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We spotlight the best (safe) things to do around Detroit, with a focus on connection, creativity and community. Yes, even in 2020.

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We spotlight the best (safe) things to do in Detroit and nearby, with a focus on connection, creativity and community. Yes, even in 2020.
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thanksgiving meals you can order from detroit restaurants and food businesses
Detroit chefs, restaurants and markets we love can help make Thanksgiving feel special, with meals to pre-order, pies that are better than homemade and nontraditional options that still feel festive.
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russ marshall photo exhibit
In the exhibition “Russ Marshall: Detroit Photographs, 1958-2008,” now on view at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the artist’s life-long project comes into view in 90 enduring black and white images.
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downtown detroit at night. sign up for the get busy newsletter, essential events and culture guide to detroit
Stay busy with Get Busy, the essential guide to Detroit culture, entertainment and things to do. Sign up for the weekly newsletter to stay in the know.
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For those who know Angela Wisniewski, owner of the Coup D’etat boutique in New Center, there’s no question that she radiates impeccable style. But for this savvy Detroit entrepreneur, fashion goes beyond clothing and accessories.
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mural at matrix theater, where electoral chaotic event will take place
Welcome to The Electoral Chaotic, where you can reflect on the role of community leaders -- or, rage-smash a cupcake.
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Detour Detroit wants to hear from you on how to create the best Detroit culture and lifestyle newsletter.
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With large indoor events still off the menu, we’ve rounded up the best discussion series, workshops, classes, performances and more from Detroit’s culture creators.
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"Growing up as a dark-skinned woman, you’re told a lot of things based on your skin tone...I thought, how do I challenge these ideas? How do I be a voice for people and be a brand that celebrates exactly how God made us?"
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If you’re looking for ways to diversify your shopping, promote equity through your wallet and support businesses that look like the communities they serve, spending your dollars at Black-owned businesses is an easy first step.
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eastern market flowers things to do in detroit
Here are some ideas for things to do in Detroit right now -- on a screen and out in the world.
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Spirit of Detroit
Keep bumping that techno. Sip wine with the stars. Test your trivia knowledge. Head to the drive-in (popcorn included)!
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Movement Festival in Detroit 2017
"The energy that happens during that festival is purely electric."
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