Friday, November 15, 2019

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: November 15-17

There's a lot going on this weekend! In addition to everything we already told you about, here are a few more fun events!

Friday, November 15th - Daniel Johnston Tribute @ The Magic Stick: Some of Detroit's best musicians are coming together to pay tribute to the late songwriter Daniel Johnston. The lineup for the evening includes artists like Stef Chura, Greater Alexander, Craig Brown, Anna Burch, and more. Cover is $10, doors open at 7 p.m. and the show kicks off at 8.

Friday, November 15th - DJ Shawn Addison @ Bagley Central: We've been telling you for months that Bagley Central is the best bar in Detroit. This Friday night, DJ Shawn Addison will be playing Funk & Lo Fi tunes while Kung Fu movies play on the big screens. Cover is free and the craft cocktails are amazing and cheap!

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 15th-17th - Street Beet Holiday Hours @ 3rd Street: Starting this weekend, you can get Street Beet's delicious vegan food every weekend until December 22nd at 3rd Street Detroit. The team will be serving up selections from their Detroit Fake Chicken menu, other than Thanksgiving weekend when they will have a Fakesgiving menu. The kitchen opens at 3 p.m. each day. P.S. Street Beet is trying to open a brick & mortar of their own! Donate to help make that a reality here.

Saturday, November 16th - Motor City Soul Club November Soul Stomp @ Marble Bar: Dance the night away with all original vinyl, all soul and funk, all night across two stages. This dance party is free to attend, doors open at 9 p.m. and the party starts at 10.

Sunday, November 17th - Family Matters: An Installation by Tony Rave: The amazing Tony Rave will be opening his latest art installation this Sunday night at Shylo Arts.  Family Matters is "a one day installation that addresses nostalgia, propaganda and innocence". The gallery opens at 6 p.m. and closes at 9 p.m. Shylo Arts is located at 15700 Muirland St. in Detroit.




Thursday, November 14, 2019

Win Tickets to See Pigface at The Crofoot

This Friday night, Pigface will kick off their first tour in 14 years. The following night, the band will be hitting the stage at The Crofoot in Pontiac for what's sure to be an amazing show. Since Pigface got its start in 1990, the band has had a "revolving-door" of musicians involved. For this tour, the lineup is extensive, with 11 artists playing nightly, and special appearances from about two dozen more. Check out the full lineup of who will be involved and for which dates below.
Tickets to see Pigface live at The Crofoot are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the show. You can purchase your tickets in advance here. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to the show, courtesy of our friends at The Crofoot Presents. To enter to win, just send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #pigface in the subject line. We will draw our winner on Saturday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize. 

Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. for this one and all ages are welcome. 


~C

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Citizen Smile's Last Family Show at PJ's Lager House

This Friday night, Citizen Smile will take over PJ’s Lager House for The Last Family Show. The band first started doing their Family Shows 9 years ago after a release show at The Pike Room. That show included Handgrenades, The Ashleys, and Patrick Davy & The Ghosts on the bill. The four bands liked each other so much and loved playing together so much that they decided to make the lineup a recurring thing. The Family Show would take over PJ’s Lager House a couple of times a year, but it has been awhile since the family has had a reunion.

This Friday, they will be getting together for one last time at PJ’s Lager House. We’re not saying that these bands will never play the Lager House again, but it will be the last official Family Show. Plus, it’s not too often that you get to see Patrick Davy & The Ghosts or The Ashleys nowadays. Unfortunately the guys in Handgrenades will just be doing a DJ set, but you’ll still get to see their faces and they will keep the night moving with great tunes in between the bands’ sets.

Cover to see these bands live this Friday night is only $5. If you’d rather save that $5 for a drink, we are also getting a few readers in the door for free. To enter to win free entry for you and a friend, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #family in the subject line. We will draw two lucky winners on Friday morning and they will each get into the show with a friend for free that night.

Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. for this one.


