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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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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