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UPCOMING: The 6th Annual FLINT ZOMBIE WALK on Saturday, October 4 at Flint Local 432

The Flint Zombie Walk is an annual charitable event now in its sixth year! It is one of the premier horror events in Mid-Michigan and it combines community, charity and horror into a family-friendly event. The day will include celebrity guests, vendors, entertainment, raffle prizes and, of course, a one-of-a-kind shamble down Saginaw street.

This year, in place of a charity, the proceeds from the Zombie Walk will go towards providing Little Free Libraries (LFL) to local residents and businesses. The LFL’s will be crafted by local woodworkers and the Flint Zombie Walk will provide the books to fill them. Their purpose will be to promote literacy for children and adults and to strengthen the community.

Miko Hughes (Pet Semetary, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare)
David Crawford (Dawn of the Dead, Night of the Living Dead: Genesis)
Leonard Lies (Dawn of the Dead)

The Thriller Dancers

There will be cool vendors set up at the event and they include Rock N' Rummage, artist Steve Jencks, Source Point Press, artist David Hanson, writer Dr. Ray W. Clark, Offworld Marketing, artist Steve Czapiewski, and more 

You can also have a souvenir photo taken to commemorate your day at Flint Zombie Walk with Paparazzi Box! Includes horror props to make your Zombie picture complete
Representatives from the The Whaley House Museum and the Horton Lake Outbreak will also be in attendance providing info for their events.
There will also be a costume contest and the winners will serve as the Grand Marshals of the 2014 Flint Zombie Walk.
Event Details:
Visit The 6th Annual Flint Zombie Walk webpage at for all the details.
Cost: Donation (Suggested Donation: $10)
Where: Starts at Flint Local 432,
124 West First St., Flint, MI 48502
When: October 4th, 2014 at 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Makeup Application begins at 9 a.m.
Registration and sign up for costume contest begins 11 a.m.
The Walk itself begins at 1 p.m.

A View of Fashion In Detroit 2014

Last Saturday night at the Sound Board in Motor City Casino, Fashion in Detroit was held to promote style in a classy setting. Several fashion lines were presented by both local and national designers. Even a clothing line by Adam Levine of Maroon 5 was given a view. Music for the show came from a DJ, but also a local signer and hip hop artist Drew32 performed. There was also a market across from the show with local boutiques and acoustic artists.

There's more that could be written about the show but the only fair way to present the experience is with pictures I took during the fantastic event. 

 Pictures by Mikel O.D. of MPAD Media


Music Hall Kid's Series Kicks Off / Snow Queen By PuppetART/ Sunday, October 5th/

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts begins its Family Theatre Series of the 2014-2015 season introducing Detroit's own PuppetART: Detroit's Puppet Theater with their own musical rendition of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale, Snow Queen, on Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 4:00pm in the main hall.

The Snow Queen is a tale told in seven different stories and focuses on the struggles between good and evil following Gerda, and her friend Kai. The stories are as followed: About the Mirror and its Pieces, A Little Boy and A Little Girl, The Flower Garden of the Woman Who Knew Magic, The Prince and the Princess, The Little Robber Girl, The Lapp Woman and the Finn Woman, and What Happened at the Snow Queen's Palace and What Happened Afterwards. The Snow Queen is one of H.C. Andersen's longest but, highly renowned stories. The story of the Snow Queen has been adapted and inspired in many forms and was recently the inspired story of the Walt Disney Animation Studios' film, Frozen.

PuppetART's rendition of the Snow Queen is their largest production of the year and an original of their own retold in a musical. The story takes a hometown spin of the classic fairytale of the two friends, Gerda and Kai. It tells the tale of the two friend's experiences of good and evil as Gerda sets off to rescue Kai from the Snow Queen.

View a video of excerpts here

PuppetART was formed by a group of puppeteers and artists that were all trained in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia.

