Things To Do – Daily Detroit http://www.dailydetroit.com What To Know And Where To Go In Metro Detroit Thu, 13 Dec 2018 01:33:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 LISTEN: 4 Things To Know, One Place To Go Plus Honoring Detroit’s Best Bars & Restaurants http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/12/12/listen-4-things-to-know-1-place-to-go-plus-honoring-detroits-best-bars-restaurants/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/12/12/listen-4-things-to-know-1-place-to-go-plus-honoring-detroits-best-bars-restaurants/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 01:30:03 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43788

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On today’s show:

In Michigan, drug overdoses kill more people than traffic and gun deaths combined. Nearly 2,700 people died from overdoses in 2017, and more than 1,900 of those deaths were because of opioids. But there’s a new coalition that’s been put together fund treating this problem.

Michigan is beating Ohio.. this time for getting a headquarters of a company to move here.

In downtown Detroit, the Green Room Salad Bar says it’s found a new home after being evicted from the Ford Building on Congress back in the spring.

Ferndale restaurant The Conserva says it’s planning to close after two years in business.

The House of Vans pop-up festival is coming to Detroit for a four-day stretch January 24th through the 27th.

Listeners to this show know that Detroit’s food and booze scene has been growing like crazy as of late. So much so, it now has its own awards. That’s the Golden Jigger, a creation of Nick Britsky of Nick Drinks. The winners are a who’s who of hospitality around town. We talk with Nick Britsky and Booze Bunny about it. A complete list of winners: http://www.nickdrinks.com/2018/12/10/golden-jigger-awards-2018-recap/

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LISTEN: Comedy Central Axes ‘Detroiters,’ Doner Agency’s Actual CEO Weighs In http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/12/11/listen-comedy-central-axes-detroiters-doner-agencys-actual-ceo-weighs-in/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/12/11/listen-comedy-central-axes-detroiters-doner-agencys-actual-ceo-weighs-in/#respond Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:51:43 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43781

It’s a sad day for Detroiters who were fan of the TV show of the same name. Comedy Central today opted against bringing the buddy comedy “Detroiters” back for a third season, co-star Sam Richardson announced via Twitter.

On today’s show, we wax nostalgic about the beloved but short-lived show.

Jer speaks with David DeMuth, president and CEO of Southfield-based Doner. That’s the real-life ad agency that was the arch-nemesis of the show’s fictional Cramblin Duvet advertising firm.

How’d the show settle on Doner as its foil?

Elsewhere, we report on the other news that has Detroit talking — that HopCat is doing away with its popular Crack Fries out of deference to the reality that crack is a horribly addictive drug that has devastated families and whole neighborhoods in places like Detroit. The actual fries and recipe will remain, however. Which leads us to talk about our favorite fries.

Yes, our show today gets absurd, fast.

Elsewhere, we run down:

  • A new snow-plowing protocol in the notoriously under-plowed city of Detroit
  • A planned expansion of Oakland Community College’s downtown Royal Oak campus (the Daily Tribune has the full story)
  • The Detroit auto show inks a seven-year deal keeping it at Cobo through 2026
  • And some holiday fun including Santa Claus, beer tasting and classic arcade video games are coming to the Fisher Building lobby on Saturday
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“The Book of Mormon” Returns To Detroit’s Fisher Theatre http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/12/07/the-book-of-mormon-is-hilariously-realistic/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/12/07/the-book-of-mormon-is-hilariously-realistic/#respond Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:31:43 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43767 If you like humor from the popular four-time Emmy Award-winning animated adult cartoon series, “South Park,” you’ll be overjoyed with The Book of Mormon.

The Book of Mormon features the book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Matt Stone (creators of “South Park”) and Robert Lopez.

The trio has mimicked the landmark cartoon’s dry, vulgar, sarcastic comedy while depicting the real-life Mormon experiences on stage.

This opening musical is laugh-out-loud funny with an uncanny resemblance of true Mormon behavior.

Fast forward to the destination of the performance, Nikki M. James plays an optimistic young woman and love interest hoping to get ‘baptized” by one of the leading men.  Find out what happens and how they find themselves into this funny predicament.

The Book of Mormon, which has played multiple sold-out engagements, returns to Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, December 4-9. 2018. Single tickets start at $39 and go on sale Sunday, September 16.

