Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

BoxFest Detroit

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Friday + Saturday | August 17 — 25 | Black Box Theater

BoxFest Detroit is an annual play festival that showcases local women-identifying theatre directors. It has served and continues to function as a springboard for many women and their directing careers. Directors who have participated in past festivals have gone on to pursue graduate studies at highly competitive universities, become directors at professional theatres, and form their own successful theatre and production companies. 

2018 Featured Directors:
Kaitlyn Valor Bourque
Charity Clark-Anderson
Mary Conley
Gabriella Csapo
Amanda Ewing
Rebecca Godwin
Callie McKee
Kez Settle
Frannie Shepherd-Bates
Michelle Studer
Megan Wright

Every year the winner of the audience-voted best director competition is awarded the opportunity to direct a show in Planet Ant's upcoming theatre season!

In 2017 BoxFest Detroit launched a mentorship program — a portion of the festival proceeds go to support at least one director's participation in this program.

NEW IN 2018: BoxFest Detroit has officially reached non-profit status! Help us continue to grow and support the aspiring female directors in our community; donate to our Indiegogo campaign today: bit.ly/boxfestdetroit2018

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Nipflix: A Burlesque Night at the Movies | Ant Hall
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Nipflix: A Burlesque Night at the Movies | Ant Hall

Planet Ant & Black Sheep Burlesque present

NIPFLIX: A Burlesque Night at the Movies

Featuring:
Roxi DLite
Vivacious Miss Audacious
Lushes Lamoan
Hermione Stranger
Jax Nippleson
Lilith Von Tal
Dish Delish (Dee Dee Smith)
May Blush
Darryn Storm
Tommy Gun
Autumn Sage
Dotty Dart
Nicky Champagne


Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens 7p | doors 7:30p | show 8p

Tart & Friends! Rare Acoustic Set | Ghost Light immediately follows performance — free entry w/ admission to burlesque show!


$16 advance* | $20 door

*includes online service fee

Nipflix: A Burlesque Night at the Movies | Ant Hall
16.00 20.00
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Tart & Friends! Rare Acoustic Set | Ghost Light
Aug
17
9:00 PM21:00

Tart & Friends! Rare Acoustic Set | Ghost Light

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Friday | August 17 | Ghost Light

Welcoming their travelin' pal Nate Taylor to Detroit, Tart's Adam Lee Padden + Zee Bricker bring you a very special, intimate night of live music under ye olde Ghost Light:

Patrick Davy
Audra Kubat
Nate Taylor
Tart
Sugar Tradition

$5 advance | $7 door

Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 5p | doors 8p | music 9:30p

Follows Nipflix: A Burlesque Night at the Movies | Ant Hall (FREE ENTRY TO BAR SHOW W/ ADMISSION) 

Tart & Friends!
5.50

includes online service fee

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Tonight vs Everybody: Late-Night Comedy Fridays
Aug
17
10:30 PM22:30

Tonight vs Everybody: Late-Night Comedy Fridays

tonight v everybody poster .jpg

Introducing, Tonight vs Everybody: 
Late-Night Comedy Fridays at the Planet Ant Black Box Theater! 

From the people who brought you Big Time Garbage FestPrankis w/ Bart DangusChuckie FinsterRay And Laura's Comedy Showcase: March Edition!

FRIDAYS | BLACK BOX | 10p
$5 advance | $7 door

New Lineup Every Week!


Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | Funny Burger pop-up all night

Planet Ant Black Box doors 10:30p | show 11p
 

Tonight vs Everybody
5.50 7.00
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Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

BoxFest Detroit

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Friday + Saturday | August 17 — 25 | Black Box Theater

BoxFest Detroit is an annual play festival that showcases local women-identifying theatre directors. It has served and continues to function as a springboard for many women and their directing careers. Directors who have participated in past festivals have gone on to pursue graduate studies at highly competitive universities, become directors at professional theatres, and form their own successful theatre and production companies. 

2018 Featured Directors:
Kaitlyn Valor Bourque
Charity Clark-Anderson
Mary Conley
Gabriella Csapo
Amanda Ewing
Rebecca Godwin
Callie McKee
Kez Settle
Frannie Shepherd-Bates
Michelle Studer
Megan Wright

Every year the winner of the audience-voted best director competition is awarded the opportunity to direct a show in Planet Ant's upcoming theatre season!

In 2017 BoxFest Detroit launched a mentorship program — a portion of the festival proceeds go to support at least one director's participation in this program.

NEW IN 2018: BoxFest Detroit has officially reached non-profit status! Help us continue to grow and support the aspiring female directors in our community; donate to our Indiegogo campaign today: bit.ly/boxfestdetroit2018

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Emily Rose Album Release wsg. Scott Fab + Carmel Liburdi | Ant Hall
Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

Emily Rose Album Release wsg. Scott Fab + Carmel Liburdi | Ant Hall

Saturday | August 18 | Ant Hall

Emily Rose Album Release Party! 
wsg.
Scott Fab 
Carmel Liburdi

Emily Rose will mark the release of her third full-length studio album at the Ant Hall! Celebrate the highly anticipated, ‘Wake Up Brave’ as Rose uncloaks a body of work she has labored over for nearly three years. Rose will perform solo, in addition to being joined by her trio-mates Audra Kubat, and Tamara Finlay. Scott Fab and Carmel Liburdi will kick off the evening.

$8 advance* | $10 cover | $15 w/ CD

*no-fee tix @ Ant Hall box office (opens 7p M—F) 

Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens 5p | doors 7:30p | show 8p


Emily Rose Album Release
8.50

ticket price includes online service fee

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Saturday Late-Night Improv!
Aug
18
10:30 PM22:30

Saturday Late-Night Improv!

Watch The Planet Ant Farm Team and special guest troupes perform some amazing Detroit improv comedy, every Saturday night at Planet Ant's original black box theatre! 

$5 | doors 10p | Planet Ant black box

Saturday Late Night Improv
5.50
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Dominion: An Animal Rights Documentary | Ant Hall
Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

Dominion: An Animal Rights Documentary | Ant Hall

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Monday | August 20 | 7p | Ant Hall | PWYC

Hip In Detroit + Planet Ant Present

Dominion: Documentary: "an Australian documentary exposing the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through drones, hidden & handheld cameras, the feature-length film explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom." (dominionmovement.com)

100% VEGAN sustenance provided by: 
Planthropie | Chili Mustard Onions | Safflower Street

all proceeds donated to Barn Sanctuary (barnsanctuary.org)

doors + food 7p | screening 7:30p

watch the trailer @ dominionmovement.com/trailer
 

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Monday Night Improv with The Planet Ant Home Team!
Aug
20
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Improv with The Planet Ant Home Team!

MONDAYS | Black Box | 8p | $5

Improv Monday with Planet Ant is the longest-running improv show in ALL of history, ever (but don't fact check that). Every Monday night on the Ant Hall stage brings a fresh, new, hilarious night of comedy from the Planet Ant Home Team and their opening guest troupe — AND the show ALWAYS ends with our traditional (and free) Open Improv Ant Jam, where we invite YOU to come up and play! 

Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens 7p | backyard BBQ 7p | show starts 8p

8p - Opening Guest Troupe
9p - The Planet Ant Home Team
10p - The Ant Jam

Funny Burger pop-up all night | veg-friendly menu

Stick around after the show for Late-Night Movies at Ant Hall!