For more information visit their website -


Tickets: Adult $20/Kids $10 Family Four Pack $30

Available at Music Hall Box Office and Call 313 88-8501


Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

350 Madison Avenue

Detroit, MI   48226


Newly renovated Detroit Film Theatre reopens Oct. 10 2014 with exciting fall season





Detroit Film Theatre reopens Oct. 10 with Jonathan Demme's A Master Builder

2014 fall season includes rare and exciting films from around the world


—After being dark for the summer to accommodate needed mechanical upgrades, the Detroit Film Theatre (DFT) reopens the weekend of Oct. 10. Visitors will enjoy a more beautifully lit auditorium and Crystal Gallery, a result of new energy efficient lighting, and a quieter movie-going experience thanks to a state of the art air handling system. 


The fall season opens with Jonathan Demme's A Master Builder, an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's play about a manipulative architect whose past returns to haunt him as his health begins to falter. Other highlights this season include: "Alec Guinness 100," a selection of films celebrating the 100th birthday anniversary of the comic master; Through A Lens Darkly, a documentary that explores the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present; 20,000 Days on Earth, an intimate look at the Australian rock icon Nick Cave; and a film series called "Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema," featuring movies made from 1957 to 1987 by some of Poland's most celebrated filmmakers.


Filmgoers will also be interested in the Nov. 6 discussion "VLOGZILLA: The Art of the Vlog," during which award-winning L.A. filmmaker and Michigan native Zeke Anders explores the rise in the global social media trend the vlog, or video-log.


A Master Builder (USA/2014—directed by Jonathan Demme)

FridaySaturday, Oct. 1011, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m.

FridaySaturday, Oct. 17, 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 19, 4:30 p.m.

Henrik Ibsen's classic is the chronicle of a manipulative architect whose past returns to haunt him as his health falters. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.


Jealousy (France/2013—directed by Philippe Garrel)

FridaySaturday, Oct. 10–11, 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 12, 4:30 p.m.

After a stage actor leaves his family and heads out to the streets of Paris, a series of conversations, chance encounters and impulsive acts illuminate the unexpected consequences of his decision. In French with English subtitles. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.


Alec Guinness 100

Long before he was known to a generation of moviegoers as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Alec Guinness created some of the most brilliant comic performances in cinema history for Britain's legendary Ealing Studios. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth, the DFT presents five of his finest works. Tickets for films in this series are $5 and free for DIA members.


Alec Guinness 100: The Man in the White Suit (UK/1951—directed by Alexander Mckendrick)

Saturday, Oct. 11, 3 p.m.

Sidney Stratton has a dream to develop a fabric that never gets dirty and never wears out. When Daphne comes to understand what Sidney is trying to achieve, she convinces her father that the fabric would be a boon to mankind. Industry and labor, alarmed at the financial implications, join forces to suppress Sidney's dream.


Alec Guinness 100: Kind Hearts and Coronets (UK/1949—directed by Robert Hamer)

Saturday, Oct. 18, 3 p.m.

Ninth in line for the D'Ascoyne fortune, poor relation Louis decides that instead of waiting for his possible inheritance, it would be simpler to bump off the eight heirs ahead of him, including a general, a duke, a banker and the dowager Lady Agatha, all of them played by Alec Guinness.


Alec Guinness 100: Last Holiday (UK/1950—Henry Cass)

Saturday, Oct. 25, 3 p.m.

When lonely George Bird is diagnosed with a terminal disease, he uses his savings for a final vacation at a luxurious resort. But as an unknown guest at the posh hotel, free of doubt and fear, he manages to gain everything in life he'd ever dreamed of—and more.


Alec Guinness 100: The Ladykillers (UK/1955—Alexander Mackendrick)

Saturday, Nov. 8, 3 p.m.

A rag-tag gang of bungling, small-time thieves, posing as musicians and led by bizarre, buck-toothed professor Marcus, attempts to permanently silence their landlady, a sweet little old lady named Mrs. Wilberforce, who has knowledge of their latest caper.