Purchase tickets online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-982-2787 or at the Fisher Theatre box office.

The Book of Mormon is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.

Performance times for The Book of Mormon appearing December 4-9, 2018 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:

• Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.

• Sunday evening performance at 7:30 p.m.

• Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

• Special open captioned performance on Friday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets for The Book of Mormon start at $39 (includes facility and parking fees). Tickets can be purchased online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-982-2787 or at the Fisher Theatre box office. A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at the Fisher Theatre box office. For group sales (10 or more) please call 313-871-1132 or email groups@broadwayindetroit.com.

For more information, visit www.BookofMormonTheMusical.com

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Here Are More Details On That Pop-Up Roller Rink Coming To Downtown Detroit (And It’s Free!) http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/11/21/here-are-more-details-on-that-pop-up-roller-rink-coming-to-downtown-detroit/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/11/21/here-are-more-details-on-that-pop-up-roller-rink-coming-to-downtown-detroit/#respond Wed, 21 Nov 2018 21:38:02 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43648 We finally have more details about the pop up roller rink we told you about last week.

The Rainbow City Roller Rink will be open on Friday, November 30. It will be located on the first floor of 1001 Woodward downtown.

Rainbow City is part roller skating rink, party art installation and is being organized by Library Street Collective with support from Bedrock Detroit and the Quicken Loans Community Fund.

Library Street Collective tapped the artist duo of FriendsWithYou to create the art installation. It will feature a collection of inflatable sculptures that are suspended from the ceiling. The largest of the sculptures will be a 30 foot rotating head. Trippy.

The rink will be reminiscent of a carnival with the inflatable sculptures and striped rink.

Entrance to the rink itself will be free. There will be skates and lockers available.

Rainbow City Roller Rink will be open from Friday, November 30 through Sunday, January 27, 2019.

Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Rainbow City Roller Rink is located at 1001 Woodward Detroit, Michigan 48226

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A 29 Photo Tour Through The 2018 Winter Market Downtown http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/11/16/a-29-photo-tour-through-the-2018-winter-market-downtown/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/11/16/a-29-photo-tour-through-the-2018-winter-market-downtown/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:03:37 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43556 The holiday season is un-officially officially here with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony mere hours away.

This means that the folks over at Bedrock and Quicken Loans Community Fund have been busy getting the Downtown Detroit Winter Markets ready for the holiday shopping season.

This year the Downtown Detroit Winter Markets will run from Thursday ,November 15 through Sunday, January 13.

While this year’s Market is similar to last years there are  a few changes and additions that are pretty exciting.

The biggest addition is the pop up roller skating rink inside 1001 Woodward. It is called the Rainbow City Roller Rink and will be open in the next few weeks.

Santa will be returning to his home away from home at 1 Campus Martius. This year the backdrop is a bit larger, and feels even more cozy.

The esplanade built last year down the middle of Woodward will feature an evergreen tunnel. It is magical, and will probably be one of the hot spots for engagement season.

The 2018 Downtown Detroit Market will have more than 30 small businesses popping up throughout downtown. Of those businesses more than 90% of them are minority owned, and 75% of them are owned by women.

Like last year the glass huts have popped up in Cadillac Square and Capitol Park. The new kid on the block is the 1441 Woodward Collective. Considering 1001 Woodward will have a roller rink inside, there wasn’t much room for shops.

You’ll be able to find out more information about all of the happenings downtown here.

Now that I’ve gone through all of the details let’s get on with the tour.

Our first stop is the 1441 Woodward Collective.

The space serves as a retail incubator space and provides a brick and mortar location for small businesses.

There are thirteen small businesses set up inside the 1441 Woodward Collective.

Elaine B Jewelry not only has beautiful jewelry that is handmade in Ferndale, but she also sell these cool air plants.

Camelle Watson the owner of W. Vintage Vibe takes inspiration from the well dressed man from a bygone era. She carries mens accessories like tie bars, ties, and pocket squares. W. Vintage Vibe also carries women’s and children’s clothing and will popping up in one of the glass huts later in the season.

Detroit GT has returned to the market this year. You’ll be able to find Detroit themed clothing, stickers, and the new line to GT Home items.