Monday Night Improv
5.50
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Live Storytelling on the Ant Hill
Aug
21
8:00 PM20:00

Live Storytelling on the Ant Hill

True stories, live, told by YOU. 
All are welcome to Hamtramck's Live Storytelling event on The Ant Hill!

Come listen to our storytellers, or better yet, drop your name in for your chance at 5-7 minutes on stage! 

Hosted by Mike McGettigan, The Ant Hill takes place rotating Tuesdays every month at Ghost Light Hamtramck. In the tradition of live story telling events like the Moth, Risk or Snap Judgement, The Ant Hill brings storytellers to the stage with their own stories, told live — without notes. Each "teller" will get 10-15 minutes of time to bring their unique story to life based on a theme chosen (in advance) by the host. 

To tell your story, simply arrive before the show and sign up! 

Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | Storytime begins 8p

Funny Burger pop-up all night | vegan-friendly menu

*FREE*

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Songwriter Night with Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic
Aug
21
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter Night with Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic

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Every-Other-Tuesday, Ghost Light Hamtramck brings local songwriters to the stage for a night of good vibes and great music — come with a few songs to play, or just your ears and a positive attitude ; ) 

bar opens 5p | Funny Burger pop-up 7p
songwriter sign-up 8p | music starts 9p

Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3)

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BarProv: An Improv Open Mic at Ghost Light
Aug
22
8:00 PM20:00

BarProv: An Improv Open Mic at Ghost Light

Wednesdays | 8p | FREE*

Planet Ant Presents: BARPROV — An Improv Open Mic!
Hosted by Andy Reid

Looking for stage time? 
Wanna meet some new improv pals?
Improvisors of all experience levels are welcome to take the Ghost Light stage and get their Yes, And on the last Wednesday of each month. Bring a troupe, or come alone and build one with new friends. 

Sign-ups start when the bar opens | 7p
Night concludes with a long form jam | 10p

Planet Ant Training Center students are strongly encouraged to attend! ALL PLAYERS WELCOME!

FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION — supportive onlookers ready to laugh and have some fun have a home in our audience, always! 

*free event | donations adored & accepted

Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | Funny Burger pop-up all night


Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3) non-profit
Come Early | Stay Late | Laugh Forever

**FREE**

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Karaoke Thursday at Ghost Light
Aug
23
10:00 PM22:00

Karaoke Thursday at Ghost Light

Thursdays | Ghost Light Hamtramck | FREE | 10p

KARAOKE at Ghost Light is the cherry on top of YOUR Ideal Thursday Night! 

Singing immediately follows Comedy Slice Block Party! Planet Ant Thursdays, Live at Ant Hall 

hosted by Jerry Everett + Apollo Entertainment Systems

Ghost Light Hamtramck open 7p | show in Ant Hall 7:30p
Funny Burger pop-up all night | veg-friendly menu

Come Early | Stay Late | Laugh Forever
 

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Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

BoxFest Detroit

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Friday + Saturday | August 17 — 25 | Black Box Theater

BoxFest Detroit is an annual play festival that showcases local women-identifying theatre directors. It has served and continues to function as a springboard for many women and their directing careers. Directors who have participated in past festivals have gone on to pursue graduate studies at highly competitive universities, become directors at professional theatres, and form their own successful theatre and production companies. 

2018 Featured Directors:
Kaitlyn Valor Bourque
Charity Clark-Anderson
Mary Conley
Gabriella Csapo
Amanda Ewing
Rebecca Godwin
Callie McKee
Kez Settle
Frannie Shepherd-Bates
Michelle Studer
Megan Wright

Every year the winner of the audience-voted best director competition is awarded the opportunity to direct a show in Planet Ant's upcoming theatre season!

In 2017 BoxFest Detroit launched a mentorship program — a portion of the festival proceeds go to support at least one director's participation in this program.

NEW IN 2018: BoxFest Detroit has officially reached non-profit status! Help us continue to grow and support the aspiring female directors in our community; donate to our Indiegogo campaign today: bit.ly/boxfestdetroit2018

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True Blue EP Release wsg. Gala Delicious, Dear Darkness, Girl Fight | Ghost Light
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

True Blue EP Release wsg. Gala Delicious, Dear Darkness, Girl Fight | Ghost Light

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Friday | August 24 | Ghost Light

True Blue EP Release Show!
https://soundcloud.com/truebluetunes

"Expression is a funny thing. For Berry, it’s much easier to communicate through instruments. Reoccuring themes in her songs are depression, insomnia, and betrayal or deception. She has always had a strange relationship with dreamlike states of mind and a fascination with the dark side of human nature. So, she writes about those things because they are familiar to her, but considers the words a necessary evil. The music has always been the main thing, the prime method of her expression. She wants to make people feel, not think. But while the words may not be the focus, they do help graft an opposing message to the otherwise upbeat surface of the songs, resulting in multi-layered tunes with latent meanings.

It is this which is captured on her first solo release, out on cassette this August. Berry on guitar, bass, and vocals is joined by Dina Bankole (PRIM, Casual Sweetheart) on drums, with Fred Thomas (Saturday Looks Good To Me) as the recording engineer. The next step is a tour, with another EP to come next year. The future is bright – and exceedingly true."
-Ana Gavrilovska

wsg.

Gala Delicious (burlesque performance)

Dear Darkness | deardarkness1.bandcamp.com 

GIRL FIGHT | https://girlfightdetroit.bandcamp.com/releases
Girl Fight is an energetic punk feminist duo influenced by the riot girl movement of the early 90s. With garage simplicity, the band draws their sound from acts such as Bikini Kill, The Stooges, The Cramps, and Mudhoney.

poster art by Lizzie Lottman

bar opens 7p | doors 8p | music 9:30p*
*set times subject to change

$7 advance | $10 door
adv. tickets available online (service fee applies) |
 no-fee tickets available at the Ant Hall box office after 7p M-Sat

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Tonight vs Everybody: Late-Night Comedy Fridays
Aug
24
10:30 PM22:30

Tonight vs Everybody: Late-Night Comedy Fridays

tonight v everybody poster .jpg

Introducing, Tonight vs Everybody: 
Late-Night Comedy Fridays at the Planet Ant Black Box Theater! 

From the people who brought you Big Time Garbage FestPrankis w/ Bart DangusChuckie FinsterRay And Laura's Comedy Showcase: March Edition!

FRIDAYS | BLACK BOX | 10p
$5 advance | $7 door

New Lineup Every Week!


Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | Funny Burger pop-up all night

Planet Ant Black Box doors 10:30p | show 11p
 

Tonight vs Everybody
5.50 7.00
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Aug
25
3:00 PM15:00

BoxFest Detroit

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Friday + Saturday | August 17 — 25 | Black Box Theater

BoxFest Detroit is an annual play festival that showcases local women-identifying theatre directors. It has served and continues to function as a springboard for many women and their directing careers. Directors who have participated in past festivals have gone on to pursue graduate studies at highly competitive universities, become directors at professional theatres, and form their own successful theatre and production companies. 

2018 Featured Directors:
Kaitlyn Valor Bourque
Charity Clark-Anderson
Mary Conley
Gabriella Csapo
Amanda Ewing
Rebecca Godwin
Callie McKee
Kez Settle
Frannie Shepherd-Bates
Michelle Studer
Megan Wright

Every year the winner of the audience-voted best director competition is awarded the opportunity to direct a show in Planet Ant's upcoming theatre season!

In 2017 BoxFest Detroit launched a mentorship program — a portion of the festival proceeds go to support at least one director's participation in this program.