Alec Guinness at 100: The Lavender Hill Mob (UK/1951—directed by Charles Crichton)

Saturday, Nov. 22, 3 p.m.

Bank clerk Mr. Holland teams up with his eccentrically seedy neighbor to steal a load of gold bullion, melt it down, and smuggle it out of the country in the shape of miniature Eiffel Towers. This brilliant comedy won the Oscar® for Best Screenplay, as well as a nomination for Alec Guinness.


Through A Lens Darkly (USA/2014—directed by Thomas Allen Harris)

Thursday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m.

Through a Lens Darkly is the first documentary to explore photography's role in shaping the identities and perceptions of African Americans from slavery to the present. Historical material, previously unknown photos by professional and nonprofessional African American photographers, and contemporary images by such renowned photographers as Gordon Parks and Carrie Mae Weems are juxtaposed with those by some white photographers who, historically, have used racist imagery to degrade African Americans. The result reveals disturbing truths about the history of race relations as well as the ability of artists and amateurs alike to assert their identity through photography. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.


A Summer's Tale (Restored) (France/1996/2012—directed by Eric Rohmer)

Friday–Saturday, Oct. 17–18, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 19, 2 p.m. 

Friday–Saturday, Oct. 24–25, 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 26, 4:30 p.m.

Never released theatrically in the United States, this tale of the moral dilemmas of love begins as the story of a recent university graduate who arrives at the seaside for a vacation. He's hoping his girlfriend will join him, but as the days pass, he welcomes the interest of a young ethnology student. As complications ensue, the characters discourse on love and friendship, even as their body language contradicts their words. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.


20,000 Days On Earth (UK/2014—directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard)

Friday–Saturday, Oct. 24–25, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 31, 10 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 1, 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 2, 4:30 p.m.

20,000 Days on Earth is an intimate look at the Australian rock icon Nick Cave. Drama and documentary are fused with inventiveness, weaving a fictitious 24-hour cycle in Cave's life with verité-style observations of his writing process. Winner of Best Directing and Best Editing awards at Sundance. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.


The Golem: How He Came Into the World with Music by Joel Peterson

Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.

Detroit musician Joel Peterson performs an original score for this silent, 1920 German horror film that tells the eerie story of a clay giant brought to life with magic by a rabbi for the protection of the Jews of Prague, threatened by from a pogrom unleashed by a mad king. Free with museum admission.


Dead of Night (UK/1945—directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crighton and Basil Dearden)

Friday, Oct. 31, 10 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 1, 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 2, 4:30 p.m.

This horror thriller is about the fates of guests at a country estate who tell increasingly disturbing tales after a distraught visitor describes his alarming dream. One of the film's interlocking episodes made movie history—the story of a mad ventriloquist who believes his dummy is alive and scheming against him. It remains the most stunning sequence in a film that is tailor-made for Halloween. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.


The Manxman (UK/1929—directed by Alfred Hitchcock)

Saturday, Nov. 1, 3 p.m.

Set in a remote Isle of Man fishing community, Hitchcock's rarely seen, penultimate silent feature follows two boyhood friends who take markedly different paths in adulthood: one becomes a lawyer, the other a fisherman, and both fall in love with the same woman. Live musical accompaniment by David Drazin. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.


Lecture: VLOGZILLA: The Art of the Vlog

Thursday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m.
YouTube and vlogs (video-logs) have given us the ability to record, upload and distribute our deepest secrets, funniest outtakes and most vulnerable moments, connecting us in ways we never thought possible. Why do people vlog? Can vlogging be an art form? Join award-winning L.A. filmmaker Zeke Anders as he explores these questions and more about this global trend in social media. Tickets are $10.


The Overnighters (USA/2014—directed by Jesse Moss)

Friday–Saturday, Nov. 7–8, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m.

Friday–Saturday, Nov. 14–15, 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 16, 4:30 p.m.

