Annual Historic Fort Wayne Fall Flea Market returns this weekend, October 10-11

October 6, 2015 by  
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Antique and bargain hunters will find collectibles, contemporary treasures and a variety of arts and crafts at the annual Historic Fort Wayne Flea Market, taking place Saturday and Sunday, October 10-11 at 6325 W. Jefferson (at the foot of Livernois).

The hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The flea market is presented by the Historic Fort Wayne Coalition.

As always, tours priced at $5 per person of the Historic Fort Wayne complex will be offered each day.

The guided tours will include the Star Fort built in the 1840s and the Spanish-American War Guard House.

Secured parking is $5 per vehicle, and admission is free for the flea market. Refreshments will also be for sale.

The Fort's regular hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday each weekend now through Sunday, October 25. Secured parking is $5, and admission is free. For more information on special events and activities at Historic Fort Wayne during 2015, visit

The Historic Fort Wayne Coalition is dedicated to preserving the history of Michigan men and women who served their country between 1845 and 1973 who either sent material to or personally passed through Historic Fort Wayne as a place of induction to United States military service.  They assist the Fort's caretakers, the City of Detroit Recreation Department, with this effort in two major ways.  First, they present high quality events that provide ways for the public to enjoy Historic Fort Wayne and see glimpses of how it would have looked when it was garrisoned.  They also preserve and restore as much of the structures and facilities as possible on the Fort grounds. 


The Gooch Palms Tour Comes To Detroit This Friday / New Single On iTunes / ‘NOVO’S’ Cassette Available Through Burger Records

October 6, 2015 by  
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The Gooch Palms Tour Comes To Detroit This Friday!
New 'Slow Burner' Single Available On iTunes
(Taken From 'Introverted Extroverts' Album - To Be Released Early 2016)
Produced By Bill Skibbe
2013 Debut Album 'NOVO'S' Out On Cassette Through Burger Records


Never afraid to push the boundaries, The Gooch Palms have dropped their latest single and it's a little different from their previous releases. "Slow Burner is the kind of song we've been wanting to make for a long time" says Leroy Macqueen of the new single. "Working with producer Bill Skibbe (The Kills, Black Keys, Protomartyr) gave us the confidence to try something different. We love pop music and that's no secret, so we are really excited to get this one out there." Slow Burner was recorded in a two week studio session at Key Club Recording Studios in Michigan, and is one of 13 songs the band laid down for upcoming album, Introverted Extroverts (to be released next year).

It's been a busy year for the Gooch Palms - the rambunctious duo relocated from Australia earlier this year to sunny Los Angeles and have been making waves across the country ever since. They have played over 80 shows across North America, including, most recently, Echo Park Rising in Los Angeles and Burger Boogaloo in Oakland, and have just headed out on the road again for the single launch. This time, they'll be taking their new synthesizer (featured on Slow Burner and a few other new tunes) along for the ride!

Recently featured as Artist Of The Day
on Myspace

Burger Records just released the band's 2013 debut album, 'NOVO'S' on cassette.
Order here.

Live Shows:
Oct 7 - CHICAGO, IL @ Empty Bottle
Oct 8 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ State Street Pub
Oct 9 - DETROIT, MI @ UFO Factory
Oct 10 - TORONTO, ON @  The Old Laurel
Oct 11 - MONTREAL, QC @ L'esco
Oct 12 - CAMBRIDGE, MS @ Firebrand Saints
Oct 13 - NYC, NY @ Cake Shop (CMJ)
Oct 14 - NYC, NY @ TBA (CMJ)
Oct 15 - BALTIMORE, MD @ Windup Space
Oct 16 - CHAPEL HILL, NC @ Local 506
Oct 17 - ASHEVILLE, NC @ Tiger Mountain
Oct 18 - KNOXVILLE, TN @ The Pilot Light
Oct 19 - ATHENS, GA @ Georgia Theatre (roof top)
Oct 21 - NEW ORLEANS, LA @ Siberia
Oct 22 - AUSTIN, TX @ Sahara Lounge
Oct 23 - DALLAS, TX @ The Crown & Harp
Oct 24 - SAN ANTONIO, TX @ Hi Tones
Oct 25 - MARFA, TX @ Padres
Oct 26 - EL PASO, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
Oct 27 - TEMPE, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
Oct 28 - TUCSON, AZ @ Hotel Congress


