Friday, June 14, 2024

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: June 14-16, 2024

Friday, June 14th - Big Life LP Release Show @ Reware Vintage: Big Life has a new EP out and they're celebrating the release this Friday night with an awesome show! They will be taking over Reware Vintage in Berkley for the night and joining them are Pink Spit and Drop Rate. Admission is free, all ages are welcome, and doors open at 7 p.m. Give the new EP, If You Like Bad Ideas, It's A Very Exciting Time, a listen here

Friday, June 14th - Boss BBQ @ Small's: Head to Small's this Friday night for BBQ and as much ska as you can handle during Boss BBQ! The lineup for the night includes J. Navarro & The Traitors, Crombies, Killer Diller, Bad Assets, Dirty Notion, and The Old Breed. Renegade Kitchen will be serving up delicious BBQ and DJ Chuck Wren and FCS Soundsystem will provide the tunes between bands. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance here. Doors open at 7 p.m. and all ages are welcome. 

Saturday, June 15th - Pride Prom @ The Crofoot: Pride month continues with Pride Prom this Saturday night at The Crofoot! Head to Pontiac for a night of drinks, dancing, drag queens, and more. There will be performances by Katrina Alexis Monae, Emma Sapphire, and Kourtney Charles, awards for prom royalty, a photo booth, and even themed cocktails. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased here. 18+ are welcome and doors open at 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 14th - Detroit Kite Festival @ Belle Isle: Let's go fly a kite this Sunday afternoon! Meet on the Cricket Field at Belle Isle for the 6th Annual Detroit Kite Festival! The event takes place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bring your own kite from home, buy one on site, or just come watch! There will also be food and drinks available for purchase and live music. Admission is free, but you'll have to have a park pass or buy a day pass to get on the island. 

Sunday, June 16th - Cosmic Psychos 40th Anniversary @ Small's: Celebrate 40 years of Cosmic Psychos this Sunday night at Small's! Also on the bill are Nine Pound Hammer and the one and only Bill Kozy's Rising Force. Tickets are $22 in advance or $25 at the door. Get your advance tickets here. Doors open at 7 p.m. and all ages are welcome for this one too! 


Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Win Tickets to PVRIS @ St. Andrew's Hall

What: Playing St. Andrew's Hall on Sunday, June 16, 2024

Tickets are $53 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to with the subject line #PVRIS


Friday, June 7, 2024

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: June 7 -9, 2024

Friday, June 7th - Shadow Show @ Simpsons Records: Shadow Show just got home from a European Tour and they're playing a free show this Friday night! Head to Simpsons Records to see them, Eck!, and Coffer (a new duo in town). Doors open at 7 p.m. and BYOB. Simpsons Records is located at 2961 E. McNichols in Detroit. 

Friday, June 7th - Fell Ruin 10 Year Anniversary @ The Sanctuary: Fell Ruin is celebrating their 10 year anniversary this Friday night at The Sanctuary! Joining them for the evening are Temple of the Fuzz Witch, Mammon, and Baazlvaat. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online here. All ages are welcome and doors open at 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 8th & Sunday, June 9th - Motor City Pride: Motor City Pride returns to Downtown Detroit this Saturday and Sunday! Head to Hart Plaza for live music, drag performances, DJs, and more! Don't forget about the Pride parade on Sunday at noon too! It starts at Fort & Griswold, heads down Griswold to Jefferson, and then over to Hart Plaza. Parade viewing is free and admission to the festival is only $5. Hours: Saturday from 1-9 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30-7 p.m. Check out the full schedule of events here

Saturday, June 8th - Viva Las Vegas @ Redford Theatre: Elvis fans unite this Saturday at the Redford Theatre! The theatre will be having a matinee showing of the oh so popular Elvis film, Viva Las Vegas. The movie will start at 2 p.m., with doors opening at 1 and the organ overture starting at 1:30. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and kids. Get yours here

Friday, June 7th - Sunday, June 9th - OPEN Outdoors @ Michigan Central: Bummed that you missed out on the big concert at Michigan Central Thursday night, or want to keep the fun going? Head to the station this Friday - Sunday for free outdoor concerts daily, and they're all free! These are a bit smaller in scale, but we're sure they will still be super fun! The concerts go from noon - 10 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday. Some of the acts performing include Bevlove, Nick Speed, Ben Sharkey, and more. Plus there will be food trucks and live art installations too! Get all of the details here


Monday, June 3, 2024

Win Tickets to See Sebastian Bach @ St. Andrew's Hall

Who: Sebastian Bach

What: Performing Live at St. Andrew's Hall on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Tickets are $48 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to with the subject line #Bach.


Why We Love Shopping at Walking Lightly


When it comes to sustainable living, Walking Lightly in Ferndale is a true gem. Located at 1031 Hilton Rd., this zero-waste store and refillery has become a community hub for eco-conscious shoppers.

Here’s why we love Walking Lightly and why you should make it your go-to spot for all things sustainable.

