Hamtramck is Detroit’s own little city within a city, and while it can be annoying to spell many Detroiters still consider it their own. Thousands travel there for Packzi Day each spring and head to the Hamtramck Blowout in March, but this area has been getting a bit of press lately.
North Hamtramck is the soon to be site of Kresge Grant winners Gina Reichert and Mitch Cope’s squash/skatepark project. In case you don’t play squash and can’t do an ollie, a pop-up ping pong parlour is soon to take place every Tuesday at Skipper’s.
If you aren’t the athletic type, Hamtramck’s got tons of other kitschy culture, featuring art galleries and entertainment venues. One of many Hamtramck art galleries, Public Pool is housing Hygenic Dress League‘s latest exhibit. If you’re looking for a little humor, you can head over to Hamtown’s own independent theatre, Planet Ant, for their very affordable $5 improv on Monday nights.
If you live in the city and need a place for affordable groceries, Model D recently highlighted Hamtramck as a great place to do your shopping (though were still partial to Eastern Market on Saturday mornings) .
So if you feel like getting out of the city, while still staying within city limits, head over to Hamtown!