Get Busy: The best events and things to do in Detroit

We spotlight the best things to do around town, with a focus on connection, creativity and community.

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Tuesday, April 30

🏛 Michigan Women Forward’s most important fundraiser, “Women Up & Celebrate!” demonstrates the widespread interest in MWF’s mission to accelerate Michigan’s progress by advancing equality and opportunity for its women and girls (April 30, Cobo Center,get your tickets here)


Monday, February 18

📚 Discuss the future of education in Detroit at a networking event for emerging educators. (Feb. 18, Southwest, free, info)

🛵 Chat with other women in the mobility space at a Techstars meetup. (Feb. 18, Eastern Market, free, info)

✍️ Boost your business’ blogging game at a workshop with Karen Davis Burton. (Feb. 18, Downtown, free, info)

⚖️ Hear from activist-performance artist-author Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinh, reading from her book Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice. (Feb. 18, Midtown, free, info)

Tuesday, February 19

🍶 Get to know the ins and outs of sake at a tasting workshop. (Feb. 19, Eastern Market, $55, info)

🥁 Check out a new indie king with Kurt Vile & The Violators at the Majestic.. (Feb. 19, Midtown, $27, info)

🎸 … Or revisit an indie stalwart with Deerhunter at El Club. (Feb. 19, Southwest, $25, info)

Wednesday, February 20

🖱️ Hear from Cassandra “Sandy” Harvey and chat with other women in tech and digital fields. (Feb. 20, Downtown, $5, info)

♻️ Hear from Green New Deal supporters about their plan to promote sustainable infrastructure, community resilience and economic justice. (Feb. 20, Highland Park, free, info)

🥂 Rescheduled: Mix and mingle at the Detroit Young Professionals open house. (Feb. 20, Downtown, free, info)

©️ Protect your work and learn the basics of copyrights for authors and writers. (Feb. 20, Rivertown, free, info)

🌈 Toast the release of Pleasure Activism, a new book from Detroit author adrienne maree brown, and learn about her politics of healing and happiness. (Feb. 20, Midtown, free, info)

🔇 Take a work break at the Do Nothing Lunch to learn about how meditation can make you a more effective leader. (Feb. 20, Downtown, free, info)

🍺 Get the skinny on corporate tax incentives with a think tank discussion over beers. (Feb. 20, Downtown, free, info)

Thursday, February 21

📹 Celebrate the 50th anniversary of American Black Journal, the longest running public affairs program dedicated to the African-American experience, with host Stephen Henderson in conversation with Christy Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia. (Feb. 21, Midtown, $10, info)

🎨 Hear from Red Bull resident artists Miatta Kawinzi, Tiff Massey and Patrick Quarm discussing place, identity and how those concepts manifest in their work. (Feb. 21, Eastern Market, free, info)

🇾🇪 Listen to “Stories Never Told,” a multimedia production curated by Yemeni American social entrepreneur Hanan Ali Yahya narrating the artistic renaissance born out of Yemen’s crises. (Feb. 21, Dearborn, $5 suggested donation, info)

🖥️ Expand your reach at a lunch lesson on social media advertising with Chioke McRae, founder of digital marketing firm Root 4. (Feb. 21, Livernois and 7 Mile, $10, info)

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