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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 right now in Detroit and nearby, with a focus on connection, creativity and community.
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carol, imani, and djenaba -- three of the six founders of black bottom garden center
Black Bottom Garden Center, a co-op founded and led by six Black women in Detroit’s North End, sells plants they grew in their own gardens.
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Shows man posing with food
Food influencer Al Poe, who goes by "Detroit Pig Out," dines out more than 200 times a year only at mom-and-pop restaurants -- and shares hidden gems with thousands of followers.
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Listen, if you're going to open a sushi restaurant down the street from the legendary Noble Fish in Clawson, you better know what you're doing with raw fish. Sozai doesn't disappoint.
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Dr. Sushi started by selling fish out of his apartment. Now he dreams of opening a brick-and-mortar location.
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The Metro Times Fiction Issue collected Detroit’s best writing talent to explore the theme of “connection.”
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sunrise over detroit river
A I walked closer to the river, I saw two fire-orange orbs serving as a beacon for the early risers at the Sunrise Club - Detroit gathering.
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raffa reuther in raffa tangerine coat
With their clothing line Raffa, Raffa Reuther is determined to make clothes that affirm many body types and all gender identities.
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detoit volunteering outdoors
As Earth Day, National Volunteer Week and Arbor Day all collide, here are more than 20 ways to volunteer outside in metro Detroit all spring.
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When food that he couldn’t serve piled up at his restaurant COOP Detroit, Chef Maxcel Hardy and his culinary students worked to donate it to essential workers.
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East Eats owners
From Detroit Black Restaurant Week to dining domes and a cloud kitchen, Kwaku Osei-Bonsu of East Eats is forging his own path in food.
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ali dural solar energy detroit
During the pandemic, Ali Dirul and his company Ryter Cooperative Industries have helped Detroit neighborhoods harness renewable energy.
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Ang Adamiak spent the pandemic year shifting her nonprofit Arts & Scraps’ programming online and sending out creative supply kits.
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