UPCOMING (Friday, Oct. 9): The 7th Annual Zombie Ball at The Crossroads Bar & Grill in Ypsilanti

October 5, 2015 by  
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The dead will rise and shake their rumps at the 7th Annual Zombie Ball being held at The Crossroads Bar & Grill in Ypsilanti on Friday, October 8.

Live entertainment for the night supplied by Roadwork Crew featuring Edward "T Money" Green (the legendary bass player best known for his work with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, Warren G., and The Dramatics)

The Most Dangerous Things On Strings-The Gepetto Files

 Dj Scotty D

  Rock N Rummage 

 The Crossroad's Bar & Grill is located at 517 W Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Doors at 9PM

Dressing up is encouraged but not mandatory!

The Eighth Annual DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness

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+ The Devil's Night Is Coming +

Detroit, MI - On October 29th through 31st 2015 at the Tangent Gallery/Hastings St Ballroom in Detroit comes an extraordinary assemblage of 174 artists from across this world to display 183 of their most introspective creations at the Eighth Annual DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness. From the infamous to the freshest of local and international talent, this prodigious congregation will allow us a glimpse within the diverse shadows of id and ego…of overall mind and encompassing soul guaranteed to intrigue, disturb, inspire or repulse. This is not Halloween-themed art but an immersion within the immeasurable realms of consciousness through an elegant ambiance of live ethereal music and cirque/butoh-inspured vignette performances.
There are 3 nights of DAMNED, each with its own distinct theme for the ambiance and performances that flourish within the exhibition:
  • 10/29 “The Darkness” – A night of introspective exploration within the shadowed and primal essence of self. This opening night features an intimate VIP Preview/Artist Reception, a formal absinthe tasting, on-site chef-prepared hors d’oeuvres and experimental aerial and butoh-inspired performances.
  • 10/30 “The Enlightenment“ – A night of the extrospective self enlightened through light, fire and the ethereal. This night features a VIP sampling of internationally-inspired tapas with flavored mead tasting courtesy of B Nektar and exotic fire, aerial and experimental performances.
  • 10/31 “The Masquerade“ – A festive celebration through a menagerie of exotic cirque, sensual rhythms and masquerade. This closing night features the formal mask-mandatory masquerade ball, an elegant seated 6-course aphrodisiac-inspired dinner, sensuous dance performance interludes, a Masquerade Fashion Show, the dreamworld aural ambiance of DJ Mikey, Zumby and Slofu from Strangeways Radio and Happy Endings and a menagerie of strolling cirque performances all night.  This night is mask mandatory and proper attire only.
DAMNED, first and foremost, is an exhibition of the intensely personal creations that are often born from within the artist’s most darkest hours that often returns them towards the light. DAMNED then cultures an intriguing visual ambiance of art-inspired explorative performance vignettes with the region’s most creative talent including Satori Circus, Detroit Circus, Miss Pussykatt and many others. Aurally, the haunting gallery soundtracks are custom designed by Life Toward Twilight with the mesmerizing live music ambiance of Dixon's Violin and Marcus Copernicus.
Then on Saturday October 31st, DAMNED will heighten the exhibition towards a sensuous celebration of extravagant delicacies, libations and dance with a formal, mask-mandatory Masquerade Ball. Beginning at 7pm, a very intimate VIP engagement will commence as we usher you to your private seat for an elegant Six-Course Aphrodisiac-Inspired Dinner created by our own DAMNED chefs. Between courses, brief interludes of intriguing dance performances will further enhance the senses and inspire. Exotic desserts and keepsake photograph are also included.  The public doors then open at 9pm with a special Masquerade Fashion Show at 9:30 amidst the art. Then from 10pm until 2am, the evening becomes enveloped with the dreamworld aural ambiance of DJ Mikey and DJ Zumby from Strangeways Radio with DJ Slofu from Happy Endings bringing a carefully selected mix of ethereal dreampop, lush trip hop and smooth grooves all blended with alternative classics for a night that will delight your sonic senses.  All within a menagerie of exotic cirque performances throughout the venue.
Tickets are now available online and at Noir Leather in Royal Oak, Showtime Clothing in Detroit and V-Male Vintage in Dearborn Heights starting at $10. 
Visit the DAMNED website at “” to review past photos, find further detailed information and to purchase advance tickets.
The Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom is located at 715 E. Milwaukee St. in Detroit.
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DAMNED VIII - An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness
Fine Art + Performance + Fine Dining + Masquerade Ball
October 29th through 31st 2015
DAMNED founders, artists and performers are available for interviews.

