Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Celebrate 4/20 with a Happy Deal from Joebar

Do you remember the excitement of getting a Happy Meal when you were a kid? Not only did you get your own perfectly portioned burger or nuggets with fries and a drink, but you got a surprise toy too! Sure, you knew what the theme was, but would you get the toy that you really wanted? 

Joebar in Hazel Park is bringing back that excitement we experienced as kids, but to adults. Every Tuesday, they offer a $10 Happy Deal. The deal usually is comprised of an amazing specialty burger, fries, and a Miller High Life. And, of course it wouldn't be happy if there wasn't some sort of surprise that came along with the meal. So, Joebar teams up with other local businesses to offer a "toy" for adults that comes with each meal.

This week, in honor of 4/20 and those that like to celebrate with a little flower, Joebar has an extra special Happy Deal. They have teamed up with their neighbor New Standard Cannabis for this week's toy. The burger is also extra special and is called The Luau. It features classic Joebar patties topped with American Cheese, Pineapple Chutney, Lettuce, and Honey Sriracha. 

If you want to celebrate 4/20 with a $10 Happy Deal, you have to pre-order your meal here. Pre-order starts at noon and pickup begins after 4 p.m. Joebar is located in Hazel Park at 23839 John R. To stay in the loop on Joebar's weekly $10 Happy Deals, follow them on Facebook and Instagram


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Spruce Up Your Spring Wardrobe by Shoping Local

Spring is finally here and the warmer weather has come along with it! We're all in the mood to venture out a bit more and maybe even get dressed before we leave the house. Plus, with many people getting vaccinated, it's just a matter of time before you will be seen in public again. 

If you feel like your wardrobe could use some revamping for the season, check out these spring looks that were sent to us from a few of our favorite local businesses! For a list of more local clothing stores, check out our Shop Small or Die Guide

24918 John R., Hazel Park, MI 48030
Instagram: @youngbloodsshop

Youngbloods specializes in menswear, plus you can get a trim at their barbershop while you're there! Although they mainly carry men's clothing, there are quite a few accessories and items that everyone can pull off. Check out some of their favorite looks for spring below. 

Old Soul Vintage
3627 B Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

After the Flu of 1918, everyone was ready to get out of the house, live life, and look fabulous during the Roaring '20s. Old Soul Vintage's new collaborative clothing line "Charades" will let you have fun with your clothes, after wearing sweats and pajamas for most of the last year. The collaboration is between OSV, Leslie Graver (Bitchin Stitchin), Crying Heart Craft Co., and Shadow Show. Make sure you stop by the shop to see what vintage treasures you can find too! 

Photo credit: @punkypies

1418 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216
Instagram: @brightlytwisted

If you're not quite ready to give up the comfy clothes just yet, Brightlytwisted is the perfect fit. Their tie-dyed clothing looks great and feels great, with everything from dresses to hoodies. Check out some of their latest items below and head to their website to see their full clothing line. 

Friday, April 9, 2021

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: April 9-11, 2021

More people are getting vaccinated and the weather is getting nicer. That means, for the first time in over a year, we have some events to share as our picks for the weekend! Please keep in mind, that COVID-19 numbers are still up. So, if you go out, please be safe, wear a mask, socially distance, and keep your hands clean. 

Saturday, April 10th - Heavy & Beyond @ Small's: 

Heavy Metal returns to Small's this Saturday night with Heavy & Beyond! They will be supplying the tunes, while Renegade Kitchen serves up some tasty eats. The menu for the night is stoner themed, with items like Pizza Poutine (pizza rolls, cheeses sauce, pizza sauce and pepperoni) and Hamtramck Hot Tots (think Nashville Chicken on tots w/ cheese). Small's will also have $1 off tallboys and $3 16 oz. Bring Out Your Dead IPA on special. Hang out on Small's new patio and enjoy some socially distanced hangs! Cover is $3 and doors open at 7:30 PM. 

Sunday, April 11th - Fleatroit Spring Outdoor Flea Market @ Outer Limits Lounge:

Outer Limits Lounge will be taking the fun to their patio as well this weekend, with the Fleatroit Spring Outdoor Flea Market. The market will feature vintage clothing, accessories, jewelry, housewares, books, records, and more. It is free to attend and its open from noon until 6 p.m. While you're there, grab a pasty and a drink too! The bar is open 'til 11 p.m.

Final Weekend for the Monroe Street Drive-In:

If you haven't heard, there has been a pop-up drive-in movie theatre Downtown for the last few months. Monroe Street Theatre has featured newer films, family films, and classics during its run, but sadly that run is coming to an end. This is the final weekend to check out the theatre. Friday's movie is Shrek 2, Saturday is The Croods, and Sunday is Forrest Gump. Tickets are $20 per car and can be purchased at DetroitDriveIn.com

Don't forget! You can even order carryout from your favorite Detroit restaurant and have it delivered to your car during the movie! Get more details on that here


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Revisit the Art of Experience at Willis Show Bar this Weekend


It's been almost four hundred days since Willis Show Bar's house band has filled their legendary room with music. It's been almost thirteen months since their mixologist has shaken up one of their signature cocktails and it's been way too long since any of us has had the kind of classic night out on the town that only Willis Show Bar can offer. Thankfully, this weekend that all changes because WSB is ready to welcome everyone back for a socially distanced experience that you cannot find anywhere else.

