Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Santa Paws is Coming to Town

Are you trying to keep it local this holiday season? Maker markets are a great way to check out a lot of unique items in one space and support creators in your local community. The Royal Oak Farmers Market is hosting 50 makers this Saturday alongside a visit from Santa Paws!

Santa Paws will be coming to town for one evening to take pictures with all your well-behaved four-legged puppers and doggos. Photos are "free" with a donation to the Dog Aide, the charity of the evening.

Tito's Vodka will also be at the event mixing up delicious cocktails to enjoy while you shop and they're matching all Dog Aide donations that are made throughout the evening.

Entry to the event is free. The celebration takes place from 6 p.m. -10 p.m. The Royal Oak Farmers Market is located at 316 E. 11 Mile Royal Oak, MI.

~S

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: December 4-5

 We're a day late getting them to you, but here are our picks for this weekend! 

Saturday, December 4th & Sunday, December 5th - Detroit Urban Craft Fair @ The Masonic Temple: Shop with over 100 makers this weekend at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair! This is one of our favorite events of the season and we are so glad that it is back to an in person event again this year. This craft fair isn't like your typical craft show at the local high school. There is awesome art, fun gifts, and something for everyone. Check out the list of vendors here. DUCF kicks off Friday night, then the fair is open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission ranges from $2-$5 depending on what time you get there. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test from within 72 hour is required for entry. 

Saturday, December 4th - Rival Summers Last Show @ The Loving Touch: Leo Bautista has been playing music as Rival Summers for over a decade and Saturday night he closes that chapter of his life. Don't miss the last Rival Summers show ever at The Loving Touch. Cover is $13 in advance or $15 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased here. Rival Summers will be joined by Weeknight Motion, Ohly, and The Timbre of Cedar. All ages are welcome and proof of vaccination is required. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 4th - Munster, Go Home! (1966), with live appearance by Butch Patrick @ The Senate Theatre: The historic movie theatres in the Detroit area have brought some legendary actors to town during screenings and this weekend the Senate Theater has a great star lined up. Eddie Munster himself (Butch Patrick) will be in town for a screening of The Munster's movie Munster, Go Home! Patrick will do a Q&A before the screening and will sign autographs after the movie. Tickets to the screening are $15, there is an additional fee for autographs and photos. Tickets can be purchased here, doors open at 7 p.m., and the event starts at 8. 


Sunday, December 5th - It's A Wonderful Life @ Monroe Street Drive-In: Get in the holiday spirit at the drive-in this weekend! The holiday classic It's A Wonderful Life will be playing at the Monroe Street Drive-In this Sunday night. Watch a movie in the comfort of your car with the lights of the cityscape and Christmas tree all around you. Admission is $20 per vehicle and the movie starts at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets and for details, including how you can get food delivered to your car from your favorite restaurants downtown, click here


~C

Monday, November 29, 2021

Win Tickets to See Carmen Christopher Perform

 

Who: Carmen Christopher

What: Performing @ The Crofoot Ballroom on December 11, 2021.

Tickets are $20 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 #carmen.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on December 10,2021. 


~S

Win Tickets to See Destroy Boys wsg The Umbrellas (SF), Jigsaw Youth

Who: Destroy Boys wsg The Umbrellas (SF), Jigsaw Youth.

What: Playing The Sanctuary on December 9th, 2021.

Tickets are $15 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 #destroyboys

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on December 8th, 2021.


~S

Win Tickets to See Lagwagon: Celebrating "Blaze" wsg Red City Radio


What: Playing The Loving Touch on December 5, 2021

Tickets are $29.50  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 #lagwagon.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on December 4th, 2021. 


~S

Win Tickets to See Rival Summers: The Last Show wsg The Timbre of Cedar, Weeknight Motion and Ohly

Who: Rival Summers: The Last Show wsg The Timbre of Cedar, Weeknight Motion and Ohly.

What: Playing The Loving Touch on Saturday, December 4, 2021.

Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 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 #lastshow

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on December 3,2021.