In the tiny town of Williston, North Dakota, tens of thousands of unemployed hopefuls show up with dreams of a decent paycheck under the lure of the oil boom. When reality intrudes, a local pastor converts his church into a makeshift dorm, allowing the "overnighters" to stay as long as they wish. The community's reaction is chronicled in this stunning new documentary. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Festival. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.


Alphavillle (France/1965—directed by Jean-Luc Godard)

Friday–Saturday, Nov. 7–8, 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 9, 4:30 p.m.

This traditional film noir is complete with rainy streets, gun-toting hoodlums, femme fatales and a brutal gumshoe named Lemmy Caution. Paris of 1965 stands in for the dark city of the future, as Caution's hunt for a missing scientist leads him to the super-computer that controls the present—and possibly the future—of human society. In French with English subtitles. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.


Othello (USA/Morocco/France/1952—directed by Orson Welles)

Saturday, Nov. 15, 3 p.m.

Filmed under chaotic shooting conditions over three years in many different countries and requiring several cast changes and replacements, Orson Welles' Othello nevertheless went on to win the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and is considered by many to be among the finest screen adaptations of any Shakespeare play. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.

Diplomacy (France/Germany/2014—directed by Volker Schlöndorff)

Friday–Saturday, Nov. 14–15, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 16, 2 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 22, 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 23, 4:30 p.m.

As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler orders that the city should not fall into enemy hands, except "as a field of rubble." General Dietrich von Choltitz, who has already planted mines on the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, is to carry out this barbarism. Despite our knowing the outcome, Diplomacy presents a suspenseful, darkly witty game of intricacy between von Cholitz and Swedish diplomat Raoul Nordling. In French and German with English subtitles. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.


Watchers of the Sky (USA/2014—directed by Edet Belzberg)

Friday, Nov. 21, 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 23, 2 p.m.
Watchers of the Sky examines the life and legacy of Raphael Lemkin, the Polish lawyer and linguist who coined the term genocide. Inspired by Samantha Power's book A Problem From Hell, this documentary interweaves live interviews with archival footage and stunning animation to give voice to the victims of genocide. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.

The Lodger with Music by Little Bang Theory
Friday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Frank Pahl and Little Bang Theory perform for a showing of a newly restored version of Alfred Hitchcock's 1920 silent thriller The Lodger, based on the crimes of London's Jack the Ripper. Free with museum admission.


Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

This four-day event consists of selections from a 21-film series created by Martin Scorsese's The Film Foundation, in partnership with Propaganda Foundation, DI Factory and CRF, and distributed by Milestone Films in cooperation with Janus Films. Curated by Scorsese, the series features works from Poland's most celebrated filmmakers, spanning the period from 1957 to 1987. Each film is a digital restoration with newly translated English subtitles. Additional films in the series will be screened at the DFT in 2015. Tickets for films in this series are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.


Masterpieces of Polish Cinema: Black Cross (Poland/1960—directed by Aleksander Ford)

Thursday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m.

Poland's first historical blockbuster, and the single most-viewed Polish film of all time, Black Cross is a spectacular tale of political maneuvering and tragic love set in a period of medieval warfare, depicting the Polish campaign against the invading Teutonic Knights.


Masterpieces of Polish Cinema : Man of Iron (Poland/1981—directed by Andrzej Wajda)

Friday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m.

Wajda's Oscar®-nominated masterwork follows the shipyard workers' strike in Gdansk in 1980 that led to the formation of the Solidarity trade union. Filmed quickly on location immediately following the events it depicts, Man of Iron features future Polish President Lech Walesa, portraying himself.


Masterpieces of Polish Cinema: A Short Film About Killing (Poland/1987—directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski)

Friday, Nov. 28, 10 p.m.

One somber March day, the paths of three men cross: the cabbie Marian cleans his car, the lawyer Piotr celebrates passing the bar exam, and 20-year-old Jacek readies his murder weapon. A sensation at the Cannes Film Festival and winner of awards the world over, this film launched the career of the brilliant Kieslowski, whose Decalogue and Three Colors Trilogy would go on to rewrite movie history.

