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Detroit’s Summer Festival Season Kicks Off with GM River Days

Summer has arrived - it's time to celebrate

Meet the Pyrotechnic

Patrick Brault Returns to Ford Fireworks for Eight Years

10 Things To Do This Weekend (June 23-25)

Everybody's working for the weekend here in the Motor City

Sunset at the Zoo 2017

On June 16 at the Detroit Zoo, the Detroit Zoological Society held their annual 21-and-older fundraising gala Sunset at the Zoo, themed this year "Green is the New Black." The event, which celebrated the society's Greenprint initiatives, featured food, drinks, live entertainment, and more. Proceeds benefited the society and their mission to celebrate and save wildlife.

SDBA Community Investment Breakfast 2017

On June 15, the Southwest Detroit Business Association hosted its annual Community Investment Breakfast at Sound Board inside of MotorCity Casino Hotel. More than 300 business owners, community leaders, entrepreneurs. and residents enjoyed a business networking reception, an awards ceremony, and a special presentation to recognize the nonprofit organization’s 60th anniversary.

Ovation Detroiter Brunch 2017

On June 18, Hour Detroit presented the Detroiter Brunch as a part of Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charter's summer cruise series. Guests enjoyed a champagne brunch, premium open bar, live music, and more. A portion of the proceeds went to the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy to build plazas, pavilions, and green spaces along a 5-1/2 mile stretch of the riverfront, from the Ambassador Bridge to Gabriel Richard Park.

Forgotten Harvest Comedy Night 2017

On June 17, Forgotten Harvest, one of the nation’s largest food rescue organizations, held its 25th annual Comedy Night, headlined by Seth Myers, at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships benefitted the organization's network of nearly 300 agencies in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties, which provide fresh food options to those in need.

Cinetopia Film Festival Closing Night 2017

From June 1 to 11, the Cinetopia film festival honored the rich heritage of cinematic culture and Michigan’s proud legacy of outstanding cinema artists. This year's lineup included "12th and Clairmount," "Band Aid" and "Detroit Voices," among others. The festival concluded with a closing night party on June 11 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.

Capuchin Souper Summer Celebration 2017

On June 10, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen invited Detroiters to Comerica Park for a night of Wild West fun for its 36th annual Souper Summer Celebration. The free event featured fireworks, live entertainment, a raffle, and more. Proceeds benefited the organization whose mission is to tend to people's basic needs, especially the need for food,

Detroit Artists Market Garden Party 2017

On June 15, Detroit Artist's Market held its 82nd Garden Party & Art Sale. The event welcomed guests for a four hour art sale in an intimate garden setting. Proceeds benefited the organization's efforts to provide opportunities for local artists to exhibit and sell works. The Detroit Artists Market is the oldest continuously non-profit art gallery in the Midwest.

Jack and Jill St. John Boutique 2017

On June 15, the Detroit Chapter of Jack and Jill of America celebrated 65 years of service with its St. John Boutique event. The event was held in Somerset Mall and invited guests to shop for a cause and to help raise funds for one of the group's current projects, establishing a computer lab in the Tindal Recreational Center in Detroit.

Jack & Jill

Yappy Hour 2017

On June 1, the Michigan Animal Rescue League hosted its Yappy Hour event, inspired by the classic tale of the Wizard of Oz, at the Meadow Brook Hall Rock Garden. Guests enjoyed a silent auction, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, gourmet dog treats, red carpet photos, and more. All proceeds directly benefited homeless cats and dogs of southeast Michigan.

Avalon International Breads Gives Rise to Change

Twenty years ago, two women had the vision to open an organic bakery in the Cass Corridor. They take a look back and share their vision for the future

10 Things To Do This Father's Day Weekend

Here's to all the dads out there

East African-Inspired Clothing Line Hosts Local Pop-Ups This Weekend

Turns out, 'just one dress' can go a long way

Spring Soup Recipe from Chef Matt Tulpa

Unique dish shows off exceptional seasonal produce

7 Greens Celebrates Third Anniversary, Plans to Add More Outposts

Fast-casual local chain stakes it claim in the farm-fresh, additive-free lunch market

Pau Hana After Work Party 2017

On June 8, Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters invited Michiganders to enjoy island life for a night. As part of Infinity's Summer Cruise Series, guests to Pau Hana enjoyed a Hawaiian-themed menu and premium cocktails. To further create an island atmosphere, The Kroon Band played its signature Hawaiian sound.