NEW IN 2018: BoxFest Detroit has officially reached non-profit status! Help us continue to grow and support the aspiring female directors in our community; donate to our Indiegogo campaign today: bit.ly/boxfestdetroit2018

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Aug
25
9:00 PM21:00

Vernon David Trio, Spish | Ghost Light

Saturday | August 25 | Ghost Light Hamtramck

Vernon David Trio (Vernon David Music) | Spish

$5 advance* | $8 door** 
*(online service fee applies)
**FREE ENTRY w/ admission to BoxFest Detroit 2018 | Planet Ant

bar opens 7p | doors 8:30p | music 9:30p


5.50 8.00

*price includes online service fee; no refunds, returns, or exchanges; all sales are final; no physical ticket will be delivered to you; check in with ID and confirmation email at box office to be granted entry.

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Saturday Late-Night Improv!
Aug
25
10:30 PM22:30

Saturday Late-Night Improv!

Watch The Planet Ant Farm Team and special guest troupes perform some amazing Detroit improv comedy, every Saturday night at Planet Ant's original black box theatre! 

$5 | doors 10p | Planet Ant black box

Saturday Late Night Improv
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Monday Night Improv with The Planet Ant Home Team!
Aug
27
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Improv with The Planet Ant Home Team!

MONDAYS | Black Box | 8p | $5

Improv Monday with Planet Ant is the longest-running improv show in ALL of history, ever (but don't fact check that). Every Monday night on the Ant Hall stage brings a fresh, new, hilarious night of comedy from the Planet Ant Home Team and their opening guest troupe — AND the show ALWAYS ends with our traditional (and free) Open Improv Ant Jam, where we invite YOU to come up and play! 

Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens 5p | backyard BBQ 7p | show starts 8p

8p - Opening Guest Troupe
9p - The Planet Ant Home Team
10p - The Ant Jam

Funny Burger pop-up all night | veg-friendly menu

Stick around after the show for Late-Night Movies at Ant Hall!

Monday Night Improv
5.50
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Songwriter Night with Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic
Aug
28
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter Night with Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic

songwriter night poster.png

Every-Other-Tuesday, Ghost Light Hamtramck brings local songwriters to the stage for a night of good vibes and great music — come with a few songs to play, or just your ears and a positive attitude ; ) 

bar opens 5p | Funny Burger pop-up 7p
songwriter sign-up 8p | music starts 9p

Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3)

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BarProv: An Improv Open Mic at Ghost Light
Aug
29
8:00 PM20:00

BarProv: An Improv Open Mic at Ghost Light

Wednesdays | 8p | FREE*

Planet Ant Presents: BARPROV — An Improv Open Mic!
Hosted by Andy Reid

Looking for stage time? 
Wanna meet some new improv pals?
Improvisors of all experience levels are welcome to take the Ghost Light stage and get their Yes, And on the last Wednesday of each month. Bring a troupe, or come alone and build one with new friends. 

Sign-ups start when the bar opens | 7p
Night concludes with a long form jam | 10p

Planet Ant Training Center students are strongly encouraged to attend! ALL PLAYERS WELCOME!

FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION — supportive onlookers ready to laugh and have some fun have a home in our audience, always! 

*free event | donations adored & accepted

Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | Funny Burger pop-up all night


Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3) non-profit
Come Early | Stay Late | Laugh Forever

**FREE**

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Karaoke Thursday at Ghost Light
Aug
30
10:00 PM22:00

Karaoke Thursday at Ghost Light

Thursdays | Ghost Light Hamtramck | FREE | 10p

KARAOKE at Ghost Light is the cherry on top of YOUR Ideal Thursday Night! 

Singing immediately follows Comedy Slice Block Party! Planet Ant Thursdays, Live at Ant Hall 

hosted by Jerry Everett + Apollo Entertainment Systems

Ghost Light Hamtramck open 7p | show in Ant Hall 7:30p
Funny Burger pop-up all night | veg-friendly menu

Come Early | Stay Late | Laugh Forever
 

View Event →
Tonight vs Everybody: Late-Night Comedy Fridays
Aug
31
10:30 PM22:30

Tonight vs Everybody: Late-Night Comedy Fridays

tonight v everybody poster .jpg

Introducing, Tonight vs Everybody: 
Late-Night Comedy Fridays at the Planet Ant Black Box Theater! 

From the people who brought you Big Time Garbage FestPrankis w/ Bart DangusChuckie FinsterRay And Laura's Comedy Showcase: March Edition!

FRIDAYS | BLACK BOX | 10p
$5 advance | $7 door

New Lineup Every Week!


Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | Funny Burger pop-up all night

Planet Ant Black Box doors 10:30p | show 11p
 

Tonight vs Everybody
5.50 7.00
Date:
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LABOR DAY FEST Afterparty | Hildegard, Ancient Language, BAVE
Sep
2
9:00 PM21:00

LABOR DAY FEST Afterparty | Hildegard, Ancient Language, BAVE

Sunday | September 2 | Ghost Light

*OFFICIAL Hamtramck Labor Day Festival Final Night After Party*

Hildegard | Ancient Language | BAVE

$7 advance | $10 door
pre-sale tickets available online (service fee applies) 

Hildegard (NOLA/NYC)
hildegardband.com
"Two of New Orleans' most innovative young musicians, guitarist Cliff Hines and vocalist Sasha Masakowski have teamed up to create a highly ambitious musical project entitled Hildegard. The music blends a diverse array of influences (art rock, EDM, shoegaze, contemporary jazz, classical, world music, and heavy metal) to create a powerful sound that is refreshingly original and highly progressive. Compositions are delicately crafted works of art with complex harmonic and rhythmic structures providing a bed for catchy pop melodies that echo contemporary artists such as St. Vincent and Thom Yorke. As their music isn't easily categorizable, they describe their music as: A shifting landscape that explores the full spectrum of light and dark, Hildegard juxtaposes serene beauty and sonic intensity to create a dichotomous sound that is uniquely their own.” 

Ancient Language (DETROIT)
ancientlanguage.bandcamp.com
6-piece avant-garde Indie Rock band who released their newest album Hygge in June of 2018: "a collection of music we've been working on for the past 2 years. Through profound changes, relocating across the country and back again, recording and mixing everything ourselves, we slowly built the album over time, the music reflecting the changes in our lives. This is an album created by a new process, a new way of working for all of us. Whatever it was we captured, we hope it reflects something that's inside of us and that's also inside of you." 

BAVE
bave.bandcamp.com
 

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Songwriter Night with Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic
Sep
4
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter Night with Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic

songwriter night poster.png

Every-Other-Tuesday, Ghost Light Hamtramck brings local songwriters to the stage for a night of good vibes and great music — come with a few songs to play, or just your ears and a positive attitude ; ) 

bar opens 5p | Funny Burger pop-up 7p
songwriter sign-up 8p | music starts 9p

Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3)

View Event →
BarProv: An Improv Open Mic at Ghost Light
Sep
5
8:00 PM20:00

BarProv: An Improv Open Mic at Ghost Light

Wednesdays | 8p | FREE*

Planet Ant Presents: BARPROV — An Improv Open Mic!
Hosted by Andy Reid

Looking for stage time? 
Wanna meet some new improv pals?
Improvisors of all experience levels are welcome to take the Ghost Light stage and get their Yes, And on the last Wednesday of each month. Bring a troupe, or come alone and build one with new friends. 

Sign-ups start when the bar opens | 7p
Night concludes with a long form jam | 10p

Planet Ant Training Center students are strongly encouraged to attend! ALL PLAYERS WELCOME!

FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION — supportive onlookers ready to laugh and have some fun have a home in our audience, always! 

*free event | donations adored & accepted

Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | Funny Burger pop-up all night


Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3) non-profit
Come Early | Stay Late | Laugh Forever

**FREE**

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Tangle Parade EP Release wsg. Honeybabe, Volk | Ghost Light
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Tangle Parade EP Release wsg. Honeybabe, Volk | Ghost Light

Friday | September 7 | Ghost Light

Experience a rainbow of sounds including:

Tangle Parade - experimental pop
"From Anyone, For Everyone" EP Release
tangleparade.bandcamp.com

VOLK (Nashville) - High Octane Rock'n Roll, Country, Soul
"Average American Band" EP Tour
livevolk.com/index.html

Honey Babe - pyschorockjazzfunk
honeybabe.bandcamp.com/

TBD

bar opens 5p | doors 8p | music 9p

Tangle Parade EP Release
5.50 7.00

*price includes online service fee; no refunds, returns, or exchanges; all sales are final; no physical ticket will be delivered to you; check in with ID and confirmation email at box office to be granted entry.


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Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

Planet Ant's Birthday Party + 25-Year Ant-iversary Show!

Saturday | September 8 | Ant Hall

We've officially been building our colony of creativity for 25 years and can't think of a more FABULOUS reason to celebrate! 

6p | Doors / Social Hour
7p | Planet Ant-iversary Show (lineup TBA)
8p | Cocktails + Afterglow
9p | Live Music at Ghost Light HamtramckDon Duprie & The Inside Outlaws | Ryan Dillaha & The Miracle Men

More Info TBA! 

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Monday Night Improv with The Planet Ant Home Team!
Sep
10
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Improv with The Planet Ant Home Team!

MONDAYS | Black Box | 8p | $5

Improv Monday with Planet Ant is the longest-running improv show in ALL of history, ever (but don't fact check that). Every Monday night on the Ant Hall stage brings a fresh, new, hilarious night of comedy from the Planet Ant Home Team and their opening guest troupe — AND the show ALWAYS ends with our traditional (and free) Open Improv Ant Jam, where we invite YOU to come up and play! 

Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens 5p | backyard BBQ 7p | show starts 8p

8p - Opening Guest Troupe
9p - The Planet Ant Home Team
10p - The Ant Jam

Funny Burger pop-up all night | veg-friendly menu

Stick around after the show for Late-Night Movies at Ant Hall!

Monday Night Improv
5.50
Date:
Quantity:
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Songwriter Night with Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic
Sep
11
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter Night with Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic

songwriter night poster.png

Every-Other-Tuesday, Ghost Light Hamtramck brings local songwriters to the stage for a night of good vibes and great music — come with a few songs to play, or just your ears and a positive attitude ; ) 

bar opens 5p | Funny Burger pop-up 7p
songwriter sign-up 8p | music starts 9p

Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3)

View Event →
BarProv: An Improv Open Mic at Ghost Light
Sep
12
8:00 PM20:00

BarProv: An Improv Open Mic at Ghost Light

Wednesdays | 8p | FREE*

Planet Ant Presents: BARPROV — An Improv Open Mic!
Hosted by Andy Reid

Looking for stage time? 
Wanna meet some new improv pals?
Improvisors of all experience levels are welcome to take the Ghost Light stage and get their Yes, And on the last Wednesday of each month. Bring a troupe, or come alone and build one with new friends. 

Sign-ups start when the bar opens | 7p
Night concludes with a long form jam | 10p

Planet Ant Training Center students are strongly encouraged to attend! ALL PLAYERS WELCOME!

FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION — supportive onlookers ready to laugh and have some fun have a home in our audience, always! 

*free event | donations adored & accepted

Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | Funny Burger pop-up all night


Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3) non-profit
Come Early | Stay Late | Laugh Forever

**FREE**

View Event →
Monday Night Improv with The Planet Ant Home Team!
Sep
17
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Improv with The Planet Ant Home Team!

MONDAYS | Black Box | 8p | $5

Improv Monday with Planet Ant is the longest-running improv show in ALL of history, ever (but don't fact check that). Every Monday night on the Ant Hall stage brings a fresh, new, hilarious night of comedy from the Planet Ant Home Team and their opening guest troupe — AND the show ALWAYS ends with our traditional (and free) Open Improv Ant Jam, where we invite YOU to come up and play! 

Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens 5p | backyard BBQ 7p | show starts 8p

8p - Opening Guest Troupe
9p - The Planet Ant Home Team
10p - The Ant Jam

Funny Burger pop-up all night | veg-friendly menu

Stick around after the show for Late-Night Movies at Ant Hall!

Monday Night Improv
5.50
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Songwriter Night with Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic
Sep
18
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter Night with Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic

songwriter night poster.png

Every-Other-Tuesday, Ghost Light Hamtramck brings local songwriters to the stage for a night of good vibes and great music — come with a few songs to play, or just your ears and a positive attitude ; ) 

bar opens 5p | Funny Burger pop-up 7p
songwriter sign-up 8p | music starts 9p

Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3)

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BarProv: An Improv Open Mic at Ghost Light
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

BarProv: An Improv Open Mic at Ghost Light

Wednesdays | 8p | FREE*

Planet Ant Presents: BARPROV — An Improv Open Mic!
Hosted by Andy Reid

Looking for stage time? 
Wanna meet some new improv pals?
Improvisors of all experience levels are welcome to take the Ghost Light stage and get their Yes, And on the last Wednesday of each month. Bring a troupe, or come alone and build one with new friends. 

Sign-ups start when the bar opens | 7p
Night concludes with a long form jam | 10p

Planet Ant Training Center students are strongly encouraged to attend! ALL PLAYERS WELCOME!

FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION — supportive onlookers ready to laugh and have some fun have a home in our audience, always! 

*free event | donations adored & accepted

Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | Funny Burger pop-up all night


Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3) non-profit
Come Early | Stay Late | Laugh Forever

**FREE**

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Monday Night Improv with The Planet Ant Home Team!
Sep
24
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Improv with The Planet Ant Home Team!

MONDAYS | Black Box | 8p | $5

Improv Monday with Planet Ant is the longest-running improv show in ALL of history, ever (but don't fact check that). Every Monday night on the Ant Hall stage brings a fresh, new, hilarious night of comedy from the Planet Ant Home Team and their opening guest troupe — AND the show ALWAYS ends with our traditional (and free) Open Improv Ant Jam, where we invite YOU to come up and play! 

Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens 5p | backyard BBQ 7p | show starts 8p

8p - Opening Guest Troupe
9p - The Planet Ant Home Team
10p - The Ant Jam

Funny Burger pop-up all night | veg-friendly menu

Stick around after the show for Late-Night Movies at Ant Hall!

Monday Night Improv
5.50
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Songwriter Night with Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic
Sep
25
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter Night with Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic

songwriter night poster.png

Every-Other-Tuesday, Ghost Light Hamtramck brings local songwriters to the stage for a night of good vibes and great music — come with a few songs to play, or just your ears and a positive attitude ; ) 

bar opens 5p | Funny Burger pop-up 7p
songwriter sign-up 8p | music starts 9p

Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3)

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 BarProv: An Improv Open Mic at Ghost Light
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

BarProv: An Improv Open Mic at Ghost Light

Wednesdays | 8p | FREE*

Planet Ant Presents: BARPROV — An Improv Open Mic!
Hosted by Andy Reid

Looking for stage time? 
Wanna meet some new improv pals?
Improvisors of all experience levels are welcome to take the Ghost Light stage and get their Yes, And on the last Wednesday of each month. Bring a troupe, or come alone and build one with new friends. 

