Behind the Scenes with Marc Kinchen

Detroit native, Marc Kinchen is a DJ, record producer and remixer who’s discography includes over 500 titles. He’s at the Magic Stick Saturday, December 2nd and we asked him about music and how it feels to be back in the D. Do you miss Detroit?Yes and no.  I miss my family and my memories of living there, […]

Holiday Market Shopping Guide

This holiday season, you don’t have to look very far for all your gifts and goodies. Check out our guide to Detroit holiday shopping experiences.   Holiday Headquarters // 100 Renaissance Center Local businesses have their items for sale in the GMRENCEN including Detroit-themed apparel, artwork, ties, knit fashions, macarons, jewelry and more. November 27 […]


A5 Holiday Shopping Guide for HIM

Whoever HE is, get him something special for the holidays at our favorite Detroit shopping spots. Don’t miss out on our massive holiday giveaway! One lucky winner will get some of our holiday favorites. Scroll to the bottom of the page to enter. HUGH // 4240 Cass Ave Hugh is rooted in a classic modern aesthetic, […]


Noel Night is Saturday, December 2nd from 5pm to 10pm in Midtown. Over 100 institutions in Midtown, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Michigan Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, and the Detroit Public Library, will open their doors to the public free of charge for […]

Party @ Punch Bowl Social

Another reason to cheer during the big game, a holiday party with friends or Happy Hour with co-workers, Punch Bowl Social is the place to party. Bowling, karaoke, darts, indoor lawn games and more, Punch Bowl Social is your go-to downtown Detroit entertainment venue. Not only is it great fun, it’s great food! Punch Bowl […]

A5 Insider’s Guide: Dennis Archer Jr.

Like his dad, Dennis Archer Jr. is helping to create a better Detroit but he’s doing it through business and brunch. Serial entrepreneur and restaurateur, Dennis Archer Jr. opened Central Kitchen + Bar two years ago and pop-up restaurant, Cadillac Lodge two weeks ago. Central is a popular gastropub that looks onto Campus Martius. Cadillac […]


Detroit is the New Black Friday Destination

Skip the malls and make shopping more than a chore. Shop local and experience the fun of winter in Detroit. Walk down Woodward, wander the Cass Corridor or stop by a number of blossoming shopping districts in Detroit, there are plenty of places to find the perfect gift. We put together shopping guides for the […]

A5 Insider’s Guide: Sean Moran

10 years ago Sean Moran helped found the Parade Company’s Big Head Corps and this year he will walk in the parade as the Head Honcho. Sean Moran is a bonafide Detroit booster. A graduate of University of Detroit-Mercy, former president of the Detroit Athletic Club, co-founder of RacquetUp Detroit, Sean has spent years giving back […]

Guide to Winter in Detroit

Downtown Detroit is a real-life Wonderland these days and you don’t want to miss it! For exact hours and details of programming in all Downtown Detroit Parks, including Beacon Park, please flip through the winter brochure. The Rink @ Campus Martius Park Located in the heart of Downtown, The Rink is the centerpiece of Detroit’s […]


100+ Things to Know About Noel Night (a reference guide)

There’s so much to do on Noel Night (over 100 participating venues!) we broke down the geography and festivities so you don’t miss a thing. Noel Night is Saturday, December 2 from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. The streets of Midtown will be filled with music, good cheer and people of all ages. Make your reservations […]