Insults that only make sense in Detroit

Many cities are a world of their own, and in Detroit, there is a language that only Detroiters understand, and with that…

By Layla McMurtrie

“That’s some 7 Mile shit.”
 – pandaandteddy
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15 things to do in Detroit this weekend (Feb. 23-25)

It’s already the end of February; if you haven’t gotten out of the house much yet this year, it’s time. Whether you’re…

By Layla McMurtrie

Le Mélange de Gala

When: Feb. 24 from 6-9 p.m.
Where: Extra Crispy Studios
What: An immersive sensory museum
Who: Curated by Marshele Parker, also known as 29
Why: It definitely sounds interesting and unique. It’s a sensory museum that immerses people in fashion, live art, and Detroit's youngest techno talent.
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Detroit’s Dirty Show 2024 goes out with a bang [NSFW PHOTOS]

Well, that’s that a wrap for Dirty Show — another sold-out closing night full of hijinks and debauchery at the Russell Industrial…

By Mikel O.D.

Detroit’s Dirty Show 2024 goes out with a bang [NSFW PHOTOS]
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20 things to do in Detroit this weekend (Feb. 16-18)

Many people are busy on Valentine’s Day, so you and your lover may need to have some fun together on the weekend…

By Layla McMurtrie

Visionary Night

When: Feb. 17 from 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: The Commons
What: An open mic and art event
Who: The Vision Detroit
Why: The stage will be open for performers of any kind, plus art supplies will be provided for anyone who wants to chill and draw while enjoying the show.
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25 things to do in Detroit this weekend (Feb. 9-11)

This weekend is great if you want to meet new friends, as there are many community-centered events happening that are perfect for…

By Layla McMurtrie

BLKLUV: The 10-year Anniversary Show

When: Feb. 9 at 8 p.m.
Where: Aretha’s Jazz Cafe
What: A show of poetry, music, comedy, and more
Who: Hosted by Joel Fluent Greene with beats by Drake Phifer
Why: Celebrate Black History Month and Valentine’s Day at once by supporting local Black performers and vendors alongside your lover.
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Where to celebrate Black History Month in Detroit

The city of Detroit supports Black artists, entrepreneurs, and culture year-round, but February is especially time for events that center heavily on…

By Layla McMurtrie

Music of Our Lives: A Musical Journey Celebrating Black History Month
Feb. 19 from 7-10 p.m.; Aretha’s Jazz Cafe;
Unlimited Sky Productions is hosting this musical event exploring the diversity of Black music, from the roots of Africa to the modern day. Performances will feature sounds from Africa, Blues, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, Motown, hip-hop, and more. Special guests will include Sky Covington, Faye Bradford, and One Single Rose, among others.
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15 things to do in Detroit this weekend (Feb. 1-4)

The first weekend of Black History Month is leading strong in Detroit with an array of cultural events happening around the city.…

By Layla McMurtrie

Baba’s Bounce

When: Feb. 2 from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Big Pink
What: A DJ set of world music
Who: Sounds by Chicago-based queer Palestinian DJ Nanoos, plus QUJO and DJ KDirty
Why: Have a fun night with your friends vibing to Arabic and Afro music.
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15 ways to impress your Valentine in Detroit when you’re broke

We’re all struggling financially out here, and then holidays come around to break the bank even more. Valentine’s Day specifically can be…

By Layla McMurtrie

Take them to new art exhibits
Amazing art is one thing in Detroit that you can see a lot of for free. This coming month, the Carr Center has a few new exhibits opening to the public. You can also head to the Detroit Institute of Arts (free for residents in the tri-county area) or the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit to see world-class art, or drive around and see all the murals in different parts of the city. If you want to make a full day out of art, you could even do all of it.
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Where to watch the Lions-49ers game in metro Detroit

The Lions-Buccaneers game at Ford Field last Sunday was NBC’s most-watched NFL divisional round game since 1994. As we get closer to…

By Layla McMurtrie

Where to watch the Lions-49ers game in metro Detroit
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Where to play pickleball in metro Detroit

Pickleball is America’s fastest-growing sport, and it’s no wonder why. The paddle game is easy to learn, a thrill to play, and…

By Steve Neavling

Patton Recreation Center

2301 Woodmere, Detroit; 313-628-2000;

Another recreation center in southwest Detroit, Patton Recreation Center converts its gym into pickleball courts from 1:30-3 p.m. on Thursdays and 12-2 p.m. on Saturdays. Beginning on Feb. 14, pickleball also will be available from 5-7 p.m.
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15 things to do in Detroit this weekend (Jan. 26-28)

After the zero-degree weather the last couple of weeks, this coming weekend’s early 40s temperatures will basically feel like spring. So, now…

By Layla McMurtrie

Lyn Lapid

When: Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.
Where: The Shelter
What: A concert
Who: Lyn Lapid
Why: It’s for the artist’s “to love in the 21st century tour.”
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Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired mansion in Ann Arbor listed for $10M

Throughout his career, American architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed more than 1,000 structures, 31 of which were built in Michigan. While he…

By Layla McMurtrie

4000 Vorhies Rd., Ann Arbor
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20 things to do in metro Detroit this weekend (Jan. 19-21)

It’s very cold and icy outside, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still have some fun. Layer up, drive carefully, and you’re…

By Layla McMurtrie

Desert Hearts

When: Jan. 19 at 9 p.m.
Where: Magic Stick, Ferndale
What: A dance night
Who: DJs Mikey Lyon, Kevin Knapp, and Dantiez
Why: Have a fun night to start your weekend.
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20 things to do during a weird, unpredictable Detroit winter

Winter? What winter? This season in metro Detroit has been warmer than usual with little snowfall to speak of. In fact, global…

