City 5 – Daily Detroit What To Know And Where To Go In Metro Detroit Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:39:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of January 19-21 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:34:23 +0000 Greetings to all of you.

We’ve made it through another week of winter! I say that deserves a drink.

I know that the North American International Auto Show has pretty much taken over the airwaves here in metro Detroit. But you’re not going to find that on this weekends City 5.

I know, I know we’re the Motor City and this stuff is important. However, there are some other great events happening this weekend.

Have a great weekend everyone!

On the Rocks Opening Reception, Lecture, and Pewabic Pop Up 

There is a lot going on this weekend in the Pewabic World. I’m just going to lump it all together. Let’s do this.

Pewabic has a new exhibition that will be opening on Friday night. On the Rocks: An Exhibition for and Related to Drinking Vessels.

The exhibition will feature nearly 200 pieces from around the world.

The opening reception will take place at Pewabic from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

“The Art of Drinking” lecture by Pete Pinnell who is professor of art at University of Nebraska–Lincoln will be held at the College of Creative Studies at 6:00 p.m.

Both events are free. You can find out more information here.

On to the Pewabic Pop Up.

On Saturday and Sunday Pewabic will have a Pop Up at the Guardian Building. If you’re going to have a Pewabic Pop Up, this is the place to have it. Am I right?

Members of Pewabic’s design team and archivist Kimmie Dobos will be on hand to take part of this rare event.

If you make it out on Saturday you can also get a signed copy of the book Pewabic Pottery: A History Handcrafted in Detroit by Cara Catallo.

The Pop Up will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

MiSci Frankenstein200

Are your kids going stir crazy from having to stay inside this winter? If so I have just the thing to get those little minds buzzing.

The Michigan Science Center will be hosting Frankenstein200 which is a modern take on Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.

There will be a ton of hands on activities for kids of all ages to take part in. The best part is that these activities will help kids foster an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathmatics (STEM).

Frankenstien200 will take place on Saturday, January 20 from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

General admission for the Michigan Science Center is $14 for adults, $11 for child 12 and under or senior citizens (65+). Children under age two are free.

The Michigan Science Center is located at 5020 John R Street Detroit, MI 48202

Old Empire, Jay Gonzalez (of Drive By Truckers), and Emma Guzman for MiResonance

The Planet Ant will be hosting a fundraiser for MiResonance on Saturday night. MiResonance is a non-profit that helps provide access to mental health services.

There will be plenty of great music from Old Empire, Jay Gonzalez from the Drive By Truckers, and Emma Guzman.

Tickets for the show are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. All proceeds will go towards MiResonance.

The benefit will take place on Saturday, January 20 doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show will start at 8:00 p.m.

The show will take place at the Ant Hall 2320 Caniff Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

X-Coast at Whiskey Disco 

Looking for some 90’s house music? Maybe you want to pretend it is summer and that it isn’t freaking freezing outside? If so look no further than HOTBOXED at the Whiskey Disco.

X-Coast will be bringing his 90’s house blend with summer beach vibes to the Whiskey Disco this Saturday night.

This will be the first time that X-Coast will perform in Detroit.

Tickets to see X-Coast are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. This is a 21 and over show.

Saturday, January 20 at 10:00 p.m.

The Whiskey Disco is located at 2 John R Detroit, Michigan 48226

PizzaPlex Mystery Movie Night 

Sometimes the best thing to do on a Sunday night is to pick up a pizza and watch a movie.

At the PizzaPlex you can do just that. Every Sunday night they have a Mystery Movie Night.

Check out the event page because they give three clues to what movie will be playing that evening. If you guess the right movie you could win a free beer.

The movie starts at 8:00 p.m.

PizzaPlex is located at 4458 W Vernor Highway, Detroit, Michigan 48209


Once-A-Year Monumental Sale at Detroit Mercantile 

It’s no secret that I love the Detroit Mercantile in Eastern Market.

If you are looking for some great Detroit and antique items I suggest heading to Detroit Mercantile because they will be having a sale. This rarely happens.

All new items will be 40% off and all antique items are 20% off.

The sale will run Saturday, January 20 through Sunday, January 28.

