Metro Times Shuck Yeah! | Aug. 25 @ The Roostertail
Aug
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Metro Times Shuck Yeah! | Aug. 25 @ The Roostertail

Celebrate your favorite briny bivalves at Metro Times' Inaugural Shuck Yeah! on Friday, August 25th from 7-11pm. This special culinary event will bring together oysters from across the country for a celebration of all-things-oyster, and bites from your favorite local restaurants, at Roostertail on the water. Plus enjoy craft cocktails and beer and DJ. Kickoff the weekend right with boat races and oysters at Shuck Yeah! 

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Harry Potter and the Transfigured Town: 2017, Ontario, Canada
Oct
13
to Oct 15

Harry Potter and the Transfigured Town: 2017, Ontario, Canada

By: Amy Cooper, ACRONYM


The Group "Dads and Dragons" have organized the second Harry Potter and the Transfigured Town Festival in Goderich, Ontario, Canada. The festival, according to Narcity, will be transformed for 3 days into the Magical World of Harry Potter, and it is to raise funds to improve the town. 

The event includes the following: 

  • Official Quidditch Canada matches for Goderich’s Cup,
  • Unofficial Quidditch matches for the Marauder’s Cup,
  • Live performances by The Lovegoods and Tonks, as well as The Aurors,
  • Multiple vendors and participating businesses (including a craft wand shop),
  • A Poly-Wizard Tournament,
  • A House challenge,
  • A scavenger hunt,
  • Free face painting, and much more!

What could be the first makings of a Harry Potter Con of sorts, I of course, already got tickets. You can do so here, and the early birds at $15 were already gone, so if you're a die hard Harry Potter fan, it's time to head to Canada this fall.  And for you Detroiters, it's ony a 3 hour car ride - shorter than driving to Toronto. 

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Theatre Bizarre - Weekend One | Oct. 14 - 7PM
Oct
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Theatre Bizarre - Weekend One | Oct. 14 - 7PM

"Part Ringling Brothers, part Dawn of the Dead"
- The New York Times

"Get freaked the fuck out at Theatre Bizarre"
- 100 Things All Detroiters Should Do Before They Die
- Metro Times

Theatre Bizarre

This is our signature event. This is the one you've heard about... or the one that you dream about. We invade eight floors of the world's largest Masonic Temple for a night of extraordinary entertainment and otherworldly revelry.

You'll see hundreds of performers scattered across dozens of stages and performance spaces. Suspension artists, fire eaters, musicians, sword swallowers and acts that defy description will surround you as you mingle with thousands of costumed partygoers in an immersive atmosphere unlikeany other in the world. 

All guests must be 21 or over. No exceptions.

Costumes are mandatory. No exceptions.
For questions regarding the dress code for the evening, visit
http://theatrebizarre.com/dress-code-policy/

Event time TBA

ONLINE TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY MAY 12TH AT NOON
Retail Tickets TBA

THEATRE BIZARRE F.A.Q.:
http://theatrebizarre.com/faq/

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Youmacon 2017
Nov
3
to Nov 5

Youmacon 2017

Photo from Eventbrite

Photo from Eventbrite

Description from Eventbrite


"Youmacon is a popular culture event similar to most “Comic Cons”, however instead of focusing on comic books, Youmacon is a celebration of Japanese popular culture and its influence on our own culture over the past few decades. Common themes throughout the event are Anime (Japanese animation), Video Games, Japanese style artwork and comics, and the rising internet culture influenced by all of the above.

Youmacon brings a unique all-ages mix of interactive events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Downtown Detroit. One of its most popular events, “Live Action Mario Party”, emulates the video game experience – often filling the room to fire code capacity. Players participate in gameshow-like mini-games to help their teams advance and win.

Wearing costumes, or “Cosplay” as it's known at conventions, is very popular with attendees of Youmacon. It is not uncommon to walk into a pair of Italian plumbers in overalls on the escalator, only to meet someone dressed as Edward Elric or Master Chief from Halo minutes later."

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Youmacon 2017 | Nov 3-5
Nov
3
to Nov 5

Youmacon 2017 | Nov 3-5

Even if you have no interest in anime, Youma has 24 hour gaming - one huge room for video games and another huge room for board / card / tabletop games. Needless to say I will be spending many many hours in both. Also, can you say hotel party? Because there will be plenty.