Pau Hana After Work Party

Trizest Brings Taste of Sichuan Province to East Side

It's not trendy or fancy, but the Sterling Heights restaurant doesn't have to be

Gift Ideas for the No. 1 Dad

Treat Pops to something extra special this Father’s Day with stylish accessories, gadgets, and treats

Ferndale Music Festival Aims for TV Show

One-day event to feature more than two dozen acts

Recipe: The Holy Grail

Weaving Detroit History Together

A beaded belt among goods used to seal the deal for Detroit’s Belle Isle

Michigan Filmmaker Hosts Adult Summer Camp

Participants relive their childhoods and forge new friendships

Rookies and Veterans

Letter From the Editor

Contributors: June 2017

Good Reads: New and Notable Books

New photo-focused books tell a tale of ‘Two Detroits.’ Plus, See You in the Cosmos and The Detroit Public Library: An American Classic

10 Things To Do This Weekend (June 9-11)

From burgers and beers to comedy shows and concerts, metro Detroit has you covered

The Way It Was

Berkley’s shopping district, 1959

Who to Watch at the Tony Awards

U-M composers already have a Golden Globe and an Oscar. And perhaps this Sunday, a Tony, too

City Bakery Coming to the Fisher Building

How Soil Shapes the Flavor of Michigan Wines

A northern Michigan winemaker has begun unraveling the mysteries of his vineyard's 'terroir.'

An Hour With... Dani Woods

Office of the Chief LGBT Liaison, Detroit Police Department

Mapping Out Summer Sounds

5 metro Detroit music venues to visit this season

Hour Detroit’s Top Dentist Party 2017

On May 8, Hour Media held its Top Dentists party at Bistro 82 in Royal Oak. The private dinner celebrated this year’s honorees, who are selected after polling area dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, and other specialists.

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Spring Spectacular 2017

On May 11, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland held its annual Spring Spectacular at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. The event featured Chris Spielman, College Football Hall of Famer, Fox Sports broadcaster, and health advocate, as the celebrity speaker. The event benefited the hospital's Mercy Dental Center, which provides a full range of dental services for patients who lack access due to medical, physical, or financial reasons.

Cruise In for a Cause 2017

On May 11, the Cutler Group held its Cruise In for a Cause event at Suburban Exotic Motorcars in Troy. Guests enjoyed test drives of exotic cars, a wine tasting, desserts and more. All proceeds benefitted Henry Ford SandCastles, which provides grief counseling for children and families who have lost a loved one.

10 Things To Do This Weekend (June 2-4)

Concerts, festivals, exhibits, and more to cure your weekend boredom

Take Charge of Your Health

Best of Detroit 2017

Our reader's picks for the Best of Detroit winners in food, drink, leisure, people, and services

Shared Plates: June 2017 Contest Winner

Real Estate All Stars 2017

Derby For Kids 2017

On May 6, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation hosted its Derby For Kids fundraiser in the Alger House at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. Guests were encouraged to wear their best derby hats and bowties, and enjoyed a strolling dinner, mint juleps, and desserts. Proceeds benefited pediatric cancer programs.

Grand Salute and Bravo Salute 2017

On May 19, the Michigan Opera Theatre held Bravo Salute in honor of its founder David DiChiera as he is retiring after this season. Guests enjoyed food, drinks and live entertainment inside the historic Detroit Opera House. An afterparty followed the initial event.