Detroit Mercantile is located at 3434 Russell Street Detroit, Michigan 48207

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Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of January 12-14 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:44:08 +0000 I hope you all have been having a great week so far. I know that the jump in temperature put me in a much better state of mind. It’s amazing how warm 37 degrees feels when you’ve spent over a week at near negative temperatures.

There are a ton of great events going on this weekend.

Let’s get into this weeks events!

The Royal Tenenbaums at The Redford

I don’t know what it is about The Royal Tenenbaums, but it is one of my favorite movies. Maybe it’s because the family is so dysfunctional and eccentric that it made my own family not seem so weird.

The Redford Theater will be showing this Wes Anderson masterpiece on Friday, January 12.

The best part about checking out a film at The Redford is that tickets are $5 per person. Not to mention the fact that The Redford is turning 90 years old this year.

When: Friday, January 12 at 8 p.m.

Where: The Redford Theater 17360 Lahser Road Detroit, Michigan 48219

The Shirt Off Our Backs: A Benefit For The Tangent Gallery

The Tangent Gallery is known for hosting some pretty great events throughout the year.

This Saturday night there will be a benefit for the Tangent Gallery. The Shirt Off Our Backs benefit is being hosted by Lushes Lamoan and Chloe Bowie.

The night will be filled with burlesque performed by Lushes LaMoan, Chloe Bowie, Kitty Paige, Lou Lou Roxy, May Blush, Pechuga, Michael Dallas, and special guest performer Roxi D’Lite.

Josh Danforth will be the MC for the evening and the DJ for the evening will be Jason Sanders.

There is a suggested $10 donation at the door for the performance.

It should go without saying that this event is for adults only.

When: Saturday, January 13 doors open at 9 p.m.

Where: The Tangent Gallery 715 E. Milwaukee Street Detroit, Michigan 48202

Nothing Elegant: Holiday Hangover Edition 

Sometimes you just need to go listen to some good tunes and dance with somebody.

This Saturday night DJ’s Lady Fantastic and Amy Dreamcatcher will be spinning hip-hop, 90s bangers, disco, soul and anything else they can find at The Old Miami.

There is a $5 cover and this party is 21 and over.

When: Saturday, January 12 from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Where: The Old Miami 3930 Cass Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201

Songs of Social Justice

On Sunday afternoon the Change Agen Consortium and Detroit is Different will be hosting a concert of soul music at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge. The concert will be held in honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Pastor David Alexander Bullock will perform songs from musicians like Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, Bob Marley & the Wailers and many more.

Tickets for the show are $15 for one person or 2 for $20. You can purchase them in advance here.

When: Sunday, January 14 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Where: Baker’s Keyboard Lounge 20510 Livernois Detroit, Michigan 48221.

January Citywide SOUP

If you’re looking for something fun to do, that will also have a positive impact on someone trying to do something in Detroit you really need to get to Detroit SOUP this Sunday night.

Detroit SOUP is a group of people who come together to eat, listen to people’s proposals, and then vote on who should receive the money they have collected from the evening. If this sounds like fun you should totally go.

SOUP is a potluck and organizers suggest bringing soup, salad, or dessert to contribute to the large group. (There is usually between 150-200 people who come to these SOUP events.)

There will also be a Build Institute Bazaar so come find out about some really cool businesses.

Bring in a donation of $10 to attend the SOUP. At the end of the night everything that is raised goes to who ever gets the most votes.

I’m sure you’re like “but Shi, all of the other Detroit SOUPS have been $5 bucks! What is with the price jump?”

According to the event post $5 will go to the winner and the remaining $5 will go to help keep Detroit SOUP afloat. You can read the whole cost breakdown over on the event post.

When: Sunday, January 14 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Where: Jam Handy 2900 E Grand Boulevard Detroit, Michigan 48202


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Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of January 5-7 Thu, 04 Jan 2018 02:45:36 +0000 Welcome to your first official City 5 of 2018!

I hope that you all had a really great holiday season and that 2018 has started off well.

So far 2018 is going well for me, with the exception of this extreme cold weather. I don’t know about you, but I am chilled to by bones.

