Showing posts with label David Bowie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label David Bowie. Show all posts

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Lost River Celebrates Bowie Month with Bowie Themed Cocktails and Pierogi

On January 8th, the legendary David Bowie would have been 74 years old. Sadly, he passed away five years ago, as of January 10th. In honor of this iconic man, Lost River has declared the entire month of January Bowie Month. The tiki bar is celebrating by offering Bowie themed cocktails to-go all month long. The menu includes:

The Jean Genie
Cynar, Arak, Papas Pilar Blonde, Falernum, Fresh Squeezed Lime, Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit, Hibiscus Cinnamon Syrup


Space Oddity
Butterfly pea flower infused Ca?a Brava, Rum Fire, Fresh Squeezed Lime, Banana Simple Syrup, House Made Coconut Cream and Bitters

These cocktails are served in a sealed 6.8 oz. recyclable glass bottle and are $14 each.

If you want something tasty to eat along with those cocktails, they are also offering the "Life on Mushrooms Pierogi", featuring mushrooms, spinach, Bulgarian cheese, and potato. The pierogi come frozen along with instructions on how to cook them at home, because frozen pierogi wouldn't be very good. (At least we don't think they would be, but who knows?) The Life on Mushrooms Pierogi are available as part of a Bowie Month Pierogi + Cocktail Package, which includes a pierogi dinner and 2 cocktails of your choice. Other than the Bowie Month special cocktails, there are a lot of other cocktails and drinks to-go available, including some specials created by Shannon Mustipher. Check out the full menu here.

Lost River is located at 15421 Mack Ave. in Detroit. The bar is open for to-go orders on Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Remember, the Bowie specials are only available during Bowie Month, a.k.a. January. So, don't wait! Place your order online by visiting


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Celebrate David Bowie and Support the Senate Theater

The Senate Theater is home to one of four theater organs in the City of Detroit. Their organ was originally housed in the Fisher Theatre, but it moved to the Senate in 1962 after spending one year at Iris Theatre. It has been used in over 700 concerts over the last 50 years, but the art of taking care of, maintaining and playing the organ is becoming a lost art. Thankfully, The Detroit Theater Organ Society has taken over the care and management of the Senate's organ, but they need help updating the Senate to make sure that people can enjoy music with film for years to come.

They have a number of upcoming events that you can attend to enjoy yourself and support the theater and the efforts of the Organ Society. This includes a screening of Grease, the Ann Arbor Film Fest, and a variety of silent films. If you want to see a full list of upcoming events at the Senate click here. There are a lot of cool things to see, but there's one that really stuck out to us. The Senate is celebrating the life of David Bowie by hosting a Ziggy Stardust party on January 11th. The night will include live organ tribute on the Mighty Wurlitzer, a screening of D.A. Pennebaker’s Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and a best-dressed costume contest.  There will even be a photo booth! Tickets to attend the event are $10 at the door. The art starts at 7 p.m., the movie starts around 9 p.m. and the party starts at 11 p.m. To learn more about the event and to get your tickets in advance click here.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Celebrate the Life of David Bowie Friday Night at Small's

It has been two years since the world lost a legend, David Bowie. His music and career spanned over five decades, crossing cultures, boundaries, and genres, becoming a favorite to many. This week marks the anniversary of his passing, as well as Bowie's 71st birthday. So that calls for a celebration.

This Friday night, Small's will be hosting a Thirst Wave Bowie Tribute Night. Thirst Wave is the longest running club night around and known as one of the best parties in town. The night features a blend of New Wave, Retro Alternative, Dark '80s & '90s Alternative, and this time around it will have a special emphasis of the music of Bowie. Attendees  are encouraged to wear their best Bowie attire, and the best dressed female and male will each win vintage Bowie posters. There will be Ziggy Stardust shot and cocktail specials available, as well as great drink specials all night! It will be an amazing night that you don't want to miss!

Doors for Thirst Wave open at 9 p.m. and 18+ are welcome. If you get there early and you're over 21, admission will be free until 10 p.m. Admission is only $3 after 10, and if you're under 21, it will cost you $5 to get in the door all night long.

For more info on Thirst Wave David Bowie Tribute Night, click here.