~S

Friday, November 26, 2021

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: November 26 - 28

Friday, November 26th - Day After Turkey @ Small's: Once you've awaken from your food coma from Thanksgiving Day, head to Small's for Black Friday! Detroit 442, The Strains, and Milk Bath will be hitting the stage. See your second family, have some drinks, and listen to some great bands. Cover is only $5 and things kick off around 8 p.m.


Saturday, November 27th - Femmedom @ Outer Limits Lounge: This Saturday night, Outer Limits Lounge will be hosting a new monthly event, Femmedom! The night will highlight queer/femme DJs and performers. Cover is only $2 and 21+ are welcome.


Saturday, November 27th - Chloe Moriondo @ El Club: Chloe Moriondo has been playing shows and packing venues across the country for weeks now and this Saturday night she returns home to play El Club. Her and her band of other badass females from Detroit will put on a great show that you don't want to miss! Tickets are still available here and all ages are welcome. Don't miss your chance to see Chloe in a more intimate venue, we have a feeling she will be playing huge venues soon! She was even on Jimmy Kimmel and on a billboard in Times Square recently! 


Saturday, November 27th - 4th Annual FTG: For The Girls - Periods | Transcend | Binaries: Old Soul Vintage presents their fourth annual For The Girls event, a night of music, art, and vintage goods for a good cause at The Loving Touch. Cover is $5 or a donation of menstrual products, with donations going to Corktown Health and I Support The Girls Detroit. Musicians for the evening include TY, Jack Oats, Adelaide Wilson, Tears of a Martian, and Chiki Baby & The Bash. There will also be over a dozen vendors selling vintage goods. The event runs from 7 p.m. - midnight. For a list of vendors and more info, click here


~S

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Win Tickets to Ronny Chieng's "Hope You Get Rich" Tour


What: Performing @ The Majestic Detroit on December, 4th,2021.

Tickets are $29.95 in advance and $35 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 #GetRich

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on December 3, 2021.


~S

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Win Tickets to See PREOCCUPATIONS with METZ at MOCAD

Who: PREOCCUPATIONS wsg METZ.

What: Playing MOCAD on December, 3.2021.

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 #preoccupations

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on December 2,2021.


~S

Monday, November 22, 2021

Eat Mr. Dips

The next time you are in the mood for a burger and fries, you should try Mr.Dips. What once began as a food truck in NYC has grown to a multi-location brick-and-mortar restaurant that serves up your favorite fast-food staples with a twist. Their menu is simple and small, but full of flavor with a unique approach that you won't find at any other "fast food" restaurant. Their burgers come with a variety of special sauces, their fries are waffle style and can be fully loaded with queso and scallions, and their shakes and soft-serve ice cream cones are frosty with an ever-changing list of flavors. Our favorite extra touch was the sprouts on the Impossible burger, it added the perfect little bit of crunch and made the meal memorable.

The Detroit Mr. Dips is located Downtown in the alley by the Shinola Hotel. They are currently open from 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday - Thursday and 12 p.m. - 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. You can eat there or order something online for pickup or delivery here. Follow them on Instagram to stay up to date on their season flavors and offerings. 

~S

Friday, November 19, 2021

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: November 19 - 21

Friday, November 19th - Detroit Tree Lighting @ Campus Martius: The holiday season officially kicks off in Detroit Friday night with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event will take place from 5 p.m. - midnight and will feature live music, Olympic ice skaters, horse drawn carriage rides, Santa, and more. Admission is free and masks are encouraged. If you can't make it out, you can tune into WXYZ's coverage of the event on Channel 7 starting at 7 p.m.

Friday, November 19th - Light Up Beacon Park: Down the street, Beacon Park will also be getting in the holiday spirit with the Children's Tree Lighting. There will also be interactive lighting installations, food trucks, live entertainment and more. This event also kicks off at 5 p.m. and goes until 11 p.m. Admission is free. 

The Hourlies @ The Old Miami w/ Vazum and Rob Zinck & the Collaborators: The Old Miami is hosting a great show Saturday night with a mixture of genres. The lineup for the night includes The Hourlies, Vazum, and Rob Zink & the Collaborators. Cover is only $5 and 21+ are welcome. The music starts at 9 p.m.