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MO POP Music Festival 2017 | July 29 + 30
Jul
29
to Jul 30

MO POP Music Festival 2017 | July 29 + 30

 
Images: MO POP PRESS KIT

Images: MO POP PRESS KIT

 

By: Amy Cooper, ACRONYM


MO POP Music Festival pulled out all the stops for their major headliners this year, including Alt-JFoster The PeopleRun The Jewels, and Solange

 
 

In comparison to the Lollapalooza lineup which was also just released, a good chunk of the headliners are the same, so we expect that many people will opt staying in Michigan and hitting these artists rather than making the trek to Chicago. 

What will be involved in this year's festivities on July 29 and 30? Quite a few things! 

MO POP's Press release states that "In addition to 10+ hours of non-stop music each day," there will be the Riverside Biergarten, which will feature microbrews, Michigan beer, and specialty drinks. The Food Truck Alley will be returning for a diverse platter of all delicious noms, as well as the Craft Bazar, which will have a ton of handmade goods from Detroit's special talents. 

They will also be bringing back the Tech Tent and MO POP Arcade, which is a hot spot for cool people, [READ:] Air Conditioning. 

To purchase tickets, you can snag Early Birds on 3/24 for $89.50 (for the weekend), $65.00 for for a single day.

The price will jump on 4/3 to $109.50 for the weekend, and $75 for a single day after early bird so be sure to snag them while you can!

You can also pick up tickets with no service fees at Royal Oak Music Theatre on 3/24, and then on 4/3, you can snag them at any location below: 


VERTIGO MUSIC
129 S Division Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

ROYAL OAK MUSIC THEATRE BOX OFFICE
318 W 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067

THE CROFOOT BOX OFFICE
1 S Saginaw St, Pontiac, MI 48342

UHF RECORDS
512 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067

PURE DETROIT IN THE FISHER BUILDING
3011 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202

PURE DETROIT IN THE GUARDIAN BUILDING
500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226

PURE DETROIT IN GM RENAISSANCE CENTER
400 Renaissance Center A-403, Detroit, MI 48243

FLAT BLACK & CIRCULAR
541 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823

Graphic: MO POP PRESS KIT

Graphic: MO POP PRESS KIT

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High Times Cannabis Cup - Midwest
Jun
24
12:00pm12:00pm

High Times Cannabis Cup - Midwest

  • 9197 E MI State Road 36, Whitmore Lake, Michigan 48189 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Info and Photo From Facebook Event

Info and Photo From Facebook Event

June 24th and 25th for the 2017 HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup Midwest presented by Grow Green Michigan at the Auto City Speedway in Clio, Michigan. Please note this Cup is open to MEDICAL PATIENTS ONLY.

HIGH TIMES will give you a live cannabis experience, featuring a live grow room, a cannabis career fair, edibles village, topical massage spa, vape lounge and so much more! 

Grow Green will have Triminator, Rambridge Wholesale, Botanicare, Hortilux, Twister, House & Garden, Smart Pot and more with us at our booth. Don't miss out on special event pricing on your favorite items, cool Cannabis Cup swag, and more!

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Maria Montoya at the Garden Bowl @ Majestic Theatre
Jun
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

Maria Montoya at the Garden Bowl @ Majestic Theatre

  • 4140 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI, 48201 United States (map)
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Info And Photo From Facebook Event 

Info And Photo From Facebook Event 

I couldn't be more excited to be able to perform here and mark it off my list. So thrilled to be doing this at this venue. Last year I performed at the MIX Bricktown and now this. Sh*t!! Haha.


We perform at the Garden Bowl at the Majestic Theatre at 5:00pm-6:00pm.

See ya then. 

-M.M. 


This is a free event*
City-Wide
All Ages
Free to Public

Visit makemusicdetroit.org for more info. 


ABOUT:

June 21st, 2016 marked the inaugural Make Music Detroit celebration. Detroit joined cities around the world to celebrate music in its many forms. Inspired by France’s Fête de la Musique (a national music party day inaugurated in 1982), Make Music Day or World Music Day takes place on the same day in more than 700 cities in over 100 different countries throughout the globe, including Germany, Italy, Egypt, Syria, Morocco, Australia, Vietnam, Congo, Cameroon, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, South Africa, Nepal, Kenya, and Japan. For more information, please visit Make Music Day or Fête de la Musique‘s websites.

All Make Music Detroit events are:

- Free (no tickets, no musicians or audience members are charged)
- All ages with genre restrictions
- At multiple locations
- On June 21st (the longest day of the year)


MISSION:

Make Music Detroit is more than a music event. Our purpose is to bring attention the importance of early music exposure for kids and the benefits of music in people's daily lives. Detroit became a fountain of reverence in culture and humanities in part because of how the universal availability of music and arts education enriched its citizens. Every Detroit child deserves access to music education and Make Music Detroit is dedicated to supporting this goal.