If you’re in need of some cozy warm items for yourself, or someone on your gift list be sure to check out Avabelle. I could have really used one of those hats today on the tour. That snow was no joke.

You’ll also find retailers like Glamorous Planning, BluMitten, Trinkets & Such, Reup Design, Fly Behavior, David Vintage, MATURE, Front & Scenter, and 12th & VIV.

Our second stop is Cadillac Square.

Much like last year, Cadillac Square features the little glass huts filled with shops. This year there are thirteen huts throughout the park.

One of the new things this year is Nostimo Kitchen which is owned by Chef Toni Sova. It is a large greenhouse and it is filled with all kinds of food goodies. It is also serving as Detroit’s Pantry. Try the samples if they’re available.

The shop will have a curated selection of Michigan-made goods, cook books and olive oils.

Rock Paper Scissors has also returned to Detroit. The Ann Arbor based store carries cheeky gifts and stationary. Some items might be a bit blue, but at Rock Paper Scissors they embrace it.

While you’re in Cadillac Square be sure to check out; Ashely Gold, Beirut Souk, Dolly Rocker’s Handmade and Vintage, ILERA Apothocary, Kiloh + Co, POST, True Desserts, and Hello Dog Marketplace.

While we’re talking about Cadillac Square, the Cadillac Lodge has also returned this year. Which is great news because it is an awesome place for families to come and hang out.

This year Parc will be overseeing the food and drinks menu.

The layout is also a bit different this year, and it makes it feel more open.

Our last and final stop is going to be Capitol Park. Let’s go!

One of the key things you’re going to notice when you get to Capitol Park is all of the outdoor seating. The planners did this intentionally to encourage people to enjoy the space.

If you’re saying, but it’s winter out and who wants to sit in the cold?

They have multiple fire pits so people can warm up.

If you’re looking for some sweet children’s clothing be sure to check out the pop up space for Little High Flyers. The Midtown based shop will have a satellite store in Capitol Park.  DCreated Boutique will also be popping up for the next few weeks in the Local Retail Vendor. Her clothes are handmade and darling.

If you’re looking for some fancy chocolates, be sure to stop into Guilt Chocolates. I was tempted, but I stayed strong.

Greystone Gardens is back with Christmas trees, wreaths and other holiday decor.

You’ll also find 248Studio, Mitten Crate, and Tiani Body Care.

The final thing you might notice in Capitol Park is the new Capitol Inn.

The Capitol Inn will feature bar snacks, cocktails, and Munich-inspired beer and wines. Jeremy Sasson from Prime + Proper and Townhouse will be overseeing The Capitol Inn.

It’ll be a nice cozy place to warm up this winter.

Well, there you have it. Happy shopping!

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Your City 5 Things To Do In Detroit This Weekend: November 16-18 http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/11/14/your-city-5-things-to-do-in-detroit-this-weekend-november-16-18/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/11/14/your-city-5-things-to-do-in-detroit-this-weekend-november-16-18/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 02:15:51 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43534 Hey there everyone!

If your house is anything like mine, we’ve been counting down the days until Sunday. Mainly because it’s someone’s birthday. But you can still count down the days until the weekend because there are some really great things happening around town.

Let’s get on to this weeks picks!

15th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday is the big night! The giant 60 foot Norway spruce will be lit during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Campus Martius.

Can you believe that it is the 15th year that we’ve had the tree lighting ceremony? I can remember that first year like it was yesterday.

This year’s event will feature a performance by Detroit’s own Grammy award-winning gospel singer Cece Winans. Olympic skating duo Alex and Maia Shibutani will also perform and are sure to wow the crowd.

If Campus Martius is too crowded for you, head over to Beacon Park. The tree lighting will be live streamed there. Plus there will also be live performances by Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers and Nadir Omowale.

There will be a free shuttle between Campus Martius and Beacon Park.

Friday, November 16 at 5:00 p.m. get there early because it will get crowded.

Campus Martius is located at 800 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48226

Grand Band At Friday Night Live!

Did you know that there will be six grand pianos in the Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts on Friday night?

Yes, you read that right. Six. Grand. Pianos.

Grand Band, a piano sextet from New York City will be coming to Detroit to perform at the DIA as part of its Friday Night Live lineup.