~C

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Win Tickets to See Yelawolf at The Fillmore

Yelawolf may have disappeared from the public eye for a little while, but he is coming back extra hard to make up for all the time he lost. He released not one but two full-length albums this year and is about to head out on tour in support of his catalog of new music. The albums are called Trunk Muzik III and Ghetto Cowboy, you can check them both out here. You can also catch Yelawolf at The Fillmore on Friday, November 15th. Tickets for the show start at $33 a piece. You can also win a pair of tickets to the show courtesy of Live Nation Detroit. If you would like to enter to win, please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #ghettocowboy. We will draw one lucky person and they will get to attend Yelawolf's triumphant return to Detroit on the 15th!

~S

Monday, November 11, 2019

Draw, Cut, Print Opens at Spread Art this Saturday

Gallery openings are momentous occasions. Artists work for days, months, and years to bring their vision to the public and if they are lucky, they may sell some of their work to help support their next artistic endeavor. Openings are usually packed with interesting people, fun things to look at, and most of the time they have free wine and snacks to munch on.

This Saturday's gallery opening at Spread Art featuring the work of Justin Penna, Brent Mosser, and Jordan Evans will offer up a little more. Draw, Cut, Print is opening November 16th and it will feature drawings, paintings, prints, and digital work from Justin Penna, illustrations and screenprints from Brent Mosser, and visual arts pieces from Jordan Evans. They will be selling all of their original pieces alongside some limited edition screenprints of some of their favorites pieces from the show. This is an affordable way for everyone to get their hands one something special.

We also have an opportunity for one lucky hipindetroit.com reader to win the chance to pick out a print for free! If you would like to enter to win apiece at the show, email your full name to hipindeetroit@gmail.com. We will email the organizers your name and you will get to take something home free of charge! This Saturday's gallery opening party will take place from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Spread Art Gallery in Detroit. You can RSVP to the show and keep up with everything here.


~S

Friday, November 8, 2019

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: November 8-10

The cold weather is here, but that's no excuse to stay inside and under the covers! Here are just a few of the super fun things happening this weekend!

Friday, November 8th - Handgrenades and Hala @ The Loving Touch: This is going to be a great show! Handgrenades still remain one of our favorite Detroit bands after all of these years. They will be playing along with Hala and Mac Saturn, making for a great night of music. Cover is $12 at the door, all ages are welcome, and doors open at 8 p.m.


Saturday, November 9th - Bruised Fruit Film Screening and Release Party @ Ant Hall: Christopher Jarvis and company have been hard at work creating a new film and this Saturday is your first chance to see it. Bruised Fruit is written and directed by Jarvis, and produced by Abigail Grace, Zachariah Jarvis, Matthew Beyer, Alex Suzanne Meitz, and Adam James. The film stars Alex Suzanne Meitz and Sam Meier. In addition to the film screening, there will also be comedy performances and live music by Ancient LanguageCosmic Light Shapes, and Craig Garwood. Cover for all of this is only $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Doors for this event open at 7 p.m.


Saturday, November 9th - Rogue Satellites Release Party @ Outer Limits Lounge: Rogue Satellites are celebrating the release of their new EP this Saturday night at Outer Limits. Baby I'm Jeff will feature five new songs from the duo. Get a sneak peek of the new EP here. Rogue Satellites will be joined by Vstrs and Huddy Bolly for this show and cover is $5. Doors open at 8 p.m.


Saturday, November 9th - The Roadhouse: A Twin Peaks Party + Fundraiser for The Senate: The Senate Theater has been hosting more and more awesome events over the past year, from live entertainment to classic movie screenings. But, to keep up this great programming, they need some help from the public. If you're a fan of the Senate, show your support by heading to PJ's Lager House this Saturday night for a Twin Peaks themed fundraiser. Costumes are encouraged and there will be a costume contest. There will also be live music from Run From the FutureSax and ViolenceEx American, and John Salvage. Tickets are only $8 and can be purchased in advance here. 21+ are welcome and doors open at 8 p.m.




