Friday, October 29, 2021

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: October 29-31

Friday, October 29th - Cult of Spaceskull Spooky Halloween Battle to the Death @ Small's
The Cult of Spaceskull is having a Halloween Party/Release Show at Small's this Friday night! They will be joined by Burn Maralago, Snarly, and Steve Harvey Oswald. Cover is $10 at the door and only $5 if you wear a costume. 

Friday, October 29th - An Intimate Affair With The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra @ Valentine Distilling: 
Theatre Bizarre may not be happening this year, but you can still have a fancy, spooky night out with The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra. They will be performing at Valentine Distilling Co. for an intimate evening. There are two shows, one at 9 p.m. and the other at 11 p.m. Tickets are $50 per show and can be purchased here

Saturday, October 30th - The Crow @ The Senate Theater:
Watch the cult classic about Devil's Night in Detroit on Devil's Night in Detroit! The Senate Theater will be showing The Crow at 8 p.m. this Saturday night. Before the movie, the Devil’s Night Gallery will be open, with artwork that is "inspired by original short films submitted by independent filmmakers from around the world. The event itself is an homage to the format of Rod Serling's Night Gallery." Tickets to access both the gallery and the film are $6 and can be purchased here

Saturday, October 30th - "KISS" @ Outer Limits Lounge
Heavy & Beyond brings KISS Dead to Outer Limits Lounge on the most evil night of the year! They will be spinning tunes throughout the evening. WICCANS will be performing a set of acoustic KISS classics followed by MIDAS performing as KISS. There will also be a KISS themed menu. Cover is only $6 and doors open at 7 p.m.

Friday, October 29th & Saturday, October 30th - Creepy Cheapy @ The Crofoot:
It's the biggest and best Halloween party around town, Creepy Cheapy! The bash will take over The Crofoot complex for two nights of your favorite local bands covering your favorite national acts. Friday night's party is already sold out, but there are some tickets left for Saturday. Pick yours up for $13 here. Don't wait and try to pay at the door! Check out the full lineup for each night here.  

Friday, October 29th - Sunday, October 31st: 
If you'd rather avoid Halloween all together, head to Ferndale for Pig & Whiskey! We can't promise that there won't be people in costume, but we can promise there will be whiskey, BBQ, and live music. The event runs from 6 p.m. - midnight on Friday, 11 a.m. - midnight on Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. on Sunday. Some of the bands playing this year include Tart, The Muggs, and Downtown Brown. Get all of the details and check out the music schedule for the weekend at

Make sure you also check out our Guide to Halloween for a list of even more fun events happening this weekend! 


Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Coming Soon: Freya Detroit- A Dining Experience

Some people view dining out as a means to an end. They only go to a restaurant when they are hungry, if their fridge is empty, or when they don't feel like cooking. Others treat dining out as an experience within itself. The meal is the reason they left the house and the entire evening will be centered around the food and the act of eating it. Freya is for people that view dining as art and eating well as an activity. 
We were lucky enough to score a table for a vegan tasting menu during Freya's soft opening and we are thrilled to report that the experience exceeded all of our dining expectations. Their vegan tasting menu delivered a wide variety of unique dishes that we have never tried anywhere else. There were sweet, salty, and acidic-based dishes, with a variety of different noodles, grains, vegetables, and marinades to make every course memorable. The servers were impeccably trained and the attention to detail was delightful. From the description of each dish to the prompt service, it was enchanting to watch the ballet of service happening around us while we laughed and enjoyed our time together.
Freya boasts that a typical meal lasts 2 to 3 hours, and the best way to enjoy this soon-to-be-open spot is to book a reservation, select your tasting menu, and then sit back and enjoy the ride. Take a look at some of the dishes that we were served during our visit and follow Freya on social media to find out when you can book your own adventure through their menu. We highly suggest making a date with someone you enjoy spending time with to savor a few hours and some good food together.


Monday, October 25, 2021

Win Tickets to See Beach Bunny at The Majestic Theatre

Who: Beach Bunny with Miloe

What: Playing The Majestic Theatre on Monday, November 1st.