Sign-ups start when the bar opens | 7p
Night concludes with a long form jam | 10p

Planet Ant Training Center students are strongly encouraged to attend! ALL PLAYERS WELCOME!

FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION — supportive onlookers ready to laugh and have some fun have a home in our audience, always! 

*free event | donations adored & accepted

Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | Funny Burger pop-up all night


Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3) non-profit
Come Early | Stay Late | Laugh Forever

**FREE**

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Sep
28
8:30 PM20:30

Dos Santos, Warhorses, Asklepius | Ghost Light

Friday | September 28 | Ghost Light Hamtramck

Dos Santos | dossantoschi.com 
Warhorses | warhorses.bandcamp.com 
Asklepius | asklepius.bandcamp.com 

Dos Santos (Chicago) rounds out their month-long tour at the Ghost Light with local pals Warhorses & Asklepius! 

$7 advance* | $10 door
*online service fee applies

bar opens 7p | doors 8p | music 9:30p


7.50 11.00

*price includes online service fee; no refunds, returns, or exchanges; all sales are final; no physical ticket will be delivered to you; check in with ID and confirmation email at box office to be granted entry.

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Its Me Again: An Aparna Nancherla Tour
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Its Me Again: An Aparna Nancherla Tour

Thursday | October 25 | 7p | Ant Hall 

Let's Comedy Presents: 
It's Me Again: An Aparna Nancherla Tour

$25 General Admission | $75 VIP
aparnatourdetroit.brownpapertickets.com

doors 6p | show 7p | 18+

Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | Funny Burger pop-up all night


APARNA NANCHERLA | aparnacomedy.com
Aparna started out doing comedy in her hometown of Washington D.C. and now resides in New York City. 2016s Elles Women in Comedy Issue, featured her as one of the most exciting new voices to hit the comedy scene. She is a series regular in the debut season of Comedy Centrals Corporate and has reprised her role in season 2 of HBOs CRASHING. Aparna is also featured in the second season of Netflixs The Standups. Other television credits include Netflixs Master of None and LOVE, HBOs High Maintenance Comedy Centrals Inside Amy Schumer, appearing as a US correspondent for Daves (UK) Unspun with Matt Forde, and Hulus I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman. In 2018 she makes her feature debut in the Paul Feig movie A Simple Favor. Her TV standup appearances include Seesos stand up series Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, season 2 of Comedy Centrals Meltdown as well as Adam Devines House Party. In 2013, she made her late night stand up debut on TBSs Conanand was one of the breakout New Faces at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Her TV writing credits include Late Night with Seth Meyersas well as being a regular correspondent/writer on FXs Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.She is also an alumna of the NBC Stand Up for Diversity program and currently headlines throughout the world and has been seen at a number of festivals including Comedy Centrals Clusterfest, Portlands Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Moontower, SF Sketchfest, DCs Bentzen Ball, Outside Lands, Bonnaroo and Dublins Vodaphone Comedy Festival. Aparnas been featured on and in NPR, Readers Digest, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post Magazine, XM Radio, and Slate V. She can regularly be seen performing at the Upright Citizens Brigades in LA and NYC.Her debut album Just Putting It Out There was released in July 2016 by Tig Notaros label Bentzen Ball Records and hit the #4 on Billboard Comedy Charts.


Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3) non-profit

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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Karaoke Thursday at Ghost Light
Aug
16
10:00 PM22:00

Karaoke Thursday at Ghost Light

Thursdays | Ghost Light Hamtramck | FREE | 10p

KARAOKE at Ghost Light is the cherry on top of YOUR Ideal Thursday Night! 

Singing immediately follows Comedy Slice Block Party! Planet Ant Thursdays, Live at Ant Hall 

hosted by Jerry Everett + Apollo Entertainment Systems

Ghost Light Hamtramck open 7p | show in Ant Hall 7:30p
Funny Burger pop-up all night | veg-friendly menu

Come Early | Stay Late | Laugh Forever
 

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BarProv: An Improv Open Mic at Ghost Light
Aug
15
8:00 PM20:00

BarProv: An Improv Open Mic at Ghost Light

Wednesdays | 8p | FREE*

Planet Ant Presents: BARPROV — An Improv Open Mic!
Hosted by Andy Reid

Looking for stage time? 
Wanna meet some new improv pals?
Improvisors of all experience levels are welcome to take the Ghost Light stage and get their Yes, And on the last Wednesday of each month. Bring a troupe, or come alone and build one with new friends. 

Sign-ups start when the bar opens | 7p
Night concludes with a long form jam | 10p

Planet Ant Training Center students are strongly encouraged to attend! ALL PLAYERS WELCOME!

FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION — supportive onlookers ready to laugh and have some fun have a home in our audience, always! 

*free event | donations adored & accepted

Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | Funny Burger pop-up all night


Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3) non-profit
Come Early | Stay Late | Laugh Forever

**FREE**

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Training Center Student Showcase
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Training Center Student Showcase

Every semester at the Planet Ant Training Center culminates in a LIVE performance from our fabulous students! Class troupes from our beginning to advanced levels will perform 30-min. sets (some for their first time!) of improv games for an adoring and supportive audience (ahem, that's you) — and, every showcase ends with a massive open improv jam where anyone can jump onstage to play! 

$5 entry | seating 6:30p | show 7p

OPENING EARLY FOR THE SHOW!
Ghost Light Hamtramck | Funny Burger 

Come Early | Stay Late | Laugh Forever
 

Student Showcase
5.50
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Songwriter Night with Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic
Aug
14
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter Night with Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic

songwriter night poster.png

Every-Other-Tuesday, Ghost Light Hamtramck brings local songwriters to the stage for a night of good vibes and great music — come with a few songs to play, or just your ears and a positive attitude ; ) 

bar opens 5p | Funny Burger pop-up 7p
songwriter sign-up 8p | music starts 9p

Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3)

View Event →
Monday Night Improv with The Planet Ant Home Team!
Aug
13
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Improv with The Planet Ant Home Team!

MONDAYS | Black Box | 8p | $5

Improv Monday with Planet Ant is the longest-running improv show in ALL of history, ever (but don't fact check that). Every Monday night on the Ant Hall stage brings a fresh, new, hilarious night of comedy from the Planet Ant Home Team and their opening guest troupe — AND the show ALWAYS ends with our traditional (and free) Open Improv Ant Jam, where we invite YOU to come up and play! 

Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens 5p | backyard BBQ 7p | show 8p

8p - Opening Guest Troupe
9p - The Planet Ant Home Team
10p - The Ant Jam

Funny Burger pop-up all night | veg-friendly menu

Stick around after the show for Late-Night Movies at Ant Hall!

Monday Night Improv
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Saturday Late-Night Improv!
Aug
11
10:30 PM22:30

Saturday Late-Night Improv!

Watch The Planet Ant Farm Team and special guest troupes perform some amazing Detroit improv comedy, every Saturday night at Planet Ant's original black box theatre! 

$5 | doors 10p | Planet Ant black box

Saturday Late Night Improv
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Seminole HIlls, Strange Flavors, Sivle | Ghost Light
Aug
11
9:00 PM21:00

Seminole HIlls, Strange Flavors, Sivle | Ghost Light

seminole hills poster.jpg

Saturday | August 11 | Ghost Light

Seminole Hills (Warren)

Strange Flavors (Ypsi)

SIVLE (D.C.)