2016 RECAP:

For the inaugural MMD2016, we coordinated more than a dozen sites around the city to serve as venues for over 100 free performances. Most sites were dispersed within three walkable clusters situated within the Cultural Center, Downtown and North End neighborhood. Attendees were able to visit Detroit Institute of Arts, ASSEMBLE Sound, The Carr Center at Harmonie Park, Urban Bean Co., Northern Lights Lounge, Cass Cafe, Third Man Records Cass Corridor, Jazz Cafe at Music Hall and other sites along the Oakland Avenue Artist Corridor to enjoy and experience every kind of musician – young and old, amateur and professional, of many musical persuasions (from jazz to folk to experimental to soul to electronic).



This year for MMD2017, performances will start Wednesday, June 21st at Noon and ends at Midnight. Mark your calendars and let’s make it better than the last. We will see you there!


www.makemusicdetroit.org

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Motor City Pride Festival 2017 @ Hart Plaza
Jun
10
to Jun 11

Motor City Pride Festival 2017 @ Hart Plaza

Photo & Info From Facebook Event

Photo & Info From Facebook Event

Michigan's largest LGBTQ Pride celebration! Join us on Saturday June 10th and Sunday June 11th at Hart Plaza in Detroit where we'll have five stages of entertainment, craft beers, food trucks, a family area, hundreds of vendors and thousands of people showing their pride.

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High School Sweetheart's EP release
May
5
to May 6

High School Sweetheart's EP release

Facebook Event Page

Facebook Event Page

5/5 FOR $5!!! 
No plans for Cinco de Mayo? Join High School Sweetheart and friendsMisterILLingsworthMega Powers, and The Dropout at The Loving Touchto celebrate their first EP!! Mister will be hosting the whole night of talent and The Dropout will be bringing the energy on the back end and closing it down!

8pm- Doors
9pm- Mister
9:30pm- Illingsworth
10:15pm- Mega Powers
11pm- High School Sweetheart
Midnight- The Dropout

$5 Admission

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26th Annual Detroit Music Awards
May
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

26th Annual Detroit Music Awards

Please join the Detroit Music Awards Foundation for the 2017 26th annual Detroit Music Awards!!!

Performances By:
Craig Brown Band
Royce 5'9" feat VMDP
Jena Irene Asciutto
TheFags - Detroit Power Pop
THIRD POWER / SRC
The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra
KDJ Trio

Distinguished Achievement Awards:
WEMU 89.1
Sphinx Organization
Third Power
SRC

Detroit Spirit of Entertainment Award:
Royce 5'9"

Tickets: Livenation.com OR at the door!
VIP Tickets/Tables: tkoggenhop@gmail.com

Pre-Show: Centaur Bar - Doors 4pm - Awards 5pm

Please support our sponsors!
Adcraft Club of Detroit
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Imperial Beverage
Hard Rock Cafe Detroit
M1 Records
Made In Detroit
Tequila Cabresto
Elite Ink Tattoo Company
Short's Brewing Company
Centaur Bar
Barritt's Ginger Beer
Chalk Hill Estate Winery
Sebastiani Wines
Shinola
Black Magic Hydroponics
Detroit Metro Times
KLA Laboratories, Inc.
Wall Street Productions

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Cinco De Mayo at SLOWS
May
5
11:00am11:00am

Cinco De Mayo at SLOWS

Celebrate the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla this Friday 5/5 at Michigan Avenue. We're serving special menu items (while supplies last) all starting at 11am.

Menu includes:
*Brisket Tacos
*Pork Chili Tacos
*Ancho Chicken Wings
*Ranchero Beans
*Queso Corn
*Chips & Smoked Salsa

From the Bar:
*Micheladas
*House Margaritas
*Tecate
*Pacifico
*Dos Equis Amber
*Negra Modelo

Plus we're releasing our Summer Wine & Cocktail Menu

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Grensta (Psycho Disco) w/ Sonya Alvarez at Grasshopper
May
4
9:00pm 9:00pm

Grensta (Psycho Disco) w/ Sonya Alvarez at Grasshopper

Surreal Sleepwalking + The Grasshopper Underground present:

Grensta (Psycho DiscoNite RecordsPerfect Driver Music)
http://soundcloud.com/theGrensta
http://facebook.com/theGrensta
http://instagram.com/thegrensta
http://twitter.com/thegrensta

with
Sonya Alvarez (Country Club DiscoSurreal Sleepwalking)
Roman Holliday (Surreal SleepwalkingGrenadier Club)

