BTS @ WDET with Michelle Srbinovich

From Digital Content Specialist to General Manager, Michelle Srbinovich is shaping Detroit radio When Michelle Srbinovich applied to be the WDET Digital Content Community Specialist in 2009, she didn’t even listen to public radio.  Her passion to promoting good causes and her commitment to learning radio quickly propelled her to the top spot at the […]

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A5 Insider’s Guide: Melinda Anderson

Melinda Anderson is the creative director behind the Detroit Design Festival. For six years Melinda has used her background in architecture with her love for travel, collaboration and Detroit to organize one of the city’s premiere events.  The Detroit Design Festival brings together local and international talent to show how design in our neighborhoods, workplaces, […]


2017 Detroit Design Festival Guide

6 Days. 8 Neighborhoods. 20+ events. 1 City of Design in the United States – Detroit. The Detroit Design Festival (DDF) is a citywide celebration of design and creativity. Beginning September 26th, DDF offers a series of programs, panels and events that explore the various ways design is shaping the way we live and work. […]


2017 Guide to Murals in the Market

Murals in the Market is back for its 3rd year with more than 50 local and international artists painting live throughout the Eastern Market district September 21st – 28th. Visit Eastern Market to see 100 public murals strategically placed throughout the district and attend the festival’s special events. Friday, September 22nd Opening Night Print Exhibition […]


DLECTRICITY Illuminates Midtown

Woodward Avenue between Canfield and Kirby will be lit for DLECTRICITY from 7:00 p.m. to midnight, Friday, September 22nd and Saturday, September 23rd. Electrifying and innovative exhibits from local and international artists will be displayed at locations between the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). Friday Opening Ceremonies @ 7:00 […]

GIVEAWAY: #NationalComicBookDay with Vault of Midnight

#NationalComicBookDay is Monday, September 25th and we’ve partnered with our friends at Vault of Midnight to celebrate. One lucky reader will win a comic book giveaway bag: Wonder Woman God Country  The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, A Rún Bookmarks and stickers To enter email to giveaways(@)after5detroit.com with “National Comic Book Day” in the subject line […]

Beer Lovers Guide to Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest begins this weekend so raise your stein and get ready to party with fellow beer connoisseurs during Oktoberfest through October. Don’t miss out on any of the Oktoberfest events in Detroit this season. Oktoberfest at Batch Brauerei (September 15-16): Batch Brewing Company re-assumes it’s alter ego as Batch Brauerei for the 3rd year in a […]

Detroit Design 139: A look at Detroit’s future

Detroit Design 139 (DD139) brings together 38 development projects from across the city to showcase the future of Detroit and its innovative use of design to re-purpose and rebuilt. The City of Detroit, Bedrock and the partners behind DD139, carefully selected projects that reflect 10 guiding principles deemed essential to building a community that benefits […]

Avalon Opens Cafe + Biscuit Bar in New Center

What’s old is new again at Avalon’s New Center Cafe + Biscuit Bar. Home-style biscuits, Faygo floats with Detroit made Reilly Craft Creamery ice cream, and a custom art piece displaying the company’s original Cass Corridor location brings a message of love to a new neighborhood.  In addition to new favorites (we recommend the turkey […]


POP + OFFWORLD is the latest restaurant venture of business partners Dave Gregory and Tim Tharp. The restaurant and entertainment venue is located on the second floor of Checker Bar, and continues the duo’s tradition of highlighting Detroit’s past. This time the 1980s. The vintage arcade and pizzeria has over 30 arcade games (including three pinball […]