Monday, January 18, 2016

Two More Chances to Celebrate the Life of David Bowie

Last week many of us woke up the news that cultural icon, musician, innovator, and visionary David Bowie had passed away. It was shocking at first, it was hard to believe that such a vibrant human could ever pass away. Our social media feeds were filled with photos, quotes and pictures of the the legend and we all took a minute to catch our breath. Slowly, details about his final days came to light. Mr. Bowie fought an 18 month battle with cancer while he wrote his 28th and final album Blackstar.

He remained an artist to the end, an inspiration for the rest of us that live to create. More importantly he reminded me the impact that music can have on your life. His music united people of all ages, races, and creeds. He held the attention of the public and shaped our culture in ways that are irreversible. He questioned sex, culture and race and he wrote songs that me and my father could sing along to together, a very rare occurrence. Bowie's music helped him achieve something that most people won't, immortality. Every time another person discovers Ziggy, or feels heart break for Major Tom, Bowie is reborn. He is part of our collective cultural memory. Every time you put on your red shoes and dance the blues Bowie comes back to life. Bowie cannot be taken down by cancer or anything else because Bowie is forever.

That being said, their are two ways to celebrate the life of David Bowie in style this weekend. The Loving Touch is hosting Bowie Night, a tribute to David Bowie. The event will feature performances by Air is the Arche, Augie Visocchi, BARS OF GOLDBastardous, Earth Engine, Eddie, Nicole & TJ, Flowers Bloom, Javelins, My Girlfriend Beru, Taxon Clade, The Kickstand Band, The Messenger Birds, and The Scrappers. It's FREE to get in and the party starts at 7 p.m. They will even be rocking all Bowie tunes between sets!

Small's New Wave dance party series Thirst Wave will also be paying tribute to Bowie this weekend. In honor of the legend, DJ Pleasure Kitten, DJ Aaron Hingst and special guest DJ Jamie James will be paying tribute to Bowie. 21 and over, no cover before 10 p.m., and only $3 after 10 p.m. Doors for the dance party open and 9 p.m. and tribute costumes are highly encouraged.


Friday, January 15, 2016

Dance the Night Away with David Bowie

Since David Bowie's passing earlier this week, fans have been mourning in their own way and the internet has been flooded with photos, videos, and memories of what Bowie meant to them. It's no surprise that a lot of people took this loss hard. To help remember the life and influence of this amazing person, events are being set up throughout the city. We already told you about the David Bowie Tribute happening Friday night at the Redford Theatre. But there is another celebration going on tonight that we wanted to tell you about. 

If you feel like a more appropriate way to pay homage to Bowie is to dance the night away to his music, then you will want to be at the Painted Lady tonight! Fans will be coming together to dance the night away to Bowie tunes spun by DJ Sarene Dream. The bar will be serving up Bowie themed drink specials throughout the night, check out the list of drinks below. 

Rebel-Rebel $4
A shot of Rebel Yell and Hot Sauce!

The Bowie $10

A dry Bombay Sapphire Martini

Ziggy Stardust $4
A shot of Vodka, Raspberry Schnapps, and Blue Curaco, sprinkled with glitter

Panic in Detroit $5
Pint of High Life and a shot of whiskey

Admission to this amazing dance party is FREE and 21+ are welcome to attend. Things will get started around 10 p.m. For more info on this event, head over to the Facebook event page here


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Celebrate the Life of David Bowie at The Redford Theatre

This week the world lost another legend when David Bowie passed away at the age of 69. Bowie was mostly known as an amazing musician, but he also starred in quite a few films over the years. In honor of this iconic man's life, The Redford Theatre is playing two of those films this weekend.

For one night only, this Friday, January 15th, the Redford will be hosting a David Bowie Tribute. They will be playing two of his most well known films, The Labyrinth and The Man Who Fell To Earth. The Labyrinth will be shown first at 8 p.m. Then The Man Who Fell To Earth will be shown at 10:30 p.m. Check out the trailer for each film below.

Tickets are only $5 for each show. You can purchase them online here and we highly suggest you do, because we're sure these movies will both sell out. An hour before The Labyrinth begins the theatre will also be playing a compilation of video clips and music from Bowie. So make sure you get there early! 

The Redford Theatre is located at 17360 Lahser in Detroit. 

A great way to celebrate a legendary man who is gone too soon.