Thursday, February 29, 2024

Building Your Creative Brand Through Social Media: A Workshop + An Experience All In One


Is social media stressing you out? Are you not sure what to post, when to post, or how to build a brand/community online? Are you struggling to gain followers or understand the social media musts to help your brand grow? If you're nodding "yes" then this workshop is for you.

Sadie Quagliotto from Hip In Detroit has teamed up with Eastern Market Brewing Company, Michigan and Trumbull and Wabisabi313 to bring you a unique experience and a fun way to learn how to make social media work for you!

In This Class You Will Learn:

-About the history of social media

-The state of social media today and how it affects your business

-What you need to be doing to establish your brand + build your community

After completing this class you will gain a new understanding of what you can do to connect with followers, fans, and potential shoppers and how to make it manageable and sustainable to help your brand not only grow but thrive!

What Your Ticket Includes:

-2-hour workshop led by Sadie Quagliotto in the gorgeous event space of Eastern Market Brewing Co.

-Incredible Detroit-style pizza from Michigan and Trumbull

-10% off drinks at the brewery on class day

-25% Off Coupon for Wabisabi313

Sign Up Here.

Win Tickets to See Bryce Vine @ The Fillmore Detroit

What: The Saturday Night Tour @ The Fillmore Detroit on Tuesday, March 5th, 2024

Tickets start at $48 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 #Vine.


Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The Hamtramck Blowout is Back!

There are plenty of great music festivals in Detroit, but there has always been one that stood out from the rest. The one that people held close to their hearts and weren't willing to miss whether that March weekend brough snow, rain, sleet, or beautiful 60 degree weather along with it. Of course, we are talking about the Hamtramck Blowout
This weekend, the Blowout is back and dare we say that it's going to be better than ever! The event will take over the streets and bars in Hamtramck on Friday, March 1st and Saturday, March 2nd with the official kickoff on Thursday, February 29th. There are over a dozen venues participating with a shuttle running in between, helping you catch every act on your must see list! And this time around, it's going to be awfully hard to make that list because there are SO many great bands on the bill. 

While one of the best parts of the Hamtramck Blowout is wandering around seeing what music you might stumble upon, there are some sets that you're going to want to make a point to see! At the top of our list, is James Linck at The Painted Lady on Friday night, but here's the full schedule with our picks highlighted.
Whoever you happen to check out this weekend, we're sure it will be great and that you'll have a blast!

Wristbands for the entire weekend are only $20, which will get you into all of the shows at all of the venues. You can purchase yours online now or in person at Bakers Streetcar Bar, Bumbo's, Cafe 1923, Ghost Light, Hello Records, Henriettahaus, Kelly's, Outer Limits, Painted Lady, People's Records, Polish Village Cafe, Polka Dot, Small's, and Whiskey in the Jar. Get all of the details on wristbands and see a detailed schedule for the event at and make sure you're following the Facebook event page and the Hamtramck Labor Day Fest on Facebook for updates. 

Thank you to the organizers of the Hamtramck Labor Day festival for bringing The Blowout back! We can't wait to see everyone this weekend! 


Win Tickets to See Katy Kirby at The Sanctuary

Who:Katy Kirby w/ Allegra Krieger and Fred Thomas

What: Performing Live at The Sanctuary on Tuesday, March 5, 2024

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 with the subject line #Kirby.


Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Discover Art We Love: Detroit's Newest Art Space and Bar


A new art space and bar are set to open in the heart of Detroit's cultural scene, and it's a must-visit for art lovers and community enthusiasts alike. Art We Love, curated by the talented Michelle Tanguay, is gearing up for its grand opening on Thursday, February 29th, from 6-9 p.m., at 2948 Woodward Detroit 48201.

Featuring the works of over 69 artists, this gallery promises to be a vibrant showcase of Detroit's artistic talent. From paintings to sculptures, this event will offer a diverse range of artworks that are sure to captivate and inspire.