HELP US HELP DETROIT’S HOMELESS:  At midnight during the masquerade ball, a single winner will be chosen to win a unique and exquisite prize: The Detroit Deconstruction Skull Ring© ($980 SRV) created by avant-garde fine alternative jeweler Atelier Gothique.  All proceeds from the raffle will go to benefit our favorite charity, Burners Without Borders, to help feed and clothe those in need on our city streets through the hand packing and one-on-one giving of survival backpacks.
Each year, the raffle has raised up to $1300 that went directly to our favorite charity, Burners Without Borders Detroit, whose sole mission is to help feed and clothe those in need on our city streets through the hand packing and one-on-one giving of survival backpacks.  These packs contain a variety of simple needs often taken for granted within our busy lives: toiletries, feminine products, underclothing, canned goods, water, plasticware, the back pack and more.  BWB also collects hats, gloves, coats, and blankets during our colder months to coordinate volunteer drives to find and give to those sleeping in the streets.  This is real-life grassroots community “giving” by volunteers in the true spirit of the word with no corporate management profiteering!
Be the change you wish to see in Detroit!

A Owen Layne (MI)
Adam Ostrowski (MI)
Aleks7 (IN)
Amber Michelle Russell (WI)
Amburr Tittle (MI)
Ana Camilo (Portugal)
Andreas Nagel (Germany)
Andy Corp (IN)
Angela Galea (MI)
Anita Schmaltz (MI)
Anna Hughes (MI)
Anna van Schaap (MI)
Annie Bertram (Switzerland)
Artina (MI)
Ash Marnich (MN)
Ash Sivils (CO)
Ayame Eaton (TX)
BP LeGault (MI)
Bahrull Marta (Indonesia)
Becky Munich (NY)
Black (MI)
Blackmoore (MI)
Brian Lewandowski (MI)
Bridgett D (MI)
Buddy James (MI)
Caitlin Penny (KS)
Cameryn Clark (United Kingdom)
Carl Demeulenaere (MI)
Carolyn Garay (MI)
Catherine Peet (MI)
Charles Alexander (MI)
Cheyanne Luna (MI)
Chris Day (KY)
Chris Fowler (NC)
Christian Correra (ME)
Clever9design (MI)
Corinne Wilger (MS)
Crystal Mielcarek (MI)
D A Shumate (PA)
Dana Gardner-Clark (MI)
Danni Stone (NY)
David Feingold (MI)
David Ragz Hanson (MI)
Debbee Lotito (MI)
Dekilah (MI)
Derek (Dominica)
Devan Horton (KY)
Devata Vindaloo (MI)
Dreamfest (MI)
Dusten Sonnon (GA)
Emilie Beadle (MI)
Eric Millikin (MI)
Erin Case (MI)
Erin Kruczek (MI)
