Friday, January 31, 2020

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: January 31 - February 2

Saturday, February 1st - Friends of Dennis Wilson Record Release Show @ Outer Limits Lounge: Friends of Dennis Wilson will be taking over Outer Limits Lounge this Saturday night to celebrate the release of Space Maintainer on vinyl. The band will be joined by Oblisk and Dizzy Hotel for this one. Cover is only $5 and doors are set to open at 8 p.m.

Sunday, February 2nd - Pop Up Brunch Sundays @ Bagley Central with Faniz Bitez: For once, there's a lot happening on Sunday! So start your day off right with brunch at our favorite bar, Bagley Central. They will be hosting a pop up with Faniz Bitez. There will also be a Bloody Mary Bar and Mimosas on special for $5 by the glass or $20 by the bottle. Keep an eye on the Facebook event page for the menu and information on other drink specials. Brunch runs from noon until 4 p.m.

Sunday, February 2nd - VMKT 2020 @ The Majestic: If you're a fan of the Detroit Urban Craft Fair, this is the next best thing! The crew from Handmade Detroit presents VMKT, a 35 maker-market curated for seasonal shopping. In addition to the great makers, there will also be a DJ, make & take stations, door prizes, and much more. Admission is $15 if you want to do the make it take its, or $1 if you just want to shop. The fun runs from noon until 5 p.m.

Sunday, February 2nd - Super Sunday Big Game Bash @ Small's: If you want to watch the big game this Sunday, there's no better place to watch than our other favorite bar, Small's. While the Super Bowl plays on the big screen, there will be a free nacho bar for you to snack on, and all drinks are $1 off. This party is free to attend and it kicks off at 5 p.m.

Sunday, February 2nd - Twilight Zone Marathon - No Super Bowl Sunday @ Lost River: If you're not into the Super Bowl, Lost River is the bar to be at on Sunday night. Instead of having the game on, they will be hosting a Twilight Zone marathon. Get weird, drink rum, and eat some dumplings. This party also starts at 5 p.m.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Win Tickets to See HIDE at Small's

Chicago based dark industrial duo HIDE will be coming to Hamtramck to play Small's on Thursday, February 6th. The group is headed over to Europe on tour with Boy Harsher this spring, but first they are playing eleven shows across the US and Canada. And that tour kicks off with the show at Small's with Cloud Rat.

Tickets to see HIDE and Cloud Rat are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. You can purchase your tickets in advance here. Thanks to our friends at Black Iris Booking, you can also enter to win a pair of tickets to the show. Just send your name to with #HIDE in the subject line. We will draw our winner the morning of the show and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

All ages are welcome to attend this show and doors are set to open at 8 p.m.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Win Tickets to See Jax Anderson at El Club

2019 was a big year for Jax Anderson. She gave up her former stage name (Flint Eastwood) and started writing and recording music under her real name. She also started sending out emails to check in with her fans and making really cool videos every time she released a new song. We personally love the video for "Scared to Death".

She hasn't played a big show in Detroit since she changed her name, but she is about to change that! She will be performing at El Club alongside Shortly and Who Boy on Saturday, February 8th. Tickets to attend the show are $20 in advance and $22 the day of the show. We also have one pair of tickets to give away to the show. If you would like to enter to win a pair of passes, please email your full name to with the subject line #jax. We will draw one lucky winner on the morning of the show and that winner will be able to attend the set with a friend for free.


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Win Tickets to Too Many Zooz at El Club

In 2014, two musical school students were filmed jamming in a subway station. That video went viral and those students became Too Many Zooz. Since then, they have released 6 EPs and an LP, this includes their latest release ZombiEP that came out last September. They are one of those bands that you have to see live at least once. They are so fun to watch and to dance to. If you haven't seen them before watch this video for a sample of what we are talking about.

Too Many Zooz is coming to Detroit to play at El Club on February 4th. They would-be worth going to see on their own, but Birocratic and Detroit Party Marching Band are also performing. Tickets to attend the event are $20 in advance and $22 the day of the show, you can purchase them here. We also have a pair of tickets to give away to the show. If you would like to enter, please email your full name to with the subject line #zooz. We will draw one lucky person on the morning of the show and they will get a pair of tickets to attend the show with a friend.