Stay warm out there you guys, it looks like we might get into the high 20s on Sunday. It’ll be a veritable heat wave.

Good Foot w/ DJ Jefferson

Start your weekend off right with some DJ Jefferson at MotorCity Wine.

You’ll hear everything from funk, disco, boogie, jazz, soul when you see DJ Jefferson Davidson.

Good Foot is a reoccurring weekend set so if you can’t make it this Friday just remember that it happens every week until October.

The best part of this set, is that it finishes up early so you can continue on your way to the next stop.

When: Friday, January 5 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Where: Motor City Wine 1949 Michigan Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48216

Senate Theater Silent Feature “It”

Before you get excited thinking this is Stephen King’s “It” his isn’t the “It” you might be thinking it is.

The Senate will be showing the 1927 film “It” featuring Clara Bow this Saturday night. John Lauter will be providing organ accompaniment on the Senate’s Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ.

Clara Bow was the quintessential 1920’s flapper and she is the inspiration for the term “it girl”.

Tickets are $10 per person and you can purchase them here.

When: Saturday, January 6 doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Where: The Senate Theater 6424 Michigan Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48210

Danielle’s Sunday Brunch

Celebrate this first Sunday of 2018 with some killer brunch at the Two Way Inn.

This brunch is buffet style and will have a ton of great options. The Bloody Mary’s are no joke either.

If you have never been to the Two Way Inn you are in for a treat. The Two Way is the oldest drinking establishment in the city. The place is filled with history and cool people.

When: Sunday, January 7 brunch starts at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Two Way Inn 17897 Mt Elliott St, Detroit, Michigan 48212

Bad Habit Bingo

There is nothing better than playing a little bingo on a Sunday afternoon, am I right?

This Sunday is the first ever Bad Habit Bingo with the Motor City Sisters at The Hayloft Saloon.

Come out for some bingo. There will be prizes, happy hour, shot specials and much more.

When: Sunday, January 7 at 3:00 p.m.
Where: The Hayloft Saloon 8070 Greenfield Rd, Detroit, Michigan 48228

Jazz Jam at the Music Hall Jazz Cafe

Spend part of your Sunday evening with the Scott Gwinnell Trio and young jazz musicians and singers at the Music Hall Jazz Cafe.

This Jazz Jam gives young jazz musicians an opportunity to get real world bandstand education in front of an audience.

This weekly jazz jam session happens every Sunday night at the Jazz Cafe.

These sessions are free to attend and also kid friendly.

When: Sunday, January 7 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Where: The Music Hall Jazz Cafe 350 Madison Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48226

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Your City 5 Everything But New Year’s Eve Edition: The Last Weekend Of 2017 Wed, 27 Dec 2017 17:46:06 +0000 Now that Christmas is over, we can look ahead to the New Year.

There are plenty of lists of what to do on the big evening of New Year’s Eve, so this weekend’s City 5 we will be looking at what to do on Friday and Saturday only.

I hope that you have a great New Year and we will see you on the flip side.

Friday Night Live: David Bowie Tribute

It is hard to believe that we are coming up on the two year anniversary of David Bowie’s death. I don’t know about you, but David Bowie’s music has been a soundtrack to my life.

The Detroit Institute of Arts will be hosting a David Bowie Tribute during Friday Night Live in the Rivera Court.

Come out to see Dylan Dunbar, Jennifer Westwood, Paul Randolph, Bobby East, The Brothers Groove and other special guests pay tribute to this cultural icon.

Admission to the DIA is free for residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties

When: Friday, December 29, there will be two sets at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

The Detroit Institute of Arts is located at 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48202

Indoor Snowball Fights and Ice Fishing 

Parents, are you in need of a place to take your kids so they can expel their energy? I don’t know about you, but my 3 year old is bouncing off the walls now that it is so cold outside.

The DNR Outdoor Adventure Center will be hosting indoor snowball fight and ice fishing on Saturday.

Come out an experience some outdoor activities but without the extreme cold. There will even be prizes.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors over 62, $3 for children 2-12, and free for children under 2.