Return to Downton 2017

On May 20, the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association invited guests to return to Downton Abbey at The Whitney. Guests dressed in their best Edwardian outfits and enjoyed music, entertainment and a silent auction. Proceeds helped fund patient education, support services, and research aimed at solving the underlying immune issues that link all autoimmune disorders.

Pooches on Parade 2017

On May 5, 2017 I Heart Dogs hosted its second annual Pooches on Parade Gala at the Barrister Garden Banquet Center. With special guest Roop Raj, the event treated guests to a silent auction, cheer raffle and live music from "Escaping Pavement." The event was a fundraiser in support of police officers and rescue dogs.

Sunset at the Zoo Benefactor Bash 2017

On May 16, the Detroit Zoological Society hosted its Benefactor Bash for high-level supporters of its Sunset at the Zoo event held at the Detroit Zoo. The soiree was held at the home of Doreen Hermelin and featured a strolling dinner, desserts, and zoo-themed specialty drinks. Proceeds benefited Sunset at the Zoo, which will be held June 16.

Spark of Hope Tribute Gala 2017

On May 20, Life Directions hosted its annual Spark of Hope Tribute Gala with honorees Joan Duggan and Frank Venegas Jr. While celebrating the honorees, guests enjoyed dinner and silent auction. The evening benefited the organization, which supports and mentors youth and young adults from 13 to 35 years of age.

Celebrations Around the World Gala 2017

On May 11, the Michigan Design Center celebrated its 40th year with the Celebrations Around the World Gala. The event featured 25 vignettes with global themes made by MDC's designers. Guests at the event enjoyed live music, dinner, and cocktails.

Celebrity Chefs Dinner 2017

On April 21,Community Living Centers Inc. held its 40th annual Celebrity Chefs Dinner. Fifteen of Detroit's best chefs prepared a five-course meal for the guests who also enjoyed a silent auction, raffle, and other entertainment. The yearly event benefits children and adults living with developmental disabilities.

10 Things to Do This Memorial Day Weekend

Ring in the unofficial start of summer with these metro Detroit events.

Return to Downton 2017

Michigan Winemakers Explore Bordeaux’s Rich Heritage

The famed region in France emphasizes differences, parallels to local industry

Spark of Hope Tribute Gala 2017

Bravo Salute 2017

Interchange Art + Dinner at M1 Concourse 2017

On May 18, the first patron party for the fourth annual Interchange Art + Dinner series was held at the the new M1 Concourse private racetrack in Pontiac. Guests enjoyed a strolling dinner along the private garages, cocktails, racing on a virtual racetrack, and thrilling rides with a professional race car driver. Proceeds benefited the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

Celebrity Chefs Dinner 2017

Pooches on Parade 2017

Top Dentists 2017

On May 8th, Hour Media held its Top Dentists party at Bistro 82 in Royal Oak. The private dinner celebrated this year’s honorees, who are selected after polling area dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, and other specialists.

Savor Detroit Spring 2017

Hour Detroit's Savor Detroit, a five-night dinner series featuring ten top chefs, took place at the Great Lakes Culinary Center April 24 – 28, 2017.

Savor Detroit, Spring 2017: April 27

From April 24-28, Hour Detroit held its biannual event Savor Detroit. The five-night series featured custom menus developed by the city’s most celebrated chefs for one-of-a-kind four-course meals complete with thoughtfully selected wine pairings. Thursday's meal was prepared by Chef Sarah Welch and Chef Nikita Sanches of Rock City Eatery. A portion of the proceeds benefited Eastern Market, which since the 1800s has gradually become a cornerstone, nourishing its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan.

Savor Detroit, Spring 2017: April 28

From April 24-28, Hour Detroit held its biannual event Savor Detroit. The five-night series featured custom menus developed by the city’s most celebrated chefs for one-of-a-kind four-course meals complete with thoughtfully selected wine pairings. Wednesday's meal was prepared by Chef Chris Cason of Chapman House and Chef Matthew Baldridge of The Conserva. A portion of the proceeds benefited Eastern Market, which since the 1800s has gradually become a cornerstone, nourishing its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan.

