Wednesday, November 30, 2022

10 Good Reasons to Check out the Detroit Urban Craft Fair December 2/3/4, 2022

The Detroit Urban Craft Fair is returning to the city on December 2,3,4, 2022. The fair, which is ever-changing, has added lots of new things to make this year's event better than ever. Here are the 10 best reasons to go:

1- The Detroit Urban Craft Fair is a highly curated show.
Thousands of makers apply to be a part of the Detroit Urban Craft Fair. but only a little over a hundred makers are selected to be part of the show. A jury of veteran makers/curators gather together to go through every application to put together the perfect show. This means they have a great selection of different handmade items to browse through and a little something for everyone. They also consider the price point, their goal is you can buy a lot of things while you are there and get your shopping done.

2- This year the Detroit Urban Craft Fair will feature food from Delectabowl.
A Delectabowl is a delicious, satisfying, home-cooked meal in a bowl. Come hungry and eat well!

3- DJ Dave Lawson will be spinning vinyl all weekend long.
Do you love classic holiday music? DJ Dave Lawson will be bringing it all weekend long. His highly curated collection is unmatched. His presence adds to the fun and ambiance of the event.

4- Friday night has some extra fun features.
Friday night costs $10, but you get a lot more for your money! Cool Critters will be setting up their "Weepul People" station, POST will be making marbled ornaments with you, and there will be giveaways and some special one-night-only stuff throughout the night. Plus, you get the first chance to shop before everyone else!

5- There are lots of fun ways to entertain the kids!
Friday Night will feature a lot of different make and takes, and Saturday and Sunday will feature a kiddie corner that is curated and run by AR Workshop Ferndale!

6- You can get a warm Gooseneck Coffee Co. coffee to enjoy while you shop!
Gooseneck Coffee Co will be set up Saturday and Sunday to make sure you can get your caffeine fix!

7- Children under 12 are FREE from 12 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Free is good, kids are welcome, but leave the strollers at the door because it gets tight in there!

8- There is a bar!
Do you want to have a drink while you shop? Head to the back corner and get a beer, some wine, or a cocktail and then start shopping.

9- You can find a holiday gift for everyone on your list.
There is a wide variety at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair. You can find gifts for kids, comic lovers, beauty junkies, and unique d├ęcor collectors. The selection process for the show ensures that this fair always has the perfect mixture of goods to make shopping locally extra easy.

10-The first 50 people through the door on Saturday get a gift bag.
The first fifty people to enter the fair on Saturday morning will get a #DUCF gift bag to take home.  Make sure you show up early because the doors open at 10 a.m. and the bags go fast! 


The Detroit Urban Craft Fair will take place at The Masonic Temple this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The show will run from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. on Sunday. Friday night's preview event is $10, and the rest of the weekend ranges from $5 to $2 depending on when you come. More information about the show can be found here.


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Win Tickets to See The Lemonheads - "It's A Shame About Ray" Tour wsg Juliana Hatfield

Who: The Lemonheads - "It's A Shame About Ray" Tour wsg Juliana Hatfield

What: Playing St.Andrew's Hall on Saturday December 11th, 2022.

Tickets are $25 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 #Lemonheads.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on Saturday December 10th, 2022.


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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Win Tickets to See The Soft Moon wsg Nuovo Testamento

Who: The Soft Moon wsg Nuovo Testamento

What: Playing El Club on Thursday, December 8th, 2022.

Tickets are $21 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 #SoftMoon.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on December 7th, 2022.


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Win Tickets to See The Queers wsg Don't Panic, Norcos Y Horchata, and The Randy Bastards


Who: The Queers wsg Don't Panic, Norcos Y Horchata, and The Randy Bastards

What: Playing Small's on Tuesday, December 6th, 2022.

Tickets are $20-$25 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 #Queers.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on December 5th, 2022.


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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Win Tickets to See Ali Gatie: Who Hurt You? Tour wsg Johnny Orlando

Who: Ali Gatie: Who Hurt You? Tour wsg Johnny Orlando

What: Playing The Fillmore on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022

Tickets are $15 - $100 in advance 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 #Hurt.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on December 2nd, 2022.


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Win Tickets to See The Plot In You: Swan Song North American Tour wsg Silent Planet, Avoid, and Cane Hill

Who: The Plot In You: Swan Song North American Tour wsg Silent Planet, Avoid and Cane Hill

What: Playing St. Andrew's Hall Saturday, November 26th, 2022

Tickets are $10 - $20 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 #PLOT.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on Friday, November 25th, 2022.