Masterpieces of Polish Cinema: Ashes and Diamonds (Poland/1958—directed by Andrzej Wajda)

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2 p.m.

A young Polish resistance soldier at the end of World War II reaches a painful crossroad when the brutal rule of the Nazis is replaced by a communist regime that does not represent the independence he has been fighting for. Set on the last day of World War II and the first day of peace, this heartbreaking film depicts how, on a single night, an entire generation's tragic dilemma becomes suddenly palpable.


Masterpieces of Polish Cinema: The Constant Factor (Poland/1980—directed by Krzysztof Zanussi)

Saturday, Nov. 28, 4:30 p.m.

This psychologically astute film is the story of a man who dreams of climbing the Himalayas as his father did, but who instead faces the reality of a job at a trade company. Unhappy and consistently tripping himself up by his insistence on total honesty, he struggles with his fate, wondering if the ability to make choices is merely an illusion.


Masterpieces of Polish Cinema: The Saragossa Manuscript (Poland/1964—directed by Wojciech Has)

Saturday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m.

This epic begins in 1739 as Alphonse van Worden crosses a mountain range said to be inhabited only by demons. Though he refuses to listen to such tales, his journey becomes a sequence of frightful, surreal and perhaps supernatural events.


Masterpieces of Polish Cinema: Pharaoh (Poland/1965—directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz)
Sunday, Nov. 30, 1 p.m.

This uncut version of Kawalerowicz's epic centers on the young Egyptian ruler Ramses XIII, who, with his passions and idealism, has to face his country's external enemies and internal power struggles.


Masterpieces of Polish Cinema: Mother Joan of the Angels (Poland/1960—directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz)

Sunday, Nov. 30, 4:30 p.m.

Kawalerowicz received the Cannes Film Festival's Special Jury Prize for this tale of a virtuous young priest—and exorcist—who is assigned to investigate a case of demonic possession. This study of sin and redemption is set in a world that demands clear choices between good and evil—choices that are not as simple as they seem.


Masterpieces of Polish Cinema: Eroica (Poland/1957—directed by Andrzej Munk)
Sunday, Nov. 30, 7:00 p.m.

Putting a realist lens to a romantic ideal of heroism, Eroica's screenwriter, Jerzy Stawinski, draws upon his own experience in World War II. Imprisoned in a German camp, Stawinski escaped and participated in the Warsaw Uprising. Eroica transforms his experience into a dark tale of an average bon-vivant who, against his better judgment, joins the fight.


The King and the Mockingbird (France/1952/1980—directed by Paul Grimault)

Friday–Saturday, Dec. 19–20, 7 and 9 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 21, 2 and 4:30 p.m.

The legendary French animator Paul Grimault began a collaboration in 1948 with screenwriter Jacques Prévert on an animated adventure based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen. Unhappy with the production schedule, the producer seized control of the original footage and released a truncated version in 1950. Grimault spent decades retrieving the rights and raising funds to complete it. The result is an adventure for every age and a witty satire for grown-ups. In French with English subtitles. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.


Antarctica: A Year on Ice (USA/2013—directed by Anthony Powell)
–Saturday, Dec. 26–27, 7 and 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 28, 2 and 4:30 p.m.

A decade in the making, Antarctica: A Year on Ice may be one of the most spectacular nonfiction films ever made. It chronicles the experience of spending a year at the bottom of the world from the point of view of everyday people living in one of the harshest and most beautiful environments on the planet. Tickets are $8.50 and $6.50 for DIA members, seniors and students.

Hours and Admission

Museum hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesdays–Thursdays, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. General admission (excludes ticketed exhibitions) is free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county residents and DIA members. For all others, $8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 62+, $4 for ages 6–17. For membership information, call 313-833-7971.





