Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Win Tickets to See Olivia Millerschin at The Masonic Temple

It has been over 4 years since we first were introduced to Olivia Millerschin, when she was saying "Screw Valentine's Day". At that time, her song was already being featured in Kohl's stores around the heart felt holiday, which is a pretty awesome accomplishment. Well, since then, her music career has grown even more, with tours, new music, and even a run on America's Got Talent. Now, she is getting ready to play her biggest hometown show to date, on Saturday at the chapel in side The Detroit Masonic Temple. To get ready for this big show, she recorded a song in the ladies' room at the temple. Check that out below.


Tickets to see Olivia Millerschin live this Saturday, November 3rd are $23 and can be purchased in advance here. If the show doesn't sell out, tickets will be $25 at the door. Thanks to our friends at Fusion Shows and The Crofoot, we are also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader. To enter to win, please send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #Olivia in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner the day before the show and will send them details on how to claim their prize. 

Olivia will be joined by a full band for this show. Joining Olivia & her band on the bill are Chris DuPont and Jilian Linklater. Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. and all ages are welcome.


~C

Win Tickets to See Saves The Day at The Magic Stick

In 1999, Saves The Day declared that they were "Through Being Cool". But, little did they know that almost 20 years later they would still in fact be cool, be touring, and be releasing new music. The iconic indie rock band has just written, recorded, and released a new full length album called 9 which you can hear for yourself here.

You can also see the boys perform their new songs mixed with some of their iconic tracks this Sunday, November 4th at the Magic Stick in Detroit. And, there is nothing more indie rock then seeing Saves The Day at The Stick. It was cool in '99 and somehow, despite what they thought, it continues to be pretty fucking cool today.

Tickets to attend the show are $20 in advance and they can be purchased here. You can also win a pair of tickets to the show by emailing your full name into hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #9. We will draw one lucky person the morning of the show and they will get to relive the past and move forward to the future with Saves The Day this Sunday!



~S

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Win Tickets to See Exploded View at Deluxx Fluxx

Exploded View just released their new album Obey a few weeks ago. This album is the second full length from the group, fronted by Annika Henderson. Their self titled debut was recorded live to tape in Mexico City. This time around, they went in a studio in Mexico City. Since their last release, Exploded View has switched things up a bit and is now a three piece, with Hugo Quezada, and Martin Thulin and Henderson. Give their new album and new sound a listen here and check out the music video for the title track "Obey".


Exploded View is currently on tour and is headed to Detroit. They will perform at Deluxx Fluxx this Friday night along with Forma and E$quire. Tickets for this show 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 #obey in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Friday morning and they will get into the show that night with a friend for free. 

Doors are set to open at 7 p.m. on Friday and 18+ are welcome. Cover will be $15 at the door. 


~C

Win Tickets to See Circa Survive with La Dispute


Circa Survive cemented their place in indie rock history and proved that they still had something significant to say when they released their 6th album The Amulet on Hopeless Records in 2017. This album address a topic that a lot of us can relate to, loneliness and alienation from others during this current political climate. Singer Anthony Green taps into his inner feelings and shares them with the world on this album, something that fans already know he does every time he takes the stage. When Circa performs live, they demand your attention and if you give it to them, you will have no choice but to feel the music.

Circa Survive will be performing live alongside La Dispute and Queen of Jeans at The Majestic Theatre this Friday, November 2nd. Tickets to get in to the show are $25 in advance and they can be purchased here. You can also win a pair of tickets to the show courtesy of The Crofoot. To enter, please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #CS. We will draw one lucky person this Thursday and they will get to attend the show with a friend for free.


~S

Monday, October 29, 2018

Your Nonpartisan Guide to Michigan Proposal 1, 2 &3

Next Tuesday, November 6th, Michigan will be holding our 2018 Midterm elections and there are three big proposals on the ballet. Here is our non-biased guide to what each proposal entails and what will happen if they pass! We encourage everyone to do their research and head out to vote on November 6th. If you need help finding where you need to vote, click here. If you need a ride to the polls on election day, click here. If you already know where you're going and how you're getting there, read ahead to find out more about the three 2018 proposals that we will be voting on.

Proposal-1: Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol

A proposed initiated law to authorize and legalize possession, use, and cultivation of marijuana products by individuals who are at least 21 years of age and older, and commercial sales of marijuana through state-licensed retailers.