But the opening reception is just the beginning! Art We Love will also be hosting further previews of each piece on Saturday, March 2nd, giving art enthusiasts another opportunity to experience this exciting new space.

With drinks provided by Karen Norman and snacks by Snack Masters Catering, the opening reception will be a celebration of art, culture, and community. Guitars by @faxguitars and clothing by @_billydagoat will also be featured, adding to the unique and eclectic atmosphere of the gallery.

Don't miss your chance to be a part of this exciting new chapter in Detroit's art scene!


Monday, February 26, 2024

Win Tickets to 101 WRIF Presents: Mammoth WVH -The Mammoth II Tour

Who: Mammoth WVH wsg Nita Strauss

What: Playing St. Andrew's Hall on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.

Tickets are $45 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 #Mammoth.

We will draw one lucky winner on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, and they will get to attend the show with a friend for free!


Friday, February 23, 2024

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: February 23-25, 2024

Friday, February 23rd - Pink Spit w/ Remnants @ Bowlero: A few months back, we told you that Pink Spit was going to be your new favorite band. Well, if you haven't had a chance to check them out live yet, this Friday night is the perfect time! They will be playing a free show at Bowlero along with Remnants and DJ Big Kahuna. 18+ are welcome and the show starts at 9 p.m.

Saturday, February 24th -  Twistin' Tarantulas @ Bowlero: Bowlero is the place to be this weekend because they have great shows lined up two nights in a row! On Saturday night, Twistin' Tarantulas will be playing the lounge, and they won't be playing just one set, but two! The first set starts at 9 p.m. 18+ are welcome and there's no cover to get in. 

Saturday, February 24th - Gusher @ Regal Beagle: Hop on 94 and head to Ypsilanti this Saturday night to check out Gusher at Regal Beagle. They will be joined by Girl Fight and Seahag. Cover is $8, doors open at 8, and the bands start at 9. Keep in mind, this is a cash only venue. So if you plan on drinking, make sure you bring some cash! 

Friday, February 23rd - Sunday, February 25th - DillaWorld 2024: Celebrate the 50th birthday of the late, great J Dilla this weekend at the 3rd DillaWorld Detroit! The weekend starts out with Distinctly Dilla (Art & Sound) on Friday night at MOCAD. Saturday, is Dilla Bowl at the Garden Bowl with free bowling and pizza for kids from 2-5 p.m. Then at night, DillaWorld Live brings a Hip Hop Showcase to Marble Bar. Lastly, on Sunday, Dance for Dilla takes place at TV Bar from 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. For tickets and more info on any of the DillaWorld events, click here

Sunday, February 25th - 313 Comedy @ Detroit Shipping: Every Sunday night 313 Comedy takes over Detroit Shipping Co. to feature some of the best comedians in the scene. This Sunday night, one of our personal favorites Tam White will be featured at the show along with Tyler Buckingham, Esteban Touma, and Drew Harmon. The show starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free! Make sure you come hungry because the Detroit Shipping Co. has several great restaurants all under one roof! 


Thursday, February 22, 2024

Win Tickets to See Static-X and Sevendust in Grand Rapids

Who: Static-X and Sevendust wsg Dope and Lines of Loyalty.

What: Playing at GLC Live at 20 Monroe in Grand Rapids on Friday, February 23, 2024.

Tickets are $40-60 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 #Static.

We will draw one lucky winner on Thursday, February 22, 2024, and they will get to attend the show with a friend for free!


Coriander Kitchen & Farm: Reopened and Ready to Delight in 2024

Photo: Coriander Kitchen & Farm

Coriander Kitchen & Farm is back and better than ever! After a six-week winter shutdown, this beloved restaurant has reopened its doors, welcoming diners back to its charming location on the canals of Detroit. If you've never experienced the culinary delights of Coriander, now is the perfect time to plan your visit in 2024.

What sets Coriander apart is its dedication to plant-forward meals, with ingredients sourced locally for a fresh and sustainable menu. Chef Ali, the creative force behind Coriander, crafts each dish based on the season's best offerings, ensuring a dining experience that's both delicious and environmentally conscious.

