SATURDAY: Detroit Burger Brawl, Eastern Market

August 25, 2016 by  
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The Detroit Burger Brawl
Saturday, August 27, 2016
1313 Erskine — Eastern Market — Detroit

Nearly 20 Area Restaurants Will Compete for the Title of Detroit’s Best Burger

In partnership with Dine Drink Detroit, Low Frequency, and Fairway Packing, Detroit Burger Brawl returns to Eastern Market on Saturday, August 27th. Nearly 20 restaurants from around metro Detroit will be competing for the title of Detroit’s Best Burger during this street fair-style event, which will run from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Attendees are encouraged to sample all of the competing burgers and vote for their favorite, with the top four restaurants getting the chance to specially prepare a custom burger for a five-member panel of celebrity judges to taste and select. Voting will take place between 11:00am and 1:00pm via the Burger Brawl app, with results updated in real-time via onsite screens and the web, and the top four burgers will be judged at 3:00pm.

Tickets for Detroit Burger Brawl start at $25, granting access and all-you-can-eat burgers, with $55 VIP tickets offering early access (9:30am), entry into the VIP tent and bar, and two drink tickets.

This year’s Detroit Burger Brawl will be emceed by Ken Daniels, the voice of the Detroit Red Wings, and be held at 1313 Erskine in Detroit’s Eastern Market, shutting down the road between Russell and Rivard.

For tickets, visit https://app.gopassage.com/events/burger-brawl-2016.

THIS WKEND: DIYPSI Summer Festival @ ABC Microbrewery

August 24, 2016 by  
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DIYpsi Summer Festival
Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, 2016
ABC Microbrewery
720 Norris Street • Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Over 80 handmade vendors representing the best of the midwest
Live music and our region’s best indie bands
handcrafted eats + specialty craft brews
August 27: 11am-8pm (bands til 11)
August 28: 12pm-6pm

Admission: $1 Suggested Donation
21+ unless accompanied by a parent or guardian

UPCOMING: Nonsense Night Unconventional Convention @ Tangent Sept 9

August 22, 2016 by  
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Nonsense Nights
presents
The Unconventional Convention
September 9, 2015
Tangent Gallery
715 E Milwaukee, Detroit
Cosplay Encouraged

Nonsense Night is going full nerdcore for this event. 
Think COMIC CONVENTION but weirder & more intimate & in Detroit.

COSPLAY is strongly encouraged 
(ANYcharacter from ANYuniverse is appropriate)
BOARD & CARD GAMES will be a thing that will be happening
(from Apples to Catan to Risk to Magic to Pokémon to Oranges)
L.A.R.P BATTLES will totally be a thing 
(bring your own (foam) weaponry)
POKéMON GO will be going on
(there's a gym at the venue & several Poké-stops near by)
STAR WARS will be prevalent 
(of course)
ANIME should be all over this shit
(cosplay a Studio Ghibli character or you're a coward)
EVERYTHING "nerdy" or esoteric is welcome.
Nonsense Night is about YOU bringing the weirdness.
This is not a concert. It's HAPPENING starring YOU & your friends.

Musical performances by:
Wesley and the Crushers
Zak & What Army?
DosLopez
Aaron Phoenix Wright

TONIGHT! Godzilla Returns to the Phoenix Cafe

August 19, 2016 by  
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Godzilla Returns!
The Phoenix Cafe
24918 John R Rd, Hazel Park, Michigan 48030

Two years ago, the Phoenix Cafe hosted "Godzilla Vs. The Phoenix Art Show" and it was an outstanding exhibit of Godzilla art. This year, many new artists will have work on exhibit with an emphasis on Godzilla, Kaiju, and other monsters.

Featuring Art by: 
Pete Coe, Steve Czapiewski, Jacob Davis, Matthew MCR Ellison II, Steve Gamburd, David Hanson, Olivia Herron (IN), Mark Jackson, Michael Kruso, Brian Lewandowski, Ryan Poteracki and more! 

Musical performances by:
Morticia's Chair - Post Punk, Psychedelic Goth Rock from Cleveland, OH http://www.morticiaschair.com/

The Curls - Indie Rock from Chicago, IL
https://thecurls.bandcamp.com/

Burlesque/ Variety performance by: 
Kitty Hawkk

Aerial/Fire performance by:
Illumine
https://www.facebook.com/illuminefireflow/

Participating vendors:
Pete and Sandra Coe - paintings/monsters 
Steve Czapiewski - vector pop cartoon and show prop designer
Lacie Michelle Bollon - sex pop cartoon 
Stephanie Sage - Pure Romance 
and more tba!

