Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan Endorse Dana Nessel for Michigan Attorney General

By | 2018-05-16T13:34:16+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

Lansing, Mich. — Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan (PPAM) today announced its endorsement of Dana Nessel for Michigan Attorney General. Nessel, a noted civil rights attorney and former Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor, has worked "tirelessly to protect "the people who need it most over her 25-year legal career," said PPAM.

Over 300 cases of Lyme disease reported in 2017

By | 2018-05-16T13:33:05+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is encouraging Michigan residents to protect themselves from ticks as the warm weather approaches. Tick-borne diseases, particularly Lyme disease, are expanding across the state.

Maria Bamford Plays Royal Oak Music Theatre

By | 2018-05-09T13:41:52+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

Many comedians know how to work a room and get laughs from their own experiences, but few know how to channel laughs from their own anxiety as well as Maria Bamford. Especially vocal about her own mental health, the "Arrested Development," "Lady Dynamite" and "BoJack Horsemen" star has been lauded as "revelatory" by Entertainment Weekly and labeled a "must-see" by both Rolling Stone and Variety. She'll be at the Royal Oak Music Theater on Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m.

Artist Kevin Tolman Debuts Nature-Based Art Exhibit

By | 2018-05-09T12:54:43+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

The paintings of Kevin Tolman reveal the storied layers of an artist's creative process. Robert Kidd Gallery's spring exhibition focuses on the unfolding nature of Tolman's compositions, which manifest deep illusory spaces activated by brilliantly placed marks and forms. Each painting invites the viewer to peer through quiet veils of skillful, intuitively worked mixed media, offering a glimpse at richly percussive underlying fields.

Royal Oak Holds Annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale

By | 2018-05-09T12:53:26+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

On Sunday, May 13, Royal Oak is hosting its annual "Royal Oak in Bloom" Flower, Plant & Garden show. This mother's day event makes it easy to enjoy the increasingly warmer weather, get a head start on gardening and spend some quality time with family. With almost 70 vendors in attendance, the variety of "flowers, plants, landscaping items and decorative elements" for lawns is huge. And this year, the event will last an hour longer to allow for more shopping.

SheHive Makeup for Women Who Don’t Like Makeup Event

By | 2018-05-09T12:41:44+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|

Blush, highligher, bronzer, lipstick, eyeshadow and mascara: those are only a few of the items that can go into a makeup look and they rarely come with directions. Especially in the age of makeup gurus flaunting perfectly done-up looks on social media, breaking into a set of bold new colors, or even doing a basic look can be intimidating. Ferndale's SheHive is a women's community center and is hosting a "Makeup for Women Who Don't Love Makeup" event.

Aepex Contemporary Performance and Kerrytown Concert House Push Boundaries with Transgender Opera ‘As One’

By | 2018-03-28T13:39:15+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Entertainment, Michigan, News, Theater|

Thinking of opera, one might imagine a knight in shining armor, a damsel in distress or Brunnhilde — a woman with a viking helmet and blonde braids belting out some massive vocal power. And, in many ways, opera is still representative of those traditional characters, but it's also an ever-changing medium that is growing with the times.

Ypsilanti to Host Queernival Prom 2018

By | 2018-03-28T13:26:07+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

For many, prom is considered to be a rite of passage from childhood to adulthood, and although greater amounts of LGBTQ people are able to experience it many students still attend schools that don't accommodate same-sex couples at their events.

Second Annual Queer Prom in Traverse City Seeks Funding

By | 2018-03-14T14:33:38+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Michigan, Neighborhoods, News, Traverse City|

The second annual Queer Prom in Traverse City, a high schooler-exclusive dance that celebrates LGBTQ youth and their allies, is expected to draw in more than 200 attendees from communities near and far. John Young, the vice-chairperson at Polestar LGBTQ+ Community Center in Traverse City, was the driving force behind the first Queer Prom in 2017. He anticipates this year’s dance to see double or even triple the number of attendees compared to last year’s — a rare figure for queer proms at large.

Matt and Kim to Headline at Royal Oak Music Theatre

By | 2018-03-14T13:54:29+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

The Royal Oak Music Theatre is slated to showcase drum/keyboard duo Matt & Kim on Wednesday, April 18. Although Matt Johnson is from Vermont and Kim Schifino is from Rhode Island, the two met while students at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute. According to Johnson in a 2016 Westword interview, they were immediately drawn to each other.

Sex in the Dark MSU LGBT Resource Center

By | 2018-02-21T16:42:19+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Lansing, Neighborhoods|

If one looks back to their high school sex ed class, they probably can imagine an uncomfortable teacher demonstrating the application of a condom and condemning sexual activity as a near-criminal act. Although these courses did mention the potential danger in contracting STDs, HIV and AIDs, they likely promoted an abstinence-only outlook.