The band will perform music from Ben Wallace, Julius Eastman and Missy Mazzoli along with new compositions by Paul Kerekes and Detroit composer Harriet Steinke.

Admission to the DIA is free if you live in the Tri-County region.

Friday, November 16 with performances at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

The DIA is located at 5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201 

P.S. This would be a great alternative if you don’t feel like hitting the Tree Lighting.

Maybe Tonight

Looking for a chill night with some sweet beats?

I suggest heading over to MotorCity Wine in Corktown to listen to  the musical stylings of LADYMONIX.

The best part is that there is no cover.

Saturday, November 17 from 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.

MotorCity Wine is located at 1949 Michigan Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48216

Euchre Tournament 

Love to play Euchre? Of course you do, you’re a Michigander!

On Sunday night Planet Ant will be hosting a little Euchre Tournament.

This is Planet Ant’s end of the year fundraiser. So, why not go and help them out while also having a fun night of playing cards. There will also be some prize money up for grabs, 1st place gets $100 and 2nd place gets $50.

It’s a $10 buy in for an individual and for a randomly assigned partner or $25 for a pair. You can register here.

Sunday, November 18 at 8:00 p.m.

The Ant Hall is located at 2320 Caniff Avenue Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

5th Annual Detroit Fringe Festival 

This weekend is the Detroit Fringe Festival, and I’m so excited for some of the shows that will be taking place.

This festival gives Michigan playwrights and performers a venue to showcase their work.

The line-up includes a variety of genres from narrative theater to literary-inspired musical performances to avant-garde performance art pieces.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of.

The Fringe Festival takes place from Thursday through Sunday. Check the schedule for performance times.

Multiple Locations

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Your City 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Detroit: October 19-21 http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/18/your-city-5-things-to-do-this-weekend-in-detroit-october-19-21/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/18/your-city-5-things-to-do-this-weekend-in-detroit-october-19-21/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:27:14 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43231 Let’s look ahead to this weekend in Detroit. There are a ton of fun things happening around Detroit. I have a feeling I might be at the Senate Theater on Saturday night. So if you see me, be sure to say hello.

Scary Classic Movies

Can I tell you a secret about myself? I really don’t like very many horror movies. I don’t really like gore for the sake of gore, so movies like Nightmare on Elm Street or Halloween are out.

The movies that really scare me are the ones that deal with possession, the Devil, or the occult. Give me The Omen or The Exorcist any day.

That’s why this weekend is so awesome. The Senate and Redford Theatres are both showing some of my favorite horror movies just in time for Halloween.

The Senate Theater will be showing The Exorcist on Friday night and The Shining on Saturday night. Both shows start at 8 p.m.

The Redford Theatre will be showing Rosemary’s Baby on Friday evening. The show starts at 8 p.m.

The best part is that tickets for both movie theaters are only $5 a person. What a bargain!

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

The Redford Theatre is located at 17360 Lahser Road Detroit, Michigan 48219

Detroit Touch A Truck on the Detroit Riverfront

Looking to get those kids outdoors for a bit this weekend but aren’t really sure where to go?

The Detroit Riverfront will be holding another Detroit Touch A Truck event in West Riverfront Park.

The event will have over 25 different large trucks that kids of all ages can climb on and explore. What kid doesn’t like trucks?

There will also be arts and crafts for the kids to do.

The event is free, but you do need to register online.

Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

West Riverfront Park is located at 1801 West Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48216

Big Game: MSU vs. U of M Tailgate Party at Beacon Park

It’s rivalry weekend in collage football land. Michigan State is playing Michigan at the Big House on Saturday.

Even if you don’t have tickets to game this Saturday you can still go out and have a good time at Beacon Park.

The DTE Beacon Park Foundation and Downtown Detroit Partnership is putting on a family friendly tailgate party.

The game will be shown on the big screen inside a heated tent. There will be a DJ, corn hole tournament, lawn fowling, ticket giveaways, and prizes.

The event is free to attend. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Game kick off is at 12 p.m.

Beacon Park is located at 1901 Grand River Detroit, MI 48226

P.S. For what it’s worth, I’m much more invested in the Central vs. Western game this weekend. Go Chips!