7pm Doors: artist and vendor reception

7:30 TBA 
8:30 The Curls
10:00 Morticia's Chair
11:15 Variety showcase featuring Illumine (fire, dancer, flow artist), Kitty Hawkk (burlesque) and more tba!

All Ages!!! $10 cover

STATIC presents…THE 21st BIG 80′S FLASHBACK BASH!/40th ANNIVERSARY OF PUNK!

August 12, 2016 by  
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Static invites you to go back in time for the night with the return of thee retro party of the year! On SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, be prepared to flashback to the late '70s as we celebrate the 21st Big '80s Flashback Bash in a new way by celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Punk!

This year features punk tributes by six bands:
  • CLASHBACK (The Clash)
  • The DDT's (The Ramones)
  • FABULOUS DISASTER (Sex Pistols)
  • THE ZOTZ
  • RED SEPTEMBER
  • WALKIN’ TALKIN’ TOXINS
The party starts at 8 p.m. at PJ's LAGER HOUSE, located at 1254 Michigan Ave. in Detroit. Call 313-961-4668 for info or check out www.pjslagerhouse.com

21 & over are welcome and cover is $6 and proceeds benefit the Hater Kitty Rescue Army, a local cat rescue group. www.HaterKitty.com

Static & Stirling presents…Panic in Detroit V2!! A night of the music and mystery of David Bowie!

August 12, 2016 by  
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Back by popular demand! After the first acoustic version of the tribute show earlier this year, Stirling and Sue Static decided to host Panic in Detroit V2! This show is bigger and better with the addition of electric acts, eclectic artists and burlesque! There will also be an art gallery featuring Bowie inspired art and a showing of the concert film “Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars.”

The show will feature:

Ricky Rat & Karl Arthur: Ziggy Stardust, Rock n Roll Suicide, Hang on to Yourself

White Shag: Heroes, Rebel Rebel, Suffragette City

Satori Circus (with Sadaat Hossian): Soul Love, Time

Konrad Lee: TVC15, Fame

Margaret Dollrod: Moonage Daydream

Hiawatha (Cult Heroes) with Ricky Rat: Queen Bitch

Patrick Davy: Lady Stardust

Dear Darkness: Blackstar and John, I'm Only Dancing

Mike Galbraith & James Anthony: Jean Genie, Changes, 8 Line Poem

Tim Monger with Fido Kenington and Greg McIntosh (Great Lakes Myth Society): Kooks, Fantastic Voyage, Up the Hill Backwards, All The Young Dudes

Audra Kubat: Space Oddity, Under Pressure

Marie Corbo: Young Americans

Stirling w/band featuring Peter Schorn, Dean Western & Fido Kenington: Panic in Detroit, All the Young Dudes, Look Back in Anger, 8 Line Poem with Michael Galbraith

Burlesque:
Leena Allure:Nature Boy/Heroes
Magenta DeMure: Cat People
Holly Hock: I'm Afraid of Americans

Bootsie La Fontaine as Ziggy Stardust

Art by: Nina Friday, Steve Czapiewski, B.P. Legault, Debbie Lotito, Horse's Banana, Brian Lewandowski, Mike Bell, Tim Smith, Joy Baldwin, Heather Chapman.

The second version of the tribute show will be held on Friday, Sept. 23 at 8pm at The Tangent Gallery located at 715 E. Milwaukee in Detroit. 313-873-2955 www.tangentgallery.com

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

THE ANNUAL HAZEL PARK FINE ART FAIR CELEBRATES ITS 5TH YEAR!

August 12, 2016 by  
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Local artists, artisans, music and a grassroots community vibe is the focus of the annual Hazel Park Fine Art Fair. Now in its' fifth year, the fair has grown to include more artists than ever! 80 artists and 18 diverse musical acts will entertain you this year.