+ No matter how big or small the club or festival, Grensta brings a dynamic underground ethic to every show; an ethic that is reminiscent of the days when DJ’s themselves were not the idolized center of the room, but instead selfless participants in the enjoyment of the beats and the atmosphere. This attitude is reinforced by his unique production approach, as his tracks emote a fresh interpretation of classic deep house using smooth builds and infectious bass lines with crunchy analog leads that drive his audience forward.
Winning the Insomniac Discovery Project: Beyond Wonderland contest was a big moment, giving him a taste of what hard work and determination can bring when following a dream. His tracks are supported by the likes of Golf Clap, Shiba San, Dillon Nathaniel, Vanilla Ace, Sinden and Treasure Fingers, appear in mixes on Perfect Driver, The Birdhouse, Data Transmission and RinseFM as well as in publications like Mixmag, Earmilk, YourEDM, Gotta Dance Dirty, Insomniac.com and Magnetic Magazine.

DOORS 9PM
21+ FREE BEFORE 10PM w/ RSVP

VIP TABLES / BOTTLE SERVICE: TROY@THEGRASSHOPPERUNDERGROUND.COM

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BERSERKER IV April 14-15th @ The Crofoot
Apr
14
to Apr 15

BERSERKER IV April 14-15th @ The Crofoot

BERSERKER IV
April 14-15th 2017
The Crofoot
1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac, MI

2 packed nights of extreme underground music! 30 bands on 3 stages!

GWAR
EYEHATEGOD
OFF!
Weedeater
The Obsessed
Negative Approach
Brain Tentacles
Blurring
Child Bite
Immortal Bird
Horrible Earth
Cemetery Piss
Fuck You Pay Me
Nightkin
Nuke
Cotton Museum
Against The Grain
Boreworm
Hollow Earth
SNAFU
Artillery Breath
Euphoria
Sunlight’s Bane
Centenary
Night Vapor
Off-Ox
Fell Ruin
Sweat
Law

Limited Advance Weekend Passes just $50 – an $80 value!
These special 2-day passes include an 18”x24” screenprinted poster plus a high-quality enamel pin. Limited to 200, less than 100 remain!

Standard 2-Day Pass*: $60
Single Day Pass*: $40 advance / $50 day-of
*These options will become available once the limited advance weekend passes are sold-out.

Tickets available online here:
http://berserkerdetroit.com/

Also available fee-free in-person at the Crofoot box office (Pontiac, MI) and UHF Records (Royal Oak, MI)

As always, BERSERKER is an all ages event! Doors open at 6pm both days.

 

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Local Natives | Royal Oak Music Theater
Mar
31
6:30pm 6:30pm

Local Natives | Royal Oak Music Theater

AEG Live Presents:
Local Natives
wsg Little Scream
All Ages / General Admission
Tickets: http://smarturl.it/LocalNativesROMT

Local Natives believe in equality, safety, and dignity of all people. They have partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket is going to support gender-based violence intervention and prevention programs.

Get tickets at AXS.com
Royal Oak Music Theatre Box Office
Charge: 1-888-9-AXS-TIX.
For more info, Call 248.399.2980
Visit www.romtlive.com

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Party! Album Release Party | The Pike Room
Mar
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

Party! Album Release Party | The Pike Room

Party! Album release party. 
If you're not here you're missing out on a bunch of cool ass live music. If you're 21+ have a drink or a lot with us because;
Its going to be a Party! 🎉🎉 and tickets are only $10! *All Ages*

Presented by Eternally Nocturnal 💀

Performances by:
Man Eating Lion
Helpless Hearts (celebrating 1 year anniversary)
Party!

 

UPDATE: As of 3/30, Desires and The Banshee Pilot will not be performing.

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Jay And Silent Bob Get Old | The Fillmore Detroit
Mar
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Jay And Silent Bob Get Old | The Fillmore Detroit

This is a fully reserved, all ages event. Doors open to the public at 7pm.

The hilarious duo Jay & Silent Bob are back. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks 2. Now you can see them live recording their comedy podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.

Ranked #1 on Itunes Comedy podcasts, this is a sometimes touching, always hilarious, look at what happens when two people grow up in Hollywood’s gaze. These limited engagements will be recorded as the stories evolve live in front of the audience, and released for free onwww.smodcast.com.

This is what fans everywhere have been waiting for - an opportunity to see their heroes on stage doing what they love, telling stories.

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