time this Saturday, October 21 the Belle Isle Conservancy could really use your help.

Meeting time is 10:00 a.m. at Sunset Point on Belle Isle.

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Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of October 13-15 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:03:44 +0000 Guess who’s back, back again. It’s your City 5! This weekend has a nice mixture of things to do. Hopefully the weather will be nicer than it was today. All this rain is for the birds.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Nightmare On Caniff Street 

Nothing gets me more excited for Halloween than listening to some scary stories.

This Friday night is opening night of Planet Ant’s newest show Nightmare On Caniff Street. It only makes sense that opening night is Friday the 13th.

There will only be four performances of this show, so be sure to pick up your tickets for one of them.

Tickets are $11 per person.

The show starts at 8:00 p.m.

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

Community Day: Daffodil Planting

It you are looking for something to do that will bring some beauty to Detroit in the spring then you need to head to Belle Isle this Saturday, October 14.

The Belle Isle Conservancy and volunteers will be planting 100,000 daffodil bulbs around Belle Isle.

This is a good event for groups, individuals, and families.

Bring your gardening gloves, trowel/small hand shovel and any additional garden supplies you prefer to use. They will provide the bulbs and dirt.

Volunteers will need to check in at the Paddock which is the fenced lot next to the Scott Fountain.

You can RSVP for the event on the Facebook event page. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Bring the kids down to Campus Martius this Saturday for a bit of fall fun at the Harvestfest.

There will be tons of fun things to do for children of all ages, like pumpkin painting, face painting,  a veggie car derby, and tricycle hay rides, and so much more.

What Harvest festival would be complete without a beer garden, but considering this event is for the kids it has been turned into a root beer garden. For those parents who might want something a bit stronger I hear you can head over to Parc for something leaded.

Admission is free and so are most activities. However there is a $2 fee for pumpkin painting and a $3 fee for the veggie derby.

Hours: 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Campus Martius is located at 800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit 48226

5th Annual Cosmic Slop Music Festival

This Saturday the 5th annual Cosmic Slop Music Festival will take place at the Tangent Gallery/Hasting Street Ballroom.

The Cosmic Slop Music Festival was started in 2011 by Detroit musician, Deekah and a group of Black Detroit musicians.

It highlights the music from African American, Hispanic and Arabic rock musicians.

Festival goers will be able to check out Apropos, Electric Otto, Rosie and the Fellas, and the other musical acts. In fact, there will be 22 acts performing during the one day festival.

You can purchase tickets in advance here. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children 13-18. Children under 12 are free.

Hours: 1:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Tangent Street Gallery/Hasting Street Ballroom is located at 715 E. Milwaukee Detroit, Michigan 48202

Dine Drink Detroit Week Launch Party 

The 5th annual Dine Drink Detroit is kicking off on October 16 and like in previous years there is a pretty cool Launch Party being thrown.

The party will take place on Sunday, October 16 at Shed 3 of Eastern Market.

During the launch party there will be 15 restaurants and bars serving drinks, food trucks, and a night time bazar with over 50 local vendors.

The general admission tickets will cost you $15 per person and they will get you two drink tickets.

VIP tickets will run you $50, but you will get 2 tickets for appetizers from two restaurants/chefs in the VIP Lounge, and two drink tickets.

You can buy tickets online here. Hours: 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Eastern Market is located at 2440 Russell Street, Detroit, Michigan 48207


Marble Bar 2.0 Anniversary Party

We got a tip from a Daily Detroit reader about the anniversary party happening over at the Marble Bar on Friday and Saturday night.

We love the Marble Bar and they throw a great party, that’s for sure.

Friday Night Machines is going to be the the kick off party for the 2.0 Anniversary party.

There will be a ton of great DJ’s spinning. Tickets for the Friday night party is $10 per person. You can buy tickets in advance here. Doors open at 9:00 p.m. Leave the kids at home this party is 21 and over.

The official Marble Bar 2.0 Anniversary party will be on Saturday night.

Tim Sweeney from Beats From Space and Terrence Parker The International DJ Extraordinaire will be spinning on Saturday night. Party goers will also hear Merachka, Jacob Park, Loren, and Mira Fahrenheit on Saturday night.