In Dreams: Roy Orbison Hologram Tour 

If you didn’t get a chance to see Roy Orbison before he died in 1988, now is your chance…sort of.

To be honest, this whole hologram thing sounds bananas. But I’m still intrigued, mainly because I do love Roy Orbison.

Roy Orbison’s hologram will be joined by a live orchestra and will play his iconic music.

So, if you’re looking for something different to do on Saturday night I’m going to put my stamp on this.

Surprisingly tickets are pretty reasonable, even for an event at the Fox.

Saturday, October 20 at 8 p.m.

The Fox Theatre is located at 2211 Woodward Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201

Detroit Vintage Market Bazaar 

I love a good vintage market, and this Sunday the Detroit Vintage Market Bazaar will be in Shed 5 at Eastern Market. There will be a bunch of different vendors with all of their treasures for sale.

You never really know what you’re going to find at a market like this. Maybe you’ll find that perfect piece of antique glass that will fit into your collection. Or maybe you’re looking for a beautiful piece of midcentury modern furniture.

The event is free to attend, but I’d still bring plenty of cash for the vendors.

Sunday, October 21 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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

Bonus

One More College Football Tailgating Opportunity

Second Best is throwing a little tailgating party for the MSU vs. U of M game as well.

So, if you’re looking for one more place to watch the game head over there.

In addition to the bar being open they will also have tents and extra televisions in the parking lot outside.

There will be plenty of food and drinks.

Saturday, October 20 starting at 11 a.m.

Second Best is located at 42 Watson Street Detroit, Michigan 48201 

 

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This Popular Local Race Adds These New Events http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/10/this-popular-local-race-adds-these-new-events/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/10/this-popular-local-race-adds-these-new-events/#respond Wed, 10 Oct 2018 21:35:10 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43153

In case you’re wondering what I’m doing, that’s the way the Free Press would tease this story about its own signature event in the headline. So figured I’d follow suit.

The Detroit Free Press/Chemical Bank Marathon events come to town the weekend of October 20th with two new events. A competitive 1-mile race along the riverfront, plus the Motor City Challenge Series for runners who want to run more than one event during the weekend.

There’s also late registration available onsite Friday only during the race expo at Cobo Center for all events that don’t cross over into Windsor. Online registration for the U.S.-only races remains open through Monday, October 15th.

More than 25,000 runners from 48 states and 19 countries are expected to hit town for the races.

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Your City 5 Things To Do This Weekend In Detroit: October 5-7 http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/04/your-city-5-things-to-do-this-weekend-in-detroit-october-5-7/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/04/your-city-5-things-to-do-this-weekend-in-detroit-october-5-7/#respond Thu, 04 Oct 2018 16:39:33 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43067 Hey there all you cool cats, how is it hanging?

I’m sure most of you are going to be busy hitting up the apple orchards or picking out pumpkins, just don’t forget that there are a ton of great events happening around Detroit this weekend.

Let’s get to it shall we?

City Year Detroit Fundraiser and Comedy Show

Looking for something fun to do on Friday night?

The Ant Hall will be hosting a comedy show that is also a fundraiser for City Year Detroit.

I am a giant supporter of City Year Detroit. The City Year Corps members go into underperforming schools in Detroit and provide additional support for students and teachers. The work that they do help students do better in school.

There will be live comedy sets from Tanner Oliver, Camila Bellario, Justin O’Leary, Darnell Anderson, Jim Eliot, and Diego Attanasio.

Tickets to the show are $20 per person. All proceeds raised will go towards the work that City Year Detroit does.

When: Friday, October 5 from 7:30 p.m. — 10 p.m. Cocktail hour starts at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Ant Hall 2320 Caniff Avenue Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

Detroit Folk Festival

This Saturday is the Detroit Folk Festival outside of the Old Miami in Midtown.

I listen to all kinds of music, but I really love folk music. There is something about singer and songwriters that speak to me in an emotional level.

Some of Detroit’s best folk artists will be performing at this event.

I highly recommend seeing Libby DeCamp. I really love her music and had a chance to see her live at TEDxDetroit last week. She is great.

Tickets for the event are $7 and can be purchased in advance here, 50% of proceeds will be donated to InsideOut Literary Arts.