Monday, January 27, 2020

It's Time to Party in Honor of Allee Willis

Allie Willis was a Detroit legend. She spent her childhood hanging around Motown Records before launching a lifelong career as an artist-writer and performer. When she passed away on Christmas Eve 2019, the music world lost one of its best. Thankfully, during her too-short time on this Earth, she wrote songs that will live on forever. This includes tracks like Earth, Wind & Fire's "September" and The Rembrandt's "I'll Be There For You" a.k.a. The Friends' theme song. She even celebrated her love for the city by releasing "The D" a tribute to Detroit at the DIA in 2017. Allie was an inspiring woman who knew how to make people dance and have a good time. She also knew how to bring people together.

So, in honor of her life, Empty Bowls Detroit and Apropos have teamed up with the Eastern Market to host an afternoon of food, bowl painting, and entertainment in honor of Allie. 100% of proceeds raised by Empty Bowls Detroit benefit the food program at Cass Community Social Services and proceeds from the party will be dedicated In Memory of Allee Willis. Tickets to attend the event are $20 a piece and they can be purchased here. You can learn more about Allee here and stay up to date on the event here.


Friday, January 24, 2020

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: January 24-26

Friday, January 24 - Drunk Dodgeball @ Tangent Gallery: The name says it all! Get drunk and play dodgeball at Tangent Gallery. Mr. Drew will be your DJ for the night and Wolfgang Chuck will be the MC. Cover is $8 before 9 p.m. or $10 after. 21+ are welcome.

Saturday, January 25 - Laugh & Howl Comedy Fundraiser for Friends of DACC: Laugh your ass off at Tony V's Tavern in Midtown while raising money for the Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control! The event will be hosted by the hilarious Laura Witkowski and will also feature D'Anne Witkowski, Ray Hollifield, Gad Holland, Ellie Snyder and Lauren Uchalik. Tickets are only $15 and they are going fast! Get yours here.

Saturday, January 25th - Slow Death and West Grand @ Kelly's Bar: West Grand is the new band in town that everyone is talking about. See them at Kelly's Bar in Hamtramck Saturday night along with The Slow Death from Minneapolis, The Raging Nathans from Dayton, and Paranormal Paratroopers. Doors open at 8 p.m. and cover is only $8.

Sunday, January 26th - Snoop Dogg @ The Fillmore: The one and only Snoop Dogg will be in Detroit this weekend to play The Fillmore. Tickets start at $57 and can be purchased online here. All ages are welcome.

Sunday, January 26th - Melvin Davis @ PJ's Lager House: Detroit Soul Ambassador Melvin Davis will be playing at PJ's Lager House this Sunday. This is your chance to see a legend in a super intimate setting!  Advance tickets are only $12 and can be purchased in advance here.  Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 7.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

24 Hour Ticket Giveaway: Your Smith @ Deluxx Fluxx

This Friday night, Your Smith will be making a stop in Detroit to play at Deluxx Fluxx. The now LA based Minneapolis native has been making her way across the US in support of her latest EP. Wild Wild Woman was released this past fall and features five songs that you can hear below.

Tickets have been going fast for most of the dates on Your Smith's tour, and next week's show in New York is already sold out! If you want to see the Detroit show, tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance here. Thanks to our friends at Deluxx Fluxx and Party Store Productions, we are also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader. To enter to win, send your name to with #wild in the subject line. We will draw our winner in the morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

Chelsea Jade will be joining Your Smith for Friday's show. 18+ are welcome to attend and doors are set to open at 7 p.m.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Win Tickets to Poppy at The Majestic

2020 is the beginning of a whole new era for Poppy. They have left their label, their writing partner, and the last decade behind them and they are ready to show you a whole new side of themselves.  They celebrated the new year with the release of their newest album I Disagree. They are also going on tour and making a stop in Detroit to perform at The Majestic on February 1st. Tickets to attend the show are $22 in advance and they can be purchased here. You can also win a pair of tickets to the show by emailing your full name to with the subject line #poppy. We will draw one lucky person the day of the show and they will get to attend the show with a friend for free.


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A Few Fun Free Things to Do in Detroit During the Winter

Michigan winters are rough.  We go weeks without seeing the sun and get stuck inside the house every time there is a big storm. It's easy to become restless and need something to do. So, we compiled a list of a few fun, free activities that are worth venturing out of the house for this winter. Don't stay cooped up, get out and explore Detroit this Winter!

