Stir Your Senses
Originally printed 1/19/2017 (Issue 2503 - Between The Lines News)
Once again, vodka enthusiasts are invited to sample their old standbys or discover new favorites at the annual Vodka Vodka event on Jan. 21 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. Detroit's sexiest vodka-tasting event includes an exciting hair and fashion element and the sweet musical stylings of DJ Godfather and DJ Chrome.
The Absolut Elyx Main Stage features a sexy and exciting hair and fashion show presented by Lover's Lane, supported by hair designers from London Calling and Alex Emilio Salon, and with fashion by Madison Boutique, and Matthew F. Richmond's Paper Dress Code.
Tickets for the Grand Tasting are $40 including 10 drink tickets and a commemorative glass. VIP tickets are $55 including 12 drink tickets, a commemorative glass, appetizers, access to Tito's Handmade Vodka VIP Terrace with exclusive cocktails and hand passed hors d'oeuvres and a VIP gift bag. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for VIP guests and at 7:30 p.m. for other patrons. Vodka Vodka benefits Back Alley Bikes, a non-profit community bike shop, which has been operating in the Cass Corridor for 17 years. The organization's mission is to provide cycling education and services with a focus on youth development, sustainable practices and community access. It works to achieve this mission by offering a variety of educational programs, volunteer training and opportunities, as well as rides and other types of support related to cycling education, materials, and resources.
Detroit Zoo Invites Residents to FrogWatch USA Program
For anyone interested in identifying frogs and toads based on their breeding calls, The Detroit Zoological Society is inviting southeast Michigan residents to hop to it and join the local chapter of FrogWatch USA. The citizen science program teaches volunteers how to identify frogs and toads by their breeding calls and to gather and record data that supports a national network.
"We already know about the extinctions and crises amphibians face globally, but we also need to keep tabs on what's happening in our own backyards. This program lets people in southeast Michigan help monitor our native amphibians and make sure their populations are healthy," said DZS Chief Life Sciences Officer Scott Carter.
FrogWatch volunteers choose from locations throughout the tri-county area and monitor the sites for several weeks. Their observations provide valuable insight into whether amphibians in the region are declining or increasing or if new species are being found in areas where they have not been identified before.
"FrogWatch is a unique opportunity for our community to join the Detroit Zoo in helping amphibians," said Carter.
FrogWatch training classes for 2017 will be offered free of charge at the Detroit Zoo's Ford Education Center on the following dates: Jan. 31, 5-9 p.m.; Feb. 5, 12-4 p.m.; Feb. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Feb. 16, 5-9 p.m.; and March 12, 12-4 p.m.
Tom Green Comedy Tour Visits Royal Oak
Love him or hate him, Tom Green is still around - and almost as active as ever. Experience one of the great comic minds in the field of entertainment, live and in person, when he takes the stage Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle in Royal Oak. Green is known for providing non-stop laughter with his brilliantly cracked view of the world around him. People remember Green from his anything-goes run as the funniest, most unpredictable personality on MTV, and his unforgettable, deliciously loony roles in uproarious film comedies including "Road Trip" and "Freddy Got Fingered." In 2010, Green started to do stand-up sets, in addition to his other productions. What is notable about these is their content. Rather than focused around antics or absurdity, Green's standup comedy is almost entirely focused on our culture's digitization, especially the effects social media has had on our communication. While Green hasn't seen much popular acclaim for his stand-up, he has managed to find a new outlet in an era past MTV. Combined with his live-streaming YouTube show, Web-O-Vision, Green is continuing to demonstrate his ability to keep up with the changing field of comedy, and may even be a bit ahead of the curve. Tickets to see Green are $30. 18 and over welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://comedycastle.com/.
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- Boyne Resorts
- Campus; Student and Alumni Groups
- Eastern Michigan University, LGBT Resource Center
- Charter Yachts
- Infinity & Ovation Yacht Charters
- Families and Parents
- Coalition for Adoption Rights Equality, Inc. (CARE)
- Pet Grooming
- Canine College
- Portofino Restaurant & Banquet Facility
- Berman Center for the Performing Arts
- Wedding Chapel
- The Little Wedding Chapel
- Women's Health
- Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan
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