When: Saturday, December 30. The snowball fights and ice fishing will take place between 10:30 a.m.- and 3:30 p.m.

The DNR Outdoor Adventure Center is located at Outdoor Adventure Center 1801 Atwater Street Detroit, Michigan 48207

Year By Design

What is your 2018 going to look like? Do you have any big goals?

If you are looking for help on creating your best year then you need to check out the event that the blog Am I the Only One? and Prista have organized at Ponyride this Saturday.

Talk to professional experts in areas like entrepreneurship, health, wellness, finance and travel. Sip on mimosas while working on your 2018 workbook. Admission also includes a professional headshot.

Tickets to Year by Design are $10 per person and you can buy them here.

When: Saturday, December 30 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ponyride is located at 1401 Vermont Street Detroit, Michigan 48216

Gabriel Brass Band

Looking for some great live music this weekend? Come out to PJ’s Lager House on Saturday night.

The Gabriel Brass Band, DeSoto Drive and Rickshaw Boy will be performing.

There is a $10 cover to get into the show. Also this is a 21 and over event.

Doors open at 8 p.m. You can also get tickets in advance here.

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

Motor City Soul Stomp

Say goodbye to 2017 with some awesome rare soul and funk music from the 60s and 70s. That’s right, it’s time for your monthly Motor City Soul Stomp.

Come hang out at The Marble Bar with DJ’s Brad Hales, Dan Austin, Erica Aytes, and special guest Frank Raines of Funk Night Records.

Like all other Motor City Soul Stomps there is no cover charge.

When: Saturday, December 30 from 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m.

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

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Your City 5 Holiday Edition: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of December 22-24 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 17:41:09 +0000 Hello all of you lovely readers! This weekend is our last final push before Christmas on Monday.

I don’t know about you, but I still have a ton of stuff to finish before Christmas morning. There are cookies to be baked, Chex Mix to be made, presents to still be bought, and finally I need to wrap them all. There’s nothing like waiting until the last minute to do all this.

We hope that you all have a happy and safe holiday.

Feliz Nachodad! Aunt Nee’s and Stache International Holiday Fiesta

After all of the cooking and baking that comes along with the holidays sometimes I just want to go out for dinner.

On Friday Aunt Nee’s and Stache International will be joining forces for Feliz Nachodad!

Head over to Stache International for special holiday drinks and every Stache sandwich nacho style.

There will also be a cheese torching station. I don’t know what that all entails, but it sounds amazing.

When: Friday, December 22 from 5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Where: Stache International 1416 E Fisher Freeway Detroit, Michigan 48207

Krampusfest 2 at Ghost Light 

The Ghost Light in Hamtramck will be rocking on Friday night. There will be eight bands playing at the bar.

They will also be collecting canned food items which will be donated to local shelters.

Pre-sale tickets are $5.50 or $8 at the door. If you donate two cans of food you can get in for $6.

When: Friday, December 22 doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Ghost Light 2314 Caniff Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

Ugly Sweater Party and Canned Food Drive at Pop + Offworld

Looking for a fun Friday night?

Throw on your ugliest holiday sweater and head over to Pop + Offworld for some pizza, video games, live music and good will.

They will be collecting non-perishable food items for Forgotten Harvest, so bring as much as you can to help those in need.

There is no cover.

When: Friday, December 22 from 8:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m.

Where: 128 Cadillac Square Detroit, Michigan 48226 (Upstairs from the Checker Bar)

Deck the Smalls Holiday Marketplace

Are you a last minute shopper like I am? Every year I tell myself I’m going to be on the ball and get my shopping done early. Then I find myself running around town at the last minute because I forgot someone.

If you’re looking for shopping small for your last minute gifts I suggest heading over to Detroit Sips on McNichols for the Deck the Smalls Holiday Marketplace.

There will also be a shuttle to take you between the shops along Livernois and Detroit Sips.

When: Saturday, December 23 from 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Where: Detroit Sips 7420 W McNichols Road Detroit, Michigan 48221

Midnight Mass

If you’re Christian than the likelihood that your church of choice has a service on Christmas Eve.

