Society Confidential: Dads, daughters – and hair

Chuck Bennett
George Nikollaj and his 5-year- old daughter, Sophia.

Dads, daughters get chance to bond — over hair

As a dad of three young girls, 6 Salon owner George Nikollaj prioritizes spending quality time with them. “So I thought this event could be a great bonding experience for fathers and daughters,” he said, as well as “equipping men with tips on how to care and style their little girls’ hair.” On Sunday, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., 6 Salon will present, “Daddies, Daughters and Dos,” where 6 Salon will teach dads how to do simple hairstyles like braids, buns and ponytails. Bagels, juice and coffee will be served, along with a Style Survival Kit for daughters and dads to re-create looks. There’s no cost to attend, but a donation is suggested to the Bottomless Toy Chest. To reserve your spot, call the Birmingham 6 Salon at (248) 282-5600.

Location still hush-hush, but here is the chef

We tried our best to get the scoop on the top-secret location for the second annual “Underground with the Cov” pop-up dining experience on June 23 that benefits Covenant House Michigan, but organizers were extremely tight-lipped. Even guests won’t find out until 48 hours prior to the event. What we do know is that local rising chef Matt Tulpa, founder of Salt & Saffron, a pop-up dinner concept, and the recently launched ViceCream Detroit (which travels around Metro Detroit in a 1969 Gulfstream trailer) will create a special multicourse strolling supper. Tickets are $35 and available by calling (313) 463-2343. By the way, Tulpa’s introduction into the kitchen started with washing dishes at a restaurant in his hometown of Milford after his first year of college. From dishwasher to cook, he moved onto the acclaimed, now-closed Tribute Restaurant in Farmington Hills.

Julian Carmona is with his mother, Veronica Carmona. “Alter Road” is Julian Carmona’s film.

‘Alter Road’ will play alongside new Herzog film

Local young filmmaker Julian Carmona, 24, is over the moon that his documentary “Alter Road” will be screened alongside Cinetopia’s premiere of the new Werner Herzog film, “Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World.”

“ ‘Alter Road’ is a documentary talking about the eponymous road that divides Detroit and Grosse Pointe,” explains Julian. “The film’s narrative is driven by a few perspectives of people from both communities, discussing the history of the road, the kinds of barriers it represents, and possible trajectories for the neighboring communities looking forward. It is a privilege as much as it is an honor to have our documentary shown alongside that of such a renowned storyteller.”

“Lo and Behold” is the latest in a long line of impressive and poignant documentaries by Herzog. The screening takes place at the State Theater in Ann Arbor at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. “Alter Road” is a collaborative effort between Carmona, Nicole Buccalo, Marie Monark and Brittany Evans. The event is part of this year’s Cinetopia International Film Festival. General admission tickets are $12.

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