Sunday, November 21st - Holiday Markets @ Eastern Market: Eastern Market is also kicking off the holiday season this weekend! Sunday, they will be hosting their first Holiday Market of the season. The Holiday Markets will be open every Sunday throughout the season and will feature makers and vendors selling great gifts, as well as d├ęcor and even some goodies to add to your spread. The Sunday Holiday Markets are open weekly from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. through December 19th.

Sunday, November 21st - HABIBI @ UFO Factory w/ Rough Patch and Dropper: We saw Detroit's new power duo Rough Patch for the first time a few weeks ago when they opened for The Suicide Machines at the Hallowhiskey Masquerade and we were instantly hooked! Their lyrics are honest, catchy, and whitty, and their music is angry while still fun. See them for yourself this Sunday when they open for Habibi at UFO Factory. 18+ are welcome and you must have proof of vaccination or a recent negative test. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here













The Winter Markets have Returned to Cadillac Square

The holiday season has officially begun with the return of the Winter Markets in Cadillac Square. After having to put things on pause for the 2020 season, they are coming back to showcase 18 different local makers and to offer a special shopping experience. This year's market features 3 Dogs1 Cat, Abode Impressions, Bow Aholic, Detroit Hustles Harder, Detroit Man and Women Collective, Ferosh the Label, Good Cakes and Bakes, Kept, Little High Fliers, MUSKOX, New Millenium Book, Essence by Noble, Nuts about Detroit, Preva Body, The Vintage Wick, Waffle Cabin, POST Detroit, and Whimsy & Wine.
The Cadillac Louge has also reopened for the season. You can grab a hot cocoa, a beer, and some snacks from the bar and enjoy different activities, including custom monogramming, occasional free food and drinks, and live music. To see a full calendar of events click here.
They have a few shops selling baked goods and some snacks at the lounge, but most people want to have a meal before or after they shop. Use this handy guide to see all of the options that you have in  Downtown Detroit. If you haven't been downtown in a while, there are likely a lot of new spots that you should try!

The shops @ Cadillac Square are open from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Sunday. Text “Detroit” to 313-000 to subscribe to XO Detroit text offers throughout the season.

~S

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Donate to the Detroiters Annual Christmas Present Toy Drive

If you're feeling generous and want to make the holidays a little better for fellow Detroiters, three great organizations have a way that you can help. Detroiters Helping Each Other, Detroit No Good Girls, and Southwest Alano Club have come together this year to hold the Detroiters Annual Christmas Present Toy Drive. The groups have a goal to collect at least 700 gifts this year, last year they were able to give over 1,500 gifts. The gifts will be given to kids of all ages, from babies to teenagers up to 18 years old. Gifts can be as big or as small as you can afford, and Detroiters Helping Each Other even has the great suggestion of shopping at Five Below so you can get more bang for your buck. 

If you'd like to help out in another way, you can also make a monetary donation to the toy drive. The group plans to do a live video when they do their big Christmas shopping trips and will even send you photos of the receipts if you donate. So, you can see what your money helped buy. Here's how you can make a monetary donation:

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The Detroiters Annual Christmas Present Toy Drive runs until December 15th. To arrange for drop off of gifts, please contact Detroiters Helping Each Other on Facebook. This toy drive has been taking place for 8 years. Let's help make this year bigger and better, and make this Christmas memorable for kids in Detroit!

~C

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Win Tickets to See Chloe Moriondo: Blood Bunny Tour wsg Shortly @ El Club


Who: Chloe Moriondo: Blood Bunny Tour wsg Shortly.

What: Playing El Club on November 27,2021.

Tickets are $23.40 in advance and $28.60 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 #Chloe.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 26th, 2021.

~S



Win Tickets to See Atreyu: The Baptize Tour with Crown The Empire, Tetrarch, Saul & Defying Decay


Who: Atreyu: The Baptize Tour with Crown The Empire, Tetrarch, Saul & Defying Decay

What: Playing The Majestic on Friday, November 26th, 2021.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 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 #Atreyu

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 25th, 2021.