Master This Hawaiian Food Bowl Trend for Summer

Get on the bowl bandwagon by building your own poke creation

Champions for Children 2017

On May 6, Orchards Children’s Services celebrate its 55th anniversary during the Gerald L. Levine Champions for Children event at the Henry Ford Museum. The evening featured a strolling dinner, live entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Proceeds from the gala benefited the organization, which helps improve the quality of life for abused, neglected, and troubled children.

10 Things To Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit (May 19-21)

From Beethoven to Comic Con, Detroit has you covered.

The Way It Was

Delray, circa 1939

Alive 2017

On May 5, The Donate Life Coalition of Michigan hosted its annual Alive event at the Art Moran Buick GMC building in Southfield. Guests enjoyed an evening of live music, food, drinks, a silent auction, and a photo booth among other things. The event was in support of eye, organ and tissue donation. The Donate Life Coalition advocates for organ donation as a human responsibility.

Annual Ride of Silence Raises Cycling Safety Awareness

Alive 2017

Savor Detroit, Spring 2017: April 26

From April 24-28, Hour Detroit held its biannual event Savor Detroit. The five-night series featured custom menus developed by the city’s most celebrated chefs for one-of-a-kind four-course meals complete with thoughtfully selected wine pairings. Wednesday's meal was prepared by Chef Chris Cason of Chapman House and Chef Matthew Baldridge of The Conserva. A portion of the proceeds benefited Eastern Market, which since the 1800s has gradually become a cornerstone, nourishing its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan.

Savor Detroit, Spring 2017: April 25

From April 24-28, Hour Detroit held its biannual event Savor Detroit. The five-night series featured custom menus developed by the city’s most celebrated chefs for one-of-a-kind four-course meals complete with thoughtfully selected wine pairings. Tuesday's meal was prepared by Chef Mike Romine of The Mulefoot Gastropub and Chef Brandon Wolschleger of Table 5. A portion of the proceeds benefited Eastern Market, which since the 1800s has gradually become a cornerstone, nourishing its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan.

Savor Detroit, Spring 2017: April 24

From April 24-28, Hour Detroit held its biannual event Savor Detroit. The five-night series featured custom menus developed by the city’s most celebrated chefs for one-of-a-kind four-course meals complete with thoughtfully selected wine pairings. Monday's meal was prepared by Chef Thomas Lents of Detroit Foundation Hotel and Chef Myles Christian Anton of Trattoria Stella. A portion of the proceeds benefited Eastern Market, which since the 1800s has gradually become a cornerstone, nourishing its residents by providing fresh and nutritious food throughout Southeastern Michigan.

Real Estate All-Stars 2017

On April 13, Hour Media's Real Estate All-Stars celebrated at the fourth annual Real Estate All-Star Party presented by MiRealSource at EuroAmerica Design in Troy. Guests enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, and live entertainment.

Recipe: My Sweetheart's Comin' 'Round

Cocktail Recipe from Anna Atanassova, beverage director at Joebar

5 Michigan Breweries to Visit in the Lower Peninsula

Hit the road to do some sightseeing around the Great Lakes State and sample some craft beers along the way (not at the same time)

Toys That Are Educational and Fun

These finds at metro Detroit stores have just the right amount of both, making them ideal picks for your little one

Spring Tea 2017

On April 22, the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit hosted its 8th annual Spring Tea event at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. Adults and kids alike enjoyed savory bites, finger sandwiches, and desserts, as well as live entertainment and shopping during the elegant afternoon. Proceeds benefited the organization, which provides a “home away from home” for the families of children who are hospitalized, most often at The Children's Hospital of Michigan.

Spring Tea 2017

An Hour With ... Marlin Williams

Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Diversity and Inclusion, TechTown

Charlotte's Wings Benefit 2017

On April 29, Charlotte’s Wings celebrated its 10th annual fundraising benefit at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. Guests enjoyed an evening of dining, live music and silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefited the organization, which donates new books to Michigan children in hospital and hospice care who have serious illnesses and health crises.

