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DETROIT- The Detroit Historical Society’s Fall Film Series returns this weekend with two free documentaries focusing on Tiger Stadium. Catch “Stealing Home” on October 10 and October 11 at 2 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Museum. “Stranded at the Corner” will be screened on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11 at 2 p.m. at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.  Admission for both films is free, and running time is 90 minutes.

More about the films:

“Stealing Home”: For more than 100 years, Detroit baseball fans watched the stars play at Bennett Park, Navin Field, Briggs Stadium, and Tiger Stadium. When the city demolished the stadium in 2009, blight took over. “Stealing Home,” a documentary film by director Jason Roche, tells the heartwarming story of the Navin Field Grounds Crew, a group of devoted fans who preserve their city’s history by maintaining the historic baseball diamond. But city officials don’t view their civic devotion as an act of service; they see it as trespassing. Will the grounds crew save this historic baseball site? Or will they be thrown out stealing home?

“Stranded at the Corner”: This 2006 film, directed by Gary Glaser, offers a frank exploration of the public and private maneuverings that resulted in the abandonment of one of America’s most beloved ballparks. Featuring an entertaining blend of archival footage and contemporary interviews, “Stranded at the Corner” examines Tiger Stadium’s rich history, recounts the long struggle to prevent the team from leaving the park, and takes a critical look at its state of neglect.

The Society’s Film Series features free monthly screenings of fascinating Detroit films at the Detroit Historical Museum and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. 

Upcoming films include:
November 7 and 8:Brothers on the Line” at the Detroit Historical Museum and “Safe Ashore” at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.

December 12 and December 13:The Hudson’s Building” at the Detroit Historical Museum and “Borderline: The Story of 8 Mile Road” at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.

For full details, please visit
The Detroit Historical Museum, located at 5401 Woodward Ave. (NW corner of Kirby) in Midtown Detroit, is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for all, all the time. Parking in the Museum’s lot is $6 at all times. Group tour pricing and information is available by calling 313.833.7979. Permanent exhibits include the famous Streets of Old Detroit, the Allesee Gallery of Culture, Kid Rock Music Lab, Doorway to Freedom: Detroit and the Underground Railroad, Detroit: The “Arsenal of Democracy,” the Gallery of Innovation, Frontiers to Factories, America’s Motor City, and The Glancy Trains. For more information, call the Museum at 313.833.1805 or check out our website at

The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is located at 100 Strand Drive on Belle Isle. Admission is free for all, all the time. Permanent exhibits include Built by the River in the John A. and Marlene L. Boll Foundation Gallery, the Miss Pepsi vintage 1950s championship hydroplane, the Gothic Room from the City of Detroit III in the Polk Family Hall, a bow anchor from the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, the pilothouse from the Great Lakes freighter S.S. William Clay Ford in the Wayne and Joan Webber Foundation Gallery, and one of the largest known collections of scale model ships in the world. For more information, call the Museum at 313.833.5538 or check out our website at

CONTACT: Sarah Murphy
313.833.1262 or

MCB PICK OF THE WEEK: FALL FESTY FEST with Martin Bisi and Invisible Things playing Lager House Detroit tonight Thursday 10/8/2015

Thursday October 8th 2015
The Detroit Fest Presents: Fall Festy Fest at PJ's Lager House
Coyote Clean Up
Martin Bisi [band]
Invisible Things (members US Maple, Parts & Labor)
Barter Boys
Young Gretzky

Martin Bisi:
Trailers for "Sound And Chaos: The Story Of BC Studio":
and older:

Invisible Things (members US Maple, Parts& Labor)


Martin Bisi, a New York indie rock performer and record producer has been at a crossroads of indie, punk, avant garde, noire/cabaret rock, and electronic music since the early 80's in New York City.
At a recording studio he started in 1981 with the help of Brian Eno, Martin Bisi has realized albums by Sonic Youth, Swans, Dresden Dolls, Pop 1280 (Sacred Bones), White Hills (Thrill Jockey), Africa Bambaataa, John Zorn, Herbie Hancock's Rockit, Boredoms, Foetus, Helmet, Unsane, Serena Maneesh, US Maple, Jon Spencer's Boss Hog, and countless other indie, experimental and post-punk records.
In his band's set, Bisi plays guitar and sings, and performs songs from his album Ex Nihilo (Labelship records UK). The band swings between the heavier post-rock of the songs, and ambient soundscapes that feature the density and orchestral layering notable on many of Bisi's productions. His vocal style is very varied, covering Hardcore, dream/shoe-gaze, and even death metal.

