Thursday, May 19, 2022

The Detroit Women of Comedy Festival Returns to Planet Ant this Weekend!

After a three-year hiatus from the stage, Detroit Women of Comedy Festival is making a triumphant return to the stages of Planet Ant this May. This beloved event is a "celebration of underrepresented voices and diverse perspectives in comedy". This year's event will take place on May 21st and 22nd. It will feature 50+ performers including headliners Marcella Arguello, Simply Shanell, Detroit improv duo Dubalicious, Detroit comic T.Barb, and the Parent Trap: Lord of the Twins Trilogy. You can purchase tickets for specific blocks of the festival or just get a weekend pass and take the whole thing in. 

The Detroit Women of Comedy Festival will take place Friday, May 20th from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. and Saturday, May 21st, 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Planet Ant is located at 2320 Caniff Ave., Hamtramck, MI. You can purchase your tickets for the weekend here. Follow DWCF or visit their website to learn more.


~S

Win Tickets to See AEG Presents New Found Glory wsg Four Year Strong, and Be Well at ROMT

Who: AEG Presents New Found Glory wsg Four Year Strong, and Be Well.

What: Playing Royal Oak Music Theatre on May 29, 2022.

Tickets are $$32.50 - $59.50 in advance and $38.00-$59.50 the day of the show and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #NFG.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on May 28, 2022.

~S


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Kick Back and Relax at Sirona Wellness Spa

We love seeing locals doing great things, so we wanted to take a moment to tell you about a cool new spot that Jason David Spencer, formerly from the band Wilson now playing in Lost For Life, has put together with his team and his partner, Taylor Semrow.  
If you are in the Saint Claire Shores area and you need a little me-time, you need to visit Sirona Wellness Spa. This small slice of heaven features state-of-the-art float tanks and massages inside a luxurious space designed to help you escape the day-to-day. The layout and design of the spa is gorgeous and the attention to detail is seen in every aspect of the business. Visit our Instagram to see some videos from our opening day visit and then book your first treatment on their website here.


~S

Win Tickets to See AEG Presents Arkells wsg Mobley at The Majestic

Who: AEG Presents Arkells wsg Mobley.

What: Playing The Majestic on May 27, 2022.

Tickets are $26 in advance and $31 the day of the show and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #Arkells

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on May 26, 2022.

~S

Monday, May 16, 2022

Honest John's is Always a Good Idea

Can we talk about how hard it can be to find someplace to eat after 8 o'clock in Detroit proper? Post pandemic, most restaurants have decided to keep reduced hours which is cool, but it means if you want to go out to eat after 8 p.m. your options are light, especially on weeknights. Additionally, I'm vegan which can be even more limiting. 

Thankfully, there is one place that is open late at night, offers vegan options, and is always good, Honest John's. We rediscovered this Cass Corridor staple a few times over the last few months because it was open, delicious, and vegan friendly when we needed it. From being open on holidays to serving up a solid late-night menu, this spot knows how to provide a good meal whenever you need it. Don't even get me started on the fries. The curly fries are great, but the traditional fries are also divine, so it's hard to pick and always a good idea to switch it up. I get the Impossible burger when I'm hungry and the vegan chili when I need something a little lighter or heartier. It has a great taste and the perfect amount of spice. 

So, when you find yourself needing a meal later on a weeknight, head over to Honest John's and let them take care of you. They are always a solid choice.


~S


Win Tickets to See Covet with Hikes and King of Heck at The Loving Touch

Who: Covet with Hikes, and King of Heck.

What: Playing The Loving Touch on Thursday, May 26, 2022.

Tickets are $18 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #COVET.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on May 25, 2022.

~S


Win Tickets to See Terror wsg Kublai Khan TX, Never Ending Game, Sanguisugabogg and Pain Of at The magic Stick!


Who: Terror wsg Kublai Khan TX, Never Ending Game, Sanguisugabogg and Pain Of.

What: Playing the Magic Stick on Friday, May 20, 2022.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $23 the day of the show and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #Terror.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on May 19, 2022.

~S


Friday, May 13, 2022

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend May 13-15

Friday, May 13th - Ruther @ Stache International: This Friday night, Reuther will be playing at Stache International along with Now With Real Humans and 500 Miles to Memphis (from Cincinnati). Cover for this great lineup is only $5. 21+ are welcome and the fun starts at 7 p.m.

Friday, May 13th - Jason Takes The Painted Lady: It isn't Friday the 13th without Jason Voorhees and this Friday the 13th is all about Jason at The Painted Lady! The Lady will be hosting a Jason mask art show with masks designed by some of your favorite local artists. There will also be raffles throughout the night and KO Prints will be screen printing commemorative shirts on site. Doors open at 7 p.m. and admission is free.

