Category: Arts & Entertainment

The Detroit Zoo expanded its otter exhibit by three times and we love them for it



The Detroit Zoo has been long at work to expand the exhibit for one of the most underrated zoo animals there is — the ever-adorable yes still badass otter.

While the otters at the zoo had a pretty dope setup to begin with, this new exhibit features an outdoor palace that includes a sandy beach, a flowing stream, and they already existing waterslide and waterfall.…

Jeff Daniels will play a concert in your living room to the highest bidder



While Jeff Daniels may be better known for his acting career in moves like Dumb & Dumber or the TV show The Newsroom, the actor and singer’s lifelong project has been the Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea, MI, which he founded 26 years ago.

Eatori specialty market/restaurant plans an August opening in downtown’s Capitol Park


The long-awaited Eatori Market is now targeting an August opening in Capitol Park’s Malcomson Building at 1215 Griswold St.

The 2,500-square-foot space will function as a bar/restaurant with seating for 25 up front, and a specialty market offering grab-and-go items; dry goods; fresh produce; prepared foods; a soup and salad bar; and beer and wine.

Norma G’s Caribbean restaurant starts construction in Jefferson Chalmers


Norma G’s food truck is the only in the city rolling out Caribbean cuisine and Trinidadian comfort foods, and for that, it has quickly established itself as a favorite.

But owner Lester Gouvia says there’s a lot more he can do with his native cuisine when he opens a casual fine dining restaurant in the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood.…

Yoko Ono’s rare 16mm films will headline the Media City Film Festival


The Media City Film Festival is embarking on their 23rd year of film screenings, live performances, exhibitions, and artist discussions this year from Wednesday, August 2 to Saturday, August 5 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Artist and peace activist, Yoko Ono, and legendary composer Malcolm Goldstein will be headlining the opening night of the festival starting at 8 p.m.

Rep. Dave Trott pushes for tougher penalties for female genital mutilation


With the first known female genital mutilation prosecutions in the U.S. playing out in federal court in Detroit, a local congressman is advocating for stiffer penalties for the practice.

Someone spray painted ‘Kanye’ onto a WMU sign and we can’t stop laughing


We always appreciate a little spray paint tomfoolery, but this job may just take the cake.

A Western Michigan University student posted this photo on Facebook today showing a walkway on WMU’s campus vandalized with the word “Kanye” to make “Kanye Western Michigan University.”…

What to expect at this year’s Dlectricity in Detroit, back after a three-year hiatus



Dlectricity is back.

The walkable, outdoor Nuit Blanche-style festival of lights launched in Midtown in 2012 with initial plans to be a biennial event, but after its 2014 iteration the event was postponed in 2016 due to QLine construction. With the streetcar finally up and running the event is back on, set for 7 p.m. to midnight from Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23.