$5 advance | $8 door

bar opens 7p | doors 9p | music 10p*

*immediately follows Shark Tank: the Musical at Ant Hall (FREE ENTRY TO BAR SHOW W/ ADMISSION)  

Seminole Hills, Strange Flavors, Sivle | Ghost Light
5.50 8.00

*price includes online service fee; no refunds, returns, or exchanges; all sales are final; no physical ticket will be delivered to you; check in with ID and confirmation email at box office to be granted entry.


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Shark Tank: The Musical
Aug
11
8:00 PM20:00

Shark Tank: The Musical

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August 10 + 11 | Ant Hall | 8p

Annoyance Theatre & Bar (Chicago) bring their hit original musical parody to Planet Ant

Shark Tank: the Musical

Written by Jennifer Estlin + Greg Ott | Music by Lisa McQueen
Directed by Duke Harbison | Music Direction by Matthew Pollack

Ever watch the tv show Shark Tank and think, “that show would make a great musical"...?

Well, your friends at The Annoyance did. A great cast of Annoyance regulars play your favorite sharks Mark, Daymond, Kevin, Lori, Barbara, and Robert; along with all kinds of characters and their crazy pitches as they try to land a deal. Come with some good ideas, because you just might find that you’re pitching, too! Never seen the show? You’ll end up a fan!

Featuring:
Jennifer Estlin
Dan Jessup
Jonathan Keaton
Ryan Douglas Livingston
Jon Matteson
Mick Napier
Greg Ott
Charles Clark Pettitt
Brittany Flynn
Hannah Ingle

**Please note: this parody does not conform to the language requirements of the FCC for television.**

About The Annoyance: 
For 30 years, The Annoyance Theatre has created some of Chicago’s finest comedy. Home of the longest running musical Co-ed Prison Sluts, The Annoyance uses improvisation to create new and original plays, musicals, sketch-comedy and more in a vibrant, uncensored atmosphere. The Annoyance has created over 250 shows, comprised of improvisation, sketch, full-length plays, cabaret, and full-length musicals. Hundreds of people have performed in Annoyance shows, and you see many of them today on stage, in films, and on television.
(learn more at theannoyance.com

LIMITED DETROIT RUN — ONLY TWO PERFORMANCES! 
8/10 + 8/11 | Friday + Saturday | 8p

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Aug
11
7:30 PM19:30

Speak Up, Speak Out | DATC Second Stage at Planet Ant

speak up speak out promo.jpg

Friday + Saturday | August 10 + 11 | 7:30p | Black Box Theater

Directed by Shannon Grant | Asst. Directed by Stephanie Stoiko + Kaitlin Fazio | Movement by Maria Simpkins | Produced by Brent Brozek
 


The DATC Presents, "Speak Up, Speak Out" — a collection of stories surrounding the #MeToo movement. This spoken word cabaret gives insight into the relevant culture, emotions, and situations experienced by people from all walks of life. In this show, we highlight and showcase individual perspectives by featuring collaborative work built by the ensemble. This is our call to action and awareness. Walking away, we want people to have a deeper understanding and to feel empowered. Awareness is the first step towards empathy. Will you join us in the call? Will you speak up and speak out? 

Featuring:
Maria Simpkins
Mackenzie Grosse
Amber Nicole Price
Kristina Camaj
Maya Gangadharan

Tickets Live @ thedatc.org/second-stage | $15* 

*FREE ENTRY TO LATE-NIGHT COMEDY WITH TICKET! 
Friday performance followed by Tonight vs Everybody: Late-Night Stand-Up | Planet Ant Black Box 
Saturday performance followed by Saturday Night Improv w/ the The Planet Ant Farm Team

Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 5p | Black Box Theater Doors 7p | Show 7:30p

Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3) non-profit

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Tonight vs Everybody: Late-Night Comedy Fridays
Aug
10
10:30 PM22:30

Tonight vs Everybody: Late-Night Comedy Fridays

tonight v everybody poster .jpg

Introducing, Tonight vs Everybody: 
Late-Night Comedy Fridays at the Planet Ant Black Box Theater! 

From the people who brought you Big Time Garbage FestPrankis w/ Bart DangusChuckie FinsterRay And Laura's Comedy Showcase: March Edition!

FRIDAYS | BLACK BOX | 10p
$5 advance | $7 door

New Lineup Every Week!


Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | Funny Burger pop-up all night

Planet Ant Black Box doors 10:30p | show 11p
 

Tonight vs Everybody
5.50 7.00
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Shark Tank: The Musical
Aug
10
8:00 PM20:00

Shark Tank: The Musical

Shark Tank 5.jpg

August 10 + 11 | Ant Hall | 8p

Annoyance Theatre & Bar (Chicago) bring their hit original musical parody to Planet Ant

Shark Tank: the Musical

Written by Jennifer Estlin + Greg Ott | Music by Lisa McQueen
Directed by Duke Harbison | Music Direction by Matthew Pollack

Ever watch the tv show Shark Tank and think, “that show would make a great musical"...?

Well, your friends at The Annoyance did. A great cast of Annoyance regulars play your favorite sharks Mark, Daymond, Kevin, Lori, Barbara, and Robert; along with all kinds of characters and their crazy pitches as they try to land a deal. Come with some good ideas, because you just might find that you’re pitching, too! Never seen the show? You’ll end up a fan!

Featuring:
Jennifer Estlin
Dan Jessup
Jonathan Keaton
Ryan Douglas Livingston
Jon Matteson
Mick Napier
Greg Ott
Charles Clark Pettitt
Brittany Flynn
Hannah Ingle

**Please note: this parody does not conform to the language requirements of the FCC for television.**

About The Annoyance: 
For 30 years, The Annoyance Theatre has created some of Chicago’s finest comedy. Home of the longest running musical Co-ed Prison Sluts, The Annoyance uses improvisation to create new and original plays, musicals, sketch-comedy and more in a vibrant, uncensored atmosphere. The Annoyance has created over 250 shows, comprised of improvisation, sketch, full-length plays, cabaret, and full-length musicals. Hundreds of people have performed in Annoyance shows, and you see many of them today on stage, in films, and on television.
(learn more at theannoyance.com

LIMITED DETROIT RUN — ONLY TWO PERFORMANCES! 
8/10 + 8/11 | Friday + Saturday | 8p

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Aug
10
7:30 PM19:30

Speak Up, Speak Out | DATC Second Stage at Planet Ant

speak up speak out promo.jpg

Friday + Saturday | August 10 + 11 | 7:30p | Black Box Theater

Directed by Shannon Grant | Asst. Directed by Stephanie Stoiko + Kaitlin Fazio | Movement by Maria Simpkins | Produced by Brent Brozek
 


The DATC Presents, "Speak Up, Speak Out" — a collection of stories surrounding the #MeToo movement. This spoken word cabaret gives insight into the relevant culture, emotions, and situations experienced by people from all walks of life. In this show, we highlight and showcase individual perspectives by featuring collaborative work built by the ensemble. This is our call to action and awareness. Walking away, we want people to have a deeper understanding and to feel empowered. Awareness is the first step towards empathy. Will you join us in the call? Will you speak up and speak out? 