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Monday, November 21, 2022

Win Tickets to See Deadbeats featuring Zeds Dead, Mersiv, Esseks, Nostalgix, A Hundred Drums, and SuperAve.


Who: Deadbeats featuring Zeds Dead, Mersiv, Esseks, Nostalgix, A Hundred Drums, and SuperAve.

What: Performing at The Masonic Temple on Friday, November 25th, 2022.

Tickets are $29-$55 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 #BEATS.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 24th, 2022.


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Win Tickets to See Mac Saturn

Who: Mac Saturn

What: Playing St. Andrew's Hall on Friday, November 25th, 2022.

Tickets are $30 - $90 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 #Mac.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 24th, 2022.


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Win Tickets to See Amon Amarth - The Great Heathen Tour wsg Carcass, Obituary and Cattle Decapitation


Who: Amon Amarth - The Great Heathen Tour wsg Carcass, Obituary and Cattle Decapitation

What: Playing at The Fillmore Friday, November 25th, 2022.

Tickets are $34-$79 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 #Amon.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 24th, 2022.


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Friday, November 18, 2022

The Messenger Birds Release "Tragic Comedy"

 

Detroit's favorite duo (or at least Hip in Detroit's favorite duo) The Messenger Birds have a new album out! Tragic Comedy features 12 new tunes for your listening pleasure. Give it a listen by clicking play below or by clicking here

The Messenger Birds will be celebrating this new release on Saturday, November 19th at The Loving Touch in Ferndale. Joining them for the evening are Sunlight Ascending and Those Hounds. Tickets are $17 and can be purchased online here. Doors open at 7 p.m. Get more info here


~C


Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Win Tickets to See Beth Stelling @ The Pike Room


What: LIVE at The Pike Room on Saturday, November 19th, 2022

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 #PettyBetty.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 18th, 2022. 


~C

Win Tickets to See Kristin Hersh @ MOCAD


What: Performing LIVE at MOCAD on Saturday, November 19th, 2022

Tickets are $35 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 #Kristin.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 18th, 2022. 


~C

Monday, November 14, 2022

Win Tickets to See Saturdays at Your Place @ The Pike Room


What: Playing The Pike Room on Friday, November 18th, 2022

Tickets are $12 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 #YourPlace.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 17th, 2022. 


~C

Win Tickets to See Protomartyr @ The Magic Stick

Who: Party Store Productions Presents: Protomartyr w/ GiGi and Day Residue

What: Playing the Magic Stick on Friday, November 18th, 2022

Tickets are $20 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 #Protomartyr.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 17th, 2022. 


~C

Sunday, November 13, 2022

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

Who: DaBaby

What: Playing St. Andrew's Detroit on Sunday, November 20th, 2022.

Tickets are $19.75 - $125 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 #DaBaby.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 19th, 2022. 


~C


Friday, November 11, 2022

Downtown Detroit is Full of Winter Fun this Holiday Season

Photo from Bedrock Detroit Facebook

Downtown Detroit will be transformed into a winter wonderland beginning Friday, November 11th at the Monroe Street Midway and Cadillac Square! The Monroe Street Midway welcomed visitors over the last couple of summers, with roller skating, basketball, food trucks and more all adjacent to Campus Martius. Well, now the Midway is getting a makeover for winter so the fun can continue. Features include a 20 ft. high, 80 ft. long Arctic Slide, Winter Bumper Cars, an arcade, and Puck-Putt (a combination of hockey and mini golf). There will also be tasty food available for purchase and Santa will even be making appearances at the Midway on Thursdays - Saturdays from November 18th to December 22th. Admission to the Monroe Street Midway is free this winter. Puck-Putt and the Arctic Slide are also free. Arcade games range from 50¢ – $3 and the Bumper Cars are $5 per session. Check out the hours that the Midway will be open below. 


Just steps away from the Monroe Street Midway, you will find the Cadillac Square Market and the Cadillac Lodge. What has now become a Detroit holiday staple, the shops at Cadillac Square feature local businesses popping up in one central location for the season. This year, 18 businesses will be selling their wares in the square. Some of this year's participants include 3 Dogs 1 Cat, Flamingo Vintage, Mongers Provisions, Not Sorry Goods, and Well Done Goods. Check out the full list of shops here

Photo from Bedrock Detroit Facebook

Also at Cadillac Square, you will find the Cadillac Lodge, a cozy indoor space to warm up with family and friends. There will be food and drinks available in the Lodge from the Iconic Collection, including cocktails, cocoa, cider, popcorn, nachos and hot dogs. There are also couches, comfy chairs, board games, and more. It's like Detroit's big family room that they're welcoming you into. 

