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2019 Washtenaw Community College Foundation's 34th Annual Mardi Gras

On Feb. 9, the Washtenaw Community College Foundation held its 34th Annual Mardi Gras Winter Gala at the school’s Ann Arbor campus. Attendees enjoyed a dinner prepared by local chefs and supported the foundation’s mission to provide scholarships to students in need.

2019 Cakes Over Dates

On Feb. 10, Planthropie's "Cake Over Dates" pre-Valentine's Day soiree invited guests to Tribe Detroit to sample wine, cheese, desserts, and shop artisanal, handcrafted goods. A portion of the proceeds were donated to Alternatives For Girls, which assists homeless and at-risk young women.

Poke Bowl Chain Pokē Pokē is Expanding to Detroit

And Michigan overall, for that matter

Bryce Vine Talks Love, Politics, and His Upcoming Full-Length Album, 'Carnival'

The “Drew Barrymore” singer performs tonight at The Shelter in Detroit

2019 Saks Fifth Avenue Lunar New Year Celebration

Saks Fifth Avenue celebrated the Lunar New Year with a soiree hosted by Yan International on Jan. 31. Taking place at the department store's location in Somerset Collection, attendees enjoyed cocktails and a fashion presentation on upcoming spring trends. Proceeds from the event benefitted Beaumont Children's Miracle Network.

10 Things to Do This Weekend (Feb. 15-17)

Embrace this cold, winter weekend with comedy shows, family fun, and musical performances that are suited for all tastes.

2019 Grand Masquerade

Enough SAID and Michigan Women Forward hosted The Grand Masquerade at the Eastern in Detroit on Feb. 1. The masquerade-themed event raised funds for Enough SAID, an organizations that is dedicated to testing backlogged rape kits in Detroit.

6 Last-Minute Date-Night Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Because your significant other is worth more than a simple movie and dinner

Practice Self-Care for a Healthier You

2019 Toast of Hockeytown

The Detroit Red Wings Foundation held the 19th Annual "Toast of Hockeytown" at Little Caesars Arena on Feb. 5. Party-goers had the opportunity to meet the entire Red Wings team, coaches, and select alumni. Funds raised at the event benefitted the Detroit Red Wings Foundation, a non-profit organization that contributes to causes that support the growth of the community.

2019 Red Hot Night Great Lakes Burn Camp Fundraiser

The Great Lakes Burn Camp and the Shelby Township Fire Fighters hosted the 29th Annual Red Hot Night Dinner Dance fundraiser on Feb. 9 at the Palazzo Grande. Profits from the event's raffle were donated to Great Lakes Burn Camp for Kids in Jackson.

2019 Detroit Pistons' Annual DIA Dinner

On Feb. 9, the Detroit Institute of Arts hosted its Black History Month celebration at the museum, with the Detroit Pistons players and staff being the guests of honor. Following a cocktail hour that encouraged guests to walk through fashion designer Isabel Toledo's 'Labor of Love' exhibit, attendees heard a speech from Pistons Vice Chairman Arn Tellem, that recognized outstanding African-American leaders. They later enjoyed a seated dinner and a shopping event sponsored by Neiman Marcus.

And the 2019 Restaurant of the Year Is: Prime + Proper

A polished ambience and masterful dishes at downtown Detroit’s Prime + Proper, reimagine the ethos of the American steakhouse

A First Look at Royal Oak’s Soon-to-Come Condados Tacos

The build-your-own taco joint will open this spring

A Local Love Doctor Answers Your Biggest Relationship Questions

From friends and families, to financial ambiguities, Dr. Terri Orbuch has answers

Artist Ellen Rutt Is Painting Detroit, and the Rest of the World, Too

From abandoned structures to basketball courts, Rutt prefers painting concrete over canvas

4 Restaurants Worthy of Valentine’s Day Dinner Reservations

Grey Ghost, Gold Cash Gold, and The Apparatus Room offer special menus for the holiday

Motown’s Presence at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards

Appearances by Diana Ross, Berry Gordy Jr., and a tribute to the Queen of Soul made the event decidedly Detroit

Detroit Rapper Tee Grizzley On Prison-Time and That Rumored Big Sean Collaboration

The “First Day Out” artist shares advice on how to make it in the music industry

Behavioral Medicine - Addiction Medicine Professionals

At Bald Mountain Behavioral Medicine, individuals with addictions are able to receive effective treatment for their illness. John Kitzmiller, M.D. and his wife, Diana, founded the clinic in 2013 to serve as a private outpatient therapeutic resource for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

10 Things to Do This Weekend (Feb. 8-10)

Metro Detroit will be alive this weekend with three days packed full of food, history, and pre-Valentine’s Day fun.

Great Lakes Tower Residents Purchase Additional Unit in Riverfront Condo Tower

The Cains view the remodeling and reintroduction of Great Lakes Tower’s condo units to market as a “quintessential” example of the overall revitalization efforts happening throughout Detroit.