Whether you're stopping by for lunch or dinner, Thursday through Monday, you'll find a menu that caters to both vegan and vegetarian palates, while also offering options that will satisfy even the most dedicated meat eater. The kitchen undergoes a brief changeover from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily, but during this time, you can relax at the bar and enjoy a drink from their unique cocktail menu or explore their mocktail offerings for a non-alcoholic treat.

Coriander will also be opening up its patio when the weather is right, providing the perfect setting to enjoy a meal with friends or a romantic evening out. Reservations are available and can be made on their website here. Visit Coriander Kitchen at 14601 Riverside Blvd., Detroit, MI 48215.


Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Milwaukee Caffe: The Perfect Grab-and-Go Coffee Experience in New Center


Craving a quick coffee fix while exploring Downtown, Midtown, or New Center Detroit? Look no further than Milwaukee Caffe, the ultimate grab-and-go spot in the New Center area. Located at 447 E. Milwaukee Ave, Milwaukee Caffe offers a convenient, efficient, and delightful coffee experience that keeps us coming back for more.

Milwaukee Cafe is easy to access with ample street parking, making it a stress-free stop for your daily caffeine boost. Despite its small size, the cafe boasts a welcoming atmosphere and excellent service. Their focus on efficiency means you can be in and out in just a few minutes, perfect for those busy days when every minute counts.
What sets Milwaukee Caffe apart is its commitment to quality coffee. They serve up great coffee, with a rotating selection of beans to keep things interesting. Whether you prefer something bold and robust or smooth and mellow, there's a coffee for every palate at Milwaukee Caffe.

Milwaukee Caffe is open Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Next time you're in the New Center area, make sure to swing by Milwaukee Caffe for the perfect grab-and-go coffee experience. Efficient, delicious, and always satisfying, it's a must-visit for coffee lovers on the go.


Sunday, February 18, 2024

Win Tickets to See Night Lovell: I Hope You're Happy Tour at St. Andrew's Hall

Who: Night Lovell: I Hope You're Happy Tour

What: Playing at St. Andrew's Hall on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024.

Tickets are $42 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 #Night.

We will draw one lucky winner on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, and they will get to attend the show with a friend for free!


Win Tickets to See The Prize Fighter Inferno at St. Andrew's Hall

Who: The Prize Fighter Inferno wsg carobae

What: Playing St. Andrew's Hall on Friday, February 23, 2024.

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 with the subject line #Prize.

We will draw a winner on Thursday, February 22 and they will get to attend the show with a friend for free!


Friday, February 16, 2024

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: February 16-18, 2024


Friday, February 16th & Saturday, February 17th - Shadow Show Release Weekend @ UFO Factory: Shadow Show has a new album out and they're celebrating this release this weekend! The trio will be taking over UFO Factory for two amazing nights of music. First up on Friday, they will be joined by Deadbeat Beat, Secondary Colors, and DJ John Krautner. Then on Saturday, Day Residue and Briggance round out the bill along with DJ Auntie Chanel. Tickets are $12 a night or $20 for both nights and can be purchased in advance here. Cover will be $15 at the door, if it doesn't sell out. 21+ are welcome and doors open at 8 p.m. each night. Listen to the new album Fantasy Now here

Friday, February 16th - The Reefermen Rock & Roll Circus @ The Magic Bag: Head to The Magic Bag this Friday night to see tributes to some of the most legendary bands in rock & roll! The Rolling Stones, Taj Mahal, The Who, Jethro Tull, and more are all on the bill, performed by The Reefermen, The Hourlies, Corktown Popes, Tino G &  The Dumpster Machine, and Jill Jack. $20 gets you in, doors open at 7 p.m., and all ages are welcome. 