Advance tickets for Saturday night are $12 per person. You can buy tickets online here. Doors open at 9:00 p.m. This is also a 21 and over event.

The Marble Bar is located at 1501 Holden Street Detroit, Michigan 48208

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Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of September 8-10 Thu, 07 Sep 2017 02:44:19 +0000 There are some great events happening this weekend. I had such a hard time narrowing them down, that you’re getting two bonus events.

What can I say, sometimes I am a giver. Have a great — and fun — weekend!

Nash Next Regional Finals 

If you are a fan of country music, you should head to the Magic Stick on Saturday evening for the Nash Next Regional Finals.

The line up will be Bari Lee, Kari Holmes, Lisa Mary, Daniel Cameron, The Drew Hale Band, Tweed & Dixie, and Mac Watts.

Tickets for the event are $10 per person. You can purchase them online.

Doors open at 7 p.m.

The Magic Stick is located 4140 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 482021

40th Annual Dally in the Alley 

When I think about annual events in Detroit, I can say that Dally in the Alley is probably one of the most loved. People are passionate about the Dally.

This Saturday is the 40th annual Dally in the Alley, and I can assure you that it is going to be a great time.

There will be four stages for local musicians to perform, food, drinks, and local vendors. Did I forget to mention that it is family friendly? Because it is. There is a kids fair on West Forest.

Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Location: North Cass Corridor between Prentis Street and Hancock and 2nd and 3rd Avenues.

Latino/Hispanic Celebration

Did you know that September is Latino Heritage Month? Head down to the Mexicantown Mercado for the Latino/Hispanic Celebration this Saturday. The celebration will not only close out the 2017 Celebrating Southwest concert series but it will kick off Latino Heritage Month.

There will be five different dance and music groups showcased throughout the day. They will represent all corners of Latin America, and it will showcase the diversity of the Latin community.

Beyond the music and dancing there will also be food, arts & crafts, henna, face painting, mangonadas and other fun activities.

Hours: 3 p.m.- 8 p.m.

The Mexicantown Mercado is located at 2826 Bagley Street Detroit, Michigan 48216

Volunteer at Historic Fort Wayne 

We wrote a short post about the volunteer event that will be happening on Sunday, September 10 at Fort Wayne.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s HOPE Crew will be at the Fort doing some work on the buildings. They are looking for volunteers to help out. Even if you don’t have any experience they will help you learn basic skills. Just remember to wear close toed shoes.

After all of that hard work there will be a block party with food and music.

Hours: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Fort Wayne is located at 6325 W. Jefferson Avenue Detroit, MI 48209

Light Up The Cabin Garden Party

Looking to do a bit of good for the only existing log cabin inside of Detroit’s city limits? I’m talking about the Palmer Log Cabin inside of Palmer Park of course.

The People of Palmer Park will be hosting the 3rd Annual Light UP The Cabin Garden Party this Sunday, September 10.

The garden party will be held at an undisclosed 1929 Tudor that looks out onto the Detroit Golf Club. Guests will be able to tour parts of the home during the garden party.

There will be food, a wine bar and a silent auction.

Tickets are $75 per person. It’s pricey, but remember this is going to a great cause.

Location: You’ll get the exact location once you purchase your tickets.


POP + Offworld Grand Opening Celebration 

There is something nostalgic about popping in a few quarters into an old arcade game and trying to get that high score.

On Friday you will be able to do just that at the new POP+Offworld Arcade upstairs from the Checker Bar.

The joint is part pizza place, bar, and arcade.

They will be throwing a Grand Opening party on Friday, September 8. There will be pizza from Pop Pizza, music, and raffles.

Hours: 5 p.m.- 2 a.m. It will be all ages until 9 p.m.

Pop and Offworld is located at 124 Cadillac Square Detroit, Michigan 48226

Motor City Soul Stomp 

You should know the drill by now. I write about The Motor City Soul Club’s Soul Stomp at The Marble Bar every month.

Dan Austin, Brad Hales and Erica Aytes will be slinging the vinyl throughout the night. The three of them will be joined by Eric Silvenis and Matt Strickland for the evening.

