Best of Detroit 2019: Arts & Entertainment

We're going to let you in on a secret: metro Detroit has the best talent on this side of the Mason-Dixon line, sugar. Not only that, but we're flush with places for these folks to shine like a lucky penny. It doesn't take a sleuth to know that Detroit's Milwaukee Junction is home to the best art space, Tangent Gallery & Hastings Street Ballroom, which hosts everything from erotic art shows (oh, my!), burlesque performances, an annual Star Wars-themed bash (what's a Star War?), and moving-picture festivals. Don't be a stiff when it comes to Detroit's Movement festival, which cinched the deal for best music festival for its lineup of world-renowned DJs and electronic artists. Think you're a real gumshoe? Disguise your mug at Youmacon — a celebration of Japanese art, culture, and anime, and metro Detroiters' vote for best people watching. It's not all goofy games and getting blackout smoked, though. We also know how to get down and lay low (if that's your bag). Ferndale's Otus Supply is the best place to catch a jam band, and The Ark in Ann Arbor snagged best folk venue. And capturing all the fun is Dontae Rockymore, the humdinger voted best photographer.

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