When: Saturday, October 6 from 12 p.m. — 11 p.m.
Where: The Old Miami 3930 Cass Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201

Danielle’s Sunday Brunch

Now that autumn has returned the Two Way Inn will be hosting Danielle’s Sunday Brunch, starting this Sunday. Huzzah!

This weekend they will be serving up homemade biscuits and gravy, hash browns, loaded eggs, cold bar and a Bloody Mary Bar.

Just writing about brunch is making me really hungry.

Heed my warning, get there early because the food will run out. Then you’ll have to wait until November for First Sunday Brunch.

When: Sunday, August 7 from 11 a.m. — 2 p.m.
Where: The Two Way Inn 17897 Mt Elliott Street Detroit, Michigan 48212

Open Streets Detroit

This Sunday is Open Streets Detroit Southwest.

We have covered Open Streets Detroit a lot here at Daily Detroit. There’s a good reason for it. It’s really great. It gives people an opportunity to get out of their cars and explore an area that we just zoom on by everyday.

There will be plenty of things to do at Open Streets including; live music, exercise classes, ultimate frisbee, hip-hop and street dancing, tennis, food, and so much more.

Also, don’t forget to stop into all of the small businesses that are located in the area.

This year’s route will start at Third Street and Michigan Avenue in Corktown, through Roosevelt Park to Vernor Highway where it will continue into Mexicantown and Clark Park.

When: Sunday, October 7 from 12 p.m. — 5 p.m.
Where: Corktown and Mexicantown

P.S. Just a little tip, MoGo Bikes will be waving its $8 daily pass fee for people who want to ride a bike on Sunday. Here’s the small print, you can ride for up to a maximum of 30 minutes at a time before being charged. But you can dock a bike before the 30 minutes are up and check out a new bike with out being charged.

Sister Pie Cookbook event at Folk

I have been anxiously awaiting for Lisa Ludwinski’s new Sister Pie; The Recipes and Stories of a Big Hearted Bakery in Detroit cookbook to be released. Sven went over to Sister Pie to talk with Lisa about her book a few months ago.

The book officially came out on Tuesday, so she is doing a ton of book events in the next few months.

On Sunday night Devita Davidson the Director of FoodLab Detroit will be moderating a discussion with Lisa about “The importance of Sisterhood in Small Business.”

The event will take place at Folk in Corktown. We all know how much I love Folk and Sister Pie … so there was no question that this event was going to be featured here this week.

Tickets are $45 and include a signed Sister Pie cookbook, wine pours and nibbles, you can purchase them here. You can also get tickets that do not include the book for $20 by going into Folk or calling them at 313-290-5849.

When: Sunday, October 7 from 6 p.m. — 8 p.m.
Where: Folk Detroit 1701 Trumbull Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48216

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Your Daily Detroit Podcast For October 3, 2018 http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/03/your-daily-detroit-podcast-for-october-3-2018/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/10/03/your-daily-detroit-podcast-for-october-3-2018/#respond Thu, 04 Oct 2018 01:40:11 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=43081
On the Daily Detroit podcast:

A signage box at the State Fair Transit Center in Detroit.

– The rollout of Detroit’s new ConnecTen bus program has hit some bumps in the road. Signage held up with masking tape, confused riders, and the state of the State Fair Transit Center signage was a mess. After talking to the city, they now promise action.

– In a piece of late-breaking news as we record this podcast, the Detroit News reports that a campaign staffer for City Councilman Gabe Leland was charged in federal court Wednesday with joining a conspiracy to bribe an unnamed politician with thousands of dollars in cash and other valuable items.

– Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer is proposing to set up a state-run reinsurance program and raise the age to buy tobacco to 21 as part of her newly released health care plan.

– The current Enbridge Line 5 pipeline that runs, in part, under the Straits of Mackinac, will be shut down and the petroleum pipeline re-routed into a new protective, multi-use tunnel.

– Buddy’s Pizza… one of the pantheon of Detroit pizza parlors… is opening a location in the Detroit Zoo.

– Pop music star Alessia Cara is coming to town, but this event is for the musicians and those interested in the music industry. On Friday the Detroit Institute of Music Education will be hosting a discussion called “The Pains of Growing: A Discussion With Grammy Award-winning “Best New Artist” Alessia Cara.”

The show was recorded on October 3, 2018.

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