Convenient Refill Options
One of the best things about Walking Lightly is its wide range of refill options.

Bring your containers and stock up on:

Bath & Body:
  • Hand & Body Soaps
  • Lotions
  • Body Oils
  • Deodorant Cream
  • Bath Bombs and more

Facial Care:
  • Gel Face Wash
  • Toners
  • Moisturizers

Hair Care:
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Dry Shampoo

Oral Care:
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothtabs

Household Cleaning:
  • All-Purpose Cleaners
  • Dish Soap
  • Glass Cleaner
With such a variety, you can easily cut down on single-use plastics and keep your home stocked with quality products. We especially love refilling our Bronners and saving money!

Local Delivery
Walking Lightly offers local delivery to several areas, including Ferndale, Royal Oak, Hazel Park, Oak Park, Berkley, Pleasant Ridge, Huntington Woods, Clawson, Madison Heights, Birmingham, Troy, and Detroit neighborhoods in the 48221 zip code. This means you can shop sustainably without even leaving your home.
Extensive Bulk Section
Their bulk section is a treasure trove for anyone looking to buy high-quality ingredients without the waste. From spices and teas to dry goods like oats and quinoa, Walking Lightly has it all. You’ll find organic and locally sourced items, ensuring that you’re getting the best products for you and the environment.

TerraCycle Programs
Walking Lightly is committed to making recycling accessible. They offer TerraCycle boxes for hard-to-recycle items, including personal care products, razors, and even candy wrappers. Some of these programs are free, while others have a small fee to help offset costs. It’s a fantastic way to ensure that even tricky items don’t end up in landfills.

Why It Matters
Walking Lightly makes it easy to make eco-friendly choices. By shopping here, you’re supporting a local business that prioritizes sustainability and community. Whether you’re refilling your favorite products, picking up bulk items, or recycling hard-to-dispose waste, every small step counts.

Next time you’re in Ferndale, make sure to stop by Walking Lightly. Your planet—and your local community—will thank you.

Store Hours
Plan your visit to Walking Lightly:
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12 p.m.-4 p.m.


Friday, May 31, 2024

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: May 31 - June 2, 2024

We already told you about Will Show Bar's Anniversary Bash. Here are some other fun things happening this weekend!

Friday, May 31st - The Warped Tourists @ Morrie: Sing along to your favorite punk songs from the 90's and 2000's Friday night at Morrie in Royal Oak! The Warped Tourists will be playing a free show starting at 10 p.m. and DJ Troy will be joining them between sets. These shows are always a blast! 

Friday, May 31st - The Boreouts @ Small's: The Boreouts will be playing Small's this Friday night! Joining them on the bill are Checker and Dirty Copper. (Dark Red had to drop off due to a family emergency.) Cover is $15 and all ages are welcome. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 1st - Who Framed Roger Rabbit @ Senate Theatre: If you're an '80's kid or a '90's kid, chances are you watched Who Framed Roger Rabbit when you were growing up. If you haven't watched it again as an adult, you might not remember that it's kind of weird and also not really a kid's movie! Watch it again on the big screen this weekend at the Senate Theater. It will be showing Saturday night at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 and the organ overture starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6, get yours here

Saturday, June 1st - Ferndale Pride: Kick off Pride Month in Ferndale this Saturday! Whether you're part of the LBGTQ+ community or you're an ally, Ferndale is the place to be starting at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. That's when the celebration kicks off with the opening ceremony. Then the day will be filled with DJs, live music, drag performances, vendors, and more. Admission is free. Ferndale Pride will take place on 9 Mile on the west side of Woodward in Downtown Ferndale. Get all of the details and see the full schedule here

Saturday, June 1st & Sunday, June 2nd - Tied Down Detroit @ Russell Industrial Center: Tied Down brings some of the best bands in hardcore to Detroit this weekend! The fest will take over The Russell Industrial Center this Saturday and Sunday with bands like Terror, Have Heart, Drain, Angel Du$t, and more hitting the stage. There are over 30 bands on the list, check out the full lineup here. Tickets are $74.99 each day and can be purchased here


Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Win Tickets to See Little Big @ St. Andrew's Hall

What: North American Tour Live @ St. Andrew's Hall on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Tickets are $35.25 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to with the subject line #Big


Celebrate 6 Years of Willis Show Bar: An Unforgettable Night of Music and More!


Get ready to mark your calendars, Detroit! The iconic Willis Show Bar is turning six, and they’re pulling out all the stops to celebrate this milestone. Known for its vintage vibes and top-tier entertainment, Willis Show Bar is the place to be on May 31, 2024 for a night filled with live music, dancing, and delicious treats.

The Main Event: VERSIONS Live
The anniversary celebration features VERSIONS, a dynamic live performance with a six-piece band and four incredible singers. 