1. Visit the DIA:
Current exhibits: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections, Jean-Antoine Houdon’s Portraits of Americans in the Age of Enlightenment, Michigan’s Great Lakes: Photographs by Jeff Gaydash, Bruegel's “The Wedding Dance” Revealed + their permanent collection which includes pieces from Andy Warhol, Diego Rivera and Kehinde Wiley.

Free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County residents! (Must have ID to prove residency)
$6- $14 a person for people outside of those counties.

Hours: Tue - Thurs 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday- Closed

The DIA is located at 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202

2. Explore the Indoor Activites at Belle Isle:

Belle Isle Nature Center- Get an insider’s view of an actual beehive and get an up-close view of Michigan wildlife including birds, deer, toads, snakes, bees, turtles and more!

Free entry for all.
Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Dossin Great Lakes Museum- This museum places special interest in Detroit's role in national and regional maritime history. It features one of the largest collections of model ships in the world and the bow anchor of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, which went down in a storm in 1975.

Free entry for all.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory- The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory is an exotic and rare collection of plants from around the world. It is also the oldest continually-running conservatory in the United States. The Palm House includes tropical trees and palms, the Cactus House is home to succulents and cactus, the Fernery is sunken to provide cooler conditions and more humidity, the Tropical House is where many plants that provide food are housed including bananas, oranges, figs, and the Show House has changing displays of flowering plants.

Free entry for all.
Open Wed-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Belle Isle Aquarium- The Belle Isle Aquarium was designed by famed Detroit architect, Albert Kahn. It is home to a unique collection of fish. With one of the largest collections of air-breathing fish in the world.

Free entry for all.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m

3. Visit All of Detroit's Gorgeous Historical Buildings:
Detroit has some amazing buildings to explore. They are worth visiting just for the architecture but they are also great places to take a shot for the gram.

The Fisher Building- The Fisher is an art deco dream that was designed by Albert Kahn and
finished in 1928. You can take a formal tour or just walk around on your own. There are a few shops to stop into and a place to grab a coffee while you admire the architecture.

3011 W Grand Blvd. Detroit, MI 48202

Guardian Building- The Guardian Building is another great art deco design that was created by Wirt C. Rowland and constructed in 1929.  It's high rise ceilings are gorgeous from top to bottom.  You can take a look around for yourself or sign up for a guided tour.

500 Griswold Street, Detroit, Michigan 48226

Cadillac Place in New Center- This high rise was designed by Albert Kahn and constructed in 1922.  It was originally home to GM's headquarters before being turned into a headquarters for a variety of government programs and a few local stores.

3044 West Grand Boulevard


Monday, January 20, 2020

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

In 2005, Thrice released their 4th album Vheissu. 15 years later, they are coming back to St. Andrew's Hall on Febuaury 1st to play the album from top to bottom to honor its 15th anniversary.  MewithoutYou, Drug Church and Holy Fawn will be opening the show and Thrice will be playing a collection of their music with a focus on their fourth album.

Tickets to attend the show are $68 in advance and they can be purchased here. We also have a 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 with the subject line #THRICE. We will draw one lucky person and they will be able to attend the show with a friend for free.


Friday, January 17, 2020

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: January 17-19

Friday, January 17th - In The Flesh (Blondie Tribute) w/ Rapid Eye Movement (REM Tribute) @ New Way Bar: If you're a fan of Blondie or REM, this is as good as seeing either of the bands in their prime! Doors open at 8 p.m. and Rapid Eye Movement hits the stage around 9:30, followed by In The Flesh around 10:45. As always, cover is free at New Way Bar! 21+ are welcome. 

Friday, January 17th - Dinner Show @ PJ's Lager House w/ Cheapshow and Charlie Darling: Start your weekend off right with dinner at PJ's Lager House, while Cheapshow & Charlie Darling provide the soundtrack for the evening. Both will be performing live acoustic sets in the front room from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Cover is free. 

Saturday, January 18th - Thirst Wave Anniversary Bash @ Small's: Everyone's favorite New Wave dance party is celebrating their anniversary this Saturday night at Small's! Residents DJ Pleasure Kitten and DJ Aaron Hingst will be joined by DJ Greg Gnyp and DJ Jamie James to play your favorite New Wave, Retro Alternative, Britpop, and Dark '80s & '90s Alternative. There will be $2 wells and domestics until 10 p.m. and tallboys will be $1 off all night. Doors open at 9 p.m. There's no cover for 21+ before 10, and it's only $5 after 10 p.m. Cover is $5 all night for those 18-20. 