FREE VINYL FRIDAY: Jessica Lea Mayfield - Founders - Sunday 9/28/14

Hey happy Friday to ya....we got our hands on a couple of sexy 7" vinyls from Jessica Lea Mayfield who is in town Sunday playing a FREE show over at Founders Taproom in Grand Rapids

email for your chance to win some cool wax


Jessica Lea Mayfield To Release
"Standing In The Sun" 7" 
This Fall

 There's a chance Jessica Lea Mayfield may never have recorded her newest record, Make My Head Sing... if it wasn't for Satan.

"I bought this baritone guitar (her name is Barry) at the Guitar Emporium in Louisville, Kentucky, and it's this black glitter sparkle Gretsch," Jessica explained. "It's what got me into making another record and obsessed with playing ... I found that guitar and I was like, 'This is a sign from Satan to buy this guitar' and I started playing guitar more."
It is this same guitar that is featured in Jessica's new dark, confetti-filled video for "No Fun" (directed by Joshua Shoemaker) which you can watch courtesy of Stereogum HERE. The track will also be featured on Jessica's new "Standing in the Sun" 7", to be released this fall (art below).
Satan aside, Jessica Lea Mayfield's music has gained widespread acclaim for singing delicate confessions about love, heartbreak, and contradictory emotions in a way that captivates listeners and enchants critics. Whether she was heartbroken, or breaking hearts, Mayfield's acoustic strumming and laid back demeanor have remained consistent since her earliest recordings.
But on Make My Head Sing..., Jessica takes on distorted guitar tones, crashing drums, and heavy riffs that would more likely evoke a comparison to her idols of the early 90's, than any modern day artist. It finds Jessica in a place where she is ready to take control of her music, and elevate her reputation from folk songstress to rock star.



Although celebratory in nature, the fifth anniversary season of Evil Dead: The Musical at the City Theatre also serves to bring attention to the issue of bullying. Together with Genisys Credit Union, Evil Dead The:Musical is helping to spread the message of anti-bullying in support of the Don’t Be A Monster program. 

Evil Dead: The Musical fans have the opportunity to donate five dollars to Don’t Be a Monster by purchasing tickets online through using promo code GENYSIS or by showing their Eurbus Haunted Attraction ticket stub at the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices; limit 8 tickets per purchase now  throughSaturday, October 15

Evil Dead: The Musical is playing from October 1-25 at the City Theatre. Based on Sam Raimi’s 80’s cult classic films, Evil Dead: The Musical brings to life the familiar story of a boy and his friends who go on a weekend getaway to an abandoned cabin and then things go terribly awry.

Don’t Be a Monster is an anti-bullying program that began in 2012 and is a joint effort between haunted houses and non-profit organizations around the country. Erebus, a four-story haunted attraction in Pontiac, is a proud participant in the program as anti-bullying efforts are close to the heart of Ed Terebus, co-owner of Erebus. 

The program seeks to educate youth about bullying, diversity and inclusiveness while empowering them to stand up for their peers and make positive choices for themselves. The national program will visit local middle schools in southeast Michigan in October during National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. The presentations include games and discussion.

“Studies show that 28 percent of students in grades 6-12 experience bullying and that 70.6 percent of young people say they have seen bullying in their schools,” said Jackie Buchanan, President and CEO at Genisys Credit Union. “We care about the youth in our community and want to help them understand how name calling, teasing, spreading rumors, leaving people out and other actions can hurt people. We are pleased to support the efforts of Don’t Be a Monster.”

Genisys Credit Union members who use the promo code GCU at for advance weekday tickets to Erebus will receive $3 off their ticket and $5 will go to the anti-bullying program.

