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UPCOMING: Broadway in Detroit announces tickets going on sale for three new shows

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*Disclosure: I have a media relationship with Broadway in Detroit. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.
Broadway In Detroit announced recently that tickets are now on sale for three new Broadway hits! Coming to Detroit’s Fisher Theatre will be Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries, with Adam Ben-David On the Piano, on February 6, 2020, along with A Bronx Tale, January 21 – February 2, 2020. And the Detroit Opera House will host Jesus Christ Superstar, February 4 – 9. 2020. Please note that all show dates may be subject to change.

Tickets for Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries, with Adam Ben-David On the Piano, start at $55. Tickets for A Bronx Tale start at $39 and tickets for Jesus Christ Superstar start at $34.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets may also be purchased by phone by calling 800-982-2787, and at the Fisher Theatre box office.

A limited number of premium seats for all shows will be av…

The Friday Five, 10/18/19: 5 things I've been up to this week

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I have no more traveling this year (that I know of), except we are going to Holland for one night, next month, since I had some Radisson points to use. This week I've been seeing lots of movies and hanging out with friends.


What I've been up to this week:Hanging out with friends. On Sunday, some friends and I went to Parmenter's, which is a cider mill in Northville, and then to the Northville Winery next door. Parmenter's had pretty good cider but Yates and Blake's have better donuts, in my opinion. At the winery, you can do a flight, and they have wine, hard cider, and beer, so I tried two hard ciders and one wine. I liked both hard ciders, the wine was just okay. Seeing movies. Lots of movies this week! Last Friday, we saw Jexi, which was actually pretty hilarious, albeit dumb ... I'd give it like 3.75 to 4 stars out of 5. Saturday was The Addams Family, in 3D, but unfortunately I'd only give it like 2.5 stars - the live-action movies from the 1990s are mu…

Movie Review - Zombieland: Double Tap

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The original Zombielandcame out in 2009—before The Walking Dead (the TV show, at least) was a thing, and a little bit before the public's interest in zombies had been piqued. Over the past ten years, though, zombies have been omnipresent in entertainment, and Zombieland: Double Tap is here to take advantage of that—while also being unquestioningly hilarious.

The original group is back for this installment: Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), who's now a teenager who wants to hang out with people her own age; Wichita (Emma Stone), who's questioning her devotion to Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg); and Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), their fearless leader. Madison (Zoey Deutch) ends up joining their motley crew, and they end up meeting Nevada (Rosario Dawson) and Berkeley (Avan Jogia) later on in their travels, too.

To say more about the plot would be to spoil it, so I'll let you see the movie for yourself. However, I will say this: the film was equal parts horrifyingly gory, and a…

GIVEAWAY - 25 admit-2 passes for Black and Blue, 10/22 at AMC Star Great Lakes Crossing {ends 10/18}

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Black and Blue will be in theaters on October 25th, but 25 of my lucky readers will be able to see it early at the October 22nd screening!

About the movie:
A rookie policewoman in New Orleans inadvertently captures the shooting death of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the only person from the community who's willing to help her. Now, she finds herself on the run from both the vengeful criminals and the lawmen who desperately want to destroy the incriminating footage.

GIVEAWAY:

Enter to win via the widget below. Giveaway will end on Friday, October 18th, at 11:59pm EST, and winners will be notified the next day via email.

Detroit/Metro Detroit residents only, please.

Good luck!
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COMING SOON! David Sedaris, October 23, Fisher Theatre, Detroit

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*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. However, the opinions expressed here are my own.

Back in April, I wrote about David Sedaris and how he will be coming to the Fisher Theatre this month. I'm super excited to see him ... I've seen him two other times, I believe, both at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, so this is my first time seeing him in Detroit.

He will be doing a signing after the show this time, as well, and one time my mom and I met him before a show, at his signing ... he's a funny guy. It was my mom's birthday that week, and he looked distraught and said "Oh no, but I didn't get you a gift!" He then rooted around in his bag and handed her some hotel toiletries as her "birthday gift," ha. He's also well-known for signing obscure things in books ... in my book he drew a dagger (I still don't know why ...) and signed his name.

About the show:
ONLY two weeks away! With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has bec…

The Friday Five, 10/11/19: 5 things I've been up to this week

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From Monday through Wednesday this week, I was just outside of Austin, Texas, for the Texas Pecan Board trip for work. Although I didn't get to see downtown Austin, we stayed at a super nice resort (Hyatt Regency Lost Pines) and I was able to see pecan production from start to finish, which was pretty interesting.


What I've been up to this week:
Traveling. I was in Austin from Monday to Wednesday, although my flight home on Wednesday was a bit late (6pm) so I had to hang out in the airport for a while. I ate a LOT of pecan-based foods, all of which were delicious, and I had never been to that part of Texas ... thankfully the weather cooperated, and it was like 75-85 which was nice. I brought home some honey glazed pecans too, and am looking forward to eating those.Eating out. Last Friday, my international dinner club and I went to Polka, in Troy, to try out some Polish food. The food itself was good but the service was super slow, so I'll probably go back at some point but n…

The Friday Five, 10/4/19: 5 things I've been up to this week

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This has been a pretty busy week and will be a pretty busy weekend too. Tonight my boyfriend and I are going on a super romantic date ... to get a flu shot. Haha. (To be fair, we are also going out for Polish food with my International Dinner Club friends after ...)