This proposal would:

-Allow individuals 21 and older to purchase, possess and use marijuana and marijuana-infused edibles, and grow up to 12 marijuana plants for personal consumption.

-Impose a 10-ounce limit for marijuana kept at residences and require amounts over 2.5 ounces be secured in locked containers.

-Create a state licensing system for marijuana businesses and allow municipalities to ban or restrict them.

-Permit retail sales of marijuana and edibles subject to a 10% tax, dedicated to implementation costs, clinical trials, schools, roads, and municipalities where marijuana businesses are located.

-Change several current violations from crimes to civil infractions.

What Does this Mean:
If passed, everyone over the age of 21 would be able to purchase marijuana from licensed retailers. You would also be able to grow 12 plants within your home. The sale of marijuana would be taxed at 10%, and 35 % of the taxes would go to education, 35% to roads, and 30% would go to communities housing marijuana businesses.


Proposal-2: Voters Not Politicians

A proposed constitutional amendment to establish a commission of citizens with exclusive authority to adopt district boundaries for the Michigan Senate, Michigan House of Representatives, and U.S. Congress, every 10 years.

This proposed constitutional amendment would:

-Create a commission of 13 registered voters randomly selected by the Secretary of State:
4 each who self-identify as affiliated with the 2 major political parties; and
5 who self-identify as unaffiliated with major political parties.

-Prohibit partisan officeholders and candidates, their employees, certain relatives, and lobbyists from serving as commissioners.

-Establish new redistricting criteria including geographically compact and contiguous districts of equal population, reflecting Michigan’s diverse population and communities of interest.

-Districts shall not provide disproportionate advantage to political parties or candidates.

-Require an appropriation of funds for commission operations and commissioner compensation.
  
What Does This Mean: If approved this amendment would require that "regular" "non-biased" citizens would have some influence on how voting districts are established. 


Proposal-3: Promote The Vote

A proposal to authorize automatic and Election Day voter registration, no-reason absentee voting, and
straight ticket voting; and add current legal requirements for military and overseas voting and post-election audits to the Michigan Constitution.

This proposed constitutional amendment would allow a United States citizen who is qualified to vote in Michigan to:

-Become automatically registered to vote when applying for, updating or renewing a driver’s license or state-issued personal identification card, unless the person declines.

-Simultaneously register to vote with proof of residency and obtain a ballot during the 2-week period prior to an election, up to and including Election Day.

-Obtain an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.

-Cast a straight-ticket vote for all candidates of a particular political party when voting in a partisan general election.


What Does This Mean- If passed this would make it easier to register to vote, to obtain an absentee ballot for any reason and it would enact checks and balances to make sure that electronic voting procedures are accurate and tamper proof.


~S

Here's Everything You Can Still Do To Celebrate Halloween

Sadie Gaga at Creepy Cheapy 2018 - Photo taken by Trevor Dernai
Sure, some of the big events like Theatre Bizarre and Creepy Cheapy might be over, but there are still lots of cool ways that you can celebrate the spookiest time of the year this week! Here is a list of everything that we found for you to do this week!