Invisible Things

New Atlantis Records presents Time AS One Axis, the sophomore recording by Invisible Things- Comprised of guitarist Mark Shippy (of U.S. Maple + Shorty) and drummer/noted ethnomusicologist Jim Sykes (Parts & Labor, Grooms, 77 Boadrum), Time AS One Axis is a record of heavy, atmospheric noise rock, engineered by studio legend Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Swans) at B.C. Studio in Brooklyn. Here, cathartic squalls of feedback coalesce with forceful, rapturous percussion, evoking both the searing intensity of NY no-wave, and the skewed songcraft of the Skin Graft/Load Records stables in equal measure.
Shippy and Sykes first collaborated in guitarist Marnie Stern's backing band, as they toured in support of her This is It… record. Home IS the Sun, the duo's debut for Porter Records, followed shortly thereafter.​

WIN FREE TICKETS: Direct from Beijing, The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China: “Peking Dreams” / Music Hall / October 23rd

Direct from Beijing, The National Circus and Acrobats of the People's Republic of China:
will be performing "Peking Dreams"
one night only at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Friday, October 23rd (8PM)

email for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show!


(Detroit,MI)  The National Circus and Acrobats of the People's Republic of China was founded in 1953, making it one of the longest running and most distinguished circus troupes in China. The National Circus and Acrobats of the People's Republic of China is especially acclaimed in China because of the unique acts in their program such as Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, Group Contortion, Straw Hats Juggling, Girls' Balance With Bowls and many other outstanding acts.


Many of the Artists in the troupe have won international awards including Ms. Li Liping, the first Golden Clown winner from China at the renowned Monte Carlo International Circus Festival and Madame Xia Juhua, the "Chinese Ulanowa" of the Circus World and Chairwoman of the International Chinese Circus Society since the early 1980's. The Company has won over twenty Gold and Silver medals and various other awards at international circus festivals including the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival, Cirque de Demain, Wuqiao International Circus Festival, Wuhan International Circus Festival and China National Acrobatic Competition. The contribution the Company has made to the world circus society is profound.


 In recent years, the show productions of the company like "City of Springs" and "Peking Dreams" have been highly praised by domestic and international audiences. Many of the Company's acrobats were employed by Cirque du Soleil to perform the Lasso in Tokyo Disney's Cirque du Soleil Theater for more than two years and by the French Cirque's Arlette Gruss national tour in 2014. In 2000, the Company's Grand Girl Bicycle was also performed for the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus.


Representing China, the Company has visited and performed in more than 50 countries and regions including Japan, the United States of America, Romania, Hungary, Germany, Russia, Brazil, Singapore, Pakistan, Britain, France, Spain, South & North Korea, Indonesia, Colombia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, among many others, making great contributions to the role of China's national acrobatic and circus art on the international scene.


The National Circus and Acrobats of the People's Republic of China 2015 tour of North America will feature "Peking Dreams," which features many impressive circus and acrobatic acts such as hats' juggling, diving through rings, bicycles, feet juggling with umbrellas, unicycles, adagio of four and grand martial arts and so on. The program also includes traditional circus acts like hula hoops, balance on high chairs, aerial silk, solo trapeze and rope tricks (lasso) commonly featured under the circus tent. This production was performed for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 and has been performed for more than 600 shows in front of more than 400,000 people in China, Europe, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.


Tickets: $50 / $40 / $30 and available at Music Hall Box Office or and 


Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
350 Madison Avenue
Detroit, MI   48226a



WIN FREE TICKETS: Tippi Hedren LIVE with THE BIRDS & MARNIE Screenings at The Redford Theatre on OCT.16-18

Actress Tippi Hedren will talk to fans at three days of screenings of her iconic films 'The Birds' and 'Marnie' at the Redford Theatre in Detroit and MOTORCITYBLOG has your chance to score free tickets.

Email us at with the subject "Tippi" to be entered into the drawing to win a pair of tickets to the movie screening on your choice. Be sure to tell us what movie screening and on what date you would like to view in the body of the e-mail along with your full name. 
(does not include the VIP Event)
(Winners will be notified on Wednesday October 14)    

The Schedule shapes up like this:
Friday, Oct. 16 at 8 P.M.- Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” starring Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor.
Saturday, Oct 17 at 8 P.M.- Alfred Hitchcock’s “Marnie” starring Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery. 
Sunday, Oct 18 at 1 P.M.- “Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” starring Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor.

