Michigan bar to require vaccination proof or negative COVID-19 test for entry
DETROIT – A Detroit bar will soon begin requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for entry to ensure “the party can continue.”Starting on July 30, Marble Bar, 1501 Holden St. in Detroit, will ask for either papers or a phone image to prove vaccination or a negative test at the door. The decision comes “due to the emergence and spread of the Delta variant” and at the same time as the Centers for Disease Control is backtracking its masking guidance. “The Delta variant has proven to be more resilient against the vaccine and more transmissible in all environments,” bar management said. Including the 12-to-15 age group, Michigan is at 53.8% fully vaccinated, and 58% at least partially vaccinated. To find a vaccine near you, visit Michigan’s COVID-19 vaccine website or go to VaccineFinder.org.mlive.com
New grant to help reimagine a Detroit neighborhood
The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is providing a grant for $48,000 towards a planning study with NW Goldberg Cares. The planned study is called “Reimagining Ferry Park.” The study is to help residents vocalize what businesses they would like to have within the commercial corridor on Ferry Park street between Holden and Lawton. So far NW Goldberg Cares has created three pocket parks, including a literary park funded by Detroit Future City. NW Goldberg Cares is a business community-led group actively seeking to maintain the viability of their neighborhood. If interested in the Reimagining Ferry Park project, you can attend any of their virtual meetings.
Detroit's Marble Bar releases dance comp to benefit out-of-work bar staff
click to enlarge Courtesy of Marble BarThe phrase “dance like no one's watching” hits much differently when in fact, due to the pandemic, we have been forced to dance at home, alone, and in our “good” sweatpants since March. But Detroit's Marble Bar is perhaps feeling the sting of an empty dancefloor the hardest, which is why they've come up with a solution to satiate our dance desires — and give their employees, who have been out of work for nearly nine months, some much-needed support.Welcome Marble Wax2Max — Marble Bar's newly launched record label, which is making its debut with an artist compilation appropriately titledThe 33-track digital album includes a mix of international artists and many “hometown Detroit heroes” with “global reputations” like Andrés, DJ Minx, Terrence Dixon, Ellen Allien, Juju & Jordash, Delano Smith, Move D, Anja Schneider, Norm Talley, Afriqua, and others. Each of the artists selected for the album has performed at Marble Bar and personally donated their music to the compilation to support the club's employees.“The club is eternally grateful for this support and sign of good faith that we will one day commune again to dance our asses off together,” the club says in a press release.is available for pre-order on Bandcamp for $15. The album drops on Friday, Dec. 11.metrotimes.com
Detroit's Marble Bar is throwing a dance party fundraiser for Bernie Sanders
On March 10, Michigan voters will get the chance to vote in the Democratic primary, which means theyll be presented with a big decision. You have plenty of options in the crowded field of contenders, but lets be real: Its Bernie or bust.Sen. Bernie Sanders is the clear Democratic Party frontrunner and arguably the only candidate who can take down Trump in a debate, which is why event organizers Ellen Vial and Mike Medow are backing the 78-year-old democratic socialist cutie and Medicare for All bulldog with a fundraiser on Leap Day featuring some dope DJ sets. Ryan Spencer and Medow will hit the decks, as will Ladylike, Kenjiro, Beige, Deon Jamar, Scott Zacharias, and Bill Spencer, along with video projections by Dance Gilbert. In addition to donating the door charge for the event, Marble Bar will donate a portion of the bar proceeds to back Bernies campaign because when they go low, we get high.metrotimes.com
Detroit Love brings 12 hours of techno to Marble Bar
PaxahauThis is a lot of Detroit techno packed under one roof. In a 12-hour span, you can hear some of the biggest DJs in the game at Marble Bar's Detroit Love, including Carl Craig, Derrick May, Stacey Pullen, Delano Smith, DJ Minx, DJ Holographic, Al Ester, Waajeed, and more, across two stages with a four-point VOID soundsystem. Stay hydrated!metrotimes.com
Detroit's 5 best music venues (that won't break the bank)
Wondering where to find the best music venues near you? Located at 1254 Michigan Ave. in Corktown, the music venue and pub is the highest-rated low-priced music venue in Detroit, boasting four stars out of 142 reviews on Yelp. Marble BarPhoto: ANA H./YelpNW Goldberg's Marble Bar, located at 1501 Holden St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced bar and music venue four stars out of 39 reviews. Hart PlazaPHOTO: DAN M./YELPHart Plaza, a landmark, historical building and music venue located downtown, is another low-priced go-to, with four stars out of 37 Yelp reviews. Dig in at the dive bar and music venue by heading over to 3930 Cass Ave.
Detroit's Marble Bar to host 12-hour party with John Acquaviva and LTJ Bukem
click to enlarge Courtesy of Marble BarIf the idea of a 12-hour party doesnt make your joints swell and eyes water with prospective exhaustion, then a 12-hour party led by Plus 8 Records co-founder and international beatmaker John Acquaviva and London-based producer LTJ Bukem is probably more valuable than a solid eight hours of shuteye. Voted best electronic music club by Metro Times readers , Marble Bar will welcome sets by Detroit mixers DJ 8en (Mark Moss), Dru Ruiz, Andrea Ghita, Special Request, Rick Wade, and EZ Rowe, with late-night ambient sets by Chuck Flask and Craig Gonzalez. Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.metrotimes.com