10/29 Slow Jamz 10 Year Anniversary and Halloween Party 

10/29 GWAR at St. Andrew's Hall

10/29 Scaryoke Karaoke Costume Party @ Small's

10/29 A Reading of Shakespheres Titus Andronicus at The Whitney in the Ghost Bar

10/30 Devil's Night Karaoke at Deluxx Fluxx 

10/30 Rocky Horror Picture Show at Cinema Detroit

10/30 Haunted Detroit Bicycle Tour

10/30 Devil's Night New Menu Debut at Greenspace Vegan Cafe and Restaurant 

10/31 Bat Town @ Deluxx Fluxx

10/31 Halloween Tribute Show at Ghost Light

10/31 Halloween Iron Pour

10/31 Hallowicked featuring ICP at The Russel Industrial Center 

10/31 Outer Limits Lounge First Halloween Cover Show

10/31 Rocky Horror Review at Willis Show Bar 

10/31 Fright Night Pop Up Party 

10/31 Halloween at the Pink Flamingo 

10/31 Halloween Rooftop Yoga at The Ren Cen 

10/31 Halloween at The EMBC

10/31 3rd Street Freak Show Halloween Party 

10/31 Corktown Tavern Halloween Party 

10/31 Nosferatu with Live Music

10/31 Halloween Cookie Decorating at The Avalon 

10/31 Halloween All Star Showdown at Go Comedy 

11/2 Affirmations Birthday Bash and Halloween Party 


~S

Friday, October 26, 2018

Public House Serves Up Monday Brunch

If you work in the service industry, you are well aware that you're not "working for the weekend". Instead, you're probably working every weekend. You don't say TGIF, you don't get to sleep in on Saturday and Sunday, and you probably don't get to go out for brunch either. Most of the delicious restaurants that have special brunch menus along with Mimosas and Blood Marys, usually just serve them on the weekends. Well, Public House is here to change that! 
Public House in Ferndale is going to start hosting Industry Brunch Mondays where they will serve up all of their delicious brunch menu items that you have heard so much about, but never have been able to try. Their menu features a plethora of items, from avocado toast to chicken & waffles to tasty sandwiches. Just see what they have to offer here. They have vegetarian and vegan options, as well as plenty of meat on the menu, so there's guaranteed to be something for everyone. And brunch is just breakfast with out a little booze, so there are plenty of brunch cocktails on the menu too! 
Industry Brunch will happen at Public House in the early afternoon on Mondays, from Noon until 3 p.m. For those not familiar, they are located at 241 W. 9 Mile in Ferndale. Make sure you follow them on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the loop about Monday Brunch and to find out what their featured waffle is every week! 


~C

Detroit Celebrates 11 Years of Being Haute to Death this Saturday

Have you ever wondered what makes Detroit so special? We've thought about it a lot and we always come to the same conclusion. It's not the brick and motor buildings that make Detroit special, it's the people that live, work, and play inside and outside of them that make it so magical. But, what a lot of people don't realize is that there is also a small group of culture creators that bring this city to life. They spend their days thinking of new ways to make every event a little bit more magical than the last. These creators are the most valuable asset that our city has.

Two of our favorite creators are gearing up to celebrate their 11th anniversary this Saturday and in true Haute to Death fashion they are pushing the boundaries and doing something extra special to celebrate. For this celebration, they will be throwing back to back events and inviting Macho City to share the stage to kick out some jams.

The party will start on the River where attendees will take a sunset cruise on the Detroit River before the dock and head over to Marble Bar to party the night away! Tickets to get on the ship are $30 a person and the ride will run from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.  The Marble Bar "after-party"  is only $5 to get into and it doubles as a Halloween celebration, so COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED! 

We would like to personally congratulate Jon and Ash for everything they have done over this year. From swim parties to all inclusive dance events, they have redefined their brand, taken it to the next level and kicked off another decade of creating new experience for Detroit. WE LOVE YOU BOTH!

P.S. - You can listen to some of Haute to Death's paste mixes here



~S 

UFO Factory Re-Opens Its Doors This Weekend

This Friday night, UFO Factory will re-open its doors after being closed for over a year. In the summer of 2017, the nearby construction of the Elton Park apartments and mixed use building caused extreme damage to UFO and its foundation, so much so that the venue was forced to close its doors. Immediately, fans of the club rallied behind UFO and against the nearby developer, Soave Enterprises. Now, just over a year later, UFO is still standing, it's just surrounded on three sides by a new building. The important thing is, it's still standing and the doors will be open once again.

The venue is back and better than ever and they are ready to celebrate their re-opening this weekend. Looking at UFO's schedule, the party isn't stopping anytime soon either! They have great shows lined up for the foreseeable future. But, it all starts this Friday night, October 26th with PROTOMARTYR, Deadbeat Beat and Double Winter. Cover for this show is $15 and doors are set to open at 9 p.m.

Then, on Saturday night, its all about Motown and Soul at the NY Night Train Soul Clap and Dance Off with DJ Jonathan Toubin. This edition of the dance party is Halloween themed, so costumes are encouraged. Cover for the party is $15 and tickets can be purchased in advance here. There will be a $100 cash prize for the best dancer, so no matter what costume you decide to wear, make sure you have your dancing shoes on!

Sunday, karaoke will return to UFO Factory and so will Laika Dog! Laika Dog will start serving up their delicious dogs and tots beginning at Noon and their re-opening party runs until 10 p.m. As always, they will have meat and vegan options, you can get more info on the menu here. At 8 p.m. the karaoke starts too! So grab some dinner at Laika Dog, then stay and sing your heart out. For all of the details on karaoke, click here.