Support Six Feet Over at A State of Inspiration

Suicide is hard to talk about. It is sad, hard to deal with and has effected more of us than we want to admit. It is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States taking the lives of 44,965 Americans each year. In the US, someone dies by suicide every 12 minutes. Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide in the world each year, which is roughly one death every 40 seconds. The suicide rate has increased by double over the last twenty years and right now it shows no signs of stopping. This means that we have to do something. We have to break the stigma around suicide and start talking about it. Something that the crew over at Six Feet Over is able to do flawlessly wherever they are.

We have watched SFU aka Suck it Suicide pop up at every event this year to talk to the community and get them engaged. They always have a gathering of people around their table because they are great people who love to talk, share their stories, and talk about how hard life can be. They aren't afraid to jump right in and make sure that everyone has the resources that they need to take care of themselves and the people that they love and they are doing this by reaching groups of people that no one else has been able to reach. One of the reasons they are so successful is that they aren't afraid to get into it. They post up at events like Dally in the Alley and DIY and talk to people. They aren't the type of organization that puts up a mission statement, collects some donations, and pays the rent. They are out there making a difference at 11 p.m. on a hot Summer weekend when people need someone to talk to. Their commitment is inspiring, their hands-on approach is actually making a difference, and their hard work is more necessary than ever.

Six Feet Over is hosting an unforgettable evening on December 6th to celebrate all that they have done while raising money for everything else they still want to accomplish. They are hosting a walking dinner and #localshopping experience at The Rust Belt Market that will invite photos experiences raffles and more. You can learn more about their benefit and buy tickets to attend the party here. You can learn more about Six Feet Over here and you can donate any amount that you can spare to help them by clicking here. No one wants to lose someone to suicide so let's open up the conversation and support this great group so that we can keep the information flowing to prevent anyone from feeling alone in the dark times.


~S

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Coup D’Etat Officially Opens this Saturday!

After spending the last few months popping up all over town Coup D’état is ready to open a brick and mortar store this weekend. Owner Angela Wisniewski is dedicated to turning shopping back into an experience by giving her patrons a unique retail experience that you can't find anywhere else in Metro Detroit. She has curated a collection of brands that are unique, mostly American Made and cruelty-free. You can see some of the stuff that she will be carrying inside Coup's online shop here, but you do not want to miss the opening party.
The grand opening will take place from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. this Saturday, November 9th. They will be celebrating with bubbles from The Royce Detroit and a signature West Grand Boulevardier cocktail made by Kiesling Detroit. Crate Digga, will provide the tunes and a portion of proceeds from the evening will benefit The Emerging Opal, a Detroit-based non-profit that provides girls with skills/mentorship to help turn them in tomorrow's leaders.

Want to learn more? Listen to this great interview with Angela by Ryan Patrick Hooper from WDET.

Coup D’état is located at Cadillac Place in New Center, 3044 W. Grand Blvd.

~S

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Win Tickets to See Chastity Belt @ Deluxx Fluxx

This Friday night, Party Store Productions will bring Chastity Belt to the stage at Deluxx Fluxx. The Walla Walla, WA based band just released a new album earlier this fall. The self titled record is the fourth for the band. You can give it a listen here. You can also check out the music video for the song "It Takes Time" off that new album by hitting play below.


Chastity Belt will be joined by Strange Ranger for Friday's show. Tickets to see these two bands live are $13 and can be purchased in advance here. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to the show by sending your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #chastitybelt in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Friday morning and they will get to attend the show with a friend for free! 

Doors will open at 7 p.m. for this one and 18+ are welcome. 


~C

Monday, November 4, 2019

Share a Meal at Magnet Detroit

Did you know that sharing a meal can increase trust and make you feel closer to someone? Researchers have found that we feel closer to people who are eating the same food as us and this closeness helps build trust and cooperation. A new restaurant called Magnet Detroit wants to capitalize on this to give Detroiters an extraordinary experience by bringing everyone together to embrace the art of sharing a meal. 