Tickets are $7.00 for each screening.
Tippi Hedren will be in attendance at all shows. 
Doors will open 1 hr before each show for autographs/photos in the lobby. 


There will also be a VIP Event on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.. This is a $50 ticket and includes desserts with Tippi, an 8-by-10-inch autographed glossy; attendance at the Q&A career discussion; entrance into the 8 p.m. showing of “Marnie,” as well as entrance into either the Friday night or Sunday matinee showing of “The Birds.”

The Redford Theatre is located at:
17360 Lahser Road
Detroit, MI  48219

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit


UPCOMING (Tuesday, Oct. 13): DOYLE at the Token Lounge in Westland

Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein is best known for his material with the band the Misfits, but when he hits The Token Lounge in Westland on Tuesday, October 13 it will be with his new solo project.

Doyle's current band consists of Doyle on Guitar, Alex Story (of Cancerslug infamy) on Vocals, Brandon Pertzborn on Drums, and Left Hand Graham on Bass.

Doyle and the band are touring behind his Abominator album which was released in 2013.
Released on Doyle’s own label, Monsterman Records, Abominator is a sonically thick and lyrically evil slab of horror-punk tinged metal that finds Doyle expanding in a logical progression upon the genre of music he helped create.

The evening shapes up like this:
10:30pm - Doyle
09:45pm - The Family Ruin
09:00pm - Hatchet (Official)
08:15pm - Nuke and the Hellriders
07:30pm - Atomic Time Bomb

The Token Lounge is located at 28949 Joy Rd, Westland, MI 48185 
Doors open at 7pm
18+ w/proper ID
Advance tix $15 & $20 at the door
Tickets available at The Token Lounge, Rock Of Ages (+$3 service fee) and online.

There are also V.I.P. Meet and Greet tickets which you can get through Doyle's webpage HERE. 

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THIS THURSDAY (Oct.8): PENTAGRAM with Electric Citizen & Satan's Satyrs at the Marble Bar in Detroit

Doom legends Pentagram will be making a tour stop at Detroit's newest venue this Thursday! 
The show will include Pentagram,Electric Citizen, and Satan's Satyrs.

Pentagram's Bobby Liebling says the band is "Extremely excited about our upcoming tours in the US and Europe this summer and fall. We all are itching to perform some of our songs off of our new album 'Curious Volume' for you. We feel that they fit well within the other heavy numbers from the bands near 45 year history. Of course, the set is packed with the classics you know and love and ones that you may not even expect. Bring your earplugs, we are going to blow off the roof with our curious volume!"

Electric Citizen formed just over a year ago by guitarist Ross Dolan, vocalist Laura Dolan, Nick Vogelpohl (bass), and Nate Wagner (drums). Electric Citizen have had a busy year turning heads and ears on their dark and estoeric style of haunting and unhallowed '60s West Coast rock, and decidedly British-influenced psychedelia. 

With special guest: Satan's Satyrs (Crushing caveman-doom from Virginia).

WHEN: Thursday, October 8

WHERE: Marble Bar
1501 Holden St.
Detroit, MI 48208 
(located across the Lincoln Street Art Park and Recycle Here!) 

DOORS: 7 pm

COST: $18.00
    Tickets can be purchased HERE.




Thursday Oct 8th

Donovan's Pub
3003 W. Vernor Hwy

"catl. can pull dancers to their feet, shake a sweaty room silly and convince
you that maybe another tequila before last call isn't such a bad idea afterall."

| Toronto ON | April, 2014

catl. are a high energy rock n' roll couple hailing from Toronto. The duo are on a pilgrimage down to the 2015 Deep Blues
in Clarksdale, MS to show the South that we can play it dirty and sweaty up in the North too!


catl. holds The Motor City dear to their hearts having recorded with Jim Diamond at Ghetto Recorders in downtown
for 3 of their 4 full-length releases. In fact, they just finished recording a BRAND NEW 7-inch single last March
with Diamond, in the now defunct studio space. The band has played Detroit numerous times at Pj's Lagerhouse and the
Garden Bowl, often using the city as a launching pad for larger American tours.




catl.  has shared the stage with Alabama Shakes, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The SadiesAndre Williams and
The Sonics
. They've played The Montreal International Jazz Festival, NXNE, SXSW, Pop Montreal, Sled Island Music
as well as the Deep Blues Festival in Bayport, MN.

catl. have had their busiest year to date touring Canada and the U.S. in support of their 4th LP of 10 original rockers called
This Shakin' House.
he new full-length album is OUT NOW and you can stream it HERE!


