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 hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #BeachBunny

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


~S

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. 


~S

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!


~C

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.

~S


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 hipindetroit@gmail.com 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.


~S

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 hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #movershaker

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


~S

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 DetroitBourbonFest.com.

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.


~C



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 hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #princessnokia

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


~S

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

Hours:
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

Hours:
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

Hours: 
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

Hours:  
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

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



Friday, October 8, 2021

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

Friday, October 8th - Monolith Opening @ Red Bull House of Art: After a decade, Red Bull House of Art will host its last art exhibition opening on Friday night. The show is Monolith, featuring the work of Jex Blackmore, Jova Lynne, Maggie Nguyen, and Lauren Williams. It features "a series of site-specific installations created by Detroit-based women and queer artists and practitioners." The reception is from 5-9 p.m. The show will be on display until November 5th. Although Red Bull is closing up shop, they still plan to have a presence in Detroit's art community in other ways. Learn more here


Friday, October 8th & Saturday, October 9th - Echo Fest @ Outer Limits Lounge: Echo Fest takes over Outer Limits this weekend for two nights of psych, experimental, and stoner rock. The fest is organized by Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor and its been a minute since one has happened. This time around, Echo Fest will feature all local bands, including The Muggs, Super Birthday, Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor, Wiccans, Tart, Duende, Jemmi Hazeman & The Honey Riders, Toeheads, CharacteristicsVulgars, and Just Guys Being Dudes. Music starts at 8 p.m. both nights and cover is $10 each night. For more details and to learn more about each of the bands that are performing, head to Facebook.com/EchofestDetroit.


Friday, October 8th - Neil Hamburger @ Small's: Funny man Neil Hamburger takes the stage at Small's Friday night! He will be joined by Major Entertainer and Brett Mercer. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance here. If you're not familiar with Neil, head over and check him out at AmericasFunnyman.com. (Make sure you get some Apple Pie Whiskey while you're at the show!)

Saturday, October 9th - Scream 25th Anniversary @ the Senate Theater: "Do you like scary movies?" If so, don't miss the 25th Anniversary Screening of Scream this Saturday night at the Senate Theater. It's hard to believe that it has already been 25 years since this movie came out, but we're sure it will still hold up. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the movie starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are only $6 and can be purchased in advance here

Saturday, October 9th - Captains of the Head @ Stache International: If Captains of the Head are playing, it's sure to be a fun show. Don't miss them this Saturday playing outdoors at Stache International in Eastern Market. They will be playing two sets, one at 7:30 p.m. and one at 9 p.m.


Saturday, October 9th & Sunday, October 10th - Detroit Harvestfest & Food Truck Rally: Enjoy fall, food, and fun on the Dequindre Cut this weekend! The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy presents Detroit Harvestfest. The event will feature over 50 food trucks, live music, entertainment for kids, trick or treating, a pumpkin patch, and even beer & wine at the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard. The festival runs the length of the Dequindre Cut and it will be $5 to enter the Cut on these days. Harvestfest runs from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. both days.

Saturday, October 9th & Sunday, October 10th - Detroit Spook Show Halloween Sale: Get ready for Halloween at the Detroit Spook Show at the Sanctuary this Sunday! Vendors will be on site selling everything from horror films to Halloween decorations. If it's spooky, you'll be able to find it at this show! The show is free to attend and open to all ages. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the sale goes until 5 p.m.


~C

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Win Tickets to The Hourlies' EP Release Show

The Hourlies are getting ready to release their first EP, Signs! The band will be celebrating the release on October 15th at PJ's Lager House, where you can pick up a 10" of the EP. Joining them for the evening are The Idiot Kids and Absentees. Give Signs a listen by hitting play below, then read ahead to find out how you can win tickets to the release show. 

Enter to win a pair of tickets to the show!

Who: The Hourlies w/ The Idiot Kids and Absentees

What: EP Release Show @ PJ's Lager House - October 15th @ 8 p.m.

Cover is $5 or you can enter to get into the show with a friend for free!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #Hourlies

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on October 14th!


~C

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Hip in Detroit's Guide to Celebrating Halloween in Metro Detroit


It's the most wonderful time of the year! Here are all the ways you can celebrate Halloween in Metro Detroit this month!

P.S. Have something you want added to the list? Email it to hipindetroit@gmail.com.


Multi Weekend Events:


Canterbury Village Halloween Stroll - October 7th - 30th: 
Take a spooky stroll through the spooked-out setup @ Canterbury Village. This is a family-friendly event.