Like always there is no cover, so bring those dancing shoes and get moving.

Hours: 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

The Marble Bar is located at 1501 Holden Street Detroit, Michigan 48208

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Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of September 1-3 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 01:26:21 +0000 The kids are going back to school this week, so I guess summer is unofficially over this weekend.

I hope you have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend.

Detroit Jazz Fest

When I think of Labor Day weekend in Detroit the first thing that I think of is the Detroit Jazz Festival. For four days Campus Martius and Hart Plaza will be filled with jazz music.

You can find all of the information you could ever want over on the Detroit Jazz Festival website.

Hours Friday: 6:30 p.m. -1:30 a.m. Saturday: 12 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sunday: 12 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Monday: 1-7:45 p.m.

Hamtramck Labor Day Festival

The people of Hamtramck know how to party. So if you are looking for something fun to do this weekend I suggest you head to the 37th Hamtramck Labor Day Festival.

Like in years past there will be the annual yacht race down Jos. Compau, the Polish Day Parade, two stages for live music and so much more.

I’m already dreaming of the pierogi.

The festival will be held Saturday through Monday from 12 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Gaelic League Fundraising Brunch 

We’re moving from Poland over to Ireland for an afternoon of brunch at the Gaelic League Irish American Club of Detroit.

Come out and enjoy some great food, drink specials and live music all while doing some good for this organization.

Brunch is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers, and kids are $7.

Hours: 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

The Gaelic League Irish American Club of Detroit is located at 2068 Michigan Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48216

Bourbon Party 

I love a good bourbon, so when I saw that there was a release party for Detroit City Distillery’s Butcher’s Cut Bourbon I had to add it to this list.

There will be a pig roast to go along with all of those bourbon cocktails.

Texture and Anthony Parasole will be spinning some house music.

Hours: 7 p.m.-2 a.m.

The Whiskey Factory is located at 1000 Maple, Detroit, Michigan 48207

Masonic Temple Tour 

If you have never been inside The Detroit Masonic Temple, you need to do yourself a favor and check out this tour on Sunday afternoon.

The sheer amount of work that Corrado Parducci did is astounding.

It is 2 1/2 hours long and it will take your though the 14 story neo-Gothic building.

You must buy your tickets before the tour, they are $15 per person.

The tour will start at 3 p.m.

The Detroit Masonic Temple is located at 500 Temple Street Detroit, Michigan 48201

P.S. — If you can’t make it to this weekend’s tour you should check out the Behind the Scenes tour they are offering for Friday, September 15. It’s more money, but you get to see a ton of stuff that you can’t normally see. I’m only putting this here now, because I have a feeling the tour will be sold out by the time I do that week’s City 5.

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Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of July 21-23 Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:50:11 +0000 I'm really looking forward to this weekend. What can I say, there are some really great events going on. Have a great weekend!

Crash Detroit

I'm going to let you in on a secret about myself. I really hate crowds and I always have good intentions of going to festivals but I often just get overwhelmed at the idea of going to one. But Crash Detroit is different. This is one of the only festivals that I get pumped to go to.

I adore this festival. You can find out all of the information for Crash Detroit on our story from last week.

Beacon Park Opening Weekend 

Beacon Park officially opens on Thursday, July 20 but the party will be going all weekend.

There is four days of activities planned to celebrate the park opening.

Check out the cool time-lapsed video of the park being constructed. You can also find the link to the official schedule on that post.

Doggy Carnival 

Bring your favorite furry friend down to Grand Circus Park this Saturday for the Doggy Carnival.

There will be carnival-themed activities especially for dogs. LC's Mobile Pet Spa will be offering free spa services, and City Bark will be bringing special treats.

The event is free to attend.

The party will take place from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The dog park is open daily year-round, from 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Say It Loud: Art, History, Rebellion Exhibit Opening 

The Charles H. Wright Museum will be opening their exhibit commemorating the 1967 rebellion called "Say It Loud: Art, History, Rebellion.

There are two parts to this exhibition.

The first part of the exhibit will be photographs and quotes installed outside on the museum grounds.