Willis Show Bar will be open for service this Friday and Saturday, April 9 and 10th. They have always had limited seating, but in order to keep everyone safe and make sure that they have a good experience, their seating will be even more limited. They also have a new menu and their house band will be taking the stage to entertain you two times a night from 7-8 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. Their house band is comprised of some of the city's best artists, which means that they never disappoint. This isn't just a bar or venue reopening, this is the art of the experience returning to Motown.

Following this weekend's reopening celebration, Willis Show Bar will be open Thursday-Saturday from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. The house band will be performing from 7-8 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. nightly and there is a $5 cover, all of which goes directly to the performers. Please note, you do not need reservations to visit unless you have a party of 5-6 people. Also, there is no cover before 6 p.m. and Happy Hour starts at 5.

Willis Show Bar is officially ready to welcome you back for a classic night out on the town!


Friday, April 2, 2021

Support Local Artists and Businesses at the Michigan Artist Market

This Saturday, over 50 artists and vendors will come together for the Michigan Artist Market. The market will be held at 516 Piquette St. in Detroit. Social distancing will be in place, allowing for customers to feel comfortable while shopping and supporting local artists. Old Soul Vintage and Custom Comic Box are just a couple of the vendors that will be on site, along with artists like Planet and Matthew David Forsgren. There will also be food available from Renegade Kitchen and the Imperial food truck. Get a sneak peek of everyone that will be at the market here

The Michigan Artist Market will be open from noon - 8 p.m. this Saturday, April 3rd. Admission is free. Support local artists and businesses and have a fun day out of the house!


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Musicians Wanted for The Stage at GameTime

Over the past year, livestreams have really been the only way that you can see your favorite band perform live. Some artists have streamed from their living room, while others met in a studio for a full on production. It is a medium that no one expected to enjoy so much, but we are so thankful that it is here! 

A newer business in Auburn Hills is getting in on the livestreaming action and helping to provide a platform for local musicians. GameTime is a gaming center in Auburn Hills that offers open play, hosts events, and is home to the professional multi-gaming esports franchise, the Renegades. In addition to being a mecca for gamers, the venue is now also setting the stage for musicians with The Stage, a talent competition and open-mic. The event begins as an open-mic night featuring local acts. Then, select artists will perform during the main event, "The Stage", which is a competition. Fans will be able to watch in person or via the livestream and can vote for their favorite performance. GameTime hosted their first edition of The Stage just a couple of weeks ago. You can check that out on YouTube here. Their next event will be held on Saturday, April 3rd. If you would like to sign up to perform or to be in the audience (live or virtually), click here. Networking and registration starts at 6 p.m. and the open-mic portion starts at 7 p.m. 

To learn more about GameTime Detroit and everything that they have to offer, check them out on Facebook or head to GametimeGG.com.


Friday, March 26, 2021

DCFC Welcomes Fans Back to Keyworth Stadium this Spring

Photo borrowed from DCFC's Facebook Page

The Detroit City Faithful will be able to return to the stands to cheer on Le Rouge this spring! DCFC announced that fans will be allowed to attend games at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck for the 2021 Season. At this time, the organization will be allowing 20% capacity at games, in line with state guidelines. That will allow approximately 1,600 fans to attend the games. Of course, social distancing guidelines will be in place and masks will be required, but DCFC fans have been wearing masks at games for years. So, we don't see that being a problem! 

DCFC's first home game of the season will take place on Saturday, May 1st against the Maryland Bobcats with a 7:30 p.m. game time. At this time, they have 5 home games on the schedule. You can see the full schedule here. The DCFC Women's Team will kick off their season at home on May 15th against the Muskegon Riders, with 5 home games on the schedule as well. Check out their schedule here

Season tickets for the 2021 season will go on sale on Monday, March 29th. Single game tickets will go on sale some time in April. Tickets can be purchased online here. For additional details on ticket sales and to stay in the loop on updates for the 2021 season, head to DetCityFC.com and sign up for the email list, or keep an eye on DCFC on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter


Thursday, March 25, 2021

Hip in Detroit - March 2021 Playlist


Check out each of the artists featured on this playlist at the links below. 
Ally Evenson
Jax Anderson

Remember, you can always access all of our playlists by clicking the "Music" tab up above. 