Tickets are $22 in advance and $27 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 with the subject line #BeachBunny

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on October 31st, 2021.


The Suicide Machines are Throwing a Masquerade

Traditionally we have to wait until the holiday season to see The Suicide Machines perform at their annual Michigan gathering, but this year Detroit's favorite ska-punk legends will be taking the stage a little early to throw a masquerade instead of a holiday party. That's right, for 2021 they are saying goodbye to Black Christmas and hello to a Halloween Masquerade. This also means that this Thursday is the only time to see Jay, Justin, Ryan, and Rich perform in Metro Detroit this year. It also means they are going all out for the party. 

The band has teamed up with Detroit City Distillery to create a special Suicide Machines' "Well Whiskey Wishes" bourbon that will be sold and served at the event. They have also invited some great bands to play at the party, this includes Mephiskapheles, Ringworm, Bars of Gold, and Rough Patch. DJ Mean Dean will be spinning in between acts and Slay Inc.'s Jezebel, Mia Cole, and Lucy Fur will be performing Drag sets throughout the show. Imperial and Renegade Kitchen will also be at the party serving up food. Costumes are mandatory and the show is being held outdoors. So, keep that in mind when choosing your costume.  

Tickets to attend the show are $30 in advance, they can be purchased here. You can also preorder your whiskey for pickup at the event here. Doors open at 6 p.m., 21 + are welcome, and the Detroit City Distillery Factory is located at 1000 Maple Street in Detroit. 


Friday, October 22, 2021

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: October 22-24

We already told you about the Detroit Fall Beer Festival, Mover Shaker's last show, and Nomadic Madam's party. Here are some other fun things happening this weekend!

Friday, October 22nd - Punk Rock Halloween Show @ PJ's Lager House: Get in the Halloween spirit at PJ's Lager House Friday night with The Zotz, Nuke & the Nightshift, and Freakbox. Cover is $7, doors open at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 9. Wear a costume, it is a Halloween party after all!

Friday, October 22nd - The Tucos, Ladyship Warship, and The Stick Arounds @ Outer Limits Lounge: $5 gets you in to see a great lineup of bands, including Jeremy Porter & the Tucos, The Stick Arounds and Ladyship Warship. Doors open at 8 p.m. and Ladyship Warship hits the stage at 9 p.m.

Saturday, October 23rd - La Gatita Amable (An Art Exhibition) @ Bagley Central: Bagley Central is hosting an art exhibit this Saturday night, featuring works in various mediums from over a dozen artists. The show was curated by Beto Patino. In addition to art, there will be food available from Mama's Kitchen, and of course, great drinks available from Bagley Central. The show goes from 4 p.m. until midnight and costumes are encouraged. 

Saturday, October 23rd - The Goddamn Gallows @ Small's: This show has been rescheduled a couple of times, but The Gooddamn Gallows will finally play their hometown show at Small's this Saturday night. Joining them are Carmel Liburdi, Omnus and LRAD. Tickets are $14 in advance or $17 the day of the show. You must be vaccinated or show a negative test to attend. 

Make sure you also head over and check out our Halloween guide for a list of other fun events happening this weekend and throughout the spooky season!


Nomadic Madame is Ready to Release Her 2022 Harem Club Calendar

This weekend, Nomadic Madam will be releasing her fourth Harem Club Calendar + Planner.  Each year she captures breathtaking photos of femmes of all shapes and sizes and gives us a whole new look at the beauty of bodies and feminity. This year, she is throwing an official party in Ferndale, Michigan to celebrate the calendar/planner's release. You can preorder this year's Harem Club collection on her website and select in-person pick-up at the party this Saturday, October 23rd to wave the delivery fee.  The celebration will take place from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at 2393 Hilton Avenue. There is no cover to attend, and if you sign up and RSVP through Slayyo, you will get a free print at the event.

Don't forget to follow Nomadic Madame here to stay up to date with all the amazing work that she is creating.


