For Detroit Tigers fans, the opening day of the baseball season is a de facto holiday. They might go to work that day, but their thoughts are on what is the start of hopefully another run to the World Series and the party that is about to begin. If all goes well, those fans are talking about making several trips to Comerica Park throughout the summer to support the team.
As hard as it is for us to fathom, there are people who don’t understand what the big deal about Opening Day is or worse, they don’t like baseball. What can they do to enjoy Downtown Detroit without heading to the ballpark? We’re glad you asked.
Remembering what wine pairs well with what food can be a daunting challenge, especially when faced with a full aisle of wine in the grocery store with no sommelier in sight. The fine folks at Fountain Bistro are giving you the chance to sample six different wines that pair well will six different courses, giving you an edge the next time you’re in the wine aisle.
ArtXDetroit is back and the first display opens Saturday at the main branch of the Detroit Public Library with a celebration of Dr. Madgett’s writing. What’s so impressive about the Kresge Eminent Artist Award recipient? We would start that conversation by pointing to her career as a published poet that spans six decades.
Fans of pop-up shops you’re next opportunity to support an emerging Detroit-based clothing designer is coming to Greektown this weekend. It is the launch of their spring collection, giving you a chance to get something that is uniquely Detroit way before your friends do. Unless you take those friends with you to the pop-up shop of course!
A reformatted Burst Radio is back. They’re now broadcasting live monthly from Foran’s Grand Trunk Pub while collaborating with labels like Detroit Techno Militia to bring the world some of the best in Detroit’s electronic music scene. Sunday features Greg Mudge but don’t think the headliner is the only reason to go. Resident DJs and hosts of Burst Radio, Immerse and Harley from Detroit are two of the best around, regardless of where they call home.
Most church organs, even the big pipe organs, have some type of an electronic system that controls each note. This one, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit, is one of the few in Detroit still in operation that is vacuum- powered, making it a beautiful instrument to hear when played by capable hands. Help keep this unique peace of Detroit operational while keeping your ears happy with some beautiful music this Saturday.
From this week’s In Case You Missed It files, the Steinway piano that was part of the musical backbone of Motown Records is back in Studio A at the Motown Museum thanks in part to the generosity of Sir Paul McCartney.