NOW Magazine gives This Shakin' House 4 N's! - "NNNN"  
NOW Magazine
| Toronto ON | April, 2014

CATL TWEETS:                      


Annual Historic Fort Wayne Fall Flea Market returns this weekend, October 10-11


Antique and bargain hunters will find collectibles, contemporary treasures and a variety of arts and crafts at the annual Historic Fort Wayne Flea Market, taking place Saturday and Sunday, October 10-11 at 6325 W. Jefferson (at the foot of Livernois).

The hours for the event are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The flea market is presented by the Historic Fort Wayne Coalition.

As always, tours priced at $5 per person of the Historic Fort Wayne complex will be offered each day.

The guided tours will include the Star Fort built in the 1840s and the Spanish-American War Guard House.

Secured parking is $5 per vehicle, and admission is free for the flea market. Refreshments will also be for sale.

The Fort's regular hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday each weekend now through Sunday, October 25. Secured parking is $5, and admission is free. For more information on special events and activities at Historic Fort Wayne during 2015, visit

The Historic Fort Wayne Coalition is dedicated to preserving the history of Michigan men and women who served their country between 1845 and 1973 who either sent material to or personally passed through Historic Fort Wayne as a place of induction to United States military service.  They assist the Fort's caretakers, the City of Detroit Recreation Department, with this effort in two major ways.  First, they present high quality events that provide ways for the public to enjoy Historic Fort Wayne and see glimpses of how it would have looked when it was garrisoned.  They also preserve and restore as much of the structures and facilities as possible on the Fort grounds. 


The Gooch Palms Tour Comes To Detroit This Friday / New Single On iTunes / 'NOVO'S' Cassette Available Through Burger Records

The Gooch Palms Tour Comes To Detroit This Friday!
New 'Slow Burner' Single Available On iTunes
(Taken From 'Introverted Extroverts' Album - To Be Released Early 2016)
Produced By Bill Skibbe
2013 Debut Album 'NOVO'S' Out On Cassette Through Burger Records


Never afraid to push the boundaries, The Gooch Palms have dropped their latest single and it's a little different from their previous releases. "Slow Burner is the kind of song we've been wanting to make for a long time" says Leroy Macqueen of the new single. "Working with producer Bill Skibbe (The Kills, Black Keys, Protomartyr) gave us the confidence to try something different. We love pop music and that's no secret, so we are really excited to get this one out there." Slow Burner was recorded in a two week studio session at Key Club Recording Studios in Michigan, and is one of 13 songs the band laid down for upcoming album, Introverted Extroverts (to be released next year).

It's been a busy year for the Gooch Palms - the rambunctious duo relocated from Australia earlier this year to sunny Los Angeles and have been making waves across the country ever since. They have played over 80 shows across North America, including, most recently, Echo Park Rising in Los Angeles and Burger Boogaloo in Oakland, and have just headed out on the road again for the single launch. This time, they'll be taking their new synthesizer (featured on Slow Burner and a few other new tunes) along for the ride!

Recently featured as Artist Of The Day
on Myspace

Burger Records just released the band's 2013 debut album, 'NOVO'S' on cassette.
Order here.

Live Shows:
Oct 7 - CHICAGO, IL @ Empty Bottle
Oct 8 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ State Street Pub
Oct 9 - DETROIT, MI @ UFO Factory
Oct 10 - TORONTO, ON @  The Old Laurel
Oct 11 - MONTREAL, QC @ L'esco
Oct 12 - CAMBRIDGE, MS @ Firebrand Saints
Oct 13 - NYC, NY @ Cake Shop (CMJ)
Oct 14 - NYC, NY @ TBA (CMJ)
Oct 15 - BALTIMORE, MD @ Windup Space
Oct 16 - CHAPEL HILL, NC @ Local 506
Oct 17 - ASHEVILLE, NC @ Tiger Mountain
Oct 18 - KNOXVILLE, TN @ The Pilot Light
Oct 19 - ATHENS, GA @ Georgia Theatre (roof top)
Oct 21 - NEW ORLEANS, LA @ Siberia
Oct 22 - AUSTIN, TX @ Sahara Lounge
Oct 23 - DALLAS, TX @ The Crown & Harp
Oct 24 - SAN ANTONIO, TX @ Hi Tones
Oct 25 - MARFA, TX @ Padres
Oct 26 - EL PASO, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
Oct 27 - TEMPE, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
Oct 28 - TUCSON, AZ @ Hotel Congress



UPCOMING (Friday, Oct. 9): The 7th Annual Zombie Ball at The Crossroads Bar & Grill in Ypsilanti

The dead will rise and shake their rumps at the 7th Annual Zombie Ball being held at The Crossroads Bar & Grill in Ypsilanti on Friday, October 8.