Detroit Zoo Boo - Weekends, October 8th - 24th:
A merry, not scary event @ The Detroit Zoo for the whole family.

Cider in the City - Saturdays, October 3rd - 24th from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.:
Cider & Donuts
Make & Takes
Food Trucks
Lawn Games
Live Music
Hayrides


Multi-Night Events:

Head to The Sanctuary to shop all things spooky! Admission is free!


Creepy Cheapy - October 29th & 30th
Two nights of Detroit's best artists covering some of the biggest artists in the world. This includes Ladysse as Britney Spears, Carmel Liburdi & Friends as Josie & The Pussycats, and No Vision as AFI.


One Night Only Events:


Friday 10/8

Beetlejuice Shadowcast - 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Audiences will watch Beetlejuice on the big screen at The Redford Theatre while performers expertly act out every element of the movie on stage in front of the screen with film-accurate costumes, props, and precision.


Saturday 10/9

More than 60 of Metro Detroit’s most popular food trucks, trick or treating, pumpkin patch @ the Detroit Riverfront.

Do you like scary movies? Don't miss your chance to see Scream on the big screen at the Senate Theater.


Saturday 10/16

Rock the Casbah like it's 1982 in spooky style @ The Magic Bag.



Thursday 10/2l

Edo Halloween Party - 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Art, music, psychic readings, and pho!


Friday 10/22


Music by The Zotz, Nuke & the Nightshift and Freakbox. 


Saturday 10/23

Corktown Children's Pumpkin Festival - 3 - 6 p.m.
An afternoon of outdoor spooky fun with Costumes, Spooky photo booth, Fortune Telling, Trick or Treating and Games. 

Monster's Ball Detroit 2021 - 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.
DJs, live performers, and stage entertainers.


Sunday 10/24

Annual Halloween Psychic/Holistic Fair @ the Royal Oak Farmers Market -30 vendors including psychics, mediums, aura photos, shop crystals, and holistic products.



Thursday 10/28

The Suicide Machines' Hallowhiskey Masquerade @ Detroit City Distillery
The Suicide Machines will be taking over Detroit City Distillery along with Mephiskapheles, Bars of Gold, and DJ Mean Dean. There will also be drag performances, vendors, and food trucks. Costumes are mandatory!

Transgender Michigan Halloween - 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Come as you are and celebrate Halloween @ 215 West with the transgender Michigan community. 



Friday 10/29

Puppy Happy Hour on the Tin Roof Patio - 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Celebrate Halloween with your best friend!

Underwater Disco Halloween Party - 9 p.m.
Wave Point with Ancient Mermaids, Walter  Glasshouse, Cait Von Tres and Drop Catch

Spooky Halloween Battle to the Death
Party with The Cult of Spaceskull, Steve Harvey Oswald, and more.


An Intimate Affair With The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra - 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.
The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra presents an evening of live music in an intimate setting. Hosted by Valentine Distilling Co.


Saturday 10/30

B. Nektar's HallowMead Party - 2 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Horror movies + Metal + Cider and Mead + Taco Truck + Tap Room Exclusives
Don't forget your costume, they are having a contest with prizes. 

"KISS" @ Outer Limits Lounge - 7 p.m. 
Heavy & Beyond brings KISS Dead to Outer Limits Lounge on the most evil night of the year!


215 West's Halloween Party - 8 p.m.
DJ + costume contest + all the proceeds support LCGTQ candidates running for office.

Carnevale di Venezia | The Grand Masquerade Ball - 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Get dressed up and keep it mysterious at this masked masquerade inside the Townsend Hotel.

The Crow @ The Senate Theatre - 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Fire it up and watch Eric set the city on fire.
Retro, New Wave, Industrial, Dark 80's and 90's, and costume contest.


"Detroit's Most Exclusive Halloween Costume Party" at the Detroit Club. 



Sunday 10/31

A Very Tiki Halloween Party - 4 p.m.
Lost River will have Happy Hour all night and spooky specially themed cocktails. Roland Remington is supplying the tunes and Gajiza Dumplings will be serving terrifying delights. 



The Phantom Emporium! Halloween Market - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
For one day 15 spooky makers will take over the center of The Rust Belt Market for a Halloween showcase. Don't forget the 40 + staple makers that occupy The Rust Belt will also be open and they have a bar. Make it a spooky shopping experience!

Naughty Halloween on Wheels @ the New Rink - 10 p.m.
Two DJs will be spinning tunes while you skate your heart out in your favorite costume @ The New Rink in Shelby.



~ S + C