Sunday, January 19th - Dolly Parton's Birthday Party @ Outer Limits Lounge: Dolly Parton is having a birthday and your friends at Outer Limits are throwing a party! Live Dolly Parton covers will be performed by The Dolly Partners, The Drinkard Sisters, Keaton Butler and more. Dolly movies will be shown on the big screen and Chicken & Dumplins will be served for dinner. The party starts at 8 p.m. and the music starts at 9. 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Hammer & Nail

The Professional Plaza Tower was built in 1964. It was constructed to revitalize the medical community in Detroit by bringing doctors and surgeons back to the city. Eventually, it became home to a variety of medical professionals as well as the Carpenters Union who installed the now-famous hammer and nail signs that once sat on top of the 12 story building. Unfortunately, after a few ruff years, it closed down and was scheduled for demolition in 2014 when the Roxbury Group swooped in to save the space. The redevelopers redesigned 72 one- and two-bedroom apartments with 2,000-square-feet of retail space. This includes a new midtown bar called Hammer & Nail that wants to bring back the best parts of the '60s by introducing you to a whole new selection of tasty drinks that your grandma and grandpa loved.
This includes The Pink Squirrel, featuring Creme de Noyaux, Creme de Cacao, and Calder Dairy Cream, the Blue Hawaii featuring Bacardi Superior, Pineapple, CuraƧao, Lemon, Blue Spirulina, and the Wallbanger featuring Wodka, Fresh Squeezed OJ, Amontillado Sherry, Galliano. They even have a cocktail called the Moonwalk that was served to the astronauts when they returned from their first walk on the moon. Hammer and Nail also serves sandwiches, shareables, soups, drafts, and wines. The centerpiece of the bar is the now restored Hammer and Nail sign that once sat atop the building. It is a true testament to how much the city has turned around over the last decade. Plus, the drinks are tasty and it's fun to try something old that is new again. 
Hammer & Nail is located at 3800 Woodward Ave. and it is open at 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. 


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Grandma Bob's Serves Up Delicious Pies and Slices in Corktown

Corktown is Detroit's oldest existing neighborhood. It was established in the 1820s and it was the first place many people saw when they got off the train at Michigan Central Train Station from 1914-1988. It has always been home to some of the city's richest culture and dining, but the neighborhood has seen a huge resurgence in popularity over the last five years as a variety of new businesses have moved into the area. This includes places like Two James, Bobcat Bonnie's, Brightly Twisted, ima, The Brooklyn Street Local, George Gregory, and Takoi. It is also the home to Grandma Bob's, a new-ish pizza place that made the top 50 list of Pizza Places in the US in its first year. 
Grandma Bob's is a small open concept restaurant and bar that seats around 65 people at a time. It is nestled between Mercury Burger Bar and Metropolis Cycyles on Michigan Avenue and its menu features a finely curated selection of unique pizzas that you can't find anywhere else. This includes Sausage and Pistachio (fennel sausage, crushed pistachio, shaved red onion, mascarpone cheese, rosemary, and thyme), the Big Mac (impossible burger crumbles, vegan mozzarella, vegan thousand island, pickles, iceberg lettuce, onion on sesame seed crust), and The Street Beet Dorito Crunch (white pizza with vegan mozzarella, fake ground beef, iceberg lettuce, spicy ranch drizzle, topped with sweet chili Doritos and taco flavored crust). Their recipes are unique, but they aren't the only thing that makes Grand Bob's special. Half of Grandma Bob's menu is or can be made vegan, this includes a DELICIOUS (and quite large) cashew caeser side salad and vegan cheese bread. If that isn't enough to fill you up, they are also home to a "permanent pop-up" from Cold Truth, a Detroit soft serve ice cream company that is known for their waffle cones and vegan flavors.
Grandma Bob's is closed Mondays and Tuesday, and open at 11 a.m. the rest of the week. They start serving up ice cream at 4 p.m. and they are open until midnight on Friday and Saturday (they close at 10 p.m. every other day). They offer sit down service, take out, and have slices ready to go all day long (this includes vegan slices). Their bar features a curated selection of beer, wine, and a few house cocktails. You can see their full menu and drink selection here. We loved the pizza, were blown away by the size of the "side" salads, and the service was great. We highly recommend checking out this top 50 place for yourself!


