Michigan’s Food Safety Efforts Continue During Federal Shutdown

By | 2019-01-23T15:55:16-05:00 January 23rd, 2019|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

LANSING – Since Dec. 22, the federal government has been partially shut down, affecting some services and duties of federal agencies, including the U.S Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. During this time, food inspectors from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as well as food sanitarians from Michigan’s 45 local health departments continue to conduct food safety inspections to protect public health and the safety of the state’s food supply.

SheHive New Year Open House

By | 2019-01-09T13:28:46-05:00 January 9th, 2019|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|

SheHive is a women's collective dedicated to empowering its members via classes, coaching and social clubs. On Sunday, Jan. 13, it's offering an open house event from 1 to 4 p.m. to introduce prospective new patrons.

Royal Starr Returns To Host Filmmaker Community Mixer

By | 2018-12-19T12:56:59-05:00 December 19th, 2018|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

ROYAL OAK — LGBTQ and ally filmmakers can look forward to the upcoming Royal Starr Arts Institute's Community Mixer — scheduled to be held on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. The Royal Starr Arts institute itself is a a non-profit arts organization that encourages filmmakers from across the Metro area to meet up, chat about upcoming projects and possibly even collaborate. President of the group Luke Castle said he's excited about the kick-off event for 2019.

BTL to Host Final Farewell Party for Common Language Bookstore Dec. 15

By | 2018-12-10T09:13:47-05:00 December 5th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Michigan, News|

After 27 years as a beacon for those in Ann Arbor's and Southeast Michigan's LGBTQ community, Common Language Bookstore will be forced to close its doors one final time at the end of 2018. According to husbands and co-owners Keith Orr and Martin Contreras, this comes after years of market pressures that have made running the store unsustainable.

Theatre NOVA premieres ‘The Stone Witch’ Through Nov. 11

By | 2018-11-07T16:31:22-05:00 November 7th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

ANN ARBOR – Theatre NOVA is a professional theater in Ann Arbor’s that focuses exclusively on new plays and playwrights, and since mid-October it's been performing “The Stone Witch” by Shem Bitterman. Available to see through Nov. 11, it focuses on Simon Grindberg, "the world's most illustrious children's book writer."

Salus Center UCC Worship Nov. 6

By | 2018-10-31T15:00:52-05:00 October 31st, 2018|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

The United Church of Christ and the Lansing-based Salus Center have joined together to provide an LGBTQ-friendly, multi-faith worship event every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. "If you've never participated before, this is [...]

Aizuri Quartet in Ann Arbor Oct. 26

By | 2018-10-10T14:07:12-05:00 October 10th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

The award-winning Aizuri Quartet has been lauded everywhere from Osaka to Ann Arbor and on Friday, Oct. 26, they’ll be back at the University of Michigan's Rackham Auditorium to present what the Philadelphia Inquirer describes as a unique "balance between charisma of the individual and cohesion of the collective."

9th Annual Lansing Zombie Walk

By | 2018-10-03T14:12:36-05:00 October 3rd, 2018|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

Gore and ghouls will abound on Saturday, Oct. 13 as an undead horde of zombies will traverse the path from the Lansing Center to the Michigan State Capitol. The event is presented by Capital Area District Libraries and all ages of undead participants are encouraged and invited to make the free trip while dressed in their spookiest zombie style.