Friday, December 17, 2021

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

Friday, December 17th & Saturday, December 18th - White Christmas @ The Redford Theatre: It's the weekend before Christmas and there's no better way to get in the spirit than to head to The Redford Theatre for White Christmas. The classic film will have three showings at the theatre this weekend, Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m., and Saturday at 8 p.m. The Redford truly is a magical place to see a movie, especially during the holidays. Make sure you get there early to hear Christmas tunes on the organ and to check out the Christmas village in front of the stage. Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased in advance here.

Saturday, December 18th - Gremlins @ The Senate Theater: Across town, the Senate Theater is playing another movie that is a Christmas classic in it's own right. Gremlins will be showing on Saturday night at 8 p.m. Get ready for the holidays at your favorite historic independent theater watching one of your favorite movies from the '80s! Tickets are only $6 and can be purchased online here

Sunday, December 19th - Home Alone @ the Monroe Street Drive-In: We promise, this is our last Christmas movie on the list for this weekend! Watch Home Alone from the comfort of your own car under the city lights at the Monroe Street Drive-In this Sunday. Tickets are $20 per car and they're going fast! Purchase yours here

Friday, December 17th - Mutationfest @ Ant Hall: If you're not in the mood to go to watch a holiday movie this weekend, maybe you'd rather check out Mutationfest at Ant Hall? This fest features bands that are on the first Mutations from the Motor City LP and some that will be on the next one as well. The show starts at 7 p.m. and proof of vaccination is required. 

Friday, December 17th - Home for the Holidaze @ PJ's Lager House: Listen to some of your favorite singer/songwriters from Detroit this Friday night at PJ's. This annual event "brings together local performers for an evening of acoustic music for a good cause". Proceeds from the show will go towards helping homeless people and animals in the community. Cover is $8 or $7 with donation of a canned good or winter clothing item. Doors open at 8 and the music starts at 9. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test from within 48 hours is required for entry. 

Sunday, December 19th - Holiday Markets with Fleatroit Junk City @ Outer Limits Lounge: Pick up some vintage holiday decorations or some gifts this Sunday at Outer Limits Lounge. Fleatroit Junk City will be holding a holiday market for all of your shopping needs. Whether you need a new outfit for Christmas or a gift for that hard to please person, you just might find it here. There will also be food and of course there will be drinks. The fun goes from noon 'til 6 p.m.

Sunday, December 19th - Go GangBusters fro Gregg @ The Garden Bowl: If you've ever been to the Garden Bowl or Magic Stick, you know Gregg. He is the tall, pleasant gentleman, with a deep voice and the best laugh, that checks your ID and if you're lucky, greets you with a hug and a smile. He is having some health issues and can use some help from his community, so a bunch of his friends have put together a fundraiser this Sunday at the Garden Bowl. There will be bingo, pizza, bands, and tunes supplied by Haute to Death. The fun starts at 4 p.m. and goes until midnight. There is a suggested donation of $20 at the door. 


Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Get Some Solid Sushi at The Goblin Detroit

If you're in Southwest and you find yourself craving some delicious sushi, stop by The Goblin. Their menu is simple and so is their approach to food, they make good sushi using high-quality + fresh ingredients. Personally, I think that the rice makes the roll and Goblin 100% delivered on their grains.  Their rice wasn't too hard or too soft and it had the perfect amount of fluff. You can see their full menu and get a feel for what they offer here

You can order online or dine-in, but the real way to do it is to order something to snack on before or during your visit to Bagley Central, one of our favorite local lounges that happens to share a hallway with the restaurant. We were at the lounge when we realized that we could place an online order, so we put it in, enjoyed another drink, then walked over to get it to go. We were blown away by the disposable soy sauce bowl and the great biodegradable set-up that they gave us with our order. There is something to be said about restaurants that understand the assignment when it comes to takeout.

The Goblin Detroit is currently open 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday - Thursday and 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. You can place a to-go order here. You can also follow The Goblin on Instagram or Facebook to stay in the loop.


Friday, December 10, 2021

Celebrate "Red" Taylor's Version at Taylor Swift night at The Crofoot

What: Taylor Swift Night @ The Crofoot on Saturday, December 18th.

Tickets are $15 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 #redtaylorsversion

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


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

Friday, December 10th - Break Anchor @ Small's: It's been quite awhile since Break Anchor has played a show, but this Friday night the wait is over! They will hit the stage at Small's along with Public Serpents (NJ), The Tellways, and A Day At The Station. Cover is $20 and doors open at 7 p.m. If you miss this one, we guarantee you'll be bummed about it the rest of the weekend! Make sure you check out Small's COVID policies here before you head to the show. 

Friday, December 10th - The Cheetahs @ Bowlero: Bowlero is always a good time and this Friday night they have some great bands playing in the lounge, so it will really be a good time! The lineup for the evening includes The Cheetahs and Dude with DJ Jam Jam playing the tunes in the lanes. This show is free to attend too, so that makes it even better! 18+ are welcome in the lounge and all ages are welcome by the lanes. 

Friday, December 10th - Saturday, December 11th - GRiZMAS @ The Masonic: This weekend, GRiZ will take over The Masonic Temple for his annual GRiZMAS celebration. If you're a fan of GRiZ, you already know that this is a do not miss event. Tickets for the shows at The Masonic start at $35. Each night, there are also official afterparties at the Magic Stick, with GRiZ doing a DJ set on the last night. For tickets to GRiZMAS and more information, click here

Saturday, December 11th - Wreck The Halls @ PJ's Lager House: Christmas comes to PJ's Lager House this Saturday night with the third annual Wreck The Halls show. The bill for the evening includes: THE CULT OF SPACESKULL, ASTRO, SROS LORDS, HELL DOLLARS, DEAR DARKNESS, WOMB WORM, GIRL FIGHT, and PALACE OF AUBURN HILLS. Holiday attire is encouraged and we're sure things will get weird. Cover is only $10. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7. Make sure you stop by and visit Soaked in Bleach and Zug Island Pedals while you're there too! 

Sunday, December 12th - Holiday Marbazaar @ Marble Bar: Shop local, sip some drinks, and listen to great tunes at Marble Bar this Sunday evening! There will be over 15 vendors on site so you're sure to find something for someone on your list or for yourself. Music will be provided by Charles Trees, Ladylike, Monico, and Leadfeather. Admission is free, but they are collecting canned goods and winter clothes for the less fortunate. So, try to bring something if you can. The Marbazaar goes from 3 - 10 p.m. 


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.


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