The rest of the week of full of a ton of fun events too! Monday night, Prude Boys, Jenny & Jackie, and Werewolf Jones will hit the stage. Tuesday night, the MC50 party moves to UFO after the recording session at Third Man, for the official after party. On Halloween, you can party the night away with Something Cold. Then, Craig Brown, John Salvage, and Eliza Godfrey help you head into the weekend on Thursday night. The party keeps going into next weekend and on and on forever. Check out all of the upcoming events at UFO Factory by visiting their Facebook page here.

So, make sure you make it out to UFO Factory as soon as you can for one of these great shows. But, don't worry, they're not going anywhere anytime soon.


~C

Thursday, October 25, 2018

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

Get ready to be drenched in blood when GWAR comes to town. The band will be taking over St. Andrew's Hall on Monday, October 29th along with Miss May I and American Sharks. This show is just one of the stops on The Gore, Core, Metal and More tour that is currently taking them across the US. Whether you've seen GWAR a hundred times or you've never been before, their shows are always offensive, gruesome, and a ton of fun. See for yourself below.


Tickets to see GWAR live on stage at St. Andrew's Hall are $28 and can be purchased in advance here. Thanks to our friends at Live Nation Detroit, you can also enter to win a pair of tickets to this show. To enter, just send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #GWAR in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Monday morning. 

Doors are set to open at 6:30 p.m. and all ages are welcome. 


~C

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of "Kick Out the Jams"

Fifty years ago, a band from Detroit made rock & roll history with five little words, "Kick out the jams motherfuckers". That band was the MC5 and those words were said in the title track of their debut album Kick Out the Jams. The album and the band would spark controversy among both the record labels and retailers, but they would spark a fire in teens and music fans. The album was recorded at the legendary Grande Ballroom in Detroit, on October 30th and 31st of 1968. Now, 50 years later, the band will celebrate this monumental anniversary in Detroit.

Sadly, not all of the members of MC5 remain with us. However, founding member Wayne Kramer has gathered an all star lineup to join him for this anniversary celebration. He will be joined Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Brendan Canty (Fugazi), Doug Pinnick (King's X), and Marcus Durant (Zen Guerrilla). Kramer and his crew have been playing shows across the country in honor of this anniversary, but the real celebration is happening right here in Detroit.

This Friday, October 26th, MC50 will hit the stage at St. Andrew's Hall. Joining them for the evening are The Detroit Cobras. Tickets for this show start at $40 and can be purchased in advance here. Then, on Saturday night, MC50 and The Detroit Cobras will hit the stage at The Fillmore in Detroit. Tickets for this show start at $24.75 and can be purchased here. At both of these shows, the MC50 will be playing Kick Out the Jams in full, along with other classics.

After these two shows are over, there is one more opportunity to see MC50 play this album in full, and it's probably the coolest opportunity of them all. They will be re-recording the album live to acetate at Third Man Records Cass Corridor on Devil's Night, Tuesday, October 30th. The lineup for this evening is just as epic, with Billy Gould of Faith No More taking over for Pinnick, and special advisors Don Was and Matt Cameron of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. Unfortunately tickets to see this performance are sold out, but we suggest you follow the event page here in case some become available. After things wrap up at Third Man, the party moves to Corktown for the official after party at UFO Factory. Admission to the after party is free and things will kick off at 10 p.m. For more info on that, click here.

Thanks to our friends at Live Nation Detroit, we are getting one lucky reader into the first Detroit show for free! If you would like to win a pair of tickets to see MC50 at St. Andrew's Hall on Friday night, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #MC50 in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Friday morning and they will get into St. Andrew's that night with a friend for free.

This is going to be an epic week of rock & roll history here in Detroit! So make sure you make it out to one of these shows and "kick out the jams motherfuckers"!




~C

Celebrate Hallowmead at B.Nektar this Saturday!


B.Nektar is celebrating the most spooktacular time of the year by throwing a Halloween party with some limited time only Fall brews that you won't be able to get anywhere else. This Saturday, October 27th they will be hosting a Halloween party from 2 p.m. until 2 a.m. at their beautiful meadery in Ferndale, Michigan. The party will feature two of their limited edition brews, this includes Caramel Apple Cider (6%) and Pumpkin Spice Cyser (6.5%) . They also teased that they may be pulling out some vintage finds from the crypts. Ruckus Taco Co. will be pulling up to serve up some eats during the event and costumes are highly encouraged. In fact, there will be a best costume contest at 10 p.m. that night.

