Hallowcrawl Royal Oak Oct. 19

By | 2019-10-16T16:23:31-04:00 October 16th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Cocktails and costumes collide at Royal Oak's Hallowcrawl: the annual Halloween pub crawl across the city's downtown. Held on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1 to 6 p.m., tickets start at $20 and include Halloween-themed swag, [...]

The ICON Detroit Leather Weekend Begins Oct. 18

By | 2019-10-09T17:23:48-04:00 October 9th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

The ICON Detroit Leather Weekend is a celebration of leather culture and history in the Detroit community and it’s back for a fifth installment next week. Three nights of events begin on Friday, Oct. 18, at Menjos nightclub for a meet-and-greet. On Saturday the fun continues with the Mr. ICON Detroit Leather 2020 contest at the Marble Bar. The weekend concludes on Sunday afternoon with a pig tea at the Hayloft Saloon.

Planet Ant Celebrates 2nd Annual Live Out Fest for LGBTQ+ Freedom, Identity

By | 2019-10-09T17:22:29-04:00 October 9th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Hamtramck — For the second year in a row, Planet Ant Theatre will recognize National Coming Out Day with the Second Annual Live Out Fest: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Identity & Freedom. The four-day festival takes place Oct. 10 through 13 across Planet Ant’s performance venues in Hamtramck: The Planet Ant Black Box Theater, Ant Hall and Ghost Light Bar.

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2019-10-09T17:20:39-04:00 October 9th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

By Romeo San Vicente Cynthia Nixon joins cast of 'The Gilded Age' Now that you’ve seen the "Downton Abbey" movie are you ready for the prequel? Because "DA" creator Julian Fellowes is moving to HBO [...]

Drag Queen Game Night

By | 2019-10-02T15:19:49-04:00 October 2nd, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

On Friday, Oct. 11, at the One Night Stans Comedy Club, fans of games and drag queens alike can come together for a night of fun. The event is hosted by Kara Coraci and will [...]

Detroit Halloween Bar Crawl

By | 2019-10-02T15:19:03-04:00 October 2nd, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

From 3 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, Detroiters can get in their favorite scary, silly, sexy or downright spooky costumes and join their friends on a bar crawl through Greektown. Early bird pricing [...]

Kaleidoscope of Expression

By | 2019-10-02T15:16:46-04:00 October 2nd, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Hosted by the Pontiac Creative Arts Center and the Oakland University Gender & Sexuality Center, Kaleidoscope of Expression is a celebration of LGBTQ artistry. LGBTQ artists from across Michigan and beyond have submitted art of [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2019-09-25T16:00:31-04:00 September 25th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

By Romeo San Vicente Jane Lynch and Cyndi Lauper really want a 'Golden Girls' reboot You’ve seen "Shark Tank," so you know what a “pitch” is. No? OK, it’s when you’re a screenwriter and your [...]

Donut Fest Detroit

By | 2019-09-25T15:56:21-04:00 September 25th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Eastern Market Brewing Company is calling all donut fans with samples, beer, coffee and more at Donut Fest Detroit on Sunday, Oct. 6. Find out more about the event online at eventbrite.com. THe Eastern Market [...]

The LGBTQ Wedding, Home and Life Expo Brings Together Equality-minded Businesses

By | 2019-09-18T15:16:06-04:00 September 18th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

DEARBORN — Since marriage equality became the law of the land in 2015, LGBTQ people have been seeking equality-minded vendors who want to do business with them. Backlash from a minority of companies has put the national spotlight on this issue, driving it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where arguments now rage on the legality of discrimination in providing services like baking cakes and photography.

‘A Life Well Lived’

By | 2019-09-11T15:21:59-04:00 September 11th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

At this point in his life, Charles Alexander is a venerable institution in Detroit’s LGBTQ community. A look at the 83-year-old artist and activist's achievements and the significance of his contributions to the community are [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2019-09-11T15:00:43-04:00 September 11th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

By Romeo San Vicente This is not a drill: There’s a new 'Matrix' movie on the way Neo and Trinity! The red pills that those unpleasant internet dudes keep going on and on about (incorrectly)! [...]

Royal Oak Barktoberfest Sept. 15

By | 2019-09-11T14:59:32-04:00 September 11th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

A fall festival for dogs and dog-lovers alike, Barktoberfest also features locally brewed craft beer and music. Happening on Sunday, Sept. 15, the festival encourages attendees to bring their dogs, a friend and enjoy the [...]

070 Shake at El Club

By | 2019-09-11T14:36:22-04:00 September 11th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Danielle Balbuena is a singer and rapper who is best-known by fans as 070 Shake. A part of the musical collective 070, Balbuena contributed to the mixtape "The 070 Project: Chapter 1" and has since [...]

Ezra Furman at El Club

By | 2019-09-04T16:49:13-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

Famed also for his work with The Visions, Ezra Furman is also a solo musician who has released and contributed to dozens of albums over the course of his career. Now heading to El Club [...]

2019 REC Voices Gala

By | 2019-09-06T08:19:44-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

On Thursday, Sept. 26, the Ruth Ellis Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the 2019 VOICES Gala. The Center's signature event, the VOICES Gala is a fundraiser that provides critical funding to its operations [...]

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2019-09-04T16:26:03-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

By Romeo San Vicente 'Skate Kitchen,' meet 'Betty' It’s entirely possible that you missed 2018’s low-key indie charmer "Skate Kitchen," the one about a teenage girl who finds community with an all-female skateboard crew. It [...]

Accidentally Perfect

By | 2019-09-05T12:48:47-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Entertainment, Features, Guides, Music|

Breakups hit hard. Some hit harder than others. For Alyse Vellturo, better-known by fans as pronoun, three years after she broke up with her ex-girlfriend and it's still much of the creative fuel for her first full-length album "i'll show you stronger."

Deep Inside Hollywood

By | 2019-08-21T13:28:09-04:00 August 21st, 2019|Entertainment, Features|

By Romeo San Vicente Viola Davis sings the blues The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role went to Viola Davis for the 2016 film adaptation of August Wilson’s "Fences." [...]