Friday, May 13th - Sunday, May 15th - Motor City Comic Con: Comic books and pop culture take over the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi this weekend for Motor City Comic Con! The three day event will feature appearance from some of your favorite comic book artists and celebrities, including Alicia Silverstone, Danny Trejo, Freddy Prinze Jr., William Shatner, and more. There will even be a reunion of the cast of Scream. Tickets are $30 for Friday, $40 for Saturday, $35 for Sunday, or $85 for the whole weekend and can be purchased here. Don't forget, photo ops are an additional fee, get details on those here

Sunday, May 15th - Flower Day @ Eastern Market: After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, Flower Day returns to Eastern Market this Sunday! Flower Day has even more flowers and vendors than a normal Saturday Market, which is hard to believe. Many of the nearby businesses also hold specials or special events in honor of this annual event that floods Eastern Market with nearly as many shoppers as there are flowers. Eastern Market is open from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Flower Day. For more information and tips on finding parking, click here


~C

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Experience Art at the Source and Shop Local at The Backyard Art Fair

Over the last two years, we have learned a lot about ourselves and what we need to enjoy this adventure we call life. It turns out that art, culture, connection, and our local communities matter. When people found out they had to keep away from each other, they found new ways to connect and create. We Zoomed, we did things outdoors, and we tried to find the things we needed locally instead of waiting for the delivery driver to drop them off. One of the coolest things that came out of the lockdown was a new way of doing old things, including local maker events. 

The Backyard Art Fair was created by local artists Kelly Kaatz Ceramics and Carey Gustafson of Glass Action! for people who appreciate locally made and want to get out and see their community. This second-year festival brings together artists by giving them the opportunity to go on an adventure to find something special and unique. This year's fair will feature "approximately 20 locations, hosting over 55+ creatives (that) will be selling their work at their (or their hosts) homes and studios (outdoors) in the connecting cities of Ferndale and Oak Park. Offerings for sale will span handcrafted goods such as paintings, ceramics, glass, illustration, and folk art to locally grown and prepared baked goods, flower bouquets, fermented treats; even a hot dog stand and coffee!". Local artist Jodi Lynn Doodles has drawn up a map of all the locations to make it easy to find each one. You can follow along with the event and learn more about the participating artist by adding them on Instagram or Facebook

Keep it local and have a little fun exploring Ferndale and Oak Park on May 21st.


~S

Win Tickets to See The Hourlies, The Idiot Kids, and The Plutophonics at PJ's Lager House

The Hourlies are preparing to release a new EP called "Symptoms" as a follow-up to last year's EP, "Signs". They have also added Jarrett Koral (Jett Plastic Recordings) to the band, which means you do not want to miss this show! 21+ and vaccinated welcome to enter!

Who: The Hourlies, The Idiot Kids, and The Plutophonics.

What: Playing PJ's Lager House on May 21, 2022.

Win: Your name + 1 on the guestlist for the show.

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #Hourlies.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on May 20, 2022.


~S

Win Tickets to See The Offspring Let The Bad Times Roll Tour with Special Guests Blame My Youth

Who: The Offspring Let The Bad Times Roll Tour with Special Guests Blame My Youth

What: Playing The Fillmore on May 20, 2022.

Tickets are $44-$89 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #Offspring.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on May 19, 2022.


~S


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Apropos Brings His Modern Motown Sound to Willis Show Bar

This Thursday night, Apropos will return to the stage at Willis Show Bar! Often compared to greats like Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding with a modern twist, Apropos has been featured on shows like The Voice and received great reviews from Allee Willis and even Sir Elton John. This Thursday night, you have the chance to see him perform in the intimate setting of Willis Show Bar with a live band spread across the two stages. It will truly be a night to remember and Apropos will even be debuting a new single at the show. 

If you aren't familiar with this artist,  give some of his tunes a listen below.


Apropos' last show at Willis Show Bar sold out, so we suggest purchasing tickets in advance to ensure you can get in the door. Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased online here. Doors open at 7 p.m. and Apropos should hit the stage at about 8 p.m. Willis Show Bar is located at 4156 3rd Ave. in Detroit. To learn more about this hidden gem in the city, click here


~C

Win Tickets to See Good Riddance, War On Women and School Drugs at Small's


Who: Good Riddance, War On Women and School Drugs

What: Playing at Small's on May 18, 2022.

Tickets are $ 17 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #Good.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on May 17, 2022.


~S


Win Tickets to See Squirrel Flower, Mia Joy, and Neu Blume at The Sanctuary

 

Who: Squirrel Flower, Mia Joy, and Neu Blume

What: Playing at The Sanctuary on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

Tickets are $15 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #flower.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on May 16, 2022.

~S