The lineup includes:
  • Caleb Minter (@thecalebminter)
  • Willa Rae (@willaraemusic)
  • Michael Tocco (@miketocco)
  • Alison Albrecht (@alisonalbrecht)
Backing these stellar vocalists is a talented rhythm section:
  • Mario Sulaksana on keys (@rio_on_tha_insta)
  • Caelin Amin on bass (@caelin_amin)
  • Tariq Gardner on drums (@royal.riq)
And adding a brassy flair to the evening are the horns:
  • William Wang on trombone (@williamsunwang)
  • Evan Taylor on trumpet (@evantaylormusic)
  • DJs and Special Guests

In addition to VERSIONS, the night will feature sets by The Dapper DJ from L.A. and local favorite Dante LaSalle, ensuring that the party vibe stays high all night long.

Event Details:

First Show
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Showtime: 8:00-9:30 PM
Arrival: By 7:30 PM

Second Show
Doors Open: 10:00 PM
Showtime: 10:45 PM-12:00 AM
Arrival: By 10:30 PM

Ticket Prices:
$15 Advance / $20 Day of Show
Includes a complimentary entry drink and tray pass hors d'oeuvres
Tickets: here

General Admission:$15 Early Bird / $20 in Advance / $25 at the Door
Booths available with a beverage minimum


Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Win Tickets to See ERRA at St. Andrew's Hall

What: Cure North America Tour at St. Andrew's Hall on Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Tickets are $35.25 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to with the subject line #ERRA


Win Tickets to See Echo & The Bunnymen Live at The Fillmore Detroit

What: Songs to Learn & Sing Tour Live at The Fillmore Detroit on Saturday, May 25, 2024

Tickets are $53-$71 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to with the subject line #Bunnymen


PUG Fest Returns to Ferndale for the Second Year

Ferndale, Michigan is gearing up for the return of the popular emo festival, PUG Fest, from June 28-30. The festival, now in its second year, promises an exciting lineup featuring bands like Belmont, Prince Daddy & the Hyena, Saturdays At Your Place, and many more.

This year, PUG Fest is expanding its horizons with a new city-wide format, taking place across various venues, homes, businesses, and outdoor spaces in Ferndale. From the intersection of 9 Mile and Woodward to Hilton and Woodward Heights, the festival will showcase over 160 bands.

Among the venues hosting PUG Fest are The Loving Touch, Orchid Theatre, Ferndale Project, and Urbanrest Brewing Company.

Whether you're a die-hard emo fan or just looking for a fun weekend out, PUG Fest is sure to deliver an unforgettable experience.


Monday, May 20, 2024

Win Tickets to Boulet Brothers' Dragula at St. Andrew's Hall

Who: Boulet Brothers' Dragula

What: Season 5 Tour Live at St. Andrew's Hall on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Tickets are $58.50 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to with the subject line #Dragula


Mini Golf Magic: Cranbrook Art Museum’s Unique Summer Attraction

This summer, step into a “hole” new world of fun at Cranbrook Art Museum with their artist-designed mini golf course. Nestled by the serene Triton Pool and Knoll Walkway, this 11-hole course offers a playful tribute to Cranbrook’s iconic art and design heritage.

An Artful Adventure

Cranbrook on the Green isn’t your typical mini-golf experience. Each of the ten custom-designed holes is a work of art, inspired by Cranbrook’s rich artistic tradition. Whether you're an avid golfer or a casual putter, this course promises a unique blend of creativity and challenge, set against the backdrop of Cranbrook’s stunning campus.

Free Museum Admission

When you purchase tickets to Cranbrook on the Green, you’ll also receive free admission to Cranbrook Art Museum’s galleries. This is a perfect opportunity to explore the museum's current exhibits and dive deeper into the world of art and design. Tickets are available online or on-site, with no need for advance reservations.

Evening Fun with a Twist

For a delightful twist, visit the course on Thursday nights. From 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., enjoy a round of mini golf with a beer and wine cash bar on-site. It’s the ideal way to unwind and socialize as you putt your way through the course.

Refreshments at Fika Cafe

During museum hours, take a break and refresh at Fika Cafe, located in the museum’s lower-level lounge. Offering coffee drinks and summer snacks, it’s the perfect spot to relax and recharge.

Course Hours and Booking Information

May 4-26: Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (last tickets sold at 4:15 p.m.)
Monday–Friday: Course Closed

May 29 - September 1:Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (last tickets sold at 4:15 p.m.)
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (cash bar 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., last tickets sold at 7:15 p.m.)
Friday – Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (last tickets sold at 4:15 p.m.)
Monday–Tuesday: Course Closed

September 7-22:Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (last tickets sold at 4:15 p.m.)
Monday–Friday: Course Closed

Admission Prices:Adults: $15
ArtMembers & Detroit Residents: $10
Children Under 12: $8
Price includes gallery admission.

Check-In Details:

When you arrive, check-in at the Knoll Walkway adjacent to Triton Pool. Follow signs to the Art Museum parking lot.

This summer, make Cranbrook on the Green your go-to destination for a playful yet artful mini-golf experience.