Fantasio (Germany)
Faraz Habiballahian (Iran)
Francesca Gagliano (MI)
Francisco D (WA)
Heming (MI)
Holly Hock (MI)
J E Crum (PA)
J Vida (OH)
Jack O Summers (MI)
Jaclyn Pack (MI)
Jalexa Photography (MI)
Jason Betzing (MI)
Jason Passeno (MI)
Jean Nunez Donegan (LA)
Jean-Paul (MI)
Jeehye Shin (CA)
Jeffrey Bowman (MI)
Jenna Colby (PA)
Jenna Joyti (MI)
Jeremiah (Netherlands)
John Durkin (FL)
John Martin (MI)
John S Zielinski (MI)
John Thomason (CA)
Joseph Ferraro (MI)
Joseph Jojo Smedo (MI)
Joseph OBrien (MI)
Joseph Reyes (S Korea)
Katherine Mitchell (OH)
Keever MacLeod (MI)
Kela Robinson (MI)
Kelly Loder (MT)
Ken Paul Johnson (PA)
Kia Ix arriaga (Mexico)
Killian Skarr (OH)
Kim Hoxworth (MI)
Kimberly Meyer (MD)
Kirill Slavin (MI)
Krysta Logan (MI)
Lauren Johnson (MI)
Legerdemain (MI)
Licentious (MI)
Linda Bergerova (Slovakia)
Linden (MI)
Luke Macgilvray (MI)
Lynn Graznak (NH)
Malina Sintnicolaas (Canada)
Manda Vazquez (IN)
Mandiblez (MI)
Marcos Tedeschi Aline (Brazil)
Mark Jackson (MI)
Matt Meinhardt (CA)
Matthew Burnell (IN)
Matthew Stolzenburg (WI)
Meesha Goldberg (OR)
Mel Jarvis (MI)
Melissa Critchley (MN)
Melissa Herzog (WA)
Melissa Leeper (MI)
Michael Bugard (MI)
Michael Reedy (MI)
Miss Peggy Artist (MI)
Monique K Given (AL)
MonkeyTeeth (MI)
Mrs Empty (MI)
Natasha Wescoat (MI)
Nazanin (Iran)
Nicholas Schleif (MN)
Osvaldo Gonzalez (FL)
Ovezt (Singapore)
Pat Duff (MI)
Paula Marie Deubel (MI)
Rachel Quinlan (MI)
Rebecca M Casement (MI)
Reza (Iraq)
Rick DeForrest (OH)
Rick Cronn (MI)
Rick Davis (USA)
Robert Gilster (NE)
Robert Zurer (NY)
Roberto Patio Jr (MI)
Rosemarie Hughes (MI)
Russ Turner (MI)
Russel Cameron (NY)
Ryan LaVoisin (CA)
Samantha Bell-Koch (OH)
Sanda Cook (MI)
Sarah Dolezal (IN)
Sarah Hamski (OH)
Sarah Hill (United Kingdom)
Sarah Zielinski (MI)
Sean Killingbeck (MI)
Shannon Marie Burnett (MI)
Sharlene Welton (MI)
Silke Seybold (MI)
Stavros Chatz (Greece)
Stefania Russo (Italy)
Stella Isis Rothe (MI)
Steven Miljavac (NE)
SubQulture Studio (MI)
Sya (OH)
Talib (Indonesia)
Tara Bernth (MI)
Ted Wm Lottman (MI)
Terri Light (MI)
Think Tank Art (Germany)
Tobias Layman (AL)
Tony Miello (MI)
Tyler Darko (MI)
V Holeek (MS)
V Burtstein (MI)
Vanessa Pesch (Canada)
Vincent Trebuchet (MI)
Von Ecker (MI)
WanChuan Kesler (MI)
William H Matthews III (PA)
Zachary Meyer (MI)


