Category: Community Written by Amber Boggins/AJ Williams
Weekend Ten 10/5-10/7
1. The Weekend: Detroit Restaurant Week Fall Edition 2012 The Following Restaurants will be participating in the Fall edition of Detroit Restaurant Week: 24Grille, Andiamo Italia Riverfront, Angelina Italian Bistro, Atlas Global Bistro, Caucus Club, Cliff Bell’s, Coach Insignia, Cuisine, Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille, Detroit Seafood Market, Fountain Bistro, Iridescence, La Dolce Vita, Rattlesnake Club, Roast, Roma Cafe and The Whitney. This fall’s event runs from September 28th through October 7th. The cost is $28 per person for a three course meal at select establishments in Detroit. For more information about Detroit Restaurant Week, please visit http://www.detroitrestaurantweek.com/ or the Detroit Restaurant Week Facebook page.
2. Sunday, 10/7: Favored to Win concert featuring LeCrae Second Ebenezer Baptist Church at beginning at 9:30am. Concert starts at 7pm. Tickets are $20 Call Second Ebenezer at 313.867.4700 for more information
3. Friday and Saturday, 10/5-6: DLectricity, a free nighttime festival of art and light in Midtown Detroit’s Woodward Corridor. Go online to www.DLECTRICITY.COM for more information
4. Saturday, 10/6: Jerry Seinfeld at the Fox Theatre 7pm. Go online to ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets
5. The Weekend: Disney on Ice Presents: Rockin’ Ever After The Palace of Auburn Hills. Showtimes vary. Go online to palacenet.com for more information
6. Saturday, 10/6: Game 1 of the Playoffs, Detroit Tigers Vs. Athletics Comerica Park, 6pm.
7. The Weekend: Fun for all ages! Seasonal Hayrides and Corn Mazes Spicer Orchards in Fenton Corn maze for all ages Hayrides http://www.spicerorchards.com
Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill in Armada Day and evening hayrides for all ages Haunted hayrides (not recommended for young children) Master Corn Maze for all ages Mini Corn maze http://www.blakefarms.com
Miller’s Big Red Barn in Washington Twp Hayrides for all ages Corn Maze for all ages Haunted hayride (young children allowed by parent’s discretion) http://www.millers-bigred.com
Stony Creek Orchard & Cider Mill in Romeo Moonlit hayrides for all ages http://www.stonycreekorchard.com
Erie Orchards in Erie Hayrides for all ages Corn maze for all ages http://www.erieorchards.com
Wizard’s Orchard and Country Fair in Ypsilanti Corn maze for all ages Hayrides for all ages Hayride of the Lost (not recommended for young children) http://www.wiards.com
Three Cedars Farm in Northville 7 acre corn maze for all ages Hayrides for all ages http://www.threecedarsfarm.org Westview Orchards in Washington Twp.
Daytime corn maze for all ages Nighttime corn maze for all ages http://www.westvieworchards.com
8. Friday, October 5: Catch Boston’s world-renowned Alloy Orchestra perform “The Overcoat” at the Detroit Institute of Arts at 7:30 p.m. The performance is free with the price of museum admission. For more information, visit http://www.dia.org.
9. Yoga by Donation in Detroit with Inspiration Oct 7, 2012 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Sunday) 4731 Gallery 4731 Grand River Avenue Detroit, MI
10. One in Worship '07 in Detroit special performance by GB5 (Gutierrez Brothers) Oct 7, 2012 5:00 pm | Sunday to Oct 8, 2012 2:00 pm | Monday Straight Gate International Church 10100 Grand River Detroit, MI 48204
Last Updated on Friday, 05 October 2012 12:47
Category: Community Written by WWJ
DETROIT (WWJ) - The Detroit Tigers will host game one of the American League Division Series against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday and there’s quite a bit of information fans should know before heading down to Comerica Park.
All gates to the ballpark will open at 4 p.m. with the first pitch at approximately 6:10 p.m. Traffic volumes are expected to be heavy and ticket holders are advised to arrive early.
All fans will receive a Detroit Tigers Rally Towel, courtesy of Chevy.
Both teams will participate in pregame introductions on the field. Ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m.
Former Tigers pitcher and 1968 World Series Champion, Mickey Lolich, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game.
The national anthem will be performed by Michigan native and The Voice runner-up Tony Lucca. The Michigan Joint Honor Guard will present colors. A 60’x120’ American Flag will be presented on the outfield grass during the singing of the national anthem. A Military flyover featuring four A-10 Aircrafts from the 107th Fighter 127th Wing of the Michigan Air National Guard is scheduled to take place prior to the game.