Here are the hours for the Cadillac Square Market and the Lodge:


The Monroe Street Midway and Cadillac Square are located in Downtown Detroit just east of Campus Martius. All you have to do to get there is cross the roundabout. So, whether you stop by while visiting the tree or make a separate trip, make sure you don't miss either of these fun attractions this holiday season! Also, if you drive down to the city, parking validation is available from a slew of Downtown Detroit businesses for two free hours of parking at select parking structures in the area. Get more information on that here. Some of your favorite downtown business are also offering discounts this holiday season through Decked Out Detroit (the fine folks behind these pop-ups and the Midway). Check out those deals here and just show them on your phone to receive the discount. Happy Holidays! 


~C

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Win Tickets to See Jinjer: USA Tour wsg P.O.D., Vended, and Space of Variations in Detroit

 

Who: Jinjer: USA Tour wsg P.O.D., Vended, and Space of Variations

What: Playing St. Andrew's Hall on Friday, November 11th, 2022.

Tickets are $39.50 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 #Jinjer.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 10th, 2022.

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Win Tickets to See Jessie Reyez wsg Nija and Leila Dey at The Fillmore


Who: Jessie Reyez wsg Nija and Leila Dey

What: Playing The Fillmore on Friday, November 11th, 2022.

Tickets are $25-$65 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 #Jessie.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 10th, 2022.


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Win Tickets to Dance the Night Way at Thirst Wave/Industrial is Not Dead at Small's


Who: Thirst Wave + Industrial Is Not Dead

What: Resident DJ's Pleasure Kitten, Elektrosonik, Aaron Hingst and Jon Noble spin retro, dark 80's + 90's, goth, industrial, post-punk, ebm, coldwave electronic and more on Saturday November 12th, 2022 at Small's.

Tickets are $10 for 18 + and $5 for 21+.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

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

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 11th, 2022.


~S

Win Tickets to See Ty Segall (Solo Acoustic) at MOCAD with Emmett Kelly


Who: Ty Segall (Solo Acoustic) with Emmett Kelly

What: Performing at MOCAD Detroit on Saturday, November 12th, 2022.

Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 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 #Ty.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 11th, 2022.


~S

Win Tickets to See Russian Circles wsg REZN at El Club

Who: Russian Circles wsg REZN

What: Playing El Club on Friday, November 11th, 2022.

Tickets are $28.60 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 #Circles.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 10th, 2022.


~S

Monday, November 7, 2022

Win Tickets to See Black Swan Dive Bomb EP Release Party wsg Rebelmatic at Small's


Who: Black Swan Dive Bomb EP Release Party wsg Rebelmatic, Killing Pixies, Riot Course and Disturbio Social 313

What: Releasing an EP at Small's on Friday, November 11th, 2022.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

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

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 10th, 2022.


~S

Win Tickets to See #IMOMSOHARD - The Getaway Tour Featuring Kristin Hensley & Jen Smedley at The Masonic Temple

Who: #IMOMSOHARD The Getaway Tour featuring Kristin Hensley & Jen Smedley

What: Performing Live at The Masonic Temple on Friday, November 11th, 2022.

Tickets are $49-$72 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 #MOM.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 10th, 2022.

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Win Tickets to See Death From Above 1979 at El Club


What: Playing El Club on Thursday, November 10th, 2022.

Tickets are $33.80 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 #Death.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 9th, 2022.


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Win Tickets to See Jinjer: USA Tour wsg P.O.D., Vended, and Space of Variations in Grand Rapids


Who: Jinjer: USA Tour wsg P.O.D., Vended, and Space of Variations

What: Playing GLC Live at 20 Monroe in Grand Rapids on Thursday, November 10th, 2022.

Tickets are $18-$57 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 #JingerGR.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 9th, 2022.


~S

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Win Tickets to See Jack Kays - the Man With A Guitar On Tour wsg Tom The Mailman

Who: Jack Kays - the Man With A Guitar On Tour wsg Tom The Mailman

What: Playing St.Andrew's Hall on Wednesday, November 9th, 2022.

Tickets are $16 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 #Jack.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 8th, 2022.


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Win Tickets to See Four Year Strong wsg Knuckle Puck, Microwave, and Youth Fountain at St. Andrew's Hall

What: Playing St. Andrew's Hall on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022.

Tickets are $25 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 #Four.

Enter now, the winner will be drawn on November 7th, 2022.



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