I’m Catholic, so I am most familiar with the Catholic Churches around Detroit. Here are a few of my favorite churches and their Mass times for Sunday, December 24. While Midnight Mass is my favorite, that’s not the best for little kids so I have included some earlier mass times as well.

Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament- 11:30 p.m.

9844 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48202

Mother of Divine Mercy (St. Josaphat and Sweetest Heart of Mary)- Children’s Mass 4:00 p.m. at Sweetest Heart of Mary, Shepherds Mass 10:00 p.m. at St. Josaphat, Midnight Mass at Sweetest Heart of Mary

St. Josaphat Church 691 E. Canfield Detroit, Michigan 48201, Sweetest Heart of Mary Church 4440 Russell Street Detroit, Michigan 48207

St. Aloysius- 4:00 p.m.

1234 Washington Boulevard Detroit, Michigan 48226

St. Matthew- 10:00 p.m.

6021 Whittier Detroit, Michigan 48224

Your City 5 is brought to you, in part, by The Loaded Die.

The Loaded Die runs game nights at a bunch of places in the city (and the suburbs too). So if you’re looking for fun any night of the week, you’re 15 minutes from awesome games, new friends and a knowledgable guru to help you anywhere in the Metro Detroit region. The events themselves are free and are held at bars across town. Find a game night here.

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Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of December 15-17 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:39:24 +0000 Well, I guess winter finally decided to show up this week. I hope you are all saying safe and warm out there.

This weekend is filled with a ton of fun things to do, and most of them are pretty inexpensive.

Have a good weekend everyone!

My Brightest Diamond at El Club

Holy cow, you guys. If you don’t have plans on Friday night you need to go see My Brightest Diamond at El Club.

Shara Nova’s musical stylings are hard to describe, all I can say is her voice is intoxicating. Also, whenever there is flute, piccolo or a marching band in the mix it makes me excited.

Tickets are $15 and you can purchase them here.

The show starts at 8 p.m.

El Club is located at 4114 Vernor Highway Detroit, Michigan 48209

Santa at the Fisher Building

Santa will be taking a little rest bit at the historic Fisher Building this Saturday. If you have yet to take the kiddos to see Santa this season this is the perfect opportunity.

Plus, can you get a prettier backdrop? I think not.

Did I mention that it’s free? Take as many pictures on your phone or camera that you’d like.

Speaking of the Fisher Building, did you see our newest list of places to shop inside the Fisher?

When: Saturday, December 16 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Woodward Throwbacks and Revolver presents Hamtramck Open Market 

Still need to do some shopping for friends and loved ones? Might I suggest the Hamtramck Open Market this Saturday.

Woodward Throwbacks will be opening up their new location and hosting 40 local makers, food, and drinks from Hamtramck and Detroit.

When: Saturday, December 16 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: 11500 Joseph Campau Street Hamtramck Michigan 48212

Closing Reception and Benefit for Dabls’ African Bead Museum

One of the most interesting museums I have ever been to is Dabls’ African Bead Museum on Grand River.

They will be having a closing reception and benefit on Saturday at the Wasserman Projects to help build awareness for the current fundraising campaign for the African Bead museum.

There will be a panel discussion with the Museum Director Olayami Dabls, Detroit Director of Planning and Development Maurice Cox, and LA/Detroit based architect Lorcan O’Herlihy.

There will also be a live auction and live performances.

The event is free, however donations are always welcome. You will also need to register in advance.

When: Saturday, December 16 from 4 p.m.-8 p.m.

Where: Wasserman Projects 3434 Russell Street #502 Detroit, MI 48207

Raven Lounge Annual Xmas Party

The Raven Lounge is world renowned for the live blues music that haas been performed there.

This Sunday, December 17 is no exception. They will be hosting their annual Raven Lounge Xmas Party.

Chuck CJ Styles Jackson and The Nevada Smyth Band and Special Guests will be performing that night.

There will be food, gifts, raffle and more.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

When: Sunday, December 17 from 6 p.m.-1 a.m.

Where: 5145 Chene St, Detroit, Michigan 48211

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Your City 5: Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of December 8-10 (With Double Bonus!) Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:26:16 +0000 Hello lovely readers!