The B.Nektar Meadery is located at 1511 Jarvis St. in Ferndale. The music will be playing all day and they will have some karaoke around 8 p.m. You can keep up with updates on the event here.


~S 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Win Tickets to See Suffocation at The Magic Stick

This Thursday night, Black Iris Booking brings Suffocation to the stage at The Magic Stick. The band is currently on a North American Tour that they are calling the "Farewell Frank" tour. That's because this will be the last tour with original vocalist Frank Mullen. Suffocation will be joined by Cattle Decapitation, Krisiun, and Visceral Disgorge for this monumental tour.

Tickets to see this super metal lineup live are $27 and can be purchased in advance here. The night of the show, cover will be $30 at the door. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to this show by sending your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #suffocation in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner the morning of the show and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

Doors are set to open at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and the music will start at 7:30. All ages are welcome. For more info, click here.


~C

Covenfest Takes Over Smalls this Friday!

This Friday, October 26th Covenfesst will return to Small's for the fourth year in the row. This annual Halloween party is known for its great cover bands and an important charity component that raises funds for some very important causes. Over the years they have donated thousands of dollars to groups like Enough SAID Detroit, Turning Point Detroit, and the Ruth Ellis Center.

This year's fest will try to raise money for the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center and it will feature Deanna Lori as BeyoncĂ©, The Lowcocks as The Who, Positive Approach, Heartbreaker, Nique Love Rhodes & The NLR Experience as Jay-Z, and Lurve it to Death (Alice Cooper tribute feat. members of Glamzig, Golden Torso and Electric Six). They are asking for a $10 donation at the door and their will be a silent auction where attendees can bid on some really great items to raise money for the cause.

Doors for this years fest will open at 8 p.m. this Friday and the first band will hit the stage at 8:30 p.m. Throw on your favorite costume and come out to party for a good cause this Friday!



~S

Monday, October 22, 2018

It's Time to Go Gaga at Creepy Cheapy

This Friday, October 26th Hip in Detroit's own Sadie Quagliotto will be taking the stage with some of Detroit's best musicians to perform a full set as Sadie Gaga at The Crofoot. This tribute to Lady Gaga will feature 5 of her biggest bangers played life by a full band that includes Elise McCoy from Bogart, Paul Corsi from Go Tiger Go, and Val Klaft from Sweat. There will also be special appearances from Shannon Barnes aka White Bee and three of the most talented vocalists at DIME (Detroit Institute Music Education). This year's lineup features 15 cover sets, including Ladysse as Avril Lavinge, Signature Mistakes as Taking Back Sunday, and Kimball as Coldplay. Pre-sale tickets are almost gone and they only release a few tickets the day of the show, so if you want to see the set, you need to get your tickets today. You can purchase them right now by clicking here. We can officially announce that Sadie Gaga will be playing main stage at 11 p.m. this Friday. Grab your tickets and join us to "Just Dance" the night away!


~S 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Make Sure You Pop into ZMC Pharmacy the Next Time You're in Royal Oak

Have you ever stopped into ZMC Pharmacy in Royal Oak? At first glance it appears to be just another nondescript medical building, but if you get closer you will notice their amazing window displays that feature some of the cool gifts and goods that they sell within their space. This is because ZMC is not your typical pharmacy. Yes, they can fill prescriptions, yes they have a wide selection of over the counter drugs, but that's only part of what makes them special. They also have an amazing health and beauty department as well as a wide selection of home goods, accessories, children's items, and much more.

We stopped in last week to see some of their new Fall/Holiday items and took some shots of some of the special things that we saw. Stop in the next time you're in the area and see all the cool things that they have for yourself. They are open 9 a.m. through 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturdays. ZMC is closed on Sundays.
 



~S






Friday, October 19, 2018

24 Hour Giveaway: Electric Six @ The Magic Stick

Electric 6 will be rocking their hometown this Saturday night at The Magic Stick. The band is currently out on tour in support of their new album and Detroit is the last stop before they head over to the UK next month. The new album is called Bride of  The Devil and it was released just a couple of weeks ago on Metropolis Records. Give it a listen below.


Tickets to see Electric 6 live at The Magic Stick are $15 and can be purchased in advance here. They will be joined by Jeremy and The Harlequins and Any Island (formerly knows as Twin Falls). Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. and all ages are welcome.

Thanks to Black Iris Booking, we are giving away a pair of tickets to this show to one lucky winner. To enter to win, please send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #6 in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Saturday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.