Live entertainment for the night supplied by Roadwork Crew featuring Edward "T Money" Green (the legendary bass player best known for his work with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, Warren G., and The Dramatics)

 The Crossroad's Bar & Grill is located at 517 W Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Doors at 9PM

Dressing up is encouraged but not mandatory!

The Eighth Annual DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness

+ The Devil's Night Is Coming +

Detroit, MI - On October 29th through 31st 2015 at the Tangent Gallery/Hastings St Ballroom in Detroit comes an extraordinary assemblage of 174 artists from across this world to display 183 of their most introspective creations at the Eighth Annual DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness. From the infamous to the freshest of local and international talent, this prodigious congregation will allow us a glimpse within the diverse shadows of id and ego…of overall mind and encompassing soul guaranteed to intrigue, disturb, inspire or repulse. This is not Halloween-themed art but an immersion within the immeasurable realms of consciousness through an elegant ambiance of live ethereal music and cirque/butoh-inspured vignette performances.
There are 3 nights of DAMNED, each with its own distinct theme for the ambiance and performances that flourish within the exhibition:
  • 10/29 “The Darkness” – A night of introspective exploration within the shadowed and primal essence of self. This opening night features an intimate VIP Preview/Artist Reception, a formal absinthe tasting, on-site chef-prepared hors d’oeuvres and experimental aerial and butoh-inspired performances.
  • 10/30 “The Enlightenment“ – A night of the extrospective self enlightened through light, fire and the ethereal. This night features a VIP sampling of internationally-inspired tapas with flavored mead tasting courtesy of B Nektar and exotic fire, aerial and experimental performances.
  • 10/31 “The Masquerade“ – A festive celebration through a menagerie of exotic cirque, sensual rhythms and masquerade. This closing night features the formal mask-mandatory masquerade ball, an elegant seated 6-course aphrodisiac-inspired dinner, sensuous dance performance interludes, a Masquerade Fashion Show, the dreamworld aural ambiance of DJ Mikey, Zumby and Slofu from Strangeways Radio and Happy Endings and a menagerie of strolling cirque performances all night.  This night is mask mandatory and proper attire only.
DAMNED, first and foremost, is an exhibition of the intensely personal creations that are often born from within the artist’s most darkest hours that often returns them towards the light. DAMNED then cultures an intriguing visual ambiance of art-inspired explorative performance vignettes with the region’s most creative talent including Satori Circus, Detroit Circus, Miss Pussykatt and many others. Aurally, the haunting gallery soundtracks are custom designed by Life Toward Twilight with the mesmerizing live music ambiance of Dixon's Violin and Marcus Copernicus.
Then on Saturday October 31st, DAMNED will heighten the exhibition towards a sensuous celebration of extravagant delicacies, libations and dance with a formal, mask-mandatory Masquerade Ball. Beginning at 7pm, a very intimate VIP engagement will commence as we usher you to your private seat for an elegant Six-Course Aphrodisiac-Inspired Dinner created by our own DAMNED chefs. Between courses, brief interludes of intriguing dance performances will further enhance the senses and inspire. Exotic desserts and keepsake photograph are also included.  The public doors then open at 9pm with a special Masquerade Fashion Show at 9:30 amidst the art. Then from 10pm until 2am, the evening becomes enveloped with the dreamworld aural ambiance of DJ Mikey and DJ Zumby from Strangeways Radio with DJ Slofu from Happy Endings bringing a carefully selected mix of ethereal dreampop, lush trip hop and smooth grooves all blended with alternative classics for a night that will delight your sonic senses.  All within a menagerie of exotic cirque performances throughout the venue.
Tickets are now available online and at Noir Leather in Royal Oak, Showtime Clothing in Detroit and V-Male Vintage in Dearborn Heights starting at $10. 
Visit the DAMNED website at “” to review past photos, find further detailed information and to purchase advance tickets.
The Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom is located at 715 E. Milwaukee St. in Detroit.
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DAMNED VIII - An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness
Fine Art + Performance + Fine Dining + Masquerade Ball
October 29th through 31st 2015
DAMNED founders, artists and performers are available for interviews.