Each night of DAMNED begins with a varying feast of finely prepared fare created specifically for our patrons. The 2015 menus are as follows:
  • Albondigas, Salsa Verde
  • Arancini, Salsa Arrabbiata
  • Trout Dumplings, Sriracha Aioli
  • Samosas, Curry Sauce
  • Crispy Pork Belly, Smoked Gouda Grits, Onion Mostardo
  • Grilled Shrimp, Sticky Rice, Hot Chili Paste
  • Chicken Satay, Hot Peanut Sauce
  • Tempura Zucchini and Scallions, Lime Salt, Sugarcane Sauce
  • 1st Course: Chilled Shrimp, Tomato-Habañero Jam
  • 2nd Course: Potato Croquette, Malt Vinegar Aioli, Pickled Red Onion
  • 3rd Course: Hot Noodle Bowl: Mushroom broth, Cremini Mushrooms, Asparagus Tips, Sweet Peppers, Cellophane Rice Noodles
  • 4th Course: Arugula, Red Onion, Fennel Bulb, Lemon Vinaigrette, Shaved Pecorino
  • 5th Course: Roast Pork Loin, Onion Mostardo, Roasted Garlic Risotto, Asparagus Pesto
  • 6th Course: Amaretto-Poached Pear, Chili-Chocolate Ganache, Candied Ginger
The DAMNED chefs will be preparing the first two menus live during the exhibition and vegetarian versions will be made on request.

Steven Kempner and Aaron Egan
DAMNED also uses compostable and biodegradable serving products from Green Safe.

Creating random acts of kindness and service to Detroit's homeless
one supply-filled backpack at a time.”
As we all know, Detroit is on hard economic times and it’s getting harder. This is when community-led grassroots organization and networking is needed to help address gaping needs where existing cultural and societal systems are failing. Burners without Borders Detroit (BWBD) is a local chapter of a worldwide volunteer-based outreach organization coalesced from a collective instinct to serve and assist those in need on our streets with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Over the past seven winters, BWBD has collected thousands of items generously donated by the community and organized hundreds of volunteers to create supply-filled backpacks to give directly to those who do not or are unable to go to shelters during the cold months. Since 2009, the DAMNED Exhibition and fine alternative jeweler Atelier Gothique have collaborated annually with BWBD to coordinate collections of needed canned food and financial donations through admission discount offerings and fine jewelry raffles. Through this, we have been able to purchase hundreds of new backpacks each year and fill them not only with the donated canned goods, but with purchased items such as hand warmers, blankets and toiletries. We hope to continue with the goal of giving over 300 backpacks this year, perhaps with a gift certificate to a participating local restaurant so the homeless are able to escape the extreme weather and find some comfort.

As we begin this year's campaign in collaboration with DAMNED and Atelier Gothique, we thank each of you for your past donations and for any future assistance you give to Burners without Borders Detroit. Please know that we can not do what we do without the generous help of people like you.

Danielle ~doxie Kaltz
Burners without Borders Detroit

DAMNED Exhibition

Atelier Gothique


Mailing address: DAMNED Media, 2679 E Grand Blvd‎, Suite 304, Detroit, MI, 48211, United States

TICKET GIVEAWAY- SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque show on Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Majestic in Detroit

October 4, 2015 by  
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SuicideGirls is returning to the Detroit on October 11 for the SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque tour!  The touring show known for themes pulled from pop culture greats such as "Star Wars", "A Clockwork Orange", and "The Legend of Zelda" brings sexy, sultry, and the geeky to the Majestic Theatre in Detroit  for one night only!

*Photo by Boudoir Louisville*

In anticipation of the tour stop MOTORCITYBLOG checked in with SuicideGirls founder Missy Suicide to talk about the upcoming tour and the SuicideGirls website and community. You can check out the interview HERE.

We here at MCB are also giving away three pair of standing room only tickets away for this awesome show!
Just drop an e-mail to with "SuicideGirls" as the subject along with your "full name" in the body of the e-mail. We will pick a winner by random and will let you know by Thursday, Oct.8 if you have won!

                                                     *Photo by NBMA Photography*

The SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque Detroit stop details: 
Sunday, October 11, 2015 
Doors at 8:00 PM 
at the 4120 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Tickets are $25 for Standing Room Only.
VIP packages are $85 and includes meeting the performers, having one item signed, a photo op, and crowd-free merch shopping
Purchase advance tickets HERE.