By Metro Times editorial staff

20 things to do during a weird, unpredictable Detroit winter
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Photos of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 Detroit ‘Walk to Freedom’

MLK Day commemorates the important legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., held this year on Monday, Jan. 15.…

By Layla McMurtrie

Photos of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 Detroit ‘Walk to Freedom’
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Rejected Michigan license plates from 2023 and earlier [NSFW]

Once again, Metro Times submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Michigan Department of State for all rejected custom license…

By Layla McMurtrie

Rejected Michigan license plates from 2023 and earlier [NSFW]
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20 things to do in Detroit this weekend (Jan. 11-14)

Get ready to rock this weekend with tons of cool events happening around the city, from art to food to comedy to…

By Layla McMurtrie

Jollibee's Opening Weekend

When: Jan. 12-14 from 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Jollibee, Sterling Heights
What: The grand opening day of Jollibee’s first Michigan location.
Who: Jollibee fans
Why: Metro Detroiters have been waiting for this day since 2021 when it was first announced that the popular Philippines-based fast-food chain was coming to Michigan. Plus, the first 100 customers that spend over $20 each day this weekend get a prize.
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The best reactions to the Michigan Wolverines’ big win

The University of Michigan won the national college football title for the first time since 1997 and people are ecstatic. Between the…

By Layla McMurtrie

The Michigan Wolverines took home the victory.
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This historic Detroit home was a secret Prohibition-era distillery, now listed for $949K

This 7,500-square-foot home in Detroit’s Indian Village district holds a unique history. Its original owner, Edward Eisenberg, worked as a corporate officer…

By Layla McMurtrie

1796 Burns Ave., Detroit
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15 things to do in Detroit this weekend (Jan. 5-7)

It’s the first week of the year, so you’re probably either too tired recuperating from  2023 or ready to jumpstart the new…

By Layla McMurtrie

Morta Skuld, Throne, Jesus Wept

When: Jan. 5 at 7 p.m.
Where: Sanctuary Detroit, Hamtramck
What: Live music
Who: Morta Skuld, Throne, and Jesus Wept
Why: Kick off the weekend with head bangers from these three rock bands.
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Photos from the WWE Live Holiday Tour in Detroit

The WWE Live Holiday Tour came to Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday.

By Joe Maroon

Photos from the WWE Live Holiday Tour in Detroit
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Benjamin Siegel’s historic Albert Kahn-designed Detroit mansion listed for $2.5M

In the heart of Detroit's Boston-Edison district, this historic mansion was designed for Benjamin Siegel by renowned architect Albert Kahn and built…

By Layla McMurtrie

150 W. Boston Blvd., Detroit
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The biggest culture shocks about moving to Detroit

Whether you’ve moved to the D from a much bigger city or a small town, or even if you’ve lived here your…

By Layla McMurtrie

“How segregated it is.” –stos313
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15+ things to do in Detroit this weekend (Dec. 22-23)

This Sunday is Christmas Eve! While there are not as many events happening as usual, there are still a few if you…

By Layla McMurtrie

Pink Party 

When: Dec. 22 from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Big Pink
What: A dance night
Who: DJ Ehab and Venus Flyytrap
Why: Have fun with your friends. Wear pink and get in free.
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The best and worst bathrooms in metro Detroit

Everybody poops. So, as this is important information for all, we decided to ask the r/detroit subreddit and our Instagram followers where…

By Metro Times editorial staff

Honest John’s

488 Selden St., Detroit

Many people said this restaurant bar has the worst bathrooms, especially for the men. “The men’s room at Honest John’s is scary,” Redditor tythousand said.
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1920s mansion in Detroit’s Palmer Park hits market for $1.95M — and it’s got some unique history

This historic Palmer Park estate was built in 1928 by Hungarian engineer József Galamb, known for his role in developing Ford’s Model…

By Layla McMurtrie

1920s mansion in Detroit’s Palmer Park hits market for $1.95M — and it’s got some unique history
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20 things to do in the Detroit area this weekend (Dec. 15-17)

This time of the year lowkey has a weird mix of events going on. Whether your interests include music, art, kinky shit,…

By Layla McMurtrie

2023 Official Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl Detroit by Bar Crawl LIVE!

When: Dec. 16 from 3-10 p.m.
Where: Various Detroit bars and nightclubs
What: A festive bar crawl
Who: Bar Crawl LIVE
Why: Get into a funky sweater and get lit for the afternoon with other fun Detroiters.
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What your Detroit suburb says about you

People definitely judge you based on what high school and college you attend, but where you choose to live as an adult…

By Metro Times editorial staff

Macomb Township
You are first-generation rich with enough money to move away from the city and live in a boring subdivision, drink a lot of wine, and sleep with your neighbor’s husband.
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20 things to do in metro Detroit this weekend (Dec. 8-10)

This weekend has got a mix of chill stuff going on. You can get lit with your friends to various music in…

By Layla McMurtrie

AFROSOUL - The Black Gatsby Holiday Party

When: Dec. 8 from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Willis Show Bar
What: A holiday party
Who: Sounds by Jamaal Abiade with performances by Dot NG and Miss Christyana
Why: Get in the groove with Afrobeats, R&B, and Amapiano all night long.
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Metro Detroit holiday traditions you don’t want to miss

Somehow it’s already December, which means the holiday season is definitely here. In metro Detroit, there are a lot of fun holiday…

By Layla McMurtrie

Santa Speedo Run
Every winter for the past eight years, brave souls in the Detroit area freeze for a mile in just speedos and Santa hats while running along Woodward Ave. from Campus Martius. The event is a fundraiser run by Halo Detroit to benefit local charities. This year, the organization has the goal of drawing 250 participants, with proceeds to be split between The Greening of Detroit and the Ruth Ellis Center.
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