Thursday, March 18, 2021

Concert on the Fly Brings Music to the Streets of Detroit this Weekend

If you've been wanting to get out of the house and if you miss seeing live music, Frugal on the Fly has you covered this weekend! This Sunday afternoon, Frugal on the Fly presents Concert on the Fly, a day of Jazz. The event will take place outdoors at Filthy Americans clothing store in Detroit. The day will feature music from five acts in the street outside and pop up shops inside the store. Check out the schedule for the day below. 

1 p.m. - Special Guest
3 p.m. - Jerome Clark

Admission for the concert is only $5, with proceeds going to Frugal on the Fly's community outreach efforts in Detroit. In addition to the music, at 3 p.m. performance artist Scott McDuffee will be creating a 36x48 piece of art that will reside in a Detroit shelter, which Frugal On The Fly is helping to remodel. McDuffee will also have two smaller pieces that will be prizes in a raffle at the event, along with items from Cranbrook Institute Of Science, Frugal On The Fly, Teffola, and Radiant Paws. There will also be refreshments available for purchase, including drinks to warm you up, like coffee and hot cocoa.

This family friendly event will take place from 12-6 p.m. on Sunday, March 21. Filthy Americans is located at 1312 Holden in Detroit. To purchase your tickets to Concert on the Fly, click here. For more information on Frugal on the Fly, click here


Thursday, March 11, 2021

The Redford Theatre Reopens with "The Sound of Music"

After months of being closed, the historic Redford Theatre will reopen its doors this weekend. The theatre will be showing The Sound of Music this Friday and Saturday night. This classic film was also the first movie that the Redford showed in their Classic Movie Series, which began in March of 1978. Now, 43 years later, and 56 years after the film's original release, The Sound of Music will play on the big screen at the Redford Theatre again. This seems like the perfect choice to reopen the theatre with and we're sure many of the Redford's faithful fans will be spinning around like Julie Andrews when they step foot in this remarkable place again. 

The Sound of Music will be shown on Friday, March 12th at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 14th at 2 p.m. Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased here. Attendance for these showings will be limited to approximately 20 % of the Redford's 1,600 person capacity. Also, social distancing and other COVID protocols will be in place. You can view all of those guidelines here

To stay in the loop on other upcoming showings at the Redford Theatre, visit RedfordTheatre.com and make sure you follow them on Facebook, too


Monday, March 8, 2021

A Hip Little Chat with Shady Groves


Shady Groves is on the cusp of releasing their second full-length album Dreamboat (release date April 1st, 2021)! So,we asked them to chat with Sadie from Hip in Detroit to tell us a little about their new music, the writing and recording process, and what's next for the band. Check out our chat with Adam and Dylan and then give their first two singles from Dreamboat a listen!

Listen to the first two singles from Dreamboat"Like You" & "Smoulder"

Watch the video for the song "Smoulder" by Elaine Smith

S & C

Inner Sage Opens a New Store in Downtown Ferndale

It's been a while since we had the opportunity to visit a new store opening in Metro Detroit and after a year of negativity and bad vibes, a space like Inner Sage couldn't come soon enough for us! After successfully opening a yoga studio in Dearborn, Inner Sage has teamed up with Motor City Creations and 12th Street Industrial to create a new store that specializes in gems, stones, oils, smudge sticks, tinctures, locally made goods, gifts, yoga gear, and more! The shop had a great vibe and some gorgeous rings that we couldn't leave without buying. I scooped up a delicate little moonstone and have been wearing it every day since. If you need some good vibes or a gift, this is a great place to pop into the next time your in Downtown Ferndale!


Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Video Premiere and Interview with Sara Marie Barron

Last September Sara Marie Barron released her second full-length album Existential Glam. This week she is ready to release her fourth music video from this album for the song "Pretty Boy". This video was directed by Zach Hagy and it features Alex Burns of Cousin Mouth, Curtis Roach, and Supercoolwicked.

Watch the video and then take a minute to watch our virtual chat with Sara about her music, staying creative curing COVID, and what's next! 

Listen to Existential Glam: https://saramariebarron.bandcamp.com/
Follow Sarah on IG where she will be doing a LIVE CHAT tonight, Wednesday, March 3rd @ 8 pm.

~S & C

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Don't Miss Winter at Valade Park

If you haven't experienced Winter at Valade yet, your time is running out! This weekend is your last opportunity to check out all the winter activities that have been taking place at Valade Park all season long. Winter at Valade features bonfires, warm drinks, marshmallow roasting, sledding, ice sculptures, and more. This weekend is supposed to be a bit warmer so it'll be the perfect time to bundle up for a socially distanced visit.

Winter at Valade Park is free to attend. In case you get hungry while you're there, Geisha Girls Sushi and Smokey G's Smokehouse are on-site from noon - 8 p.m. The activities at Valade Park are available from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, noon - 9 p.m. on Saturday and noon - 7 p.m. on Sunday. Valade Park is located on the Detroit Riverfront at 2670 Atwater Street, east of the Aretha Franklin Park Amphitheatre (Chene Park). For more details on this event click here or visit the Facebook event page