Green Acres Park is the place to be the weekend of August 27 & 28. The fair is FREE to attend and all ages are welcome. There will be a childrens' art area for creative youngsters to make and take home art of their own. Food will be provided by The Fargin Chef and adult beverages by Dragonmead Brewery and Griffin Claw Brewing Company. Proceeds from the fair's booth sales are donated to the Promise Zones college fund that provides tuition for high school graduates in the community. (Www.promisezones.org)

Only visual art/artisans such as sculptures, jewelry makers, metalworks and paintings will be featured – not mainstream product vendors - in order to keep the integrity as an “art fair.” Some of the many artists and artisans featured are artists Steven Gamburd, weird artist Brian Lewandowski, cityscape photographer Michele Lundgren, painter and toy creator Gwen Joy and the organizer of the Fair - artist Julie Fournier - will also display her paintings from her Smiling Eyes Studio (juliekfournier.com).  Returning to the fair this year is eclectic light sculptures by Joey Mazzola of Eastworks Detroit Studio and photographer Laura Grimshaw.



Audra Kubat

Local music will also be showcased with 18 diverse acts performing over the weekend. The
2016 music line-up features Americana songwriter Matt Dmits, folk songbird Audra Kubat, pop rockers Go Tiger Go and psychedelic art rockers Spaceband.




Go Tiger Go
Sunday's music starts off with the Grosse Pointe Lake Shore Chorus, troubadour Mike Galbraith, rock band The Landmarks and the fair finale is the hard rock band Blackmail.

Producing the fair is a labor of love for organizer Julie Fournier, a resident and artist who exhibits her paintings and crafts at many other local events. With her years of experience attending festivals, she decided to start one in her community of Hazel Park to benefit the area and also raise some money for a worthy cause. "The HPAF strives to provide a truly unique festival with an eye on benefitting the community we are a part of and enhancing the local quality of life for everyone involved," Fournier says in the Fair's mission statement.

The Hazel Park Fine Art Fair will be held on Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday, August 28 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Green Acres Park located at 620 W. Woodward Heights (9 ½ Mile) in Hazel Park. For the complete list of artists please visit Www.hazelparkartfair.com. For info please email hazelparkartfair@gmail.com

Static presents…FOXFEST! Music & Art Festival

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The third edition of FOXFEST Music & Art's Festival features more music, art and entertainment all for a great cause!  This year features five female-fronted Detroit rock bands, six women artists, and a dozen local vendors with the night's proceeds to benefit three local women's groups.

The date is SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 at 8 pm and ALL patrons 18 & over are welcome. Admission is $10 and proceeds benefit the Detroit based women's groups, Alternatives for Girls, Girls Rock Detroit and Genesis House. We will also be collecting donated goods to distribute to the shelters. The event will be held at THE TANGENT GALLERY/Hastings St. Ballroom located at 715 E. Milwaukee in Detroit. (313-873-2955)

Featuring Music By:

CARMEL LIBURDI– This local singer/songwriter is out to change the way we look at solo acoustic artists. With a unique blend of influences including: jazz, punk, blues, ragtime, and folk, her music is full of rhythm, soul, and wit. Whether political or personal, Carmel's music has energy and humor that will lift your spirits and make you want to dance. www.carmelliburdi.com

ODD HOURS – They are heavily influenced by 80's post-punk and 90's industrial music – they mix sexy to aggressive vocals with raunchy guitar and spacey ukulele with a stage show that combines sexy, weird, and emotional energy. http://www.oddhoursmusic.com/


The Luckouts

THE LUCKOUTS – This dynamic raw rock n' roll trio is influenced by metal, glam and Detroit rock n' roll.   https://www.reverbnation.com/theluckouts

Dear Darkness
DEAR DARKNESS - This post-punk duo whose sound is waxing and combustible—the rawer side of PJ Harvey mixed with the rock economy of The Ramones,  Dear Darkness’s music could be called “bedroom pop.”  https://deardarkness1.bandcamp.com/

CATTY CLUB – Simply put they play “Angry jams for your listening pleasure.” https://soundcloud.com/cattyclub

DJ Cait Ash will spin iconic female artists from the 70's, 80's and 90's and on!

Dena Luckett, the local poet will host the festival.

Six eclectic women artists will also display their works at the event: Gwen Joy, Ava East, Lisa Poszywak, Jenny Creech, Joanne Dietz, and Candy Draper.