This weekend is going to be pretty spectacular in terms of things to do around town. In fact I had to add two bonus events because I couldn’t make up my mind.

My brother is in town from Denver, so I know we will be out and about the city this week. There has been so much that has happened around the city since the last time he visited.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Pot + Box Grand Opening In The Fisher Building

I have been a huge fan of the botanical design work that Lisa Waud has done in the past few years with her business Pot + Box. She is probably best known for the work she did at the Flower House art installation in 2015.

She is now opening a brick and mortar location for Pot + Box inside the Fisher Building.  The store will be located on the north side of the Fisher’s Arcade.

The grand opening of Pot + Box will be on Friday, December 8 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Come check out the new spot and have a floral cocktail to celebrate Waud’s hard work.

The Fisher Building is located at 3011 W. Grand Boulevard Suite 130 Detroit, Michigan 48202

Belle Isle Holiday Stroll

Head across the MacArthur Bridge this Friday night for the 35th Annual Belle Isle Holiday Stroll.

It’s not very often that you get to visit the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, Belle Isle Aquarium, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, the Belle Isle Nature Center, and the Detroit Boat Club at night so do it up.

There will be cider, donuts, marshmallow roasting and a lot of free family fun. You can find all of the details on the Facebook event.

The Belle Isle Holiday Stroll will take place between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Ugly Sweater Record Breaking and Silent Disco at Beacon Park

Grab one of your ugliest holiday sweaters and head over to Beacon Park this Saturday, December 9.

We wrote a post about the people who are trying to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest “gathering of people wearing holiday sweaters.”

Come for the record breaking, but stay for the Silent Disco.

The whole thing starts at 6:30 p.m.

Beacon Park is located at 1901 Grand River Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48226

Palmer Park WinterFest 

I’m sensing a theme this weekend, parks.

This Sunday, December 10 the People for Palmer Park will be hosting the Palmer Park WinterFest at the Log Cabin.

This free family friendly event will have things for children of all ages. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be spending time at the Log Cabin, there will be horse and carriage rides, and there will be crafts for kids to do. Warm up with some hot cider or hot chocolate.

There will also be displays about Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Christmas on display.

The Log Cabin will be decorated by numerous groups as part of a friendly competition.

The People for Palmer Park will also be collecting new mittens, gloves and scarves fro Mittens for Detroit.

Palmer Park WinterFest will take place between 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Palmer Park is located at 910 Merrill Plaisance Detroit, MI 48203

Detroit Santa Speedo Run

It’s not very often that you have a venn diagram where Santa, running, and Speedos have something in common. However, this Sunday those circles will overlap for the Detroit Santa Speedo Run.

We have a post with all the details for the event, so I’m going to send you over there to read about it.

Here’s what you need to know. There is no entrance fee to join in the run. They will be collecting money for The Greening of Detroit and the Ruth Ellis Center so do give generously.

Drinking starts at 12:00 p.m. and the run starts at 2:00 p.m.

Briggs Detroit is located at 519 E. Jefferson Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48226


Things People Say About Detroit, A Collection of Quotes As Told To the Nain Rouge Book Release Party

This Saturday, December 9 is the official book release party for Dave Krieger’s newest book Things People Say About Detroit, A Collection of Quotes As Told To The Nain Rouge. The party will take place at Third Man Records in Midtown.

I got a chance to check out the book a few weeks ago, and I love it.

This is your chance to rub elbows with the Red Dwarf, so go live it up.

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

Third Man Records is located at 441 W Canfield Street Detroit, Michigan 48201


Corktown is getting into the holiday spirit this Saturday, December 9. So if you are in the mood to do a little shopping, eat some good food, and visit with the Big Guy then head over to Trumbull and Bagley.

Here’s all the information for the event.

12:00 p.m. and will end at 7:00 p.m.

Thanks To The Loaded Die For Supporting The City 5

The Loaded Die runs game nights at a bunch of places in the city (and the suburbs too). So if you’re looking for fun any night of the week, you’re 15 minutes from awesome board games, friends and a knowledgable guru to help you anywhere in the Metro Detroit region. Find a game night here.

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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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