Planet Ant presents A Steady Rain

April 23, 2014
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Planet Ant presents A Steady Rain

The Planet Ant Theatre in Hamtramck will present a police drama called A Steady Rain May 2 through 24. Planet Ant veterans Ryan Carlson and York Griffith will star in the play, written by House of Cards and Mad Men co-writer Keith Huff. Tickets ($10-$20) are on sale now at PlanetAnt.com. According to the...
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City Slang: High Spirits at Smalls

April 10, 2014
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City Slang: High Spirits at Smalls

Chicago-based band High Spirits will play at Small’s in Hamtramck on Friday, April 18. The bill will also feature Ft. Wayne band Lurking Corpses, and Dark Psychosis. Though High Spirits are coming from Chi-Town, drummer Ian Sugierski is a Detroiter, and formerly a member of Wolfbait, the Meatmen, Blue Snaggletooth and many more. The...
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Hamtramck Banksy an April Fools’ Prank to Remember

April 2, 2014
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Hamtramck Banksy an April Fools’ Prank to Remember

Not to put too fine a point on it, but of course we knew all along that the “Banksy” that was spotted on Commor near Sobieski in Hamtramck was an April Fool’s Day gag. It was the handiwork of Hamtramck’s Hillary Cherry. Those who know her from her regular appearances at Hamtramck City Council...
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Banksy tags Hamtramck

April 1, 2014
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  Banksy, the notorious international street artist, has again tagged a Detroit-area location, The Hamtramck Star reports. The painting appeared on the corner of Sobieski and Commor in Hamtramck. Like all of Banksy’s paintings, the message is cryptic — art experts believe it could possibly be a reference to the 555 Gallery removing a purported...
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City Slang: Kopelli to headline Hamtramck hip-hop night

March 5, 2014
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City Slang: Kopelli to headline Hamtramck hip-hop night

Kopelli of Cold Men Young will headline a hip-hop night at the New Dodge in Hamtramck on Saturday, March 15 dubbed “St. Patty Invasion.” Also on the bill is Rufio Jones of Detroit CYDI, Doss the Artist, and up and coming emcee and visual artist Lokye. The venue says, “Recently featured in Metro Times,...
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Recycled Treasures calls on artists to make chairs

February 21, 2014
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Recycled Treasures, a Hamtramck non-profit resale shop, is looking for artists to donate art to auction for their Second Annual Chair Affair event on March 28. Proceeds go to the non-profit’s Beds for Kids Project, which hooks needy children living in the 48212 zip code up with mattresses. Recycled Treasures is looking for artists to...
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Blowout 2014 to be the biggest and best yet

February 4, 2014
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Blowout 2014 to be the biggest and best yet

The Blowout Festival will return on Wednesday, April 30, presenting four days of some of the best music that Detroit has to offer. While Blowout is returning to a one-weekend format this year, the festival is also adding the city of Detroit to the program (beyond the kickoff). The kickoff party will be on...
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City Slang: Grommet album launch

December 27, 2013
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City Slang: Grommet album launch

This Friday, December 27, the New Dodge Lounge in Hamtramck will host a CD launch party for returning hard rockers Grommet. According to the New Dodge’s Facebook page, “Grommet’s 5th album release show along with very special guests Velveteen Rabbit & Archaic Spatium with ILO & the kung fu lovers. Along with Don’t be...
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Popps Packing’s Pinewood Derby

July 30, 2013
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Popps Packing’s Pinewood Derby

One of the key problems with art events is that, well … doesn’t going to an art event just sound a little bit … boring? Not that they are, but don’t many people think of an intimidating room full of people chattering softly in a kind of tedious theoryspeak, a scene that leaves you...
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