This new 2,100-square-foot space has an open seating concept with a 32-foot long bar at the center that features a recessed floor to place the staff at eye level with their visitors. The food has a Middle Eastern flair and everything they prepare is cooked inside a wood fire grill that runs on oak, cherry, and apple wood to give their dishes the perfect flavors. Their menu features a variety of shareable flatbreads, fire-grilled vegetables, and roasted meats, but for our first visit, we kept it 100% vegan and sampled some of the 1/3 of the menu that is purely plant-based. This included carrots, chickpea flatbread, beets, broccoli, a whole fire-roasted cauliflower head. Every dish was delightful, but the chickpea flatbread and the beets stood out as the show stoppers. The seasonings and the fire-grilled smokey taste gave everyday veggie dishes a whole new edge. The food was different and delightful and came out with perfect pacing so that we could enjoy each dish when it was at its peak.
    
I really appreciated how well run the entire production was especially since it's only been open for a few weeks. But, the most memorable thing about our visit was the smell. From the second we walked in the door I was overtaken by how delightful the restaurant smelled.  Most restaurants reek of oil and grease, but Magnet smelled like great food from the second we opened the door. The fire-grilled smell simply enhance the meal. 

We cannot recommend this place enough, but there are a few things you need to know before you go. You can make reservations, but you might not be able to get a table because tables are for groups of four or more and they usually book up in advance. Smaller groups are seated at the bar and walk-ins are welcome, but the seats fill up really fast. The prices also seem shocking at first, everything is a few dollars higher then you might be used to, but the restaurant is tip free. This means that the price on the menu is the final price with tip. We split 5 items in-between 3 people and ordered two rounds of drinks and our bill was right around $50 a person with the tip. We cannot remember the last time we ate and drank so well for $50. so the prices are on point.

Magnet is located at 4842 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48208. they serve food Monday - Sunday and are only open from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. We highly suggest rounding up your friends and family and enjoying a meal together. Click here to make a reservation.


~S

Friday, November 1, 2019

Win Tickets to See Anna Burch with Amy O and Advance Base

Over the past few years, there have been some great female musicians coming out of Detroit. Jax Anderson, Jessica Hernandez, Stef Chura, and Anna Burch are just a few. They have been out on the road, making a name for themselves, and showing the world that there are some bad ass chicks in Detroit. Nowadays, it seems like most of those female musicians that we mentioned don't play hometown shows as often as they used to, but this week you have a chance to see one of them live here in Detroit.

Anna Burch will be playing at Deluxx Fluxx on Monday, November 4th. She will be sharing the stage with Amy O and Advance Base who are currently out on the road together. Amy O is touring in support of her new album Shell that was just released this week. You can give that a listen here.

Tickets to see these three acts live on stage are $10 and can be purchased online here. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to the show courtesy of Party Store Productions and Deluxx Fluxx. To enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #monday in the subject line. We will draw our winner the morning of the show and send them details on how to claim their prize.

Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. for this one and 21+ are welcome.


~C

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: November 1-3

Friday, November 1st - Sunday, November 3rd - Youmacon: This is the ultimate convention for all anime fans! Don't be surprised if you see some of your favorite characters walking around downtown this weekend! Youmacon is celebrating its 15th year this year and the convention is bigger than ever. It will take place all weekend long at the TCF Center, Crowne Plaza and Marriott Renaissance Center. Tickets range from $30-$50 a day or $70 for the weekend. Get all of the details here


Friday, November 1st - The Darned @ Small's w/ Motor City Devils and Glamzig: Halloween may be over, but Small's is still in the spirit! Check out three great cover bands and wear a costume if you want! Doors open at 8 p.m., 18+ are welcome, and cover is only $6.