Featuring:
Maria Simpkins
Mackenzie Grosse
Amber Nicole Price
Kristina Camaj
Maya Gangadharan

Tickets Live @ thedatc.org/second-stage | $15* 

*FREE ENTRY TO LATE-NIGHT COMEDY WITH TICKET! 
Friday performance followed by Tonight vs Everybody: Late-Night Stand-Up | Planet Ant Black Box 
Saturday performance followed by Saturday Night Improv w/ the The Planet Ant Farm Team

Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 5p | Black Box Theater Doors 7p | Show 7:30p

Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3) non-profit

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Karaoke Thursday at Ghost Light
Aug
9
10:00 PM22:00

Karaoke Thursday at Ghost Light

Thursdays | Ghost Light Hamtramck | FREE | 10p

KARAOKE at Ghost Light is the cherry on top of YOUR Ideal Thursday Night! 

Singing immediately follows Comedy Slice Block Party! Planet Ant Thursdays, Live at Ant Hall 

hosted by Jerry Everett + Apollo Entertainment Systems

Ghost Light Hamtramck open 7p | show in Ant Hall 7:30p
Funny Burger pop-up all night | veg-friendly menu

Come Early | Stay Late | Laugh Forever
 

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BarProv: An Improv Open Mic at Ghost Light
Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

BarProv: An Improv Open Mic at Ghost Light

Wednesdays | 8p | FREE*

Planet Ant Presents: BARPROV — An Improv Open Mic!
Hosted by Andy Reid

Looking for stage time? 
Wanna meet some new improv pals?
Improvisors of all experience levels are welcome to take the Ghost Light stage and get their Yes, And on the last Wednesday of each month. Bring a troupe, or come alone and build one with new friends. 

Sign-ups start when the bar opens | 7p
Night concludes with a long form jam | 10p

Planet Ant Training Center students are strongly encouraged to attend! ALL PLAYERS WELCOME!

FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION — supportive onlookers ready to laugh and have some fun have a home in our audience, always! 

*free event | donations adored & accepted

Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | Funny Burger pop-up all night


Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3) non-profit
Come Early | Stay Late | Laugh Forever

**FREE**

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George CoStand-Up: Comedy Night at Ghost Light
Aug
7
9:00 PM21:00

George CoStand-Up: Comedy Night at Ghost Light

georgecostandup.jpg

Second Tuesdays | Ghost Light Hamtramck | FREE

Monthly Stand-Up Comedy Showcase

HOST: 
Brett Mercer

New Line-up every month!

Go Give George CoStandup a like to stay up to date on our happenings, and to submit your act! 

Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens 7p | Stand-Up starts 9p

Funny Burger pop-up all night (veg-friendly menu) 
 

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Monday Night Improv with The Planet Ant Home Team!
Aug
6
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Improv with The Planet Ant Home Team!

MONDAYS | Black Box | 8p | $5

Improv Monday with Planet Ant is the longest-running improv show in ALL of history, ever (but don't fact check that). Every Monday night on the Ant Hall stage brings a fresh, new, hilarious night of comedy from the Planet Ant Home Team and their opening guest troupe — AND the show ALWAYS ends with our traditional (and free) Open Improv Ant Jam, where we invite YOU to come up and play! 

Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens 5p | backyard BBQ 7p | show 8p

8p - Opening Guest Troupe
9p - The Planet Ant Home Team
10p - The Ant Jam

Funny Burger pop-up all night | veg-friendly menu

Stick around after the show for Late-Night Movies at Ant Hall!

Monday Night Improv
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Gender Bender | Ghost Light
Aug
5
9:00 PM21:00

Gender Bender | Ghost Light

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Sunday | August 5 | Ghost Light | $5 door

Sam Meier + Ian Sparkle Present: 

| G E N D E R | B E N D E R |

"A night of drag performances, spanning the gender spectrum; fabulously transitioning into hynotic/erotic/judgement-free dancing, beauty, and style."

! DRESS 2 IMPRESS ! 

feat. CRUCE-PETTYCASH-ISABELLA DiBLASSIO

PERFORMERS TBA

**This event is open to all types of gender performers! If you or someone you know is interested in submitting for a slot, please email Sam at sam.meier93@gmail.com with your stage name and a brief summary of your act. You will be contacted after that with further application materials**

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Saturday Late-Night Improv!
Aug
4
10:30 PM22:30

Saturday Late-Night Improv!

Watch The Planet Ant Farm Team and special guest troupes perform some amazing Detroit improv comedy, every Saturday night at Planet Ant's original black box theatre! 

$5 | doors 10p | Planet Ant black box

Saturday Late Night Improv
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The Daedalus 2 Mission: A Space Opera | ENCORE WEEKEND
Aug
4
8:00 PM20:00

The Daedalus 2 Mission: A Space Opera | ENCORE WEEKEND

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! 

Planet Ant Presents an ENCORE WEEKEND of The Daedalus 2 Mission: A Space Opera

(The New Galactic Rock Fantasy)


Created by Jim Territo

When does Artificial Intelligence stop being artificial? Follow a team of A.I. space probes on a journey of discovery, loss, and affirmation at the edge of space and time.

Music by Jim Territo | Lyrics by Jim & Joe Territo

Direction by Rachel Biber | Musical Direction by Jim Territo
Costumes by Michael Ameloot

Featuring:
Paco Higdon (Captain)
Maya Gangadharan (Navigation)
Willa Rae Adamo (Artillery)
Jack Bennett (Analysis)
Hannah Taubitz (Maintenance)
Tiaja Sabrie (Recon. / Comm.)
Victoria Rose Weatherspoon (Recon. / Comm.)
Rollo Michael Rollin (Black Box) 
 


Ant Hall | Hamtramck
August 3 + 4 | Friday & Saturday | 8p

The Daedalus 2 Mission
22.00
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Aug
4
8:00 PM20:00

The Ant Process: Double Feature

Friday + Saturday | July 27 + 28 | August 3 + 4 | Black Box | $20

TWO back-to-back original shows*, created using the Planet Ant Process. Characters initially developed and explored with the director are used to improvise relationships, plot points, scenes and bits until story begins to develop. Scenes are then written by the cast and director, rehearsed and performed as an original Planet Ant one-act comedy.

*show rotates weekly

______________________________________________

"Darlinda Does Downriver"

Directed by: Mike McGettigan

Stage Manager: Matthew Morley

Synopsis:
Darlinda travels from Tennessee and insinuates herself into her estranged downriver cousin's family only to find herself inexorably mixed up in the lives of two wannabe rappers and a peculiar orphan.

Written by | Featuring:
Anthony Douglas | Michael Duprey | Audra Jantz | Amy Oprean | Thomas Zachary Stineman | Mike McGettigan

______________________________________________

"Pretty As You Please"

Directed by Shawn Handlon 

The death of Esmeralda, a circus fortune teller, starts a series of events that transforms the broken lives of a minor league hockey mascot, a former champion long jumper and a defunct grunge folk duo. If all goes as the deceased mystic has planned, the biggest mistake of her life will be remedied and her daughter will find... (pause for dramatic effect) illumination.

Written by | Featuring:
Tony DeRosa | Adam Fuller | Nick Latimer | Alex Meitz | Kyle O'Neil
 

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Tonight vs Everybody: Late-Night Comedy Fridays
Aug
3
10:30 PM22:30

Tonight vs Everybody: Late-Night Comedy Fridays

tonight v everybody poster .jpg

Introducing, Tonight vs Everybody: 
Late-Night Comedy Fridays at the Planet Ant Black Box Theater! 

From the people who brought you Big Time Garbage FestPrankis w/ Bart DangusChuckie FinsterRay And Laura's Comedy Showcase: March Edition!