Another Crack in the Ceiling

A young, rising female activist shares the impact and inspiration of Rashida Tlaib’s historic win as the first female Muslim to the U.S. Congress

Spicy Peanut Soba Noodles

The mother-daughter team behind recipe development site, Crowded Kitchen, cooks up mindful dishes starring ingredients from local makers

Japanese Exchange

Adachi brings a fresh Asian-inspired menu to a Birmingham landmark

Making the List

Choosing a restaurant’s wine offerings involves more than throwing darts in a cellar. Gerry Baker, assistant general manager and sommelier at MGM Grand Detroit’s Wolfgang Puck Steak, discloses the methodology behind building the ultimate wine list.

Smart Cookies

More than a century ago, Juliette Gordon Low sparked a movement to inspire girls to embrace their strength and intellect.

Three Generations, One Roof

University of Michigan Professor Natasha Pilkauskas finds one type of household is on the rise

Loud and Clear

One podcast founder on using her voice to foster community among determined mothers

24 Hours With . . . Sophia Bush

Actress, activist, and co-founder of Detroit Blows

Nourishing the Mind, Body, and Spirit

The female-led team at Folk says wholesome food is about more than the ingredients

Home for Chinese New Year

An Ann-Arbor-based writer realizes the true way to celebrate has nothing to do with firecrackers or shiny envelopes

Bottoms Up

More than 60 years after Black Bottom was razed, the Detroit region named for its rich, dark soil has become an unlikely point of interest to a new generation of African-American history enthusiasts

A-List: Pearls of Wisdom

It’s the deft way in which pearls adorn heavy metals this season that gives them a provocative edge

The Way It Was - George Shirley, 1966

George Shirley, 1966

Game Time!

Five spots to eat, drink, and watch the Super Bowl LIII

Pure and Simple

Drawing inspiration from the spring bridal runways and celebrity brides alike (we’re looking at you, Priyanka Chopra), this season’s wedding fashions marry minimalism and romance, with sleek yet scintillating silhouettes, dainty accessories, and the underpinnings to match

Live Long and Prosper

Ann Arbor’s Forever Labs builds a thriving business banking stem cells on the prospect of future cures and life extension

Paula Ottaway, D.D.S. - Wellspring Dental

Lola Elzein - Venture Title Agency

Sabrina Shaheen Cronin – The Cronin Law Firm

Sandy Lymburner - Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Nikki Maybee - Salon Simply Beautiful

Joan Schinderle-King – Realty Executives

Kathleen Gilmore, M.D., MBA - Procerus Skin Care

Elizabeth Carlson McCririe – Beztak Properties

Therese Antonelli – Moving The Mitten Real Estate Group

Mindy Salzberg-Siegel D.D.S., P.C.

Carolyn Krieger & Melanie S. Bishop - CKC Agency & Max Broock Realtors

Renee Lossia-Acho - KW Domain

Jessica J. Kakos, D.D.S. - Kakos Dental

Judy Frankel - Judy Frankel Antiques

Alison Vaughn & Betty Henderson – Jackets for Jobs

Stephanie Wineman – GACO Sourcing

Jennifer Awdish – Everything Home Upscale Resale & Consignment

Shannon Hall – Dwellings by Rudy & Hall

Erinn Moss - Drybar Birmingham

Dolores J Baran, D.D.S. PC

Dr. Tahki Jayasvasti

Connie Kretschmer & Lori S. Harrison – Advanced Counseling Services

A Free Beacon Park Movie Festival Offers a Winter Escape Throughout February

A makeshift theater inside a heated tent offers cozy couches and cocktails

10 Things to Do This Weekend (Feb. 1-3)

Enjoy a weekend full of arts, food, and charity

Boys 2 Men Black Tie Affair

On Jan. 26, the first Boys 2 Men (B2M) Black Tie Affair was held at in Lathrup Village. Proceeds from the event’s silent auction raised funds for the B2M’s mentoring program for young boys.

Humanitarian Awards 2019

On Jan. 26, the Khadijah bint Khuwaylid Relief Foundation held its Humanitarian Awards Dinner and Gala at the Bellagio Banquet in Dearborn Heights. The event celebrated distinct Muslim community leaders and their efforts

Antonio’s Piccolo Ristorante

Spaghetti Carbonara “Alla Bocelli” - Prepared with eggs, pancetta (bacon), and parmesan cheese - a recipe Andrea Bocelli prepared himself in our kitchen.

