Friday, October 21, 2016

See "Young Frankenstein" at the Redford Theatre

One of the late great Gene Wilder's most popular films was Young Frankenstein. Created by Mel Brooks in 1974, this hilarious horror film tells the story of, "An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body." Over the years this movie has become a classic and favorite to many. Check out the trailer below.

This weekend you can see Young Frankenstein on the big screen at the historic Redford Theatre. The theatre will have showings on both Friday and Saturday night, October 21st and 22nd at 8 p.m. Tickets for each showing are only $5 and can be purchased in advance here. Tickets can also be purchased at the theatre box office starting an hour before showtime. 

The Redford Theatre is located at 17360 Lahser in Detroit. For more information on the theatre and to see a list of upcoming screenings, head to


Win Tickets to See Lucero with Cory Branan

Whenever Lucero comes to town, it's a party. The band has been out on tour for a couple of weeks now. Before they wrap things up in Missouri on October 30th, they'll be making a stop in Detroit. Lucero is set to hit the stage this Tuesday, October 25th at St. Andrew's Hall. This is a different venue than fans are used to seeing the band at in Detroit, since in the past they usually play at the Majestic or Magic Stick. Personally it's one of our favorite Detroit venues, and we're sure this will be an awesome time!

Lucero will be joined by their tour mate Cory Branan on Tuesday. Tickets for the show are $22 and can be purchased in advance here. All ages are welcome to attend and doors are set to open at 7 p.m.

This show is being brought to you by the always amazing Black Iris Booking and Live Nation Detroit. Thanks to BIB we are giving away a pair of tickets to this awesome show! If you would like to enter to win those tickets, please send your name to with #lucero in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Tuesday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Catch Michael Myers at the Main Art

Fall is officially here and the Halloween season is in full swing. The parties have already started, costume shops are on nearly every corner, and spooky movies are hitting the screens. This weekend you have a chance to watch one of the best scary movies of all time, so good that it launched a whole series, and that movie is Halloween.

Created in 1978 by John Carpenter, this movie stars Jamie Lee Curtis and of course Michael Myers played by Tony Moran. The film tells the story of a masked killer. "On Halloween night of 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill." The mask and the music have become iconic over the years.

Halloween is showing on the big screen this weekend at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak as part of their Midnight Madness series. You can see the movie for yourself on Friday and Saturday, October 21st and 22nd at midnight. Tickets for these showings are $7 and can be purchased in advance here.

The Main Art Theatre is located at 118 N. Main St. in Royal Oak. For a full list of upcoming Midnight Madness movies, click here


See the Amazing Acro-Cats LIVE in Detroit

If you've ever wanted to see a cat walk a tightrope or a band of cats rocking out, this is your chance! This week the Amazing Acro-Cats are coming to Detroit! This group of house cats is anything but ordinary. Trained by Samantha Martin and her clicker, these cats ride on everything from a ball to a skateboard. They have been featured on Late Night with Stephen Colbert, Animal Planet, and one of the Acro-Cats is even a Guinness world record holder. Check out the feature that Animal Planet did on Tuna & The Rock Cats, featuring members of the Acro-Cats and the only all cat band in the world.

You can see the Acro-Cats live this week at the Jam Handy in Detroit. The kitties will be performing this Thursday, October 20th, Friday, October 21st, at a matinee on Sunday, October 23rd and in the evening Monday, October 24th. Tickets for these shows are $23 for general admission or $33 for VICP (Very Important Cat Person) tickets. You can pick yours up in advance here. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go towards Animal House of SE Michegan. After all, the Acro-Cats are rescues themselves and they want to help their fellow cats out. Motor Kitty Rescue will also be on site holding an adoption event. So whether you're looking to adopt a new furry family member or you just love animals, this is an event you won't want to miss!

