Friday, July 19, 2024

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: July 19-21, 2024

Friday, July 19th - Norcos Y Horchata and The Idiot Kids @ Outer Limits: The Sleevens from Nashville will be hitting the stage at Outer Limits Lounge this Friday night to celebrate the release of their new 45! Joining them are Detroit's own Norcos Y Horchata and The Idiot Kids, plus The Sueves from Chicago. Cover is $15 to see this great lineup and doors open at 8 p.m.

Friday, July 19th - Speed Circuit @ Reware Vintage: If you haven't been to a show at Reware Vintage yet, you're missing out on a fun time! This Friday night they have another great show for you, with Speed Circuit, Long Square, and Teddy Roberts on the bill. Entry is free, but they do suggest you donate to the bands. All ages are welcome and doors open at 8 p.m.


Saturday, July 20th - Few and Far Between @ Small's: As a part of their 25th Anniversary Celebration, Small's has been hosting some epic shows this year and the streak continues this Saturday night! Few and Far Between will be playing a very rare show, their first in years! The band will be playing "3" in its entirety and they'll even have a limited edition vinyl re-release of the record. Joining Few and Far Between are Buried Lights and Shindig Machine. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance here. Doors will open at 8 p.m.


Sunday, July 21st - Sad Summer Festival @ The Crofoot: If you long for those summer days when you would bake in the sun while listening to your favorite bands all day at a festival like Warped Tour or DirtFest, you have a chance to spend the day sweating and singing along this Sunday! Sad Summer Festival will take over The Crofoot Grounds for a full day of fun, with bands like Mayday Parade, The Maine, The Wonder Years, and more on the bill. In addition to the national touring acts, plenty of great locals are on the bill too, like Bathroom of the Future, Greg Blucher, and Plainview. There are a total of two dozen acts playing, check out the full lineup here. Tickets start at $59.50 and the festival starts at 1 p.m.


Sunday, July 21st - Detroit Festival of Books @ Eastern Market: The Seventh Annual Detroit Festival of Books returns to Eastern Market this Sunday! Shop with tons of vendors selling new books, old books, comic books, and everything in between. There will also be authors on site for you to meet, food and beer available for purchase, and tunes provided by DJ Seven Whales. Admission is free! Book Fest goes from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


~C

Win Tickets to See Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Live at The Fillmore


What: Performing Live at The Fillmore Detroit on Wednesday, July 24th, 2024

Tickets start at $41.25 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 #jukebox


~C

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Win Tickets to See Seun Kuit @ The Shelter



Tickets are $41.75 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 #Kuti


~C

Friday, July 12, 2024

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: July 12 - 14, 2024

Friday, July 12th - Sunday, July 14th - Pig & Whiskey: Downtown Ferndale is the place to be this weekend because Pig & Whiskey is back! Head to the area of Troy & Woodward for food trucks, whiskey, live music, and a whole lot of fun! This year the headlining acts are Lucero on Friday, The Black Lips on Saturday, and Too Many Zooz on Sunday. Local favorites like Jackson & The Poolsharks, Craig Brown Band, and Winestoned Cowboys will be there too! Check out the full schedule for the weekend here. The festival goes from 5 p.m. - midnight on Friday, 11 a.m. - midnight on Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free before 6 p.m. on Friday and before 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and $10 after. 

Saturday, July 13th & Sunday, July 14th - The Oddities & Curiosities Expo: The Oddities & Curiosities Expo returns to the Suburban Collection Showplace this weekend! Head to Novi for two days of shopping all things odd, from taxidermy, to creepy clothing, to horror themed artwork, to antiques and everything in between. Tickets start at $12 and can be purchased here. Hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday. 

Saturday, July 13th - Killing Pixies @ The Sanctuary: Killing Pixies have a new record out and they're celebrating the release this Saturday night at The Sanctuary. Joining them are Self Absorbed, Unity, and Riot Course. Tickets are $14 in advance and can be purchased here. All ages are welcome. 


Sunday, July 14th - Detroit Kite Festival @ Belle Isle: Let's go fly a kite this Sunday afternoon! Meet on the Cricket Field at Belle Isle for the 6th Annual Detroit Kite Festival! The event takes place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bring your own kite from home, buy one on site, or just come watch! There will also be food and drinks available for purchase and live music. Admission is free, but you'll have to have a park pass or buy a day pass to get on the island. 


~C



Thursday, July 11, 2024

Michigan Central Station is Now Open to the Public!

After decades of being Detroit's most iconic abandoned building, Michigan Central Station is now open to the public! See this historic renovation for yourself every Friday and Saturday throughout the summer. Hours are as follows:

June 21st - August 31st
Fridays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Station will be closed Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6. The Station will close early at 2 p.m. on Saturday July 20.


Tickets are no longer required for entry to the station. 

Don't miss the chance to learn about the history of the station and the restoration project! Plus, you can make a night of it by grabbing a bite to eat at one of the food trucks out front and even catch some free live music. Get all of the details and see the full schedule for the summer at MichiganCentral.com


~C

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Win Tickets to See Codefendants at Small's


What: Playing Small's on Sunday, July 7th, 2024

Tickets are $20 in advance or $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 #Sunday


~C

Win Tickets to See Every Avenue @ St. Andrew's Hall

Who: Every Avenue w/ MAKEOUT, Rookie of the Year, and Plainview

What: Playing St. Andrew's Hall on Friday, July 5th, 2024

Tickets are $27.50 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 #Avenue.


~C