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Win Tickets to See Moon Taxi @ The Majestic

Who: Moon Taxi Silver Dream Tour wsg Sparkle City Disc.

What: Playing the Majestic Theatre Friday, October 29th @ 7 p.m.

Tickets are $29.50 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to with the subject line #MoonTaxi

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on Thursday, October 28th.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Love Beer + Fall? Check Out this Festival Coming to the Eastern Market!

This weekend, 70 of Michigan's best breweries will be gathering in Eastern Market on Saturday, October 23rd for the annual Fall Beer Festival. This is the 12th time that all the best local breweries in Michigan will be gathering in one place to make it easy for you to sample your way through all of their latest creations. Everyone that purchases a drinking pass for the festival will get 15 tasting tickets to spend as they make their way from tent to tent. 

This year's brewery list includes Old Nation Brewing Company, Short's Brewing Company, Homegorwon Brewing Company, Bell's Brewing, Unruly Brewing Company, and many more.  The event will also feature live music and there will be food available for purchase. Slow's BBQ, Grand Trunk Pub, and Kickstand Brewing Company are all scheduled to be serving throughout the event.

Tickets to attend the Detroit Fall Beer Festival at Eastern Market are $50 if you are drinking and $10 if you are coming along as a designated driver. The festival will run from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 23rd and the event will take place outdoors at the Eastern Market, located at 2934 Russel St. Detroit, MI. To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets to attend, visit the festival's website here.


Monday, October 18, 2021

Win Tickets to See Mover Shaker, Niiice., Greet Death, and Ally Evenson @ The Loving Touch

Who: Mover Shaker wsg niiice., Greet Death, Ally Evenson.

What: Playing a farewell show @ The Loving Touch on Saturday, October 23rd

Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show, they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to with the subject line #movershaker

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on Friday, October 22.


Friday, October 15, 2021

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

We already told you about The Hourlies' Release Show Friday night at PJ's Lager House. Here are some other fun things happening this weekend! 

Friday, October15th - Devious Ones @ Outer Limits Lounge: Devious Ones will hit the stage at Outer Limits Lounge this Friday night along with Pancho Villa’s Skull and Caveman & Bam Bam. As an added bonus, Jimmy Doom will be the emcee for the evening. Cover is $10, doors open at 8 p.m., and all ages are welcome. 

Friday, October 15th - The Strains @ Bowlero: Another good show is happening across town at Bowlero in Royal Oak. The Strains will be playing in the Lounge along with Vulgars. Admission is free. All ages are welcome in the bowling alley, but only 18+ are allowed in the lounge. 

Saturday, October 16th - Early 2000s Night @ The Underground at DIME: DJ Sam Morykwas and DJ Seven Whales from Wednesday Night Vibes are teaming up DJ Applejuice and Problematic Black Hottie to bring you back to the early 2000s. This Saturday night, they will take over The Underground at DIME and play your favorite songs from Y2K and beyond while you dance the night away. Cover is $5, 21+ are welcome, and the party goes from 10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Saturday, October 16th - Detroit Bourbon Fest: Whether you're a bourbon connoisseur or you just like bourbon, don't miss Detroit Bourbon Fest this Saturday. The inaugural event will take place at the Boat House on Belle Isle. There are two sessions, one from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. and the other from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at

Sunday, October 17th - Piquette Antique & Vintage Fair: If you've never been to the Ford Piquette Plant, it is a hidden treasure in the city. The plant turned museum houses amazing Model Ts and antique vehicles. This Sunday it will host an Antique & Vintage Fair, making it the perfect time to check it out. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance here. The fair will take place from 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Thursday, October 14, 2021

Win Tickets to See Princess Nokia wsg Dounia

Princess Nokia is a rapper, performer, and activist. They have already released four studio albums, made an appearance on the new reincarnation of Gossip Girl, and become an unapologetic and outspoken voice in the LGBTQIA+ community. They also recently released a new single called Boys are From Mars featuring Yung Baby Tate and started a tour with fellow NYC-born artist and body-positive activist Dounia.