‘Satori Circus Theater Series’ : The Unveiling

October 3, 2015 by  
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Introducing the unveiling of the

'Satori Circus Theater Series'
Photography Project
by Brett J Lawrence

This is the first time all 15 images will be displayed together in their entirety.

These images will be on display at
Siena Heights University, Adrian MI
'2015 Alumni Exhibition' - Klemm Gallery
October 1 - 29, 2015
Artists' Reception - Klemm Gallery
October 16th, 2015

Performance by Satori Circus scheduled

All images are 8x12" in size, floated on a 16x20" Fuji Deep Matte archival print, framed, signed and dated. Each print is for sale framed and may also be purchased unframed, as well.

"Originally conceived over a few drinks with my dear friend, Satori Circus, this project was able to come to fruition with the combined efforts of a variety of very open-minded individuals who understood my vision and were willing to allow access to these beautiful venues. To those individuals, I thank you. I couldn't be more proud of these results." - Brett J Lawrence

Entrance to Klemm Gallery is FREE; food and drink reception is a ticketed event on the second floor. Please contact the Alumni Office to purchase your tickets in advance ($10): +1 517 264 7143 or email at Tickets are also available at the event for $12.


NEXT MONTH: Stagecrafters 60th Anniversary Gala @ Detroit Zoo 7 November

October 2, 2015 by  
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Stagecrafters 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala 
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Detroit Zoo Interpretive Gallery
8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Don your finery and don’t spare the sparkle as you join us for our 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2015, at the Detroit Zoo Interpretive Gallery. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and a fabulous silent and live auction. Strolling singers and special guest stars will round out our magical evening in celebration and support of Stagecrafters. Black tie optional.

Stagecrafters alum Jeffrey Seller will be our celebrity Guest of Honor. Joining him will be Broadway actor and Michigan native, Sean McCourt, as celebrity Master of Ceremonies.

Gala Tickets: 

Patron $140; Benefactor $200  purchased prior to 10/10/2015    
Patron $175; Benefactor $250 purchased after 10/10/2015


HALLOWEEN IS COMING: Creepy Cheapy VIII @ Crofoot 23 October

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The Crofoot Presents
Creepy Cheapy VIII: Secret of the Ooze
Friday October 23 2015
The Crofoot
1 South Saginaw, Pontiac, Michigan

Polish up your dancing shoes. Ready your PBR hand. Break out the spirit gum. This is it! Metro Detroit's ultimate musical masquerade CREEPY CHEAPY VIII: Secret of The Ooze is coming!

Now with more bands, more creepy costumes, and plenty of cheapy drinks. More than 15 bands on three stages will perform full-on costumed covers of your favorite musicians. The night will be full of devilish twists and delectable treats.

Don't settle for that phony hot nurse outfit or some crappy Walking Dead costume. This is the real deal! Halloween USA is good, Mom's basement is better, making your own costume out of old Real Detroit Weeklies is Best!

ANA as Foo Fighters
The Strangers as INXS
Blind Season as Paramore
Nina and the Buffalo Riders as Joe Cocker
Khary WAE Frazier & Lo Deez as Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg
George Morris and Ronnie Tibbs as Simon & Garfunkel
My Pal Val & Audra Kubat as The Breeders
The Messenger Birds as The Black Keys
Stikyfüt as The Dead Weather
Citizen Zero as Van Halen
Bevlove as Nicki Minaj
Jet Black Blonde as Foreigner
Givens as Merilyn Manson
Madhouse as Green Day
School of Rock as Black Sabbath
Eno The Inferno DJ Set
Ryan Spencer DJ Set

Tickets are available at the Crofoot box office, at, and at UHF Records in Royal Oak.