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Win Tickets to See The Doozers at The Loving Touch

There's a new booking company in town and they are hosting a show at The Loving Touch this Saturday nightAudiotree Presents will be putting on shows in Michigan and Illinois and this weekend they will bring The Doozers to the stage. You may have seen this band at Mo Pop over the summer, but if you didn't catch them, here's the low down. They are a four piece based out of Rochester, MI with influences like The 1975, Cage The Elephant, Hippo Campus, The Monkeys, Catfish and The Bottlemen, and The Pixies. That's quite the range of music, so to get an idea of what The Doozers sound like, just hit play on their latest EP below.

The Doozers will be joined by Mover ShakerWho Boy, and The Plastic Beach for this weekend's show. Tickets to see these four bands live are only $10 and can be purchased in advance here. Lucky for you, we are also giving away a couple of pairs of tickets to this show. To enter to win, send your name to with #doozers in the subject line. We will draw two lucky winners on Saturday morning and they will each get into the show with a friend for free that night. 

All ages are welcome to attend this show and doors are set to open at 7 p.m.


Monday, January 13, 2020

Ochre Bakery Knows that Nothing is Better than Good Bread

Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra once said, "All sorrows are less with bread.” Turns out that even in the 16th century they knew that good bread is where it's at. Ochre, a new bakery in Detroit, also shares an appreciation for good bread, so they built their entire menu around it.

Max Leonard is a bread baking master who honed his craft in his home kitchen before teaming up with Jessica Hicks and Dai Hughes from Astro Coffee to open Ochre Bakery this past April. The concept was to create a simple menu that features locally sourced seasonal recipes that showcase Max's naturally leavened heritage grain bread. The result is an amazing cafe/restaurant that was named one of the ten best in 2019 by Bon Appetit magazine!
Ochre's breakfast menu features toasts, breakfast sandwiches, eggs, dips, and yogurts while their lunch menu features sandwiches, pitas and a different selection of dips. They also have a wide selection of vegan items, including baked goods and sweets. Their vegan Lemon-Pistachio Loaf has been making quite a name for itself. Their menu changes seasonally and features fresh locally sourced ingredients whenever they can. You can stop into the cafe to grab a coffee, a loaf of bread, and a pastry to go or you can stay and have a seat to enjoy some extra friendly sit down service.

Ochre is located at 4884 Grand River Avenue. They are open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, but the kitchen closes at 3 p.m.


Friday, January 10, 2020

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: January 10-12

Friday, January 10th - The Crofoot Presents: Napoleon Dynamite LIVE @ The Redford Theatre: This special one night only event is sold out, but in case you can snag some tickets, we wanted to tell you about it! The cult classic Napoleon Dynamite will be shown and then Napoleon, Pedro, and Uncle Rico will be doing a Q&A session. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Visit the Facebook event page here to see if anyone has an extra ticket.

Saturday, January 11th - Live Band Karaoke @ Small's: Karaoke is making a comeback! And when you do karaoke at Small's you'll really feel like a star because you'll have a live band backing you up, not just some wonky track. The Ricky Rack Pack will be on stage, doors open at 8 p.m., and karaoke starts at 9. Cover is only $5 and 21+ are welcome.

Saturday, January 11th - Eastside Elvis @ Cadieux Cafe: Elvis' 85th Birthday was this past Wednesday! If you didn't have a chance to celebrate, Cadieux Cafe has you covered this Saturday night with Eastside Elvis & His Motor City Mafia. Opening the show is Cover Boy playing Duran Duran hits. Things kick off at 9 p.m.!

Saturday, January 11th - Nothing Elegant: New Year, Same Shenanigans @ The Old Miami: Get your dancing shoes on and get to The Old Miami! DJs Lady Fantastic and Amy Dreamcatcher will be playing the tunes from 10 until 2! Cover is only $5 and 21+ are welcome.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Win Tickets to Lou Ramo's BROADCAST Presents: Canned Pop @ Deluxx Fluxx

Get ready for a night of music, drag, fashion, and art at Deluxx Fluxx this Sunday night! The one and only Lou Ramo's BROADCAST is taking over the venue for the night for Cannded Pop, an ode to American Pop Music. This event will feature music by Krissy Booth and Christian Ryan, and performances by Lou Ramo, Lavendar Scare, Remy Lafontaine, Daya Bee-Dee, Lovell Loreal, and Candy Jean The Drag Queen. There will also be fashion pop-ups by Modem Monad, Prizzcilla, and Lawrence.