Friday, November 1st - Hourlies @ Ghost Light with The Idiot Kids and Jackson & The Poolsharks: This is going to be a great show with three awesome bands. Cover is only $5 and 21+ are welcome. Things kick off at 8 p.m. Make sure you come early so you don't miss any of the bands! There's something for everyone at this show! 


Friday, November 1st & Saturday, November 2nd - Midnight Madness @ The Main Art - "The Silence of the Lambs": One of the creepiest movies of all time will be on the big screen again this weekend for Midnight Madness at The Main Art in Royal Oak. The movie plays at midnight on Friday and Saturday and tickets are only $7. Pick yours up here


Saturday, November 2nd - Fall In Love Adoption Event @ DACC: There are hundreds of dogs and cats available for adoption at Detroit Animal Care and Control once again! This Saturday, the Friends of DACC are hosting a special adoption event where fees will be waved for all adoptions! The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and you can check out some of the pets that are available for adoption here. DACC is located at 7401 Chrysler Dr. in Detroit. 


Sunday, November 3rd - Dead Man's Halloween-themed Brunch @ Small's: Wrap up your Halloween weekend at Small's this Sunday for a special "dead man" themed brunch. There will be Bloody Mary and Mimosa specials, "deadly and decadent pumpkin cheesecake french toast, monstrous breakfast burritos and more!" Plus, DJ Pleasure Kitten will be playing tunes for you during brunch! It runs from noon 'til 4 p.m. and you can keep an eye on the Facebook event to see the full menu. 



Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Win Tickets to Bounce with Big Freedia at St. Andrew's Hall

They say the more someone dances the more likely they are to be happy and have high self-esteem. We don't know if this is true, but Big Freedia sure seems to be loving life and feeling herself. The New Orleans born performer is breaking boundaries and moving asses on stages across the world. No one shakes it like Freedia and videos do not do her justice, you have to experience the Queen of Bounce live and in person.

Freedia will be coming to Detroit to take over St. Andrew's Hall on November 5th alongside Low Cut Connie. Tickets to attend the show are $25- $45 in advance, you can purchase them here. We also have one pair of tickets to give away to the show courtesy of Live Nation Detroit. If you would like to enter to win, please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #bounce. We will draw one lucky winner and they will get to attend this show with a friend. Make sure that you wear something stylish and comfortable to this one because you will want to move around and shake it once you get there. 


~S

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Win Tickets to the Road to Beijing with Jonathan Van Ness

Living in Michigan is awesome but at times it can be awful. The Summers, Springs, and Falls are delightful, but the Winters are brutal and they last a lot longer than any other time of the year. Michiganders go weeks without seeing the sun and seasonal depression is a real thing so we all have to find ways to get through the colder months. One of my favorite ways to cope with the bad days is to watch something that cheers me up and nothing has cheered me up more than Netflix's reboot of Queer Eye. Every episode is filled with reasons to laugh, cry, and forget about whatever is bothering you. If you aren't watching the show, you should be and if you are you are already watching then you are already as obsessed with Jonathan Van Ness as the rest of us are. He might be 1/5 of the new fab five but he stole 100 % of my heart from the day he came into my life. He makes everyone laugh and smile and feels better about who they are. He wears heels better than anyone that I have even known and he can get even the burliest man to start using beard oil in their daily routine. Most importantly he can make you laugh. something that he has been dying to do his entire life.  

Stand up was Jonathan's dream and it turns out that a turn on Netflix can make your dreams come true. He is currently on a comedy tour across the US and he will be making a stop in Detroit to do two back to back shows at The Fillmore in Detroit on Thursday, November 7th. The first show is already sold out, but there are limited tickets to the second show. If you want to lock yours down, you can click here. If you are willing to risk it, you can try your chances of winning a pair of tickets from us. If you would like to enter, email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #VanNess. We will draw one lucky person the day before the show and they will get to experience Jonathan Van Ness in all of his glory.


~S