The Jam Handy is located at 2900 E. Grand Blvd. in Detroit. For more info on this awesome event, click here.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Don't Miss Your Chance to Meet Lala, Coby and Beau at The Red Bull House of Art

Red Bull House Of Art changed the City of Detroit. A few years ago the energy drink company opened a gallery in heart of the Eastern Market and helped spur on a new wave of art and art appreciation in Detroit. In the beginning, the gallery would bring together a variety of local artists to spend a few months creating something new to be featured in the gallery.  After about 10 different rounds of local residencies they decided to change the format and instead have started to invite three artists from out of town to come here, stay a few, and experience the city while they put together the next show for the house. It's an amazing program that has introduced Detroit to new artists and introduced the rest of the world to the art and culture of Detroit.

This time around the gallery has brought Beau Stanton, Coby Kennedy and Lala Abaddon to town to experience Detroit and create. I had the pleasure of having dinner with the group at Green Dot Stables and I can assure you that they are having a great time in Detroit while working very hard to get ready for their opening on November 11th, 2016. They are about halfway through their stay here so they will be sitting down to talk about the process so far at the Gallery on Saturday, October 22nd at 2 p.m.  This will be a chance for you to meet the artists and have a conversation with them. We had a chance to talk to Lala a little bit about her experience so far and this is what she had to say. If you want to hear more, head up to the Red Bull House of Art on the 22nd!
HID-What is the biggest misconception you had about Detroit before you arrived here?
Lala Abaddon- "I can't say that I had any misconceptions, because I didn't know much about it to begin with, beyond common knowledge... but what what I wasn't prepared for was the level of magic and art that is just celebrated and experienced all over the city. I have had people tell me how great Detroit is- how magical, specifically, but I wouldn't have imagined it to be so constant and vivid. And also, so welcoming. There really is a common thread throughout the city the keeps all of its people connected, and that comes out in forms of community and gathering that is refreshing for me to experience."

HID- What is the most surprising thing that you've discovered about the city so far?
Lala Abaddon- "Really I think it's the architecture. Sometimes the art deco and late 50's modernism, coupled with the industrial structures, and the eventual loss of certain industries, reminds me of where I grew up as a kid in Syracuse NY. But other elements of it just make other cities pale in comparison- like the Guardian Building, and the Fisher Building... they are so opulent, and detailed, but so modern and forward thinking. There is an air of late 50's grandeur and pride, and you see that in the remaining older houses and structures, too."

HID-Have you been able to check out any bands or Detroit artists? If so who have you liked?
Lala Abaddon- "As for artists I was actually so lucky to be here during Murals in the Market, so I have met so many artists in the past week especially, and it has been ever inspiring. I've also gone to a lot of shows, like the Big Sculpture Show at The Factory, where Hannah Chalew blew my mind. During murals in the market I got to know Sydney James and see her mural unfold and her work is so charged and strong, so from a personal and artistic level I am humbled by that. Also I got to watch the film Wastedland 2 by Andrew Shirley a few times at the Art Park and that was incredibly funny and motivating, and real. There have been so many artists in and out, and I've met countless incredibly talented people."

HID- Are you nervous about showing your work to everyone on November 11th?
Lala Abaddon- "I am definitely not nervous. If anything I am just anxious to create all the work and be there with it all finished. What I have planned is more than me just isolating myself and creating a good body of work to hang on the wall and be admired. I want to give back that inspiration and magic that Detroit and it's people have already given to me with experiential, reality bending work. So the majority of the work I am creating is installation based, and there will really be an opportunity for people to choose to interact with it. I think Detroit is so hands on, and so much of it is burned forever in my brain. I'm trying to translate that all back, but with my own twist."

HID- Is there any chance you would ever move here or come back for a visit after the residency is done?
Lala Abaddon- "Most definitely. I wish I could move here, now. It seems like it is changing by the day and so a part of me wants to be here to experience more of it in it's purity. But, I don't think I'll be moving here just yet- I still love Brooklyn, and all it has to offer, and all it has given me. But I will definitely be back, as Detroit already feels like home."


Win Tickets to See Bevlove at El Club

Two years ago we caught Bevlove playin at Dally in the Alley. Ever since that night we have been in love. She's talented and beautiful and has spent the last year working with one of our favorite producers Seth Anderson on her newest EP Talk That Shit, featuring the song "Do What I Say".