The second exhibit will be located inside the AT&T and Chase Galleries and will feature works from over 40 nationally recognized artists. Their art will illustrate the awe, tragedy, and potential for transformation when people rebel.

Along with the opening of the exhibit there are a ton of different programs planned over the weekend and through the end of the month. You can find all of the information on The Wright's website.

The exhibit is free with admission to the museum.

Admission to the museum is Adults (13 – 61) $8, Seniors (62 +) $5, Youth (3 -12) $5. Children under 3 are free.

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Charles H. Wright Museum is located at 315 E. Warren In Detroit.

May Contain Fruit

The Scarab Club, one of the Detroit's oldest art institutions, is opening their exhibition "May Contain Fruit" this Friday night from 5-8 p.m.

Emerging artists Alyssa Bogdan, Marry Eddy, Ginny Martin and Manal Shourkair address fruit as the symbol for knowledge, as a symbol and visual for feminine form, as trade commodity. It will address the literal question of America's fruit supply coming from other countries, much of it from Mexico. What implications does the wall have on our access to groceries? Will America be without fruit? Will America be without knowledge?

The Scarab Club is located at 217 Farnsworth in Detroit.

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Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of June 16-18 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 22:27:40 +0000 The weekend is creeping up on us, but it will soon be here. Have you made your plans yet?

Let’s get started. BTW, don’t forget it is Father’s Day this Sunday, so you still have time to plan something nice for the dads in your life.

2017 Michigan Burlypicks

If you’re looking for a variety show that includes some of the best burlesque from around the world then you need to be at the Tangent Gallery/Hasting Streets Ballroom on Friday night.

Tickets for the show are $12 in advance ($15 for VIP) and $15 at the door.

Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the show starts at 9:00 p.m.

The Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom is located at 715 E. Milwaukee Street Detroit, Michigan 48202

Shop and Swap Benefiting Alternatives For Girls

Ladies, do you have a lot of clothes just hanging in your closet that never get worn anymore? If you’re anything like me, I’m guessing the answer is yes.

On Saturday the Garment Gallery will be hosting a Shop and Swap event to benefit Alternatives For Girls. There will be brunch snacks and mimosas to snack on while you “shop”.

Bring all of your gently used clothes that you no longer wear to the event and you will then be able to pick out new clothes.

There will also be vendors at the event selling some of their goodies.

They are asking for a donation of $5 that will be donating to Alternatives For Girls. If you can swing more, that would be great too.

Hours: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The Bridge inside of the Russell Industrial Center is located at 1600 Clay Street Suite 311 Detroit, Michigan 48211

Auto Heritage Bike Tour

Love automotive history and cycling around Detroit? This is the tour for you. It also might be a good one to do with dear old dad.

The Rivertown location of Wheelhouse Detroit will be leading this 12 mile tour. The tour will take cyclists by the Globe Building, Dequindre Cut, Packard Plant, GM Detroit-Hamtramck (Poletown) Assembly Plant, and so many other places.

The tour will take three hours.

Tickets are $30 per person or $40 if you need to rent a bike.

The tour starts at 10:00 a.m.

Wheelhouse Detroit Rivertown is located at 

Forgotten Harvest Comedy Night with Seth Meyers

We wrote about the Forgotten Harvest Comedy Night with Seth Meyers back in April, but I just wanted to let you know that there are still tickets available.

Not only do you get a great night of comedy, but you are also doing some good for Forgotten Harvest.

The show begins at 8:00 p.m.

The Fox Theater is located at 2211 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48226

Cheese and Cocktails on Father’s Day

Our final event for the weekend is all about those dad’s who enjoy a good cocktail.

Head out to Eastern Market to The Detroit City Distillery this Sunday for their Cheese and Cocktails event.

Zack Berg from Berg’s Provisions will be there with a ton of different types of cheese that will pair great with the menu of cocktails that the bartenders will be serving up.

There will also be limited edition truffles from Gayle’s Chocolate that are made with some of DCD’s Bourbon and Rye.

Hours: 12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Detroit City Distillery is located at 2462 Riopelle Street Detroit, Michigan 48207

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Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of May 5-7 Wed, 03 May 2017 21:25:49 +0000 Welcome to the first weekend of May. Pretty soon our weekends will be filled with graduations and grad parties so let’s take advantage of  this weekend.