These two talented performers will be taking the stage at the Majestic on Monday, October 18th and we have a pair of passes to get you and a friend into the show courtesy of AEG.

How to enter:

Who: Princess Nokia wsg Dounia

What: Playing @ Majestic Theatre Monday, October 18th @ 7 pm 

Tickets are $29.50 in advance and $35 the day of the show, they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to with the subject line #princessnokia

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on Sunday, October 17th.


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Hip in Detroit's Guide to Cider Mills in Metro Detroit

Cider and donuts are essential fall staples in Michigan. Pair them with apple picking and a hayride and you have an entire day of fun for the whole family or the perfect date.

Here is our guide to all the great cider mills in Metro Detroit. It is mandatory that you visit at least one this season.

Open since 1863.

Features: Cider mill, fudge, apple tent, pony rides, petting zoo, river walk.

Located: 1990 E. Avon Rd. Rochester Hills MI 48307

Main Mill Hours:

Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. 

Open since 1837.

Features: Cider, donuts, bread, pies. They have VEGAN apple bars!

Located: 7450 Franklin Rd. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

Hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 7 days a week

Open since 1981.

Features: Cider, donuts, petting farm, hay pyramid, antique wall of farm tools, 

Located: 5125 N Rochester Rd., Rochester, MI 48306

Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 7 days a week

Features: Cider, Donuts, Activities on Sundays, including live music

Located: 4295 Orion Road Rochester, MI 48306

Hours: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. 7 days a week

Features: Cider, pizza, BBQ, ice cream parlor, café, donuts, and sandwiches.

Located: 4480 Orion Rd, Rochester, MI 48306

Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Opened in 1973.

Features: Cider, donuts, u pick apples

Located: 6350 37 Mile Rd, Bruce, Michigan 48065, United States

Weekends Only - September & October!
Saturdays 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Upick ends at 5 p.m.)
Sundays 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Upick ends at 5 p.m.)

Open in 1873.

Features: Cider, donuts, caramel apples, slushies, pumpkin butter, and more.

Located:714 Base Line Rd, Northville, MI 48167

Hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 7 days a week

Open in 1946

Features: Cider, donuts, restaurant, bar, hayrides, family fun area, campfires, apple picking.

Located: 17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada, MI 48005

Sunday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Opened in 1939.

Features: Cider, donuts, caramel apples, pumpkin pie, u pick apples.

Located: 2961 32 Mile Rd, Bruce Township, MI 48065

Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 7 days a week 

Features: Cider, Donuts, and Cider Slushes, picked apples, jams, apple butter and more.

Located:1540 East Commerce Rd. Commerce, MI 48382

Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 7 days a week.

Features: Cider, donuts, u pick, farm animals, pick a pumpkin, live music, and more.

Located:10685 Warren Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170

Hours: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. 7 days a week.

Features: Cider, donuts, corn maze, playground, kiddie maze.

Located:  1479 Ranch Rd, Holly, MI 48442

Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 7 days a week.

Opened in 1920.

Features: Cider, donuts, u pick.

Located:63260 Van Dyke, Washington, MI 48095

Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday.

Features: Cider, donuts, u pick apples.

Located: 4900 32 Mile Rd, Washington, MI 48095

Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Features: Cider, donuts, wine, u pick, pumpkins, and more.

Located: 65075 Van DykeWashington, MI 48095

Hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 7 days a week

Features: Cider, donuts, baked goods, pumpkins, café, corn mazes, hayrides, and gift shop with a Halloween shop on the second level.

Located: 1965 Farnsworth Rd. Lapeer, MI 48446

Hours: Daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Features: Cider, donuts, petting zoo.

Located: 38035 S Huron Rd, New Boston, MI 48164

Hours: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 7 days a week 

Features: Cider, Donuts, Apple & pumpkin u pick, carnival rides, train rides, hay rides and much more.

Located: 10411 Clyde Rd Fenton, MI 48430

Hours: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. 7 days a week

Opened in 1921.

Features: Cider, donuts, hayride, corn maze, market.

Located: 12060 Hegel Road Goodrich, MI 48438

Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m.- 6 p.m.