~C

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Sanctuary Gets Spooky this Saturday


If you're a Halloween enthusiast, you definitely will want to make your way to the Sanctuary this weekend. This Saturday, October 20th, they will be hosting the first ever Detroit Spook Show Halloween Sale, along with Rock N Rummage. This event will feature several vendors selling "Halloween and Horror related treasures". Whether you're looking for some spooky decorations for your home, a scary movie to watch on Devil's Night, or just some horror inspired collectibles, you will be able to find it at this event!

The sale is set to kick off at 10 a.m. on Saturday and will run until 4. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. There will be pizza available on site for $2 a slice and the bar will be serving adult beverages for those 21+. So make sure you bring plenty of cash for drinks and snacks and all of those fun finds.

The Sanctuary is located at 2932 Caniff in Hamtramck. For more info on this event and to get a sneak peek at what you can get your hands on at the show, click here.



~C

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Meditation Works, Works!

In 1981, Loverboy declared that "everyone was working for the weekend". But, these days everyone seems to just be working. Many of us are working multiple jobs or working on some sort of side hustle to try to make it. Whether you're in a band, writing a blog, or making something cool to sell at an upcoming festival, you usually also have some sort of 9 to 5. This means that everyone is a lot more stressed out then they want to be and we all know that a lot of us aren't really dealing with it. We hear about all the healthy things we should be doing to clear our mind and de-stress, but realistically we rarely even put our phones down long enough to take a shower. It's hard to take a minute to yourself, but it's the best things that you can do to recharge your and refocus yourself. 

Can you imagine how much better you would feel if you took a few minutes a day to focus and regroup? Some people call that meditation. This ancient practice has been used a across all cultures throughout history. If practiced daily, it promises to reduce anxiety and stress, lengthen attention span, and improve sleep. But, many of us simply don't have the time or focus to get ourselves to start practicing this daily. That's where Detroit based company Meditation Works comes in.

Meditation Works is a Detroit based company that wants to get you to start meditating every day. They believe that in as little as 10 minutes a day you can start to see benefits from practicing meditation, and they have found away to make sure that you take the time to do it. They have a meditation station that will literally pull up to your work so that you can come out and practice with your entire team without completely disrupting your day. The tricked out space features comfy benches, dim lighting, and a temperature controlled room that immediately puts you at ease. The idea is that you take a break, you learn to live in the moment, and you go back to work feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world.

We have always wanted to get into the practice of meditation, but we have never been able to get ourselves to take a second to give it a try. Plus, we weren't really sure that we even know how to do it. So, to see if this really works, we stopped by and tried a session in-between work and work meetings. What we found was that by taking us out of our element and guiding us through the practice, we were able to reap some pretty serious benefits in ten minutes. We went in a little stressed out and were visibly relaxed when we walked out the door. We can totally see how this would help an entire office turn their mood around pretty quickly. We all need ways to regroup and disconnect and meditation is one of the oldest and most effective ways that we can do this.

If you are interested in bringing this practice to your office, you can visit their website and find out more here. Either way, don't forget to take some time to take care of yourself before it's too late! We all have to work, but we all need some time to refocus if we want to be our best!



~S

The 10 Coolest New Fall Items We Found at Youngbloods Men's Clothing Store in Hazel Park

Youngbloods is a barber shop and men's clothing store that opened their doors in Hazel Park just a few months ago. They specialize in classic men's cuts and shaves, and quality clothing from brands like Levi's, Straight to Hell, and Incognito Eyewear. They also carry a few classic lines of men's styling products, including Detroit made Murray's Pomade. We stopped by to see all of the new men's items that they have in stock for Fall and photographed some of our favorites. They are one of the very few clothing stores in Metro Detroit that caters to men. So, if you're looking to clean up your cut or get some new classic Levi's, stop in and see what they are all about.

Youngbloods is open from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. until 6 on Saturday!


~S

Win Tickets to See Minus the Bear at St.Andrew's Hall

Minus the Bear formed in Seattle, Washington in 2001. They have released 6 LPs and around 4 EPs in their 17 year career. They have toured the world and turned what started out as a joke about BJs into an almost 20 year career. But, this July the band announced that they would be embarking on a farewell tour before the band calls it quits and fades into the sunset.

