Off to a Banging Start
Suffice it to say, Detroit's Embarco Entertainment has started 2015 off with a bang! Besides managing Alien Ant Farm, MuzzY Bearr, Nick Speed, and Kaleido, they continue to book the majority of weekly entertainment at Greektown Casino and are also tasked with providing halftime entertainment for the Detroit Pistons. We managed to catch both Alien Ant Farm on Friday and Ruben Studdard on Saturday at the Palace. (Now, we're not saying the halftime fun has anything to do with the Pistons' current climb into that ever-elusive playoff picture, but it certainly doesn't hurt!) But it was one of our new favorite venues in the city, HopCat, that brought us out on a cold Detroit Saturday night to catch Kaleido and AAF. Embarco has been working with the hip beer bar to book entertainment for the venue. The show was loud, fun and definitely kept us warm until 2 a.m. – or was that the booze?
Don't Be Fowl
DDays spent some time fowling on Sunday night. That might sound dirty, but we promise it was nothing but good, clean fun involving a football, bowling pins, and loads of beer. The Fowling Warehouse in the recesses of Hamtramck is an enormous building that contains numerous lanes set up just as you'd expect them to be for a sport named after a football-bowling hybrid. The consumption of pizza and beer ensued, as did a surprise birthday celebration for Chris Gruse. Anyone searching for fun in a warehouse that doesn't involve copious amounts of drugs, look no further than Hamtown!
Fashion in Detroit
The Styliste fashion show took over DIME last Sunday night and Detroiters turned out in droves despite the chilly weather and falling snow. The show favored both brightly colored and natural-toned fur, both real and faux. We also saw lots of grunge style that would have made Kurt Cobain proud, and even some acid-washed denim. In the crowd we spotted Charketa Glover, a recent Project Runway contestant who's also a native Detroiter.
Treads and Threads
The Orchestra Hall hosted an Auto Show kickoff party on Sunday, celebrating both auto design as well as local talent and design creativity outside of the auto industry. Honoring executive achievements from Nissan and Jaguar, the evening featured strolling dinner, cocktails, and recognition for design excellence by 17-year-old Colombia native Andres Bastidas. Even more exciting was the fashion show and dress design competition, "Treads and Threads," which featured local designers creating dresses made from atypical Inteva auto materials. Congrats to winner Matthew Richmond, the creator of the paper dress featured at our very own Metro Times Best of Detroit party last year!
DDays would like to wish very happy birthdays to former StyleLine editor Hoda Salameh, singer Caleb Gutierrez, photographer Debbie Sipes, Bride Stripped Bare singer Tamara Marla, and Batch Brewing's Stephen Roginson. — mt
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