Saturday, February 17th - RAWR: A Celebration of MySpace @ Spread Art: Celebrate your first favorite social media platform this Saturday night at Spread Art! Carmel Liburdi has curated an awesome night of music and art celebrating MySpace. The lineup includes The Idiot Kids, Nina Sofia, Arianna, and Carmel herself. All of the bands will be doing a throwback song of their choice and there will also be photos and art from the MySpace era. All ages are welcomed to attend this one. Doors open at 7 p.m. and Nina kicks things off at 8. Cover is by donation on a sliding scale of $10-$20. MySpace era clothing is encouraged. 

Saturday, February 17th - Timmy's Organism @ Lager House: Timmy's Organism joins The Sleevens from Tennessee this Saturday night at The Lager House! Get ready for a night of great music as well as some strange and unusual things thrown in the mix. Wild Shape will kick things off. Doors open at 8 p.m., the music starts at 9, and cover is $15.

Friday, February 16th & Saturday, February 17th - Dirty Show: Speaking of strange & unusual, the Dirty Show takes over The Russell Industrial Center this weekend! The annual erotic art exhibition will feature burlesque, visual art, performance art, and everything in between. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased here. The show goes from 7 p.m. - 2 a.m. each night and 21+ are welcome. 


Monday, February 12, 2024

Edo Lounge in Royal Oak

Edo Lounge may not be the first name that springs to mind when considering dining options in Royal Oak. Yet, stepping through its doors reveals a hidden culinary gem waiting to be explored. Specializing in sushi and Japanese cuisine, Edo Lounge offers an exceptional dining experience that goes above and beyond expectations.

One of Edo Lounge's standout features is its dedication to inclusivity through a carefully crafted menu. Alongside traditional dishes, they boast a diverse array of vegan and gluten-free options, ensuring there's something for everyone to savor. This commitment to catering to varied dietary needs truly sets Edo Lounge apart from the crowd.

During our inaugural visit, we embarked on a culinary journey starting with the vegan spring rolls— a delightful surprise of crispy, flavorful bites served generously in sets of three. Following this appetizing start, we sampled the vegan sushi, a refreshing twist on classic flavors that offered a unique and satisfying experience.

For the main course, the spicy vegan ramen stole the show—a comforting bowl brimming with bold flavors and hearty ingredients. The portions were so generous that we happily took home enough for another meal. Meanwhile, the Yakiudon proved equally delectable, leaving us eager for more.

Beyond the exceptional cuisine, Edo Lounge charms with its vibrant ambiance adorned with local artwork, including pieces from beloved artists like Niagara. Whether dining in or opting for takeout, the restaurant's welcoming atmosphere elevates the overall experience.

For those eager to indulge in Edo Lounge's culinary delights, reservations are highly recommended as the restaurant tends to fill up quickly. But rest assured, the effort is well worth it.

Conveniently located at 4313 W. 13 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, Michigan 48067, Edo Lounge offers ample free parking in the back. Their hours are as follows:

Monday to Thursday: 4-9 p.m.

Friday to Saturday: 4-11 p.m. (Kitchen closes at 10 p.m.)

Sunday: 3-8 p.m.

Whether you're a sushi connoisseur, a vegan enthusiast, or simply seeking an unforgettable dining experience, Edo Lounge promises to exceed your expectations and leave your taste buds wanting more.


Win Tickets to See Crosses ††† at The Fillmore

Who: Crosses ††† (featuring Chino Moreno and Shaun Lopez) 

What: Performing Live at The Fillmore Detroit on Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Tickets are $53-$82 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 #Crosses


Win Tickets to See Lewis Black at GLC Live at 20 Monroe

What: Goodbye Yeller Brick Road, The Final Tour @ GLC Live at 20 Monroe on Friday, February 16, 2024

Tickets are $53-$115 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 #Yeller


Friday, February 9, 2024

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: February 9-11, 2024

Friday, February 9th - Child Bite @ Cvrses: Child Bite is about to hit the road again with Pantera, but first they're playing one special hometown show this Friday night! The band will be packing Cvrses for a super intimate show, with 70 of their biggest fans. Admission is free, but as we mentioned, only 70 people are getting in the door. Head down as soon as you read this, get in line, and hopefully you will be one of the first 70 there so you get a wristband. Then, the doors will open at 8 p.m. and the music starts at 10:30 p.m. If you can't get in the door, you might be able to sneak a peek through the window or hear the tunes from upstairs in The WAB. 