They will be making their last appearance in Detroit at St. Andrew's Hall this Saturday, October 20th.  Tickets to attend the last show range from $50 to $100 and they are available for purchase here. We also have one pair of tickets to win to see the show in person with a friend for free. If you would like to enter, please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #goodbye. We will draw one lucky name this Friday morning and their name will be on the guest list for the big farewell show on Saturday night!


~S 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Six Reasons to Attend Theatre Bizarre this Weekend

Theatre Bizarre once again has transformed The Masonic Temple into a magical and debaucherous place. This past weekend, we had the pleasure of attending the first installment of this year's Theatre Bizarre, on Saturday night. The amazing Halloween party will return to the Temple this weekend on Friday and Saturday Evening. Friday is the Masquerade Gala, which is a formal and more intimate version of Theatre Bizarre, while Saturday is the main event, a.k.a. one of the most amazing Halloween parties in the world. You can learn more about each of the night's and the festivities here

After attending this year's event, we are still in awe of the entire production. So, here are our top 6 reasons why you should attend Theatre Bizarre this year, in no particular order. 

1) You will feel like you're in a movie - From the costumes to the performers to the transformation of this already amazing venue, the entire experience is over the top and amazing. It is like you're at a Halloween party that you would see in a movie, only better. 
2) The decorations - Every inch of the venue is decorated for Halloween. There are tons of jack-o-lanterns, candy corn, marquee signs, art work, candles, displays, and more. The organizers don't miss a single detail. Even the lights all have an orange glow. You will seriously feel like you've been submerged in a magical Halloween world!

3) The performers - Whether you're into bands, burlesque, or everything in between, the performers at this event are over the top. Every room will feature someone in character or performing in some way. The event features great bands, sideshow style acts, burlesque dancers, and performers performing unspeakable acts. You will see and hear things that you have never seen before. 
4) You get to see areas of The Masonic Temple that you've probably never seen before. - Theatre Bizarre takes over 8 levels of The Masonic Temple. This building is already amazing all on its own, so getting to see rooms other than the main theatre or the room that the Detroit Derby Girls have their bouts in, is an amazing experience. Each floor has numerous rooms and attractions, so make sure you check out them all! 

5) The costumes - People go all out for this event. You will see some of the most amazing costumes you have ever seen in your life. Even the people working Theatre Bizarre are all in costume. This isn't your typical Halloween party where you will see 10 slutty nurses and couples going as ketchup and mustard. The costumes are sometimes nostalgic, and other times homemade and very artistic. Just looking at what everyone else came up with is fun on its own! Don't worry though, if you don't have a crazy costume planned already, you can always go with a masquerade mask and you will fit right in. Have fun with it! 
6) The production - Like we've already said, this isn't your normal Halloween party. Every detail of this event has been thought out, even the lighting, staging, and sound. If you're nerdy like us and into this kind of thing, you are in for a treat. Our one tip, keep an eye on the eye in the temple. They were pretty genius with their lighting choice for this. 

It's hard to put into words how amazing this event is. Theatre Bizarre is truly an amazing night that you need to experience at least once. But we're sure, if you go once, you will go back again. 

Theatre Bizarre will once again take over The Masonic Temple this Friday and Saturday, October 19th and 20th. Tickets for Friday night's Masquerade Gala are $260 and tickets for Saturday's main event are $105. (Even the tickets themselves are amazing and a work of art!) Tickets are no longer available online, but can be purchased at the following locations. 

The only retailer to carry both the Masquerade Gala and the Main Event:
$105 Main Event – (plus $5 Service Charge)
$260 Gala – (plus $10 Service Charge)

248-288-3600
96 W. 14 Mile
Clawson, MI 48017

October 13th & 20th Tickets:
$105 (plus $5 Service Charge)
10% Discount on In-Store Items when Purchasing Tickets

248-541-3979
124 W. 4th Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067

October 13th & 20th Tickets:
$105 (plus $5 Service Charge)
10% Discount on In-Store Items when Purchasing Tickets

313-704-4407
1517 Putnam St.
Detroit, MI 48208

October 13th & 20th Tickets
$105 (plus $10 Service Charge)

Detroit Location:
(313) 481-2165
1226 Library St
Detroit, MI 48226

Ann Arbor Location:
(734) 998-1413
219 S. Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Grand Rapids Location:
(616) 776-9013
95A Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

October 13th & 20th Tickets:
$105 (plus $5 Service Charge)

313-818-0078
3401 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

October 13th & 20th Tickets:
$105 (Cash Only – No Service Charge)

10031 Jos Campau
Hamtramck 48212

~C