To donate to Don’t Be a Monster directly, visit and click on the tickets link or call Erebus at (248) 332-7884

For more information on the Don’t Be a Monster campaign, visit


WIN FREE TICKETS: The Infatuations live at Fillmore Detroit with Here Come The Mummies - Saturday October 4th

One of the coolest things about promoting local bands here in town is watching them gain momentum making their own lane to success.  That isn't always the easiest thing to do when you are surrounded by the enormous amount of talent as there is here in Detroit's music scene. 
But The Infatuations have done just that with their unique sound of infectious R&B and have been on a steady rise towards the top with bigger bookings and growing notoriety.
Win a pair of hard tickets to catch The Infatuations dealing their new record 
"It's A Detroit Block Party" and share the billing with Here Comes The Mummies
 next Saturday October 4th @ 7:30pm
email for you shot to win
The Infatuations
Here Come the Mummies

The Fillmore Detroit
Saturday October 4th 

The free tickets are for 21+, but the show is open to 18+


Devil's Night is Coming: DAMNED VII @ Tangent

An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness
Three Nights of Events
October 30: The Darkness
October 31: The Enlightenment
November 1: The Masquerade

Tangent Gallery

On October 30th through November 1st 2014 in Detroit comes an extraordinary assemblage of artists from across this world to display their most introspective creations at DAMNED – An 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. Rising from within the ashes of Detroit’s historic institution of Devil’s Night, 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-inspired performances.

There are 3 nights of DAMNED, each with its own distinct theme for the ambiance and performances that surround the exhibition:

DAMNED 10/30 “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, an on-site chef preparing hot hors d’œuvres and experimental performances.

10/31 “The Enlightenment” – A night of the extrospective self enlightened through light, fire and the ethereal. This gala night features a VIP sampling of internationally-inspired tapas with with paired libations and exotic fire performances.

11/01 “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, intriguing dance performance interludes, the dreamworld aural ambiance of Sugar Hiccup and a menagerie of cirque performances all night.

Each night also holds various unique features which include a VIP Preview with Artist Reception, a formal absinthe tasting, an elegant aphrodisiac-inspired dinner, a formal mask-mandatory masquerade ball, a lush Moroccan-inspired VIP mezzanine overlooking the gallery, a gallery store to purchase art, our Devil Girl hostesses and, of course, the art.

THIS FRI: Total Feral Comedy fundraiser @ Small's

Friday Sept 26th
$5 door - 8p.m. doors - 21+

Featuring the comedic stylings of Brad Wenzel, Hailey Zureich, Wes Ward, John Mahar, Sam Rager, Mat Richards and hosted by Laura Witkowski and Ray Hollifield. 

There will be good times, raffles, and Devoted Barn merchandise for sale!! Thank you to Laura Witkowski and Ray Hollifield for putting this together!

THIS WKEND: Exotica Detroit 6 @ Token Lounge (and others)

Named BEST FETISH PARTY OR NIGHT by Metro Times ('The Best of Detroit Issue 2014)
September 26-28, 2014

Token Lounge+ giant circus tent 

Kinky couples as well as curious singles are all welcome. Find new ways to play with your partner, meet a kinky new friend or discover your inner kinky self among friends at Exotica Detroit!

Events at Exotica Detroit 6:

**7pm-12am @ Comfort Inn Livonia
Welcoming Formal Party hosted by the models of Chaos Productions
Performance by 
Alyssa Jade

2pm-6pm workshops
Singles Mingle
House of Harley 
9pm-2am SLICK! Runway fashion show & night party
Evolution Division 
Kinki Kitty
Vengeance Latex
Kink Engineering
Deanna Deadly
**Friday Late Night 2am-?
Afterparty @ Comfort Inn Livonia hosted by Vena

2pm-6pm workshops
Sissy Maid Pageant 
Mystryss Lily’s Tea Party
(invitation only)
catered by 
Blue Brownie Bank
9pm-2am Masquerade Ball
Alyssa Jade
Jennabelle Wingless Feuer
Lydia Vengeance 
Sabin Detroit
Noir Halo
Sunshire Fire Entertainment 
Miss Pussykatt 
Missfit GoGo
**Saturday Late Night
Afteparty 2am-? 
@ Comfort Inn Livonia 
hosted by Noir Halo