There are plenty of great events happening this weekend. We have a nice mixture of things to do.

Space Dive III – Detroit 

Do you love Star Wars? Have you been looking for a way to celebrate the 4th of May with others who also love the World that George Lucas created 40 years ago? If you answered yes to all of those questions then you should go to Space Dive III.

Space Dive will take place May 4 through May 6. The Tangent Gallery/ Hastings Street Ballroom will turn into the Mos Eisley Cantina for this three day party.

There will be live music, performances by my favorite Detroit burlesque dancer Lushes LaMoan, and plenty of drinks.

Costumes are mandatory to get into the party. They can be as elaborate or simple as you want. You can find some ideas for costumes over on the Space Dive website.

Tickets are $20 a night or $30 for all three nights. Hours: 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The Tangent Gallery/Hasting Street Ballroom is located at 715 E. Milwaukee Detroit, Michigan 48202

Comerica Shred Day – Detroit

Did you know that Detroit, Warren, and Dearborn ranked the third largest metropolitan area in the United States for identity theft?

That’s pretty scary huh? If you have been wondering what to do with that  giant stack of paper with sensitive information on it I have just the thing for you.

Comerica is hosting a Shred Day at Comerica Park this Saturday. Come out between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and Iron Mountain will destroy and recycle all your paper. You can also bring unwanted electronics to the shred day and they will be disposed of safely. You can find a list of all the accepted items here.

Gleaners will also be at Comerica Park during the event collecting nonperishable food for those in need. The Comerica Shred Day will be set up in the parking lot of Comerica Park.

Comerica Park is located at 2100 Woodward Detroit, Michigan 48226

12th Annual Grandmont Rosedale Neighborhood Open House – Detroit 

One of the things I love about writing for Daily Detroit is that it allows me to to all over the city. Over the years I have fallen in love with the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhoods in Northwest Detroit.

This Sunday the community is hosting the 12th Annual Grandmont Rosedale Neighborhood Open House. If you are in the market to purchase a new home in Detroit then you should go to this event.

The tour will take you throughout the five neighborhoods to show you the homes that are on the market. You will also get a chance to find out more about area businesses.

The event is free and open to the public. If you have questions you can email Cheryl V. Davis.

The tour is open from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The tour starts at the North Rosedale Community House. That is located at 18445 Scarsdale Street Detroit, Michigan 48223

All Things Detroit – Detroit 

This Sunday is a very special All Things Detroit because it is a pre-Mother’s Day edition. Head over to Eastern Market on Sunday, May 7 for this great market and food truck rally.

Flowers are great and all, but if your mom is like me she would probably love a new Faygo Candle from Motor City Creations.

You can find a list of vendors and purchase tickets on the All Things Detroit website. You can also download the All Things Detroit app on your phone. It’s pretty handy because it tells you where all your favorite vendors are.

General Admission is $5 per person and children under 12 get in free. There are also Beat the Crowd tickets for $15 per person (kids must have a ticket for the early admission.)  The Beat the Crowd ticket includes getting into the market at 9:30 a.m., complementary food and pop vouchers, and an All Things Detroit tote bag.

Hours: 9:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Eastern Market is located at 2934 Russell Street in Eastern Market Detroit, Michigan 48207

Cinco de Mayo Parade – Detroit 

Friday is Cinco de Mayo and I would be remised if I didn’t include the Cinco de Mayo Parade that is taking place in Southwest Detroit on Sunday, May 7.

The Detroit Southwest Pride community group is hosting the parade.

The parade starts at 12:00 p.m. at Patton Recreation Center (Vernor at Woodmere) and will end at Clark Park (Vernor at Scotten).


Free Comic Book Day

Don’t forget that Saturday, May 6 is Free Comic Book Day.

The Detroit location of the Vault of Midnight is celebrating both Free Comic Book Day and it’s 1st anniversary of being open. So why not head down there to celebrate with them.

There are plenty of other great Comic Book Stores in metro Detroit that are participating in this event, so go get you a free comic book.

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