Category Archives: Community Events

Dally in the Alley

Wayne State students, Detroit residents and lovers of the city celebrated, what we would like to call, the official end to summer with Dally in the Alley. Michigan Movement host, and General Manager at WAYN Radio  Angelina Czarnecki got the chance to talk to some artist, vendors,  and some first time “dalliers” as well as dancing the night away in the alleys of north Cass Corridor.

Dally in the Alley celebrated their 35th year and welcomed many new artist like Detroit rapper SelfSays.  Performing at Dally for the first time, concerts in Paris and his musical style were all topics of discussion.

“The vibes (for Dally performance)  were good, very positive, more and more people starting filling up the space. I was fortunate enough to play the Forest Stage, I guess that’s the big boy stage, and it was good, people got in to it nice response, and people had fun”  shared SelfSays after his performance at Dally in the Alley.

So, we all know that Dally is the place to check out new music and local artist but it is also the hot spot to get some shopping done. Local vendors filled the streets and we got the chance to speak with Steven Bock from the Detroit Bicycle Company. Detroit Bicycle Company vended for the first time this year and appreciated the crowd vibe. Over at Dally they had a great display of bikes,  leaving the crowd to take pictures and admire the style all night.

“Dally is a more independent, young crowd, and a good mix of people” Steven Bock Detroit Bicycle Company .

Another year has past but Dally will return and relive the crazy night in the alley.

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Weekend Plans (July 6-8, 2012)

Some of us are still getting over our Fourth of July festivities, but the party hasn’t stopped yet! So if you feel like leaving the AC and coming out in this weather here are some activities for you.

Vans Warped Tour 2012 (7/6/12)

The Vans Warped Tour is back for another year at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Tickets are still available at the door for $42, and if you bring 3 canned food items, a $5 donation or used cellphones to the Feed Our Children NOW tent you can receive a jump the line pass. Find out what bands are performing and more at  the Vans Warped Tour site.

Concert of Colors (7/7,12-15/12)

The 20th anniversary of the Concert of Colors kicks off this weekend at New Center Park. Doors open at 8 p.m and the event is free! Some of the performers for the night include Meshell Ndegeocello, Sin Hielo, DJ Ismael. Check out the history and more information on the Concert of Colors on their site.

Zumba in the Park (7/7/12)

 Alright everyone it’s time to get fit, and have some fun doing it! Zumba in the Park will be this Saturday at Peck Park (Behind the Detroit Science Center), and will be a reoccurring event. The classes are FREE, and will be at  9:00am – 10:00am, every Saturday morning in July. Also, if you are an early bird you can enjoy Yoga in the Park 8:00 a.m at Peck Park. Go to the Zumba in the Park fan page and check out the event.

Detroit Institute of Arts Family Sundays (7/8/12)

This Sunday Gustafer Yellowgold will be performing at the DIA for Family Sundays. The event will be in the Lecture Hall and will have two performances at 1:00 p.m and 3:00 p.m.

Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show is a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling, featuring songs and animation by Margan Taylor. Gustafer Yellowgold has unique cross-over appeal for adults and children and has been described as a cross between Yellow Submarine and Dr. Suess.  Read about this event and more on the DIA‘s site.

Detroit River Days

The 6th annual Detroit River Days will come to an end today, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about how great it has been! The three-day festival kicked off  Friday, June 22, 2012 ,  with some old favorites and new additions.

River Days presented by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy was held across the Detroit River Walk,  and welcomed many performers, and carnival rides.  Boys II Men will be one of the performers tonight, so make sure you don’t miss out.  Don’t forget about the Riverwalk Buskers which are a new addition to the festival. These street performers can be found across the Riverwalk doing illusions, musical acts , and much more.

This family friendly festival is an event you don’t want to miss. Experience a great Detroit summer, and stroll the Riverwalk. Check out more information, and activities for the night on the Riverfront website.

Weekend Plans

With all the events happening in Metro Detroit,  it is getting difficult deciding where to go!  Here are some events to help you out, and make planning your weekend a bit easier.

2012 Chevrolet Belle Isle Detroit Grand Prix (6/1-3/12)

The Grand Prix is back in the Motor City! The track spreads 2.1 miles across the Belle Isle Park Road Course. National radio coverage can be heard on IMS Radio Network and Sirius satellite XM Radio Channel 94.  For more info check out the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix website.

Motor City Pride (6/2-3/12)

The festival is the largest LGBT event in Michigan, and the festival  starts today at Hart Plaza. Doors open at 1:00PM, and festivities begin at 2:00 PM.  The parade begins at 11:00 AM tomorrow at Fort & Griswold heading down to Hart Plaza. Motor City Pride will have performances by Kimberly Cole, Duane the Teenage Weirdo, Kenneth Thomas, Miz Korona, and many more! Check out the Motor City Pride website for more info.

Detroit’s Big Crush (6/2/12)

This afternoon The Detroit Area Art Deco Society will be hosting a wine stroll. The stroll will make stops at 10 of Detroit’s most notable architectural locations. The day will be filled with food, art , and specific wine for each venue. The event ends at 4PM so get your tickets fast. Visit Detroit Area Art Deco Society for ticket information.

Corktown Historical Home and Garden Tour (6/3/12)

Tour the historical Corktown neighborhood, and learn about some of it’s hidden gems. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $12 or for $15 the day of at the Gaelic League. Visit the Corktown Historic site for a preview and more information on the event.

DEMF 2012

Are you pumped about your summer plans? Did you miss the opportunity to go on a vacation, or are you swamped with summer classes? Well don’t worry because DEMF is right around the corner and yes it is in Detroit!! DEMF is a three day electronic music festival held in the heart of Detroit it is taking place May 26th to May 28th don’t miss out!!

DEMF 2012

There are so many hot upcoming events in Detroit this summer. You don’t want to miss out on the 36 hour party at Hart Plaza. That’s right the Detroit Electronical Music Festival is here again and it is bigger and better with 58 new acts including AraabMuzik, Brian Gillespie, Phstek, Sbtrkt and many more!


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