2pm-6pm workshops
Slave Auction
**7pm-12am Farewell 
Naughty Nurse 
Afterparty @ Comfort Inn 
Livonia hosted by 
Jennabelle Wingless Feuer
Footnight Foot Fetish Party Room at Farewell Party

**Weekend Pass Ticket Holders only

THIS THURS: Nerd Nite Detroit Back to School Special @ Tangent

Nerd Nite Detroit
Thursday, September 25, 2014
 @ 6.30pm

Tangent Gallery

Maybe you're headed back to school, maybe you're not. But join us anyway for a fun line-up of speakers along with our usual food and booze!

We're happy to introduce Bill Warters as a speaker. He'll be presenting a talk called "Working with and Learning From Conflict: Tales from the Field." Bill has been studying and intervening in and teaching about conflict all his adult life. In this presentation he will share a few illustrative and sometimes humorous stories from the field. Along the way we’ll review some key concepts related to conflict, community-building and the development of local cultures of dispute resolution. Bill will draw on his social ecology and urban ethnography and symbolic interactionist training to Nerd things up a bit. 

Our second presenter is Cranbrook geologist John Zawiskie who will take us for an exploration of the major types of meteorites, what they tell us about the early history and origin of the solar system, and some effects of asteroid impacts on the Earth. Meteorites and impact glass from the Cranbrook Institute of Science collections will be on display and available for direct examination. An engaging activity meteorite or meteorwrong will allow us “nerds” to take a hand at identifying meteorites from unknown samples before and after the presentation. 

The third speaker info is forthcoming. Keep your eyes open!


Justin Townes Earle - Tonight at The Magic Stick

Black Iris Booking presents:

                                       Justin Townes Earle, (w/ Full Band)
                                                                       / American Aquarium

8:00 PM EDT Doors

Justin's new album 'Single Mothers' is out! Pick it up from the following links.

JTE Store:


Indian Summer

Tomorrow at 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Corktown Studios
2707 14th St, Detroit, Michigan 48216

Indian Summer is a celebration of the waning summer featuring performances by 13 artists hailing from Detroit, New York, Chicago and Cincinnati.

Food will be provided for vegetarians and meat eaters alike by Upriver Local, featuring chef, Topher Anderson, a CTS member and chef at Seva Detroit. There will also be beer from Atwater Brewery and a gallery exhibit by screen print artist, Eric Oppitz.

Street Performance Schedule:

Jaye Thomas and Serene Arena (DET).....2:30-3:00pm
Hans A Wittrock (DET).....3:00-3:30pm
AllOne (NY).....4:00-4:30pm
Alexa Dexa (NY).....5:00-5:30pm
At Willoughby (DET).....6:00-6:30pm
Jimmy Geagan (DET).....7:00-7:30pm
Lions at the Gate (DET).....8:00-8:30pm

Stage Performance Schedule:

Chuck Le Bronco (DET).....3:30-4:00pm
The Philter (DET).....4:30-5:00pm
Rogue Satellites (DET).....5:30-6:00pm
Skeleton Hands (CIN).....6:30-7:00pm
The Red Plastic Buddha (CHI).....7:30-8:00pm
PALACES (DET).....8:30-9:00pm

Consolidated Performance Order
(both performance areas):

Jaye Thomas and Serene Arena

Hans Witrock

Chuck Le Bronco
[Detroit-bred fusion of hip hop, rock and electronic]

[experimental lyrical rap]

The Philter
[midwest surf-gaze]

Alexa Dexa
[electro-pop-tronic, toychestra]

Rogue Satellites

At Willoughby

Skeleton Hands
[darkwave, coldwave]

Jimmy Geagan

The Red Plastic Buddha
[psychedelic rock]

Lions at the Gate
[acoustic music with teeth]

[hypnotic rock]