Bevlove is a young and upcoming hustler with the voice of an angel and the body of of a vixen. She is a strong black woman who knows how to entertain and when she performs, she takes over the room. She is a one woman enterprise who handles all of her own booking and promotion. She is one of our favorite up and coming artists in Detroit and we are sincerely looking forward to her album release at El Club this Saturday, October 22nd. She will be releasing her new album and performing alongside La' Britney and Alexander Lynch.

It will be a night to remember, so you don't want to miss it! Tickets to get in the door are $10 and they can be purchased here. We also have one pair of tickets to give away to the show courtesy of Party Store Productions. If you would like to enter to win, please email your full name to with the subject line #queen. We will draw one lucky winner this Saturday morning and will email them details on how to claim their prize.


Monday, October 17, 2016

Win a Pair of Tickets to See Clear Plastic Masks at El Club

This week Andrew Katz and his band Clear Plastic Masks return to Detroit to play at El Club on Friday, October 21st. Katz grew up in the burbs of Detroit before relocating to NYC and forming the band in 2011. These cats met on a street corner and have been touring the world playing shows together ever since. The band is on the verge of releasing a new album called Nazi Hologram on October 28th. This will be the first thing they have put out since their last EP CPM in 2013. If you catch their show on Friday you will get a chance to hear some of the new stuff before it is released.

Tickets to get in to the show are  $10-$12 and are available for purchase here. Doors for the show are at 5 p.m. this Friday and the show is set to start at 9 p.m.  As always, all ages are always welcome at El Club. We also have one pair of tickets to give away to see the show for free courtesy of Party Store Productions. If you would like to enter in to win a pair of tickets, please email your full name to with the subject line #plastic. We will draw one lucky winner this Friday morning and we will email that winner details on how to claim their prize.


Win tickets to See The Interrupters at The Loving Touch

Some people say ska is dead, but we would argue that it is alive and well! Female fronted punk/ska band The Interrupters just released their latest album Say It Out Loud and now they are on tour with Bad Cop Bad Cop. They will making a stop in Detroit this Saturday, October 22nd to play with hometown heroes J. Navarro & the Traitors.

Ska will be taking over The Loving Touch this Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets to get in to the show are $12 in advance and $14 at the door.  All ages are welcome to come out to the show and to enter to win tickets to the show! If you would like to enter to win, please email your full name to with the subject line #ska. We will draw one lucky winner on Saturday and will email that winner details on how to claim their prize.


Illuminate at The Michigan Science Center

There is always a new reason to visit The Michigan Science Center. They are constantly opening new exhibits and hosting fun events that give you a unique opportunity to check out the center up close and personal. Last month they opened a new exhibit called the Creatures of Light, this exhibit features organisms that produce their own light and explores the various reasons they are able to do this. This exhibit was curated by the American Museum of Natural History and will be showing at the Science Center through mid January.

If you would like to get an in depth look at light and see the Science Center after hours you can attend Illuminate, an after hours event at the museum this Saturday, October 22nd. The museum will open its doors for a special after hours event that will feature hands on activities, demonstrations, performances, desserts and adult beverages. We have attended one of these after hours in the past and we were pleasantly surprised by how much fun we had. It was fun to walk around the place with a glass of wine after hours, much different from the days of going there on a school trip!

Tickets to attend Illuminate are $40 a piece for adults and $12 a piece for children. There are also VIP reception tickets available for $250 a person. The event runs from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. on Saturday. If you would like more details about speakers and VIP tickets please visit the website here.


24 Hour Giveaway: Win Tickets to See Sales at El Club

It has been a few months since Sales released their latest LP. The Orlando based duo is currently out on tour in support of that release and they are heading to Detroit this week. They will be hitting the stage at El Club this Tuesday, October 18th along with Detroit's own White Bee and Mango Lane. Tickets for the show are $10 in advance or $13 at the door. 

Thanks to Party Store Productions we are also giving away a pair of tickets to this show. If you would like to enter to win those tickets, please send your name to with Sales in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner tomorrow morning and they will get to attend this show with a friend for free. 

As always, all ages are welcome at El Club and doors are set to open early, at 5 p.m. For more info, click here