Da Francesco’s Ristorante and Bar

Zuppe de Mare - Fresh cold water South African Lobster tail, wild caught salmon and jumbo shrimp simmered in a white wine tomato broth with arborio rice and sautéed baby spinach

Detroit Fish House

Ahi Tuna - Seared rare, togaroshi spice, vegetable spring roll, Asian bbq, coconut jasmine rice

Diamonds Steak & Seafood

Wild Flounder Meuniére – Piped Russet Potatoes, lemon caper brown butter

The HUB Stadium

Fajitas – Wood-grilled, marinated skirt steak and all natural chicken breast over grilled peppers and onions served with Mexican rice and refried beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, cheese, sour cream and tortillas


Lamb Shank Bourguignon – Braised lamb shank, red wine reduction, root vegetables

M Cantina

Filet Mignon Tacos - Seared Filet Mignon, roasted bell peppers & onions, melted queso Chihuahua, crispy cambrai onions, chipotle aioli, micro romaine leaves

McCormick & Schmick’s

Herb Broth – Chilean Sea Bass Tender, rich and buttery flavor; roasted fingerling potatoes, sundried tomatoes and spinach in a flavorful herb broth


Dry Aged Tomahawk Ribeye - 41-day dry aged Creekstone Farms 40 oz. Long Bone Ribeye, grilled over local hardwood

Robusto’s Cigar Bar & Bistro

Grilled Lamp Chops - Served with Israeli couscous with confit cherry tomato and mint chimichurri.

Rugby Grille

Dover Sole - Pan-seared dover sole filleted tableside served alongside roasted fingerling potatoes, haricots verts almondine, and beurre blanc.

Station Square Kitchen and Bar

Filet Surf and Turf - Served with Montrachet cheese mashed potatoes, asparagus, and tomato-basil beurre blanc

The Fed

Grass “Fed” Double Double Burger - Double grass fed beef patty from farm field table, double cheese, heirloom tomato, shaved lettuce, special sauce, house pickle, handcut kennebec fries

The Waterfront Wyandotte

Shrimp Scampi - Full pound of shrimp sautéed with mushrooms, bell peppers and garlic white wine sauce

The Whitney

Beef Wellington - Diners love the Creekstone tenderloin of beef, showcased by foie gras, caramelized garlic and shallots, mushroom and truffle oil duxelle, seasonal vegetables, and Courvoisier cream.

Foot Locker Celebrates its Eastpointe Store Opening with Big Sean and a Nike Detroit-Inspired Sneaker Release

Plus, a limited edition pair of Motor City-centric adidas and performances by Tee Grizzley and Icewear Vezzo

MotorCity Snowball 2019

The Motor City Snowball was held at the MotorCity Casino and Hotel on Jan. 26. All proceeds from the event benefitted the Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit, a social services agency that supports runaway, homeless and at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.

T2B Gala 22

The Transition to Betterness (T2B) celebrated its 22nd annual gala at the Cesars Windsor on Jan. 26. Attendees enjoyed live entertainment, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and raised funs for T2B, an organization that provides comfort to patients and their families who face life-altering illnesses.

A Multimedia Museum Experience for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus shares untold stories of the genocide

NAIAS Charity Preview 2019 II

The 2019 North American International Auto Show Charity Preview took place at the Cobo Center on Jan. 18. Party-goers viewed more than 30 new vehicles on display and raised funds for a number of children’s charities that provide services to those ranging between infancy and 18 years old.

NAIAS Charity Preview 2019

The 2019 North American International Auto Show Charity Preview took place at the Cobo Center on Jan. 18. Party-goers viewed more than 30 new vehicles on display and raised funds for a number of children’s charities that provide services to those ranging between infancy and 18 years of age.

10 Things to Do This Weekend (Jan. 25-27)

Music festivals, comedy shows, and art fit to fill your weekend

Buddy’s Pizza Expands to Grand Rapids this Spring

And they’re bringing their brews to Beer City, too

Psychedelic Band the Lemon Twigs on Their Operatic Album, Go to School

Michael and Brian D’Addario perform at El Club on Jan. 23

The Ferndale Blues and Music Festival is Worth Bearing the Cold Weather

For six evenings, local musical acts will be performing throughout the city

AutoGlow 2019

On Jan. 18, Ford Motor Co. held its AutoGlow black-tie gala at Ford Field, where attendees enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a strolling dinner, and live entertainment. Proceeds from the event benefited The Children’s Center, which supports more than 7,500 children and families overcoming trauma from abuse, neglect, and poverty.

4 Kid-Friendly Activities to Do in Metro Detroit this MLK Day

Museum exhibitions, arts and crafts, and educational film showings fit for the holiday

Automakers Show Environmentally Conscious Cars at the 2019 Auto Show

Cadillac, Tesla, and Guangzhou Automobile Group make the case that electronic vehicles will be a trend in 2020

A Peek into Pinky’s, Royal Oak’s Next Rooftop Bar

The 150-seat space features pink decor and an outdoor garden

Ford’s Mid-Winter Festival at Michigan Central Station Promises a Spectacular 3D Light Show

Live graffiti painting, fire pits perfect for marshmallow roasting, and local shopping are scheduled for the event

4 Ways to Celebrate the 2019 Auto Show

Worthy of leaving the Cobo Center a few minutes early

Contributors: January 2019

Hour Detroit, January 2019

10 Things to Do This Weekend (January 18-20)

There’s a number of concerts, films, and comedy shows perfect for your weekend

North American International Auto Show Charity Preview

A Moment of Mindfulness

Ditch the mid-day meeting with a self-care solution