Everyone 18+ is welcome to attend this event and cover is only $5. Thanks to our friends at Deluxx Fluxx and Party Store Productions, we are also getting a couple of people into this event for free. To enter to receive free admission for you and a friend, send your name to with #cannedpop in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Sunday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

Doors for this event are set to open at 9 p.m. For more info, click here.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020

You & Your Historic Home Could Be On TV!

If you own a historic home in Detroit, you know that fixing it up can be a bit of a challenge. Whether the house has been sitting vacant or people have been living in it for decades, there always seems to be problems that arise, especially if you are working on renovating it. Anyone that watches shows on HGTV knows that there are always surprises when it comes to renovation and restoration. So, rather than going completely DIY and hoping for the best, here's a chance to have a pro help you!

Bodega Pictures (producers of Tiny Luxury and Stager Things on HGTV as well as Girl Meets Farm on Food Network) is currently holding a casting call for historic home owners in Detroit that are looking to renovate and restore their home. Whether you've bitten off more than you can chew or you've run into unforeseen circumstances in your restoration project, they want to hear from you! "Selected cast members will be introduced to an expert general contractor who specializes in historic properties. The episode will follow one homeowner as their historic home is restored to it’s former glory."

Sound like something you might be interested in? Email with your
full name, location (must be in the Detroit area), email address and phone number, a brief bio explaining why you need/deserve help restoring your historical home, and several photos of yourselves and the property. Although there will be perks and incentives included for those that are casted, entrants should have a budget in place and should be interested and ready to restore their home within the next 3 months. Also, your home must be at least 50 years old and you have to be interested in restoring the home to it's old glory, not just doing some renovations.

This is an opportunity of a lifetime for some lucky homeowners! We would love to see one of our readers featured on TV and get some professional help restoring their dream home right here in Detroit. So get that bio written and those photos snapped and send them over to ASAP so you don't miss out!


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Celebrate David Bowie and Support the Senate Theater

The Senate Theater is home to one of four theater organs in the City of Detroit. Their organ was originally housed in the Fisher Theatre, but it moved to the Senate in 1962 after spending one year at Iris Theatre. It has been used in over 700 concerts over the last 50 years, but the art of taking care of, maintaining and playing the organ is becoming a lost art. Thankfully, The Detroit Theater Organ Society has taken over the care and management of the Senate's organ, but they need help updating the Senate to make sure that people can enjoy music with film for years to come.

They have a number of upcoming events that you can attend to enjoy yourself and support the theater and the efforts of the Organ Society. This includes a screening of Grease, the Ann Arbor Film Fest, and a variety of silent films. If you want to see a full list of upcoming events at the Senate click here. There are a lot of cool things to see, but there's one that really stuck out to us. The Senate is celebrating the life of David Bowie by hosting a Ziggy Stardust party on January 11th. The night will include live organ tribute on the Mighty Wurlitzer, a screening of D.A. Pennebaker’s Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and a best-dressed costume contest.  There will even be a photo booth! Tickets to attend the event are $10 at the door. The art starts at 7 p.m., the movie starts around 9 p.m. and the party starts at 11 p.m. To learn more about the event and to get your tickets in advance click here.


Monday, January 6, 2020

Win Tickets to See Modern Nature at Deluxx Fluxx

The Guardian named Modern Nature one of 2019's Ones to Watch. They loved their four-song EP Nature calling it a "new frontier of organic sound". You can hear all four songs here. You can also hear them live at Deluxx Fluxx on January 16th. Their set features a saxophone and a cello and they will be playing alongside Olden Yolk and Izzy Johnson.

Tickets to get into the show are $10 and they can be purchased here. We also have a pair of tickets to give away courtesy of Party Store Productions. If you would like to enter to win them, please email your full name to with the subject line #modernnature. We will draw one lucky winner on the morning of the show and they will get to attend the set with a friend for free.