A dozen local vendors will be displaying their wares including: Crafty Darling Detroit, The Horses Banana, Hell City Detroit,  More Than a Mitten, DV8 Body Art, Pure Romance by Stephanie, ClayLab Detroit, Erin Knight Art, So Raw Creative, Stacey Jaye LLC., and more.

Alternatives for Girls.org – The Detroit-based non-profit organization has been active for the past 25 years in helping homeless and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy and exploitation, and help them to explore and access the support, resources and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives.

Girls Rock Detroit.org - a community organization dedicated to fostering girls' creative expression, positive self-esteem, and community awareness through rock music education and performance.

Genesis House - Women's housing units provided by the Detroit Rescue Mission. While residents at one of the three locations, they are able to work towards stability, education and training, and find employment to meet their needs. A wide range of supportive services, including case management, education, mental health, employment and substance abuse aftercare services are available to help residents succeed. (www.drmm.org)

TONIGHT; Film Screening – Desperate Man Blues at MOCAD

August 10, 2016 by  
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Details:
Film: Desperate Man Blues
Wednesday, Aug 10
Doors open: 7, Film at 8
Admission: $5 Donation (free for members)

“Plastic Dreams,” our look into our love of vinyl continues with a film series dedicated to the vinyl enthusiast, and their obsession with the physical format. This wide-ranging collection of films aims to show us the devotion and connection many feel to the format, and inspires us to consider our instinct to romanticize nostalgic eras gone by.

The series will take place every Wednesday in August and will also incorporate short films, discussions and other events relevant to the subject matter of each week’s film.

Desperate Man Blues
Directed by Ed Gillan, Desperate Man Blues tells the story of self-proclaimed king of record collectors Joseph E. Bussard, Jr. of Frederick Maryland. Joe has amassed probably the greatest collection of 78 rpm recordings of country, blues, jazz, cajun and gospel music in the world. He has spent most of of his waking hours in pursuit of old 78s. To call it a hobby would be an insult: It’s his life.

“Check out the DVD Desperate Man Blues. Joe’s an eccentric record collector who’s preserved all sorts of magical corners of music – although he says things like ‘There are no good jazz records made after 1927.'” — Elvis Costello

“It’s nice to have a DVD of this great documentary on Joe Bussard, plus another featurette, King of All Record Collectors, and other bonus stuff. Bussard is a stone gas, grooving around his basement amidst one of the finest collections of pre-war 78s ever assembled. A few nice archival shots of Fahey, too. And the stories are hilarious.”
— Byron Coley and Thurston Moore, #4 on their Top 80 of 2006

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit 
4454 Woodward, Detroit

WIZBANG! Returns to Detroit For Two Shows This September

August 10, 2016 by  
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WIZBANG! POP-UP THEATRE - 4 SHOWS IN 2 DAYS!
Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom 
715 E Milwaukee St, Detroit, Michigan 48202
SHOWTIMES:
Friday, September 9th - 9pm & 11pm;Saturday, September 10th - 9pm & 11pm

WIZBANG! is an entertainment venue created in Cleveland Ohio. It is an imaginarium of neo-vaudeville, musical extravaganza, circus arts, comedy theatre in a small, mobile, circus tent! The Wizbang! consist of 2 tents, theater tent and a backstage tent equalling about 650 square feet. The theater has it’s own sound system, lighting, 60 seats, (which makes it one of the smallest of its kind) and an 8’x8’ stage with traveling curtain. 


Partially funded by a grant from Ingenuity Cleveland and a successful Kickstarter campaign, it was designed by your friends-Pinch and Squeal! In their travels, they have met amazing entertainers and wanted nothing more than to share them with you!!

Pinch and Squeal are a musical neo-vaudeville duo that bring you whimsical hilarity, clichéd sentimentality, knee-jerk patriotism, and old-wheeze jokes. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio. P&S have been honored to share stages with incredible performers such as Sabrina Chap, Brian Newman, Murray Hill, Jim Rose, Puddles Pity Party, and The Bindlestiff Family Circus!!

In our hour long shows you will get Variety Extraordinaire! You get everything from world champion jugglers, acrobats, professional misbehavers, the best in sleight of hand magicians, spine tingling sideshow, cabaret, circus… you name it! Its never the same experience!

The Wizbang Tent will be set up at the Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom so refreshments will be close at
hand between shows!

Tickets will be $15 advance and $20 the day of the show. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: www.wizbangtheatre.com

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