Friday, February 9th - The Warped Tourists @ Small's: Down in Hamtramck there's another awesome free show this Friday night! Sing along to your favorite 90's and 2000's pop punk, ska, and more with The Warped Tourists! The band will be playing two sets, with the first starting at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Renegade Kitchen will be cooking up some tasty snacks too, so come hungry! 

Saturday, February 10th - Thirst Wave Black Hearts Ball @ Small's: Throw on your favorite black threads and head back to Small's Saturday night for the annual Thirst Wave Black Hearts Ball. Dance to your favorite new wave, retro alternative, post-punk, goth + dark '80s and '90s music while you enjoy complimentary appetizers, Valentine's Treats, and late night pizza. Cover is $7 for 21+ and $10 for 18-20. The fun starts at 9 p.m.

Friday, February 9th - Sunday, February 10th - Mardi Gras @ Valade Park: Celebrate Mardi Gras right here in Detroit this weekend at Valade Park! Festivities will take place Friday through Sunday with karaoke and bonfires on Friday night, live music all day Saturday, and a Polar Power Walk on Sunday. There will also be plenty of food, drinks, and fun for all ages. Head to for the full list of events. 


Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Win Tickets to See The Verve Pipe at GLC Live at 20 Monroe

What: Playing GLC Live at 20 Monroe on Saturday, February 10, 2024

Tickets are $35.25-$92 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 #Verve.


Discover the Art of Block Printing: A Workshop with Night Wave Prints


Photo from Night Wave Prints

Have you ever thought about trying block printing?

In this fast-paced, digital age, the allure of traditional crafts is experiencing a revival. People are revisiting the art of screen printing, pottery, and painting, with new studios and experiences popping up all over town.

Among these time-honored techniques, block printing stands out as a captivating and accessible art form. From the rhythmic repetition of patterns to the tactile joy of creating with your hands, block printing offers a unique and satisfying way to bring your artistic visions to life.

If you're intrigued by block printing and want to dive in deeper, Night Wave Prints would like to invite you to come learn with them! With over 10 years of experience and their own successful company, they are the perfect people to teach you how to get started and explore what you can create with your own two hands!

This workshop will take place on February 28th, 2024, inside Bam Studios at 19954 Livernois, Detroit. Bring your ideas, and they will provide the instruction and the tools you need to bring them to life!

Sign up for classes here.

Learn more about night Wave Prints here.


Monday, February 5, 2024

Vinyl Enthusiasts Unite: BYOV Night at Oak Park Social


If you're looking for a laid-back yet musically charged evening, mark your calendars for BYOV (Bring Your Own Vinyl) Night at Oak Park Social on 11 Mile.

Every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Oak Park Social transforms into a haven for enthusiasts like yourself – a place to share, enjoy, and revel in the timeless charm of vinyl music.

BYOV Night invites you to showcase your DJ prowess, whether you're a seasoned turntablist or a novice. The setup is refreshingly straightforward, with two turntables awaiting your vinyl selections.

Each set is a cool 30 minutes – just enough time to curate a sonic experience that reflects your musical tastes. Worried about your lack of DJ experience? Fret not. The event is designed to be inclusive, and the host is ready to assist, ensuring even first-timers can effortlessly drop the needle and create their on-the-fly playlist.

Whether you're a vinyl virtuoso or someone dipping their toes into DJing for the first time, BYOV Night welcomes all. It's an opportunity to share your favorite tracks, discover new gems, and bask in the communal spirit of Detroit's vinyl-loving community.

Oak Park Social is located at 14691 W Eleven Mile Rd in Oak Park, Michigan. Follow them on IG here

Photo: Oak Park Social