HELP US HELP DETROIT’S HOMELESS:  At midnight during the masquerade ball, a single winner will be chosen to win a unique and exquisite prize: The Detroit Deconstruction Skull Ring© ($980 SRV) created by avant-garde fine alternative jeweler Atelier Gothique.  All proceeds from the raffle will go to benefit our favorite charity, Burners Without Borders, to help feed and clothe those in need on our city streets through the hand packing and one-on-one giving of survival backpacks.
Each year, the raffle has raised up to $1300 that went directly to our favorite charity, Burners Without Borders Detroit, whose sole mission is to help feed and clothe those in need on our city streets through the hand packing and one-on-one giving of survival backpacks.  These packs contain a variety of simple needs often taken for granted within our busy lives: toiletries, feminine products, underclothing, canned goods, water, plasticware, the back pack and more.  BWB also collects hats, gloves, coats, and blankets during our colder months to coordinate volunteer drives to find and give to those sleeping in the streets.  This is real-life grassroots community “giving” by volunteers in the true spirit of the word with no corporate management profiteering!
Be the change you wish to see in Detroit!

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Vanessa Pesch (Canada)
Vincent Trebuchet (MI)
Von Ecker (MI)
WanChuan Kesler (MI)
William H Matthews III (PA)
Zachary Meyer (MI)


Each night of DAMNED begins with a varying feast of finely prepared fare created specifically for our patrons. The 2015 menus are as follows:
  • Albondigas, Salsa Verde
  • Arancini, Salsa Arrabbiata
  • Trout Dumplings, Sriracha Aioli
  • Samosas, Curry Sauce
  • Crispy Pork Belly, Smoked Gouda Grits, Onion Mostardo
  • Grilled Shrimp, Sticky Rice, Hot Chili Paste
  • Chicken Satay, Hot Peanut Sauce
  • Tempura Zucchini and Scallions, Lime Salt, Sugarcane Sauce
  • 1st Course: Chilled Shrimp, Tomato-HabaƱero Jam
  • 2nd Course: Potato Croquette, Malt Vinegar Aioli, Pickled Red Onion
  • 3rd Course: Hot Noodle Bowl: Mushroom broth, Cremini Mushrooms, Asparagus Tips, Sweet Peppers, Cellophane Rice Noodles
  • 4th Course: Arugula, Red Onion, Fennel Bulb, Lemon Vinaigrette, Shaved Pecorino
  • 5th Course: Roast Pork Loin, Onion Mostardo, Roasted Garlic Risotto, Asparagus Pesto
  • 6th Course: Amaretto-Poached Pear, Chili-Chocolate Ganache, Candied Ginger
The DAMNED chefs will be preparing the first two menus live during the exhibition and vegetarian versions will be made on request.

Steven Kempner and Aaron Egan
DAMNED also uses compostable and biodegradable serving products from Green Safe.

Creating random acts of kindness and service to Detroit's homeless
one supply-filled backpack at a time.”
As we all know, Detroit is on hard economic times and it’s getting harder. This is when community-led grassroots organization and networking is needed to help address gaping needs where existing cultural and societal systems are failing. Burners without Borders Detroit (BWBD) is a local chapter of a worldwide volunteer-based outreach organization coalesced from a collective instinct to serve and assist those in need on our streets with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Over the past seven winters, BWBD has collected thousands of items generously donated by the community and organized hundreds of volunteers to create supply-filled backpacks to give directly to those who do not or are unable to go to shelters during the cold months. Since 2009, the DAMNED Exhibition and fine alternative jeweler Atelier Gothique have collaborated annually with BWBD to coordinate collections of needed canned food and financial donations through admission discount offerings and fine jewelry raffles. Through this, we have been able to purchase hundreds of new backpacks each year and fill them not only with the donated canned goods, but with purchased items such as hand warmers, blankets and toiletries. We hope to continue with the goal of giving over 300 backpacks this year, perhaps with a gift certificate to a participating local restaurant so the homeless are able to escape the extreme weather and find some comfort.

As we begin this year's campaign in collaboration with DAMNED and Atelier Gothique, we thank each of you for your past donations and for any future assistance you give to Burners without Borders Detroit. Please know that we can not do what we do without the generous help of people like you.

Danielle ~doxie Kaltz
Burners without Borders Detroit

DAMNED Exhibition

Atelier Gothique