Pot-Au-Feu Recipe from Parc Chef Jordan Hoffman

'Ridiculously delicious' dish a French take on a classic pot roast

3 Brunch Options in Metro Detroit to Check Out

The Morrie, Bobcat Bonnie's and Chapman House among our new favorites

Bow Wow Brunch 2017

On April 30, the Michigan Humane Society celebrated its 28th annual Bow Wow Brunch at the MGM Grand Detroit Hotel. Guests enjoyed a gourmet, champagne reception alongside adoptable animals and special guest and animal conservationist Jeff Corwin. Proceeds benefited the Michigan Humane Society, assisting in finding homes for animals in need, furthering community outreach efforts, supporting spay/neuter programs, and getting closer to the society's ultimate goal of ending animal homelessness.

HBEA 90th Anniversary Gala

On April 28, the Historic Boston-Edison Association celebrated the its 90th anniversary at the Fellowship Conference Center in Detroit. Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, and dancing. Proceeds benefited the Historic Boston-Edison Association, whose mission is to safeguard the value, character, and appearance of Boston Edison homes and the neighborhood for the benefit of all residents.

Former Piston Earl Lloyd Detroit's Hidden Figure

New documentary spotlights accomplishments of the NBA's second African-American head coach

Detroit Entrepreneur Focuses on Helping Women in Developing Countries

Fair trade accessories symbolize community and charity for owner of Love Travels. Imports

10 Things to Do During the First Weekend in May in Metro Detroit

Ignore the cold and rainy weather. This weekend calls for attending annual events, stand-up comedy, and discovering talented local artists.

Hour Media’s Real Estate All-Star Party 2017

Hour Media's Real Estate All-Stars celebrated at the fourth annual Real Estate All-Star Party presented by MiRealSource at EuroAmerica Design in Troy on April 13, 2017. Guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers.

Girl Scouts Cookie Gala 2017

On April 19, the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan celebrated 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies at the MGM Grand Hotel Ballroom in Detroit. During this 15th annual Cookie Gala, local chefs prepared desserts and appetizers made from Girl Scout cookies. Guests also enjoyed “cookie cocktails,” a themed photo booth, and auctions. Proceeds supported the continuation of empowerment and leadership opportunities for girls in the area.

St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Gala 2017

On April 22, St. Joseph Mercy Livingston hosted its 32nd fundraising annual gala at Crystal Gardens in Howell. The Circus Soiree themed evening came complete with live entertainment and games along with dinner and cocktails. Proceeds supported facility upgrades as part of the St. Joe's Livingston & Brighton Transformation Project.

An Evening of Art and Science 2017

On April 20, An Evening of Art and Science celebrated its fourth year of combining art and medicine progress at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Honoring the collaboration of the Forbes Institute of Cancer Discovery and A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Insitute, guests were dazzled by live entertainment, a strolling dinner, cocktails, and guest speakers. Proceeds benefited University of Michigan scientists who are creating a cancer vaccine through immunology and bioengineering.

Ted Lindsay Foundation Wine Tasting 2017

On April 24, the Ted Lindsay Foundation celebrated its 2017 Wine Tasting event at the San Marino Club in Troy. Local celebrities poured wine as guests enjoyed a silent auction, strolling dinner, and dessert stations. All proceeds benefited autism research and educational programs.

Mother’s Day Flavors, Spring Menu Launches at Grand Traverse Pie Company

Rosa Parks Sign at Heidelberg Project Symbol of Adversity, Victory

Guyton was inspired to paint piece to honor civil rights icon's bus demonstration

La Boheme Brings a Taste of France to Detroit's West Village

Charming cafe's menu boasts almond-filled croissants, croque monsieur and madame, quiche Lorraine, and macarons

How to Pair Cheese and Chocolate

Local cheesemonger enchants taste buds with chocolate and cheese pop-ups

Looks to Die For

Detroit-based The Fashion Massacre enters its eighth year in style