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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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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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paul jones iii
Paul Jones III, aka @PaulTheUrbanist, is a witty Twitter guide to Detroit urban planning, history, transit and equity issues.
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How Detroit Experience Factory has navigated the pandemic -- and found surprising benefits to virtual city tours.
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Here are some of our favorite metro Detroit bars and shop offering both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to go.
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detroit old school house party
"Old School House Party" and "Battle of the Old School," the brainchild of radio personalities Gerald McBride, Theresa “Lady T” Hill and Andre Key, is a favorite show on Detroit airwaves.
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khali sweeney
These days, Downtown Boxing Gym founder and CEO Khali Sweeney is at the gym on Detroit’s east side by 6:30 A.M to open for kids who come early in the morning, now that school is online. He stays each day until 7:30 P.M.
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carole morriseau with the healing wall work
Carole Morisseau's colorful installation, honoring victims of police brutality and inspired by travels in Brazil, is featured in the Scarab Club's landmark exhibition, "Souls of Black Folk."
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An exhibition of Detroiter Amy Sacka’s photography on declining Great Lakes ice cover, “Last Ice,” will launch on Feb. 20 at The Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle.
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roderic green
How Roderic Green, Detroit City FC soccer player, stays active in winter, and without all the team workouts.
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