THIS MONTH: DAMNED VIII A 3-Day Dark Extravaganza

October 2, 2015 by  
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DAMNED VIII - An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness

Fine Art + Performance + Fine Dining + Masquerade

October 29th through 31st 2015
VIP 7pm to 9pm - General 9pm to 2am

Tangent Gallery / Hastings Ballroom
715 E Milwaukee, Detroit, Michigan

On October 29th through 31st 2015 in Detroit comes the 8th annual assemblage of extraordinary artists from across this world to display their most introspective creations:
DAMNED – An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness
From the infamous to the freshest of local and international talent, this prodigious congregation will allow us a glimpse within the diverse shadows of id and ego...of overall mind and encompassing soul guaranteed to intrigue, disturb, inspire or repulse.  Rising from within the ashes of Detroit’s historic institution of Devil’s Night, this is not Halloween-themed art but an immersion within the immeasurable realms of consciousness through an elegant ambiance of live ethereal music and cirque/butoh-inspired performances.

There are 3 nights of DAMNED, each with its own distinct theme for the ambiance and performances that flourish within the exhibition:
  • 10/30 "The Darkness" - A night of introspective exploration within the shadowed and primal essence of self.  This opening night features an intimate VIP Preview/Artist Reception, a formal absinthe tasting, an on-site chef preparing hot hors d’œuvres and experimental aerial and butoh-inspired performances.
  • 10/31 "The Enlightenment" - A night of the extrospective self enlightened through light, fire and the ethereal.  This gala night features an on-site chef preparing a sampling of internationally-inspired tapas with flavored mead tasting courtesy of B Nektar Meadery and exotic fire, aerial and experimental performances.
  • 11/01 "The Masquerade" - A festive celebration through a menagerie of exotic cirque, sensual rhythms and masquerade. This closing night features the formal mask-mandatory masquerade ball, an elegant seated 6-course aphrodisiac-inspired dinner, sensuous dance performance interludes, the aural ambiance of DJ Mikey andDJ Zumby from Strangeways Radio with DJ Slofu from Happy Endings and a menagerie of strolling cirque performances all night.  (Click here for music samples)
Each night also offers a lush Moroccan-inspired VIP mezzanine overlooking the gallery, a gallery store to purchase art, our Devil Girl hostesses and, of course, the art.
Tickets are now available online at:
Also on the horizon are these upcoming DAMNED events!  Be sure to click the web links for further details on the events and calls for art.
Friday 12/04 - Krampus Night V & Christmahanakwanza IIIThe DAMNED devils again are restless and throwing a festive holiday party!  Krampus Night is a night filled with barely rehearsed Holiday comedic skits, really bad lip-synching, spiked punch, vintage holiday B-movies, festive holiday decor and a visit from Krampus himself!  Also included is the annual “Wreck The Halls” exhibition where artist re-engineer those pretty twinkling lights displays and adorable character animatronics into the festive monstrosities they've always wanted to build.  This night is also a toy drive for "Toys For Tots" and canned food drive for "Burners Without Border" to help feed the homeless.
For further details and the call for art, visit:

UPCOMING: Cranbrook Institute of Science Fright After Dark 15 October

October 2, 2015 by  
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Fright After Dark
Cranbrook Institute of Science
39221 Woodward Avenue • Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801

Celebrate Halloween During Fright After Dark

CIS After Dark returns for the 2015-2016 season to investigate the science of scary with Fright, an evening of Halloween fun for adults 21+ on Thursday, October 15 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. Spooky science experiments, creepy conversations, Fright-themed cocktails and food, and the chance to make glow-in-the-dark slime will make for a frightfully good time. Dr. Christine Rabinak (Assistant Professor, WSU Department of Pharmacy Practice) joins us to discuss the human response to scary stimuli. University of Detroit Mercy Chem Club will bring startling chemistry demonstrations. Spirit Hunter Sandy Lyons, and Skeptic Robert Elmouchi take the stage as they debate the presence of paranormal activity. Enjoy the new Bats: Superheroes of the Night exhibit and learn why we shouldn't fear these furry nighttime fliers. Costumes are encouraged - scary, spooky, or funny! Preregistered tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Day of admission is $20 at the door.
Register here.

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