By Neshele Godfrey
Whether you live in the Metropolitan area, or one of its sister communities, you are witnessing a city continuing to rise. I have found new hotels, condos and apartments, breathtaking murals, restaurants, retail stores, entertainment venues, and sport complexes. Large companies like Amazon and Ford Motor Company are showing out. Amazon have built a four-story, 3.8 million-square-foot building at the former State Fairgrounds. Ford Motor Company have also revealed their plans to revitalize the Michigan Central Station and make it a hub. The list goes on and on. One thing for sure, Detroit continues to produce a vibe that inspires you to venture out one way or another. Detroit, you are beautiful!
What’s up Detroit! Welcome back to my Review Corner where you will find the latest scoop on upcoming entertainment, food, and places to travel. Let’s chat. This month I would like to uplift my favorite comedian, actor, and author Kevin Hart. When I tell you that Kevin has his hands in all the bags. I mean just that. Kevin hosts two shows: Celebrity Game Fame and Hart to Heart. He played in numerous movies and tv series. Not sure why you he failed to make the NCB’s Saturday Night Live audition, but we see you Kevin Hart. Job well done sir. And continue to get the bag.
Detroit, I would like to settle the debate between Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill and Yate’s Cider Mill once and for all. Which cider mill has the best warm donuts? Which mill has the best apples and fresh-pressed cider? We want to hear from you Detroit. But before you render your decision, make sure you stop at both cider mills. You will thank me later.
After that delicious snack, take a short hayride or head over to Erebus Haunted House Attraction located at 18 S Perry Pontiac, MI 48342. This four-story haunted house will surely help clear your throat and aids as a daily workout.
Looking for more? I have you covered.
Russell Industrial Center presents the Monster’s Ball Detroit 2022 on Sat., Oct. 22nd.
The Wayne County Hines Park located at 7651 North Merriman Road; Westland, MI is sponsoring a Harvest Festival on Sat., October 15th at 3:00pm.
Disney Junior Dance Party on Tour will be at the Fox Theatre Detroit on Sun, Oct 9th at 4:00pm.
Ne-Yo and Trey Songz will be performing at Fox Theatre Detroit on Fri., Oct 14th at 8:00pm.
The All-Star Comedy Festival will be at the Fox Theatre Detroit on Sat., Oct 15th at 7:00pm.
Takeover 3 – Gucci Mane, E-40, and Piles will be performing at the Fox Theatre Detroit on Sat., Oct 29th at 8:00pm.
If you prefer to skip right to the holiday events, I have you covered. There is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit in Michigan than enjoying one of the magnificent light displays, outdoor ice skating and hot chocolate, community service, and attending the various plays and musicals. Here are a few upcoming events.
The Pine Knob Music Theater A Holiday lights Drive-Through Experience. This event runs November 18th – December 31st.
Downtown Detroit Partnership and DTE Energy Foundation are proud to present the 18th annual Detroit Tree Lighting at the Campus Martius Park on Friday, November 18th from 5:00pm until midnight.
The America’s Thanksgiving Parade will take place Thursday, November 24th in the very heart of downtown Detroit. Tickets can be purchased at http://theparade.org.
Midtown Detroit, Inc presents Noel Night 2022 will be held on Saturday, December 3rd. For more details, please visit them at https://www.noelnight.org.
The Fox Theater presents A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage on December 4th. The Fox Theater presents the Nutcracker! Magic Christmas Ballet December 11th.
The Fox Theater presents ‘Twas the Night Before… by Cirque du Soleil Dec. 15th – Dec. 26th.
If you are in the market for great food, why not head over to the Detroit Shipping Company located at 474 Peterboro Detroit, MI. Inside you will find at least five restaurants and retail shopping.
After your festivities and great dinner, grab a book. My book suggestions are I Can’t Make This Up by Kevin Hart
and The Memory and Other Stories of Dirty Computer Librarian by Janelle Monae.
My top selection for children’s books includes It’s The End of The World and I’m In My Bathing Suit by Justin A. Reynolds,
Of Thee I Sing, A Letter to My Daughters by Barack Obama,
and Marcus Makes a Movie by Kevin Hart.
If you prefer a movie, then: The Woman King (2022),
Avatar: The Way of Water (2022),
and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022).
Benge-worthy series include Hap and Leonard (2018) and Monarch (2022). Family Movie: Disney Pinocchio (2022) and Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022).
Favorite quote for this month: “We must never take a stand just because it is popular.” – Dr. Huey P Newton.