~S

Monday, November 15, 2021

You Have to Try the Cauliflower Wings from Pumachug in Downtown Clawson

Four years ago I fell in love with cauliflower wings. They are tasty, they are usually vegan, and they are the perfect appetizer to split with someone. Eventually, this love affair became an obsession which turned into a full-on quest to find and try as many different types of cauliflower wings as I could. I have discovered that every restaurant has its own way to cook cauliflower and a unique sauce to dip it into. Some spots slather it in the sauce while it's cooking and others wait until it's coming out of the oven to give it some zip. Some restaurants cut the cauliflower into little pieces and others serve it up in large chunks that look a lot like traditional wings. These little touches can make or break the wings.  Personally, I want something mid-size. super crispy, with an interesting sauce that I can't find anywhere else, and that is exactly what I found at Pumachug.
Pumachug is a scratch kitchen in the heart of downtown Clawson. They have a unique menu that features bar and grill staples like salads, burgers, and fries alongside a FULL vegan menu, including brunch and appetizer options. They also have an extensive menu of craft cocktails and a LARGE beer list with some unique choices that you won't find at other places in town. But. their wings are what brought me in the door. I was told that they were some of the best in town and they did not disappoint.  They were mid to large size, very crispy, and had a unique sauce that you can't find anywhere else. It wasn't too tangy or too sweet, it was "just right" as Goldie Locks would say. It was also the biggest portion of wings we have ever gotten. In fact, all the portions at Pumachug were very generous, which meant I got to enjoy the wings and the rice bowl I ordered during two separate meals. I feel like the only thing better than enjoying a great meal is getting to revisit it later that night or the next day! 
Pumachug is located at 1 E. 14 Mile Rd Clawson, MI. They are currently open 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Sundays, and they are closed Mondays. To learn more about Pumachug follow them on IG, Facebook, or visit their website and place an order to see how good it is for yourself! We highly suggest that you try the wings!


~S



Friday, November 12, 2021

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: November 12 - 14

Street Beet's amazing vegan takes on your favorites from Taco Bell are back this weekend! Vegan Taco Hell returns to Street Beet's space at 3rd Street Detroit this Thursday thru Sunday. The menu includes items like the Nachos Hell Grande, Sleezy Gordita Crunch, Cinna Twiztid, and more. Check out the full menu above. The pop-up is open from 4-9 p.m. Thursday - Saturday, and 3-8 p.m. on Sunday.

Head to Cadillac Square this weekend to shop at the Downtown Detroit Markets. Whether you're shopping for yourself or doing holiday shopping, this market is always fun to visit. The cute little glasshouses will line the square again, filled with great local businesses. Some of the shops on the list this year include KEPT Jewelry, People's Pierogi, POST, 3 Dogs 1 Cat, and Detroit Hustles Harder. Check out the full list of shops here. This year, The Cadillac Lodge will be operated by Bea's Detroit. The Lodge will feature snacks, drinks, games and more. 

John Salvage & New Twenty Saints will return to Outer Limits Lounge this Friday night. They'll be joined by The Tony Kasino Family Band and Hell Dollars. Cover is only $5. Doors open at 8 and the bands start at 9 p.m.

The Gimmie! Gimmie! Gimmie! Record Show takes over The Sanctuary this Sunday from 11 a.m. - 4p.m. Peruse through thousands of records, as well as tapes, CDs, memorabilia, and more. Admission is free. The bar will be open too and there will be pizza slices available for $2 each, so make a day of it! To get a sneak peek of some of the items that will be available at the show, click here

You probably know by now that the Main Art closed its doors earlier this year. Thanks to a group called Friends of Main Art, hope is not lost. The group is trying to raise enough money so the beloved theatre can reopen its doors. This Sunday, they are holding a bowling fundraiser at Bowlero. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased here. The event runs from 6-9 p.m.



~C

Win Tickets to See Detroit Bass City + More @ The Russel Industrial Center


Who: Detroit Bass City Featuring Nightmare, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, Downlink, Ubur, Vigilante, Sythyst, KTRL, Caves, Skinz, Nickyboom, Nikki Raves, Magnus.

What: Playing the Russell Industrial Center Saturday, November 20, 2021.

Tickets are $40 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 #BassCity

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 19th, 2021.