FRIDAYS | BLACK BOX | 10p
$5 advance | $7 door

New Lineup Every Week!


Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | Funny Burger pop-up all night

Planet Ant Black Box doors 10:30p | show 11p
 

Tonight vs Everybody
5.50 7.00
Date:
Quantity:
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Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

The Ant Process: Double Feature

Thursday, Friday + Saturday | July 27 — August 4 | Black Box | $20

TWO back-to-back original shows*, created using the Planet Ant Process. Characters initially developed and explored with the director are used to improvise relationships, plot points, scenes and bits until story begins to develop. Scenes are then written by the cast and director, rehearsed and performed as an original Planet Ant one-act comedy.

*show rotates weekly

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"Darlinda Does Downriver"

Directed by: Mike McGettigan

Stage Manager: Matthew Morley

Synopsis:
Darlinda travels from Tennessee and insinuates herself into her estranged downriver cousin's family only to find herself inexorably mixed up in the lives of two wannabe rappers and a peculiar orphan.

Written by | Featuring:
Anthony Douglas | Michael Duprey | Audra Jantz | Amy Oprean | Thomas Zachary Stineman | Mike McGettigan

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"Pretty As You Please"

Directed by Shawn Handlon 

The death of Esmeralda, a circus fortune teller, starts a series of events that transforms the broken lives of a minor league hockey mascot, a former champion long jumper and a defunct grunge folk duo. If all goes as the deceased mystic has planned, the biggest mistake of her life will be remedied and her daughter will find... (pause for dramatic effect) illumination.

Written by | Featuring:
Tony DeRosa | Adam Fuller | Nick Latimer | Alex Meitz | Kyle O'Neil
 

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The Daedalus 2 Mission: A Space Opera | ENCORE WEEKEND
Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

The Daedalus 2 Mission: A Space Opera | ENCORE WEEKEND

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! 

Planet Ant Presents an ENCORE WEEKEND of The Daedalus 2 Mission: A Space Opera

(The New Galactic Rock Fantasy)


Created by Jim Territo

When does Artificial Intelligence stop being artificial? Follow a team of A.I. space probes on a journey of discovery, loss, and affirmation at the edge of space and time.

Music by Jim Territo | Lyrics by Jim & Joe Territo

Direction by Rachel Biber | Musical Direction by Jim Territo
Costumes by Michael Ameloot

Featuring:
Paco Higdon (Captain)
Maya Gangadharan (Navigation)
Willa Rae Adamo (Artillery)
Jack Bennett (Analysis)
Hannah Taubitz (Maintenance)
Tiaja Sabrie (Recon. / Comm.)
Victoria Rose Weatherspoon (Recon. / Comm.)
Rollo Michael Rollin (Black Box) 
 


Ant Hall | Hamtramck
August 3 + 4 | Friday & Saturday | 8p

The Daedalus 2 Mission
22.00
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Karaoke Thursday at Ghost Light
Aug
2
10:00 PM22:00

Karaoke Thursday at Ghost Light

Thursdays | Ghost Light Hamtramck | FREE | 10p

KARAOKE at Ghost Light is the cherry on top of YOUR Ideal Thursday Night! 

Singing immediately follows Comedy Slice Block Party! Planet Ant Thursdays, Live at Ant Hall 

hosted by Jerry Everett + Apollo Entertainment Systems

Ghost Light Hamtramck open 7p | show in Ant Hall 7:30p
Funny Burger pop-up all night | veg-friendly menu

Come Early | Stay Late | Laugh Forever
 

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Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Ant Process: Double Feature

Thursday, Friday + Saturday | July 27 — August 4 | Black Box | $20

TWO back-to-back original shows*, created using the Planet Ant Process. Characters initially developed and explored with the director are used to improvise relationships, plot points, scenes and bits until story begins to develop. Scenes are then written by the cast and director, rehearsed and performed as an original Planet Ant one-act comedy.

*show rotates weekly

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"Darlinda Does Downriver"

Directed by: Mike McGettigan

Stage Manager: Matthew Morley

Synopsis:
Darlinda travels from Tennessee and insinuates herself into her estranged downriver cousin's family only to find herself inexorably mixed up in the lives of two wannabe rappers and a peculiar orphan.

Written by | Featuring:
Anthony Douglas | Michael Duprey | Audra Jantz | Amy Oprean | Thomas Zachary Stineman | Mike McGettigan

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"Pretty As You Please"

Directed by Shawn Handlon 

The death of Esmeralda, a circus fortune teller, starts a series of events that transforms the broken lives of a minor league hockey mascot, a former champion long jumper and a defunct grunge folk duo. If all goes as the deceased mystic has planned, the biggest mistake of her life will be remedied and her daughter will find... (pause for dramatic effect) illumination.

Written by | Featuring:
Tony DeRosa | Adam Fuller | Nick Latimer | Alex Meitz | Kyle O'Neil
 

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BarProv: An Improv Open Mic at Ghost Light
Aug
1
8:00 PM20:00

BarProv: An Improv Open Mic at Ghost Light

Wednesdays | 8p | FREE*

Planet Ant Presents: BARPROV — An Improv Open Mic!
Hosted by Andy Reid

Looking for stage time? 
Wanna meet some new improv pals?
Improvisors of all experience levels are welcome to take the Ghost Light stage and get their Yes, And on the last Wednesday of each month. Bring a troupe, or come alone and build one with new friends. 

Sign-ups start when the bar opens | 7p
Night concludes with a long form jam | 10p

Planet Ant Training Center students are strongly encouraged to attend! ALL PLAYERS WELCOME!

FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION — supportive onlookers ready to laugh and have some fun have a home in our audience, always! 

*free event | donations adored & accepted

Ghost Light Hamtramck opens 7p | Funny Burger pop-up all night


Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3) non-profit
Come Early | Stay Late | Laugh Forever

**FREE**

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Songwriter Night with Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic
Jul
31
8:00 PM20:00

Songwriter Night with Dave Toennies: A Ghost Light Open Mic

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Every-Other-Tuesday, Ghost Light Hamtramck brings local songwriters to the stage for a night of good vibes and great music — come with a few songs to play, or just your ears and a positive attitude ; ) 

bar opens 5p | Funny Burger pop-up 7p
songwriter sign-up 8p | music starts 9p

Presented by Planet Ant | a 501(c)(3)

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Monday Night Improv with The Planet Ant Home Team!
Jul
30
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Improv with The Planet Ant Home Team!

MONDAYS | Ant Hall | 8p | $5

Improv Monday with Planet Ant is the longest-running improv show in ALL of history, ever (but don't fact check that). Every Monday night on the Ant Hall stage brings a fresh, new, hilarious night of comedy from the Planet Ant Home Team and their opening guest troupe — AND the show ALWAYS ends with our traditional (and free) Open Improv Ant Jam, where we invite YOU to come up and play! 

Ghost Light Hamtramck bar opens 7p | show starts 8p

8p - Opening Guest Troupe
9p - The Planet Ant Home Team
10p - The Ant Jam

Funny Burger pop-up all night | veg-friendly menu

Stick around after the show for Late-Night Movies at Ant Hall!

Monday Night Improv
5.50
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Saturday Late-Night Improv!
Jul
28
10:30 PM22:30

Saturday Late-Night Improv!

Watch The Planet Ant Farm Team and special guest troupes perform some amazing Detroit improv comedy, every Saturday night at Planet Ant's original black box theatre! 

$5 | doors 10p | Planet Ant black box

Saturday Late Night Improv
5.50
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