Game Ball Delivery: Sergeant Christopher Berry of the United States Marine Corps from Davison, Michigan will deliver the game ball. Sergeant Berry recently returned from his third deployment including two tours in Afghanistan and one tour in Iraq. In 2010, his unit was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for their actions in Hellmand Province, Afghanistan. He is currently serving at the Recruiting Station Detroit. Sergeant Berry has proudly served the Marine Corps for eight years.
Tigers fans still have the opportunity to purchase the same official apparel worn by the team during the postgame clubhouse celebration. Postseason gear is available at The D Shop, which is located at Comerica Park on the corner of Witherell Street and Montcalm Street.
Parking will be at premium prices downtown, so don’t forget to bring some cash – at least $20. All parking lots are first come, so be sure to arrive early if you want a better spot.
The Fox Garage, Columbia Lot, Lot T and Lot C will be held for guests attending Jerry Seinfeld’s performance at The Fox Theatre only. Otherwise, all other lots are open to fans attending the Tigers game.
Last Updated on Friday, 05 October 2012 09:27
Category: Community Written by WWJ
DETROIT (WWJ) The City Clerk’s office expects voter turnout to slightly increase during the November election thanks to two new satellite locations.
Clerk Janice Winfrey said the locations are being opened for absentee ballot voters who don’t want to mail in their ballots, but would rather turn in their vote in person.
“At the Department of Elections in 2008, we serviced nearly 1,500 people per day two weeks prior to elections, we were all over the place, it was good that they were coming out, but it just wasn’t good for the voters in terms of being comfortable,” Winfrey said, explaining the need for the satellite locations.
Absentee ballot users in Detroit can vote in person at either the Wayne County Community College District Campus or at the Northwest Campus.
Get more information online HERE or call 313-876-0190.
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 October 2012 15:22
Category: Community Written by WWJ
DETROIT (WWJ) In the midst of celebrating its 60th anniversary, the storied Caucus Club in Detroit suddenly announced Thursday it’s closing.
A stalwart in the Penobscot Building, the dark and clubby spot is where the legendary Barbra Streisand launched her career in 1961.
It’s long been a place for Detroit movers and shakers to meet for business lunches and dinners.
But owner Mary Belloni said she can’t afford rising building rent prices anymore, and is closing at the end of October.
“There’s a lot of people that want that high-end lunch, not even necessarily high-end lunch, that quiet, what- goes-on-here, what-we-say-between-these-four-walls-stays-here (atmosphere),” said owner Mary Belloni, who bought it out of bankruptcy in 1993.
The restaurant serves standards including oysters, escargot, London broil, veal piccata, fettucini primavera, and numerous traditional fish dishes. Prices hover around $20 per entree.
Caucus Club is participating in Detroit’s Restaurant Week, and was giving no previous hints about their imminent demise.
“We’ve had a great turnout for Detroit Restaurant Week so far and our Citrus & Rocket Salmon has been a huge hit! There are five days left, don’t forget to make a reservation!” was posted Wednesday on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
The Caucus Club was long considered a little sister to Detroit’s London Chop House, which shuttered, then re-opened with fanfare this summer.
“It almost felt to me like it’s own living, breathing thing and I was just the caretaker of it,” Belloni said about the Caucus Club.
Last Updated on Friday, 05 October 2012 09:16
Category: Community Written by Sarah Cox, curb detroit
Today The Auburn, midtown's new apartment building, showed off two model units for the first time. The preview included a second floor unit, a third floor unit, and both roof deck spaces (one of which also has an attached indoor shared room). While this is only the second time Curbed Detroit has been able to tour a building's brand new model apartment unit (damn you, slow economy) it was certainly the best time (Sorry, Broderick). The second floor's polished concrete floors are envy-inducing. Not that you would do poorly with the bamboo flooring on the third floor.
As you may know from reading this site, retails slots in the first floor will be taken by Hugh, the housewares store, and Topsoil, a vegetarian restaurant from the people that do Russell Street Deli in Eastern Market. Announced today were the others joining that floor. The businesses include Go Cycle studios (a spin gym), a lifestyle store named Nora, Sy Thai, and Source booksellers. All are expected to open before the year ends.
Open houses at the Auburn for residents start Friday, but pre-leasing has already resulted in six units being spoken for. Once again, there are 58 apartments and rates are from $920 to $995/month for the one bedrooms. There are just four studios, and they are priced at $780 to $830/month.
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 October 2012 12:52
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