What I've been up to this week:
Going out for our anniversary. I took my boyfriend to The Chop House, in Ann Arbor, a few weeks ago, on his actual birthday, for a birthday/anniversary gift. On Saturday, he took me out to Iridescence, at the Motor City Casino, for my anniversary gift. I had been wanting to go back there for a while—I was lucky enough to have a comped stay + comped Iridescence dinner there in 2015—and although everything was very tasty, it wasn't QUITE as good as my 2015 experience. I'd still give it 4/5 stars though, and waitservice is impeccable. Eating out, in general. Last Friday I had a gift card for Ale Mary's, in Royal Oak, so we went there and I finally got to try one of their vegan sha…

The Friday Five, 9/27/19: 5 things I've been up to this week

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This past weekend I went to Chicago for about 15 hours—the Amtrak train was supposed to arrive around 2:45pm Saturday but arrived at 4:25pm instead—and we left at 7:20am the next day. The purpose? To see Rachel Bloom (TV's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) in a live show. I got back around 3pm Sunday, and 8:30am Monday I flew to Vegas for work.


What I've been up to this week:
Traveling. Chicago and Vegas. I need to remember to leave more time between trips ... I felt a little nauseous on the plane to Vegas on Monday. Thankfully there were no "woo girls" this plane ride (super excited girls/women who are all like WOOHOO, WE'RE GOING TO VEGAS!) and it was relatively quiet. Attending PACK EXPO. This was the reason I was in Vegas—it's a packaging and equipment expo that takes place yearly. Last year it was in Chicago, at McCormick Place, and next year it will be in Chicago as well (it flip-flops between that and Vegas, I believe). Having some good meals. Last Friday, my parents…

The Friday Five, 9/20/19: 5 things I've been up to this week

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Other than hanging out with my boyfriend this week + seeing movies, I really haven't done much, which has been a nice change of pace ... however, going to Chicago for a quick 24-hour trip with a friend this weekend, to see Rachel Bloom's (the lead from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) show at the Chicago Theatre, and then I'm off to Vegas on Monday for another work trip.


What I've been up to this week:
Doing a mini Ann Arbor vacation. On Friday night, my boyfriend and I stayed at the Sonesta ES, in Ann Arbor, for kind of a mini road trip. I got the hotel for about $87 on Hotwire, which was a good deal (it's normally $120+ per night). It was one of the "Mystery Deals" but you could definitely tell it was that hotel, lol. I probably should have figured out that "ES" meant Extended Stay - we had a kitchen, living room, and bedroom area, which was pretty nice. We Ubered to downtown A2 and met up with some friends for drinks, and also did dinner at Blimpy Burger, …

Upcoming and GIVEAWAY: Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 - Activate Creature Power!, May 20, 2020 at the Fisher Theatre, Detroit {ends 9/26}

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Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 - Activate Creature Power! will be coming to the Fisher Theatre this May, and one of my lucky readers will win a family 4-pack of tickets!

About the show:
The Wild Kratts LIVE! stage show that has kids across North America buzzing is coming to Detroit with an ALL NEW show: “Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 – Activate Creature Power!” Get ready to dive into another classic Wild Kratts adventure with the Kratt brothers as they combine live action and animation, with Martin and Chris LIVE on stage and the rest of the Wild Kratts team on screen, at the Tortuga HQ. Which creature powers will they activate and what new and amazing ‘WOW!’ facts will you learn? Experience, live-on-stage, the electrifying excitement and the inspiring quest of the Kratt Brothers that make the hit television series Wild Kratts a family favorite time and time again!

Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0 will be at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit on May, 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Fans can go to www.wildkrattslive.com to registe…

GIVEAWAY - 20 admit-2 screening passes for Zombieland: Double Tap, 10/15 at Emagine Royal Oak {ends 9/25}

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Zombieland: Double Tap will be in theaters on October 18th, but 20 of my lucky readers will be able to see it early at the October 15th screening!

About the movie:
After the events of the first film, Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

GIVEAWAY:

Enter to win via the widget below. Giveaway will end on Wednesday, September 25th, at 11:59pm EST, and winners will be notified the next day via email.

Detroit/Metro Detroit residents only, please.

Good luck!

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GIVEAWAY: 4 tickets to August Wilson's JITNEY, November 12th, Music Hall, Detroit {ends 9/25}

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Jitney will be coming to Detroit's Music Hall this November, and one of my lucky readers will win 4 tickets to see it on opening night!

About the show:
Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of Play, August Wilson’s Jitney will appear at The Music Hall, in Detroit, November 12 – 16, 2019. Broadway In Detroit is presenting the show in partnership with The Detroit Public Theatre.

Tickets for Jitney are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-982-2787.

Set in the early 1970s, this richly textured piece follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys. When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss’ son returns from prison, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undone at last.


August Wilson’s Jitney is directed by one of Wilson's foremost interpreters, Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The r…

UPCOMING: August Wilson's JITNEY, November 12-16, Music Hall, Detroit

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*Disclosure: I have a media relationship with Broadway in Detroit. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.

Jitney will be coming to Detroit this November, and I've never seen it before (or been to Music Hall!) so I'm excited to be attending.

About the show:
Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of Play, August Wilson’s Jitney will appear at The Music Hall, in Detroit, November 12 – 16, 2019. Broadway In Detroit is presenting the show in partnership with The Detroit Public Theatre.

Tickets for Jitney are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-982-2787.

Set in the early 1970s, this richly textured piece follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs, or jitneys. When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss’ son returns from prison, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undon…