By Gary Manier – Collegiate Staff
Avoid the wind advisory and warm up at The Melting Pot with chocolate and cheese fondue. This weekend’s festivities include the Michigan premiere of a hip-hop documentary, a distillery tour and a comedy show.
The Pyramid Scheme’s Brew and View will be hosting the Michigan premiere of “Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives,” a documentary at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Stretch and Bobbito are well known radio personalities who showcased up and coming hip-hop music and culture on their show from 1990-98 on New York’s WKCR-FM. Admission is $8, and tickets can be purchased here.
Long Road Distillers, 537 Leonard St. NW, is participating in Cocktail Week by offering discounted tours of the distillery and its processes. For $10, patrons can learn about everything that goes into the making of their spirits and may take home a tasting glass with the Long Road logo on it. This event takes place from 1-2 p.m. Saturday and each tour is hosted by a knowledgeable guide that will be able to answer any questions a guest may have. Tours should be scheduled ahead, but there will be a first come, first serve waiting list. Guests are also asked to arrive at the host stand 15 minutes prior to the start of their tour and bring an ID for tasting.
The Melting Pot hosts Ballads, Blues and Broadway every Friday from 5-8 p.m. The event takes place in the fondue lounge and includes live music, half off chocolate and cheese fondue. Also on special are $5 cocktails, $4 glasses of wine and $3 beers. There is no admittance fee.
Dave Attell will be at Dr. Grins through Saturday. Grins is located on the third floor of the B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave. NW. Showtimes are 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, 5:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. The 10:30 p.m. shows are for ages 21 and up. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the B.O.B. or on their website. Dave Attell is a comedian known for his work on Comedy Central and hosting “Insomniac” and “The Gong Show.”