~S

Win Tickets to See Pink Sweat$ Pink Moon Tour wsg KIRBY and Bren Joy @ The Majestic


Who: Pink Sweat$ Pink Moon Tour wsg KIRBY and Bren Joy.

What: Playing The Majestic on November 20, 2021.

Tickets are $22 - $97 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 #PinkSweat$

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 19, 2021.


~S

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Win Tickets to See The Doozers wsg Pretoria, Benign Appeal, and Michigan Left @ The Loving Touch


Who: The Doozers wsg Pretoria, Benign Appeal, Michigan Left.

What: Playing The Loving Touch on November 19, 2021.

Tickets are $13 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 #Doozers

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November, 18, 2021.


~S

Monday, November 8, 2021

Win Tickets to See Whitney Cummings Touch Me Tour wsg Benton Ray @ ROMT


Who: Whitney Cummings Touch Me Tour wsg Benton Ray.

What: Performing @ Royal Oak Music Theatre on November 17, 2021.

Tickets are $35-$45 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 #Touchme

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 16, 2021.


~S

Win Tickets to See Whitney Peyton wsg REDD, Bake Lo, Jade Judo, Illy Maine, AshesiisehsA @ The Pike Room


Who: Whitney Peyton wsg REDD, Bake Lo, Jade Judo, Illy Maine, AshesiisehsA.

What: Playing The Pike Room @ The Crofoot on November 17th, 2021.

Tickets are $13 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 #Peyton

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 16, 2021.


~S

Profs & Pints Has Landed in Detroit

Did you enjoy school, specifically college? I know we all hated the hours, the homework, and the general education classes that we didn't want to take, but when you had a good professor who knew their stuff and was passionate about teaching, did you find yourself interested in whatever they were sharing? Personally, I loved the lectures, especially when the professor was clearly passionate about what they were talking about. I would learn more in two hours than I could from any book and I would retain the information much longer when it was taught to me in this fashion. Throughout history, humans used storytelling to pass down knowledge and history from generation to generation. Philosophers would travel to share their knowledge and to hear other theorists share their views and findings. Learning from each other is what has kept us alive. These days, sharing knowledge usually comes with a hefty price and a lot of tests. But, thanks to a new to Detroit event called Profs & Pints, knowledge is a shared entity that anyone can afford!

Profs & Pints was created by Peter Schmidt, a Detroit area native who spent nearly 30 years as an education journalist before establishing Profs & Pints in Washington D.C. in October 2017. He says: "As a newspaper reporter and editor focused on education, I knew that tuitions are out of reach for many and that far too few people in Michigan and elsewhere have access to college. Moreover, many of those who do enroll end up neglecting academic disciplines they’re passionate about because they feel financially pressured to earn degrees in more-lucrative fields to ensure they can pay off student loans.” Schmidt added: “Profs and Pints offers people a chance to learn about a host of disciplines offering knowledge that greatly enriches life, such as history, literature, philosophy, and cultural studies. With no tuition for them to pay, no tests for them to take, and no grades on the line, it also offers a risk-free opportunity to learn about subjects that may seem intimidating, such as astronomy or nuclear physics." Detroit hosted its inaugural event last month at Planet Ant and everyone who came out loved it, so they are doing it again this month.

Profs & Pints will be returning to Planet Ant on Sunday, Novemeber 21st at 6:30 p.m. This month's topic is the Occult Origins of Science "a look at how alchemy, astrology, and magic helped shape the modern scientific method, with Eric H. Ash, professor of history at Wayne State University and scholar of the development of science and technology in the Renaissance era." Tickets are $12 per person in advance and they can be purchased here. You can grab a pint at Ghost Light bar (attached to Ant Hall) and relax and sip away while you learn. Please note, Planet Ant requires proof of vaccination and a mask to attend all their live events. You can learn more about Pints and Profs here, and you can follow them on Facebook to find out about future events.

Knowledge is power and they are sharing it!

Sneak Peek of this month's lesson:

A 1700 reproduction of a scroll named for the famous 14th-century English alchemist George Ripley depicts alchemists revealing secrets from the Biblical Book of the Seven Seals.

 

~S